Descendants of Jacques Cossart and Rachel Gelton


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1. Rachel Gelton 1,2,3,4,5,6 was born in 1610 in Liege, Belgium,1,3 died WFT Est 1598-16644 at age -12, and was buried in Holland.7,8 Other names for Rachel were Rachael Gelton,1,2,3,9 Rachelle Gelton, Rachelle Gelton 1,2., and3

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Death: 10 Probably in Leyden, Holland

• Alt. Birth: 1610. 8 Frankenthal, Bavaria, Germany

Rachel married Jacques Cossart Sr. 1,3,4,5,6,9,11,12,13 in 1631 in Leige, Belgium 2.,3 Jacques was born in 1595 in Normandy, France3,5,6,11,12 and died in 1681 in Leyden, , , Holland9,10 at age 86. Another name for Jacques was Jacques Jocques Cossart 1,3,9,11,12.,13

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 1620. 2,3 Leige, Belgium

General Notes:

[Source: H6741.GED]

The Cossart Family ( variously spelled Cosart, Sosat Cosad, Cozard, Cozad, etc..

This well know family is connected with several countries and this in part accounts for the numerous spellings of the name. The first Jacques Cossart whom we know of lived in Picardy in Normandie or Bretagne, France. He married Rachel Gelton. The family left France in 1662 and settled in the Dutch Colony of New Amsterdam. The name was spelled there Cossart, Cossard, Cozart. In France it was Cossart, Cozad, Cosad. In Ohio they favored Cozard. In Illinois, Cossart or Cossard, in Arkansas Cozard and in North Carolina Cozart. Thus we have such a variety of spellings that one wonders how the name Cozad finally evolved.

At any rate, this Cossart family was a well known Huguenot family which is mention in various Huguenot publications. See Baird's Huguenots Volume 1, Page 183.

The family became loyal Americans and various members took part in the Revolution. In 1771 Anthony and his sons took part in the Regulator Movement that terminated in the Battle of Alance. Their names are on the honor rolls of North Carolina, New York and New Jersey. Roccoa Cozart, Peter Forney Chapter of D. A. R., Alabama write: " But where ever they went they fought Indians or British and made good settlers and citizens."

Jacques Cossart II came to New Jersey with his wife, Lydia Williams and two children 18 monts and 2 years. (Early Germans in New Jersey Chambers, Page 308) from New Amsterdam. From these two states they spred out wherever pioneers went.

This family suffered greatly by the Britian during the Revolutionary War.

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Jacques and Rachel were descendents of Huguenots who fled from France in the 16th century and settled in the Netherlands. They were probably born there. We do know that they were living in Amsterdam in 1632, because their daughter, Racile, was baptised in the Huguenot church there, on June 24th of that year. Their son Jacques, who came to America in 1662, was born and baptised in Leyden, Netherlands, on May 20th, 1639.

Source: Kevin N. Dye <kdye@kdye.com>
http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&id=I1209 &db=kdye

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[Source: Cozad Family Genealogy, http://www.wizard.com/~hawki/cozad.html, 11 February 2000]

Jacques Cossart, Sr. was born c. 1595, probably in Picardy, France, to a Huguenot family. Relations between the protestant Huguenots and the Roman Catholics were, once again, deteriorating and the Cossart family, like many others, fled the ensuing persecution. They ended up in the Netherlands, which had a much more permissive attitude towards religous freedom. Jacques married Rachel Gelton, who was born c. 1610, probably in Liege, Belgium. While living in Leiden, they were known to have had two children: Rachelle (b. 1632) and Jacques (b. 1639). It is unknown what became of Rachelle. Jacques Jr. married Lydia Villman in Frankenthal, Germany in 1656. The trail of Jacques Sr. and Rachel Gelton fades after the birth of Jacques Jr. One biography of Jacques Sr. reports that, at one time, there was a statue in his honor in Leiden.

Jacques Cossart, Jr. and Lydia Villman had three daughters baptised at the Walloon Church in Frankenthal, Germany. Sometime after the birth of the third daughter, Susannah, in January 1660/1, Jacques and Lydia moved back to Leiden where they lived until October 1662. The couple and two children left Leiden in October 1662 on the ship 'Der Pumerlander Kerck' bound for New Amsterdam. They were accepted as members of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam on April 1, 1663. In October 1664, Jacques signed an oath of allegience to England. Soon after, Jacques (the Dutch called him Jacob) became the tax collector for the city of New York. Around 1675 Jacques and several other Huguenots moved from Manhattan to Bushwick, Long Island (currently part of Brooklyn) and set up a home. Jacques died around 1685. It is reported that Jacques Jr.'s portrait hangs in the Astor Library in New York City. Lydia remarried around 1687 to Charles de Niseau, who was originally from Burgundy, France. She died sometime after 1697.

Jacques and Lydia had 7 children. Information is not available on three daughters (perhaps they died young?). Jannetje married Jacobus Goelet and started the very wealthy New York family of that name. Jacques Cossart, III married Anna Maria Springsteen and moved to Long Island. The bulk of the American Cossart descendents come from David and (my ancestor) Anthony Cossart. David and his wife, Styntie Van Hoorn, eventually moved to Somerset County, NJ. The most famous descendent of David is the American painter Mary Cassatt. Anthony and his wife, Elizabeth Valentine, moved to Somerset County, NJ. The most famous descendent of Anthony is also a painter, Robert Henri.

Noted events in his life were:

• Fact 1: 14 McKee: Says Jacques moved to Holland (1-2 generations)

• Fact 2: 15 Darrell DeWayne Lee: Says place of birth was Picardy, France

• Fact 3: 10 Pamela S. Wilson: Also gives place of birth as Picardy, France in 1595

• Fact 4: 1595. 16 Came from Norm____ from Holland

• Fact 5: 1662. 16 Came to America on the "Purmulander Kerck" in 1662

• Fact 6: 9 Member of distinguished Huguenot (merchant) family

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1595. 3,11,12,14 Normandy, France

• Alt. Birth: 1595. 14 *Leige, Belgium or Picardy, France?

• Alt. Birth: 1595. 1,3 La Rochelle, France

• Alt. Birth: 1595. 2,3 Liege, Liege, Belgium

• Alt. Birth: 1595. 3,9,13 Northern France

• Moved: Between 1630 and 1639. 11 Leyden, Holland

• Alt. Death: 1681, Leyden, Holland Or Picardy, France?. 3

• Alt. Death: 9,10 Probably in Leyden, Holland

Children from this marriage were:

   2 F    i. Rachelle Cossart 3,10,12 was born on 24 Jun 1632 in Noord, Holland, Netherlands.3

+ 3 M    ii. Jacques Cossart Jr. 1,3,9,11,12,13 was born in 1639 in Leyden, Holland1,3 and died in 1685 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York1,3 at age 46.

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3. Jacques Cossart Jr. 1,3,9,11,12,13 was born in 1639 in Leyden, Holland1,3 and died in 1685 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York1,3 at age 46. Other names for Jacques were Jacques Cassart,1,3,4,5,6,9,11,12,13,17,18,19 Jacques Cossart Jacques Cassart II, Jacques Jocques (Jacob) Cossart,1,3,9,11,12,13 Jocques Cossart, Jocques Cossort Jr. 2., and3

General Notes:

[Source: The Early Germans of New Jersey; Their History, Churches and Genealogies]

COSAD.

JACQUE COSSART, prob. from Picardy, in Normandie or Bretagne, France. about 1657, with two children (of the ages, 18 months and 3 years) and wife Lydia. (Baird's Huguenots Vol. 1, p. 183). Another authority says they came to this country in 1663 by way of the river Delaware. The name is variously spelled Coesart, Co****sart; he had children:

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[Source: Brψderbund WFT Vol. 13, Ed. 1, Tree #2404, Date of Import: Jul 26, 1999]

Emigrated from Leyden, Holland, to Brooklyn, New York, in 1662 (Colonial and Revolutonary Lineages in America, vol. 2, p 107)[Source: Unknown]

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It is reported that he left his native country about 1657 with his wife Lydia Williams and two children 18 months and two years old. They settled in New Amsterdam. It is said that he married his wife in Leyden, Holland after he fled from France. One source says that they came in 1663 by the way of the Delaware River.

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"Regardless of the exact and present spellings of the family name, our ancestors were the Huguenot immigrants: Jacques (Jacob) Cossart (1639-1685) and his wife, Lea Villeman (Lydia Willems or Williams), who came, October 1662 from Hollard on the Purmerlander Kerck to New Amersterdam, now New York City; joined Dutch Reformed Church at New Amerstandam, April 1, 1663." - The Cossart Family in America

Research note - we must get ahold of this book, don't know the date or publisher..might shed great light on our genealogy from this family as it says "records have been compiled of more than Five thousand descendants of Jacques and Lydia Cossart." The copy of the book page with the above information was donated by Mary Clipp, PO 622, New Albany, Ind 47150 in 1984.
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Jacques and Lea were married in Frankenthal, Bavaria, on Aug. 14, 1656. Jacques had been born in the Netherlands, but Lea may have been a native Bavarian. They had 3 children between 1657 and 1661, but the 2nd child, Rachel, died sometime during those years. All of the children were baptized in the Walloon Church, in Frankenthal. (The Walloons were the French speaking people of what is now Belgium, and the church would have been a Protestant establishment.) In 1662, the family sailed for America on the "De Pumerlander Kerck", which arrived in New Amsterdam (New York City) on Oct 14, 1662. In the spring of 1663, Jacques and Lea joined the Dutch Reformed Church of New Amsterdam, and a year later, in October 1664, Jacques Cossart took an oath of allegiance to the British Crown. This was a month after the British had taken over the colony. By 1667, Jacques owned a house and lot on what is now the corner of Whitehall and Marketsfield Streets, in New York City, and the site of the New York Products Exchange Building. In 1673, Jacques and Lea moved to a 40 acre farm in Bushwick (Brooklyn), on Long Island, where they spent the rest of their lives. Jacques also owned a mill, and was a tax collector. We know that he died before 1685, because in that year, Lea Villemin, who had changed her name to Lydia Williams, was listed in the church records as a widow. (It was a common practice to Anglicize European names, even in those days.) also seen death date as 1683. Source: Kevin N. Dye <kdye@kdye.com>
children were:
Anthony Cossart b: 14 NOV 1673 in Brooklyn,Kings,NY
Jannetji Cossart b: 28 NOV 1665 in New York,NY,NY
Jacques Cossart III b: 11 APR 1668 in New York,NY,NY
Susanna Cossart b: 3 FEB 1660/1661 in Frankenthal,Pfalz,Germany
David Cossart b: 18 JUN 1671 in Brooklyn,Kings,NY
Rachel Cossart b: 11 NOV 1658 in Frankenthal,Pfalz,Germany
Lea Cossart b: 31 MAY 1657 in Frankenthal,Pfalz,Germany
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Baptism 5/29 1639 Leyden, Holland, Immigrated 10/14 1662 on Pumerlander Kerck
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Notes for JACQUES COSSART: from vcore@trib.com (Ginny Core) 8/21 2000
Jacques Cossart Jr b. 1639 Leyden, Holland, baptized 29 May 1639, m 14 Aug 1656 Frankenthal, Bavaria, Germany to Lea Villeman, d. c1698 Brooklyn, N.Y. He died 1685 Brooklyn, N.Y. He was the son of Jacques Cossart Sr. born 1595 and his wife Rachael Gelton of Liege (now in Belgium). They removed to Amsterdam and later to Leyden, Holland. Jacques the younger and his wife Lydia [sic] Villeman removed to Frankenthal in Bavaria where their first three children were baptized. This couple were the first to bear the name of Cossart to come to the American Colonies, arriving at New Amsterdam (N.Y.C) in the sailing vessel "Pumerlander Kerck" on October 14, 1662. Both were member [sic] of the Reformed Dutch Church of New York City. He was a mill owner and collector for the support of the Clergy & Soldiers of New Amsterdam. His home was located where the New York Produce Exchange Building now stands on lower Broadway, New York City. About 1673 removed with his family to Bushwick (now in Brooklyn), on Long Island, locating on a farm of about 40 acres. Here he died. After 1685 the name of his wife appears on an old church list as "Lydia Willems, widow of Jacques Cossart." The tax lists show that he first acquired about ten acres of land which was subsequently increased to about forty acres. Records show that in 1683 he paid a total tax on personal property and real estate of 114 pounds. At this time he had 2 horses, 5 cows, 1 hog and 18 acres of land. There seems to be record of the death of Lydia Willems, widow of Jacques Cossart. Her name does not appear on the census returns of 1698, she probably died before this date. The church buildings have all disappeared and with them most of the church books and documents. The burying grounds have disappeared likewise, and no one knows positively where he or his wife were buried. A potrait of him is now hanging in the Astor Library in New York City. The reader should view the work by J. A. Cossairt, which has the following information on the first four generations of the descendants of this couple. The book by Mary Ethel Tilley has material mostly about the Cossarts/Cozarts who settled in North Carolina. Neither of the above two researchers had recorded my double line of descent from this couple. So the following tabulated genealogy is a combination of the above two works plus what information I was able to collect from Granville, Orange, Wake and Person counties North Carolina, and Henderson, & Carroll [begins page 2] counties Tennessee in the last four years. The reader should note that the Latter Day Saints Library - I.G.I. has Cossart/Cozart surname listed for various locations both European and for the United States. Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol VI 1937, pg 268. from From: vcore@trib.com (Ginny Core]

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After taking his letter from the Huguenot church of Leyden,Holland, sailed with his wife and two children, aged 5 years and 18 months old respectively, on the ship Pumerlander Kerch, October 14, 11662 settling in the colony of New Netherland, at the town of New Amsterdam, on Manhattan Island ( now New York). The following spring ( April 1, 1663) they joined the Dutch Reformed church at this place. He took the oath of allegiance to the British Crown in 1664. In 1673 he and his family move to a 40 acre farm in Bushwick (Brooklyn). He owned a mill and was a tax collector. The name of his wife appears on an old church list as Lydia Willems, widow of Jacques Cossart.

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[Source: The Huguenots or The Early French in New Jersey, page 25]

Jacques Cossart (Cousart), probably from Bretagne, France, came to America with his family in 1663. A grandson, Jacob, born in 1701 at Brooklyn, died in Bound Brook in 1772. Some of Jacob's children lived in Morris County.

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[Source: The Pioneer Families of Cleveland, Vol , pages 92 - 95]

1806

COZAD
To be a Cleveland McIlrath is not always to be also a Cozad, but if one is a Cozad, in this part of the country, he surely is a McIlrath as well. For the grandmother or great-grandmother of them all was Jane McIlrath.

The Cozad family are descended from Jacques Cossart, a French-Huguenot, who came to New York City from Holland in 1662. He was accompanied by his wife, Lydia Williams Cossart, and two children, the eldest of whom, a daughter, married a Goelet. There were two more children born to the couple in this country. The youngest of these was Anthony Cossart, and his son Jacob removed from Brooklyn, where he had been living some years, to Mendham, New Jersey, where he died. The family name, by this time, began to be pronounced and later written "Cozad."

Samuel, fourth in descent from the American ancestor, married Anna Clark, and had a family of five daughters and two sons. Three of these children came west in 1806 and were Cleveland pioneers. They were:

Samuel Cozad, Jr., b. 1756; m. Jane McIlrath in 1785.
Abigail Cozad, b. 1761; m. Andrew McIlrath.
Elisabeth Cozad, b. 1763; m. Thomas McIlrath.


Jane, Andrew, and Thomas McIlrath were the children of Samuel and Jane Aikman McIlrath, who also came to Cleveland about the same time.

Samuel Cozad, Jr., and wife settled on the south side of Euclid Ave. Their log-cabin stood on the grounds of the present Adelbert College. They bought land on that side of the street from Doan's Corners out to Lake View Cemetery. And their sons purchased considerable property on the north side of the street, including what is now Wade Park.

The children of Samuel and Jane Cozad:

Elias Cozad, b. 1790; m., in 1813, Hannah Palmer.
Anne Cozad, b. 1792; m., in 1809, John Carlton.
Samuel Cozad, b. 1794; m., in 1816, Mary Condit.
Sarah Cozad, b. 1799; m., in 1817, William Dudley Mather; 2nd, Jonathan Hale.
Andrew Cozad, b. 1801; m. Sally Simmons, who was born 1805, and died 1884.
Nathaniel Cozad, b. 1803; m. Ann Collier.
Jacob Cozad, b. 1786; m. Rosanna Brownlee.

Elias Cozad's farm was what is Lake View Cemetery, and his log-house stood near the centrance to the cemetery. An old well once marked the spot, but probably has long since been filled in. In late life he lived on the south-west corner of Euclid and E. 107th Street, in a comfortable brick residence, where he died the last of his generation.

Mrs. Elias Cozad was Hannah Palmer, daughter of Deacon Thomas and Sarah Fardyce Palmer of Annapolis, Maryland. She had a large family of children, most of whom were born into pioneer life, and the mother experienced all the hardship, deprivation and loneliness entailed upon the women of that very early day in Ohio.

The children of Elias and Hannah Palmer Cozad:

Dr. Amos Cozad, moved to Indiana.
James Cozad, m. Isabell Bonnall.
Jesse Cozad, m. Sophie Strong.
Solomon Cozad, died a bachelor.
Hannah Cozad, m. Elias Cozad.
Jerusha Cozad, m. James Johnson of Collamer.
Lydia Cozad, m. Leonard Marcelot of Euclid.
Julia Cozad, m. Augustus Andrews.
Aurelia Cozad, m. Wells Beckwith.
Ethan Allen, Cynthia, and Amelia Cozad, unmarried.

The family lived later at the north-west corner of Euclid Avenue and Fairmount Street.

Anne Cozad married in 1809 John Carlton of Northfield, Summit Co. He was a soldier of the War of 1812, was wounded, and died September, 1813. They had one child:

Harriet Carlton, b. March 18, 1811; m. William Hale of Bath, Summit Co.

Mr. Hale was the son of Jonathan Hale, who married for his second wife Harriet Carlton's aunt, Mrs. Sarah Cozad Mather. William Hale had also been married before. William and Harriet Carlton Hale had five children.

Sarah Cozad married in 1817 William Dudley Mather of Northfield, O. If a name signifies aught, Mr. Mather must have been of the finest New England stock. He died leaving two children:

Jane Mather, b. 1821; m. Andrew Hale, brother of William Hale of Bath, O.
Betsey Mather, b. 1823; m. Sandford Rogers of Bath, O.

Andrew Cozad married Sally Simmons of Fredonia, N. Y. She was born in 1805, and died in 1884.

They had a large family of children. The first three died young. Those who reached maturity were:

Justus L. Cozad, m. Ortensia Whitman.
Andrew Dudley Cozad, m. Lucy Crosby.
Henry Irving Cozad, m. Emma Hine.
Sarah L. Cozad, m. Daniel Duty.
Marcus E. Cozad, m. Margaret Waggoner.

Nathaniel Cozad, b. 1803, married Anne Collier, and settled on the old homestead of his father, the site of which is part of Adelbert College grounds. His children:

Martha Cozad, b. 1825; m. Horatio Ford.
Minerva Cozad, b. 1831.

Samuel Cozad 3rd, who married Mary Condit of the pioneer Condit family, settled on Euclid Avenue opposite his father, at Doan's Corners. His log-cabin was situated on a spot now the center of the pond in Wade Park. Afterward, he built a frame-house directly opposite Hatch Library. His farm consisted of 100 acres of woods, undergrowth and marsh. The nearest neighbors were Job Doan, keeping the Doan Tavern, north-west corner of Euclid Avenue and E. 107th Street, and the Hendershotts, living back of the college grounds. E. 107th Street was then Newburgh Road.

Mr. Newell S. Cozad, son of Samuel Cozad 3rd, is yet living and relates many exceedingly interesting stories of his boyhood. He inherited, or succeeded his father as owner of the Wade Park property. From the first he recognized and appreciated the unusual natural beauty of the spot, its towering trees, the loveliness of the brook flowing through the place, and the charm of the ever-changing ravine, its steep banks covered with flowering bushes and wild flowers. He gave much time and a great deal of money in improving the property. He met with serious business reverses, which compelled him to part with it at a great financial loss, and the late J. H. Wade became the owner of it. Mr. Cozad states that along Doan Creek for miles in both directions were bear-dens.

"Farmers slept each night with muskets by their bedsides, ready for nocturnal attacks upon their pig-pens. These were not infrequent, and many a night the terrified squeals of a young porker sounded the alarm to all the farmers of the neighborhood, bringing them to its rescue.

"We were awakened one night by a commotion in the pig-pen," he relates, "and hastened out with loaded muskets to determine the cause. The pen was constructed of logs placed one above another, with a space of six inches between them. Upon the convenient ladder thus afforded, we discovered a large bear with a squealing pig held in his strong embrace, ascending step by step to the top of the high enclosure. It took but one shot to settle him for all, and bear-meat was a drug on the market around Doan's Corners next day."

Samuel Cozad 3rd was a pioneer in the temperance movement, and actively interested in the slavery question. With Cyrus Ford, a pioneer neighbor, he assisted slaves into Canada.

The children of Samuel and Mary Condit Cozad:

Hetty Ann Cozad, b. 1817; m. Joseph Bennett of Staten Island, N. Y.
Silas H. Cozad, b. 1819; unmarried.
Mary Cozad, b. 1821; m. Joel B. Hawkins; d. 1872.
William Mather Cozad, b. 1823; m. Sarah Bennett. He died 1872.
Newell Samuel Cozad, b. 1831; m. Sarah J. Goe.
Martha Jane Cozad, b. 1834; unmarried.

Newell S. Cozad, who as a lad experienced much of pioneer life, is still a prominent resident of the East End.

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[Source: The Huguenot Emigration to America, Chapter II, 1657, pages 182, 183]

Other French colonists, whose places of birth are not recorded, emigrated about this time to
New Amsterdam, by way of Holland. We have the names of Charles Fonteyn, Simon Bouch‚, Amad‚e Fougie, Jacques Reneau, Jacques Monier, Pierre Monier, Matthieu Savariau, Pierre Grissaut, Simon Cormie, G‚d‚on Merlet, Louis Louhman, Jacques Cossart, Jean Paul de Rues, Jacques de Beauvois, Franois Bon, Louis Lackeman, Franois Rombouts, Paul Turck, Alexandre Cochivier, Jean Apre, Franois Breteau, Claude Charie, Guillaume de Honeur, Jacob Kolver, Jean Couverts, Antoine du Chaine, Laurent de Camp, Nicolas de la Plaine, Jean de la Warde. Though the fact is not expressly stated, it may be presumed that the greater number of these immigrants, like those previously named, originated in the provinces of Picardy, Normandy, and Bretagne.

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[Source: Register of the Early Settlers of Kings County, Long Island New York, page 76]

COSSART, JAQUES, on ass. rolls of Buk of 1675 and '83. There were Kosaerts residing on the Raritan in 1733. This may be Jacques Cousard. There was a Jacob Cossar who took the oath of allegiance to the English in N. Y. in 1664.

COSSEAU, see Cousard.

COUSARD or COSSEAU, JACQUES or JACOB, a Frenchman, of Brn, m. Lydia Willems of Buk. Took the oath of allegiance to the English in N. Y. in 1664; on ass. roll of Brn in 1693 and cen. of 1698. There was a Jacques Cousseau and Magdalena du Tullier his w., mem. of the R. D. ch. of N. A. prior to 1660. Issue:--Jacques, bp. Apl. 11, 1668, and David, bp. June 18, 1671, both in N. Y.

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[Source: George W. Cozart, 9/26/98, gcozart@worldnet.att.net]

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Synopsis of The Various Branches of The Cossart Family in America

1. JACQUES COSSART, born at Leyden, Holland, 1639, died at Brooklyn, New York, 1685. Son of Jacques Cossart (b. 1595) and his wife Rachael Gelton of Liege (now in Belgium). Removed to Amsterdam and later to Leyden, Holland.

2. Jacques the younger married 1656 to Lydia Willems (Lea Villman) and removed to Frankenthal in Bavaria where their first three children were baptised. This couple were the first to bear the name of C o s s a r t to come to the American Colonies, arriving at New Amsterdam (NYC) on the sailing vessel "Pumerlander Kerck" 1662. Both were members of the Reformed Dutch Church of New York City. Jacques was a mill owner and collector for the support of the Clergy and Soldiers of New Amsterdam. His home was located where the New York Produce Exchange Building now stands on lower Broadway, New York City. About 1673 removed with his family to Bushwick (now in Brooklyn), on Long Island, locating on a farm of about 40 acres. Here both died.

CHILDREN:

3. Lea Cossart, bapt. in Walloon Church, Frankenthal, Germany, May 31, 1657, Came to America with parents.

4. Rachel Cossart, bapt. in Walloon Church, at Frankenthal, Germany, November 11, 1658. Probably died in infancy.

5. Susanne Cossart, christened in the Walloon Church at Frankenthal, Germany, February 3, 1661. Came to America with her parents.

6. Jannetje Cossart, bapt. in the Dutch Church at New York City November 28, 1665. Died Ca. 1736. Married Jacobus Goelet and were the progenitors of the American family of that name.

7. Jacques (Jacob) Cossart, bapt. in the Dutch Church, New York City, April 11, 1668. Died in 1731. Married Anna Maria Sprtngsteen and were the progenitors of the Cashow, Kershow, Kershaw, etc., etc. families.

8. David Cossart, born in New York City, July 18, 1671, member of Reformed Dutch Church of that City, Died Cirea 1740. Married Styntje joris Van Horne and they were the progenitors of the Cossairt, Cozatt, Cosat, Cosart, Cozatt, Cassat, Cassatt, etc. , etc. families. Also a small branch of the Cozart family.

9. Anthony Cossart, bapt. November 19, 1673. Member of Reformed Dutch Church. Date of death unknown. Married Ist to Elizabeth Tymensen Valentine, married 2nd to Judith. Progenitors of the Crozatt, Corzatt, Cosad, Cozad, Casad, and most of the Cozart families.

(See records hereafter).


THE AMERICAN COSSARTS.

1.JACQUES COSSART:
Jacques Cossart, born 1595, died (?), is the first known ancestor of the American branch of this name. Married Rachelle Gelton, both of Liege, now in Belgium; settled in Leyden, Holland. Birth records of their daughter show that they were living there in 1632 .

Monsieur de Rteu, a member of the 'Commission pour l' Histoire des Englises Walloones', states that documents in the possession of the Commission show that the Cossarts of Leyden came to that city from Liege in Belgium about the beginning of 1600, and that these Cossarts were apparently wholly distinct from those of the name who fled from Rouen to Amsterdam and Rotterdam at the time of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. (1685).

As the Leyden Cossarts came from Liege, it is difficult to predicate any consanguinity between them and the Cossart families who had their abode in western and central France. An impression prevails, however, in the Leyden family, that Rouen was the birth place of the father of the above Jacques. As his natal year was 1595, it is evident that the father whose first name is not known, could not have been born much later than 1575, and might well have came in the world some 20 or 25 years sooner. In either contingency his birth must have occured about the era of the Reformation. The records, however, of the Cossart family of Rouen during that period, which are very complete, do not show that any of its members established themselves in foreign parts, there having been no emigration on account of religious persecution, all of which upsets the above tradition. Another story which has been handed down among the Leyden Cossarts ascribes their place of origin to Picardy, and as in many cases family traditions have much real basis, it is not at all impossible that they descended from one of the Cossart families of that Province. All this, however, is pure hypothesis, and the reader will observe that the connection, if any existed, between the American Cossarts and the descendants of the Rouen families of a wholly undetermined and conjectural character.

CHILDREN:

2. Rachel Cossart, baptised at Amsterdam, Holland, June 24, 1632. No further record of her.

3. Jacques Cossart, son . of Jacques (1), baptised at Leyden, Holland, May 29, 1639, and died at Bushwick (Brooklyn), Long Island, New York, about 1685. He was the first immigrant bearing the name of Cossart to come to the American Colonies. (See Baird's Huguenot Emigration to America, Volume 1, pages 182-3).

He was received into the Walloon Church in 1657 and was married subsequently to Lydia Willems (sometimes referred to as Lea Vilman) and went with his wife to Frankenthal, Pfalz Province, a small Huguenot village in the Bavaria highlands where three of his daughters were baptised; in about three years he returned to Leyden where they were received into the church, and again left there on April 7, 1660.

After taking their letter from the Huguenot Church at Leyden, Jacques with his wife and two children embarked on October 12, 1662, in the ship Pumerland Kerck, of which Captain Barentsen was skipper, and which on the 14th weighed anchor and passed the village on the Texel, bound with supplies to New Amsterdam. Of approximately ninety men, women and children passengers, the French composed a third and the Dutch colonists the remainder. Each adult was charged for passage and board 39 florins, children of ten years and under, except infants, half price, which was then considered a large sum of money. At that time a florin was worth about $1.60 of our money. The ship is said to have arrived early in 1663.

The charges for their passage stand thus in the accounts of the West India Company:

"Jacques Cossaris debet - Voor vrocht en costght day hy A 1662, 12 October pr. 't Schip de Pumerlander Kerch, Schtppr Benjamin Barentsen, is herewaerts
gecomenFl. 39
Voor syn vrou 39
En 1 kinder unter 10 jaren19 1/2
T. Fl97 1/2

Some of the other passengers who accompanies Jacques and Lydta to the "new world" were: Claus Paulus and wife; Nictlas du put, wife and 3 children; Arnout du Tois, wife and 1 child; Gideon Merlit, wife and 4 children; Louts Louchman, wife and 3 children; Jan de Conchilier, wife and 5 children; Jacob Clopp, from Leyden, wife and 2 children; Judith jans, from Leyden, matden; jorsten Jansen; Ferdinandus de Mulder; Isaac Vermiel, wife and 4 children; Abolts Setshorn; and Claes Jansen Van Heynengen." (See Documentary History of New York, Vol. III, p. 60).

The Lattnization of the name Cossart, by the addition of the letters "is" or "ius", is not uncommon. A similiar change occured in the name of Francis Daniel Pastortus, the founder of Germantown, Pa. The late Dr. Learned of the University of Pennsylvania, on visiting the town from which Pastortus came, ascertained that his name was Pastor, and the "tus" has been added.

The evolution of the name Cossart in the last 300 years makes a very interesting study in patreaymics.

The Dutch in their effort to follow phonetically the spelling of French and English names, have made it quite difficult in many cases to trace families. The Christian names were nearly always recorded in the Dutch equivalent, and some surnames as well. Jacques became Jacob, Jacobus sometimes James and occasionally Jacob. Pierre was usually termed or translated Peter.

The Huguenots were generally well educated, and most of them came from the yoomanry, but as is well known, many belonged to manoril families. The social position of the Cossarts is evidenced from the will of David, son of Jacques (3), who calls himself "Gentleman".

Arrival in New Amsterdam.

The little town of New Amsterdam, nestled upon the lower end of Manhattan Island, presented a curious appearance to the strangers. Inclosed within the limits of Wall Street and Broadway, two hundred poorly constructed houses gave partial comfort to some fourteen hundred people. The Fort loomed up broadly in front, partly hiding within the Governor's residence, and the Dutch Church. The flag of the StatesGeneral and a windmill on the western bastion, were notable indtcations of Holland rule.

Upon his arrival at New Amsterdam, as the City of New York was then called, he and his wife Lydia Willems, joined the Dutch Church on April 1, 1663. The births of their children are recorded here.

It is evident that Jacques Cossart was not a rich man; he with six other French immigrants sent in a petition March 19th, 1663, praying for a grant of land and seed grain with provision for six months.

He was among those that took the oath of allegiance to the British flag when New Amsterdam became New York. That he was an honest man, and trusted by both the Dutch and English alike, he was subsequently appointed collector of the church tithes; and it is supposed that he remained a member of this church until his death which occured about the year 1685; for his name appears on the tax books for the year 1684 and his wifes names appears in his place for 1686 and the following years. For collecting for the support of the clergy he was allowed a commission of 4%, and for collecting for the support of the soldiers he was aLIowed a commission of 7 1/2% on his receipts, with the provision that he make good from his commission whatever shall fall short'. (See Court Minutes of New Amsterdam).

In October 1664 the names of Pieter G. Stuyvesart, Jacob Cossar, together with several others, swore allegiance to the British by the following oath:

"I swear by the name of the almighty God, that I will be a true subject, to the King of Great Brittaine, and will obey all such commands, as I shall receive from his Majestie, His Royal Highness James, Duke of York, and such Governors and Officers as from time to time are appointed over me, by his authority, and none other, whilst I live in any of his Majesties territoryes: So help me God." (See Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York, 1853; Vol. III, by Broadhead).

In 1667 Jacques Cossart purchased a house and lot in New York City, the site of this property is now occupied by the New York Produce Exchange Building at the corner of Whitehall and Marketfield Streets. This is near the Bowling Green Park and Broadway. The tower of this building is directly over what was once the back yard to the property of Jacques.

The following is a description of the property acquired by him, the location of which was in Block D, Lot 1. "April 5, 1667 - Confirmed by Governor Nicolls to Jacques Cossart (Patents Albany IV: 39).

Recites transport Jacob Leenderston Vander Grift to Simon Jansen Romelin August 26, 1666 (See Ltber B, New York Co. 101), and is by him since conveyed to Jacques Cossart.

Description: South Side Marketvelt Steegh joining on the east to Nicolas Boot; on the south to Jonas Bartletts (Bartelste); on the west to Frederick Aertsen; and on the North to said Lane; continuing in breadth on the north and south sides 20 feet 3 inches; on the east side in length 48 feet and on the west side 45 feet 6 inches, Wood measure. " (See The Inconography of Manhattan Island. The Dutch Grants, Vol. II, at page 375).

Sometime after 1673 Jacques removed to a small farm on Long Island at a place known as Bushwick (now in Brooklyn). After 1685 the name of his wife appears on an old church list as "Lydia Willems, widow of Jacques Cossart." The tax lists show that he first acquired about ten acres of land which was subsequently increased to about forty acres. Records show that in 1683 he paid a total tax on personal property and realestate of v 114. At this time he had 2 horses, 5 cows, 1 hog and 18 morgens of land.

There seems to be no record of the death of Lydia Willems, widow of Jacques Cossart. Her name does not appear on the census returns of 1698, she probably died before this date. The church buildings have all disappeared and with them most of the church books and documents. The burying grounds have disappeared likewise, and no one knows positively where he or his wife were buried. One might hazard the guess that the place of their burial now lies under the paving stones or skyscrapers of Brooklyn, and not be far from the truth.

In the Walloon Church records of Frankenthal, Germany, shows that Jacques Cossart and Lea Villemin were married there August 14, 1656.

There was a tradition among grand-children and great-grandchildren of Jacques to the effect that he had two brothers who came to America. One brother remained and the other renounced his Huguenot faith and returned to Europe to claim the family fortune. If this tradition is based on fact, this may account for Jan Cossart, a wealthy merchant of New York City, who died there about 1700. His will is of record. And also for a Dr. George Cossart living in New York City about this time. There was a joris or George Cossart who, it is claimed returned to Europe on a ship that was never afterwards heard from. The writer has never been able to connect Jan and joris Cossart up with other members of the Cossart family and assumes they are the traditional brothers of Jacques Cossart.

The children of Jacques Cossart and his wife, Lydia Willems (or Lea Villman) are of record as follows:

CHIIDREN:

4. Lea Cossart, baptised at Frankenthal, Germany, in the Walloon Church, May 31, 1657. Is mentioned in the ship's log as aged five years in 1662. Her God-father was Philippe Le Febure, and her God-mother was Lea Lanoix, the wife of Elie Charteur (or Etie Chantem). This was the eldest child of the immigrants of which we can find no further record. It is presumed she died young.

5. Rachel Cossart, baptised in the Walloon Church at Frankenthal, Bavaria, November 11, 1658. Her God-father was Eli Charteur and her God-mother was Rachel Willmin, a step daughter of Eli Charteur. We can find no further record of Rachel. It is pre-sumed that she died in Europe prior to the emigration of her parents.

6. Cossart, christened at Frankenthal, in the Walloon Church of that little town in the Bavarian highlands, February 3, 1661. Her God-father was Charles August, and her God-mother was Susanne Poland of that place. Susanne is mentioned in the ship's log as being 18 month old in 1662 when her parents took passage on the sailing ship the "Pumerland Church". We can find no further record of this child and it is presumed she died young.

7. Jannetje Cossart, baptised in the Dutch Church of New York City, N.Y. , November 28, 1665. She died Circa 1736. Married Jacobus Goelet of New York City.

8. Jacques (Jacob) Cossart, baptised April 11, 1668 in the Dutch Church at New York City. Died in 1731. Married Anna Maria Springsteen and they are the progenitors of the Coshow, Cashow, Cashaw, Kershaw and Kershow families.

9. David Cossart, born in New York City, July 18, 1671. Was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church of that place. Died Circa 1740. Married Styntje jorts Van Horne and they are the progenitors of the Cossatrt, Cozatt, Cassat, Cassatt etc. , families. One branch use Cozart.

10. Anthony Cossart, baptised November 19, 1673. Was a member of the Dutch Freformed Church. Died in Somerset County, N.J. Date of death unknown. Married 1st Elizabeth Tymensen Valentine; married 2nd Judith. Progenitors of the Cosad, Cozad, Casad and Cozart families.


COSSART, COSART, COSSAIRT, CASSAIRT, COSSAART, COESART, COSAT, COSSATT, KOSSART, COZAT, COZATT, CASSAT, CASSATT, COZART, ETC.

9. David Cossart, the second son of Jacques Cossart (3) and Lydia Willems, immigrants, born in New York City, June 18, 1671, and died at or near Bound Brook, Somerset County, New Jersey, about 1740, aged about 69 years.

David married at the age of 24 years on October 11, 1696 at the Dutch Reformed Church in New York City to Styntje joris Van Horne, the daughter of the immigrant foris fanses Van Horne and his wife Maria Rutgers of Flushing, Long Island. David was the last of the immigrants children to marry, his younger brother Anthony (10) having married only two months previously.

The births of all the children of David and Styntje are recorded in the list of the Dutch Reformed Church of New York City where both parents were members. This church still exists, but under the name of "Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas", now located on 5th Avenue at the corner of 48th street. A bronze plaque on the front of the building facing on 5th Avenue reads: "Reformed Protestand Dutch Church of the City of New York. Originated under Peter Minuet, Director General of the New Netherlands, A.D. 1628. Chartered by William the III, King of England. This building was erected A.D. 1872." The original church building of this denomination was located on lower Broadway in the near vicinity of the Bowling Green.

David was a stone mason and engaged in the building and contracting trade in which he became quite wealthy for that period. The New York City tax records show that he was a property owner in both the north and south wards of the city, where he purchased and deeded property. This property was located in what is now the down-town business district of Manhattan, in the vicinity of where New York City's sky-line now begins.

Records also show that during the time David was living in New York City, he purchased lands extensively between theyears of 1700 and 1728 at and in the near vicinity of what is now Bound Brook, Somerset County, New Jersey.

As early as 1700, or before that time, the lands of Rudyard, with 877 acres adjoining it, belonged to John Royce, were purchased by a company consisting of David Cossart, Samuel Thompson and Jacob de Groot, David Cossart's house stood near the corner of now East and East Main Streets, Bound Brook, N.J. His house stood until 1881 when it was destroyed by a fire that consumed several old land marks of that time. On this very same site now stands (1936) what was once the "Mansion House", later changed to the "Bound Brook Hotel", and which name has recently been changed to the "Greenbrook Tavern". David sold 300 acres to Ebenezer Trimbly, which was inherited by his son Peter, who died May 20, 1797, and left to his daughters, one of whom married Teunis Ten Eyck, and the other to Colonel Staats. In the year 1700, the 1,171 acres of the original properties were purchased by this same company of men. By 1720 Hendrick Harpending, Louis and Moses Louzanda had also become purchasers of parts of this original tract, and subsequently, in 1746, Peter Williamson, James Hude Esq., Anthony Blackford, Bartholmew Kelso, Charles McEvers, Thomas Ervine, Joseph Stansbury, David Cossart, son of David 9), occupied parts and parcels belonging to it.

In front of the "Green Brook Tavern" on East Main Street, Bound Brook is the Battle Monument, a huge stone with a bronze plaque on it reading: "Bound Brook Battle Monument, this stone marks the site of the Battle of Bound Brook, fought April 13, 1777 between 500 American soldiers under Benjamin Lincoln and 4,000 British troops under Lord Cornwallis". During the battle the American cannon were located at this point.

The Hoogland Family in America, pp. 26 and 27 has the following newspaper article which appeared in the newspapers of 171,2:

"New York, April 1712 - Some Corminton Negro slaves to the number of 25 or 30 and 2 or 3 Spanish Indians, having conspired to murder all Christians here, and by that means thinking to obtain their freedom, about 2 o'clock in the morning put their bloody design into execution and setting fire to a house they stood prepared with arms to kill everybody that approached to put out, and accordingly murdered the following persons that were running to the fire, Vix. , Adrian Hoogland, Adrian Beekman, son of Geradus, merchant (stabbed on coming out of his door and died in the arms of his wife); Lieutenant Corbet, August Grasset, William Echt, .Marschalk Jr., Braiser Jr., and Johannes Low.

These were also wounded, Lawrence Read, merchant, Hendrick Hoogland Jr., Johannes de Honneue, John Thorp, Thomas Stersent, George Ellsworth Jr., and DAVID COESART, the first and the last 'tis feared mortally. Upon which the town was soon alarmed which occasioned the murders fleeing into the woods, where several parties are out after them. Also -

"April 14, 1712. We have 70 negroes in custody. Six of these have been their own executors by shooting and cutting their own throats, One was burnt, another broke upon the wheel, and the third hung up alive, and nine more to be executed tomorrow".

Sometime after this incident David Cossart retired with his family to his estates at and near Bound Brook, New Jersey. The exact date of his coming to Bound Brook is unknown to the writer, but the Somerset County Historical Quarterly says: "About 1719 David Cosart came over from New York and purchased considerable property along the Raritan at or near Bound Brook

In an old church list of "The Church of the River and Lawrence Brook", dated 1717 appears the name among others that of "David Cussart", Later this same church became known as "Three Mile Run", and was located in the vicinity of what is now New Brunswick, N. J.

Published in the "First Things in old Somerset", 1899, page 15, by the Rev. A. Messler, D.D. appears: "North-east of Bound Brook and between the mountains, David Cosart, Daniel Hollinshead, the heirs of Anthony Sharp and others had in possession large tracts."

The "History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, New Jersey", 1881, page 651, by Snell, mentions: "The tract (No. 107, about 1 1/2 miles north-east of Bround Brook - 100 acres) east of the 1000 acre lot of Cordington's Now. 32 was surveyed to David Cussart, May 23, 1729. This lot also extended to the mountains on the north, east to Green Brook, and south to the "Proprietors Lott", afterwards Rudyards. The changes of titles to those lots or tracts are too numerous to mention" .

The Rev. T. E. Davis in his "First Houses of Bound Brook (1893) makes mention: "The Cossart House stood on the present site of the Mansion House. It was built in 1700 by George Cussart (David Cossart), who owned all the land between Bound Brook and Mountain Avenue, fronting on the Raritan River. George Cussart (David Cossart) died about 1740, and David Cossart, probably his son, came into possession of the property. During the Revolution the Cossart House was used as a Hotel. It was known as the

"Washington Hotel", from a large swinging sign in front of it, on which was painted a portrait of Washington on horseback. Peter Staats was the landlord. He was a brother of Colonel John Staats, of Revolutionary fame, and like him was a true friend to the cause of American liberty. More than one Tory who dared to uphold the British came in the presence of Peter Staats, felt the power that lay in the strong patriot's arm. As a result of his loyalty he suffered very much from the depredations of the British soldiers. When Colonel Semico with the Queens Rangers, a band of native Americans who had enlisted in the army of Great Britain, passed through Bound Brook on the memorable raid of October 26, 1777, they stopped at the Hotel and robbed it of everything valuable which they could carry with them. After many changes and improvements the old Cossart House was entirely destroyed by the great fire of 1881."

Mr. Alfred R. justice, genealogist, for the late Edward Buchanan Cassatt of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, says: "The social status of David Cossart is indicated by his will in which he is called "Gentleman", and which makes it quite certain that his father Jacques Cossart (3) belonged to a manorial family."

THE WILL OF DAVID COSSART.

(The following was copied from the Original will of David Cossart by Mrs. Anna M. North, Genealogist. The original will is in Somerset Box 1712-1741 and recorded in Liber C, folio 387 in the Office of the Secretary of State at Trenton, New fersey).

"In the name of God . Amen.

The tenth day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and thirty-six, I, David Cosort of the County of Summer Set in the province of East Jersey, Gentleman, Being very weak in Body, But of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God therefore, Calling unto mind the mortality of my Body, and the knowing that it Es appointed for all men once to dye, Do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, Principally, and first of all, I give and Recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it, and for my Body, I recommend it to the Earth, to be Buried in a Christianlike and decent manner, at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection, I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching worldy Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life. I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

IMPRIMIS

It is my will and I do order that in the first place all my just Debts and funeral Charges be paid and Satisfied.

Item:Staintiah Cosort my Dearly Beloved Wife, all my whole Estate and all my movables As Long as She Continueath my widow, Excepting a Silver Baker and a Silver Ringed Kain.

It She marieth to another man or when She is Dead, my whole Estate Shall be devised as follows Att the Experation of one year and Six weeks.

Item:I give and Bequeath unto my beloved son George Cosort att the Decease of my Body, one Silver Baker and my Silver Ringed Kain which is affore Excepted out of my Estate, likewise all my lands to him and to my son David - Excepting one hundred and ten acres which lyeth at the Back part of my land and one hundred acres of wood land. But my son George must have that half which my house and Barn And Orchard Standeth on and my son David the other half which Lyeth next to Jacob Decrotes.

Item:I give and Bequeath unto my son Francis one hundred acres of Upland and ten acres of the back part of my mowing meadow which is affore Excepted and a Dutch Bible, and as far as the hundred acres of wood land It must be Divided Equilly Between George and David and Franics, and when my three sons Inherit their lands they must be an Equill Share in Building a house for David on his land, and as high and as wide and as Long as the house that now Standeth on the hundred and ten acres which is affore willed to Francis, there must 'a Chimney Built in the house of Brick and a Division wall of Brick Between the house and the Canter and all the floors of the house must be Laid with Boards.

Item:I give and Bequeath unto Mary Williamson my Daughter fifty pounds which must be paid thus by my son George, that is to say, twentyfive pounds at the Expiration of one year after the Lands is divided and twenty-five pounds more at ye end of another year. ..

Item:I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Susannah Canine fifty pounds which must be paid by my son George as thus - that is to say twentyfive pounds at the end of one year after the Land is Divided and twentyfive pounds more at ye end of another year.

Item:I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Elener fifty f@t pounds which must be paid by my son David after ye same manner afore sd.

Item:I give and Dequeath unto my Daughter fane fifty pounds which must be paid by my son David in Like Ma nner.

Item:I give and Bequeath u nto my Daughter Eve fifty pounds which
must be paid by my son David in Like Manner.

Item:I give and Bequeath unto hendrick harperding Son of my Daughter Leah Deceased fifty pounds which must be paid by my son Francis after the same manner as afore mentioned And when my Lands is Divided Between my three sons I do order household goods and moveables be sold at the Best advantage and one hundred pounds to be put at use for the three children of my son Jacob Deceased and as long as Williamtiah his former wife Continueth his widow She must have the Interest of the hundred pound and no longer and the Remainder of my moveables must be Divided Equilly Between my three sons and Six Daughters and if my Lands is taken away att any time after my Decease or after the Decease of my wife, the payments must not be made by my sons which is afore mentioned. And if payment or any part of payment Be made Before the Lands is taken away they must Return it Back to my sons again the afore said payment in money att Eight Shillings per ounce, Likewise I do hereby ordain Peter Williamson and my son David to be my only and sole Executors of this my last will and testament all and Singular the Lands Messuages and tenements to my sons their heirs and assigns for Ever and I Do hereby utterly disallow Revoke and Disannull ann & Every other former testament wills, Legacies and Executeds By me in any ways Before thistime named, willed and Bequeathed Rattifieing and confirming this and no other, to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the Day and Year above written---"
DAVID COSORT (his X mark) (SEAL)
Signed, Sealed, Published Pronounced and Declared by the said
David Cosort att his Last will and testament in the Presence of us the Subscribers Viz.
Marius Glanvill
John Riggs
Johannes (his X mark) hogland.

"Be it remembered that on the thirteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty, Marius Glanvill one of the witnesses to the within will personally appears before me Thomas Barton duly authorized to prove wills & c in the Eastern Division of New Jersey and being duly Sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God Did Depose that he was present and saw David Cosort the Testator within named Sign and Seal the within written Instrument and hear him publish pronounce and Declare the same to be his last will and testament and that at the doing thereof the said testator was of sound mind and memory to the best of his knowledge and as he believes that at the same time John Riggs and Johannes Hogland Signed as witnesses together with him in the Testators presence."

Thos. Barton.

" Be it also Rembered that at the same time Peter Williamson and David Cosort the Executors in the within will named personally appeared before me and were sworn to the due Execution and performance hereof according to law.

Thos. Barton.

"Be it remembered that on the Twentyth day of february in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and forty Johannes Hogland one of the witnesses to the within will personally appeared before me John Barton duely authorized to prove wills &c in the Eastern Division of New Jersey &c being duly sworn on the holy Evangelists of the Almighty God did depose that he was present and saw David Cosort within named sign and seal the within written testament and heard him publish, pronounce & declare the same to be his Last will & Testament & that at the Doing thereof the said Testator was of sound mind and memory to the best of his knowledge & belief & that at the same time John Riggs & Marius Glanville Signed as witnesses together with him in the Testators presence.

John Barton."

Inventory of estate was made July 1, 1741, by Jacob De Groot and William Olden; consisting of the "Bown Broak" farm, and personal estate of 137, 10 s. 6 d. See New Jersey Archives Ist Series, volume xxx.

The burial place of David and Styntje are unknown to the writer,
but it is believed that they are both buried in the old Presbyterian graveyard in Bound Broo, where other members of the Cossart family are buried, or somewhere in the near vicinity. However, the early burial places were usually small plats of ground on the different farms, most of which have been neglected and uncared for, where, in days gone by, many were buried, cultivation has encroached upon their borders year by year, as the ruthless hands of time has leveled the little mounds over the sleepers, and the humble slab that marked the spot has fallen prone to the ground.

The births of eleven of the children of David and Styntje are recorded in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York City as follows:

CHILDREN:

149.Leah Cossart, baptised July 21, 1697.
150Joris (or George) Cossart, born August 19, 1699.
151.Jacob Cossart, born January 28, 1702.
152.David Cossart Jr. , born April 25, 1704.
153.Maria Cossart, born July 3, 1706.
154.Susannah Cossart, born April 10, 1709.
155.Johannes (or John) Cossart, born November 6, 1711.
156.Elenor Cossart, born December 7, 1712.
157.Frans (or Francis) Cossart, born Ca. 1713, baptised July 21, 171
158.Jannetje (or Jane) Cossart, born May 15, 1715.
159.Aefje (Eve) Cossart, born September 23, 1719.

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 1893, page 53
states that George Cossart soon after his marriage sailed for Europe on a ship which was lost at sea and was never heard of afterwards, but New York show that if he was lost at sea as stated it did not occur for at least 19 years after his marriage. The will of his father David Cossart (9) dated 1736 probated 1740 shows that George was given the homestead in New Jersey.
Note:See family tradition on page 11.

October 29, 1733 George and Elizabeth Cossart appear at the Raritan Dutch Church to have their daughter jannete baptised - the grandmother Christina Cossart also appears as witness. July 25, 1736 George's sister Susanna Cossart and her husband Richard Conine appear at this church to have their son Johannes baptised. George and Elizabeth Cossart appear as witnesses at this baptism. This being the last New Jersey record that we can find bearing George's name. Now we will turn to the New York Records. Collections of the New York Historical Society, Volume 18 (1885), in the list of Freemen of the City of New York, page 152 date May 7, 1745 appears the name of George Coesaart, bricklayer. The name of all other Freemen of the city also appear on this list. The records of the New York Dutch Church show that on January 11, 1749 joris Kosaart and wife Elisabeth Hoogeland appear as witness to the baptism of a child. This being the last record that can be found bearing the name of George Cossart (150).

All available records seem to indicate that George at about the age of 20 must have accompanied his parents to the Raritan - Bound Brook settlement in New Jersey, where some ten years later he married Elizabeth Hoaglandt and they remain in the settlement until after his father's death which it is thought occured the later part of 1739. Then some time prior to May 7, 1745 he must have returned to New York City where he is listed as a bricklayer that year and where four years later his name appears on the records of the New York Dutch Church, and the fact that no later record of him can be found indicates that he must have left New York City on his fatal journey to Europe not far from 1750. Three years later (1753) his daughter and only child was married to William Wen,ver, his widow Elizabeth Hoagland, died in 1792 aged 86 years. See the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 47, pp. 48-60 "The Weaver Family Genealogy". His child jannetje of Jane (162) baptised October 29, 1733 at Raritan, New Jersey, died September 1, 1817.

We find the following record in "The Hoagland Family in America", page 29, 15. Elizabeth, daughter of Johannes Hoogelandt was baptised in New York City November 20, 1706. Adrian Hoochlandt and Elizabeth Hoochlandt, widow, being witnesses. They were here uncle and grandmother. She was married by license to joris Cousaar on September 16, 1730, the license being dated two days previous. They had one daughter, Jane, who married William Weaver. William and Jane Weaver had a daughter Elizabeth, who married John Greenwood. She (Elizabeth) died March 27, 1861, aged 92 years at the home of her nephew, Clark Greenwood.

"Elizabeth would be 24 when she married and Cousaar would be 31, George Coesart was a "freeman" in 1745; son of David Coesart (9), of Somerset County, New Jersey, who died in 1740. George was an older son, but not an Executor. David's widow was to have use of the estate during her lifetime. "

George Cossart and his wife Elizabeth Hoeglandt had -
CHILDREN:

162.Jennete (or Jane) Cossart, born October 12, 1733 (OS).

151.Jacob Cossart, son , of David Cossart (9) baptised at the Dutch Church
January 28, 1702, named for his grandfather Jacques Cossart (3).

He seemed to have married at about the age of 21 to Wilhelmina Kinney or Kenne. The fact that her family name does not appear on the Raritan church records but does appear on the Harlingen church records and the further fact that she had one of her children baptised at the Harlingen Church indicates that her people lived over in Montgomery Township in the vicinity of Harlingen. David Cossart's (9) will was made on June 10, 1736 and in this will be made provisions for the three children of his son Jacob, then deceased. While the Raritan church records show that Jacob had a son Jacob baptised at that church November 14, 1736 indicating that Jacob must have died either from accident or after a brief illness shortly prior to the time his father's will was drawn and that his fourth child, a posthumous child, was born after his death. Nothing further is known of his widow or children. She may have remarried and taken the children to some other locality. Note: See article under Anthony Cossart, son of Anthony (10).

CHILDREN-

163.Elizabeth Cossart, baptised April 4, 1725 at Raritan, N.J.
164.David Cossart, baptised March 29, 1732 at Harlingen, N.J.
165.Lydia Cossart, baptised December 23, 1733 at Raritan, N.J.
166Jacob Cossart, baptised November 14, 1736, at Raritan, N.J.
152.David Cosaart Jr., son of David Cossart (9), baptised at the New York Dutch church April 23, 1704. (Another record shows that he was born on April 25, 1704 and baptised September 23, 1704). He was one of the executors of his father's will and was mentioned therein as having been given "lands next to Jacob Derotes". But very little is known of him. The fact that the Raritan church records show that his eldest child was born 1735 indicates that he like his brother George did not marry until near 30 years of age.

The will of his father shows that he received from him a one hundred acre tract of land in the vicinity of Bound Brook and Raritan, and the fact that all his children (eleven) were bapttsed at the Raritan church indicates that he lived somewhere in that vicinity. His wtfe's Christian name was Catalyntie (or Catharine) and appears on the records of the Raritan church but her surname or family name does not appear on these or any other records now to be found, so the name of her family is unknown. The book "First Houses of Bound Brook", published by the Rev. T. E. Davis for many years pastor of the Bound Brook Presbyterian Church, says that David Cussart in 1744 sold a parcel of land at Bound Brook to Joseph Blackford, a merchant at that place. (See Somerset County Historical Quarterly, volume 5, page 2).

Rev. Davis is also the sole authority for the-,statement that a "George Cussart" in 1700 purchased a large tract of land where Bound Brook now stands and on it erected one of the first houses in Bound Brook, and that at his death about 1740 the property passed to his son David Cussart. This is the most preplexing problem that I have met with in Bridgewater Township, Somerset County, New Jersey. The best eastern authorities think that Rev. Davis was simply mistaken in some of his statements regarding not only the Cossart but the Blackford and other Bound Brook families. See Ibid. Volume 3, page 242; also volume 4, pg. 160.

My personal opinion is that Mr. Blackford purchased the Bound Brook lot from David Cossart (152) the subject of this sketch.

The name of David Corzort appears with the name of many other customers on the day book of Jacob Vossler, proprietor of the store at Pluckemin which was situated in the north part of Bridgewater Township near Bedmintster and Bernard Townships. If this store record made in 1785 refers to this David (152) he was then 81 years of age, while if it refers to his eldest son David (168), he was then 47. We can find no record at Trenton, N.J. , bearing the name of either of these two Davids. See Ibid. Volume 2, page 270 for list of customers of the Plucemin store.

David seems to have been the last of his father's four sons remaining in Somerset County, N.J. George the eldest returned to New York City. Jacob the second died before his father and Francis (157) the youngest accompanied a party of New Jersey Colonists to the Connewago Valley in York County, Pennsylvania, while David Cossart the subject of our sketch removed with his family to the Mohawk Valley in New York just before- the Revolutionary War not far from 1772. This David lineage, the only one in America that still uses the original French name of "Cossart". He settled south-west from Albany, NY. His three sons, viz. , David, Jacob and Francis served in the Revolutionary War.

The eleven children of David and Catharine Cossart were as shown below. All baptised at the Raritan Dutch Reformed church.

CHIIDREN:

167.Christina Cossart, baptised July -1,3, 1735.
168.David Cossart, baptised September 17, 1738.
169.Gertrude Cosaart, baptised June 29, 1740.
170.Susannah Cossart, baptised June 8, 1742.
171.Catalyntje (or Catharine) Cossart, baptised June 8, 1742.
172.Jacobus Cossart, baptised October 6, 1745.
173.Jannetie Cossart, baptised May 5, 1747.
174.Frans (or Francis) Cossart, baptised August 5, 1750.
175.Efye (or Efte) Cossart, baptised January 20, 1752.
176.Maria Cossart, baptised April 5, 1754.
177.Elenor (or Nellie) Cossart, baptised August 22, 1756.

153.Maria or Mary Cossart, daughter of David Cossart (9), baptised at New York City July 3, 1706. She was baptised in the Dutch church as Maria but in her father's will she is called Mary Williamson. The fact that her father names Peter Williamson as one of the executors of his will indicates that was the Christian name of his son-in-law. This family which later became very numerous in Somerset County, N.f. seems to have first settled about Bound Brook and Raritan. The first mention I find of the name is in 1706 when a David Williamson and wife appear as witnesses to a baptism at Raritan on February 24, 1739 a Peter Williamson and wife Mary appear at this chruch to have a son ja'cob baptised and again on January 25, 1745 they have a son Theodore baptised, but whether the mother was Mary Cossart or not we do not know. But very few of the name appear on the early Raritan records. I judge that most of the family belonged to Bound Brook Presbyterian church whose records cannot be found, it being the custom of the Presbyterian pastors of this period to take the records with them when they changed pastorates. The records of the early Bound Brook church were they now available, would doubtless throw much light on many of these early Bound Brook families. The name Peter Williamson appears on many public documents now recorded in the Secretary of State's office at Trenton, New Jersey. His services seems to have been much in demand in the settlement of estates, transfers of land and etc. , by men of this locality, but whether he was the same Peter who seems to have married Mary Cossart or a later Peter, that we do not know. The name of the common ancestor of this family or from whence they came, we have not yet been able to learn.

Peter Williamson was one of the executors of David and Johannes Cossarts wills. The children of Williamson were supposed to have used the surname of Williams and several of them were members of the Dutch Colony in York County, Pennsylvania, and some of t em went to Kentucky with the pioneer, Peter Cossart, son of Francis Cossart (157).

154.Susannah Cossart, daughter of David Cossart (9), baptised at New York City, April 10, 1709. She married Richard Conine and on September 20, 1733 the appear at the Raritan church to have their first child David baptised. The child was doubtless named for its grandfather David Cossart (9) and the name of the grandmother Christina Cossart appears as a witness.

The following month October 29th her brother George Cossart (150) and wife Elizabeth Hoaglandt have their daughter jannetie baptised when their mother Christina again appears as the witness and on December 23rd following another brother Jacob Cossart (151) and wife Wilhelmina Kinney have a daughter Lydia baptised. Susanna Conine is named as a witness to this baptism.

Rev. Theodore F. Frelinghuysen then being pastor of the Raritan church. July 25, 1736 Richard and Susannah again appear to have a son John baptised. Her brother George Cossart (150) and wife Elizabeth appear as witnesses. On January 1, 1740 Richard Conine appears alone at the Raritan church to have a son Jacob baptised. The witness being William and wife Elizabeth Krock. On this same day Susannah's cousin John Cossart and wife Catherine Hoagland had a son John baptised. This being very near the date on which Susannah's father David Cossart (9) died. Probably accounts for her as well as others of her father's family not being present at this time.

As the name of Richard (Derrick) Conine and his wife Susannah do not appear on the records of the Raritan church it is also possible that Susannah may have died when this son was born, or that they removed from this locality after her father's death.

155.Tohannis Cossart, son of David Cossart (9). baptised at New York City November 6, 1711. Peter and Rebecka facobse appeared as witnesses.As we find no further mention of him either in his father's will or else-where, it is supposed that he must have died in childhood.

156.Eleanor Cossart, daughter of David Cossart (9), baptised at New York City December 7, 1712. She was living but not married at the time of her father's will was made. We find no further trace of her.

157.Frans (Francis) Cossart, son of David Cossart (9), born Circa in 1713, baptised July 21, 1717 in the Dutch Reformed church, New York City, New York, died circa 1795. Of whom hereafter.

158.Tannetie (Jane) Cossart, daughter of David Cossart (9), baptised at New York City, May 15, 1715. Living but not married in 1716 when her father's will was made. We find no further record of her.

159.Aefje (Eva, Effie) Cossart, daughter of David Cossart (9), bapttsed at New York City, September 23, 1719. She was 17 when her father's will was made. She was unmarried at this time. We find no further trace of her.

157.Francis Cossart, son- of David Cossart (9), baptised at the Dutch Church, New York City, July 21, 1717. Witnesses to his baptism were his uncle and aunt, Jacob Goelet and Catherine Boele.

It will be seen that Francis became of age in or about 1733 and evidently married about this time as his eldest child Madalena we find was baptised at the Raritan Dutch Church October 17, 1740. His wife Margaret Van Nest was baptised at this same church October 14, 1719, she being the daughter of Peter Van Nest and his wife (second) Catharine jans. David Cossart (9) father of Francis had now been dead less than a year when Madelena was born. About a month later we find Francis and Margaret sold the following described tract of land in Middlesex County: "Francis Cosart and wife Margaret of Piseataway Township, Middlesex County, looman, to johnathan Dunn of Elizabethtown, Essex County - Plantation of 162 acres which Cosart bought of Peter Williamson and Williamson bought of Even Drummond and James Alexamder Esqrs. , May 17, 1736 it being in Piscataway Township." See Volume E2, page 479, New Jersey Deeds, Trenton, N.J.

The foregoing deed indicates that Francis and Margaret must have been housekeeping in Piscataway Township, Middlesex County where their first child was born. In the proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society (1894) 2nd Series, Volume 13, pp. 89-94; Freeholders of Middlesex County, Piscataway Township (1750) the list contains the name of Francis Cosart. Ibtd 3rd Series (1896) Volume 1, pp. 105-109. Piscataway Township in Middlesex County adjoins--,Bridgewater Township in Somerset County and Francis owned property lying on both sides of the line. Green Brook a very small stream separates these counties on the property that was owned by Francis.

Freeholders of Middlesex County, Piscataway Township, December 14, 1752, the list again contains the name of Francis Cosart. The History of Somerset County on page 660 shows that on March 17, 1750 Francis Cosart was elected assessor for Bridgewater Township (wherein Bound Brook and Raritan, now Summerville, are located). In 1915 the late O.L. Cozad says: "Mr. Van Doren Honeyman of Plainfield, who is the present Secretary of the New Jersey Historical Society and also the editor of the Somerset Historical Quarterly, informs me that he has in his possession a Somerset County Record which shows that on May 23, 1729 David Cosart (9) purchased a 100 acre tract of land lying north-west of Bound Brook. Reference to the New Jersey Map will show that the Somerset-Middlesex County line runs almost due north-west from Bound Brook to Fairfield. My supposition is that this 100 acre tract purchased by David in 1729 must have lain on both sides of the Somerset-Middlesex County line, and that it was this same 100 acres that was devised to his son Francis (see David's will)." If this hypothesis be correct and Francis built his residence on the Bridgewater Township line while part of his land extended across the line into Piscataway Township, he could in that case be elligible to election as an Assessor in Bridgewater Township, Somerset County at the same time to listed as a Freeholder or land owner in Piscataway Township, Middlesex County. As the baptismal records of all the children of Francis and Margaret are found in the Raritan church it indicates that they remained in the vicinity of Bound Brook up until about 1764 or 1765 when they in company with other Somerset and Bergen County families set out for the Connewago Valley in what was then York (now Adams) County, Pennsylvania.

The New York Military records show that a Francis Cossart served in Captain McMaster's Company, Colonet Fisher's Regiment, New York State Troops. Many have thought that this referes to Francis then living in the Conewago Pennsylvania settlement, but he is said to have been a man of such abnormal size (being so large, it is said, that his three sons after they were grown to manhood, and large men, could be standing closely together, button their father's vest around them). I can hardly conceive of a man of this size campaigning over the New York hills with an army. The further fact that he was a member of the York County, Pennsylvania, Committee of Correspondence during the Revolutionary War is further evidence that he is not the Francis referred to on the New York records. I think the New York soldier was his nephew, Francis (174), son of David (152).

The history of the large colony which went out from New Jersey between the years of 1764 and 1775 to Conewago, York County, Pennsylvania, Is quite as interesting as a romance. How many of the past or present generations of our family have ever heard of the name "Conewago" before? Or how many of those of the family now using the names of Cossairt, Cassat, Cassatt, Cozatt and Cosat (now widely scattered throughout the south, central states and west) know that it was in this Conewago Dutch church that their forefathers worshiped and that here their sons and daughters were baptised and later married. A church and colony which during the R&Volutionary period from 1775 to 1780 numbered a population of about one thousand souls and yet in the year 1794 the population had been so depleted that the church ceased to 'exist and by the year 1817 only about five of the total number of 170 New Jersey families who had founded the colony, remained. The colony, the church, the name, all passed into oblivion for a century and it is only of recent years that its records and past history have been exhumed and revealed. Such is a brief outline of the colony which to-day numbers among its descendants some of the most noted men of the day and generation. Why so large a number of New Jersey families should suddenly go to this settlement 150 miles to the west, no one now living seems to know. The church was about the center of the new settlement, was attached to the Classis of New Brunswick, New Jersey. A copy of the plan of the church which is still in existence and indicates where each member of those good Dutch forefathers there sat on Sunday the hear the preaching. There was a high pulpit shaped like a wine glass. The Dutch, unlike the Germans and English neighbors, demanded warmth during their devotions and so they had in their church two large wood burning stoves. This church building was then located only a few hundred yards along the York road to the east of Guldens where the Hunterstown roads branches off from the main highway. The name Conewago, an Indian name of course, was taken from Conewago Creek to the north of the settlement. The church was built about 1768 or 1769, in the latter year its records begin. Cornelius Cosine conveyed the land for it (one acre) to Francis Cossart (157), David Van Duyn and David Demarest, trustees. Other officers of the church during its existence, seems to have been David Cossart (Cassat), sone of Francis, John Smock, Garret Van Arsdale, John Van Dyke, Henry Commingore, Isaac Van Arsdale, Luke Brinkerhoff, John Conover, Thomas Johnson and Ralph Brinkerhoff. The pastors of the church whose names appear on the records and some of whom came out from New Jersey from time to time, were Rev. J.M. Van Harlingen, Rev. John Leydt, Rev. f. R. Hardenbergh of New Jersey and Rev. Cornelius Cosine and Rev. George Crinkerhoff residents of the settlement.

The earliest deed of record at York, then the county seat, given in 1768 by a member of the Van Arsdale family, recites that the property conveyed then adjoined lands of Henry Banta, Francis Cosat (157), David Hunter, William Love and George Sebring.

Francis Cossart's land lay about two miles east of Hunterstown along therroad leading to New Chester and some two miles north-west of the church.

The farms taken up by these settlers seem to have begun at a point 3 miles east of what is now Hunterstown and extended to within a few miles of Gettysburg. The public road used by these settlers in going to church they built in their community came to be known as the "Low Dutch Road", and is so known to-day on certain maps. It leaves the old York turnpike at a point a little to the south-west of where the church once stood and runs to what is known as Two Taverns south from Gettysburg, and it was along this road that many of the families settled, and it was on this road that the Confederate General "Zeb" Stewart's cavalry was moving on the 3rd day of July 1863 when the Union cavalry under the command of Generals Kirkpatrick and Gregg encountered them, however, the most severe fighting took place to the south-west of Gettysburg and not on the site of the Conewago Colony which was located to the east from there.

Francis Cossart was a man of great prominence and took a prominent part in the stirring events of the Revolutionary period. In 1775 he was a member of the Committee of Correspondence for York County, a member of the Provisional Assembly, and a member of the Convention that framed the first State Constitution in 1776 of which Dr. Benjamin Franklin was president. He was not present at the close of the labors of that body which met on fuly 15, 1776, from the fact that his services were required at home in assisting forward of the Militia to the ferseys. On the 2nd of May, 1777, he was appointed by the Pennsylvania Board of War, one of the Commissioners for York County, to collect blankets for use of the Continental troops. When a-new Committee of Safety and Observation was elected by a popular vote throughout the county, only men interested in protecting the rights of the Colonies were chosen. There were several members from each of the 26 townships, on this list of 82 names appears the name of Francis Cazart and Abraham Banta.


Deed, February 12, 1789 - Francis Cossart, of Straton Township, York County, to facob Cossart, of same. Recites whereas the Execution Council of the State of Pennsylvania, by three patents, one March 12, 1785, and the other two May 25, 1785, granted and confirmed to Francis Cossart following adjoining tracts situated in Straton called Frankfort, Barrenhill, and Indian Spring. Beginning at a white oak boundry line of Cornelius Van Arsdale's land and extending to lands of Henry Banta and along fames Dickson's land, 615 acres 43 perches, as recorded in Patent Book 2 in No. 4, page 23, the other in Book 4, page 226. In consideration of t 205. Confirms to said facob a part of said tract. Cornelius Van Arsdal's to Henry Banta, 333 acres 129 perches.

/signed/ Francis Cossaart.

Witnesses present:
Lawrence Monfort
Francis Cossart fr.

Recorded in Deed Book 2 F, pages 16, 17 and 18.

In the same Book on page 19 is a transaction between Francis Cossart and his other son David on February 12, 1789. Refers to same patents, the consideration being Z 252 for the balance of 615 acres consisting of 2 81 acres and 75 perches. Same witnesses.

In the old family bible of Francis the name is spelled ."Cosar", while the maiden name of his wife is spelled "Van Ess".

Francis died sometime after 1789. By some it is claimed that he died near 1796. Descendants claim the he and Margaret are buried in the Lod Dutch graveyard located about 1 1/2 miles to the east of Hunterstown. The writer has visited this burying ground where he found the graves of twoof his sons but there is no headstone to mark the resting place of either Francis or Margaret.

After their death their descendants adopted more different forms of spelling the family name than did the descendants of any other couple in America. Those remaining about York and Adams Counties took the name of Cassat and Cassatt, those going to Kentucky took the name of Cosatt, Cozatt, Cossatrt, Cassairt, Cossat, Cassat, Cassatt and Cozart, etc. This change in the spelling of the family name did not take place until near the year 1800 when we find two of Francis Cossart's sons, viz. , David and Jacob using the surname of Cassat. This name appears on their headstones.

CHILDREN:

178.Madeltna Cossart, born in Somerset County, New Jersey, October 17, 1740, baptised at the Raritan Dutch church January 1, 1741. We assume that she died young as there is no further trace of her to be found.

179.David Cossart, born in Somerset County, New Jersey, April 11, 1743, baptised at the Raritan Dutch church June 5, 1743.

180.Peter Cossart, born insomerset County,. New Jersey, April 30, 1746. Peter followed Daniel Boone to Kentucky where he was killed about 1781.

181Jacob Cossart, born in Somerset County, New Jersey, April 21, 1751, baptised in Raritan Dutch church May 12, 1751. 182.v. Chrtsttnna Cossart, born insomerset County, New Jersey, August 21, 1755, baptised at the Raritan Dutch Church September 7, 1755.
183Elisabeth Cossart, born in Somerset County, New Jersey, August 29, 1758, bapttsed at the Raritan Dutch church November 26, 1758.

S u m m a r y.

The foregoing brief record of the COSSAIRT FAMILY has been compiled for the sole purpose of stimulating an interest among our kinsmen in their family history and also to give them some idea of what the writer is attempting to do in the way of compiling a family history.

If you are a member of the family by birth or marriage, and have not already done so, send me your records for permanent preservation in published form, and thus benefit others, while helping yourself.

The branch of the C 0 S S A R T family in America are all the descendants of the Huguenot refugee Jacques Cossart (1), born in 1595 and his wife Rachel Gelton, through their son Jacques Cossart (3), 1639-1685, who was the first person bearing this surname to come to the American Colonies. He was descended from a very old and distinguished family of Norman-French Huguenots whose homes were in the north of France. A Catholic branch of the family still live there.

During the period of the great persecution of the Huguenots through the seventeen century many members of our family perished. Others fled to the mountains of Switzerland and Germany, and into Holland, England and Scotland, and a few to Ireland. Our branch from whom we are descended once resided at Leige (now in Belgium) before migrating to Holland.

Jacques Cossart (3), the immigrant to the New World, was born in Leyden, Holland, and came to New Amsterdam (New York) in 1662 with his wife Lydia Willems and their two minor children.

Like most family names of ancient origin, the COSSART name in America has undergone many changes. Records reveal that COSSART has been variable spelled, Cosart, Coesart, Coesar, Cossaart, Cosat, Cossairt, Cassat, Cassatt, Cassairt, Corzatt, Cozatt, Cozzart, Cozart, Cazort, Casad, Cosad Cozad, Cashow, Cashaw, Cosahw, Casseau, Cassou, Kershow, Kershaw, etc.

The varatton of spelling the name has greatly altered the pronounciation. There are a few of the family who still retain the original and correct spelling of the name. Research has found our family in various parts of the United States using more than twenty-five different forms of spelling the family name. Some of them in the state of New York and Pennsylvania and states farther west still retain the original spelling. However, some of them in New York state have dropped a letter "s" from the name and spell it "Cosart". There is another branch in northern California that have within the last Twentyfive years adopted this spelling. The descendants of Peter Cossart (180), the Kentucky pioneer, have added and "i" to the name making it spell "Cossairt" and 'Cassairt". A branch of this same family in York and Adams Counties, Penna., took the name "Cassat" and "Cassatt", while down in Kentucky they have adopted "Cossatt", "Cosat" and "Cozatt".

Then one of the Cossart family went to North Carolina and settled in Granville County, used Cozzart and Cozart, and now all his line throughout the south and south-west uses that same name. One branch of this family settled in Arkansas and use the name Cazort. A grandson of Peter Cossart (180) settled in east Tennessee and used the name of Cozart. This branch is small.

In New Jersey, some took the name of Cosad, Cozad, Casad, and Corzatt. On Long Island, about New York City they use Cashow, while this same family in New Jersey use Kershaw and Kershow. One of David's (10) sons moved to New York state where they use the surname of Cossaart.

Yet those people are the descendants of Jacques Cossart (3) our common ancestor, born in Holland of Huguenot ancestry, and who came over to the colonies in 1662.

A Jacques Cosseau or Casseau came to New Amsterdam as early as 1657 and is sometimes confused with Jacques Cossart (3). Mention is made of these two men in Baird's "Huguenot Emigration to America", see Volume 1, pp. 182-3.

Those people in America using the surname "Cossitt" and "Cossett" are the descendants of the immigrant Rene Cossttt who came to New England from France and settled in Conn. about 1712, and are probably unrelated to the Cossart family in America. The Cosser family came to America from England and Scotland and were probably related to the Cossarts of France.

The origin of a surname is not always easily found. In many cases the spelling has been twisted and distorted caused by the persons writing, or inscribing them and by the provincial or dialectic pronounctation which accounts for many variations. When surnames were brought into common use every body could not read or write, and persons pronouncing their names could not write or read them even after they were written.

C o s s a r t R e f e r e n c e s

For those who desire to do a little research work on our family the following bibliography of references is recommended.

Baird's "Huguenot Emigration to America", Vol. 1
Dutch Church records of New York.
Somerset County N.J. Historical Quarterly, 8 volumes.
The Banta Family Genealogy.
History of York County, Pa. Prowell.
Bound Brook Presbyterian Church records.
Weaver Family of New York City.
Dutch Reformed Church Records of Harlingen, N.J.
The Brinkerhoff Family Genealogy.
History of Dutch Congregation, Oyster Bay, L.I. - Stoutenberg.
Documentary History of New York, Vol. 3, p. 60.
History of Harlem - Ryker, pp. 117 and 228.
New York Dutch Manuscripts, Vol. 10, p. 49.
Documentary Colonial History of New York, Vol. 3, p. 74.
New York Genealogical and Biographical Records, Volume 5 and later.
The Du Pont Family Genealogy, two volumes.
The Huguenot Society of London publications.
History of Harlem - Bolton.
Ryker's Newton.
Edmondson's Complete Book of Heraldry.
Amorial General - Rettstap.
La Noblesse Franciase.
La Grande Encyclopedia.
Commission Pour L'Histotre des Eglisses Walloones, Leiden, Holland.
Early Germans of New Jersey - Chambers.
New England Genealogical Register, volume 47.
History of Kings County, N.Y. - Bergen.

Noted events in his life were:

• Fact 1: 14 McKee: Arrived as a refugee in 1662 with his family

• Fact 2: 14 McKee: Simply gives birth year as 1639, born in Holland (possibly Normandy, FR)

• Fact 3: 14 McKee: Gives date of death as 1685

• Fact 4: 20,21 One source says Jacques and wife, Lydia Willems, came to New York in 1663

• Fact 5: 22 Jacques and Lydia joined Dutch Reformed Church 1 April 1663

• Fact 6: 22 Jacques and Lydia (Lea) were Huguenot immigrants

• Fact 7: 22 Jacques and Lydia (Lea) arrived New Amsterdam October 1662 on Purmerlander Kerck

• Fact 8: 22 As of 1940 or thereabout, Jacques and Lydia had more than 5, 000 descendants

• Alt. Birth: 1595. 1,3,4 France

• Alt. Birth: 29 May 1639. 3,5,6,10,12,15 Leyden, Holland

• Alt. Birth: 29 May 1639. 2,3 Picardy, Normandy, France

• Baptism: 29 May 1639. 1,3,12 Leyden or Leiden, Holland

• Emigrated: 12 Oct 1662. 11 New Amsterdam

• Emigrated: 9 Came to America on De Pumerlander Kerck with wife and two children

• Immigration: 14 Oct 1662. 1,3 Ship - Pumerlander Kerck

• Alt. Death: Abt 1684. 15 Bushwick (Brooklyn), Kings County, Long Island, New York

• Alt. Death: Between 1684 and 1685. 15 Brushwick, Brooklyn, Kings, NY

• Alt. Death: 1685. 3,5,6,9,13 Bushwick (Brooklyn), Long Island, New York

Jacques married Lea Villeman 1,3,4,5,6,17 on 14 Aug 1656 in Frankenthal, Bavaria, Germany 1,3.,13 Lea was born on 11 Apr 1638 in Leyden, Holland5,6 and died in 1685 in Bushwick (Brooklyn), Kings, New York2,3,10 at age 47. Other names for Lea were Lea Vilman,1,3,11 Lydia Willems,1,3,9 Lydia Williams,11 Lydia Williams Lydia Lea Willems, and Lea Villems.

Marriage Notes:

[Source: 1294991.GED]

Some sources have them married 8/14/1656 in Frankenthal, Bavaria, Germany

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 14 Aug 1656. 1,3,13 Walloon Church, Leiden, Holland

General Notes:

[Source: 1294991.GED]

Subj: Re: Lea Villeman genealogy, 07/23/2000
From: rcurtis@machlink.com (Rachelle Curtis)
Hi Allison, I'll share whatever I have that you need. Let me know if you have something I don't.

Subj: Re: Lea Villeman genealogy Date: 07/23/2000
From: LloydVanHoose@email.msn.com (Lloyd VanHoose)

Hello Susan, Yes I am related to Lea Lydia Willems Villeman b.1641 in Holland, m.Jacques Cossart b.May 29, 1639, m. Aug 14, 1656 in Leyden, Holland. I found this information on Kindred Konnections. It looks like you were directly descended from David and I am descended from Anthony, David's younger brother. What do you need to know? I will be glad to share what I have. Julia Ann Lott VanHoose

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 11 Apr 1638.

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1641. 10 Holland

• Alt. Birth: 1641. 10 Leyden, Holland

• Baptized: <Walloon Church, Leiden, Holland>

• Emigrated: 12 Oct 1662. 11 Came with husband to New Amsterdam

• Alt. Death: Bef 1698. Brooklyn, Kings County, New York

• Alt. Death: Abt 1698. Brooklyn, New York

• Alt. Death: 1731. 1,3,5,6 Long Island, New York

Children from this marriage were:

   4 F    i. Lea Cossart 1,3,10 was born about 1657 in Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands,10 was baptized on 31 May 1657 in Walloon Church, Amsterdam, Holland,10 and died in Died Young.3 Another name for Lea was Child Cossart 1,3.,10

   5 F    ii. Rachel Cossart 1,3 was born in 1658 in Frankenthal, Bavaria, Germany,1 was baptized on 11 Nov 1658 in Frankenthal, Bavaria, Germany,1 and died between 1658 and 1659 in Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands.10 Other names for Rachel were Rachel Cossart, Rachelle Cossart 1. and3

   6 F    iii. Susanna Cossart 10 was born about Jan 1661 in Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands10 and was baptized on 3 Feb 1661 in Frankenthal, Bavaria, Germany.1,3 Other names for Susanna were Child Cossart,10 Susanne Cossart, and Sussanna Cossart.10

+ 7 F    iv. Janet Cosart 1,3,10,22 was born after 14 Oct 1662 in Kings, New York,10 was baptized on 28 Nov 1665 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 and died in 1736 in New York.10

+ 8 M    v. Jacques Cossart II 1,3,9,10,22 was born on 11 Apr 1668,10 was baptized in 1668 in New York City, , New York,22 and died in 1731 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York1,3 at age 63.

+ 9 M    vi. David Cassart I 4,5,6,11,18,19,22 was born on 18 Jun 1671 in Brooklyn, Long Island, Kings, New York,5,6 was baptized on 18 Jun 1671 in New York City, , New York,1,3 and died on 30 Jan 1740 in Bound Brook, Somerset, New Jersey5,6 at age 68.

+ 10 M    vii. Anthony Cosad Sr. 20,22 was born in 1673 in Brooklyn, , New York9 and died in 1756 in Somerville, Somerset, New Jersey1,3 at age 83.

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7. Janet Cosart 1,3,10,22 was born after 14 Oct 1662 in Kings, New York,10 was baptized on 28 Nov 1665 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 and died in 1736 in New York.10 Other names for Janet were Janetje Cossart,1,3,10,22 Jannetje Cossart, Jannetje Cossart 1,3,10., and22

General Notes:

The following is probably a reference to Janet Cosart.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 30 September 2006

[Source: New York City Wills, 1730 - 1744]

Page 476.--George Clarke, Esq., President of Council and Governor. Whereas, JEANE GOELET, of New York, widow, died intestate, Letters of Administration are granted to her son Jacob Goelet, merchant, May 21, 1736.

Noted events in her life were:

• Fact 1: 22 Baptized in 1665 in New York City

• Fact 2: 22 Jannetje and Jacobus were members of the Dutch Reformed Church

• Fact 3: 22 Jannetje and Jacobus had ten children

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1665. 10

• Alt. Birth: 1665. 10

• Alt. Birth: 28 Nov 1665. 9 New York City, New York County, New York

• Alt. Death: 5 Apr 1736.

Janet married Jacob Goelet,1,3,10 son of Francis Goelet and \, on 10 Jan 1687 in New York City, New York.9 Jacob was born in 1665 in New Amsterdam1,3 and died in 1731 in New York City, New York, New York1,3 at age 66. Another name for Jacob was Jacobus Goelet 1,3.,10

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 10 Jan 1688. 9 New York City, New York

General Notes:

[Source: Abstracts of Wills Vol III 1730-1744, pages 37 - 39]

Page 167.--In the name of God, Amen, the 15th day of September, 1722. "Know all men by these presents that I, JACOBUS GOELET, of the city of New York, stationer, shopkeeper, and now in good health, perfect mind and memory; Thanks be given to God for his great mercy." I leave to my wife, Janitie, all my real and personal estate, none excepted, to be by her possessed during the time she remaineth my widow, with full power to trade, buy, and sell all movable estate, and, with the advice and consent of my three eldest children, to mortgage or sell my house or houses and lands. But if she should happen to remarry, then she shall deliver unto my dear and well beloved children, by she and me begotten, my great Dutch Bible, and 2/3 of my real and personal estate that is then in being and not by her disposed of. After the death of my wife, if she should not remarry, I will that my dear and well beloved children, named Jacob, Jan, Raphael, Aefie and Phillipus, shall be my true and lawful heirs, to inherit my estate. That is, to my eldest son Jacob, œ5 and my old Dutch Bible as his acknowledgement of his birthright. "And it is my will that my daughter Aefie if not then married shall be set out in order, furnished with mourning and wedding robes, and reasonable linnen and housing stuff, as becomes a young woman of our degree." "And my youngest son Phillipus, if his apprentice time be not ended, I will that methods shall be taken by my children to find him as by agreement between his master and myself, and at the expiration of his apprenticeship so much as a new suit of clothes come to from top to toe, linnen and woolen, answerable to his reputation, and a near calculation to be made and collected out of my estate to find him with meat and drink, lodging and washing and mending. Or else my married children take turns to find him as aforesaid at their houses and in their own families until he is of the age of 22 years." And all the rest of my estate is to be equally divided among my children. I appoint my wife Janitie and my three oldest sons, Jacob, Jan and Raphael executors.

Witnesses, Cornelius Clopper, William Myer, Jacob Blom. Proved, September 2, 1731.

[NOTE.--Jacobus Goelet, the ancestor of a well-known family, first appears as a school-master, and afterwards a book-seller and stationer, his place of business being the "Sign of the Bible." This, which was also his dwelling-place, was in what is now Hanover square, directly opposite No. 114 Pearl street. Here he had two dwelling-houses, which previously belonged to Abraham Delanoy, who was also a school-master. These buildings, and many others around them, were bought by the city in 1819. They were all removed, and Hanover square opened as at present. Jacobus Goelet was, for many years before his death, the clerk of the Dutch church, and the records of baptisms, etc., are in his handwriting.--W. S. P.]

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[Source: America's Successful Men of Affairs: An Encyclopedia of Contemporaneous Biography
Volume I
G
Peter Goelet
page 259

America's Successful Men

PETER GOELET, realty owner, born June 22, 1800, died in this city, Nov. 21, 1879. He came from a Huguenot family, which at the time of the fierce and bloody persecution of the Protestants by the Roman Catholic church, fled from Rochelle, France, to Amsterdam in Holland, in 1621, remaining there until 1676. Francis Goelet, youngest son of the family, having lost his wife, came to New Amsterdam in 1676, with his only child Jacobus, a boy of about ten. Greatly pleased with the place, he left his boy in care of Mr. Phillips, merchant, and sailed for Holland to bring hither his effects, but was never heard from thereafter, and is supposed to have been lost at sea Jacobus remained in New York, married Jannetje, daughter of Mr. Coessar, a member of a Protestant refugee family from Rochelle, and died in 1731, the father of six children. Jan Geolet, third son of Jacobus, was married in 1718 to Jannetje, daughter of Jan Cannon, a merchant of New York, who also traced his family line to a Protestant refugee from Rochelle. Dying in July, 1753, he left several children.
Peter Goelet, fourth son of Jan, born in January, 1727, was the founder of the family fortunes. He carried on a trade in hardware, cutlery, locks, music, brushes, etc., for many years, with Peter T. Curtenius, under the name of Goelet & Curtenius, in a store on Pearl street, Hanover Square, at the sign of the "golden key." The firth dissolved in 1763, the junior partner engaging in business with a sign of a "golden anvil," while Mr. Goelet went on alone in the hardware trade. He was greatly prospered, gained what was then considered a fortune, and invested it almost wholly in local real estate. He was married in April, 1755, to Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Ratse, and at his death lived at No. 53 Broadway.
Peter P. Goelet, son of the latter, was born in August, 1764, and died in October, 1828. He inherited a large part of his father's property, and by the advice of his lawyer, Peter De Witt, invested nearly all of his accumulations in further purchases of real estate. He owned some securities of corporations, however, and was a member of The Western Inland Dock Navigation Co. In May, 1799, he married Almy, daughter of Thomas Buchanan, his brother Robert Ratse having married Margaret Buchanan, her sister. Upon his death, he was survived by four children, Peter, the subject of this sketch; Jean B. Goelet; Hannah G., wife of Thomas R. Gerry, Commodore, U. S. N.; and Robert Goelet.
Peter Goelet continued the policy of investing in land and buildings, mainly in those parts of the growing city, where in a few years there was certain to be a dense aggregation of buildings of the highest class. The land on which the Grand Central Depot now stands, was once his.
Mr. Goelet was a lover of fine horses, of which he usually kept as many as six, although when going about his daily business he almost invariably walked or used the stages. He was charitable without ostentation, and during the war took a special interest in one of the New York regiments, expending money freely to relieve the sufferings of members who returned sick or disabled, and of the families of the killed.
His recreation consisted largely in working at a forge in the basement of his house on Broadway and 19th street, where he manufactured, after the fashion of one of the Kings of France, various sorts of machinery, but particularly locks of curious and intricate patterns. He owned many bright plumaged fowls and birds from all parts of the world. During the summer time, some of these were to be seen stalking about the grounds surrounding the Goelet mansion.[p.260]
Mr. Goelet left his real estate equally to his brother Robert and his sisters Jean B. Goelet and Hannah G. Gerry.
ROBERT GOELET, realty owner, a son of Peter P. Goelet, was born in October, 1809, and died at his home, No 857 Broadway, Sept. 22, 1879. He was occupied during life with the management of properties inherited from his father. He resembled his eccentric brother Peter in many respects and was warmly attached to him, the two men making visits to West Point together every year, and being constantly in each other's society. In October, 1839, he married Sarah, daughter of Jonathan Ogden, and left two children, Robert and Ogden Goelet. The Goelet possessions are now centered mainly in the ownership of these two men. Robert Goelet, born Sept. 29, 1841, was married in 1879 to Harriette Louise, daughter of George Henry Warren, of New York, and has two children, Robert Walton and Beatrice Goelet. His brother Ogden was born June 11, 1846, and married Mary R., daughter of Richard T. Wilson, the banker. Their children are Robert and Mary Goelet.

Noted events in his life were:

• Religion: 1,3 New York City, New York County, New York; Religion: Dutch Reformed Church

• Naturalization: 27 Sep 1715, New York. Occupation listed as bricklayer

Children from this marriage were:

+ 11 F    i. \ Goelet .23

+ 12 F    ii. Rachel Goelet .23

+ 13 M    iii. Jacob Goelet Jr. 1,3,23 was born in 1688 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 was baptized on 30 Jan 1689 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 and died after 15 Sep 1722.

   14 M    iv. Francis Goelet 1,3 was born in 1691 in New York City, New York, New York.1,3

+ 15 M    v. John Goelet 23 was born in 1694 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 was baptized on 7 Feb 1694 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 and died in July 1753.

   16 M    vi. Raphael Goelet 1,3,23 was born in 1696 in New York City, New York, New York1,3 and died in 174723 at age 51.

General Notes:

[Source: Abstracts of Wills Vol IV 1744-1753, page 157]

Page 227.--In the name of God, Amen. I, RAPHAEL GOELET, of New York, painter and glazier, being very sick. I leave to my nephew Jacobus, son of my brother, Jacob Goelet, my silver watch and chain and seal. I leave to my nephew, Francis Goelet, son of my brother John, my clock and cane. To my nephew Isaac, son of my brother, Philip Goelet, my gun or fowling piece, my cartouch box, and my silver-hilted sword. I leave to my nephew, Matthew Lyne, son of my late sister, Aesie Lyne, deceased, my two best coats, one waistcoat, 1 pair of breeches, 3 shirts, my neck-cloths, and all the gold and silver belonging to my body. All the rest of my wearing apparell I leave to my uncle Anthony Coessard's family, living at Raritan, in New Jersey. I leave to my God-son, Ernest Kip, son of my brother-in-law, Jacob Kip, œ20. To my niece, Margaret Vandursen, daughter of Rachel Vandursen, œ30. All the rest of my estate, real and personal, I leave 1/3 to my wife Breeckie, and the use of 2/3 for life, for her better and more comfortable support, and after her decease, to the children of my brothers, Jacob, John, and Philip, and the children of my sister, Aessie Lyne. I make my wife and my brother Jacob, and my good friends, Joseph Leddell and John Bogart, executors.

Dated December 23, 1747. Witnesses, John Alstyne, Stephen Terhune, Simon Johnson. Proved, January 7, 174 7/8.

Raphael married Breckie Pels 1,3 on 17 Apr 1720 1.,3 Breckie died after 23 Dec 1747.23 Another name for Breckie was Breeckie.23

   17 M    vii. Philip Goelet 23 was born in 1699 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 was baptized on 13 Aug 1699 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 and died in 1701 in New York City, New York, New York1,3 at age 2. Another name for Philip was Phillipus Goelet.23

   18 F    viii. Leah Goelet 1,3 was born in 1702 in New York City, New York, New York.1,3

+ 19 F    ix. Aefje Goelet 1,3,23 was born in 1704 in New York City, New York, New York1,3 and died before 23 Dec 1747.23

+ 20 M    x. Phillipus Goelet Jr. 1,3 was born in 1708 in New York City, New York, New York1,3 and died in 1743 in New York City, New York, New York1,3 at age 35.

8. Jacques Cossart II 1,3,9,10,22 was born on 11 Apr 1668,10 was baptized in 1668 in New York City, , New York,22 and died in 1731 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York1,3 at age 63. Other names for Jacques were Jacob Cossart Jr, Jacque (Jacob) Cossart,1,3,9,10,22 Jacques Jacob Cossart 1,3,9,10., and22

General Notes:

NOTE: The following reference appears to be to Jacques Cossart. If it is not, he has certainly been confused with Jacques Cossart (see notes for wife, Anna Maria.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.

[Source: Register of the Early Settlers of Kings County, Long Island New York, page 59]

CASSHOW or CASSOU, JACOB, b. in N. Y.; m. Sept. 28, 1695, Ann Maria Rapalje da. of Tunis, and is the ancestor of the L. I. Casshows. Issue:--Antje, bp. June 18, 1699; Johannes, bp. Sept. 21, 1701; (sup.) Jacob, who m. Lena Stockholm; and Annetje, bp. Mar. 21, 1708--all in Brn. Made his mark to documents.

Noted events in his life were:

• Fact 1: Descendents use Cashow, Casow, Cassou, Cossart, Kassou, Kassow, Kershaw, Kershow

• Fact 2: 22 Jacob and Anna Maria were members of the Dutch Reformed Church

• Fact 3: 22 Jacob and Anna Maria had ten children

• Occupation: 9 Merchant

• Alt. Birth: 1668. 10 New York City, New York

• Alt. Birth: 11 Apr 1668. 10 New York City, New York County, New York

• Alt. Birth: 18 Apr 1668. 9

• Alt. Death: 1731. 1,3 New York City, New York

Jacques married Anna Maria Casper Springsteen 10 on 28 Sep 1695.1 Anna was born in 1668.1,3 Other names for Anna were Ann Maria Springsteen,10 Anna Springsteen,10 Anna Maria Springsteen, Mary Springsteen 1., and3

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 1695. 1

General Notes:

[Source: Somerset County Historical Quarterly Vol VIII, 1919, page 236]

[195]. COSSART--KERSHAW--COSHUN.--"The impression seems to have been given in previous references to the Kershaw, Cossart, Coshun, etc., families in the QUARTERLY that they are all one. My investigations show that the Coshun family descends from a Joshua Coshun, who settled near Harlingen in 1730 or earlier. On the other hand the Kershaw, or Kershow, family of Somerset County up to 1806 are the descendants of Jacob Cossart and wife, Ann Maria Springsteen, of Brooklyn, through their two sons, Joost and Jerome, who settled near Harlingen. The children of Jacob and Ann Maria Cossart were:

"1. John, who m. Mary Simonson and settled near Oyster Bay, L. I. Their sons settled on Long Island and elsewhere in the State of New York.

"2. Jacob, Jr., who m. Jannete Bogart and remained at the old Brooklyn home. Their son, Jacob, m. Rachel Smith, and in 1806 they settled in Bridgewater twsp., Somerset Co., N. J., and are the ancestral parents of the Kershaw families now in Somerset.

"3. Joost, who m. Maria (???), about 1735, and, about 1738 or '9 settled near Harlingen. They had four sons, Jacob, George, Cornelius and Abraham, who were the fathers of practically all the Kershow, or Kershaw, families in Somerset up to 1806.

"4. Jerome, who m. Jane Nevius about 1744, and, with his brother Joost, settled near Harlingen. He d. young (about 1754), leaving only one son, Jacob, whom I cannot trace.

"5. Abraham, who m. Jannette Nevius and resided at Bushwick, L. I.; their sons remained on Long Island."

O. L. C. (Marion, Ohio).

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NOTE: Bergen, see below, says her name was Anna Maria Rapalje, daughter of Tunis.

[Source: Register of the Early Settlers of Kings County, Long Island New York, page 59]

CASSHOW or CASSOU, JACOB, b. in N. Y.; m. Sept. 28, 1695, Ann Maria Rapalje da. of Tunis, and is the ancestor of the L. I. Casshows. Issue:--Antje, bp. June 18, 1699; Johannes, bp. Sept. 21, 1701; (sup.) Jacob, who m. Lena Stockholm; and Annetje, bp. Mar. 21, 1708--all in Brn. Made his mark to documents.


Children from this marriage were:

   21 F    i. Janetje Cossart 1,3 was born in Brooklyn, Kings, New York.1,3

Janetje married John Abrah Voorhees 1,3 in 1730 1.,3 John was born in 1699.1,3

   22 M    ii. Abraham Cossart 1,3 died on 5 Sep 1785 in Kings, Saratogo, New York.1,3

Abraham married Jannetie Nevius 1,3 on 1 May 1747 in Somerset, New Jersey 1.,3 Jannetie was born about 17261,3 and died before 1796.1,3

   23 F    iii. Angenetie Cossart .1.,3

   24 F    iv. Anna Cossart 1,3 was born in 1699 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York1,3 and died in 1707 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York1,3 at age 8.

   25 M    v. John Cassou 1,3 was born in 1701 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York1,3 and died on 25 Jul 1777 in Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York1,3 at age 76.

John married Mary Simonson 1.,3 Mary died on 9 May 1772 in Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York.1,3

+ 26 F    vi. Cathrilentje Cassonon 1,3 was born in 1703 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York1,3 and was baptized on 9 Jan 1704 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York.1,3

   27 F    vii. Anna Cossart 1,3 was born in 1708 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York1,3 and died before 1731.1,3

   28 M    viii. Joost Cossart 1,3 was born in 1711 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York.1,3

Joost married Maria 1,3 about 1736 1.,3

   29 M    ix. Jerome Cossart 1,3 was born about 17211,3 and died about 17541,3 about age 33.

Jerome married Jennete Nevius 1,3 about 1743 1.,3 Jennete was born on 25 Dec 1722.1,3

Noted events in her life were:

• Baptism: 27 Jan 1723. 1,3 Marlboro, Cumberland County, New Jersey

   30 M    x. Jacob Cossart 1,3 was born in 1727 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York1,3 and died on 17 Jun 1768 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York1,3 at age 41.

Jacob married Janette Bogart 1,3 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York 1.,3 Janette died in 1756 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York.1,3 Another name for Janette was Fennetie 1.,3

9. David Cassart I 4,5,6,11,18,19,22 was born on 18 Jun 1671 in Brooklyn, Long Island, Kings, New York,5,6 was baptized on 18 Jun 1671 in New York City, , New York,1,3 and died on 30 Jan 1740 in Bound Brook, Somerset, New Jersey5,6 at age 68. Other names for David were David Coesart,24 David Cossart, David Cossart 9,11., and22

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund WFT Vol. 13, Ed. 1, Tree #2404, Date of Import: Jul 26, 1999]

The Dutch colony in Somerset Co., NJ, came from Long Island, NY between 1681 and 1699 (Rev. Abraham A. Messler, Centennial Hist. of Somerset Co., NJ, Somerville, NJ, 1878, p 34)

The Cossart homestead in Somerset Co., East New Jersey was located at the northwest corner of the junction of Cedar Brook, Bound Brook, and Green Brook.

of Somerset Co., NJ, in 1719

Lot 107 in Somerset Co., NJ, was surveyed to David Cossart on May 23, 1729

Will written 1736, and probated in1740.
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[Source: COZART & COSSART Connections, http://cozart.faithweb.com/main.html]

Will of David Cosort [Cossart]
of Somerset Co., NJ
10 June 1736

In the name of God, Amen.
The tenth day of Jun in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and thirty-six, I, David Cosort of the County of Summer Set in the province of East Jersey, Gentleman, Being very weak in Body, But of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God therefore, Calling unto mind the mortality of my Body, and the knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye, Do make and ordain this last will and testament, that is to say, Principally, and first of all, I give and Recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it, and for my Body, I recommend it to the Earth, to be Buried in a Christian like and decent manner, at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection, I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God And as touching worldly Estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me in this life. I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

IMPRIMIS:
It is my will and I do order that in the first place all my just Debts and funeral Charges be paid and Satisfied.
Item: Staintiah Cosort my Dearly Beloved Wife, all my whole Estate and all my movables As long as She Continueath my widow, Excepting a Silver Baker and a Silver Ringed Kain.
If She marieth to another man or when She is Dead, my whole Estate Shall be devised as follows At the Expiration of one year and six weeks.
Item: I give and Bequeath unto my beloved son George Cosort at the Decease of my Body, one Silver Baker and my Silver Ringed Kain which is afford Excepted out of my Estate, likewise all my lands to him and to my son David - - Excepting one hundred and ten acres which lyeth at the Back part of my land and one hundred acres of wood land. But my son George must have that half which my house and Barn And Orchard Standeth on and my son David the other half which Lyeth next to Jacob Decrotes.
Item: I give and Bequeath unto my son Francis one hundred acres of Upland and ten acres of the back part of my mowing meadow which is afford excepted and a Dutch Bible, and as far as the hundred acres of wood land. It must be Divided Equally Between George and David and Francis, and when my three sons Inherit their lands they must be an Equally Share in Building a house for David on his land, and as high and as wide and as long as the House that now Standeth on the hundred and ten acres which is afford willed to Francis, there must a Chimney Built in the house of Brick and a Division wall of Brick Between the house and the Canter and all the floors of the house must be Laid with Boards.
Item: I give and Bequeath unto Mary Williamson my Daughter fifty pounds which must be paid thus by my son Goerge, that is to say, twenty-five pounds at the Expiration of one year after the lands is divided and twenty-five pounds more at ye end of another year.
Item: I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Susannah Canine fifty pounds which must be paid by my son George as thus - - that is to say twenty-five pounds at the end of one year after the land is Divided and twenty-five pounds more at ye end of another year.
Item: I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Elener fifty pounds which must be paid by my son David after ye same manner aforesaid.
Item: I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Jane fifty pounds which must be paid by my son David in Like Manner.
Item: I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Eve fifty pounds whuch must be paid By my son Francis in Like Manner.
Item: I give and Bequeath unto Hendrick Harpending son of my Daughter Leah Deceased fifty pounds which must be paid by my son Francis after the same manner as afore mentioned And when my Lands is Divided between my three sons I do order household goods and moveables be sold at the Best advantage and one hundred pounds to be put at use for the three children of my son Jacob Deceased and as long as Williamtiah his former wife Continueth his widow She must have the Interest of the hundred pound and no longer and the Remainder of my movable must be Divided Equally Between my three sons and Six Daughters and if my lands is taken away at any time after my Decease on after the Decease of my wife, the payments must not be made by my sons which is More mentioned And if payment or any part of payment Be made Before the Lands is taken away they must Return it Back to my sons again the aforesaid payment in money at Eight Shillins per ounce, Likewise I do hereby ordain Peter Williamson any my son David to be my only and sole Executors of this my last will and testament all and Singular the Lands Messuages and tenements to my sons their heirs and assigns for Ever And I do hereby utterly disallow Revoke and Disannuall and I every other former testament wills, Legacies and Executed By me in any ways Before this time named, willed and Bequeathed Rattifieing and confirming this and no other, to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the Day and Year above written.

David Cosort
his mark

Signed, Sealed, Published Pronounced and Declared by the said David Cosort at his Last Will and testament in the Presence of us the Subscribers Viz:
Marius Gianvill
John Riggs
Johannes Hogland
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From book: Cossart - A Tabulated Genealogy of the Family of Jacques Cossart Jr & Lea Villeman.
By Dee Ann (Shipp) Buck, 1991, Virginia; self-published in a spiral binding; pages 145-146.
This will was typed in the book. Paragraphing changed a bit when put on the internet.

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[Source: 1294991.GED]

"Members of the Reformed Dutch Church. Had 11 children. Descendants are now using the surnames of Cassairt, Cassat, Cassatt, Cosart, Cosat, Cossairt, Cossart, Cozart, Cozatt, etc." from The Cossart Family in America.

The homestead of the Cossarts would seem to have been located at the northwest corner of the junction of Cedar Brook, Bound Brook, and Green Brook. One history (James P. Snell, Hist. of Hunterdon and Somerset Cos., NJ, Phila., Evarts & Peck, 1881), stated that Lot 107 was surveyed to David Cossart on 5-23-1729. Lot 107 appears on the map numbered III in the Elizabethtown Bill in Chancery (Records of the Board of Proprietors of Perth Amboy, NJ, Book 51, p 4). It has been stated (Rev. Abraham A. Messler, Centennial Hist. of Somerset Co., NJ, Sonierville, NJ, 1878, p34), that the Dutch colony in Somerset Co., NJ, came from Long Island between 1681 and 1699 and specifically mentions the Van Nest family. David Cossart married Stantje Van Horn of Flushing 10-11-1696, and was said to be of Somerset Co., NJ, in 1719 (The Cossart Family by James A. Cozart, 1958, vol 1, p 3; Hist. Collections Relating to the Cossart Family by Joseph A. Cossart, 1933, N.Y. Public Library). Source, Kevin N. Dye <kdye@kdye.com>
According to Kevin, children were:
Francis Cossart b: 1713 in Bergen County,New Jersey
Leah Cossart b: 21 JUL 1697 in New York,NY,NY
Joris (George) Cossart b: 19 NOV 1699 in New York,NY,NY
Jacob Cossart b: 28 JAN 1701/1702 in New York,NY,NY
David Cossart b: 25 APR 1704 in New York,NY,NY
Maria Cossart b: 3 JUL 1706 in New York,NY,NY
Sussanna Cossart b: 10 APR 1709 in New York,NY,NY
Johanne (John) Cossart b: 6 NOV 1711 in New York,NY,NY
Eleanor (Nellie) Cossart b: 7 DEC 1712 in New York,NY,NY
Neeltie Cossart b: 7 DEC 1712 in New York,NY,NY
Janetje (Jane) Cossart b: 15 MAY 1715 in New York,NY,NY
Aefje Cossart b: 23 SEP 1719 in New York,NY,NY
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From: vdpcom@warwick.net (Catherine Di Pietro)
To: AllisonGen@aol.com
Hi Susan - Thank for the response to my WorldGenConnect database - the first real connection! Thank you very much for the additional Cossart information - fantastic stuff - especially the siblings of David Cossart Jr., hubby to Catherine Kinney. Catherine's sister, Willemptje, married a Jacob Cossart whom I believe is David Jr.'s brother. As you can probably tell, the Kinney family is my main focus. If you don't already have them from the database, I can send you information on Catherine and Willemptje's family, siblings and their grandfather, the immigrant. I have their father Jacob's will abstract posted on my website along with other goodies at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/5699/kinney.html if you're interested. Let me know if there's anything I can send you.
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[Source: 23093.GED]

Was in New York in 1703. A Mason by trade. Bought land in 1708 and coveyed it in 1719 to his son-in-law Harpending. In that deed he is called of Somerset county, New Jersey. His will of June 4, 1736 was probated in New York, January 30, 1740. He then being David Cosart, gentleman of Somerset county, New Jersey. The births of their children are recorded in the list of the Dutch Reformed church of New York City.

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[Source: Calendar of New Jersey Wills, 1670-1760]

Page: 114
Name: David Cosort (Cassart)
Date: 10 Jun 1736
Location: Somerset Co.
gent; will of. Wife, Staintiah. Son, George, to have (eventually) home farm. Son, David, lands next to Jacob Derotes. Son, Francis, 110 acres and Dutch Bible. Daughters--Mary Williamson, Susannah Canine, Elenor, Jane and Eve. Grandchildren--Hendrick Harpending, son of daughter Leah, deceased, and three children of son Jacob, deceased. Williamtiah, "former wife" of Jacob. Executors--Son, David, and Peter Williamson. Witnesses--Marius Glanvill, John Riggs, Johanas Hogland. Proved 13 Jan., 1740.
Lib. C, p. 387.
1741. July 1. "Inventory, Bown Broak (Bound Brook), of the late David Casaar." Personal estate, £137.1.6; made by Jacob DeGroot, William Olden.

Noted events in his life were:

• Fact 1: 14 McKee: Also gives year of death as 1740

• Fact 2: 14 McKee: Gives year of birth as "Abt. 1671"

• Fact 3: 22 One source says David and Styntje had only had eleven children

• Fact 4: 22 David and Styntje were members of the Dutch Reformed Church

• Fact 5: 22 Descendants use surnames of Cassairt, Cassat, Cassatt, Cosart, Cosat, Cossairt

• Fact 6: 22 Descendants also use surnames of Cossart, Cozart, Cozatt, etc.

• Moved: 11 Boundbrook, New Jersey where, in 1736, drew up his will

• Occupation: 9 Mason and building contractor

• Occupation: 1,3 New York City, New York County, New York; Occupation: Stone mason

• Alt. Birth: 18 Jun 1671. 12 Bushwick (Brooklyn), King, NY

• Alt. Birth: 18 Jun 1671. 2 New Amsterdam (New York City), New York

• Will: 10 Jun 1736. 25 Somerset County, New Jersey

• Alt. Death: 1740. 6,18,19 Somerset County, New Jersey

• Alt. Death: 30 Jan 1740. 9 Bound Brook, Somerset, New Jersey

• Alt. Death: 30 Jan 1750. 3,13 New York, NY

David married Styntje Joris Van Hoorne,9 daughter of Joris Janszen Van Hoorn 26 and Maria Rutgers,2,3,9,26,27 on 11 Oct 1696 in New York City, New York 5.,6 Styntje was born on 9 May 1677 in Flushing, Queens, New York2,3,27 and died after Jan 1740 in Bound Brook, Somerset, New Jersey.3 Other names for Styntje were Styntje Joris Van Hoorn,9 Stantiah Van Horn,4,5,6,9,18,19 Styntje Joris Van Horn,27 Styntje Van Horne,1,3,11,28 Styntje Van Horne Stantje Van Horn, Styntje (Sylvia) Joris Van Horne, and15 Styntie Vanhoome.11

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 1696. 14 McKee: Gives year of marriage as 1696

• Alt. Marriage: 18 Sep 1696. New York City, New York County, New York

• Alt. Marriage: 11 Oct 1696. Dutch Reformed Church, New York City

• Alt. Marriage: 10 Nov 1696.

• Alt. Marriage: 28 Sep 1696, Dutch Church Of New York. 24

General Notes:

[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

NOTE: The Van Horn Family book does NOT show Styntje Van Hoorne as a daughter of Joris Van Hoorn and Maria Rutgers. There is no mention of her whatsoever. There is also no mention of David Cassart.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 31 January 2001

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1667.

• Alt. Birth: 1671. 11

• Alt. Birth: 1677. 11 New York

• Alt. Death: After Jan 1740. Somerset County, New Jersey

• Alt. Death: Bound Brook, Somerset, New Jersey. 3

Children from this marriage were:

+ 31 F    i. Leah Cossart 3,12 was born about 1697, was baptized on 21 Jul 1697 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 and died before 10 Jun 1736.

+ 32 M    ii. George Cossart 1,3 was born on 19 Aug 1699 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 was baptized on 19 Aug 1699,29 and died about 1745 in New York City, New York, New York1,3 about age 46.

+ 33 M    iii. Jacob Cossart 1,3,9 was born on 28 Jan 1702 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 was baptized on 28 Jan 1702,3,12 and died about 1735 in New York City, New York, New York1,3 about age 33.

+ 34 M    iv. David Cossart II 1,3,9,12,13 was born on 25 Apr 1704 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 was baptized on 23 Sep 1704,29 and died after 10 Jun 1736.

   35 F    v. Maria Cosad 1,3 was born on 3 Jul 1706 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 was baptized on 3 Jul 1706,3,12 and died after 10 Jun 1736. Other names for Maria were Maria Cossart,1,3 Mary Cossart 1. and3

Maria married Peter Williamson 1,3.,9

Maria next married M. Williamson 3.,12

   36 F    vi. Susannah Cossart 9 was born in Apr 1709, was baptized on 10 Apr 1709,3,12 and died after 10 Jun 1736. Other names for Susannah were Susannah Canine, Susanna Cosad,9 Susanna Cossart,9 Sussanna Cossart,1,3 Suzannah Cossart 3., and12

Susannah married Richard Cosine 29 on 20 Sep 1733 1.,3 Other names for Richard are Canine,9 Dick Canine,9 Richard Conine 9., and30

+ 37 M    vii. Johanne Cossart was born in Nov 1711, was baptized on 6 Nov 1711,3,12 and died in 1757 at age 46.

+ 38 F    viii. Eleanor Cossart 1,3,9 was born on 7 Dec 1712 in New York City, New York, New York1,3 and died after 10 Jun 1736.

+ 39 M    ix. Francis Cossart 2,3,9,12,31,32 was born in 1713 in Bergen County, New Jersey,2,3 was baptized on 21 Jul 1717,1,3 died between 1789 and 1795 in Indian Springs, Adams Co, PA, Graveyard Of The "Jersey Colonist",2,3 and was buried in Graveyard Of NJ Colonists, Adams, Pennsylvania.33

   40 F    x. Jane Cossart 1,3,12 was born on 15 May 1715 in New York, New York.3 Other names for Jane were Janetje Cossart,1,3,12 Jannetje Cossart 1,3. and12

   41 F    xi. Aefje (Eva) Cossart was born on 23 Sep 1719 in New York City, New York, New York9 and died after 10 Jun 1736. Other names for Aefje were Aefje Cossart, Eva Cossart, Eve Cossart 3., and9

   42 F    xii. Jantji Cassart 29 was born on 13 May 172129 and died after 10 Jun 1736. Another name for Jantji was Janetji Cossart.30

General Notes:

[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 17 July 2006]

This is possibly the Jane Cossart that others show being born on 15 May 1715. It is possible that there were two daughters named Jane or Janetje and the first one (born in 1715) died. In that case, the second Jane would be the one named in her father's will and the one who married Andros Conine. For now, I will leave them as two separate individuals.

Jantji married Andros Conine 1.,3

10. Anthony Cosad Sr. 20,22 was born in 1673 in Brooklyn, , New York9 and died in 1756 in Somerville, Somerset, New Jersey1,3 at age 83. Other names for Anthony were Anthony Coessard,20,22 Anthony Cosart,20,22 Anthony Cossart, and23 Anthony Cossart Anthony Cozad.

General Notes:

[Source: H6741.GED]

Anthony and his wife Elizabeth went in 1703 to Somerset County, New Jersey from Cripple Brush, Brooklyn, New York.

In 1771 Anthony and his sons took part in the Regulator Movement that terminated the Battle of Alamance.

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[Source: 23093.GED]

Anthony owned a farm in the vicinity of the present site of the Brooklyn Navy Yards. He was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church and was a farmer by trade. Anthony and Elizabeth had 8 or more children. In 1703, his family moved to Raritan, Somerset Co., New York.

Noted events in his life were:

• Fact 1: 10 Possible birth date: 14 November 1673

• Fact 2: 22 Anthony had eight or more children

• Fact 3: 22 Anthony and Elizabeth were members of the Dutch Reformed Church

• Fact 4: 22 Descendants use surnames of Casad, Cazort, Corzatt, Cosad, Cozad, Cozart

• Fact 5: 22 Descendants also use surname of Crozatt, etc.

• Occupation: 9 Farmer

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1673. 9

• Alt. Birth: 14 Nov 1673. Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY

• Alt. Birth: 14 Nov 1673. 3,13 Rouen, Picardy, France

• Alt. Birth: 19 Nov 1673. 1,3 Brooklyn, Kings County, New York

• Alt. Death: Bound Brook, Somerset County, New Jersey

Anthony married Elizabeth Valentine,3,12,20 daughter of Jan Tymerson Valyntine 10 and Catherine Tamamizer,10 on 17 Jul 1696.20 Elizabeth was born about 1667 in New York10 and died before 1722 in Somerville, Somerset, New Jersey.10 Other names for Elizabeth were Elizabeth Tymerson,3,12,20 Elizabeth Lydia Tymerson Valentine, Elizabeth Tymensen Valentine 3,12., and20

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Comment 1: 10 Possible marriage date: 2 August 1696 in Brooklyn, Kings County, NY

• Alt. Marriage: 1696. 20

• Alt. Marriage: 2 Aug 1696. 20 Schenectady, New York

• Alt. Marriage: 2 Aug 1696. 20 New Jersey

General Notes:

[Source: H6741.GED]

Some sources say that the Valentins lived at "Valentine Hill", the family home at Yonkers New York. (See Boltier's History of Haarlam) Elizabeth and Anthony lived in Cripple Creek, Brooklyn until 1703 then went to Somerset Country, New Jersey

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1673. 10 New York

• Alt. Birth: 1677. New York

• Alt. Death: Abt 1720. 10 Raritan, Somerset County, New Jersey

• Alt. Death: Bef 1722. Sommerville, Somerset Co., New Jersey

Children from this marriage were:

   43 F    i. Lea Cosart 10 was born in 1697 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York.1,3 Another name for Lea was Lea Cossart.10

+ 44 M    ii. Jacob Cosart III 1,3,10,20 was born on 16 Oct 1701 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York3,12,20 and died on 19 Apr 1772 in Bound Brook, Somerset, New Jersey3,12,20 at age 70.

   45 M    iii. William Cosart 10 was born in 1703.1,3 Another name for William was William Cossart.10

   46 F    iv. Jannettje Cosart 10 was born in 1708 in Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey1,3 and was baptized on 28 Apr 1708 in Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey.1,3 Another name for Jannettje was Jannettie Cossart.10

   47 M    v. John Cosart 1,3,10 was born in Aug 1711 in Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey,1,3 was baptized on 11 Nov 1711 in Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey,1,3 and died in 1757 in Bridgewater, Somerset, New Jersey10 at age 46.

Death Notes:

John married Cathalyntie Hooglandt 1,3 in 1735 1.,3 Cathalyntie was born in 1711.1,3

   48 M    vi. Anthony Cossart Jr. 1,3 was born before 6 Aug 1712 in Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey,1,3 was baptized on 6 Aug 1712 in Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey,1,3 and died in 1781 in Granville, North Carolina.1,3 Another name for Anthony was Anthony Cosart 1.,3

Birth Notes:

Anthony married Wilihelmina Hendrikson 1,3 in 1749 in New Jersey 1.,3 Wilihelmina was born in 1716 in New Jersey1,3 and died about 1761 in Granville, North Carolina1,3 about age 45. Another name for Wilihelmina was Wilhelmina Hendrickson 1.,3

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 1,3 Somerset County, New Jersey

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1715. 1,3

Anthony next married Nancy McKennie 1,3,10 in 1762 in Granville, North Carolina 1.,3

Anthony next married Judith \ 1,3,10 before 1722 in Somerset, New Jersey.10

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 1722. 10

Children from this marriage were:

   49 F    i. Elizabeth Cossart 1,3 was born in 1723 in Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey.1,3

   50 M    ii. David Cossart 1,3 was born in 1725 in Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey.1,3

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11. \ Goelet .23

\ married Jacob Kip.23

The child from this marriage was:

   51 M    i. Ernest Kip .23

12. Rachel Goelet .23

Rachel married \ Vandursen.23

The child from this marriage was:

   52 F    i. Margaret Vandursen .23

13. Jacob Goelet Jr. 1,3,23 was born in 1688 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 was baptized on 30 Jan 1689 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 and died after 15 Sep 1722.

Jacob married \.

The child from this marriage was:

   53 M    i. Jacobus Goelet 23 died after 23 Dec 1747.

Jacob next married Catherine Boelen,1,3 daughter of Jacob Boelen and Catharina \, on 11 May 1716.1 Catherine died after 31 Jul 1725.

15. John Goelet 23 was born in 1694 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 was baptized on 7 Feb 1694 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 and died in July 1753. Another name for John was Jan Goelet.23

Christening Notes: New York City, New York County, New York

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: After 16 Apr 1751.

John married Janette Cannon, daughter of John Cannon and Mary \, on 21 May 1718 1.,3 Janette died from 20 Feb 1770 to 18 Dec 1780. Another name for Janette was Jannetje Cannon.

General Notes:

[Source: New York City Wills, 1780-1782]

Page 40.--In the name of God, Amen. I, JANNETJE GOELET, of New York, widow, being in perfect health. My executors are to pay all debts. I leave to my grandson, John Goelet, son of my son, Francis Goelet, deceased, Twenty shillings. I leave to my daughter, Mary Goelet, all my furniture, plate, and wearing apparell. Whereas my son Francis had the sum of ?100 before his decease, my other children, Peter, Mary, Jane Zabriskie, and Catharine shall have the like sum of ?100. All the rest of estate I leave to my said children and the heirs of my son Francis. I make my son Peter, and my son-in-law, John Zabriskie, Jr., executors.
Dated February 20, 1770. Witnesses, Henry Remsen, Jr., Edmund Seaman, merchant, David Seabury, merchant. Proved, December 18, 1780.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 54 M    i. Francis Goelet 23 died from 23 Feb 1747 to 20 Feb 1770.

+ 55 M    ii. Peter Goelet was born in Jan 1727 and died after 20 Feb 1770.

   56 F    iii. Mary Goelet died from 3 Sep 1773 to 18 Dec 1780.

General Notes:

[Source: New York City Wills, 1780-1782]

Page 41.--In the name of God, Amen. I, MARY GOELET, late of New York, shopkeeper, and at present of Bergen County, New Jersey, spinster, being in good health. I leave to my sister Jane, wife of John Zabriskie, Jr., of Bergen County, ?100. I leave to my Godson, James Goelet, son of my late brother, Francis Goelet, ?50. To my Goddaughter, Jane Goelet, daughter of my brother, Peter Goelet, ?50. To my nephew, John Zabriskie the 3d, son of my sister Jane, ?50, to be paid to his mother. I leave to my sister, Catharine Goelet, now a single woman, all the rest of my estate, real and personal, and make her executor. I have set my hand and seal in New York, September 3, 1773.
Witnesses, John Q. Myers, William Wentworth, John McKesson. Proved, December 18, 1780, upon oath of Peter Goelet.

+ 57 F    iv. Jane Goelet died after 10 May 1786.

   58 F    v. Catharine Goelet died from 10 May 1786 to 28 Jul 1792 in (Probably) New York City, , New York.

General Notes:

[Source: New York Wills, 1626 - 1836, Calendar of Wills, page 168]

Date of Will: 10 May 1786
Will Proved: 28 July 1792

GOELET, Catharine, of N. Y. City, spinster. Goddaughter Elizabeth, da. of bro. Peter Goelet, sister Jane, wife of John Zebriska of Hackensack, N. J., children of bro. Francis Goelet, vizt : James and Peter, children of bro. Peter Goelet, vizt : Elizabeth, Alice Lott, Jennet, John, Peter, Robert Ratsey, Thomas Billopp and Chris­topher Billopp Goelet, son of sister Jane Zebriska, vizt : John Zebriska jun. Real and personal estate (plate). Executors nephews John and Peter Goelet of N. Y. City, merchants. Witnesses Theophilus de Bow, Thomas Hicks, both of N. Y. City, gentlemen, and Vincent Mathews.

19. Aefje Goelet 1,3,23 was born in 1704 in New York City, New York, New York1,3 and died before 23 Dec 1747.23

Noted events in her life were:

• Baptism: 27 Dec 1704. 1,3 New York City, New York County, New York

Aefje married \ Lyne.23

The child from this marriage was:

   59 M    i. Matthew Lyne 23 died after 23 Dec 1747.

20. Phillipus Goelet Jr. 1,3 was born in 1708 in New York City, New York, New York1,3 and died in 1743 in New York City, New York, New York1,3 at age 35.

General Notes:

[Source: New York City Wills, 1744-1753]

Page 238.--In the name of God, Amen. Be it known and manifest to all people, that I, PHILIP GOELET, of New York, goldsmith, being in good health, I leave to my son Isaac, ?5, to be paid by my executors when of age; I leave to my loving mother in law, Catharine Boelen, her maintainance in my house and family; I leave to my wife Catharine, all my estate, real and personal, during her widowhood, for the better bringing up of my under aged children, and she and the executors have full power to sell (names of children not given). I make my wife and my brothers, Jacob, John, and Raphael, executors.

Dated February 20, 1743. Witnesses, John Bogart, Abraham Vandewater, William Ellis. Proved, April 4, 1748.

Noted events in his life were:

• Baptism: 1 Feb 1708. 1,3 New York City, New York County, New York

Phillipus married Catherine Boelen,1,3 daughter of Jacob Boelen and Catharina \, before 20 Feb 1743. Catherine died after 31 Jul 1725.

The child from this marriage was:

   60 M    i. Isaac Goelet 23 was born before 20 Feb 1743 and died after 23 Dec 1747.

26. Cathrilentje Cassonon 1,3 was born in 1703 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York1,3 and was baptized on 9 Jan 1704 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York.1,3 Other names for Cathrilentje were Catrina Cassouw,34 Catherine Cossart, and35 Catherine Kejoyne.36

Cathrilentje married Garret Hopper,1,3,36,37 son of Hendrick Hoppe 36,38,39,40 and Marritje Janse Van Blarcom,38,39,40 about 1725.36 Garret was born before 25 Dec 1696 in Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey,1,3,36 was baptized on 25 Dec 1696 in Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey,1,3,36 and died in 1770 in Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey.1,3 Another name for Garret was Gerret Hopper.34

The child from this marriage was:

   61 M    i. Jacob Hopper 37 died from 6 Jul 1807 to 12 Oct 1814. Other names for Jacob were Jacob Hoppe,41 and42 Jacob G. Hopper.36

General Notes:

[Source: Guide to the documentary collections of the Bergen County Historical Society, page 12]

Jacob Hopper performed an inventory of the estate of Egbert Ackerman in 1776.

Jacob married Cornelia Ackerman,41,43 daughter of Egbert Ackerman 44,45,46,47,48 and Elizabeth Bregandt,44,46,49 on 26 Oct 1750 in Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey. Cornelia was born in Apr 1731 in Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey43 and was baptized on 4 Apr 1731 in Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey.

General Notes:

[Source: Ackerman Family, p. 17]

4.10 CORNELIA, d/o Egbert (3.3) bp 4 Apr 1731 Hack Ref; m 26 Oct 1750/49 Hack Ref, JACOB HOPPER, b 1740, d 1815, son of Garret Hopper and Cathrilentje Cassonon. Jacob received from his father the farm which had been received by his father in turn. Jacob's will dated 6 Jul 1807, pr 12 Oct 1814 leaves "the whole of the farm lying east of Saddle River, whereon I now live and known and distinguished by the name of the "old place" at Polifly" to son John. It also divises to Jacob Hopper and David Hopper in fee, the two children of his son Garret in fee the whole of the old farm. By deed da 2 Sep 1814 he conveyed to his son John the privilege of erecting a dam across the Saddle River, for mill purposes.

Children of Cornelia Ackerman and Jacob HOPPER (all bp Hack Ref):
(1) Catharina, bp 6 Nov 1752; m John Earl, b 10 Jan 1744, son of Sylvester Earl of Upper Teaneck. He m (2) Elizabeth, dau of Lauwerence Ackerman of Polifly.
(2) Cornelius, bp 20 Apr 1758, m Catrina Terheun
(3) Gerrit, bp 29 Nov 1760, m Antje Hennion
(4) Elisabeth, b 2 May 1767, bp 24 Nov 1767; m Cornelius Terhune
(5) Hendrick, b 19 Nov 1769, bp 10 Dec 1769; m Thynie Vreeland
(6) John, b 27 Nov 1774, bp 4 Dec 1774, m Mary Terhune
(7) Abraham, b 1762

31. Leah Cossart 3,12 was born about 1697, was baptized on 21 Jul 1697 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 and died before 10 Jun 1736. Other names for Leah were Leah Cosad,3,12 Lea Cossart 3. and12

General Notes:

[Source: H6741.GED]

She had died at the time of her father's will, but there was mention of one child Hendrick Harpending.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1697. New York City, New York County, New York

• Alt. Death: Bound Brook, New Jersey

• Alt. Death: 1720.

• Alt. Death: Bef 1736. 9 New York City, New York County, New York

Leah married John Harpending 9 on 21 Mar 1715.9

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 31 Mar 1716. 29

The child from this marriage was:

   62 M    i. Hendrick Harpending died after 10 Jun 1736.

32. George Cossart 1,3 was born on 19 Aug 1699 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 was baptized on 19 Aug 1699,29 and died about 1745 in New York City, New York, New York1,3 about age 46. Another name for George was Joris (George) Cossart.3

General Notes:

[Source: 42954.GED]

He left on a ship to Europe to secure some land and the ship was never heard from again.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 1,3 Bricklayer

• Alt. Birth: 1699. 1,3 New York City, New York

• Alt. Birth: Aug 1699. 1,3

• Alt. Birth: 19 Nov 1699. New York, New York, New York

• Alt. Death: 1735. 1,3 At Sea (Atlantic)

George married Elizabeth Hoaglandt,1,3 daughter of Johanries Hoogland 9 and Jane Andrews,9 on 16 Sep 1730 in Bound Brook, Somerset, New Jersey 1.,3 Elizabeth was born on 20 Nov 1706 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 was baptized on 20 Nov 1706,1,3 and died in 17921,3 at age 86. Other names for Elizabeth were Elizabeth Hoagland,29 Elizabeth Hoogland 1. and3

The child from this marriage was:

   63 F    i. Janneke Cossart .3.,12

33. Jacob Cossart 1,3,9 was born on 28 Jan 1702 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 was baptized on 28 Jan 1702,3,12 and died about 1735 in New York City, New York, New York1,3 about age 33. Other names for Jacob were Jacob Cossart, Jaques Cossart 1,3. and9

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Jan 1702. 1,3

• Alt. Birth: 1707. 1,3 New York City, New York

• Alt. Death: 1736. 1,3

Jacob married Hannah Lysieja,3,12 daughter of Unknown and Unknown,.

Children from this marriage were:

   64 F    i. Lizabet Cossart 3,12 was baptized on 7 Feb 1725.3,12

   65 M    ii. Jacob Cossart 3,12 was baptized on 14 Nov 1739.3,12

   66 F    iii. Janette Cossart 3,12 was born on 23 Dec 1723.3,12

Jacob next married Wilhelmina Kenney 9 in 1723 in New York City, New York, New York 1.,3 Wilhelmina died after 10 Jun 1736. Another name for Wilhelmina was Wilhelmina Kinney.9

34. David Cossart II 1,3,9,12,13 was born on 25 Apr 1704 in New York City, New York, New York,1,3 was baptized on 23 Sep 1704,29 and died after 10 Jun 1736.

General Notes:

[Source: 23093.GED]

Member of the Dutch Reformed church of Somerville, New Jersey

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 23 Apr 1704. 1,3

David married Catharine \ 30 in 1733.30 Other names for Catharine are Calatynt,1,3 Catalyntie,1,3 Catherine \\ 1., and3

General Notes:

[Source: 23093.GED]

Member of the Dutch Reformed church of Somerville, New Jersey


Children from this marriage were:

   67 F    i. Steynt Cossart 3,12 was born on 13 Jul 1735.3,12

   68 M    ii. David Cossart 3,12 was born on 17 Sep 1738.3,12

   69 F    iii. Geertie Cossart 3,12 was born on 29 Jun 1740.3,12

   70 F    iv. Sussana Cossart 3,12 was born on 6 Jun 1742.3,12

   71 F    v. Jacobus Cossart 3,12 was born on 6 Oct 1745.3,12

   72 F    vi. Catalybte Cossart 3,12 was born on 18 Aug 1749.3,12

   73 F    vii. Frane Cossart 3,12 was born on 6 Aug 1750.3,12

   74 M    viii. Efye Cossart 3,12 was born on 20 Jan 1751.3,12

   75 F    ix. Marya Cossart 3,12 was born on 12 Jan 1754.3,12 Another name for Marya was Maria Cossart 3.,12

   76 F    x. Nellie Cossart 3,13 was born on 22 Aug 1756.3,12,13 Another name for Nellie was Neltie Cossart 3.,13

37. Johanne Cossart was born in Nov 1711, was baptized on 6 Nov 1711,3,12 and died in 1757 at age 46. Other names for Johanne were Johannis Cossart and John Cossart.

General Notes:

[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 16 July 2006]

Johane was not mentioned as one of "my three sons and six daughters" in the will of David Cosort dated 10 June 1736. Either Johane was dead by this time (as children Lea and Jacob were) or he was not a son of David Cosort. Likewise, Janetje was not mentioned in the will either although she has been attributed to this family by others (possibly confused with Jane supposedly born 1715).

Noted events in his life were:

• Fact 1: This child was NOT listed as a child of David Cossart and Styntje Van Hoorne

• Alt. Birth: 6 Nov 1711. New York City, New York County, New York

Johanne married \.3

Children from this marriage were:

+ 77 M    i. Dedrick Richard Cozad 3.,12

   78 M    ii. Benjamin Cozad .3.,12

General Notes: [Source: H6741.GED]

Traveled to South Seas.

   79 M    iii. John Cozad .3.,12

   80 M    iv. Jacob Cozad .3.,12

   81 F    v. Elizabeth Cozad .3.,12

   82 F    vi. Jane Cozad .3.,12

38. Eleanor Cossart 1,3,9 was born on 7 Dec 1712 in New York City, New York, New York1,3 and died after 10 Jun 1736. Another name for Eleanor was Elenor Cossart 1,3.,9

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Death: Somerset Co., NJ

Eleanor married John Grant 3 in 1738 in Somerset County, New Jersey.3 John was born in 1712 in Squan, NJ3 and died in 1762 in Somerset County, New Jersey3 at age 50.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 83 M    i. David Grant 3 was born in 1739 in Somerset County, New Jersey.3

+ 84 M    ii. George Grant 3 was born in 1740 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ3 and died on 6 May 1820 in Fallowfield Twp., Washington Co., PA3 at age 80.

   85 M    iii. John Grant 3 was born in 1742 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ.3

+ 86 F    iv. Martha Grant 3 was born in 1745 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ.3

   87 M    v. Christial Grant 3 was born in 1745 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ.3

   88 F    vi. Elenor Grant 3 was born in 1745 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ.3

   89 F    vii. Margrete Grant 3 was born in 1745 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ.3

   90 F    viii. Mary Grant 3 was born in 1745 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ.3

   91 F    ix. Christina Clark 3 was born about 1746 in Basking Ridge, Somerset, N.J..3

   92 F    x. Eleanor Grant 3 was born about 1750 in Basking Ridge, Somerset, N.J..3

   93 F    xi. Margaret Grant 3 was born about 1755 in Basking Ridge, Somerset, N.J..3

   94 F    xii. Mary Grant 3 was born about 1757 in Basking Ridge, Somerset, N.J..3

39. Francis Cossart 2,3,9,12,31,32 was born in 1713 in Bergen County, New Jersey,2,3 was baptized on 21 Jul 1717,1,3 died between 1789 and 1795 in Indian Springs, Adams Co, PA, Graveyard Of The "Jersey Colonist",2,3 and was buried in Graveyard Of NJ Colonists, Adams, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Francis were Francis Cassart,2,3,9,11,12,31 Francis Cassart Francis Cosart, Francis Cossart, Francis Cassat,2,3,4,5,6,9,12,16,18,19,31,50 Francis Cosart,11 Francis Cossairt 16,50,51., and52

General Notes:

[Source: 1294991.GED]

Member of the Convention that framed the 1st Constitution in 1776. He was spelling his name Crazart and later Cassat/Cassatt

Baptism LDS 7/21 1717.

John Grant's will appoints as executors with his wife Elenor, his "trusty brothers -in-law Peter Williamson & Frances Coarsort." The inventory of John Grant's will made by his brothers-in-law Francis Cossart and Peter Williamson, as executors on August 19, 1762, described John as "Capt. John Grant, Dec'd." Member of the constitutional convention that framed the first constitution in 1776 - Indian Springs is near Gettysburg-source Kevin N. Dye <kdye@kdye.com>

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[Source: Brψderbund WFT Vol. 13, Ed. 1, Tree #2404, Date of Import: Jul 26, 1999]

Freeholder in Piscataway, NJ, in 1752 (NJ Hist. Soc. Proc., 3d session, 1-2, 1896, p107)

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Source: Somerset County Historical Quarterly Vol IV, p. 113 or 164]

The church of Conewago was built in 1768 or '69; in the latter year its records begin. Cornelius Cosine conveyed the ground for it (one acre) to Francis Cossart, David Van Dine and David Demaree, trustee of the organization. The first church officers seem to have been David Cossart (spelled Cossaart), John Smock, Garret Van Arsdalen, John Van Dyck, Henry Commingore(?), Isaac Van Arsdalen, Luke Brinkerhoff, John Conover, Thomas Johnson and Ralph Brinkerhoff. The building was on a stone foundation, but was built of boards and was "barn-like in architecture" according to the accounts of those old people who, thirty years ago. remembered it as standing. From its erection until toward the year 1793 it was a flourishing Dutch church. But as the colony began to disintegrate and go "West" after 1791, the church gradually declined, and by 1817 there was scarcely a family left in the community. Then application was made to the Pennsylvania Legislature by William Houghtalin (who had served as a Captain in the Revolution), Jacob Cossart and Garret Brinkerhof for permission to the trustees to sell the church building and to apply the proceeds to erect "a permanent wall around the burying-ground connected with the said church, and the remainder to such religious purposes as a majority of those who were formerly members of the said congregation and now reside in the said county of Adams shall recommend in writing." The application recited that the original trustees were deceased and that "the members of the said corporation have become attached to other corporations." The Legislature gave the permission by an Act, and the church building was sold for $288.20 to one George Lashell, a tavern-keeper, who used the weatherboards for a road fence to his property, "painting it with gay colors." The foundation stones he used for a smokehouse. The tavern was in the near vicinity of the church. As to this sale Mr. Demarest quaintly observed: "In the dissolution of the Low Dutch church at Connewago, the Devil obtained as his share little more than those stones and that flimsy, old red weatherboarding."

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The Cassat and Monfort families from Somerset county were among the leading families in the colony and church. Francis Cassat's daughter, Elizabeth, wife of John Monfort of Conewago, was grandmother to the late venerable Rev. John Monfort, D. D., of Cincinnati, long the well known editor of the "Herald and Presbyter," the Western organ of the Presbyterian denomination. It is still edited by his son, Francis C. Monfort. Some years ago I had correspondence with Dr. Monfort concerning his ancestry, the substance of which agrees with the following, written by him on Dec. 9, 1883, to Rev. J. K. Demarest: "The ancestors of the Monforts, Peter and John, were among the early settlers in New Amsterdam. Peter's descendants went up the Hudson and John's to New Jersey, settling at Millstone, Harlingen and Somerville. My grandfather's grandfather, Peter, of Millstone, had four sons, Peter, John, Jacob and Abraham. Except Abraham, they settled at Conewago. John, my greatgrandfather, had four sons, Peter, John, Francis and Lawrence. Lawrence came West before 1800. He had three sons, all Presbyterian ministers--Francis, Peter and David. Francis, my father, had four sons, all Presbyterian ministers--Joseph G., Francis C., Isaac W. and David."

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[Source: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)

CASSAT Francis History of Cumberland and Adams cos, Pa. Chicago, 1886. (132, 588, 516p.):316, 351

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[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records]

Francis Cossart
Birth: 21 July 1717-- Ny, New York, NY
Death: 1790 -- Near Warm Spr, Miles, Pa
Spouse: Margaret Van Nest
Parents: David Cossart, Styntje Joris Van Horne

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[Source: Egle's Notes and Queries of Pennsylvania, 1700s-1800s, Annual Volume 1900, Notes and Queries - XXXVII, Page 190]

Notes and Queries.

CASSART [CASSATT.]
[The family of Cassart came into York county with the Dutch colony which settled there in about 1768. The history of this settlement is an interesting one, and we are only awaiting a transcript of the marriages and baptisms at Conewago to complete a sketch thereof. At the close of the Revolution most of the settlers removed to Kentucky, although quite a number returned to Pennsylvania on account of the Indian disturbances.]

I. Peter Cassart m. in 1771, Maria Durie, dau. of Samuel Durie. Their children, all baptized at Conewago, were:
i. Samuel, bap 1772.
ii. Jacob, bap. Oct. 3, 1773.
iii. Peter, bap. Jan. 11, 1776.
iv. Hendrick, bap. April 12, 1778.
v. David, b. March 22, 1778; bap. April 12, 1778; m. Mary [Polly) Banta.

II. David Cassatt, b. March 25, 1775, in the Conewago settlement; York county, Pa.; d. Oct. 8, 1854, at Wabash, Ind. He m. March 19, 1805, Mary Banta, b. Aug. 0, 1780, near Harrod's Fort, Kentucky; d. Dec. 28, 1838, at Wabash, Ind. Their children were:
i. Annie, b. July 4, 1807.
ii. Elizabeth, b. May 9, 1809
iii.Jacob-Durie, b. April 9, 1812; was thrice married and left issue.
iv. Mary Banta, b. Dec. 26, 1815; in. John S. Matlock.

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Noted events in his life were:

• Fact 1: 53 Sisser: Killed by Indians in Kentucky

• Fact 2: 53 Francis and family joined the migration to the Conewago Colony in York Co., PA

• Fact 3: 54 Francis was a Revolutionary War hero

• Fact 4: 54 There is a big monument stone in the Low Dutch Cemetary, Gettysburg, PA

• Fact 5: 9 Lived in Millstone, New Jersey but moved to Pennsylvania in 1764

• Occupation: 9 Politician

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1713. 2,3,51,52 Bound Brook N.J. Somerset County.

• Alt. Birth: 1717. 14 Bergen County, New Jersey

• Alt. Birth: 1717. 9 New York City, New York

• Alt. Birth: 21 Jul 1717. 9 New York, NY

• Alt. Death: 1789. 2,3,14

• Alt. Death: 1790. 9 Conewago, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Death: 1790. 14 Near Warm Spring, 6 miles east of Gettysburgh, PA

• Alt. Death: Abt 1795. 3,4,5,6 Indian Springs, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Death: 1795. 33 Hunterstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Death: 1795. 51,52 York County, Pennsylvania

Francis married Marguerita Van Nest,1,3 daughter of Peter Van Nest 52,55,56 and Magdalene Dubois,16,57,58,59,60,61,62 before 1740 in Adams, Pennsylvania 2.,3 Marguerita was born on 30 Sep 1717 in Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey1,3 and died in Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania.1,3 Other names for Marguerita were Margarita,1,3 Margaret Van Nest Margaret Van Ess, Margaret Van Nest,1,3,4,5,6,9,11,16,31,32,50,51,52 Margrietje Van Nest,3,12,63,64 Marigritie Van Neste,9,11,16,31,50,51,52,65 Margaret Margaretta Vannest 63., and64

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Cossart: A Tabulated Genealogy of the Family of Jacques Cossart Jr & Lea Villeman, Dee Ann (Shipp) Buck, 19 March 1991]

142. Frans or Francis Cossart m. Margaret Van West bapt. 14 Oct 1719 Raritan Dutch Church, Somerset Co., NJ, dtr. of Peter. Their children were born in Raritan, Somerset Co., NJ. He accompanied a large party of New Jersey Colonists to StrabanTwp., York (now Adams) Co., PA about 1764 where he established the ancestral home of the present day Cosart, Cossairt, Cassairt, Cossatt, Cassat, Cassatt, Cozat, Cozatt and a small branch of the Cozart line. Francis died sometime after 1789, and it is claimed by some that he died near 1796. Descendants claim that he and Margaret are buried in the Low Dutch graveyard located about one & half miles to the east of Hunterstown. There is no headstone to mark the graves of this couple. After their death their descendants adopted more different forms of spelling the family name than did the descendants of any other couple in America. Those remaining about York Co., PA and Adams Co., PA took the name of Cassat and Cassatt; those going to Kentucky took the name of Cosatt, Cozatt, Cossairt, Cassairt, Cossat, Cassat, Cassatt and Cozart, etc. This change in the spelling of the family name did not take place until near the year 1800 when we find two of Francis Cossart's sons, David & Jacob, using the surname of Cassat. This name appears on their headstones. All the following persons were born in Somerset Co., NJ and their baptisms recorded at the Raritan Dutch Church.

FOURTH GENERATION:

164. Madelina Cossart b. 17 Oct 1740, bapt. 1 Jan 1741. It is assumed that she died young as there is no further trace of her to be found.
+165. David Cossart b. 11 Apr 1743, bapt. 5 Jun 1743; m. 1764 to Sarah Van Duyn, d. 29 Dec 1823 Hunterstown, PA., bur. Low Dutch Church Graveyard, Hunterstown, PA.
+166. Peter Cossart b. 30 Aug 1746; m. c1768 in Hunterstown, York Co., PA to Maria or Mary Duryea. He followed Daniel Boone to Kentucky where he was killed about 1781.
+167. Jacob Cossart or Cassat b. 21 Apr 1751, bapt. 12 May 1751; m. 15 Apr. 1778 to Mary Montford, d. 14 May 1815 Hunterstown, York Co., PA., bur. in the Low Dutch Graveyard, one & half miles east of Hunterstown, PA.
+168. Christina Cossart b. 21 Aug 1755, bapt. 7 Sept 1755; m. c1784 to Cornelius Clopper, d. 1801.
+169. Elizabeth Cossart b. 29 Aug 1758, bapt. 26 Nov 1758; m. 11 Oct 1774 in Conewago, York Co. PA to Lawrence Montford, d. Warren Co., Ohio.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 1738, Dutch Reformed Church, New Jersey. 2,3

• Alt. Marriage: 1739, New Jersey. 2,3

General Notes:

[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

I think it is likely that this Margrietje Van Nest, shown as daughter of Pieter Van Nest and Tryntje Janse, is the same as Margaret Van Nest, shown as daughter of Pieter Van Nest and Magdalena Dubois. Since a number of sources give christening dates of 14 October 1719 for BOTH of them, this is likely. The problem, then, is to determine who her mother was. A quandary perhaps someone else can resolve ...

-John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 August 1999, jake.hannam@verizon.net

Noted events in her life were:

• Comment: 4,9,63,66 Some sources show her as the daughter of Tryntje Janes and Peter Van Nest

• Alt. Birth: Bef 14 Oct 1710. 2,63

• Alt. Birth: 30 Sep 1717. 4,5,6,63 Adams County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Birth: 30 Sep 1717. 51,52,66 Somerset County, New Jersey

• Baptism: 14 Oct 1719. 1,3 Raritan, Somerset County, New Jersey

• Baptism: 14 Oct 1719. 65 Witnesses: Peter Broeka and wife

• Baptized: 14 Oct 1719. 65 First Reformed Church, Raritan (Somerville), Somerset County, New Jersey

• Christened: 14 Oct 1719. 63 Dutch Reformed Church, New York, New York

• Christened: 14 Oct 1719. 33 Dutch Church, Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey

• Alt. Death: Bef 1790. 51,52,66 Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey

• Alt. Death: 1795. 2,3,11

Children from this marriage were:

   95 F    i. Madalena Cossart 3,12 was born on 17 Oct 1740 in Piscatawny, Middlesex, New Jersey,33 was baptized on 1 Jan 1741 in Dutch Church, Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey,33 and died WFT Est 1741-1834 at age 1. Other names for Madalena were Madelena Cossart, Madeline Cossart,3,12 Magdalena Cossart 3., and12

+ 96 M    ii. David Cossart 3,12,67 was born on 11 Apr 1743 in Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey,68 was baptized on 5 Jun 1743,30 died on 29 Dec 1823 in (Probably) Adams, Pennsylvania69 at age 80, and was buried after 29 Dec 1823 in Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard), Four Miles From Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.69

+ 97 M    iii. Peter Cassatt 2,3 was born on 30 Aug 1746 in *Raritan, Somerset Co, NJ Or Son Of Anthony/Wilihelmina?,2,3 was baptized on 30 Apr 1746 in Dutch Church, Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey,33 and died in 1782 in Died At White Oak Station Or Boonsborough, Madison Co, KY2,3 at age 36.

+ 98 M    iv. Jacob Cassat 3,12,65 was born on 21 Apr 1751 in Somerset, New Jersey,15 was baptized on 12 May 1751 in Dutch Reformed Church, Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey,33 died on 14 May 1813 in (Probably) Adams, Pennsylvania69 at age 62, and was buried in Low Dutch Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania.

+ 99 F    v. Christina Cossart was born on 21 Aug 1755 in Piscatawny, Middlesex, New Jersey,33 was baptized on 7 Sep 1755,30,33 and died WFT Est 1756-1849 at age 1.

+ 100 F    vi. Elizabeth Cossart 3,9,12,13,31 was born on 29 Aug 1758 in Piscatawny, Middlesex, New Jersey,33 was baptized on 29 Aug 1758,70 died on 15 Nov 1817 in Warren, Ohio71,72 at age 59, and was buried in 1817 in Gravestones Moved To Old Presbyterian Cemetery, Lebanon, Ohio.72

44. Jacob Cosart III 1,3,10,20 was born on 16 Oct 1701 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York3,12,20 and died on 19 Apr 1772 in Bound Brook, Somerset, New Jersey3,12,20 at age 70. Other names for Jacob were Jacob Cosad, Jacob Cossart,1,3,10,20 Jacob Cozad 1,3,10., and20

General Notes:

[Source: 23093.GED]

his will dated Feb. 4, 1772 probated May 2, 1772 is on file at Trenton, NJ. At time of death his wife's name was Hannah. He lived at Bernardstown, Somerset County, New Jersey at Trenton, NJ and was buried in the old cemetery at Bound Brook, not far from the church recently burned. The headstone lies broken on the grave it was a fine red sand stone slab, evidently imported from England and by placing it together the inscription may still be read.

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[Source: H6741.GED]

On the grave of Jacob Cossart (Cozad) - son of Anthony and Elizabeth was this verse:

Few and evil, here on ye stage,
Hath been ye days of my Pilgrimage
Our life is short; come here and see
Prepare for Death and follow me,
That ye may join the Heavenly Throng and Sing
And praise the Name of Christ our King.

Noted events in his life were:

• Fact 1: 10 Possibly died 15 April 1772 in Bound Brook, Somerset County, NJ

• Religion: 1,3 Raritan, Somerset County, New Jersey; Religion: Presbyterian

Jacob married Hannah (Annah) Cox,3,13 daughter of Philip Cox 3,13 and Hannah Trembley,3,13 on 19 Apr 1723 in New Jersey 3.,13 Hannah was born on 17 Jan 1707 in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex Co., New Jersey3,13 and died in Sep 1785 in Bridgewater Township, Somerset, New Jersey3,13 at age 78. Other names for Hannah were Ann,3 and13 Anna Cox.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1706. 3,13 New Jersey

Children from this marriage were:

+ 101 M    i. Job Cozad 3,12,73 was born in 1727 and died on 15 Sep 18153,12 at age 88.

+ 102 M    ii. Anthony Cozad 3.,12

   103 F    iii. Mary Cozad .3.,12

Mary married Sutton 3.,12

   104 F    iv. Elizabeth Cozad .3.,12

Elizabeth married Eliphalet Lewis 3,12 on 12 Apr 1743 3.,12

+ 105 F    v. Anna Cozad 3,12 was born WFT Est 1722-1751 and died WFT Est 1744-1832 at age 22.

+ 106 M    vi. Jacob Cozad 3,12 was born in 1724,3,12 died on 26 Jan 18123,12 at age 88, and was buried in Mt. Olive Morris Co. New Jersey.3,12

+ 107 F    vii. Leah Cozad 3,12 was born WFT Est 1724-1751 and died WFT Est 1784-1840 at age 60.

+ 108 M    viii. Samuel Cozad 3,12 was born in 17253,12 and died in 18113,12 at age 86.

+ 109 M    ix. Anthony Cosad 20 was born in 1740 in Bernardstown, Somerset Co., New Jersey3,13 and died in 179020 at age 50.

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54. Francis Goelet 23 died from 23 Feb 1747 to 20 Feb 1770.

Francis married someone.

His children were:

   110 M    i. John Goelet died after 20 Feb 1770.

   111 M    ii. James Goelet died after 10 May 1786.

   112 M    iii. Peter Goelet died after 10 May 1786.

55. Peter Goelet was born in Jan 1727 and died after 20 Feb 1770.

Peter married Elizabeth Ratse, daughter of Robert Ratse and Unknown, in Apr 1755.

Children from this marriage were:

   113 F    i. Jane Goelet died after 10 May 1786. Another name for Jane was Jennet Geolet.

   114 F    ii. Elizabeth Goelet died after 10 May 1786.

   115 F    iii. Alice Goelet died after 10 May 1786.

Alice married \ Lott before 10 May 1786. \ died after 10 May 1786.

   116 M    iv. John Goelet died after 10 May 1786.

   117 M    v. Peter Goelet was born in Aug 1764 and died in Oct 1828 at age 64. Another name for Peter was Peter P. Goelet.

Peter married Almy Buchanan, daughter of Thomas Buchanan and Unknown, in May 1799.

   118 M    vi. Robert Ratsey Goelet died after 10 May 1786.

Robert married Margaret Buchanan, daughter of Thomas Buchanan and Unknown,.

   119 M    vii. Thomas Billopp Goelet was born in 1778 and died after 10 May 1786.

General Notes:

[Source: New York Genealogical Records, 1675-1920]

Name: Thomas Billop Geolet
Event: Baptized
Year: 1778
Place: New York City
County: New York
Province: New York
Source: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (quarterly-1937) - Extracts
Publisher: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
Publication info: New York, NY.
Additional info: Also available on microfilm at Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Page: 157

   120 M    viii. Christopher Billopp Goelet died after 10 May 1786.

57. Jane Goelet died after 10 May 1786.

Jane married John Zabriskie Jr. before 20 Feb 1770. John died after 10 May 1786.

The child from this marriage was:

   121 M    i. John Zabriska Jr. died after 10 May 1786.

77. Dedrick Richard Cozad .3.,12

Dedrick married Barbara Hildebrant 3.,12

Children from this marriage were:

   122 M    i. George Cozad .3.,12

George married Catherine Cragar 3.,12

   123 M    ii. Richard Cozad .3.,12

Richard married Catherine Cragar 3.,12

   124 F    iii. Elizabeth Cozad .3.,12

Elizabeth married Harmon Hildebrant 3.,12

   125 F    iv. Barbara Cozad .3.,12

Barbara married Jacob Leffler 3.,12

   126 F    v. Catherine Cozad .3.,12

   127 F    vi. Polly Cozad .3.,12

Polly married Christopher Leffler 3.,12

+ 128 M    vii. John Cozad 3,12 was born on 9 Jun 1786.3,12

83. David Grant 3 was born in 1739 in Somerset County, New Jersey.3

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1738. 3 Basking Ridge, Somerset, N.J.

David married Elizabeth Van Tuyl 3 on 28 Sep 1762.3

Children from this marriage were:

   129 M    i. Isaac Grant 3 was born about 1764.3

   130 M    ii. Abraham Grant 3 was born about 1766.3

84. George Grant 3 was born in 1740 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ3 and died on 6 May 1820 in Fallowfield Twp., Washington Co., PA3 at age 80.

George married Mary Worth 3 about 1766 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ.3 Mary died on 12 May 1822 in Fallowfield Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

Children from this marriage were:

+ 131 M    i. John Grant 3 was born on 25 May 1768 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ3 and died on 11 Aug 1854 in Wilmot, OH3 at age 86.

+ 132 M    ii. David Grant 3 was born in 1772 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ3 and died in 1820 in Washington Co., PA3 at age 48.

+ 133 M    iii. Jeremiah Grant 3 was born on 9 Apr 1775 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ3 and died on 4 Apr 1866 in Highland Co., OH3 at age 90.

+ 134 F    iv. Mary Grant 3 was born on 22 May 1778 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ3 and died on 6 Sep 1842 in Donora, PA3 at age 64.

+ 135 M    v. Robert Grant 3 was born on 30 Apr 1784 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ3 and died in 1847 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA3 at age 63.

   136 M    vi. George Grant 3 was born in 1785 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ3 and died on 18 May 1848 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA3 at age 63.

George married Elizabeth Ammon.3

   137 M    vii. Joseph Grant 3 was born on 8 Nov 1788 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ3 and died on 7 Dec 1864 in Sugar Creek Twp., Stark Co., OH3 at age 76.

Joseph married Margaret Crawford.3

   138 F    viii. Elenor Grant 3 was born in 1792 in Fallowfield Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

Elenor married Ebenezer Jennings.3

86. Martha Grant 3 was born in 1745 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ.3

Martha married William Frazer.3

The child from this marriage was:

+ 139 F    i. Hannah Frazer .3

96. David Cossart 3,12,67 was born on 11 Apr 1743 in Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey,68 was baptized on 5 Jun 1743,30 died on 29 Dec 1823 in (Probably) Adams, Pennsylvania69 at age 80, and was buried after 29 Dec 1823 in Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard), Four Miles From Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.69 Other names for David were David Cassart,3,12,67 David Cassat,11,74 David Cassatt,69 Davet Coesat,3,12,67 David Cosart, and65 David Cossart.

General Notes:

[Source: Daniel E. Schillinger, MARY CASSATT ANCESTRY.FTW]

Another source (Ledley?) claims that his christening took place at Conewago, , Co., PA.

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[Source: Adams County, PA Newspaper Extracts \endash Deaths (updated and corrected 25 October 2000)

These are the death notices posted in Adams County, PA newspapers from 1802 through 1834. Following, is the source information used and dates for the extracted information:

Research by: Kathy Cardoza, all rights reserved. © 2000 by Kathy Cardoza. You may freely use this information, but can not package it for re-selling or for commercial use or profit.

DEATHS
"The Republican Compiler" published in Gettysburg, printed by Jacob Lefever, opposite the Post Office, Delivered to subscribers each Wednesday. Price, $2 per year. Dates extracted here: Sep 16, 1818 -- Jul 9, 1833

Jan 27, 1824 (date of newspaper publication)

On 29th, David Cassat, Sr., Hunterstown

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, 7 January 1824]

DIED--On Monday morning, the 29th ult. Mr. David Cassat, sen. of Hunterstown.

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[Source: York County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1749-1819]

Name: David Cassart
Description: Son-in-law
Date: 16 Jan 1769
Prove Date: 8 Oct 1795
Remarks: David Vanduyn. Jan 16, 1769. Executors: David Cassart and George Williamson. York County. Wife: Ida Vandeyne. Children: David, Sarah wife of David Cassart, Cassar wife of George Williamson and Mary wife of -husband's name omitted. Grandchildren: David, Nelly, Ida and Maria, children of Mary - their last name not recorded.

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[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 2 August 1941, article by B.F. MacPherson]

"... David opened unimproved land, did all his own work.He turned from the Dutch Reformed Church to the Presbyterian. He died at the age of 81 years, after serving in the Revolution. His wife urged him to go to war and assisted him to get ready. He called her a 'true Patriot' ..."

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Burial: 68 Low Dutch Cemetary, Hunterstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Burial: Low Dutch Cemetery, Conewago, PA. 75,76

• Fact 1: 77,78 Dates according to McKee

• Fact 2: 77,78 McKee: Prominent lawyer in York Co. 1768-1824

• Fact 3: 50 Sisser: David was "member of the Pennsylvania Legislature for a number of years

• Fact 4: 50 Sisser: Buried in "Jersey Colonists" graveyard in Adams (York) County, PA

• Fact 5: 50 Sisser: "David Cosart was a Revolutionary War soldier"

• Fact 6: 50 Sisser: David and Sarah had seven children

• Fact 7: 69 Age at death 81 years.

• Military: 11 Revolutionary War soldier

• Occupation: 9 Attorney

• Alt. Birth: 1743. 68 Millstone, New Jersey

• Alt. Birth: Apr 1743. 68

• Alt. Birth: 11 Apr 1743. 9

• Alt. Birth: 11 Apr 1743. 74 Raritan, Somerset County, New Jersey

• Baptism: 5 Jun 1743. 3,12

• Christened: 5 Jun 1743. 68,75 Dutch Reformed Church, Raritan, Somerset Co., NJ

• Alt. Death: 1823. 50,68

• Alt. Death: 29 Dec 1823. 50,68 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Death: 29 Dec 1823. 74 Hunterstown, Adams Co., PA

David married Sarah Van Duin,50,72 daughter of David Van Duin 72,75,79 and Ida Monfort,75,80,81 about 1768.82 Sarah was born in 1740,50 was baptized on 25 Dec 1740 in Readington Reformed Dutch Church, Hunterdon Co., NJ,74,76,83,84 died on 27 Apr 1800 in (Probably) Adams, Pennsylvania69 at age 60, and was buried after 27 Apr 1800 in Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard), Four Miles From Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.69 Other names for Sarah were Sarah Van Dayn,50,72 Sarah Van Duijn, Saetie Van Duin,85 Sarah Van Duyn, Sarah Van Duyn 50., and72

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Daniel E. Schillinger, MARY CASSATT ANCESTRY.FTW]

"Sarah VAN DUYN [was the] daughter of David & Ida (Monford) VAN DUYN . . .

- Buck, p. 15

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Denis CASSAT was the fifth of eight children of David CASSAT and Sarah VAN DUIN;
they had five boys and three girls.

"David COSSART m. Sarah VAN DUYN b. 1741, d. 28 Dec 1800, dtr of David & Ida
(MONFORD) VAN DYN. Their first seven children were born in Conewago, York Co., PA
and last child was born in Straban Twp., Adams Co., PA.

David was a member of the Pennsylvania Legislature for a number of years, and many of his descendants became prominent in various walks of life. He served as a Private in Co. 'A', 2nd Battalion, York Co., PA Militia in 1778 and is shown on the muster rolls as David COSSART. The family of David became extensive farmers and influential citizens and took an active part in the War of the Revolution. In April 1779 David was a member of the 6th Battalion, York Co., PA Militia. After 1800 family name changed to CASSAT."

- Buck, pp. 14, 15

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THE COSSART FAMILY --

Cosart-Cossairt-Cassart-Cassairt-Cossaart-Coesart-Cossar-Cossaer-Cossa ert-Cosat-Cossat
-Cossatt-Cassat-Cassatt-Cozat-Cozatt-Cozar-Cozart-Cozzart-Cazort-Croza tt-Corzatt-Cassou
-Coshow-Cashow-Kossart-Kershaw-Kershow-Cosad-Casad-Cozad, etc. etc.

- Buck, p. 1

Sisser gives their dom as abt 1768.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 1764. 30

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Burial: 74,76 Low Dutch Cemetery, Conewago, Co., PA

• Alt. Burial: Low Dutch Cemetery, Conewago, PA. 76

• Burial: "Jersey Colonists" Graveyard In Adams (York) County, Pennsylvania. 50

• Death Info.: 69 Age at death was 59

• Baptized: 25 Dec 1740, Reformed Dutch Church Of Readington, , New Jersey. 82

• Alt. Birth: 1741. 50 Somerset County, New Jersey

• Alt. Death: 28 Dec 1800. 72,74,75,76,82,86

Children from this marriage were:

+ 140 M    i. Francis Cassatt 87 was born on 30 Nov 176687,88 and died in 1814 in Lebanon, Warren, Ohio9,88 at age 48.

+ 141 M    ii. David Cassat Esq. 9,87,89,90 was born in 1768,87 was baptized on 23 Oct 1769 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 and died on 28 May 1824 in York, , Pennsylvania91 at age 56.

+ 142 M    iii. Pieter Cassat 87 was born in 1772 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,9 was baptized on 31 May 1772 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 and died before 14 Nov 1827.92

   143 F    iv. Margaret Cosart 87 was born in 1774, was baptized on 13 Mar 1774 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,65,85 and died before 14 Nov 1827 in Ohio.93 Other names for Margaret were Haregrita Casart,85 Margaret Cassat, and87 Maregrita Cosart.87

General Notes:

[Source: Adams Centinel, Gettysburg, PA, 30 January 1828]

At an Orphans' Court
Held at Gettysburg, for the County of Adams, on the twenty-sixth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, before Daniel Sheffer & William McClean, Esquires, Judges, &c. assigned, &.c.
On motion, The Court grant a Rule On all the Heirs & Legal Representatives of Margaret Williamson, deceased, viz : The children of Francis Cassat, dec'd, David, Peter, Francis, Dennis, Bernard, Sarah, Maria, and Elizabeth Cassat; the children of David Cassat, dec'd, Hannah, inter-married with Thomas B. Coleman, David, Sarah, and Isabella Cassat; the children of Peter Cassat, dec'd; Susanna, Peter, and Alexander Cassat; the children of Dennis Cassat, dec'd, Robert and Mary Cassat; Jacob Cassat, Ida Brinkerhoff, and Polly, intermarried with Peter Hulick; or the guardians of such of them as are minors, to be & appear at the next Orphans' Court, to be held at Gettysburg, for the County of Adams, on the fourth Monday of January next, to accept or refuse to accept of the Real Estate of said deceased, at the valuation made thereof, agreeably to the Intestate laws of this Commonwealth.
By the Court,
GEO. ZIEGLER, Cl'k. Dec. 26.tc

Margaret married Peter Williamson 9,53 on 23 Sep 1824.94

General Notes:

[Source: Adams County, PA Newspaper Extracts – Marriages, 1804-34]

These are the marriage notices posted in Adams County, PA newspapers from 1802 through 1834.

Research by: Kathy Cardoza, all rights reserved. © 2000 by Kathy Cardoza. You may freely use this information, but can not package it for re-selling or for commercial use or profit.

MARRIAGES
The Republican Compiler published in Gettysburg, PA. Printed by Jacob Lefever, opposite the Post Office, Delivered to subscribers each Wednesday. Price, $2 per year.

Oct 6, 1824 (date of newspaper publication)

On 23rd, Peter Williamson of Hamilton county, OH to Margaret Cassat, Straban by Rev. M'Conaughy

NOTE: This information appears to conflict with Sisser's information that a Peter Williamson married Margaret's sister, Christina. This needs to be researched further if possible.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 9 September 2001

NOTE 2: The Gettysburg Times, 9 August 1941, indicates that Peter Williamson married Christina, a cousin of Margaret and daughter of Jacob Cassatt, Sr. and his wife, Maria.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 29 July 2007

+ 144 M    v. Denis Cassat 9,74,87,95 was born in Feb 1776 in Conewago, York, Pennsylvania,74,96 was baptized on 10 Mar 1776 in Reformed Dutch Church, Conewago, York, Pennsylvania,76,96 and died in 1810 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania9 at age 34.

+ 145 M    vi. Jacob Cassat Esq. 87,97,98 was born on 7 Feb 1778 of Straban Township, Adams, Pennsylvania,98 was baptized on 8 Mar 1778 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,65,85 and died on 26 Dec 1838 in , Adams, Pennsylvania99 at age 60.

+ 146 F    vii. Eida Cosart 65 was born before 16 Jan 1780,65 was baptized on 16 Jan 1780 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,65 and died after 4 Aug 1850.100

+ 147 F    viii. Maria Cosaart 65 was born before 20 Jan 1782,65 was baptized on 20 Jan 1782 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,65 and died on 7 Nov 1862.9

97. Peter Cassatt 2,3 was born on 30 Aug 1746 in *Raritan, Somerset Co, NJ Or Son Of Anthony/Wilihelmina?,2,3 was baptized on 30 Apr 1746 in Dutch Church, Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey,33 and died in 1782 in Died At White Oak Station Or Boonsborough, Madison Co, KY2,3 at age 36. The cause of his death was Killed by Indians.101 Other names for Peter were Peter Cassat,2,3 Pieter Corsate,2,3 Peter Cosart, Peter Cossairt Sr.,65 Peter Cossart,65 Peter Cossart Pieter Cossart, Peter Cossort 51., and52

General Notes:

[Source: 1294991.GED]

Killed by Indians at Boonesborough, KY on the land he and his relatives from Pennsylvania bought from Daniel Boone in 1779.

3/28 1998: "I can send you info re: directline relationships back to 1595 and some info about the Cossairts in Europe. I do not have much deail about current Cosats so I appreciate anything you can supply. Do you know Karen Harper in Westville. She and I have the same great-grandfather, John J Cosat. Thanks again, Don J and Carole Cosat (cdcosat@n-jcenter.com)." NOTE: I wrote to them 4/10/98 and asked for more information on this family.

Subj: Cosat list - Date: 12/26/98 8:25:27 PM Central Standard Time - From: dhunter@cdsnet.net (Dan Hunter) - To: AllisonGen@aol.com - File: Cossart.rtf (27979 bytes) - DL Time (38400 bps): < 1 minute - Susan, included is my line to the cosats from David Cosat and Nancy - Truax

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[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records]

Peter Cossart
Birth: 30 August 1746-- Lancs, Conewago, PA
Death: 1781 --
Spouse: Maria Durie
Parents: Francis Cossart, Margaret Van Nest

Noted events in his life were:

• Death Info.: 14 McKee: Killed by Indians in Kentucky

• Alt. Birth: 1746. 2,3 , Somerset County, New Jersey

• Alt. Birth: 1746. 2,3 Millstone, New Jersey

• Alt. Birth: 30 Aug 1746. 33 Somerset County, New Jersey

• Alt. Death: 1781. 2,3 Mercer County, Kentucky

• Alt. Death: Jul 1781. 2,3 Near Fort Boonesborough, Mercer County, Kentucky

• Alt. Death: 1782. 51,52 Kentucky

• Alt. Death: 1782. 33 White Oak, Kentucky

Peter married Maria Durie Or Duryee Or Duryea,2,3 daughter of Samuel Duryee 2,3 and Wyntie Banta,2,3,102 in 1768 in Hunterstown, Conewago Valley, Adams Co, PA 2.,3 Maria was born on 24 Sep 1749 in *Dumont/Schraslenburg, Bergen Co, New Jersey2,3 and died after 1797 in KY Or Warren Co, OH At Home Of Son.2,3 Other names for Maria were Marya Deri,2,3 Maria Dirie,2,3 Maria Durie, Mary Durye,65 Marie Duryea, and9 Maria Duryee.65

General Notes:

[Source: 1294991.GED]

Baptism 9/24 1749 Dumont, Bergen Co, NJ

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 17 July 2006]

B.F. MacPherson, in the 2 August 1941 issue of the Gettysburg Times says that Mary was a daughter of Johannes and Antje (Vorbie) Duryie. MacPherson noted that Peter emigrated to Kentucky and was killed by the Indians 1780-83.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 24 Sep 1749. 2,3 Conewago, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Children from this marriage were:

+ 148 M    i. Albert Cossart 2,3,9 was born after 17682,3 and died on 11 Oct 1857 in Illinois - Possibly Buried Johnson Cemetery, Vermilion Co, IL.2,3

   149 M    ii. Francis Cossart 9 was born in 1769 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania9 and died WFT Est 1770-1859 at age 1.

General Notes:

There was a Francis Cassat who served in a New York unit during the Revolution (see below). I have no indication that this is the same man but it is possible -- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 22 April 2003

[Source: New York in the Revolution, Alphabetical Roster of the State Troops, Page 340]

Name and Rank Regiment Company
Cassat, Francis, private Fisher McMaster

Francis married \ Ash in 1804.

+ 150 M    iii. Samuel Cossart 9 was born in 1772 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,9 was baptized in 1772 in Conewago, York, Pennsylvania,65 and died WFT Est 1815-1864 at age 43.

   151 M    iv. Jacob Cosat was born in 1773 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,9 was baptized on 3 Oct 1773 in Conewago, York, Pennsylvania,65 and died WFT Est 1774-1863 at age 1. Another name for Jacob was Jacob Cossart.

+ 152 M    v. Peter Cossairt was born in 1776 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania9 and died WFT Est 1775-1864 at age -1.

   153 M    vi. Hendrick Cossairt was born in 1777, was baptized on 12 Apr 1778 in Conewago, York, Pennsylvania,65 and died WFT Est 1778-1867 at age 1. Another name for Hendrick was Hendrick Cosart.

   154 M    vii. David Cossairt was born in 1778 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,9 was baptized on 12 Apr 1778 in Conewago, York, Pennsylvania,65 and died in 1854 in Wabash, Indiana9 at age 76. Another name for David was David Cosart.

98. Jacob Cassat 3,12,65 was born on 21 Apr 1751 in Somerset, New Jersey,15 was baptized on 12 May 1751 in Dutch Reformed Church, Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey,33 died on 14 May 1813 in (Probably) Adams, Pennsylvania69 at age 62, and was buried in Low Dutch Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania. Other names for Jacob were Jacob Cassart,3,11,12,65 Jacob Cassat Sr.,103 Jacob Cassat,3,4,5,6,9,12,16,65,72,104 Jacob Cassatt,105 Jacob Cosart Jacob Cossart, and Jacob Cossart.106

General Notes:

[Source: The Monfoort Family of New York and New Jersey, Fred Sisser III, 1969, p. 36]

Jacob Cassat died "of a lingering disposition" (as quoted by Sisser) and "Maria died less than a year later".

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 July 2006]

It is possible that Jacob Cassat had a daughter, Ida Cassat, who married George J. Brinkerhoff. George was the brother of two Brinkerhoff's, Garrett and James, who married Jacob's daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth, respectively.

It is more likely, however, that the Ida Cassat who married George Brinkerhoff was a cousin (daughter of David Cossart and Sarah Van Duin). This seems to be borne out in a court case brought by Margaret Williamson, a daughter of David and Sarah Van Duin Cossart, that named her brothers and sisters, living and dead, and included Ida Brinckerhoff.

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[Source: Adams County, PA Newspaper Extracts - Deaths (updated and corrected 25 October 2000)

These are the death notices posted in Adams County, PA newspapers from 1802 through 1834. Following, is the source information used and dates for the extracted information:

Research by: Kathy Cardoza, all rights reserved. © 2000 by Kathy Cardoza. You may freely use this information, but can not package it for re-selling or for commercial use or profit.

DEATHS
The Centinel, Gettysburg, Adams Co., PA, printed by Robert Harper, East of the Court House and delivered on Wednesdays. Price of a year long subscription in 1805 was $2. Dates extracted here: Jan 6, 1802 -- May 19, 1813

May 19, 1813 (date of newspaper publication)

Friday last, Jacob Cassat of Straban twp.

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[Source: Adams Centinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 9 February 1814 FOR SALE.

The Subscribers offer for sale, the following valuable real property,
late in the possession of Jacob Cassat, deceased; situate in Straban township, Adams county, one and a half miles from Hunterstown, viz--

One Tract of 107 acres; nearly one half is well set with timber, and a good proportion of meadow.

One Lot of 6 acres, with a convenient dwelling house and stable thereon erected, and two never-failing springs of water, rise, and run through this Lot.

And one other Lot, of about 40 acres, with a good proportion of timber.
The above described Lots of Land, adjoin each other; and may be conveniently occupied as one farm, and will be sold together, or separate, as will best suit the purchaser.

For terms, and a view of the property, apply to either of the subscribers, living near the premises.

PHILIP GRAFT
JACOB CASSAT
Executors.

January 12, 1814.tf.

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[Source: Cossart: A Tabulated Genealogy of the Family of Jacques Cossart Jr & Lea Villeman, Dee Ann (Shipp) Buck, 19 March 1991]

167. Jacob Cossart or Cassat m. Mary Montford b. 1758, d. 1814 Hunterstown, Adams Co., PA; both bur. in Low Dutch Graveyard, Adams Co., PA. Jacob served as a first Lieutenant in the 5th Co. 4th Battalion, York Co., PA Militia in 1778. Also served as Ensign in the 1st Co, 1st Reg. York Co., PA militia in 1795. He was the executor of his sister Christina Clopper's will, dated 24th Nov 1801. After 1800 Jacob began using the surname of "Cassat." This name appears on his gravestone.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Burial: 69 Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard), four miles from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

• Fact 1: 78 McKee: Shows birth date as 12 May 1750

• Fact 2: 15 Darrell DeWayne Lee: Says date of death was 14 May 1815

• Fact 3: 69 Age at death was 58.

• Alt. Baptism: 12 May 1740. 30

• Alt. Birth: 1751. 4,5,6

• Alt. Birth: 21 Apr 1751. 33 Piscatawny, Middlesex, New Jersey

• Alt. Death: Bef 19 May 1813, Straban Township, York (Adams), Pennsylvania. 53

• Alt. Death: 14 May 1816. 53 Adams County, New Jersey

Jacob married Maria Monfort,16,71,72 daughter of Jan Monfoort 72 and Kniertje Marston,107 on 23 Apr 1778 53.,72 Maria was born on 17 Dec 1756 in Readington, Hunterdon, New Jersey,53 died on 18 Mar 1814 in Straban Township, York (Adams), Pennsylvania53,105 at age 57, and was buried in Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard), Four Miles From Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.105 Other names for Maria were Maria Monfoor,108 Mary Montford,106 Maria Montfort 11,16,71., and72

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Cossart: A Tabulated Genealogy of the Family of Jacques Cossart Jr & Lea Villeman, Dee Ann (Shipp) Buck, 19 March 1991]

FIFTH GENERATION:

431. Kniertje Cassat b. 5 Jul 1779; m. John Magoffin, d. 19 Dec 1880.
432. Peter Cassat b. 13 Nov 1781, d. 19 May 1785.
433. Margaret Cassat b. 2 Jul 1784, d. 25 Feb 1867.
434. Christinia Cassat b. 23 Feb 1787, d. 14 May 1837.
435. Mary Cassat b. 9 May 1790, d. 31 Oct 1861.
436. Lenah Cassat b. 5 Aug 1792 Conewago, Adams Co., PA; m. Peter Montfort, d. 16 Jan 1861.
437. Elizabeth Cassat b. 28 Aug 1796.
438. Jacob Cassat b. 13 Jun 1799, d. 19 Jun 1874.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 15 Apr 1778. 15

Noted events in her life were:

• Fact 1: 105 Age at death was 56.

• Alt. Birth: 13 Dec 1756. 72

Children from this marriage were:

   155 M    i. David Cassat was born between 1775 and 1800 and died on 17 Sep 1823 in Possible Date Of Death.

General Notes:

NOTE: This reference below is possibly (not definitely and probably refers to a different David Cassat) the David Cassat who was possibly a son of this Jacob and Maria Cassat.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 26 February 2009

[Source: Adams County, PA Newspaper Extracts \endash Deaths (updated and corrected 25 October 2000)
These are the death notices posted in Adams County, PA newspapers from 1802 through 1834. Following, is the source information used and dates for the extracted information:

Research by: Kathy Cardoza, all rights reserved. © 2000 by Kathy Cardoza. You may freely use this information, but can not package it for re-selling or for commercial use or profit.

DEATHS
"The Republican Compiler" published in Gettysburg, printed by Jacob Lefever, opposite the Post Office, Delivered to subscribers each Wednesday. Price, $2 per year. Dates extracted here: Sep 16, 1818 -- Jul 9, 1833

Sep 24, 1823 (date of newspaper publication)

Thursday last, David Cassat, s/Jacob Cassat, Straban

   156 F    ii. Catherine Cassat 53,108 was born on 5 Jul 1779 in New Jersey,65 was baptized on 22 Aug 1779 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,65,85 and died on 19 Dec 186053 at age 81. Other names for Catherine were Knierie Cassart and85 Knierie Cossart.108

General Notes:

[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records - Births]

Cassat, Catherine
Father: Cassat, Jacob
Mother: Monfort, Maria
Birth Date: 5 July 1779
City:
County:
State: NJ
Country: USA

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[Source: Family Data Collection - Births]

Name: Kniertje Kittie Cosart
Father: Jacob Cosart Cassatt
Mother: Maria Montfort
Birth Date: 5 Jul 1779
State: NJ
Country: USA

Catherine married John Magoffin.

   157 M    iii. Peter Cassat 53 was born on 13 Nov 1781,53 was baptized on 9 Dec 1781 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania, and died on 19 May 1785 at age 3. Another name for Peter was Pieter Cassart.85

+ 158 F    iv. Margaret Cassatt 53 was born on 27 Jul 1784 in Adams, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 24 Aug 1784 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 died on 25 Mar 1867 in (Probably) Adams, Pennsylvania109 at age 82, and was buried in Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard), Four Miles From Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.109

   159 F    v. Christina Cassat 53 was born on 23 Mar 1787 in New Jersey and died on 14 May 183753 at age 50.

General Notes:

[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records - Births]

Cassat, Christina
Father: Cassat, Jacob
Mother: Monfort, Maria
Birth Date: 23 March 1787
City:
County:
State: NJ
Country: USA

Christina married Peter Williamson 9,53 after 23 Sep 1824.

General Notes:

[Source: Adams County, PA Newspaper Extracts – Marriages, 1804-34]

These are the marriage notices posted in Adams County, PA newspapers from 1802 through 1834.

Research by: Kathy Cardoza, all rights reserved. © 2000 by Kathy Cardoza. You may freely use this information, but can not package it for re-selling or for commercial use or profit.

MARRIAGES
The Republican Compiler published in Gettysburg, PA. Printed by Jacob Lefever, opposite the Post Office, Delivered to subscribers each Wednesday. Price, $2 per year.

Oct 6, 1824 (date of newspaper publication)

On 23rd, Peter Williamson of Hamilton county, OH to Margaret Cassat, Straban by Rev. M'Conaughy

NOTE: This information appears to conflict with Sisser's information that a Peter Williamson married Margaret's sister, Christina. This needs to be researched further if possible.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 9 September 2001

NOTE 2: The Gettysburg Times, 9 August 1941, indicates that Peter Williamson married Christina, a cousin of Margaret and daughter of Jacob Cassatt, Sr. and his wife, Maria.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 29 July 2007

Christina next married \ Wunderly.53

+ 160 F    vi. Mary Cassat 53 was born on 9 May 1790,53,110 was baptized in Jun 1790 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 died on 31 Oct 1863 in Pennsylvania110 at age 73, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, , Pennsylvania.110

+ 161 F    vii. Magdalena Cassat 53,89 was born on 5 Aug 1792 in New Jersey,89 was baptized in Sep 1792 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 died on 16 Jan 1861 in , Adams, Pennsylvania111 at age 68, and was buried in Great Conewago Presbyterian Cemetery, , Adams, Pennsylvania.111

   162 F    viii. Elizabeth Cassat 53,89 was born on 28 Aug 1796 in New Jersey.89 Another name for Elizabeth was Eliza Cassat.

General Notes:

[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records - Births]

Cassat, Elizabeth
Father: Cassat, Jacob
Mother: Monfort, Maria
Birth Date: 28 August 1796
City:
County:
State: NJ
Country: USA

Elizabeth married James Brinckerhoff, son of John Brinckerhoff Esq. 112,113 and Sarah Van Arsdel,112,113,114 on 4 Jan 1821 in Adams, Pennsylvania.98 James was born on 11 Oct 1799, died on 12 Jan 1838 in Adams, Pennsylvania115 at age 38, and was buried in "Upper" Low Dutch Churchyard, Adams, Pennsylvania.115

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Adams County, PA Newspaper Extracts – Marriages, 1804-34]

These are the marriage notices posted in Adams County, PA newspapers from 1802 through 1834.

Research by: Kathy Cardoza, all rights reserved. © 2000 by Kathy Cardoza. You may freely use this information, but can not package it for re-selling or for commercial use or profit.

MARRIAGES
The Republican Compiler published in Gettysburg, PA. Printed by Jacob Lefever, opposite the Post Office, Delivered to subscribers each Wednesday. Price, $2 per year.

Jan 10, 1821 (date of newspaper publication)

Thursday last, James Brinkerhoff of Mountpleasant twp. To Eliza Cassat d/Jacob Cassat deceased of Straban twp. By Rev. David M'Conaughy

General Notes:

[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 27 April 1961]

Note: -- Both John Brinkerhoff, Esq., and his "Youngest son, James Brinkerhoff," are buried in the "Upper" Low Dutch Church-yard and the inscriptions at their graves are as follows:--
6. "In memory of James Brinkerhoff, Died January 12, 1838, Aged 38 years."
7. "In memory of John Brinkerhoff, who departed this life, May 15, 1838, Aged 79 years, 1 month, and 7 days."

Noted events in his life were:

• Lived in: 98 Mountpleasant Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Death: After 4 Jan 1821, Date Of Marriage To Eliza Cassat. 98

+ 163 M    ix. Jacob Cassat Jr. 98,116 was born on 13 Jun 1798 in New Jersey and died on 13 Jun 187353 at age 75.

99. Christina Cossart was born on 21 Aug 1755 in Piscatawny, Middlesex, New Jersey,33 was baptized on 7 Sep 1755,30,33 and died WFT Est 1756-1849 at age 1. Other names for Christina were Christina Cassatt,30 Styntie Cessarts,85 Christiana Cossart, and Stynte Cossart.

Christening Notes: Dutch Reformed Church, Raritan, Somerset County, New Jersey

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1755. 33 Millstone, New Jersey

Christina married Cornelius Clapper.70 Other names for Cornelius are Corneliut Clapper and9 Cornelius Klopper.85

Children from this marriage were:

   164 M    i. Cornelius Klopper 85 was born before 6 Feb 178585 and was baptized on 6 Feb 1785 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania.85

   165 M    ii. Frans Cassart Klopper 85 was born before 2 Oct 178685 and was baptized on 2 Oct 1786 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania.85

100. Elizabeth Cossart 3,9,12,13,31 was born on 29 Aug 1758 in Piscatawny, Middlesex, New Jersey,33 was baptized on 29 Aug 1758,70 died on 15 Nov 1817 in Warren, Ohio71,72 at age 59, and was buried in 1817 in Gravestones Moved To Old Presbyterian Cemetery, Lebanon, Ohio.72 Other names for Elizabeth were Elizabeth Cassat,3,9,12,13,31 Elizabeth Cassatt,3,9,12,13,30,31 Eleesabeth Cosaart,72 Elizabeth Cosart,71 Elisabet Cossart,85 Elisebet Cossert, and65 Elizabeth Cassatt Monfort Elizabeth Cosart.

General Notes:

[Source: Monfort Family 12_99.FTW, Elias Riggs Monfort III]

Gravestones moved to Lebanon Cem. Her's is there.

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The Somerset Quarterly Volume IV (page 113) indicates that Elizabeth Cassat was married to John Monfort as the following extract shows:

"Francis Cassat's daughter, Elizabeth, wife of John Monfort of Conewago, was grandmother to the late venerable Rev. John Monfort, ..."

Noted events in her life were:

• Fact 1: 15 Possible date of birth: 29 August 1758 in Somerset, New Jersey

• Alt. Baptism: 22 Aug 1755. 3,12

• Fact 2: 1757. 117 One source gives year of birth as 1757

• Alt. Birth: 1758. 33 Millstone, New Jersey

• Alt. Birth: Aug 1758. 33

• Alt. Birth: 29 Aug 1758. 9 Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey

• Alt. Birth: 26 Nov 1758.

• Christened: 26 Nov 1758. 33 Dutch Reformed Church, Raritan, Somerset County, New Jersey

• Alt. Burial: 1817. 72 Old Presbyterian Cem., Lebanon, OH

• Alt. Death: 1817. 71,72

Elizabeth married Lawrence Monfort,9,31,71,72 son of Jan Monfoort 72 and Kniertje Marston,107 on 11 Oct 1774 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania. Lawrence was born on 23 Mar 1753 in Readington, Hunterdon, New Jersey,72 was baptized on 22 Apr 1753 in Readington, Hunterdon, New Jersey,72 died on 4 Jul 1830 in Warren, Ohio72 at age 77, and was buried in 1830 in Old Presbyterian Cemetery, Lebanon, Ohio.72 Other names for Lawrence were Lourens Monfoort, Louwerens Monfoort,9,31,71,72 Laurens Monfort,9,31,71,72 Lourens Monfort,118 Laurence Montfort,70,119 Lauwerens Montfort, and85 Lawrence Montfort.120

General Notes:

Source: J. Taylor Monfort, 3 April 1999, email posting: Monfort Family Ceremony/Reunion:

According to Mr. Monfort, the gravesite of Lawrence (Lourens) Monfort was recently discovered in Lebanon, Ohio. Mr. Monfort, in his email posting, says "Lawrence was born in New Jersey, served in Campbell's Company, 2nd Battalion, York County, Pennsylvania during our War for Indendence. He settled in Warren County, Ohio in the early 1800's. In his direct lineage are many distinguished Americans, including Issac Watts Monfort and Elias Riggs Monfort, heroes of the Civil War, and Joseph Glass Monfort and his son Francis Cassat Monfort, nationally known clergymen and abolitionist leaders."

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[Source: The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 161 (entry for Miss Annie Laurie King)]

"Lawrence Monfort (1753-1830) served as private in Capt. Hugh Campbell's company, 2d battalion, York County, Pennsylvania militia. He was born in Adams County, Pa.
Also No. 146074"

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[Source: E. Riggs Monfort, 23 December 1999, Email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

Grave stones were moved to Lebanon Cemetery when the original sight [sic] was taken for commercial development. It is now a car dealership while the cemetery across the street has been preserved as the Pioneer Cemetery. His stone is lost. However, the gravestone of his wife Elizabeth can be found with the few surviving stones transferred to the Lebanon Cemetery. The original group of early settlers buried in the Old Presbyterian cemetery is documented.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 72 Farming And Livestock

• Religion: 72 Presbyterian

• Baptism: 22 Apr 1753. 71 Sisser: Baptised as "Lourens" at Readington

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1754. 72 , Somerset County, New Jersey

Children from this marriage were:

   166 M    i. John Montfort 31 was born on 7 Jul 1775 in , York, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 6 Aug 1775 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 and died after 12 Feb 1823.71,72 Other names for John were John Monfort and31 Jan Montfort.85

General Notes:

[Source: Kentucky Marriage Records, Shelby County, 1792-1830, Page 776]

This is probably (but not definite) the John Montfort who married Mary Seabrin on 23 January 1800 in Shelby County, Kentucky -- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 April 2003

John married Mary Silburn.72

   167 F    ii. Margaret Monfort 71,72 was born on 8 Nov 1776 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania72 and died after 12 Feb 1823.71,72 Another name for Margaret was Margaret Montfort 71.,72

Birth Notes:

Margaret married Malcolm Worley 71,72 on 8 Oct 1804.72

   168 F    iii. Catherine Monfort 72 was born on 14 Dec 1778 in , York, Pennsylvania72 and died on 27 Jun 182172 at age 42. Other names for Catherine were Katie Monfort and Catherine Montfort.72

Birth Notes:

Catherine married Henry Monfort,72 son of Francis Monfort 72,102,121 and Geertje Banta,72 about 1801. Henry was born on 8 Jan 1781 and died on 23 Jul 1849 at age 68. Another name for Henry was Henry Montfort.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: Eaton, OH

Noted events in his life were:

• Fact 1: Barbara WHiteside: Went to Ohio

   169 F    iv. Kniertye Monfoort 108 was born before 10 Jan 1779108 and was baptized on 10 Jan 1779 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania.85,108 Another name for Kniertye was Kniertye Montfort.85

   170 F    v. Magdalena Monfort 72 was born on 4 Oct 1780 in , York (Adams), Pennsylvania, was baptized on 31 Dec 1780 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85,108 and died after 12 Feb 1823.72 Other names for Magdalena were Madelena Monfoort,72 Madelena Montfort, and85 Madelina Montfort.72

Magdalena married Garret Peterson 72 on 15 Dec 1806.72

+ 171 M    vi. Rev. Francis Cassat Monfort 72 was born on 15 Dec 1782 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania, was baptized on 19 Jan 1783 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 and died on 18 Jun 1855 in Greensburg, Indiana72 at age 72.

   172 M    vii. Peter Monfort 72 was born on 4 Mar 1786 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania, was baptized on 9 Apr 1786 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 and died after 12 Feb 1823.72 Other names for Peter were Pieter Monfoort,72 Peter Montfort, and72 Pieter Montfort.85

Peter married Anna Maria Spining,72 daughter of Isaac Spinning 122 and Catherine Pierson,.122 Anna was born between 1774 and 1825. Another name for Anna was Anna Maria Spinning.

Noted events in her life were:

• Fact 1: Assumption: Anna Spining was sister of Phebe and George based on Monfort ties

   173 M    viii. Lawrence Montfort 31 was born on 4 Feb 1788 in <Conewago, York/Adams, PA> and died in 1794 at age 6.

+ 174 M    ix. Rev. David Monfort 72,117 was born on 7 Mar 1790 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,72 was baptized on 4 Apr 1790 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 and died on 18 Oct 186072 at age 70.

   175 F    x. Mary Monfort 72 was born about 179272 and died in 182872 about age 36.

Mary married Peter Aten,72 son of Adrian Aten 72,123 and Johanna Monfort,72 on 18 Jul 1815.72

   176 F    xi. Polly Montfort 31 was born on 12 Mar 1792 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania.

   177 M    xii. Jacob Monfort 72 was born on 3 Sep 1794 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania72 and died in 181772 at age 23. Another name for Jacob was Jacob Montfort.72

   178 F    xiii. Christina Monfort 72 was born on 3 Jun 1797 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania. Another name for Christina was Christina Montfort.72

General Notes:

[Source: Monfort Family 12_99.FTW, Elias Riggs Monfort III]

4/99 Jim Monfort claims Christina had two husbands. No reference

Christina married Eliphalet Stevens 72 on 28 May 1823.72

101. Job Cozad 3,12,73 was born in 1727 and died on 15 Sep 18153,12 at age 88.

General Notes:

[Source: genealogy.com, GenForum, posting by Donna Steven, 9 February 2001]


Subject: Robert Henri/Mary Cassatt/My Cozad Line

Posted by: Donna Steven Date: February 09, 2001 at 13:54:36
Hi everyone! Have been reading some of your messages. Just wanted to let everyone know that there are alot of books about Robert Henri at Barnes and Noble and I'm sure other book stores, too. I got one a while back called "Revolutionaries of Realism" (The Letters of John Sloan and Robert Henri). It has alot of pictures also of some of their paintings and also some family photos! There are tons of info and pictures of many of his paintings (including portraits of his father, John Jackson Cozad, mother, Theresa Gatewood, and brother, Johnny) on the internet, also. There is alot of information, also on Mary Cassatt, also a relative of the Cozads. For Mary Cassatt there is alot of info in Artcyclopedia.com. There are alot of fine books about her in Barnes and Noble and probably other books stores, too. I go one called "Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman". This book has about everything about her and lots of large colorful pictures of many of her paintings! Thought many of you looking into the Cozad lines would be interested. I would like to learn more about how Mary Cassatt is related to the Cozads. I would also like to have more info on some in my direct line. My great grandfather was Charles Alfred (not Albert) Cozad, who m. Jane W. Barry. His father was Abraham(brother to John Jackson Cozad, the gamblin man), who m. Anna Graves. Abraham's father was Henry, who m. Margaret Clark. Henry's father was Job, Jr., who m. Catherine Fink. And Job, Jr.'s father was also a Job, who married Hannah Winnans. If anyone has any info on any of these people, please let me know. I have some b., d. and m. dates, but need alot more.

Donna Steven e-mail davidanddonna@rcsis.com

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[Source: C Daligee Family Tree, http://cdaligee.familytreeguide.com/descend.php?personID=I0114&tree=T1]


Job Cozad

1 Job Cozad b. 1727 d. 15 Sep 1815
+ Hannah Winmans b. 1728 d. WFT Est 1744-1822
+ Abigail Clark b. 1728 d. WFT Est 1744-1822

2 Beone Cozad b. 27 Sep 1761
2 Anna Cozad b. 13 Dec 1763 d. UNKNOWN
+ Peter Fisher b. UNKNOWN d. UNKNOWN
2 Nathaniel Cozad b. 16 Jul 1764

3 Mary Cozad b. 1785
+ ? Jennings
3 Elizabeth Cozad b. 1787
+ ? Jewell
3 Catherine Cozad b. 1789
3 Job Cozad b. 1793
+ Mary Calberson
+ ?
3 Jacob Cozad b. 1795
+ Hannah Jones
3 Nathaniel Cozad b. 1800

2 Abbigail Cozad b. 7 Jan 1766
2 Job Cozad b. 16 Aug 1769 d. 1820
+ Catherine Fink b. UNKNOWN d. UNKNOWN

3 Henry Cozad b. 20 Feb 1792 d. 18 Aug 1857
+ Jane Law b. 1798 d. UNKNOWN

4 William Cozad b. 26 Feb 1814 d. 14 Dec 1839
+ Mary Ann Gregg b. UNKNOWN
4 Elizabeth Cozad b. 11 Mar 1817 d. Aug 1846
+ Aaron Gregg b. UNKNOWN d. UNKNOWN
4 Daniel Cozad b. 26 Jan 1819 d. 12 May 1888
+ Sarah Gregg b. UNKNOWN

5 William H. Cozad b. 25 Sep 1839 d. 7 Feb 1865
+ Cynthia Graves b. UNKNOWN d. UNKNOWN

6 Arminda A. Cozad b. UNKNOWN
+ Sherman Yearian
6 Hiram R. Cozad b. UNKNOWN
+ Sarah Jarvis

5 Elizabeth J. Cozad b. 21 Dec 1840 d. 21 Nov 1890
+ Thomas Ankrom b. UNKNOWN d. UNKNOWN

6 John D. Ankrom
6 Mary Ankrom
6 Thomas Jefferson Ankrom
6 Milton Ankrom
6 Ida May Ankrom

5 Henry Jackson Cozad b. 17 Jun 1842 d. 14 Dec 1861
+ Amy Clark b. Bef 1840 d. UNKNOWN

6 Thomas Marion Cozad b. 29 Aug 1860 d. UNKNOWN
+ Mahala Tucker b. UNKNOWN d. UNKNOWN

7 William H. Cozad b. 13 Mar 1879
+ Elizabeth Niswonger
7 Charity Cozad b. 27 Jul 1891

6 Elizabeth Jane Cozad b. 1861 d. UNKNOWN
+ C. C. Wait b. UNKNOWN d. UNKNOWN
6 Henry Jackson Cozad b. 6 Sep 1862 d. 16 Jan 1915
+ Beatrice Florence Denmead
Emma Belle Tibbetts b. 19 Oct 1869 d. 30 Jul 1960

7 Charles Chester b. 15 Oct 1886 d. 26 Mar 1964
+ Lucy May Breaker b. 18 May 1892
7 Theresa May Cozad b. 13 Oct 1888 d. 26 Jan 1972
John Wallace Richmond b. 21 Jun 1885 d. 7 Oct 1967

8 Living
8 Living
8 Living
8 Living
8 Living
8 Living

7 Henry Clinton Cozad b. 7 Oct 1890 d. Apr 1963
+ Elsie Leona Fisher b. 10 Mar 1893 d. 30 Apr 1980

8 Living
8 Elvin Clifford Cozad b. 12 Jul 1911 d. Aug 1978
8 Elma Evelyn Cozad b. 12 Nov 1913 d. 19 Jan 1915
8 Harold Clinton Cozad b. 4 Mar 1916 d. Feb 1984
8 Ruth Irene Cozad b. 25 Feb 1918 d. UNKNOWN
8 Living
8 Living

7 Mary Augusta Cozad b. 8 Nov 1892 d. UNKNOWN
7 Samuel Sylvester Cozad b. 16 Feb 1895 d. 28 Feb 1909
7 Jennie Etta (Janie) Cozad b. 19 Dec 1897 d. Unknown
7 Edna Pearl Cozad b. 2 Feb 1900 d. 20 Aug 1946
7 Thomas Wesley Cozad b. 28 Apr 1903 d. 22 Nov 1980
7 Harvey Everett Cozad b. 17 Mar 1906 d. 19 Mar 1929
7 Harlan Jackson Chester b. 2 Mar 1909 d. Oct 1992
+ Anna Mae Davis
7 Wilma Lavern Cozad b. 2 Sep 1911 d. 6 Jun 1976
7 Irene Chester b. UNKNOWN
5 John D. Cozad b. 21 Dec 1843
+ Louisa Dillen

6 William P. Cozad b. 1868
+ Lydia B. Brown b. 1871

7 Elfie Lowell Cozad b. 1891
7 Elma Odessa Cozad b. 1893

6 Jasper Homer Cozad b. 1872
6 Lily J. Cozad b. 1875
+ Charles W. Brown
6 John O. Cozad b. 1878
6 Sarah Ida Cozad b. 1880
5 Alcy C. Cozad b. 1 Mar 1845
+ John H. Boley

6 Love L. Boley
6 Jennie Sperry Boley
6 Santford R. Boley
6 Charles A. Boley
6 John W. Boley

+ Daniel Clipper
+ John W. Sperry
5 Tacy A. Cozad b. 4 Oct 1846
+ W. W. Belford

6 William R. Belford b. 1865
+ Minnie Swepston
6 Franklin F. Belford b. 1867
6 Martha A. Belford b. 1869
+ Albert Clark

5 Martha C. Cozad b. 5 Nov 1848
5 Sarah M. Cozad b. 12 Feb 1850
+ Phillip M. Argenbright b. 21 Sep 1848

6 Alta May Argenbright b. 12 Aug 1870
+ Thurman G. Brown
6 Theresa Argenbright b. 21 May 1872
6 Cynthia Argenbright b. 28 Jan 1874
6 George E. Argenbright b. 7 Nov 1876
6 Della L. Argenbright b. 14 Oct 1878
6 Samuel P. Argenbright b. 23 Jan 1880
6 Daniel E. Argenbright b. 28 Aug 1883
6 Grover E. Argenbright b. 12 Feb 1886
6 Chloe B. Argenbright b. 22 Nov 1887
6 Carrie M. Argenbright b. 22 Feb 1890

5 Hannah M. Cozad b. 13 Feb 1852
5 Mary L. Cozad b. 17 Dec 1855
+ W. W. Belford

6 Matilda M. Belford b. 1871
+ James Walker
6 Alica A. Belford b. 1873

5 Daniel H. Cozad b. 11 Jun 1857
+ Louisa Arganbright

6 Sarah L. Cozad b. 1879
6 Martha M. Cozad b. 1880
+ Charles A. Allison
6 Harold H. Cozad b. 1886
6 Lelia J. Cozad b. 1890

5 Theressa Cozad b. 22 Jun 1859
5 Samuel M. Cozad b. 26 Aug 1861
+ Nancy J. Arganbright

6 Gladys F. Cozad b. 1888
6 Mazie E. Cozad b. 1891
6 S. Everett Cozad b. 1893

4 Catherine Cozad b. 6 Apr 1822 d. 4 Feb 1894
+ William Graves b. UNKNOWN d. UNKNOWN
+ Sitha Fry b. UNKNOWN d. UNKNOWN
4 Abraham Cozad
4 Job Wesley Cozad
4 John Jackson Cozad b. 9 Nov 1830 d. 1906
+ Theresa Gatewood b. UNKNOWN d. 1923

5 Robert Henry Cozad b. 1865 d. 12 Jul 1929
+ Linda Craig b. UNKNOWN d. 1905
+ Marjorie Organ b. UNKNOWN d. UNKNOWN
5 John A. Cozad b. UNKNOWN
+ Mary Gregg b. UNKNOWN d. UNKNOWN

3 Daniel Cozad b. 1793
3 John Cozad b. 8 Dec 1797 d. UNKNOWN
+ Sarah Calvin b. UNKNOWN d. UNKNOWN

4 Elizabeth Cozad b. 5 Oct 1816 d. 25 Mar 1859
+ William Wyatt b. 1817 d. 5 Oct 1909

5 Rachel Wyatt b. 25 Feb 1836
5 Sarah Ann Wyatt b. 9 Jul 1838 d. UNKNOWN
+ ? b. UNKNOWN d. UNKNOWN
5 John Wyatt b. 1842
5 Joseph Wyatt b. 1843
5 Benjamin Wyatt b. 1846
5 William A. Wyatt b. 1848
5 Jobe Wyatt b. 1853

4 Cathrine Cozad b. 14 Sep 1818
4 Benjamine Cozad b. 20 Oct 1822
4 Susan Cozad b. 6 Jan 1825
4 Margaret Cozad b. 1827
4 Job Cozad b. 27 Nov 1829
4 John Washington Cozad b. 17 Aug 1832
4 Jesse Cozad b. 6 Apr 1834
4 Sarah Ann Cozad b. 20 Nov 1835
4 Mary Monica Cozad b. 24 Jul 1838
3 Abbigail Cozad b. 1798
3 Susan Cozad b. 7 Feb 1799
3 Abraham Cozad b. 9 May 1801 d. Bef 1850
+ Charity Davis b. 10 Jul 1802 d. 6 Oct 1884

4 Elizabeth Cozad b. 1823
4 Susan Cozad b. 6 Jan 1825
4 Catherine Cozad b. 1827
4 Levi Cozad b. 16 May 1828
4 Job Cozad b. 1830
4 Lydia Cozad b. 1831
4 Mary Cozad b. 1 Mar 1833 d. 26 Jul 1898
+ Unknown b. UNKNOWN d. UNKNOWN
4 Henry Cozad b. 1840
4 John B. Cozad b. 1841
4 Abraham Cozad b. 1843

3 Job Cozad b. 24 Oct 1803
3 William Cozad b. 4 Jun 1806
3 Joseph Cozad b. 1807
2 Elihu Cozad b. 20 Dec 1771 d. 1829
+ Ann McCoy b. 1780 d. 1843

3 Abigail Cozad b. 1802 d. 1870
+ ? Buver
3 Job Cozad b. 1804 d. 1869
+ Elizabeth Cook
3 Daniel Cozad b. 1806 d. 1851
3 Solomon Cozad b. 1809
3 Jacob Cozad b. 1811 d. 25 Aug 1850
+ Catharine Schaffer
3 Joseph M. Cozad b. 14 Feb 1813 d. 1859
+ Elizabeth McIlvaine
3 Matilda Cozad b. 1814 d. 1868
3 Thomas Cozad b. 24 Jun 1814 d. 16 Oct 1839
3 Mary Elizabeth Cozad b. 11 Apr 1820 d. Feb 1893
+ James Means
3 Henry Anderson Cozad b. 6 Jun 1823 d. 1890
+ Catharine Annis
Rebecca Jane Reagle b. 25 Aug 1823

4 Henry Cozad
4 Andrew Cozad
4 Jospeh Cozad
4 Mark Albert Cozad b. 3 Feb 1867 d. 6 Dec 1916
+ Margaret Leland b. 12 Dec 1872 d. 5 Nov 1955

5 Mary Cozad
5 Margarete Cozad
+ Darrell Williams
5 John Cozad b. 30 Dec 1891 d. 25 Sep 1896
5 Albert Leo Cozad Sr. b. 24 Oct 1893 d. 7 Jul 1953
+ Mabel Violet Weaver b. 7 Jul 1909 d. 4 Jun 1998

6 Karen Elizabeth Cozad
+ Ronald Stimpson
Dennis Andrew Wyant b. 9 Mar 1951 d. 5 Aug 1996

7 Living
Chris Bender

8 ? Bender
8 ? Bender
8 ? Bender

7 Living
6 Barbara Jane Cozad b. 18 Apr 1931 d. 30 Jan 1960
+ Robert Hunsburger b. 12 Feb 1926 d. 24 Dec 1998

7 Randall Scott Hunsburger
7 Rita Kay Hunsburger
+ ? Wood

6 Living
+ Living

7 Living
+ Living

8 Living
8 Living

7 Living
+ Living

8 Living
8 Living

6 Living
+ Living

7 Living
Living

8 Living
8 Living
8 Living

7 Living
+ Living
7 Living
Living

8 Living

7 Living
Living

8 Living
8 Living

7 Living
Living

8 Living

+ Living
6 Donald K. Cozad b. 23 Oct 1937 d. 11 Jul 1992
+ Living

7 Lori Jo Cozad
7 Brenda Lee Cozad
7 Brian Eugene Cozad
7 Daniel Kenton Cozad
7 Matthew Alan Cozad

6 Living
+ Living

7 Terrance Paul Springer
7 Bonnie Sue Springer
7 Scott Allen Springer
7 Lisa Ann Springer b. 11 Jun 1964 d. 12 Jun 1964
7 Living
+ Living

8 Living
8 Living
8 Living

7 Living
Living

8 Living
8 Living

6 Living
+ Living

7 Living
Living

8 Living
8 Living

7 Living
Living

8 Samantha Rae Schultz
8 Karl Dale Schultz

6 Living
+ Mary Louise Allebach b. UNKNOWN

7 Teresa Ann Cozad
7 Michelle Pauline Cozad
7 Jason Paul Cozad
7 Julie Ann Cozad

6 Living
+Living

7 James Eric Chittester
7 Mark Edward Chittester

6 Living
+ Living

7 Living

6 Living
+ Living



7 Robert Joseph Dunkle, Jr. b. 4 Dec 1971 d. 19 Aug 1989

7 Living
Living

8 Living
8 Living

6 Living
+ Living

7 Living
7 Living

5 Charles H. Cozad b. 11 Feb 1896 d. 9 Jan 1974
+ Edna DeVore
5 Raymond D. Cozad b. 8 Aug 1899 d. 26 Oct 1978
+ Belmire Vivelros
5 William K. Cozad b. 6 Oct 1903 d. 3 May 1976
+ Grace Eakin

2 Jacob Cozad b. 31 Jan 1774
2 Pheobe Cozad b. 1776
2 Hannah Cozad b. 19 Feb 1778 d. UNKNOWN
+ John Allet b. Abt 1756

Job married Hannah Winnans 3,12.,73 Hannah was born in 17333,12 and died on 2 Mar 18153,12 at age 82.

Children from this marriage were:

   179 M    i. Beone Cozad was born on 27 Sep 1761.

   180 F    ii. Anna Cozad 3,12 was born on 13 Dec 1763.

Anna married Peter Fisher 3.,12

   181 M    iii. Nathaniel Cozad 3,12 was born on 16 Jul 1764.

   182 F    iv. Abbigail Cozad was born on 7 Jan 1766.

+ 183 M    v. Rev. Job Cozad 3,12,73 was born on 16 Aug 1769 in Branchville, Sussex, New Jersey.

   184 M    vi. Eliher Cozad 3,12 was born on 20 Dec 1771 and died in 1829 at age 58. Another name for Eliher was Elihu Cozad.

   185 M    vii. Jacob Cozad was born on 31 Jan 1774.

   186 F    viii. Phebe Cozad 3,12 was born in 1776.

   187 F    ix. Hannah Cozad 3,12 was born on 19 Feb 1778.

Hannah married John Allet 3.,12 John was born about 1756.

Job next married Abigail Clark. Abigail was born in 1728.

102. Anthony Cozad .3.,12

Anthony married Wilhelmina 3.,12

Children from this marriage were:

   188 M    i. Jacob Cozad .3.,12

   189 M    ii. Aaron Cozad .3.,12

   190 M    iii. John Cozad .3.,12

   191 F    iv. Mary Cozad .3.,12

Mary married Compton 3.,12

   192 F    v. Elizabeth Cozad .3.,12

   193 F    vi. Catherine Cozad .3.,12

   194 F    vii. Hannah Cozad .3.,12

   195 M    viii. Thomas Cozad .3.,12

   196 F    ix. Sarah Cozad .3.,12

105. Anna Cozad 3,12 was born WFT Est 1722-1751 and died WFT Est 1744-1832 at age 22. Another name for Anna was Anna Cosad 3.,12

Anna married Onesinuis Bell 3,12 WFT Est 1736-1783. Onesinuis was born WFT Est 1707-1746 and died WFT Est 1744-1827 at age 37. Another name for Onesinuis was Simeon Bell 3.,12

The child from this marriage was:

   197 M    i. Jacob Bell was born WFT Est 1744-1770 and died WFT Est 1795-1857 at age 51.

Jacob married Elizabeth Lawrence in 1790. Elizabeth was born in 1768 and died WFT Est 1796-1862 at age 28.

106. Jacob Cozad 3,12 was born in 1724,3,12 died on 26 Jan 18123,12 at age 88, and was buried in Mt. Olive Morris Co. New Jersey.3,12

Jacob married Elizabeth Sutton 3.,12 Elizabeth was born in 1724,3,12 died on 12 Mar 18123,12 at age 88, and was buried in Mt. Olive Morris Co. New Jersey.3,12

Children from this marriage were:

   198 F    i. Leah Cozad 3,12 was born on 28 Aug 1743.3,12

+ 199 M    ii. Jacob Cozad 3,12 was born in 1755.3,12

+ 200 F    iii. Mary Cozad 3,12 was born in 17563,12 and died in 18113,12 at age 55.

   201 M    iv. Decon Samuel Cozad 3,12 was born on 26 Aug 17603,12 and died on 7 Mar 18413,12 at age 80.

Decon married Lucretia 3.,12 Lucretia was born in 17833,12 and died in 18403,12 at age 57.

107. Leah Cozad 3,12 was born WFT Est 1724-1751 and died WFT Est 1784-1840 at age 60. Another name for Leah was Leah Cosad 3.,12

Leah married Joseph Riggs 3,12 WFT Est 1754-1789. Joseph was born on 24 Apr 1740 and died WFT Est 1784-1832 at age 44.

Children from this marriage were:

   202 F    i. Elizabeth Riggs was born on 29 Sep 1762 and died WFT Est 1776-1856 at age 14.

Elizabeth married Enoch Hawkins WFT Est 1776-1809. Enoch was born WFT Est 1745-1765 and died WFT Est 1779-1851 at age 34.

   203 M    ii. Edward Riggs was born on 21 May 1764 and died on 4 Oct 1843 in Pennsylvania at age 79.

Edward married Mary Higbee WFT Est 1781-1814. Mary was born WFT Est 1760-1780 and died WFT Est 1781-1864 at age 21.

   204 F    iii. Lucretia Riggs was born on 30 Jul 1766 and died WFT Est 1767-1860 at age 1.

   205 M    iv. John Riggs was born on 25 Mar 1769 and died WFT Est 1770-1859 at age 1.

   206 M    v. Jacob Riggs was born on 23 Apr 1771 and died WFT Est 1772-1861 at age 1.

   207 F    vi. Jane Riggs was born on 15 Jun 1773 and died WFT Est 1774-1867 at age 1.

   208 M    vii. Lewis Riggs was born on 22 Aug 1778 and died WFT Est 1779-1868 at age 1.

   209 F    viii. Hannah Riggs was born on 19 Apr 1782 and died WFT Est 1783-1876 at age 1.

108. Samuel Cozad 3,12 was born in 17253,12 and died in 18113,12 at age 86.

Samuel married Ann Clark 3.,12

Samuel next married Persilla Burt 3.,12

Children from this marriage were:

   210 M    i. Ebenezer Fairchild .3.,12

   211 F    ii. Polly Cozad .3.,12

   212 F    iii. Eunice Cozad .3.,12

   213 F    iv. Anna Cozad .3.,12

Anna married Nathan Bunch 3.,12

   214 M    v. Samuel Cozad .3.,12

   215 M    vi. Eliphalet Cozad .3.,12

   216 F    vii. Caty Cozad .3.,12

   217 F    viii. Aby Cozad .3.,12

Aby married Andrew McGrath 3.,12

   218 F    ix. Mary Cozad .3.,12

   219 F    x. Phebe Cozad .3.,12

Phebe married Ziba Castertine 3.,12

   220 F    xi. Elizabeth Cozad 3,12 was born in 17633,12 and died in 18133,12 at age 50.

Elizabeth married Thomas McGrath 3.,12 Thomas was born in 17643,12 and died in 18363,12 at age 72.

General Notes: [Source: H6741.GED]

He was in the War of 1812.

109. Anthony Cosad 20 was born in 1740 in Bernardstown, Somerset Co., New Jersey3,13 and died in 179020 at age 50. Another name for Anthony was Anthony Cosart.20

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: Jun 1790. 20 Somerset Co., New Jersey

Anthony married Catherine Coon.20 Catherine was born in 174620 and died on 16 Nov 182420 at age 78. Another name for Catherine was Catharine Coon.20

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1746. 20 Bernard Township, New Jersey

• Alt. Death: 16 Nov 1824. 20 Dundee, Seneca Co., New York

The child from this marriage was:

+ 221 M    i. Rev. Thomas Cosad 20 was born on 13 Sep 1763 in Somerset, New Jersey20 and died on 19 Nov 1808 in Beemerville Or Wantage, New Jersey20 at age 45.

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128. John Cozad 3,12 was born on 9 Jun 1786.3,12

John married Mary Seals 3.,12

Children from this marriage were:

   222 F    i. Maria Cozad .3.,12

Maria married Bogart 3.,12

   223 M    ii. John Cozad .3.,12

   224 F    iii. Barbara Cozad .3.,12

   225 M    iv. George Cozad .3.,12

   226 M    v. Herbert Cozad .3.,12

   227 M    vi. James Cozad .3.,12

   228 F    vii. Catherine Cozad .3.,12

   229 F    viii. Ella Cozad .3.,12

   230 M    ix. Amos Cozad .3.,12

   231 M    x. Benjamin Cozad 3,12 was born on 3 Aug 1809.3,12

Benjamin married Beth Van Tolle 3.,12

131. John Grant 3 was born on 25 May 1768 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ3 and died on 11 Aug 1854 in Wilmot, OH3 at age 86.

John married Elizabeth Casner.3 Elizabeth was born in 1775 in Sugar Creek Twp., Stark Co., OH.3

Children from this marriage were:

+ 232 M    i. David Grant 3 was born on 28 Dec 1794 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA3 and died in Washington Twp., Sandusky Co., OH.3

+ 233 F    ii. Mary Grant 3 was born on 7 Sep 1796 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

+ 234 F    iii. Sarah Grant 3 was born on 23 Jul 1798 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

+ 235 F    iv. Catherine Grant 3 was born on 25 Jul 1800 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA3 and died on 19 Nov 18823 at age 82.

+ 236 F    v. Jemima Grant 3 was born in 1804 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

+ 237 F    vi. Elizabeth Grant 3 was born in 1805 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

   238 M    vii. Peter Grant 3 was born in 1806 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

+ 239 M    viii. John Grant 3 was born on 10 Nov 1807 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA3 and died on 30 Sep 1870 in Sugar Creek Twp., Stark Co., OH3 at age 62.

+ 240 F    ix. Lucinda Grant 3 was born on 25 Nov 1811 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA3 and died on 11 Apr 1880 in Freemont, OH3 at age 68.

+ 241 F    x. Elicea Grant 3 was born on 26 May 1813 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

+ 242 M    xi. Michael Grant 3 was born on 30 Aug 1815 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA3 and died on 15 Feb 1883 in Prairie Hill, MO3 at age 67.

132. David Grant 3 was born in 1772 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ3 and died in 1820 in Washington Co., PA3 at age 48.

David married Susan Mead.3 Susan was born about 17783 and died about 18313 about age 53.

Children from this marriage were:

   243 F    i. Mary Grant .3

   244 M    ii. William Grant 3 was born about 1796 in Washington Co., PA.3

   245 M    iii. Harrison Grant 3 was born about 1798 in Washington Co., PA.3

   246 F    iv. Caroline Grant 3 was born in 1800 in Washington Co., PA.3

+ 247 M    v. George Grant 3 was born in 1803 in Washington Co., PA3 and died in 1860 in Washington Co., PA3 at age 57.

+ 248 M    vi. Benjamin Ammi Grant 3 was born in 1807 in Washington Co., PA3 and died in 18803 at age 73.

+ 249 M    vii. Samuel Grant 3 was born in 1808 in Washington Co., PA3 and died in 18803 at age 72.

+ 250 M    viii. Mead Grant 3 was born on 15 Mar 1811 in Washington Co., PA.3

   251 M    ix. Robert Grant 3 was born in 1813 in Washington Co., PA.3

133. Jeremiah Grant 3 was born on 9 Apr 1775 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ3 and died on 4 Apr 1866 in Highland Co., OH3 at age 90.

Jeremiah married Susannah.3

Jeremiah next married Eleanor Ann.3

Jeremiah next married Nellie Williams.3

Children from this marriage were:

   252 M    i. George Grant 3 was born on 5 Jan 1802 in Washington Co., PA3 and died in 1857 in West Union, Adams Co., OH3 at age 55.

+ 253 M    ii. Martin Grant 3 was born on 3 Nov 1803 in Washington Co., PA3 and died on 20 Nov 1846 in Fountain Co., IN3 at age 43.

   254 F    iii. Rebecca Grant 3 was born in 1805 in Washington Co., PA.3

Rebecca married Abe W. Beekman.3

   255 F    iv. Mary Ann Grant 3 was born on 19 Apr 1806 in Washington Co., PA.3

Mary married Wilson Prather.3

   256 F    v. July Ann Grant 3 was born on 28 Dec 1807 in Washington Co., PA3 and died on 5 May 1810 in Highland Co., OH3 at age 2.

   257 M    vi. Samuel Grant 3 was born on 7 Nov 1809.3

Samuel married Mary Jane Mahaffey.3

Samuel next married Jane Edenfield.3

   258 F    vii. Philena Grant 3 was born on 16 Jun 1816 in Washington Co., PA.3

Philena married Thompson Hindman.3

   259 M    viii. Jonathan Grant 3 was born on 7 Sep 1820 in Washington Co., PA3 and died on 12 Sep 18323 at age 12.

134. Mary Grant 3 was born on 22 May 1778 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ3 and died on 6 Sep 1842 in Donora, PA3 at age 64.

General Notes: [146736.GED]

Alias:<ALIA> /Polly/

Mary married John Heslep 3 on 5 Feb 1798.3 John was born on 17 Nov 1762 in Coatesville, Chester Co., PA3 and died on 18 Jan 1845 in Donora, PA3 at age 82.

Children from this marriage were:

   260 F    i. Thezia Heslep 3 was born on 16 May 1799 in Donora, PA.3

General Notes: [146736.GED]

Alias:<ALIA> /Keziah/

Thezia married Ira Rist.3

   261 F    ii. Molly Heslep 3 was born on 16 Jul 1801 in Donora, PA.3

Molly married Albert Patterson.3

Molly next married John Scott.3

+ 262 M    iii. Thomas Heslep 3 was born on 9 Nov 1803 in Donora, PA3 and died on 13 Aug 18633 at age 59.

   263 F    iv. Hannah Heslep 3 was born on 2 May 1806 in Donora, PA3 and died on 30 Apr 18213 at age 14.

+ 264 F    v. Jane Heslep 3 was born on 21 Mar 1809 in Donora, PA.3

+ 265 M    vi. George Tilghman Heslep 3 was born on 17 Jun 1811 in Donora, PA.3

   266 M    vii. John Daily Heslep 3 was born on 21 Jun 1813 in Donora, PA3 and died in 1878 in Pittsburgh, PA3 at age 65.

   267 M    viii. Andrew Jackson Heslep 3 was born on 2 Apr 1817 in Donora, PA3 and died on 21 Jan 1820 in Donora, PA3 at age 2.

+ 268 M    ix. Robert B. Heslep 3 was born on 8 Apr 1818 in Donora, PA3 and died on 2 Oct 18723 at age 54.

   269 F    x. Elizabeth Heslep 3 was born on 22 Apr 1823 in Donora, PA.3

General Notes: [146736.GED]

Alias:<ALIA> /Betsy/

Elizabeth married John Henry.3

135. Robert Grant 3 was born on 30 Apr 1784 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ3 and died in 1847 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA3 at age 63.

Robert married Harriet Legg.3 Harriet was born on 17 Mar 17893 and died on 15 Dec 18413 at age 52.

Children from this marriage were:

   270 M    i. Noah Grant .3

   271 M    ii. Elgie Grant .3

Robert next married Althea Legg Baxter.3

139. Hannah Frazer .3

Hannah married Reuben Compton.3

Children from this marriage were:

   272 M    i. William Frazer Compton 3 was born about 1770.3

   273 M    ii. Jonathan Compton 3 was born about 1772.3

   274 F    iii. Martha Compton 3 was born about 1776.3

140. Francis Cassatt 87 was born on 30 Nov 176687,88 and died in 1814 in Lebanon, Warren, Ohio9,88 at age 48. Other names for Francis were Frans Cassart and85 Francis Cassat.87

Francis married Martha Van Zandt 88 on 13 Jan 1787 in Conewago, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.88 Other names for Martha are Martha Degroff and103 Martha Van Zant.85

Children from this marriage were:

   275 M    i. David Cassatt 124 died after 14 Nov 1827.124

   276 M    ii. Peter Cassatt 124 died after 14 Nov 1827.124

   277 M    iii. Francis Cassatt 124 died after 14 Nov 1827.124

   278 M    iv. Dennis Cassatt 124 died after 14 Nov 1827.124

   279 M    v. Bernard Cassatt 124 died after 14 Nov 1827.124

   280 F    vi. Maria Cassatt 124 died after 14 Nov 1827.124

   281 F    vii. Elizabeth Cassatt 124 died after 14 Nov 1827.124

   282 F    viii. Neeltie Cassart 85 was born before 20 Dec 178985 and was baptized on 20 Dec 1789 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania.85

   283 F    ix. Sarah Cassatt 124 was born before 16 Oct 1791,85 was baptized on 16 Oct 1791 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 and died after 14 Nov 1827.124

141. David Cassat Esq. 9,87,89,90 was born in 1768,87 was baptized on 23 Oct 1769 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 and died on 28 May 1824 in York, , Pennsylvania91 at age 56. Another name for David was David Casart.85

General Notes:

[Source: Private Church Registers to 1800, York County, Pennsylvania]

Name: Cassat, Hanna
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: January 1797
Place: York Co., PA
Church: Records from Reverand Robert Cathcart's Register, York County, Pennsylvania, 1793-1800

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Name: Cassat, David
Title: Esq.
Description: Esquire
Event: Baptism
Place: York Co., PA
Church: Records from Reverand Robert Cathcart's Register, York County, Pennsylvania, 1793-1800

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[Source: Adams County, PA Newspaper Extracts \endash Deaths (updated and corrected 25 October 2000)
These are the death notices posted in Adams County, PA newspapers from 1802 through 1834. Following, is the source information used and dates for the extracted information:

Research by: Kathy Cardoza, all rights reserved. © 2000 by Kathy Cardoza. You may freely use this information, but can not package it for re-selling or for commercial use or profit.

DEATHS
"The Republican Compiler" published in Gettysburg, printed by Jacob Lefever, opposite the Post Office, Delivered to subscribers each Wednesday. Price, $2 per year. Dates extracted here: Sep 16, 1818 -- Jul 9, 1833

Jun 9, 1824 (date of newspaper publication)

At York on 28th, David Cassat, 56

Noted events in his life were:

• Comment 1: This is probably the David Cassat who was the father of Robert Simpson Cassat (Simpson presumably after Margaret Simpson)

• Graduated: Dickinson College. 103

• Alt. Birth: 1769. 87 Conewago, Pennsylvania

• Baptism: 23 Oct 1769. 65 Baptised by: Dr. J. M. Van Harlingen

• Baptized: 23 Oct 1769, Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania. 67

• Alt. Death: 22 May 1824. 125

• Alt. Death: 28 May 1824. 9,90

David married Margaret Simpson,89,125 daughter of John Simpson 95 and Margaret Murray,. Margaret was born about 1764126 and died on 19 Aug 1849 in York, , Pennsylvania126 about age 85.

Children from this marriage were:

   284 M    i. David Cassat 124 died after 14 Nov 1827.124

   285 F    ii. Sarah Cassat 124 died after 14 Nov 1827.124

   286 F    iii. Isabella Cassat 89,124,127 was born on 17 Jan 1790 in Pennsylvania89 and died after 14 Nov 1827.124

Isabella married Samuel Small.127

   287 F    iv. Hanna Cassat 128 was born about Jan 1797 in York, , Pennsylvania,128 was baptized in Jan 1797 in York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania, and died on 19 Nov 1830 in York, , Pennsylvania128 about age 33. Another name for Hanna was Hannah Cassat.128

General Notes:

[Source: Private Church Registers to 1800, York County, Pennsylvania]

Name: Cassat, Hanna
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: January 1797
Place: York Co., PA
Church: Records from Reverand Robert Cathcart's Register, York County, Pennsylvania, 1793-1800

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Name: Cassat, David
Title: Esq.
Description: Esquire
Event: Baptism
Place: York Co., PA
Church: Records from Reverand Robert Cathcart's Register, York County, Pennsylvania, 1793-1800

Hanna married Thomas B. Coleman Esq. 128 before 19 Nov 1830.128

   288 M    v. Gustavus Cassat was born about Jan 1800.

General Notes: [Source: Private Church Registers to 1800, York County, Pennsylvania]

Name: Cassat, Gustavus
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: January 1800
Place: York Co., PA
Church: Records from Reverand Robert Cathcart's Register, York County, Pennsylvania, 1793-1800

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Name: Cassat, David
Title: Esq.
Description: Esquire
Event: Baptism
Place: York Co., PA
Church: Records from Reverand Robert Cathcart's Register, York County, Pennsylvania, 1793-1800

142. Pieter Cassat 87 was born in 1772 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,9 was baptized on 31 May 1772 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 and died before 14 Nov 1827.92 Another name for Pieter was Peter Cassat.87

Noted events in his life were:

• Baptized: 1772. 65 Conewago, Pennsylvania

Pieter married Susan Stansbury.103

Children from this marriage were:

   289 F    i. Susanna Cassat 124 died after 14 Nov 1827.124

   290 M    ii. Peter Cassat 124 died after 14 Nov 1827.124

   291 M    iii. Alexander Cassat 124 died after 14 Nov 1827.124

144. Denis Cassat 9,74,87,95 was born in Feb 1776 in Conewago, York, Pennsylvania,74,96 was baptized on 10 Mar 1776 in Reformed Dutch Church, Conewago, York, Pennsylvania,76,96 and died in 1810 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania9 at age 34. Other names for Denis were Danys Casart,85 Daniel Cassatt,95 Denis Cassatt 9., and87

Birth Notes:

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: Abt 1810. 74,96

Denis married Lydia Simpson,74,76,95 daughter of John Simpson 95 and Margaret Murray, in 1804 74,96.,129 Lydia was born on 6 Mar 1775.74,96

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Daniel E. Schillinger, MARY CASSATT ANCESTRY.FTW]

Robert Simpson CASSATT had one sibling, a sister named Mary CASSAT, who married Joseph GARDNER.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 292 F    i. Mary Cassat 124,130,131 was born in 1804 in Greene, Wheeling, PA131 and died after 14 Nov 1827.124

+ 293 M    ii. Robert Simpson Cassat 124,132 was born in 1806 in Wheeling, , West Virginia125 and died about 9 Dec 1891 in Paris, France124,133 about age 85.

145. Jacob Cassat Esq. 87,97,98 was born on 7 Feb 1778 of Straban Township, Adams, Pennsylvania,98 was baptized on 8 Mar 1778 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,65,85 and died on 26 Dec 1838 in , Adams, Pennsylvania99 at age 60. Other names for Jacob were Jacob Cassat,134 Jacob Cassatt, and87 Jacob Cosart.

General Notes:

[Source: BIO: Hon. Jacob CASSAT, Gettysburg, Adams County, PA]

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History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania
Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1886
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Part III, History of Adams County, Pages 351-352

HON. JACOB CASSAT (deceased) was born in Straban Township, Adams Co., Penn., February 7, 1778. His grandfather, Francis Cassat, was a French Huguenot, who married in Holland and came to this country in 1764, with his wife and children, of whom David, the father of the subject of this sketch, was one. The family became extensive farmers and influential citizens, and took an active part in the war of the Revolution. David Cassat reared a family of eight children - five sons and three daughters - the sons all becoming distinguished members of society. Jacob remained at home on the farm and prepared himself by diligent study for the useful life he afterward led. He was entirely self-taught, having attended school only three months. He was married in 1806 to Mary McConaughy. When still a young man he was chosen as an elder in the Presbyterian Church, and about the same time he started and organized, so far as is known, the first Sunday-school in Adams County outside of Gettysburg, and became its superintendent. He was an active church member and retained his position as elder and superintendent of the Sunday-school without interruption till his death. When quite a young man he served as county commissioner, and afterward assisted in the defense of Baltimore in 1814. In 1819 he was elected to the State Legislature and served four sessions, and afterward to the State Senate, where he died on Christmas night, 1838, in the sixty-first year of his age. In politics he was a Whig, a man of great learning, ability and dignity, an eloquent debater, and while in the House and Senate a recognized leader of his party. On the night of December 23, 1838, on the occasion of what is known in the history of Pennsylvania as the "buckshot war," he made an impassioned appeal against mob rule, and with others was driven from the Senate chamber at the risk of his life. The next morning he was found dead in his bed. It is no exaggeration to say that at the time of his death he was the most prominent and honored man of his county. He was six feet in height, weighed about 170 pounds, was of dark complexion, amiable in disposition and dignified in deportment.

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[Source: Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1 January 1839]

"Jacob Cassat, Esq., one of the Senators from this District, was found dead in his bed, about a quarter after 11 o'clock, on Wednesday last. He had taken an active part in the proceedings on Tuesday, and went to bed apparently as well as usual. He was in the 61st year of his age."

Noted events in his life were:

• Military: 103 War of 1812

• Alt. Birth: 1778. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

• Lived in: 24 Sep 1823, Straban Township, York (Adams), Pennsylvania. 97

Jacob married Mary McConaughy 134 on 16 Jan 1806.103 Mary was born on 3 Jul 1777135 and died on 17 Sep 1863135 at age 86.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 1806. 134

General Notes:

Probably a daughter of the Rev. Dr. David McConaughy who was pastor of the Great Conewago Presbyterian Church in Hunterstown.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 July 2007


Children from this marriage were:

+ 294 F    i. Sarah Cassat 98,103 was born about 1807136 and died on 2 Jan 1901 near Hunterstown (At Her Home), , Pennsylvania136 about age 94.

   295 F    ii. Hannah Cassat 98 was born on 24 Jul 1809103 and died on 4 Feb 1875103 at age 65. Another name for Hannah was Hannah Finley Cassat.103

Hannah married Capt. John Neely,98,103 son of \ Neely and Unknown, on 18 Nov 1829 in Adams, Pennsylvania.98 John was born of Tyrone.98

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Adams County, PA Newspaper Extracts – Marriages, 1804-34]

These are the marriage notices posted in Adams County, PA newspapers from 1802 through 1834.

Research by: Kathy Cardoza, all rights reserved. © 2000 by Kathy Cardoza. You may freely use this information, but can not package it for re-selling or for commercial use or profit.

MARRIAGES
The Republican Compiler published in Gettysburg, PA. Printed by Jacob Lefever, opposite the Post Office, Delivered to subscribers each Wednesday. Price, $2 per year.

Nov 24, 1829 (date of newspaper publication)

Thursday last by Rev. M'Conaughy, Col. James L. Neely of Tyrone, to Sarah Cassat, d/Jacob Cassat, Straban

Same day by same, John Neely of Tyrone to Hannah Cassat, d/of same

General Notes:

[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 16 August 1941]

This article claims that Captain John Neely was a cousin of Coloner James Neely. Each married a daughter of Jacob Cassat, Esquire.

   296 F    iii. Elizabeth Armstrong Cassat 103 was born on 11 Nov 1811103 and died on 11 Apr 1886103 at age 74.

Elizabeth married Elijah Wallace 103 on 16 Oct 1833.103

   297 M    iv. David Cassat 97 was born about 181497 and died on 18 Sep 1823 in Adams, Pennsylvania97 about age 9.

General Notes:

[Source: Sep 16, 1818 through Mar 29, 1826 are from "The Republican Compiler" published in Gettysburg, PA. Printed by Jacob Lefever, opposite the Post Office, Delivered to subscribers each Wednesday. Price, $2 per year]

24 Sep 1823 Thursday last, David Cassat, s/Jacob Cassat, Straban

146. Eida Cosart 65 was born before 16 Jan 1780,65 was baptized on 16 Jan 1780 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,65 and died after 4 Aug 1850.100 Other names for Eida were Ida Cassat and65 Ida Cassat.

General Notes:

[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

Ida Cassat was possibly the daughter of Jacob Cassat and Maria Monfort.
However, Margaret Williamson named her (Ida Brinckerhoff) along with her brothers and sisters or, if deceased, their children. This indicates that Ida Brinckerhoff was the daughter of David and Sarah Cossart and a sister of Margaret Williamson.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 July 2006

An article in 9 August 1941 edition of the Gettysburg Times on the Cassat family also indicates that Ida, wife of George Brinkerhoff, was a daughter of David Cassat and Sarah Van Deign.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 29 July 2007

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1788. 65 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Eida married George Brinkerhoff,9 son of John Brinckerhoff Esq. 112,113 and Sarah Van Arsdel,112,113,114 on 6 Apr 1809 in Adams, Pennsylvania.98 George was born on 22 Oct 1785, was baptized on 13 Nov 1785 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 and died WFT Est 1786-1875 at age 1. Other names for George were George Brinckerhoff,9 George C. Brinckerhoff,103 Jores Brinkerhof,85 George Joris Brinkerhoff, and9 George Brinkerhoof.

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Adams County, PA Newspaper Extracts – Marriages, 1804-34]

These are the marriage notices posted in Adams County, PA newspapers from 1802 through 1834.

Research by: Kathy Cardoza, all rights reserved. © 2000 by Kathy Cardoza. You may freely use this information, but can not package it for re-selling or for commercial use or profit.

MARRIAGES
The Centinel, Gettysburg, Adams Co., PA, printed by Robert Harper, East of the Court House and delivered on Wednesdays. Price of a year long subscription in 1805 was $2. Dates extracted here: Jan 6, 1802 -- May 19, 1813

Apr 12, 1809 (date of newspaper publication)

Thursday last, George Brinkerhoof to Ida Cassat, d/ David Cassat

Children from this marriage were:

   298 M    i. David Cassat Brinkerhoff 89 was born in 1809 in Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania89 and died after 16 Aug 1885.137

General Notes:

[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records - Births]

Brinkerhoff, David Cassat
Father: Brinkerhoff, George Joris Mother: Cassat, Ida
Birth Date: 1809 City: Hunterstown
County: Adams State: PA Country: USA

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[Source: 1850 US Census - Pennsylvania]

A David C. Brinkerhoff, farmer, age 40, was living in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania during the 1850 Census with Ida, age 69 (probably his mother, Eida Cossart, and a 23-year old female, Mary Rick.

+ 299 M    ii. John Brinckerhoff 138 was born on 15 Dec 1811 in Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania89 and died after 6 Sep 1850.100

+ 300 M    iii. Henry J. Brinkerhoff 139 was born on 6 Oct 1813 in Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania,140 died on 2 Feb 1912 in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania141 at age 98, and was buried on 6 Feb 1912.142

   301 M    iv. Jacob Brinkerhoff 89 was born on 7 Jan 1817 in Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania.89

General Notes:

[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records - Births]

Brinkerhoff, Jacob
Father: Brinkerhoff, George Joris Mother: Cassat, Ida
Birth Date: 7 January 1817 City: Hunterstown
County: Adams State: PA Country: USA

   302 M    v. Isaac Brinkerhoff 89 was born in 1819 in Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania.89

General Notes:

[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records - Births]

Brinkerhoff, Isaac
Father: Brinkerhoff, George Joris
Mother: Cassat, Ida
Birth Date: 1819
City: Hunterstown
County: Adams
State: PA

147. Maria Cosaart 65 was born before 20 Jan 1782,65 was baptized on 20 Jan 1782 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,65 and died on 7 Nov 1862.9 Other names for Maria were Maria Casart,85 Mary Cassat, and65 Mary Cassatt.143

General Notes:

[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records - Births]

Cassat, Maria Mary
Father: Cassatt, David Mother: Vanduyn, Sarah Van
Birth Date: 20 January 1782 City: Conewago
County: York Adams State: PA
Country: USA

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1782. 65 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Maria married Peter Hulick,9,103,143 son of Isaac Hulick 103,143 and Maria Monfort,103,143 on 30 Mar 1815 in , Adams, Pennsylvania.143 Peter was born on 24 Nov 1791103 and died on 15 Apr 1852103 at age 60.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: After 26 Apr 1826. 144

The child from this marriage was:

   303 M    i. Isaac Hulick 69 was born on 8 May 1820,69 died on 27 Mar 1821,69 and was buried after 27 Mar 1821 in Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard), Four Miles From Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.69

148. Albert Cossart 2,3,9 was born after 17682,3 and died on 11 Oct 1857 in Illinois - Possibly Buried Johnson Cemetery, Vermilion Co, IL.2,3 Another name for Albert was Albert Cossairt 2,3.,9

General Notes:

[Source: 1294991.GED]

Date: 11/12/99 8:08:03 PM Central Standard Time
From: jodiewil@glenmar.com (Jodie Wilson)
Reply-to: jodiewil@glenmar.com
To: ILVERMIL-L@rootsweb.com
Mr. Conner & others, I am descended from Peter Cossart b. Aug 30 1746 in N.J. who migrated to KY. (He was later killed in an Indian attack on their settlement between 1781 and 1783.) Virginia Shank Wilson, a cousin, did a lot of research and wrote a book which gives the lineage of the Cossart family back to France. I'm fortunate enough to own a copy. She states that Peter's sons were the first to use the spelling
Cossairt. There is an Albert Cossairt m. Magdalena Banta, 2nd Mary Driscle. Albert had a son named Henry. Albert died in Illinois Oct. 11, 1857. This may not mesh exactly with your information, but I have no children's names for Albert. He could be your ancestor, as he uses the same spelling as your family, and was in Danville. But, there are a lot of relatives who also came to the Danville area. I also have detailed information on a lot of other Cosat/Cossart/Cossairt/Cozatts! If anyone needs help, I'll try to help. Please be patient, as I work full-time and take night classes. Jodie Wilson jodiewil@glenmar.com
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See chart 1841A at IGHS provided by June Charles Tonkin, 216 S 6E Box 271, Riverton, Wyo 82501 who lists Albert Cossairt, son David born Ky died 1845 m to Jane Caldwell born in Germany died 1854. David/Jane's son William b 7/5 1836 Vermilion Co d aft 1910 Potomac, IL m 8/15 1861 Louisa a Smith b 8/24 1843 d 11/6 1910 otomac d/o Stepehn Smith 1822 England and Josephone Smith 1822 VA. William/Louisa's son Samuel Alva Cossairt b 11/18 1878 Vermilion Co, IL died 2/4 1952 in Sturgis, SD m 1) Sadie ?, 2 Mary Sargent Miles, 3 Daphna Maxwell Charles. He lists History of Verm Co 1911 Vol II, and The Biographical Record 1903 and Family bible.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1771. 2,3 Conewago, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Birth: Jul 1778. 2,3

Albert married Magdalena Banta.9

Albert next married someone.

His child was:

   304 F    i. Mary Cossairt 2,3 was born about 18152,3 and died on 22 Apr 1878 in ?, Johnson Cemetery, Vermilion Co, IL2,3 about age 63. Another name for Mary was Mary Cossart 2.,3

150. Samuel Cossart 9 was born in 1772 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,9 was baptized in 1772 in Conewago, York, Pennsylvania,65 and died WFT Est 1815-1864 at age 43.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: Cincinnati, Ohio

Samuel married Suzanna Rhodes WFT Est 1790-1815. Suzanna was born WFT Est 1769-1792 and died WFT Est 1815-1879 at age 46.

Children from this marriage were:

   305 F    i. Malinda Cossart was born WFT Est 1793-1822 and died WFT Est 1798-1904 at age 5.

   306 F    ii. Nancy Cossart was born WFT Est 1793-1822 and died WFT Est 1798-1904 at age 5.

   307 F    iii. Kate Cossart was born WFT Est 1793-1822 and died WFT Est 1798-1904 at age 5.

   308 F    iv. Eliza Cossart was born WFT Est 1793-1822 and died WFT Est 1798-1904 at age 5.

   309 M    v. Wilse Cossart was born WFT Est 1793-1822 and died WFT Est 1799-1901 at age 6.

+ 310 M    vi. Samuel Cozat was born in 1812 in Pennsylvania and died in Aug 1887 in Darke Co., Ohio at age 75.

152. Peter Cossairt was born in 1776 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania9 and died WFT Est 1775-1864 at age -1. Other names for Peter were Peter Cossairt Jr and Peter Cossart.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: Warren County, Ohio

• Alt. Death: West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio

• Alt. Birth: 1774. 9

• Alt. Birth: 14 Jan 1776. 9 Conway, Pa. Beavers County

Peter married Mary Banta 9,51.,52 Mary was born on 6 Jun 1783 in Bergen, , New Jersey.51,52

The child from this marriage was:

+ 311 M    i. Francis Cossairt 51,52 was born on 5 Feb 1805 in Warren: Ohio51,52 and died on 1 Nov 1870 in Hickory, Missouri51,52 at age 65.

158. Margaret Cassatt 53 was born on 27 Jul 1784 in Adams, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 24 Aug 1784 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 died on 25 Mar 1867 in (Probably) Adams, Pennsylvania109 at age 82, and was buried in Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard), Four Miles From Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.109 Other names for Margaret were Maragreta Cassart and85 Margaret Cassat.53

General Notes:

[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records - Births]

Cassat, Margaret
Father: Cassat, Jacob
Mother: Monfort, Maria
Birth Date: 27 July 1784
City:
County: Adams
State: PA
Country: USA

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[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1 April 1961, "A Bit of History About Early Settlers: The John Brinkerhoff Family" by B.F.M. MacPherson]

Garret (6) Brinkerhoff, the second son of John (5), married second Margaret Cassatt and both are buried in the "Upper" Low Dutch Churchyard. Their graves are well marked and the inscription on the stone at the grave of Margaret (Cassatt) Brinkerhoff reads as follows:--
"In memory of Margaret, relict of Garret Brinkerhoff, Died March 25, 1867, Aged 82 years, 7 months, and 29 days."

Noted events in her life were:

• Fact 1: 53 Alternate date of death: February 25, 1867

• Fact 2: 109 Age at death was 82 years, 7 months, 29 days

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1786. 100 Pennsylvania

Margaret married Garret Brinckerhoff, son of John Brinckerhoff Esq. 112,113 and Sarah Van Arsdel,112,113,114 on 22 Nov 1815 in Adams, Pennsylvania. Garret was born on 11 May 1787 in Straban Township, York (Adams), Pennsylvania, was baptized on 14 Oct 1787 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 died on 16 Sep 1862 in Adams Co. PA. at age 75, and was buried on 19 Sep 1862 in Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard), Four Miles From Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.145 Other names for Garret were Gerret Brinkerhof,85 Garret Brinkerhoff, and109 Garrett Brinkerhoff.

General Notes:

From Irene Harris Lawrence of Marion Iowa on Sept. 23, 1976 (grand daughter of Benjamin W. McCreary):

Farmer-Lieutenant Militia 1812-Dir. of Poor 3 terms

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[Source: The Adams Sentinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 27 May 1839]

Garret Brinkerhoff and Peter P. Bercaw were executors for the estate of George Brinkerhoff, deceased.

I suspect that Peter P. Bercaw was a brother of Garret Brinkerhoff's wife, Magdaline Bercaw.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 9 July 2006

Noted events in his life were:

• Fact 1: 109 Possible date of death: September 19, 1862

• Fact 2: 109 Age at death was 75 years, 4 months, 8 days

• Lived in: 6 Sep 1850. 100 Straban, Adams County, Pennsylvania

• Occupation: 14 Jun 1860, Straban Township, Hunterstown Post Office, Adams County, Pennsylvania. 146 Printer or painter

Children from this marriage were:

   312 F    i. Sarah Brinckerhoff was born on 4 Sep 1816, died on 10 Jun 1852147 at age 35, and was buried in Jun 1852 in Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard), Four Miles From Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.147 Another name for Sarah was Sarah Brinkerhoff.109

   313 F    ii. Eliza Brinkerhoff 109 was born on 29 Jun 1818 in Adams Co. PA., died on 8 Mar 1888 in (Probably) Adams, Pennsylvania109 at age 69, and was buried in Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard), Four Miles From Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.109 Another name for Eliza was Eliza Brinckerhoff.

Eliza married Dr. Goldberry WFT Est 1832-1863. Goldberry was born WFT Est 1801-1821 and died WFT Est 1835-1907 at age 34.

   314 F    iii. Martha Contina Brinckerhoff was born on 14 Jan 1820, died on 6 Apr 1852 in (Probably) Adams, Pennsylvania109 at age 32, and was buried in Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard), Four Miles From Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.109 Another name for Martha was Martha C. Brinkerhoff.109

+ 315 M    iv. John Garret Brinckerhoff was born on 7 Jul 1822 in , Adams, Pennsylvania and died on 26 Mar 1892 in Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania at age 69.


160. Mary Cassat 53 was born on 9 May 1790,53,110 was baptized in Jun 1790 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 died on 31 Oct 1863 in Pennsylvania110 at age 73, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, , Pennsylvania.110 Other names for Mary were Maria Cassart,85 Polly Cassat, Maria Cassatt,11, and53 Mary Cossart.

General Notes:

The following is probably a reference to this Mary Cassat although it is more than 25 years after the death of Jacob Cassat.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 July 2006

[Source: The Adams Sentinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 16 December 1839]

"The Account of Mary Cassat, one of the Executors of Jacob Cassat, deceased."

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NOTE: The following extract mentions Mary Thompson and is included here for that reason.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 17 July 2007

[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Monday evening, 19 October 1925, scan and OCR by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 17 July 2005]

"History of The Low Dutch Colony of Conowago"
written by Rev. Dr. Demarest, Early Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Gettysburg

CHAPTER EIGHT
Letters
I have in my possession a number of letters, which I know the reader would be pleased to see. A few of them I shall now place before him. They will require little or no explanation beyond what can be obtained from the preceding chapters
Mr. Albert Bergen, of Pleasureville, Kentucky, is an Elder of the Pleasureville Presbyterian church, which was formerly the "Six Mile" church. He writes:

Pleasureville, Ky., Oct. 4, 1883.
Rev. Dr. E. P. Humphrey,
Louisville, Ky.
Dear Sir:--
I received your letter, enclosing that of Rev. Mr. Demarest. I could not read either of the letters entirely nor could I find any one who could. I think a majority of the members of the "Six Mile" church, when it was organized and for some time after, were from Pennsylvania. I think all of them first settled at Harrodsburg and moved from there to Shelby and Henry counties. I think the Pennsylvania people were originally from New Jersey. However this may be, I know they were a people who had lived and worshipped together for more than a hundred years. I have a geneaology of our own family reaching back to 1633. I will give you the names of some of the first settlers, Bantas, Voorheeses, Van Arsdales, De Motts, Demarees, Vanises, Cover's, Bises and Bergens. There were others that I don't now think of. My grandfather was one of the first Elders of the Church. My father also served many years. And I have been serving since my father's death. I should be glad to be at the Synod at Harrodsburg, if my health would permit.
Very truly yours,
ALBERT BERGEN

The late David V. Demaree, M. D., such history. The former letter, sixteen years ago to Rev. Dr. Demarest, professor at New Brunswick, New Jersey. He had previously written one to me, then. a student at Princeton but in those days, I lacked the good sense to take an interest in such history.The former letter though so long a time has lapsed since has led more than any thing else to the writing of this history. Up to the time it was received little more was thought elsewhere of the Conowago colony than here, where its home was, in Adams county. Two of Dr. Demaree's letters are as follows:

Champaign, Ill. April 13, 1868.
Rev. Dr David D. Demarest.
Dear Sir:
It would seem that although your name and mine are somewhat differently spelled, we still have a common origin. However, of this you will be better able to judge after I have given a brief narrative of some things I know of my forefathers. My father's name was Samuel, and he was the son of David, who was the son of Samuel Demaree, Sr. I am under the impression that my great grandfather and his wife, Susanna Brower, emigrated from Adams county, Pennsylvania, to Mercer county, Kentucky, sometime between 1782 and 1788, and lived at Harrod's Station - a fortification for protection against the Indians. It is probable they had emigrated previously from Hackensack. New Jersey.
Yours truly,
DAVID V. DEMAREE.

Champaign, Ill., May, 1868.
Rev. Dr. David D. Demarest,
Dear Sir:
Your letter was received and I was quite as much interested in its contents as you could have been in mine. Permit me to give a few facts in relation to the emigrants who came to Kentucky at the time mentioned in my former letter.
These are among the names of those composing the colony: Banta, Bergen, Bise, Blonk, Brower, Bruner, Covert, Lagrange, Stryker, Seaborn. De Mott, Montfort, Smock, Van Arsdale, Commingore. Cosine, Van Nuys, Carnine, Vandeveer, Voorhees, Aten and Demaree.
The history of these people, particularly the religious phase of it, has always been of great interest to me. As soon as they had established themselves in the Western homes, one of the first things they did was to organize a church at Harrodsburg. Soon after a company was formed, known as "The Low Dutch Company", which went into Shelby and Henry counties, and settled on a tract of wild lands known as "The Low Dutch tract". There, also, they organized a church, which they called the "Six Mile Church" because it stood at the headwaters of a stream of that name. Here are some grains of salt which have not lost their savor. Here is a history well worth preserving."
With great respect,
D. V. DEMAREE

How I wish the writer of the above could have read these columns! And even when I began to write, there were eyes that I hoped would see them now forever closed. There was one among us, who, though himself in no way connected with Conowago Colony, gave me such encouragement as I had always received from him in every worthy work.
The next letter that I will give, is from the pen of D.D. Banta, from
1870 to 1876, Judge of the Sixteenth Circuit Court of Indiana, now President of the Board of Trustees of the University of that state:

Franklin, Ind., Sept. 29, 1883.
Rev. J. K. Demarest.
Dear Sir:
I am unable to throw any light whatever on the church you refer to, (the church of Conowago). Indeed, I don't think I ever heard of it mentioned by any of the old people. I am not sure I can even make out its name from your letter. The old Pennsylvania home they pronounced as if spelled Con-a-wauga. "Six Mile" sounds as familiar to me as "Scot's Creek" or "Knot's Fork," names of my own home streams. "Six Mile" was a creek in Kentucky that gave name to a church and to a neighborhood.
As I have the history of the Dutch families, they left the Hackensack centre some time before or during the Revolutionary War, and settled at Conowago, near Gettysburg. After the close of the war a second move took place, and this time they made settlement on Salt River, in Mercer County, Kentucky. This settlement ante-dated the close of the Indian wars, and the colony suffered many hardships at the hands of the savages. Old peter Van Arsdale was scalped m his own clearing, and a Banta was taken prisoner and carried into the wilderness.
Whether these Dutch colonists came in a body, or followed one after another, I am not able to say. but I think there were different removals. Among the names of those who came, as I now recall them, were the Bantas, Demarees, Coverts, Vannuys, Lists. Bruners, Voorhees, (varied orthography) Brewers, De Motts, Monforts, Carnies, Bergens, Van Arsdales, Smocks, Lagranges and Luysters. Some of these are French. and we have Frenchmen yet among us. The Demaree family has maintained its French blood to a greater extent than any other. I have an old aunt, who is as vivacious as a native Picard.
These colonists were Presbyterians as regards their faith. Not many years after the settlement in Mercer county, a second removal took place. A tract of land was purchased in Shelby county and Henry county, Kentucky which is yet known as the "Dutch Tract". and this was colonized. About 1827, the "Dutch Tract" hive began to swarm, and a colony came over into this-Johnson county, Indiana. A weak colony moved about the same time into Switzerland county, this state, and a few families into Dark county, Ohio.
The "Dutchmen" in the west have always been colonizers. Streams have put out from the settlement here, and have become the nucleus for settlements in Kansas and Iowa.
The old familieswere very generally agriculturists. They were fond of the country life. Their families were usually large, and they were usually well to do. Those of them, who did go into professional life, in almost every instance belonged to some of the families having a French name. '
The Monforts took to preaching.
The "Dutchmen" were of steady habits and conservative in their beliefs and action. They loved the old ways. They were church builders and church goers, school house builders and school patrons. The Hopewell people of this county organized an academy, and provided for the school house to be kept open for
ten months in the year. And this they did within five years after their first cabins were built.
They were much given to "hanging together." Outsiders say, "Everybody is akin."But the old order is passing away. I am fifty years old, and in my name, I perpetuate that of one of my ancestors, from whom a family sprang in this country, David Demarest. But the old names do not strike the young mothers and fathers with favor. The old family pride is giving away. The boys are leaving the farms and going into stores, school rooms, law offices and pulpits. All over the west and south, one finds representatives of these old families A few have become eminent. The Monforts, as I said, were preachers; many show honorable names among them. David Demaree, of Henry county, Kentucky, was a farmer and house-joiner, but was so much esteemed for his integrity, judgment and his generally good common sense, that his neighbors elected him to the office of circuit judge, an office which he filled with great credit to himself and advantage to his constituents. And when he died, which he did in the harness, his funeral was the largest that had ever been seen up to that time in Central Kentucky. The lawyers from Frankfort, Shelbyville and New Castle attended in a body. The Hon. D. W. Voorhees; now a senator from Indiana, is of this stock and Professor T. C. Vannuys, professor of chemistry in the Indiana University, stands second to no one in the west in his department. Other names might be mentioned.
I have written a long letter, but I like my people.
Yours truly,
D. D. Banta.

The following letter is from Dr. J.G. Monfort, by whose kindness I
was put in possession of the Baptismal record. Dr. Monfort's relation to the colony has already been stated. His grandmother was Elizabeth Cassat, daughter of Frances Cassat. He had been for thirteen years editor of the Herald and Presbyter, published at Cincinnati, Ohio, in which work his two sons, Rev. Francis C. Monfort, who is also pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Cincinnati, and Elias Riggs Monfort, are associated with him. The latter participated in the battle of Gettysburg. He was captain of Company F, 75th Ohio Volunteers, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Corps, (Gen. O. O. Howard commanding), which suffered heavily in the first day's fight north of town. Captain Monfort was severely wounded under the locust tree along the north-eastern base of Cemetery Hill, in the second day's fight. He was at first taken to the house of Mr. Lightner on the Baltimore 'pike; but three weeks after, having been accidently discovered there by an uncle from the west, who was in the Christian commission, he was brought into town and for six weeks was kindly nursed at the home of Mrs. Mary Thompson, a cousin of his grandfather.

Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 9, 1883.
Rev. J. K. Demarest.
Dear Brother:-
I am, today, seventy-three years old, and feel more than ever before interested in the genealogy of my family and of the church. I have spent much time and have traveled much in search of Dutch history in this country on Long Island, in New Jersey, at "Conowago," "Six Mile," Kentucky, and at other points in the west. These people, above any other, even the Scotch, -(Be careful, good doctor! J. K. D.)-were a solid, stable class, largely farmers of simple tastes and habits, the light of the world! It is remarkable that in the great defection of New Lightism and Shakerism, in the great religious excitement, about the beginning of this century, very few of them left the Presbyterian church. The emigrants from Conowago settled chiefly in Mercer and Henry counties, Kentucky, and in the Miami country, from 1790 to 1810.
The names of some of the families wore: Montfort, Voorhees, Vanhise, Bergen, Covert, Demaree, Van Arsdale (Van Orsdel), Conover, Brocaw, De- Mott, Ditmars, Leister, Peterson, Terhune, Van Dyke and Van Este. I doubt whether a better class of Presbyterians can be found.
The ancestors of the Monforts, Peter and John, were among the early settlers in New Amsterdam. Peter's descendants went up the Hudson and John's to New Jersey, settling at Millstone, Harlingen and Somerville. My grandfather's grandfather, Peter, of Millstone, Thad four sons- Peter, John, Francis, Laurence. Laurence came west before 1800. He had three sons, all Presbyterian ministers -Francis, Peter and David. Francis, my father. had four sons, all Presbyterian ministers-Joseph G., Francis P., Isaac W., and David.
Yours fraternally,
J. G. MONTFORT.

I conclude this chapter with an extract from an article which appeared in the Christian Observer, of Louisville, Kentucky, July 18, 1883, by Rev. B. F. Bedinger, entitled, "An Early Kentucky Church":
"Since 1858, when the present building was erected, it (the Six Mile Church) has been known as the Pleasureville church. This church, under God's blessing, has been a powerful means of good in its own community and others, as will appear below.
About the year 1820, some of its members moved to Indiana and settled in Switzerland county, and established a church. In the year 1822, when the Indians had been driven back, some of them went to Johnson county. Here five were organized into a church on November 30, 1824, now the first church of Franklin, Indiana. Others followed them, and by 1830, fifty of the members of the Pleasureville church had been dismissed to the church in Indiana.
On May 21, 1831, forty members of the Franklin church were dismissed and a new church, named Hopewell, was organized in the same county. Here are three direct shoots from the old vine. With a good degree of propriety, two more might be added. The present church of Shiloh (Johnson county, Indiana) was an off-shoot from the Hopewell church, and one of its elders, now living, first united with the church in Pleasureville. Again, the church in Georgetown, (Brown county, Indiana), is a granddaughter of Pleasureville. Abraham Bergen moved to that place from the Franklin church, and organized a school first and afterward a church: Again, the church in Vinton, Iowa, owes its organization to some of these same people, who moved there from the Franklin and Hopewell churches. And some from Pleasureville went directly to Iowa.
In addition to the fifty mentioned above, as having emigrated before 1831, the next decade saw the removal of nearly, or quite another, fifty. If to the number of communicants we add the number of baptized children, the aggregate will be swelled to three times the figures given. These, the grandchildren, of the early settlers, are to be found in Presbyterian churches of Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Texas.
The three first elders of the (Six Mile) church were Albert Voorhees, Peter Banta and George List. The first raised eleven children; all came into the church. The second raised ten children; all came into the church. The third raised a large family (eight or ten); all became Christians. The same may be said of Judge Demaree, Tunis Vannuys and George Bergen -- three more of the primitive members: Two sons and four grandsons of Albert Voorhees became Elders. One son and four grandsons of Peter Banta became Elders and two grandsons became ministers. The_ children of George List were mostly girls. They became influential "mothers of Israel". Two sons and two grandsons of Judge Demaree became Elders. Two sons of: Tunis Vannuys became Elders and one son a minister. One son and four grandsons of George Bergen became Elders and a great grandson a minister. It will be remembered that these descendants have been and are scattered over several states. The list might be swelled to large proportions, if time were taken to gather accurate information from the different localities. What has been given, however, is known to be true.
A member of the Baptist church remarked to the writer that he had known the old church for forty years and would testify that in points of morals she had been the mainstay of the whole community. Without making invidious comparisons, we may say she has been eminently successful in training a higher order of citizenship.
Who can help wishing that a stock of such excellence and vigor had continued on our own soil? But in that case, would its character have been the same?

Noted events in her life were:

• Comment 1: 11 Charles Montfort Melchior identifies Maria as the 5th child of John and Kniertje Montfort

• Fact 1: Mary's sister, Magdalena, married Peter Montfort after the death of Elizabeth Brinkerhoff Montfort

• Lived in: 31 Aug 1850. 148 Freedom Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Death: 31 Oct 1861. 106

• Cause of Death (Facts Pg): 31 Oct 1863, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania. "Billious fever with neuralgic rheumatism" as described by Maria Thomson (Aunt Lyde) in her diary. Died at 10 o'clock in the morning of Saturday, 31 October 1863.

Mary married Captain William Thompson,110 son of Joseph Thompson and Sarah Orr, on 13 Mar 1817 in Straban Township, York (Adams), Pennsylvania.149 William was born on 10 Jan 1787 in Pennsylvania,110 died on 9 Jan 1851 in Probably In Freedom Township, Adams, Pennsylvania110 at age 63, and was buried after 9 Jan 1851 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, , Pennsylvania.110

Marriage Notes:

[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 10 July 2005]

Carol Ann Lembke indicates their marriage was in Ireland. However, an Individual Group Record for Mary or Polly Cassat indicate the marriage was in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. Both agree on the marriage date of 13 March 1817.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 13 Jan 1817.

• Alt. Marriage: 13 Mar 1817. 110 Ireland

General Notes:

[Source: Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins, typewritten notes "Thompson", undated, sent to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr. 12 July 2007]

WILLIAM (1787-1851) married Mary Cassatt (see other Thompson paper)

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[Source: 1810 PA Census Index, page 28]

Thompson, Andrew PA ADAMS CO. HUNTINGTON TWP 009 1810
Thompson, Joseph PA ADAMS CO. MOUNT PLEASANT TWP 048 1810
Thompson, William PA ADAMS CO. HUNTINGTON TWP 009 1810

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[Source: 1850 U.S. Census, 31 August 1850, http://www.ancestry.com]

The following individuals were living in the household of William and Mary Thompson in Freedom Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

William Thompson 63 Farmer
Mary Thompson 60
Jane Thompson 31
Jacob C. Thompson 29 Farmer
Maria C. Thompson 25
Sarah E. Thompson 23
Geo L. Mc_____ 26 Laborer

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The following might be a reference to our William Thompson. Unfortunately, it is a rather common name so there is no way to know for certain.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 11 July 2004

[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 2 October 1821]

List of Representatives from York County to the Pennsylvania Legislature:

1818, 1819: William Thompson, Samuel Witherow
1819, 1820: William Miller, William Thompson
1820, 1821: Jacob Cassat, Isaac Wierman

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[Source: Adams Centinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 27 August 1828]

Wm. Thompson, of Mountpleasant township, was one of a number of men who were appointed (at the Administration Meeting held at the Gettysburg Courthouse on 19 August 1828) to "Committees of Vigilance" for their respective townships. Others from my family who were appointed at the same time included Henry Brinkerhoff of Mountjoy; John M. Munfort, Isaac Monfort, and Jacob Cassatt, Jr. of Straban; and Wm. H. Brinkerhoff of Mountpleasant.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 3 October 2005

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[Source: Adams Centinel (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), 22 October 1828]

William Thompson and James A. Thompson were executors for the estate of Robert Thompson. Was Robert a brother or uncle?

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[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 18 November 1935]

Henry Brinkerhoff, George Horn, and Wm. Thompson of Straban township were on the Grand Jury for November 1835.

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[Source: Adams Sentinel, Gettysburg, PA, 7 September 1847]
The Late Thunderstorm
We learn that, during the terrible thunderstorm on Saturday night week, the house of Capt. Wm. Thompson, in Straban township, was struck by lightning--but the damage done was inconsiderable. Nearly all of Capt. Thompson's family were slightly shocked.

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[Source: Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Monday, 25 February 1850, "Democratic Standing Committee"]

Wm Thompson was listed as a member of the Democratic Standing Committee of Adams County. Members of this committee were asked to attend a meeting on 26 February at the Wattles Hotel in Gettysburg "for the purpose of fixing the time for the meeting of the County Convention to select Delegates to the State Convention".

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 July 2006

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[Source: Star and Banner, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 27 December 1850, "Volunteers in the War of 1812"]

Wm. Thompson (Alexander Cobean, Captain and afterwards, Captain William Meredith) was listed as one of the defenders of Baltimore in 1814. I have no proof that this is my ancestor but it is possible if not probable.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 July 2006

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[Source: Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins, typewritten notes "Thompson", undated, sent to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 12 July 2007 and scanned by John-Pierre M. Hannam. Sr. on 13 July 2007]

COMMISION OF CAPTAIN WILLIAM THOMPSON
In the name and by the Authority of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Simm Snyder, Governor of the said Commonwealth, to William Thompson of the County of Adams, Esquire, Greeting:
Know, That you the said William Thompson (being duly elected and returned) are hereby comisioned Captain of the Ninth Company, Eighty Ninth Regiment of the Militia of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the 2nd Brigade of the 5th Division composed of the militia the counties of York and Adams. To have and hold this commision, exercising all the powers and discharging all its duties there to lawfully belonging and attached for the term of seven years to be computed from the first day of August, one thousand eight-hundred and fourteen, if you shall so long behave yourself well.
In testimony whereof, I have set my seal hand and caused the lessseal of the state, to be affixed to these Presents, at Harrisburg. Dated agreeably to law, as of the first of August, in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, and of the commonwealth of the 39th.
By the Governor.James Trimble, Deputy Secretary

Noted events in his life were:

• Burial: 110 McKee: Buried with wife, sister "Polly", son Jacob, daughters Jane & Maria

• Veteran: 150 War of 1812, Captain

• Alt. Birth: Between 1 Sep 1786 and 31 Aug 1787. 110,148 Pennsylvania

• Census: 31 Aug 1850. 151 William, Mary and four children (Jane, Jacob, unreadable female, and Sarah) plus a laborer (Geo. McGiver?) were living in Freedom Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

• Lived in: 31 Aug 1850. 148 Freedom Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

• Occupation: 31 Aug 1850. 148 Farmer

Children from this marriage were:

   316 F    i. Jane Thompson 110,152 was born on 9 Jan 1818 in Pennsylvania, was baptized on 10 May 1818,153 died on 30 Apr 1888 at age 70, and was buried on 3 May 1888.

General Notes:

[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records - Births]

Thompson, Jane
Father: Thompson, William
Mother: Cassat, Mary
Birth Date: 9 January 1818
State: PA

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[Source: 1860 Census, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, 15 June 1860]

Mary Thompson, age 70, with real estate valued at $800 and personal estate valued at $200, was living in the Borough of Gettysburg with: Jane or Janie, age 39, tailoress
J. Cazat, age 38, no occupation listed
Marie C., age 30, teacher

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[Source: 1870 Census, Gettysburg District No. 93, Adams, Pennsylvania, 15 July 1870]

Living next door to Sarah Monfort, age 43, her two daughters (Mary, age 19, teacher, Jennie, age 16, attending school) and a "domestic servant" named Jane Weldon aged 16, were:

M.C. Thompson, age 46, teacher
Cassat Thompson, age 49, laborer
Jane Thompson, age 51, housekeeper

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[Source: 1880 Census, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, 12 June 1880]

J. Cassall Thompson, age 60, laborer, Jane Thompson, age 62, housekeeper, and Maria C., age 56, school teacher, were still living together next door to Sarah E. Monfort and her two daughters, Mary and Jennie. Sarah's occupation was listed as "keeping boarders", Mary was listed as a school teacher, and Jennie did not list any occupation.



   317 M    ii. Jacob Cassat Thompson 131 was born on 24 Jan 1820 in Pennsylvania, died on 31 Aug 1903 in His Home On York Street, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania154 at age 83, and was buried on 2 Sep 1903 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, , Pennsylvania.154 Other names for Jacob were David Cassat Thompson and Jacob Cassatt Thompson.152

General Notes:

[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records - Births]

Thompson, Jacob Cassat
Father: Thompson, William
Mother: Cassat, Mary
Birth Date: 24 January 1820
State: PA
Country: USA

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[Source: Household Record 1880 United States Census]

Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
J. Cassall THOMPSON Self S Male W 60 PENNA Laborer PENNA PENNA
Jane THOMPSON Sister S Female W 62 PENNA Keeping House PENNA PENNA
Maria C THOMPSON Sister S Female W 56 PENNA Teaching School PENNA PENNA
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Source Information:
Census Place Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255085
NA Film Number T9-1085
Page Number 169D
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[Source: 1900 Census, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, 9 June 1900]

J. Cassat Thompson and his sister, Maria C. Thompson, were living next door to Sarah Montfort and her daughter, Jennie.

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Wednesday, September 2, 1903]
DEATHS AND FUNERALS.
J. Cassatt Thompson.
J. Cassatt Thompon died at his home on York street, in this place, last Monday morning, at 10.30 o'clock. He had been confined to the house for the past year. Mr. Thompson was the only son of Capt. William Thompson, a soldier of the War of 1812. The deceased was born in January 1820 and consequently was in his 84th year. He was a member of the Methodist church of this place.
The deceased is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Montfort and Miss Maria Thompson.
The funeral will be held from the late residence of the deceased this afternoon at 2 o'clock, with interment in the Evergreen Cemetery, this place, Rev. V. T. Rue officiating.

   318 M    iii. Joseph Thompson was born on 31 Jul 1822 in Pennsylvania and died on 8 Apr 1823.

General Notes:

[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records - Births]

Thompson, Joseph
Father: Thompson, William
Mother: Cassat, Mary
Birth Date: 31 July 1822
State: PA

   319 F    iv. Maria Catherine Thompson 131 was born on 5 Mar 1824 in Pennsylvania, died on 22 Mar 1910155 at age 86, and was buried on 25 Mar 1910 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania. Another name for Maria was Maria Thompson.

General Notes:

[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Friday Morning, 11 November 1870]

Maria C. Thompson was to be employed by the Gettysburg schools for a term of 9 months commencing 1 September for a salary of $32.

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, 22 November 1905]

Dr. J.C. Felty of Trenton, Revs.Wm. W. and Fletcher VanOrsdel and Rev. David Cassatt, the latter three from the West, without prearrangement called the same evening when in town recently upon Miss Maria Thompson, a school teacher of the four fifty years ago. A delightful evening was spent in which many old time recollections figured.

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, various dates]

Maria C. Thompson (and her niece Jennie Montfort) were members of the Adams County Women's Christian Temperence Union (W.C.T.U.) for a number of years. Maria, in particular, held positions of responsibility as cor. secretary. Jennie was in charge of the Railroad Work committee.

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 12 October 1910, summation by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 20 September 2005]

At the 24th W.C.T.U. meeting held on 1 October 1910 at the Lutheran church in Arendtsville, a memorial service was held for three recently departed members including Maria C. Thompson.

Afterward, Jennie Montfort was elected the County Delegate to the State Convention at Scranton scheduled for 14 - 18 October 1910.

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[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records - Births]

Thompson, Maria Catherine
Father: Thompson, William
Mother: Cassat, Mary
Birth Date: 5 March 1824
State: PA
Country: USA

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, PA), Wednesday, 30 March 1910)

DEATH LIST

Miss Maria Thompson, the last of her immediate family of the name, died on Thursday evening of last week at her home on York Street, aged 86 years. She was a good woman who gave the greatest part of her life to her town. She was a teacher in the public schools of the town for a period of 36 years, and many of her scholars carry most grateful memories for that thirst of knowledge received at her hands. She was most earnest in her school work calling out the best in the young people she taught. She gave much of her time to work outside the school. When the Gettysburg Woman's Temperance Union was formed in 1884 she became a member and when the county W.C.T.U. was formed in 1887 she was elected the secretary and served in that capacity for many years. She was the last of the charter members of the Woman's Bible Society. She was a devout member of the United Presbyterian Church from early in life and at the disbandment of that church became a member of the Presbyterian Church. The funeral was held on last Friday afternoon. Rev. D.W. Woods conducting the services. Interment in Evergreen cemetery. She is survived by two nieces as her nearest relatives. Mrs. O.H. Melchoir of Springtown, Pa., and Miss Jennie Montfort of this place.

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[Source: Adams County News, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Saturday, 26 March 1910, Number 18]

MISS MARIA THOMPSON

Miss Maria Thompson died Tuesday evening at her home on York street, aged eighty six years.
She was well known to all older residents, having been for thirty six years of her life a teacher in our town and county schools.
Funeral from her late residence on York street on Friday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock. Interment in Evergreen cemetery, Rev. Mr. Woods officiating.

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[Source: Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins, letter to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 September 2005]

"Maria Catherine ('Aunt Lyde') was a teacher and active at Pres. church. I have 6 certificates, a letter of commendation and her paddle. Also a small (yellow) brass piece with the initials 'MC' on it -- probably an attachment to a watch (worn around neck, on a chain) or something similar. She lived with her mother, Mary Cassatt Thompson -- next door to Sarah & David."

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[Source: Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins, typewritten notes "Thompson", undated, sent to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 12 July 2007 and scanned by John-Pierre M. Hannam. Sr. on 13 July 2007]

MARIA C. THOMPSON "Aunt Lyde" began teaching in 1843 in "Sweet Home" school in Mt. Pleasant township, Adams Co. She quit teaching in 1879 in Gettysburg. She taught in Maryland for two years in the late 1860's. She taught in Strabane at Hunterstown and at Fairview. For some time she taught in the family of Msr. Neeley at Hampton.
Annette Lembke has her teaching permits.

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 8 January 2010]

My brother, Henry, recently sent me a diary kept by Maria Thompson during the battle of Gettysburg and detailing some events in her life prior to and subsequent to that battle. I hope to transcribe it one day ...

+ 320 F    v. Sarah Elinor Thompson 11,110 was born on 21 Mar 1827 in Pennsylvania,156 died on 4 Jan 1908 in Her Home On York Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania On A Saturday Morning157 at age 80, and was buried on 7 Jan 1908 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.157

   321 M    vi. William Alexander Thompson was born on 21 Dec 1827,69 died on 25 Jun 184369 at age 15, and was buried after 25 Jun 1843 in Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard), Four Miles From Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.69 Another name for William was William Anderson Thompson.69

General Notes:

[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records - Births]

Thompson, William Alexander
Father: Thompson, William
Mother: Cassat, Mary
Birth Date: 21 December 1829
State: PA

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[Source: http://www.carolynbleonard.com/CarolynBLeonard/Conewago_Colony.html]

Pennsylvania Gravestone Inscriptions
Conewago, or Low Dutch, Graveyard
about four miles from Gettysburg
(formerly York Co, now Adams Co)
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Here is another listing, sent by Judy Cassidy of Pennsylvania:
This document is located in the PA State Library and the title is: Adams Co. Church, Rec. Vol 1, pub. Gettysburg: Luthern Seminary, 1969-1971, Gettysburg, Pa
CEMETERY OF REFORMED DUTCH CHURCH OF CONEWAGO - ON THE LOW DUTCH ROAD, EAST OF HUNTERSTOWN, ADAMS CO. PA.
T
THOMPSON
William Anderson, s/o William and Mary Thompson, d. June 25, 1843, age 15 years.

161. Magdalena Cassat 53,89 was born on 5 Aug 1792 in New Jersey,89 was baptized in Sep 1792 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 died on 16 Jan 1861 in , Adams, Pennsylvania111 at age 68, and was buried in Great Conewago Presbyterian Cemetery, , Adams, Pennsylvania.111 Other names for Magdalena were Leenah Cassart,85 Magdalena Cassart,53, and89 Lena Cassat Or Cassatt.

General Notes:

[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records - Births]

Cassat, Magdalena
Father: Cassat, Jacob
Mother: Monfort, Maria
Birth Date: 5 August 1792 :
State: NJ
Country: USA

Magdalena married Peter Montfort,11,71,113,114,158,159 son of John Monfort 71,72,160 and Sarah Van Arsdal,1,161,162 on 9 Sep 1834 in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.98 Peter was born on 22 Jan 1793,71,113,114,158,159 was baptized on 3 Mar 1793 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 died on 13 Nov 1859 in Granite Hill, , Pennsylvania111,113,114,158,159 at age 66, and was buried in Great Conewago Presbyterian Cemetery, , Adams, Pennsylvania.111 The cause of his death was Pneumonia.163 Another name for Peter was Peter Monfort 11,71,113,114,158.,164

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Adams County, PA Newspaper Extracts – Marriages, 1804-34]

These are the marriage notices posted in Adams County, PA newspapers from 1802 through 1834.

Research by: Kathy Cardoza, all rights reserved. © 2000 by Kathy Cardoza. You may freely use this information, but can not package it for re-selling or for commercial use or profit.

MARRIAGES
The Star and Republican Banner, published in Gettysburg, PA on Tuesdays.

Sep 16, 1834 (date of newspaper publication)

On 9th by Rev. Watson, Peter Monford to Lena Cassatt, both of Straban

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[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17 September 1984, "Out of the Past (From the files of the Compiler, Star and Sentinel and The Gettysburg Times: 150 Years Ago" section]

Married: On Tuesday last, by the Rev. J.C. Watson, Mr. Peter Monfort, to Miss Lenah Cassatt, both of Straban Twp.

General Notes:

[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 12 November 1934, Out of the Past: Seventy Five Years Ago section]

Died: On the 12th inst., of pneumonia, at his residence in Straban township, Mr. Peter Monfort, in his 67th year.

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[Source: Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), 16 July 1860]

Administrators' Sale
OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE OF PETER MONFORT, DEC'D.-In pursuance of an Order of the Orphan's Court of Adams county, the undersigned, Administrators of the estate of PETER MONFORT, deceased, will expose to Public Sale, on the premies, on the 12th day of September next, at 1 o'clock, P.M. the VALUABLE FARM of said deceased, situated in Straban township, Adams county, 3 miles from Gettysburg, on the York Turnpike. adjoining lands of John Tate. Sr., Isaac Miller. John Rinehart and others, containing 178 Acres, having thereon erected a good Two-story HOUSE, part Log and Weather-boarded and part Brick, calculated for two families, Wash House, Brick Bank Barn, Carriage House, and other out-buildings, with two never-failing wells of water with pumps-one at the house and the other at the barn. There is a good proportion of Meadow and Timber Land, and a fine Apple Orchard, and a large variety of other choice fruit trees on the premises which seldom fail to bear. The Gettysburg Railroad passes through the farm. The land is in a good state of cultivation (part of which has been recently limed) under good fencing, and is one of the most valuable properties in the county.
Also, at the same time and place, will be sold a TRACT OF MOUNTAIN LAND-one-
half of 15 acres-on the Cold Spring road, adjoining lands of John Moritz. Henry Brinkerhoff, and others. This tract is well covered with thriving Chestnut timber.
Attendance will be given and terms made known by
JACOB MONTFORT,
JACOB CASSAT,
Administrators
July 16, 1860

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The following MIGHT be a record of this Peter Montfort. He would have been about the right age for military service.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 28 June 2006

[Source: War of 1812 Service Records]

Name:PETER MONTFORT
Company: COBEAN'S BATTALION, PENNSYLVANIA VOLS.
Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
Roll Box: 146
Roll Exct: 602

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[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 21 March 1938, Out of the Past: Seventy-FiveYears Ago section]

Robert Bell, as Agent for P.P. La Tourette, has sold the farm of Peter Monfort, deceased -- 189 acres -- in Straban township, to John Hoke and A.D. Buehler, for $25 per acre cash.

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 6 Sep 1850. 100 Listed as farmer, with real estate valued at $2, 800, living in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Death: 13 Nov 1859. 71

• Alt. Birth: 2 Jan 1793, Conewago, York, Pennsylvania. 165

• Alt. Death: 12 Nov 1859, Straban Township, Adams, Pennsylvania. 166

The child from this marriage was:

   322 M    i. Peter Cassatt Montfort was born about 1841.

163. Jacob Cassat Jr. 98,116 was born on 13 Jun 1798 in New Jersey and died on 13 Jun 187353 at age 75. Another name for Jacob was Jacob Cassat.98

General Notes:

[Source: 1850 PA Census,10 Sep 1850, Roll 743, Page 315]

A "Jacob Cassat" or "Casset", age 50, was living in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania with his wife, Sarah (age 49), and children Maria L. (age 16) and David W. (age 6). Jacob was listed as a farmer with a real estate value of $3,960. Also living in the household was a laborer, Andrew Martin (age 16) and Catherine B ... (age 30).

Living within 10 houses away was a Jane McIlheney (age 40) with her three children and next door to her was a John McIlheney (age 58) and his wife, Hannah (age 54) and their four children (Robert K, Mary J., John K, and Martha A). It is reasonable to assume that Jane was a sister or sister-in-law of Sarah McIlheney (no husband listed) and a sister, or more likely, a daughter of John and Hannah McIlheney.

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[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records - Births]

Cassat, Jacob
Father: Cassat, Jacob
Mother: Monfort, Maria
Birth Date: 13 June 1798
State: NJ

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The following are probably references to this Jacob Cassat and his brother-in-law, William Thompson.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 11 July 2004

[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 2 October 1821]

List of Representatives from York County to the Pennsylvania Legislature:

1818, 1819: William Thompson, Samuel Witherow
1819, 1820: William Miller, William Thompson
1820, 1821: Jacob Cassat, Isaac Wierman

Jacob married Sarah C. M'ilhenny,98 daughter of James M'ilhenny 98 and Unknown, on 31 Oct 1832 in Adams, Pennsylvania.98 Sarah died on 4 Nov 1857 near Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania.167 Another name for Sarah was Sarah McIlheney.98

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Adams County, PA Newspaper Extracts – Marriages, 1804-34]

These are the marriage notices posted in Adams County, PA newspapers from 1802 through 1834.

Research by: Kathy Cardoza, all rights reserved. © 2000 by Kathy Cardoza. You may freely use this information, but can not package it for re-selling or for commercial use or profit.

MARRIAGES
The Republican Compiler published in Gettysburg, PA. Printed by Jacob Lefever, opposite the Post Office, Delivered to subscribers each Wednesday. Price, $2 per year.

Nov 20, 1832 (date of newspaper publication)

On 31st by Rev. Grier, Jacob Cassat Jr. of Straban to Sarah C. M'Ilhenny d/James M'Ilhenny, deceased, Mountjoy

Children from this marriage were:

   323 M    i. John A. Cassat 105 was born about Sep 1809,105 died on 14 Apr 1810 in (Probably) Adams, Pennsylvania,105 and was buried in Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard), Four Miles From Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.105

General Notes:

[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr, 16 June 2007]

Although the source lists 1810 as the death date, it is more likely that John A. Cassatt died in 1840 as he is listed right above another son of Jacob and Sarah Cassatt, James, who died in March of 1840. I believe this was simply a transcription error on the part of Mr. Justice.

   324 M    ii. James Mcilhenny Cassat 69 was born about Dec 1835,69 died on 28 Mar 184069 about age 4, and was buried after 28 Mar 1840 in Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard), Four Miles From Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.69

171. Rev. Francis Cassat Monfort 72 was born on 15 Dec 1782 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania, was baptized on 19 Jan 1783 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 and died on 18 Jun 1855 in Greensburg, Indiana72 at age 72. Other names for Francis were Francis Cassatt Monfort,72 Francis Montfort, and72 Frans Montfort.85

General Notes:

[Source: Monfort Family 12_99.FTW, Elias Riggs Monfort III]

1803 Prepared for ministry near Lebanon OH under Revs. Richard M

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[Source: The USGenWeb Project, A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia
of Butler County Ohio, With Illustrations and Sketches of its Representative Men and Pioneers, Cincinnati Ohio. Western Biographical Publishing Company, 1882. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohbutler/cyc/160.htm]

Pages 160 - 164
Leaders of the Half Century
FRANCIS MONFORT
One of the earliest preachers of the Gospel in this neighborhood was Francis MONFORT, who, for a long time, was pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Hamilton. He was a descendant of the Huguenots. The founder of the American family fled from France, after seeing the oppressions he would be subject to if he remained a Protestant in that country, first going to Holland, and then coming to the American colonies. The father of Francis MONFORT was Lawrence MONFORT, and his mother was Elizabeth CASSAT, and he was born seven miles north-east of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in what was then York County, but is now Adams, on the 15th of December, 1782. Mr. MONFORT moved to the West with his family, in 1799, and arrived in Cincinnati, May 28th. He soon removed to Warren County, remaining for the Summer on a place three-quarters of a mile south of Lebanon, and in November taking a place eight miles west of that town, on the way to Hamilton, Francis MONFORT assisted his father on the farm until he was of age. In 1800 he experienced a religious change, and he united with the Presbyterian Church of Turtle Creek, which was the nearest to his house, and which was then under the pastoral charge of Rev. Richard MCNEMAR. As he grew older he determined to enter the ministry, and began his studies under the supervision of his pastor, occupying more than two years. There was then no theological seminary in Ohio, and it was the common plan for those who could not go East and complete their studies to take them up with some approved clergyman in their neighborhood. The then best known here-abouts was the Rev. John THOMPSON, of the place now called Springdale. He taught many, and continued in the labor year after year. Previously to going with Mr. THOMPSON, Mr. MONFORT studied for a time with Mr. Malcolm WORLEY. After being instructed by Mr. THOMPSON for a year, he passed eight months with the Rev. Barton W. STONE, at Cane Ridge, Bourbon County, Kentucky, and he was six months with the Rev. Robert MARSHALL, in Fayette County, of the same State. He then considered himself qualified to preach, and on the 31st of July, 1807, he was licensed to preach the Gospel, delivering his first discourse at New Castle, Kentucky. Through the south of Kentucky he soon after went on a preaching tour, extending it into Tennessee, in the neighborhood of Nashville. Then he came over into Ohio, in the Mad River country, and afterwards preached in Kentucky. He did not at this time belong to the Presbyterians, but from the time he began his studies was a "New Light." His church, with many others, had seceded from its previous denominational relationship and joined the new body, which was then thought to be more thoroughly moved by the grace of God. On the 6th of June, 1809, he was married, in Scott County, Kentucky, to Sophia GLASS, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth GLASS, formerly of Frederick County, Virginia, and sister of Mrs. MARSHALL, the wife of the Rev. Robert MARSHALL. After being married he came back to Ohio, being first on Clear Creek and then on Dick's Creek, and preached till October, 1811, when he joined the Presbyterian Church, returning at the same time as the Rev. John THOMPSON. He was placed on probation for sixteen months, at the same time pursuing additional studies under the direction of the Rev. Joshua L. WILSON, D. D. No stop, however, was put to his conducting religious meetings, and he continued them until licensed by the presbytery at Dayton, Ohio, in March, 1813.


Not far from the bounds of Butler County, but located in Warren, was at about that time begun a new congregation, known as the New Jersey congregation, from the fact of most of their members having come from that State. There he was asked to preach, and afterwards was settled as pastor of the Church on the 14th of June, 1814. The flock increased and multiplied, and he remained with it until April, 1821, when he began to preach in Hamilton and Seven Mile, places left vacant by the removal of the Rev. Matthew G. WALLACE. He removed to this place in the following October. Here he stayed for sixteen years, during ten years of which he preached half his time at Seven Mile.
In 1830 a petition was sent to the presbytery by four of the elders, four trustees, and fifty members asking for a dissolution of the relations existing between them. This was resisted by Mr. MUNFORT, who appealed to the synod, and received a decision in his favor. The dissatisfied members would not take this answer as conclusive, and organized another Presbyterian Church in Rossville, both of the Churches flourishing. They were finally united in 1842, under the Rev. Thomas E. THOMAS. Mr. MONFORT resigned his charge in 1837, and removed to Mt. Carmel, Indiana, where he officiated as pastor for nine years. He then preached at St. Omer and Concord, in the Whitewater Presbytery, remaining with them for five years.
His bodily health, however, had grown weak, and he then ceased regularly to preach or take charge of a Church. For four years, however, he preached occasionally, and at two different times, for three months each, he occupied the pulpit of the Church at Greensburg, Indiana. He never was more useful than at these times. Mr. MONFORT was a strong and fervent preacher, and to him many have owed their spiritual birth. He was for forty-eight years in the ministry, and he lost no opportunity of doing good. His piety was constant; no one could be in his society, for a few minutes even, without knowing that he was a religious man. He did not grow lax and idle as he grew old, but was willing to undertake new tasks. He began the study of the Hebrew language when sixty one years of age, and kept it up until his death. He died June 18, 1855, aged seventy-two years. He had one daughter and four sons, all of the sons being ministers of the Presbyterian Church.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 72 Clergyman

• Religion: 72 Presbyterian

• Alt. Birth: 15 Dec 1782. York County (now Adams), Pennsylvania

• Education: 14 Jun 1814. 72 D.D., Ordained And Installed as clergyman

Francis married Sofia Glass 3,13 on 6 Jun 1809.72 Sofia was born on 21 Aug 178572 and died WFT Est 1814-1881 at age 29. Another name for Sofia was Sophia Glass 3.,13

Children from this marriage were:

+ 325 M    i. Joseph Glass Monfort 72 was born on 9 Dec 1810 in Warren, Ohio,72 died on 1 Feb 1906 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio72 at age 95, and was buried on 3 Feb 1906 in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.72

+ 326 F    ii. Elizabeth Cassatt Monfort 72,168 was born on 26 Aug 1812.72

   327 M    iii. Lawrence Marden Monfort 72 was born on 16 May 181472 and died on 2 Sep 181572 at age 1.

   328 M    iv. Francis Peterson Monfort 72 was born on 2 May 1816.72

General Notes:

[Source: Monfort Family 12_99.FTW, Elias Riggs Monfort III]

No known issue, lived as a hermit in MO and AR

+ 329 M    v. Isaac Watts Monfort 72 was born on 23 Feb 181872 and died after 1863.

+ 330 F    vi. Sophia Christiana Monfort 72 was born on 20 Apr 1820.72

+ 331 M    vii. David Monfort 72 was born on 27 May 1822.72

174. Rev. David Monfort 72,117 was born on 7 Mar 1790 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,72 was baptized on 4 Apr 1790 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,85 and died on 18 Oct 186072 at age 70. Another name for David was David Montfort 72,85,117.,169

Birth Notes:

General Notes:

The following is possibly a reference to this David Montfort.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 8 February 2005

[Source: War of 1812 Service Records]

Name: DAVID MONTFORT
Company: TRIMBLE'S MTD. REG'T OHIO VOLS. AND MIL.
Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
Roll Box: 146
Roll Exct: 602
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These records were taken from Record Group 94 Records of the Adjutant General's Office, microfilm publication M602, a total of 234 rolls of film. Compiled Military Service Records (CMSR) Each volunteer soldier has one Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR) for each regiment in which he served. The CMSR contains basic information about the soldier's military career, and it is the first source the researcher should consult.

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Noted events in his life were:

• Lived in: 170 Indiana

David married Phebe Dilworth Spining,72,117 daughter of Isaac Spinning 122 and Catherine Pierson,122 on 15 Oct 1817.72 Phebe was born between 1774 and 1800 and died in 1828.117 Another name for Phebe was Phebe D. Spinning.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 1818. 72

Children from this marriage were:

+ 332 M    i. Lawrence M. Monfort .122

+ 333 F    ii. Elizabeth Cassat Monfort 117 was born in 1818117 and died in 1906117 at age 88.

David next married Rhoda Halsey,72,169,170 daughter of John Halsey 170 and Hannah Pool,170 on 1 Oct 1829.72 Rhoda was born in New Jersey.169

David next married Ann Watts Ray 72 on 10 May 1831 in , Marion, Indiana.171

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Marriage: 10 May 1831. 72

[Source: Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892]

Name Spouse Date County

David Montfort Anna W. Ray 10 May 1831 Marion
Anna W. Ray David Montfort 10 May 1831 Marion

183. Rev. Job Cozad 3,12,73 was born on 16 Aug 1769 in Branchville, Sussex, New Jersey.

Job married Catherine Fink.73

Marriage Notes:

They had at least 9 Children born to this Union: + 1. 1st Son: Henry, b. 20 FEB 1792 in Upshire Co.,Va. 2. 2nd Son: Daniel, b. __ ___ 1794 in Upshur Co., W.Va. 3. 1st Dau: Abigail, b. __ ___ 1795 in Upshar Co., W.Va. + 4. 3rd Son: John, b. 08 DEC 1797 in Upshur Co., W.Va. 5. 2nd Dau: Susan, b. 07 FEB 1799 in Upshur Co., W.Va. + 6. 4th Son: Abraham, b. 09 MAY 1801 in Richland Twp., Vinton Co., Ohio 7. 5th Son: Job, b. 24 OCT 1803 in Richland Twp., Vinton Co., Ohio 8. 6th Son: William, b. 04 JUN 1806 in Richland Twp., Vinton Co., Ohio 9. 7th Son: Joseph, 1810-1849 a39y m. *1830 Mary DAVIS, 1Ch. [REF:#006] See: ID: I02790


The child from this marriage was:

+ 334 M    i. Henry Cozad .73

199. Jacob Cozad 3,12 was born in 1755.3,12

General Notes:

[Source: H6741.GED]

Baptist Minister who organized the Buckhorn Church in 1786.

The Reverend Jacod Cozart enlisted from New Jersey and fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill. He married Mercy Woodard and settle near Harpers Ferry, then Virginia

They settled on Hacker's Creek, on mile below Berlin.

Jacob married Mercy Woodward 3.,12

Children from this marriage were:

   335 M    i. William Cozad .3.,12

   336 M    ii. Benjamin Cozad 3,12 died in 1862.3,12

   337 M    iii. John Cozad .3.,12

   338 M    iv. David Cozad .3.,12

   339 F    v. Mary Cozad .3.,12

   340 F    vi. Mercy Cozad .3.,12

+ 341 M    vii. Benjamin Cozad II 3,12 was born in 17733,12 and died on 26 Jul 17943,12 at age 21.

   342 M    viii. Jacob Cozad 3,12 was born in 1776.3,12

General Notes: [Source: H6741.GED]

It is reported that he was living with the Indians. No mention of what tribe or how long or how he came to live with the Indians.

200. Mary Cozad 3,12 was born in 17563,12 and died in 18113,12 at age 55.

Mary married John Coon 3.,12

Mary next married Benjamin Cutler 3.,12 Benjamin was born in Mohawk River, New York3,12 and died in 1814.3,12

General Notes: [Source: H6741.GED]

Benjamin was born on the Mohawk River, New York but lived in Parkersburg, West Viginia, Fairfield, Ohio and Washington, Indiana.


Children from this marriage were:

   343 M    i. Benjamin Cutler .3.,12

Benjamin married Hannah Clark 3.,12

   344 F    ii. Mary Cutler .3.,12

Mary married Benjamin Shreme 3,12 on 13 Jun 1796 3.,12

   345 M    iii. Jacob Cutler 3,12 was born in 17783,12 and died in 18653,12 at age 87.

Jacob married Nancy Rowan 3.,12

Jacob next married Siney Clark 3.,12

   346 M    iv. John Cutler 3,12 was born on 20 Apr 17803,12 and died on 18 May 18473,12 at age 67.

General Notes: [Source: H6741.GED]

John and his bride to be Mary Johnson and John's sister, Martha (Patsy) and her groom to be, David Johnson had a double wedding. No mention if Mary and David are related in anyway.

John married Mary Johnson 3,12 on 29 Jan 1799 in Clarksburg, West Virginia 3.,12

   347 F    v. Martha Cutler 3,12 was born in 17823,12 and died in 18233,12 at age 41. Another name for Martha was Patsy Cutler.

Martha married David Johnson 3,12 on 29 Jan 1799 in Clarksburg, West Virginia 3.,12

   348 F    vi. Mercy Cutler 3,12 was born in 17873,12 and died in 18763,12 at age 89.

General Notes: [Source: H6741.GED]

Mercy's husband John is her cousin once removed.

Mercy married John Sutton 3.,12

221. Rev. Thomas Cosad 20 was born on 13 Sep 1763 in Somerset, New Jersey20 and died on 19 Nov 1808 in Beemerville Or Wantage, New Jersey20 at age 45. Another name for Thomas was Thomas Casad.20

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 13 Sep 1763. 20

• Alt. Death: 19 Nov 1808. 20

Thomas married Abigail Tingley 20 in 1786 3.,13 Abigail was born on 16 Sep 17653,13,20 and died on 20 Aug 1825 in Ohio20 at age 59. Another name for Abigail was Abagail Tingley.20

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Death: 28 Aug 1825. 20

The child from this marriage was:

+ 349 M    i. Rev., Dr. Anthony Wayne Casad 3,13,172 was born on 2 May 1791 in Wantage, Sussex, New Jersey,20 died on 16 Dec 1857 in Summerfield, St. Clair, Illinois20 at age 66, and was buried in Buried On Old Casad-Brown Farm Between Summerfield And Lebanon, Illinois.173

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232. David Grant 3 was born on 28 Dec 1794 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA3 and died in Washington Twp., Sandusky Co., OH.3

David married Rebecca Rabe.3 Rebecca was born in 1798 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

Children from this marriage were:

+ 350 M    i. Joseph Grant 3 was born about 1827 in Washington Twp., Sandusky Co., OH.3

+ 351 F    ii. Narcissus Grant 3 was born in 1827 in Washington Twp., Sandusky Co., OH.3

   352 F    iii. Harriet Grant 3 was born in 1830 in Washington Twp., Sandusky Co., OH.3

Harriet married Obadiah Budd 3 on 28 Nov 1848 in Stark Co., OH.3

+ 353 M    iv. David Grant 3 was born about 1832 in Washington Twp., Sandusky Co., OH3 and died after 1905.3

+ 354 M    v. George W. Grant 3 was born on 21 Sep 1832 in Washington Twp., Sandusky Co., OH3 and died about 1902 in Fremont, OH3 about age 70.

   355 F    vi. Emma Grant 3 was born in 1836.3

   356 F    vii. Tressa Grant 3 was born in 1838 in Washington Twp., Sandusky Co., OH.3

   357 F    viii. Elisha Grant 3 was born in 1841 in Washington Twp., Sandusky Co., OH.3

   358 F    ix. Rebecca Grant 3 was born in 1842.3

   359 F    x. Audna Grant 3 was born in 1844 in Washington Twp., Sandusky Co., OH.3

   360 M    xi. Jeremiah Grant 3 was born in 1846 in Washington Twp., Sandusky Co., OH.3

233. Mary Grant 3 was born on 7 Sep 1796 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

General Notes: [146736.GED]

Alias:<ALIA> Polly /Grant/

Mary married John McCracken.3 John was born in 17933 and died in 18353 at age 42.

Children from this marriage were:

   361 M    i. Joseph McCracken .3

   362 M    ii. Richard McCracken .3

   363 M    iii. William McCracken .3

   364 F    iv. Mary McCracken .3

   365 M    v. James McCracken .3

   366 M    vi. John McCracken .3

+ 367 M    vii. David McCracken 3 was born about 18183 and died about 19143 about age 96.

+ 368 F    viii. Sarah Jane McCracken 3 was born in 1824 in Pennsylvania3 and died in 1858 in Nottingham Twp., Washington Co., PA3 at age 34.

Mary next married McConnell.3

The child from this marriage was:

   369 F    i. Nancy McConnell .3

234. Sarah Grant 3 was born on 23 Jul 1798 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

Sarah married Elijah Huggins.3 Elijah died after 1825.3

Children from this marriage were:

   370 F    i. Harriet Huggins 3 was born on 8 Feb 1819.3

   371 F    ii. Liza Jane Huggins 3 was born on 21 Jan 1821.3

+ 372 F    iii. Mary Ann Huggins 3 was born on 4 Mar 1822.3

   373 M    iv. William Huggins 3 was born on 29 Aug 1825.3

235. Catherine Grant 3 was born on 25 Jul 1800 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA3 and died on 19 Nov 18823 at age 82.

Catherine married Samuel Jackman 3 on 19 Sep 1822.3 Samuel was born on 12 Jul 1800 in Winchester, VA3 and died on 24 May 1867 in Freemont, OH3 at age 66.

Children from this marriage were:

   374 M    i. William Jackman 3 was born on 7 Oct 1823 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

   375 M    ii. John Jackman 3 was born on 8 Oct 1825 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

   376 F    iii. Eliza Jackman 3 was born on 22 Mar 1827 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

Eliza married John Munch.3

   377 M    iv. Hiram Jackman 3 was born on 19 Jan 1829 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

+ 378 M    v. Cyrus Jackman 3 was born on 19 Jan 1832 in Sandusky Co., OH3 and died on 19 Nov 18733 at age 41.

   379 F    vi. Caroline Jackman 3 was born on 5 Sep 1834 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

   380 M    vii. John Jackman 3 was born on 1 Feb 1838 in Sandusky Co., OH3 and died on 29 Aug 18913 at age 53.

+ 381 F    viii. Christena Jackman 3 was born on 11 Mar 1840 in Stark Co., OH.3

236. Jemima Grant 3 was born in 1804 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

Jemima married Samuel Orr 3 in 1826.3

Children from this marriage were:

+ 382 M    i. James Orr 3 was born in 1829 in Pennsylvania.3

+ 383 M    ii. William R. Orr 3 was born in 1830 in Pennsylvania.3

   384 F    iii. Lucinda Orr 3 was born in 1830 in Pennsylvania.3

   385 F    iv. Eliza Orr 3 was born in 1832 in Pennsylvania.3

   386 F    v. Clarinda Orr 3 was born in 1834 in Pennsylvania.3

   387 F    vi. Malinda Orr 3 was born in 1835 in East Liverpool, OH.3

   388 M    vii. John Orr 3 was born in 1837 in East Liverpool, OH.3

   389 M    viii. David Orr 3 was born in 1839 in East Liverpool, OH.3

   390 F    ix. Jemima Orr 3 was born in 1843 in East Liverpool, OH.3

   391 F    x. Elizabeth Orr 3 was born in 1856 in East Liverpool, OH.3

237. Elizabeth Grant 3 was born in 1805 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

Elizabeth married James Orr 3 in 1825.3 James was born in 1800 in Pennsylvania.3

Children from this marriage were:

   392 M    i. John Orr 3 was born in 1826.3

   393 F    ii. Margaret Orr 3 was born in 1834 in Pennsylvania.3

   394 M    iii. Samuel Orr 3 was born in 1836 in Pennsylvania.3

   395 F    iv. Nancy Orr 3 was born in 1837 in Pennsylvania.3

   396 M    v. William Orr 3 was born in 1843 in Pennsylvania.3

   397 F    vi. Elizabeth Orr 3 was born in 1843 in Pennsylvania.3

239. John Grant 3 was born on 10 Nov 1807 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA3 and died on 30 Sep 1870 in Sugar Creek Twp., Stark Co., OH3 at age 62.

John married Nancy Carr 3 on 6 May 1830 in Stark Co., OH.3 Nancy was born on 3 Jun 1814 in Tuscarawas Co., OH3 and died on 17 Nov 1848 in Sugar Creek Twp., Stark Co., OH3 at age 34.

Children from this marriage were:

   398 F    i. Tressa Grant .3

   399 M    ii. Theodore Grant .3

+ 400 F    iii. Christena Grant 3 was born about 1832 in Sugar Creek Twp., Stark Co., OH.3

+ 401 M    iv. Benjamin Grant 3 was born about 1833 in Sugar Creek Twp., Stark Co., OH.3

   402 M    v. David Grant 3 was born in 18353 and died on 4 Dec 18643 at age 29.

+ 403 M    vi. Balis Grant 3 was born on 10 Oct 1838 in Sugar Creek Twp., Stark Co., OH3 and died on 9 Jun 1922 in Wilmot, OH3 at age 83.

+ 404 F    vii. Miriam J. Grant 3 was born on 15 Sep 1842 in Wilmot, OH3 and died on 26 Apr 1929 in Martinsville, IL3 at age 86.

+ 405 F    viii. Hester Ann Grant 3 was born about 1846 in Ohio.3

   406 F    ix. Susanna Grant 3 was born in 1846.3

+ 407 M    x. Jeremiah Grant 3 was born about 1847 in Sugar Creek Twp., Stark Co., OH3 and died about 18763 about age 29.

John next married Sarah Edgar 3 on 12 Jun 1851.3

240. Lucinda Grant 3 was born on 25 Nov 1811 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA3 and died on 11 Apr 1880 in Freemont, OH3 at age 68.

Lucinda married James Carr 3 in Stark Co., OH.3 James was born in Aug 18103 and died on 18 May 18843 at age 73.

Children from this marriage were:

   408 F    i. Mary Carr 3 was born in 1832 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

+ 409 M    ii. Herman Carr 3 was born in 1834 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

+ 410 M    iii. Leonard Carr 3 was born in 1836 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

+ 411 F    iv. Rebecca Carr 3 was born on 14 Jan 1840 in Sandusky Co., OH3 and died on 4 Sep 18933 at age 53.

   412 F    v. Sarah Carr 3 was born in 1842 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

   413 M    vi. Benjamin Carr 3 was born in 1846 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

   414 F    vii. Lucy Carr 3 was born in 1848.3

   415 M    viii. James Carr 3 was born in 1850 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

   416 M    ix. Charles L. Carr 3 was born in 1853 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

241. Elicea Grant 3 was born on 26 May 1813 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

Elicea married Henry Fisher 3 on 26 Jun 1834 in Stark Co., OH.3 Henry was born about 1812.3

Children from this marriage were:

   417 F    i. Mary Fisher 3 was born about 1835.3

Mary married Unknown Shively.3

   418 M    ii. Samuel Fisher 3 was born about 1836.3

   419 M    iii. Andrew Fisher 3 was born about 1838.3

   420 F    iv. Clarinda Fisher 3 was born about 1840.3

+ 421 M    v. Isaac N. Fisher 3 was born on 9 Mar 18423 and died on 8 Nov 19263 at age 84.

   422 F    vi. Catherine Fisher 3 was born about 1844.3

   423 F    vii. Almira Fisher 3 was born about 1846.3

   424 M    viii. Henry Fisher 3 was born about 1848.3

242. Michael Grant 3 was born on 30 Aug 1815 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA3 and died on 15 Feb 1883 in Prairie Hill, MO3 at age 67.

Michael married Susan Carr 3 on 12 Oct 1837 in Stark Co., OH.3 Susan was born on 16 Mar 1816 in Tuscarawas Co., OH3 and died on 3 Dec 1891 in Odessa, NE3 at age 75.

Children from this marriage were:

   425 F    i. Celecta Grant 3 was born on 16 Aug 1839 in Stark Co., OH3 and died on 14 May 1840.3

+ 426 F    ii. Hadassah Grant 3 was born on 17 Apr 1841 in Stark Co., OH3 and died on 20 May 1911 in Tulsa, I.T.3 at age 70.

   427 M    iii. Ben Ami Grant 3 was born on 19 Oct 1842 in Stark Co., OH3 and died after 30 Aug 1865 in Indianapolis, IN.3

+ 428 F    iv. Helen Mar Grant 3 was born on 2 Nov 1845 in Stark Co., OH3 and died on 11 Feb 1919 in Davenport, IA3 at age 73.

+ 429 M    v. John Marshall Grant 3 was born on 6 May 1849 in Stark Co., OH3 and died on 25 Feb 1934 in Marysville, WA3 at age 84.

   430 M    vi. Howard Grant 3 was born on 3 Oct 1850 in Stark Co., OH3 and died in 18533 at age 3.

+ 431 M    vii. Silas Wright Grant 3 was born on 16 Sep 1852 in Stark Co., OH3 and died on 17 Jul 1908 in Kabool, MO3 at age 55.

   432 M    viii. Bunyan Leroy Grant 3 was born on 29 Apr 1855 in Stark Co., OH3 and died on 11 Nov 1877 in Odessa, NE3 at age 22.

+ 433 F    ix. Adah Alfretta Grant 3 was born on 4 May 1857 in Elkhart Co., IN3 and died on 15 Sep 1921 in Odessa, NE3 at age 64.

+ 434 F    x. Mary Estelle Grant 3 was born on 6 Aug 1859 in Elkhart Co., IN3 and died on 11 Dec 1917 in Kearney, NE3 at age 58.

247. George Grant 3 was born in 1803 in Washington Co., PA3 and died in 1860 in Washington Co., PA3 at age 57.

George married Christena.3 Christena was born about 18053 and died before 1870 in Wood Co., WV.3

Children from this marriage were:

+ 435 M    i. David Clark Grant 3 was born in 1829 in Ohio3 and died in 1881 in Wood Co., WV3 at age 52.

+ 436 M    ii. William Shadrack Grant 3 was born in 1833 in Washington Co., PA.3

   437 F    iii. Eliza Grant 3 was born in 1834 in Pennsylvania3 and died in 18603 at age 26.

+ 438 M    iv. John Allen Grant 3 was born on 10 Oct 1836 in Washington, Pennsylvania3 and died in 1909 in Litchfield, NE3 at age 73.

   439 F    v. Martha Grant 3 was born in 1837.3

   440 M    vi. Harrison Grant 3 was born in 1838 in Williamsport, PA.3

   441 M    vii. George V. Grant 3 was born in 1843 in Pennsylvania.3

+ 442 M    viii. Robert Grant 3 was born in 1845 in Washington Co., PA.3

248. Benjamin Ammi Grant 3 was born in 1807 in Washington Co., PA3 and died in 18803 at age 73.

Benjamin married Sarah Jane McCracken,3 daughter of John McCracken 3 and Mary Grant,.3 Sarah was born in 1824 in Pennsylvania3 and died in 1858 in Nottingham Twp., Washington Co., PA3 at age 34.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 443 F    i. Mary Jane Grant 3 was born on 30 Oct 1843 in Washington Co., PA.3

+ 444 F    ii. Martha Lucinda Grant 3 was born on 18 Apr 18463 and died on 15 Nov 19153 at age 69.

   445 M    iii. Samuel Alexander Grant 3 was born in 1848.3

   446 M    iv. John Grant 3 was born in 1850 in Pennsylvania3 and died in 19283 at age 78.

+ 447 M    v. David Meade Grant 3 was born on 2 Apr 1853 in Pennsylvania3 and died in 19173 at age 64.

249. Samuel Grant 3 was born in 1808 in Washington Co., PA3 and died in 18803 at age 72.

Samuel married Caroline.3 Caroline was born about 1802.3

Children from this marriage were:

   448 F    i. Rachel Grant 3 was born in 1838.3

+ 449 M    ii. Andrew Grant 3 was born in 1843 in Washington Co., PA3 and died in Monongahela, PA.3

   450 F    iii. Martha Grant 3 was born in 1845.3

Samuel next married Lucinda.3 Lucinda was born about 1835.3

Children from this marriage were:

   451 F    i. Ann Grant 3 was born about 1852.3

+ 452 M    ii. Samuel Grant 3 was born about 1858 in Washington Co., PA.3

250. Mead Grant 3 was born on 15 Mar 1811 in Washington Co., PA.3

Mead married Elizabeth Woods 3 on 15 May 1835.3 Elizabeth was born about 1810.3

Children from this marriage were:

+ 453 M    i. Elijah W. Grant 3 was born in 18373 and died in 19133 at age 76.

   454 F    ii. Caroline Grant 3 was born in 1839.3

   455 M    iii. John Grant 3 was born in 18423 and died in 18433 at age 1.

+ 456 M    iv. Benjamin Ammia Grant 3 was born on 17 Aug 1846 in Carroll Co., OH3 and died on 20 Nov 19293 at age 83.

   457 M    v. William Grant 3 was born on 17 Mar 18493 and died on 20 Aug 19293 at age 80.

   458 F    vi. Sarah Elizabeth Grant 3 was born on 11 Jun 1859.3

253. Martin Grant 3 was born on 3 Nov 1803 in Washington Co., PA3 and died on 20 Nov 1846 in Fountain Co., IN3 at age 43.

Martin married Elizabeth Clawson.3 Elizabeth was born on 2 Feb 18083 and died on 24 Jan 1846 in Fountain Co., IN3 at age 37.

Children from this marriage were:

   459 M    i. David Grant 3 was born on 20 Mar 18313 and died on 12 Apr 1831.3

   460 F    ii. Mary Grant 3 was born on 16 Jul 18323 and died on 25 Jul 18343 at age 2.

+ 461 M    iii. John A. Grant 3 was born on 28 Nov 1834 in Attica, IN.3

+ 462 M    iv. Samuel Grant 3 was born on 2 Sep 1836 in Attica, IN3 and died on 20 Apr 1908 in Lane, KS3 at age 71.

   463 M    v. Martin Grant 3 was born on 29 Feb 18403 and died on 7 Sep 18413 at age 1.

   464 M    vi. Josiah Grant 3 was born on 31 Aug 1841 in Attica, IN.3

   465 M    vii. Jeremiah Grant 3 was born on 18 Apr 1845 in Attica, IN3 and died in 1851 in Adams Co., OH3 at age 6.

   466 F    viii. Sophia Grant 3 was born on 18 Apr 1845 in Attica, IN3 and died in 1851 in Adams Co., OH3 at age 6.

Martin next married Ann Smalley.3

262. Thomas Heslep 3 was born on 9 Nov 1803 in Donora, PA3 and died on 13 Aug 18633 at age 59.

Thomas married Margaret McCormick.3 Margaret was born on 6 Dec 1812.3

Children from this marriage were:

+ 467 F    i. Elizabeth Heslep 3 was born on 1 Dec 1833 in Monongahela, PA3 and died on 19 Apr 19113 at age 77.

+ 468 M    ii. John Heslep 3 was born on 12 May 1835 in Monongahela, PA3 and died in 1914 in Monongahela, PA3 at age 79.

264. Jane Heslep 3 was born on 21 Mar 1809 in Donora, PA.3

Jane married James Heslep Hardesty 3 on 12 Mar 1835 in Belle Vernon, PA.3

Children from this marriage were:

   469 F    i. Hannah H. Hardesty 3 was born on 17 Nov 1835.3

Hannah married Thomas McIntyre.3

+ 470 M    ii. John H. Hardesty 3 was born on 27 Aug 18373 and died in 1918 in Enterprise, Wva.3 at age 81.

   471 F    iii. Elizabeth A. Hardesty 3 was born on 22 Mar 1839.3

Elizabeth married Abel Bartlett 3 in Enterprise, Wva..3

   472 M    iv. Joseph Moore Hardesty 3 was born on 12 Apr 1841 in Monongahela, PA.3

Joseph married Louise Robinson.3

   473 M    v. George T. Hardesty 3 was born on 12 Mar 1843.3

   474 M    vi. Thomas F. Ross Hardesty 3 was born on 18 Nov 1844.3

265. George Tilghman Heslep 3 was born on 17 Jun 1811 in Donora, PA.3

George married Christina Rabe.3

Children from this marriage were:

   475 F    i. Jane Heslep 3 was born on 24 Jul 1837.3

Jane married William Henry Buck.3

   476 F    ii. Eliza S. Heslep 3 was born on 1 Mar 1839.3

Eliza married Caleb Kimble.3

+ 477 M    iii. Thaddeus Stevens Heslep 3 was born on 1 Jan 18423 and died on 5 Nov 18963 at age 54.

+ 478 M    iv. John D. Heslep 3 was born on 6 Mar 1844.3

   479 F    v. Mary R. Heslep 3 was born on 26 Dec 1847.3

Mary married Fred Givens.3

   480 F    vi. Dorcus M. Heslep 3 was born on 20 Jun 1850.3

Dorcus married Thomas Conley.3

   481 M    vii. Elbert Halstead Heslep 3 was born on 25 Sep 1854.3

Elbert married Lelia James.3

   482 F    viii. Mahala H. Heslep 3 was born on 8 Jun 1858.3

   483 F    ix. Lurane B. Heslep 3 was born on 18 Feb 1866.3

Lurane married George Smith.3

268. Robert B. Heslep 3 was born on 8 Apr 1818 in Donora, PA3 and died on 2 Oct 18723 at age 54.

Robert married Margaret Job.3 Margaret was born in 1828 in Foreward Twp., Allegheny Co., PA3 and died in 1907 in Donora, PA3 at age 79.

Children from this marriage were:

   484 M    i. Thomas Mckennan Heslep 3 was born on 20 Jun 18513 and died about 19003 about age 49.

   485 F    ii. Sarah Rebecca Heslep 3 was born in 18533 and died in 18543 at age 1.

+ 486 M    iii. James Castner Heslep 3 was born in 1858 in Donora, PA3 and died on 24 Dec 1909 in Donora, PA3 at age 51.

292. Mary Cassat 124,130,131 was born in 1804 in Greene, Wheeling, PA131 and died after 14 Nov 1827.124

General Notes:

[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records]

Mary Cassat
Birth: 1804-- Greene, Wheeling, PA
Death: --
Spouse:
Parents: Denis Cassat, Lydia Simpson

Mary married Dr. Joseph Gardner 130.,174 Joseph died before 10 Mar 1923.174 Another name for Joseph was Dr. Gardiner.130

Children from this marriage were:

   487 F    i. Annie Gardner 174 was born about 1844,174 died on 10 Mar 1923 in Bronxville, Westchester, New York174 about age 79, and was buried on 12 Mar 1923 in New York.

Annie married Luther Halsey Smith 174 before 10 Mar 1923.174 Luther died before 10 Mar 1923.174

   488 F    ii. Katherine Cassatt Gardner 175 died on 10 Mar 1913.175

293. Robert Simpson Cassat 124,132 was born in 1806 in Wheeling, , West Virginia125 and died about 9 Dec 1891 in Paris, France124,133 about age 85. Another name for Robert was Robert Simpson Cassatt 74.,132

General Notes:

[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, 1 May 2002]

Some sources show Robert Cassat as the son of David Cassat and unknown. However, "Colonial & Revolutionary Families, Vol. III, Robert Kelso Cassatt", pages 1525 and 1526 show him as the son of Daniel Cassatt and Lydia Simpson. Other sources show him as the son of Denis Cassatt and Lydia Simpson. This needs to be researched further by anyone interested in this particular family.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 1 May 2002

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[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records]

Robert Simpson Cassat
Birth: 24 July 1806-- Greene, Wheeling, PA
Death: December 1891 --
Spouse: Katherine Kelso Johnston
Parents: Denis Cassat, Lydia Simpson

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[Source: The New York Times, New York New York, 10 December 1891]

ROBERT 8. CASSATT.
Robert S. Cassatt, whose death in Paris was announced by cable yesterday, was born in Wheeling, West Va., in 1806. After completing his education ho removed to Pittsburg, Penn.. where he engaged in the banking business. He was very successful and soon attained a prominent position in the community. He was the first Mayor of the City of Allegheny, and served in that position with distinction.
Some years after his retirement from office he removed to West Chester and thence to Hollidaysburg. He then went to Philadelphia and engaged in the banking business, becoming a member of the firm of Lloyd, Cassatt & Co. He identified himself prominently with the business and social life of Philadelphia, and was one of its best-known citizens. Upon retiring from business he spent some time in travel, and in 1877 he removed to Paris, where he had since resided. He leaves a wife and three children, a daughter and two sons. His daughter is Miss Mary Cassatt, a well-known artist, now residing in Paris. His sons are A. J. Cassatt of the Pennsylvania Railroad and J. G. Cassatt of Cassatt & Co., bankers, of Philadelphia.
Mr. Cassatt was a successful man and a gentleman of the old school. Ile was well known to the older residents of Philadelphia, and the news of his death will bring sorrow to a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 125 Broker and banker, member of the firm Cooke and Cassatt

• Office Held: 130 First mayor of Allegheny City, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Birth: Between 1800 and 1825. 96

• Alt. Birth: 24 Jul 1806. 74,96

• Alt. Birth: 24 Jul 1806, Greene, Wheeling, PA. 131

• Alt. Death: 1891. 11,74,96,104,176

• Alt. Death: Dec 1891. 131

Robert married Katherine Kelso Johnston,74,132 daughter of Alexander Johnston 130 and Mary Stevenson,130 on 22 Jan 1835 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. Katherine died after 10 Dec 1891.133 Other names for Katherine were Katherine Kelso Johnson and132 Katharine Johnston.95

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Unknown]

"Mary Stevenson Cassatt was born on 23 May 1844 in Allegheny City, now part of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her father, Robert Simpson Cassatt, was a wealthy broker who, during her childhood, served as mayor and president of the Select Council.
Although the family name stemmed from a seventeenth-century Huguenot named Cossarts, there was little toed in the family into which Mary was born. Her mother, Katherine Kelso Johnston, and three of her grandparents, were descendants of Scots and Irish who had settled in America."

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Death: After 1877. 74,177,178

Children from this marriage were:

   489 F    i. Lydia S. Cassatt 11 was born in 183711 and died in 1882 in France at age 45. The cause of her death was Bright's Disease.179 Another name for Lydia was Lydia Cassat.11

+ 490 M    ii. Alexander Johnston Cassatt 125 was born on 8 Dec 1839 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania95 and died in 190611 at age 67.

   491 F    iii. Mary Stevenson Cassat 180 was born on 22 May 1844 in Allegheny City (Later Pittsburgh), Allegheny Co., PA132,181,182 and died on 14 Jun 1926 in Chβteau DE Beaufresne, Near Paris, France74,180,181,183 at age 82. Other names for Mary were Mary Cassatt, Mary Stevenson Cassatt 74. and180

General Notes:

[Information provided by Daniel E. Schillinger]

"Cassatt, Mary {kuh-sat'}

Mary Cassatt, b. Allegheny City, Pa., May 22, 1847, d. June 14, 1926, was the first American artist to associate with the impressionists and the only American ever to exhibit with them (1877, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1886). She promoted the impressionists in the United States and is responsible for the appearance of many impressionist paintings in U.S. collections (see IMPRESSIONISM). Cassatt trained (1861-65) at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In 1872 she studied graphic techniques at the Academy of Parma in Italy. She settled in Paris and submitted works to the 1872 and 1873 Salons. Her submission to the 1874 Salon, Portrait of Mme. Cortier (Maxwell Galleries, San Francisco), attracted the attention of Edgar DEGAS, who remarked, 'There is someone who feels as I do.' In 1875 she studied briefly with the academic painter Charles Chaplin; two years later she met and began a close association with Degas, who invited her to join the impressionist group.

When Cassatt exhibited A Woman in Black at the Opera (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) in the impressionist show of 1880, the influence of Degas and of their mutual study of Japanese prints was clearly evident: the subject of a woman seated in a balcony, peering through opera glasses; the asymmetry of composition, reinforced by vertical and diagonal bands in the background; the development of distant figures with loose, sketchy brushstrokes--all are quotations from Degas's many theater scenes.

Cassatt's sublimation of a personal style was nevertheless brief. Although she continued to paint many subjects for which Degas is famous, her mature impressionist paintings, typified by Morning Toilette (1886; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), have an unmistakably American quality in their solidity and clarity of contours and details. Other familiar paintings are The Blue Room (1878; Mellon Collection, Upperville, Va.), remarkable for its form and color, and The Boating Party (1893; National Gallery, Washington, D.C.), noted for its radical composition.

Cassatt was primarily a figure painter; from the late 1880s on, she increasingly devoted herself to the theme of mother and child in oil, pastel, etchings, and engravings. She was commissioned to paint a mural for the Woman's Building of Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. In 1912, Cassatt underwent surgery for the removal of cataracts in both eyes, which severely diminished her artistic activities; they ceased altogether within five years.

Eleanor Tufts

Bibliography:
Breeskin, Adelyn D., Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Graphic Work (1980);
Getlein, Frank, Mary Cassatt: Paintings and Prints (1980);
Hale, Nancy, Mary Cassatt (1975; repr. 1987);
Mathews, Nancy, Mary Cassatt: A Life (1994);
Sweet, Frederick A., Miss Mary Cassatt, Impressionist from Pennsylvania (1966)."

- Grolier's 1995 Multimedia Encyclopedia

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[Source: The Washington Times, "Arts" Section, 24 July 1999]

TITLE: Mary Cassatt's Feminist Vision
BY: Joanna Shaw-Eagle

Relations between mothers, children celebrated at National Gallery of Art

The label "feminist painter" has destroyed many female artists. At best, it is misleading, especially when applied to the 19th-century American expatriate Mary Cassatt.

There is no reason to hype the work of Cassatt (1844-1926) in this way. Her paintings of women and children, family and friends stand on their own as deeply felt interpretations of human beings. This is amply obvious in her retrospective, the first in almost 30 years, at the National Gallery of Art.

The show's organizers even titled it "Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman" at the exhibit's previous stops in Chicago and Boston.

True, she is known best for her paintings of women and chubby children, such as the famous "The Child's Bath," loaned by the Art Institute of Chicago. Yet feminism in the 1880s for Cassatt, who lived mostly in France, was different from the strident American feminism of the 1960s and 1970s. Instead of denigrating motherhood, earlier feminists saw maternity as the crux of their power. The French, especially at that time, viewed healthy children and close-knit families as important -- and the source of their strength as a nation.

When Cassatt painted women nursing, dressing, feeding and cuddling their babies, as seen in the 55 paintings and color prints in this show, she was affirming their maternity and, simultaneously, their prestige through it.

Of course, this was not the only reason Cassatt concentrated on this subject. She never married or had children, but she loved painting her nieces and nephews and the offspring of her friends. Besides, she found it was work that sold. Even with income from her well-to-do family, she liked making money.

The curators effectively gathered 10 of these mother and-child paintings in one of the show's upstairs galleries. One notices first the sensuality of the babies, the softness of the bodies, the glowing skin -- they are either nude or half-dressed -- and their emotional and physical closeness to their mothers.

Cassatt always focuses on the child. Consider "Mother and Child," loaned to the exhibit by the Wichita Art Museum. The youngster, dressed in white and glancing sideways at the viewer, draws the eye first. The mother looks down, eyes averted from the bystander, and tightly holds the child on her lap. Cassatt's rendering of children is often androgynous, as they were dressed alike until they reached the age of 5.

In "Mother Holding a Child in Her Arms," from Bilbao, Spain, the artist shows a seated woman from the back. The baby leans sleepily over the arm of the chair and the mother's shoulder and arm, just after a bath. The child gently engages our attention and is the obvious focus.

"Breakfast in Bed" is another affectionate Cassatt view of motherhood, in which the woman holds her child while lying in bed. Perhaps the most sensual of these paintings, this rendering shows the mother looking intently at the baby rather than out at the viewer.

Though Cassatt is best known for her images of motherhood, she also painted members of her family -- her mother and father, sisters and brothers and their children and her friends in fin-de-siecle Paris. She did only a few self-portraits.

She came from a wealthy, cultured Philadelphia family that believed in travel as a means of educating children. Cassatt saw museums in the major European cities early on, and they kindled her interest in art.

She studied first at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, then traveled to Paris to copy works in the Louvre and study privately with academic artists such as Jean-Leon Gerome. She became accomplished enough in the realist mode to have a painting accepted in the annual salon exhibition of 1868.

Cassatt had to return home in 1870 because of the Franco-Prussian War. She traveled back quickly, however, with a commission from the bishop of Pittsburgh to make copies of the Antonio Correggio paintings in the cathedral at Parma. She absorbed Italian Renaissance painting, and the Madonna and Child paintings she saw inspired her later motherhood canvases.

The artist settled in Paris in 1874, rightly considering it the center of modern art. At first, Cassatt continued to exhibit in Paris salons, but she became disenchanted with their art styles and politics. In 1875, she saw a colorful pastel by the impressionist Edgar Degas, and it would change her art forever.

Bored with academic painting, she wholeheartedly embraced the impressionists' experiments with light and color and their painting of the everyday. Degas would become her friend and mentor. She was the only American, and one of only three women, invited to exhibit with them.

But it was well before the recognition of women as equals. She had to fight for opportunities not only as a woman, but as an unmarried woman.

Degas once gave her the backhanded compliment, "No woman has a right to draw like that." He also painted an unflattering portrait of her, "Mary Cassatt Seated, Holding Cards," displayed at the exhibit's entrance. Degas showed her as a determined woman, but did he have to make her so unattractive?

After Cassatt moved to Paris, her family followed quickly. First, her elder sister Lydia, the subject of many of her paintings, came to live with her. Her parents followed in 1877. Her brother Alexander and his family visited every summer. Her younger brother, Gardner, and his wife came often.

Her family is the heart of her art. The many paintings of Lydia in the exhibit -- Lydia driving horses, sitting in parks and gardens, crocheting and embroidering or taking tea -- attest to the bond between the sisters.

Lydia, however, died in 1882 of Bright's disease, a kidney illness, and Mary Cassatt expressed regret at not having married. In the exhibit's excellent catalog, her sister-in-law, Lois Cassatt, is quoted describing her as "very lonesome. She feels now that perhaps she would have been better off to have married when she thinks of being left alone in the world."

The artist's painting of her mother intently reading a newspaper, titled "Portrait of a Lady," and the double portrait of her brother Alexander with his son Robert Kelso Cassatt are among her most remarkable works. Robert sits on the arm of his father's chair, his hand around Alexander's neck, his face against his father's. The portrait is an unforgettable rendering of the closeness between a father and son.

There is much more in this exhibition, including an extraordinary, Japanese-like aquatint and drypoint print series and studies for the enormous "Modern Woman" mural Cassatt painted for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

Cassatt's feminism comes full circle with the mural and the women she painted in the 1890s. Although the mural was lost, she returned to Italian Renaissance painters such as Sandro Botticelli and Giotto for inspiration.

These young females in outdoor settings, robust and solid as Italian Madonnas, symbolize women as the reproductive force of nature and as carriers of civilization from generation to generation. Women climb ladders to pick apples from trees. symbolically handing down the fruits of knowledge.

Cassatt lived to experience World War I and to see women vote in France. Concerned with the power of women throughout her life, she believed the ballot box would be their path to future strength and respect.

Her images of women holding the keys to procreation are her greatest contribution, however. Whether they care tenderly for their children or pass on wisdom, they are essential to mankind's survival. And herein lies their unique power, as Cassatt so effectively illustrates in her work and in this show.

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[Source: Biography and Genealogy Master Index (BGMI), http://www.ancestry.com]

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Cassat, Mary 1845-1926
The Continuum Dictionary of Women's Biography. Second edition. Edited by Jennifer S. Uglow. New York: Continuum Publishing, 1989. First edition published as "The International Dictionary of Women's Biography." (ContDcW 89)
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Cassat, Mary 1885-1926
The International Dictionary of Women's Biography. Compiled and edited by Jennifer S. Uglow. New York: Continuum Publishing Co., 1982. Later edition published as "The Continuum Dictionary of Women's Biography." (IntDcWB)

+ 492 M    iv. J. Gardner Cassatt 184 was born after 22 May 1844177 and died on 5 Apr 1911 in Paris, France.184

294. Sarah Cassat 98,103 was born about 1807136 and died on 2 Jan 1901 near Hunterstown (At Her Home), , Pennsylvania136 about age 94. Another name for Sarah was Sarah Cassatt.136

General Notes:

[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 21 September 1962, "Great Conewago Presbyterians to Note 175th Anniversary Sunday Afternoon"]

On January 1, 1823, the Rev. Dr. McConaughy organized the "Ladies' Home and Foreign Missionary Society." second oldest in the Presbytery of Carlisle, with Christian Cassatt as president, Maria Dickson as treasurer, and Sarah Cassat (later Mrs. Neely) as secretary.

Sarah married Col. James L. Neely,98,103 son of \ Neely and Unknown, on 18 Nov 1829 in Adams, Pennsylvania.98 James was born of Tyrone and died before 2 Jan 1901.136

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Adams County, PA Newspaper Extracts – Marriages, 1804-34]

These are the marriage notices posted in Adams County, PA newspapers from 1802 through 1834.

Research by: Kathy Cardoza, all rights reserved. © 2000 by Kathy Cardoza. You may freely use this information, but can not package it for re-selling or for commercial use or profit.

MARRIAGES
The Republican Compiler published in Gettysburg, PA. Printed by Jacob Lefever, opposite the Post Office, Delivered to subscribers each Wednesday. Price, $2 per year.

Nov 24, 1829 (date of newspaper publication)

Thursday last by Rev. M'Conaughy, Col. James L. Neely of Tyrone, to Sarah Cassat, d/Jacob Cassat, Straban

Children from this marriage were:

+ 493 F    i. \ Neely 136,185 died before 16 Apr 1913.185

   494 F    ii. Josephine Neely 186 died after 1 Sep 1917.186

+ 495 M    iii. Jacob Cassat Neely was born on 3 Feb 1838 in Tyrone Township, Adams, Pennsylvania and died on 24 May 1894 at age 56.

+ 496 M    iv. Upton Neely 136 was born about 1844,186 died on 24 Aug 1917 in Fairfield, , Pennsylvania186 about age 73, and was buried on 28 Aug 1917 in Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, , Pennsylvania.186

299. John Brinckerhoff 138 was born on 15 Dec 1811 in Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania89 and died after 6 Sep 1850.100 Another name for John was John Brinkerhoff 100.,138

General Notes:

[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records - Births]

Brinkerhoff, John
Father: Brinkerhoff, George Joris
Mother: Cassat, Ida
Birth Date: 15 December 1811
City: Hunterstown
County: Adams
State: PA

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1813, Pennsylvania. 146

• Lived in: 6 Sep 1850. 100 Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (about two houses away from Peter and Magdalen Cassat Montfort and their son, David Montfort)

• Occupation: 14 Jun 1860, Straban Township, Hunterstown Post Office, Adams County, Pennsylvania. 146 Farmer

John married Sarah Ann Walter,138 daughter of George Walter 187 and Unknown, in Nov 1837.187 Sarah was born about 1819 in Pennsylvania and died after 6 Sep 1850.100 Another name for Sarah was Sarah A..100

Children from this marriage were:

+ 497 M    i. George M. Brinckerhoff 100,138 was born about 1840 in Pennsylvania100 and died after 6 Sep 1850.100

   498 M    ii. David C. Brinkerhoff 100 was born about 1842 in Pennsylvania.146

   499 M    iii. James Brinkerhoff 146 was born about 1844 in Pennsylvania.146 Another name for James was Jame W. Brinkerhoff.100

   500 M    iv. Jacob F. Brinkerhoff 100 was born about 1846 in Pennsylvania.146

   501 M    v. John J. Brinkerhoff 100 was born about 1848 in Pennsylvania.146

   502 M    vi. Henry Brinckerhoff 146 was born about 1854 in Pennsylvania.146

   503 M    vii. Isaiah Or Josiah Brinckerhoff 146 was born about 1857 in Pennsylvania.146

300. Henry J. Brinkerhoff 139 was born on 6 Oct 1813 in Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania,140 died on 2 Feb 1912 in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania141 at age 98, and was buried on 6 Feb 1912.142 Another name for Henry was H.J. Brinkerkoff Sr..142

General Notes:

[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records - Births]

Brinkerhoff, Henry J
Father: Brinkerhoff, George Joris
Mother: Cassat, Ida
Birth Date: 1813
City: Hunterstown
County: Adams
State: PA
Country: USA

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: Bef 13 Mar 1912, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania. 139

Henry married someone.

His children were:

   504 M    i. David Brinkerhoff 142 died after 6 Feb 1912.142

   505 M    ii. John Brinkerhoff 142 died after 6 Feb 1912.142

   506 M    iii. H.J. Brinkerhoff Jr. 142 died after 6 Feb 1912.142

   507 M    iv. George Brinkerhoff 142 died after 6 Feb 1912.142

310. Samuel Cozat was born in 1812 in Pennsylvania and died in Aug 1887 in Darke Co., Ohio at age 75.

Samuel married Deborah Byers WFT Est 1828-1856. Deborah was born WFT Est 1803-1829 in Darke Co., Ohio and died in 1863 in Darke Co., Ohio at age 60.

Children from this marriage were:

   508 M    i. Lebeska Cozat was born WFT Est 1833-1859 and died WFT Est 1839-1939 at age 6.

   509 F    ii. Suzanna Cozat was born on 24 Sep 1840 and died WFT Est 1841-1934 at age 1.

   510 M    iii. Warren Franks Cozat was born in Sep 1842 and died WFT Est 1843-1932 at age 1.

+ 511 F    iv. Amanda Cozat was born on 24 Sep 1844 in Darke Co., Ohio and died on 26 Jan 1874 in Darke Co., Ohio at age 29.

   512 M    v. John Franklin Cozat was born on 10 Nov 1847 and died WFT Est 1848-1937 at age 1.

   513 M    vi. Samuel David Cozat was born on 10 May 1850 and died WFT Est 1851-1940 at age 1.

   514 F    vii. Mary Cozat was born on 31 May 1852 and died WFT Est 1853-1946 at age 1.

   515 M    viii. Hillary Branch Cozat was born in Jun 1856 and died WFT Est 1857-1946 at age 1.

   516 F    ix. Laurinda Cozart was born in May 1860 and died WFT Est 1861-1954 at age 1.

   517 F    x. Martha Frances Cozat was born in Mar 1862 and died WFT Est 1863-1956 at age 1.

311. Francis Cossairt 51,52 was born on 5 Feb 1805 in Warren: Ohio51,52 and died on 1 Nov 1870 in Hickory, Missouri51,52 at age 65.

Francis married Mary Jane Phillips 51,52 about 1830 in ???? 51.,52

The child from this marriage was:

+ 518 M    i. Capt. Jacob Cossairt 51,52 was born on 3 Jan 1834 in Darke, Ohio51,52 and died on 13 Apr 1896 in Leora, MO (Near Bloomfield MO Stoddard)51,52 at age 62.

315. John Garret Brinckerhoff was born on 7 Jul 1822 in , Adams, Pennsylvania and died on 26 Mar 1892 in Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania at age 69.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 6 Sep 1850. 100 Surveyor

• Occupation: 14 Jun 1860, Straban Township, Hunterstown Post Office, Adams County, Pennsylvania. 146 Farmer and surveyor

John married Sarah Catherine Schriver on 30 Jan 1855. Sarah was born on 8 Mar 1830 in , Adams, Pennsylvania and died after 4 Feb 1896.188

Noted events in her life were:

• Death: WFT Est 1867-1925.

Children from this marriage were:

   519 M    i. Garret Watson Brinckerhoff was born on 31 Mar 1856 in Adams Co. PA. and died in 1936 at age 80.

   520 F    ii. Lucretia Jane Brinckerhoff was born on 11 Mar 1858 in Adams, Pennsylvania and died after 4 Feb 1896.188

Lucretia married David A. Conover 188 on 28 Jan 1896 in Adams Co. PA. David was born WFT Est 1843-1876 and died WFT Est 1901-1960 at age 58. Another name for David was David Conover.

Marriage Notes: [Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 4 February 1896]

A very pretty home wedding occurred on the 28th of January, at the home of Mrs. Sarah C. Brinckerhoff, the contracting parties being Mr. David A. Conover, of near Gettysburg, and Miss Lucretia J. Brinckerhoff, of Hunterstown. The room was tastefully decorated with trailing pine and potted plants. The bride was attired in a beautiful gown of brown satin Duchesse. trimmed with brown satin ribbon.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. W.S. VanCleve in the presence of about forty friends and relatives. After congratulations, all repaired to the living-room, where abundant refreshments were served. The bride received numerous, useful and handsome presents.
In the evening the bride and groom left for their home, accompanied by the best wishes of their many friends. A GUEST

   521 F    iii. Margaret Eliza Brinckerhoff was born on 14 Aug 1860 in Adams Co. PA. and died WFT Est 1901-1955 at age 41.

Margaret married James C. Wright on 20 Jul 1897 in Adams Co. PA. James was born WFT Est 1844-1877 and died WFT Est 1902-1961 at age 58.

   522 F    iv. Ida Grace Brinckerhoff was born on 27 Nov 1864 in Adams Co. PA. and died in 1934 at age 70.


320. Sarah Elinor Thompson 11,110 was born on 21 Mar 1827 in Pennsylvania,156 died on 4 Jan 1908 in Her Home On York Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania On A Saturday Morning157 at age 80, and was buried on 7 Jan 1908 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.157 The cause of her death was heart trouble caused by acute asthma.157 Other names for Sarah were Sarah Thompson,11 Sarah Elenor Thompson, and11 Sarah Elinor Thompson.

General Notes:

[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 16 May 1966, "Out of the Past (From the Files of the Star and Sentinel and The Gettysburg Times: One Hundred Years Ago" section]

Mrs. Sarah Monfort was one of "thirteen ladies and thirteen gentlemen ... appointed a home board for the Orphans' Homestead about to be established here ..."

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[Source: Obituary, Gettysburg Compiler, Wednesday, 8 January 1908]

"Mrs. Sarah Montfort, widow of David Montfort died at her home on York St. on last Saturday morning aged 80 years, 9 months, and 7 days. She had been in poor health for some time and the direct cause of her death was heart trouble caused by acute asthma. Her maiden name was Thompson and her husband died about forty years ago. Mrs. Montfort was known to many students of college, her home being their home and to many she was known as 'Mother Montfort' and when the old boys came back they were sure to go to see her. She was a devout member of the Presbyterian Church here. The funeral was held yesterday, services by Rev. D.W. Woods, Jr., interment in the Evergreen Cemetery, three grandsons being among the pall-bearers. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Oliver Melchoir of Springtown, Bucks Co., and Miss Jennie Montfort of this place. One sister survives, Miss Maria Thompson of Gettysburg."

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[Source: Obituary, Star and Sentinel (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), Wednesday morning, 8 January 1908]

Mrs. Sarah (Thompson) Montfort died at her home on York Street, Saturday morning about half past one o'clock, aged 80 years, 9 months and 7 days. The direct cause of death was an affection of the heart caused by acute asthma, though Mrs. Montfoft had been in failing health for some time.
She was the wife of David Montfort who died about forty years ago. Mrs. Montfort was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church of this place.
Mrs. Montfort is survived by two daughters, Miss Jennie Montfort, with whom she lived and Mrs. Mary Melchoir, of Springtown, Bucks county. She is also survived by a number of grandchildren.
Funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. D.W. Woods officiating, interment in Evergreen cemetery.

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[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records - Births]

Thompson, Sarah Elenor
Father: Thompson, William
Mother: Cassat, Mary
Birth Date: 21 March 1827
State: PA
Country: USA

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[Source: Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins, letter to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 September 2005, paraphrased by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

According to a ledger kept by Sarah Thompson Montfort in the possession of Ms. Jenkins, Sarah was paid $25 by Harriet Beecher Stowe's son (Frederick) who was wounded at Gettysburg and recuperated in Sarah Montfort's front parlor. The date of entry was 2-9-1864.

In the same letter, Ms. Jenkins states that Sarah was "a seamstress at home and then took in college boys as boarders (hence, OH yrs. later) -- she was known as 'Mother Montfort'. She was a strict Presbyterian, and was strict with grand children on Sunday -- walk, read 'Pilgrim's Progress' -- that's it."

NOTE: "OH" is a reference to Oliver Hoffman Melchor who later married Sarah's daughter, Mary Elizabeth Montfort.

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The following mentions Sarah Montfort and her daughters Mary Elizabeth and Jennie.

[Source: Civil War Women Blog, Women of the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras 1849-1877, http://www.civilwarwomenblog.com/2008/08/african-americans-of-gettysburg.html]

8.10.2008

African Americans of Gettysburg

Blacks in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Margaret Palm was a colorful character in Gettysburg's African American community during the mid-nineteenth century. She served as a conductor along the local branch of the Underground Railroad, earning the nickname Maggie Bluecoat for the blue circa-1812 military coat she wore while conducting fugitive slaves north. One evening, she was accosted by two strangers who bound her hands and tried to kidnap her into Maryland and slavery. Her screams attracted help and she escaped her assailants.

Alexander Dobbin, a Presbyterian minister, arrived in the Marsh Creek valley and purchased a two-hundred-acre plot of land in the spring of 1774. Two years later, Dobbin established the beginnings of local black community when he returned with two slaves who built the stone building that would serve as Dobbin's home and school. These slaves were the first known African Americans in Cumberland Township.

The Underground Railroad
One of the main stations of the Underground Railroad in Gettysburg was the Dobbin house, owned by Reverend Alexander Dobbin's son Matthew, who was a captain in the Underground Railroad. African American residents were active in the line that ran through McAllister's Mill on the Baltimore Pike.

Due in part to the efforts of the Underground Railroad, the African American population of Gettysburg grew from 108 in 1820 to 186 in 1860. The fact that thirty-one percent of Gettysburg's African Americans in 1860 were natives of Maryland and Virginia serves as evidence of the impact of the Underground Railroad on the town's population.

In 1780, the state of Pennsylvania had passed a law which gradually abolished slavery. James Gettys incorporated the borough of Gettysburg around 1800, and his slave Sydney O'Brien became the borough's first black resident. Gettys later freed O'Brien and provided her with a house in the southwestern part of town.

Life was hard for Gettysburg's African Americans. They most often worked as day laborers, which required working six days a week, often from sunup to sundown, and involved largely tasks requiring heavy labor. While economic advancement proved to be elusive for most blacks, they were successful in establishing two new churches between 1837 and 1841.

By the 1840s, slavery was almost gone, and most blacks in Gettysburg were free. Some African American residents had escaped from Maryland, a slave state, and many who came to Pennsylvania were looking for economic, educational and social advancement.

While Gettysburg's African American community was born into slavery, those slaves' descendants were instrumental in helping Southern slaves escape to freedom. Membership in any of the area's antislavery organizations was denied to Gettysburg's blacks, for fear that they would draw the attention of the proponents of slavery. Reverend Jonathan Blanchard had been attacked by an anti-abolitionist mob in 1837 for fraternizing with blacks.

The Mason-Dixon Line
By 1860, the African American community was becoming well established. There was some slow improvement in economic conditions; they had established two churches, and their children had the opportunity to receive an education. Yet a dark cloud lingered over the community. Gettysburg's location - seven miles north of the Mason-Dixon line - rendered the community constantly in fear of slave kidnappers.

This boundary, surveyed along the borders of Pennsylvania and Maryland, became a symbol of freedom from oppression for blacks enslaved in the southern states. Underground Railroad agents ushered thousands of fugitive slaves across this line and on to freedom.

Fugitive slaves chose to live only seven miles from the Mason-Dixon line because Gettysburg provided economic opportunities for runaway slaves desperate for work. Fifty of the borough's 186 black residents held jobs in 1860. The types of occupations ran the gamut from clergyman to fortune teller, with domestic servant the most common for women. Seventeen of the 103 black women in the borough held jobs.

Only twenty blacks owned real estate in Gettysburg in 1860. Real estate owners were most often males with a family, although six women, all widows, also owned property. Almost two-thirds of black real estate owners were natives of Maryland and Virginia, perhaps offering a commentary on the economic goals of ex-slaves and free people of color who had lived with slavery.

The Prelude
During the march through Maryland and Pennsylvania, some Confederates seized Blacks whenever possible, and sent them into slavery in the South. They ignored the legal standing of their victims; some Blacks who had never been slaves were captured. Whether or not the Confederate government officially condoned this cruel practice remains unclear.

A Gettysburg resident, Reverend Thomas Creigh, wrote in his diary for June 26, 1863, that the Rebels announced that they intend "to search all houses for contrabands and fire arms and that wherever they found either they will set fire to the house." Another citizen wrote: "They took all [Blacks] they could find, even little children."

Hearing about the danger, most of Gettysburg's Black residents had already fled, fearing that if they were caught by the Confederates, they would be sold into slavery. The sight of the black population fleeing made a lasting impression on the town's residents, many of whom later wrote of their experiences.

Rebecca Johnson's departure left Sarah Montfort without a servant to help with the household chores. Sarah's twelve-year-old daughter, Mary Elizabeth Montfort wrote:
Today we saw Aunt Beckie. She is the colored lady who helps mother with the wash. Jennie and I love Aunt Beckie. She and some other colored people were pulling wagons or pushing wheel barrows and carrying big bundles. "Yo ol' Aunt Beckie is goin' up into de hills [she said]. No rebel is gonna catch me and carry me back to be a slave again."
Among those who had left were free Blacks - Abram Bryan, his wife, and two teen-aged sons. Fannie Buehler wrote that her maid had "left early in June, from fear of being captured." Some of the white townspeople provided hiding places for their unfortunate neighbors, but the Confederates still managed to take a number of captives.

It is uncertain where those African Americans who left Gettysburg during the Confederate invasion fled. It is most likely that many went of Harrisburg or Philadelphia, both cities with large African American populations. The Harrisburg Telegraph reported on June 24, "Contrabands are arriving here constantly, and it really is a distressing sight to see women and children huddled in wagons, bringing all their worldly possessions with them."

The Battle of Gettysburg
Fought over the first three days of July 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg was one of the most critical battles of the Civil War having occurred at a time when the fate of the nation hung in the balance - the summer of 1863. Often referred to as the High Water Mark of the Confederacy, it was the culmination of the second and most ambitious invasion of the North by General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia.

The Army of the Potomac, the Union army that had long been the nemesis of Lee, met the Confederate invasion at the crossroads town of Gettysburg and though it was under a new commander, General George Gordon Meade, the northerners fought with a desperation born of defending their home territory. The Union victory resulted in Lee's retreat to Virginia and the eventual end to the hopes of the Confederacy for independence.

The Confederate army retreated from Gettysburg in the early morning of July 5, but life did not return to normal for Gettysburg's civilians. Isaac Carter, who had spent the battle hiding in a woodlot for fear of being captured, recounted:
I visited the battlefield three days after the fight, and it made me sick the bodies were so numerous and so swelled up, and some so shot to pieces - a foot here, an arm there, and a head in another place. They lay so thick in the Valley of Death that you couldn't walk on the ground. Their flesh was black as your hat - yes, black as the blackest colored person.
The Aftermath
Gettysburg's African American population did not escape from having the bodies of soldiers killed in the battle buried on their property. James Warfield returned to find fourteen Confederate bodies buried in his garden. Forty-five Confederates were buried around Basil Biggs' property. Two Confederate bodies were buried in the AME Church Cemetery.

Yet the task of exhuming the bodies for burial in the Gettysburg National Cemetery was an economic opportunity for blacks. Basil Biggs removed more than 3000 for reburial. Resident Leander Warren described the scene:
Biggs had the contract to raise the dead and put them into coffins. He had a two-horse team and hauled six at a time. Every particle of the body was gathered up, and the grave neatly closed over and leveled. The bodies were found in various stages of decomposition. They were generally covered up with a small portion of earth dug up from alongside the body.
African Americans who returned to Gettysburg often found their property or belongings damaged, destroyed, or stolen by either of the two armies. Basil Biggs reported damages totaling $1506.60, including forty-five acres of wheat, eight cows, seven cattle, ten hogs, twenty-six yards of carpet, and five dollars worth of jellies. Abraham Brien claimed to have lost $570 worth of property, but was only awarded fifteen dollars from the government because that was the value of the amount of hay that Brien could prove was consumed by Union horses.

Many of the black residents who fled the town never returned. Those who did return generally did so mainly because they owned real estate there. The opportunities for developing a true African American community in Gettysburg, which had been so vibrant before the war, waned as the borough became simply the first town many blacks encountered on their route north after being freed from slavery.

Gettysburg's black community would unravel under the pressures of losing many of its old members, and the apathy of its new members toward community institutions. Consequently, it became a less attractive place for blacks to settle, and the African American community of Gettysburg and Adams County would decrease by forty percent by the turn of the century.

SOURCES
Gettysburg's African American Community

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[Source: Quizlet, Gettysburg 1863 Flash Cards, http://quizlet.com/14343802/gettysburg-1863-flash-cards/]

Sarah Montfort family (*) SW corner of York and Liberty Streets (south side)

The house site is now a parking area on the west side of the old fire hall building. Sarah King lived at the corner lot and in her reminiscence printed in THE COMPILER (July 4th 1906) she said she lived two doors east of the Montfort's house. Mary Elizabeth Montfort, daughter, Jennie Ann, daughter. Lem Snyder, neighbor tied his cow Bess in the parlor and shared milk with the Montforts during the battle.


Noted events in her life were:

• Comment 1: Possibly named Sarah Elizabeth Thompson

• Alt. Birth: 1828. 152

• Census: 31 Aug 1850. 189 Sarah, age 23, apparently NOT married, was listed as living with her parents and siblings in Freedom Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

• Census: 1860. Sarah E. Monfort lived in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

• Census: 1880. Sarah, Mary, and Jennie lived in Gettysburg next to the Thompsons (J. Cassall, Jane, and Maria C.)

• Religion: 18 Mar 1894, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania. 190 Member of the United Presbyterian Church

• Alt. Death: 24 Jan 1908. 110

Sarah married David Montfort,158 son of Peter Montfort 11,71,113,114,158,159 and Elizabeth Brinkerhoff,71,113,114,158,159,191 on 5 Jun 1850.110 David was born on 26 Jun 1823, died on 2 Apr 1854192,193 at age 30, and was buried on 4 Apr 1854.193 The cause of his death was possibly tuberculosis.194

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Comment 1: Between 31 Aug 1850 and Sep 1850. On their respective 1850 PA Census pages, both David and Sarah were listed as living with their parents (not with each other). This makes the 5 June 1850 marriage date given by Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins probably incorrect.

General Notes:

[Source: Letter from Carol Lembke McKee Jenkins, 24 March 1999]

According to Mary Melchior Lembke (Carol's mother), David Montfort did not like living with his parents so he built one of the first brick houses in Gettysburg to which he probably moved in 1852 with his wife and little girl, Mary Elizabeth Montfort. This house was on York Road near Hunterstown, Pennsylvania.

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[Source: Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 3 April 1854]

DIED.
Yesterday evening, Apr. 2nd. Mr. David Monfort, Jr., son of Peter Monfort, of Straban township, in the 31st year of his age. His friends and acquaintances are invited to attend his funeral, to-morrow (Tuesday) morning, at 10 o'clock.

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[Source: Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins, letter to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 September 2005]

A ledger kept by Sarah Thompson Montfort, in the possession of Ms. Jenkins, has as its first entry, 8 April 1854:

To the church $1.25
Funeral expenses $7.35

These were expenses for the funeral of her husband, David Montfort.

Their daughter, Jane, was born after her father's death (7 July 1854). According to Ms. Jenkins, the "ledger has 1864 calendar pasted inside front cover, watercolor flowers pg. 2, pgs. 3 & 4 more watercolors and a recipe for 'Scarlet'."

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Noted events in his life were:

• Fact 1: McKee: Buried with wife and daughter, Jennie, in Evergreen Cemetary?

• Fact 2: David liked to whittle

• Alt. Birth: 1824. 152

• Census: 1840. 195 David Monfort lived in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

• Census: 6 Sep 1850. 100 David, age 26, was living with his father and stepmother, Magdalina, in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania with no mention of a wife

• Occupation: 6 Sep 1850. 100 Farmer

Children from this marriage were:

+ 523 F    i. Mary Elizabeth Montfort 196 was born on 5 Apr 1851 in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, died on 8 Nov 1931 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania at age 80, and was buried in Durham Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.


   524 F    ii. Jennie T. Montfort 197,198 was born on 7 Jul 1854,199 died on 31 May 1918 in Home Of Oliver And Mary Melchior In Springtown, Pennsylvania "On A Friday"200 at age 63, and was buried about 3 Jun 1918 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.197 The cause of her death was Possibly tuberculosis.201 Other names for Jennie were Jennie T. Monfort, Jane Montfort, and Jennie Ann Montfort.

General Notes:

[Source: Letter, Carol Ann Lembke McKee Jenkins, 24 March 1999]

According to Carol's mother, Mary Annette Melchior Lembke, Jennie was in frail health and died, possibly, of tuberculosis. -------------------------------------------------------------------

[Source: Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index]

County: Adams, Gettysburg Enumeration District: 0011 Visit: 0043 Name: Jennie T Montfort
Relation: Husband
Color: W
Age: 55
Birth Place: Pennsylvania Other Residents: living alone

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 20 September 2005]

"Aunt Jennie" Montfort was a spinster (my mother's term) who lived in Gettysburg with her mother, Sarah Thompson, and her aunt, Maria Thompson (Aunt Lyde) until their deaths in 1908 and 1910 respectively. Her mother never remarried after the death of Jennie's father and her Aunt Maria also never married. So, it was three "old maids" living together for a great many years. Jennie was active in the effort to maintain and preserve Low Dutch Cemetery in Gettysburg and collected a considerable sum of money for that effort. She may have been involved in preservation efforts for the battlefield at Gettysburg (I may have a copy of a letter she wrote on this subject and will post it (if I can find it)). Jennie was also an amateur artist. I have a charcoal-pastel-pencil drawing of calla lilies in a vase and I remember a similar-medium work of hers portraying a kitten in a boot (Puss-in-Boots) which I believe either my brother, Henry, or my sister, Christianne, possesses at the moment. Jennie was involved in the Women's Christian Temperence Union (W.C.T.U.) and a number of church and civic associations (see below for some newspaper references to her).

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[Source: Letter from Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., dated 17 February 2003]

"... I never saw or heard of Jennie ever 'working' -- she helped at home, drew, sketched, active in church, and in community activities -- she [underlined] was one of several to fix up Low Dutch Cemetery, have wall built, etc. -- this is mentioned in her obituary piece!"

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[Source: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)

MONFORT, Jennie Thompson
Birth Date: Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Volume: 119 Page Number: 216
Reference: Family of Joris Dircksen Brinckerhoff. By R. Brinckerhoff [et.al.] New York, 1887. (188p.):176

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, PA), 16 October 1894

"--Mrs. Philip Houck and Miss Jennie T. Montfort, represent the interests of the Adams County Unions in The Woman's Christian Temperance Union Convention now in Session in Philadelphia."

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, PA), 20 April 1910]

"Miss Jennie Montfort will leave this week to spend the summer with Rev. and Mrs. O.H. Melchor at Springtown, Pa."

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 12 October 1910, "24th W.C.T.U. Convention"]

"Miss Jennie Montfort was elected the County Delegate to the State Convention to be held at Scranton, Oct. 14th-18th of this month, and Miss Annie Sheely, of Arendtsville, the alternate."

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, PA), 11 January 1911]

"--Mrs. O.H. Melchoir of Springtown, Pa., is visitng her sister, Miss Jennie Montfort, on York St."

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Saturday, 8 June 1918]

The Harvest of Death AMONG THOSE TAKEN MRS. E. J. WOLF AND MRS. NORBECK. Miss Jennie Montfort, to Whom Belongs Credit of Reclaiming Low Dutch Cemetery


…

Miss Jennie T. Montfort, a resident of Gettysburg for many years, died on last Friday at the home of Rev. and Mrs. O. H. Melchoir at Springtown, Bucks county, aged 64 years. She was born in Straban township and after death of her father the family moved to York street, Gettysburg, where they lived many a years. Miss Jennie was a devout member of the Presbyterian Church and to many good works she devoted her time and care. To her is in large measure due the reclaiming of the Low Dutch Cemetery in Straban township. It had become a wilderness. In the cemetery was buried the grandfather of A. J. Cassatt, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and many other persons of this section. Through her persistent efforts several hundred dollars were collected to reclaim the cemetery and rebuild the wall, and $500 was also collected for an endowment and placed with the Citizens' Trust Co. of this place for the care and upkeep of the cemetery. The body was brought to Gettysburg on Monday, Rev. F. E. Taylor conducting services with interment in the Evergreen Cemetery.

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[Source: Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins, letter to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 September 2005]

"Jennie -- apparently frail (and photos indicate that) most of life. Quite an artist. Got Low Dutch Cemetary fixed and endowed; devoted aunt to ME's (Mary Elizabeth Montfort) children. Active in civic affairs. The motto on her gravestone says it all: "She has done what she can do'. Great!
So, Maria (Maria Catharine Thompson) and Jennie had time to do civic things in town, while Sarah (Sarah Thompson Montfort, Jennie's mother) kept the house -- they all had their place."

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 5 October 2005]

1918 was the year that the Spanish Flu first struck. Apparently, the first signs of the outbreak did not occur until the Fall of 1918 by which time Jennie Montfort was already dead. So, my speculations that she may have died of influenza are probably misplaced.

325. Joseph Glass Monfort 72 was born on 9 Dec 1810 in Warren, Ohio,72 died on 1 Feb 1906 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio72 at age 95, and was buried on 3 Feb 1906 in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.72 Another name for Joseph was J. G. Montfort.72

General Notes:

From the Gettysburg Star & Sentinel, January 29, 1884:

The following letter is from Dr. J. G. Montfort, by whose kindness I was put in possession of the Baptismal Record. Dr. Monfort's relation to the colony has already been stated. His grandmother was Elizabeth Cassat, daughter of Francis Cassat. He has been for thirty years editor of the Herald and Presbyter, published at Cincinnati, Ohio, in which work his two sons, Rev. Francis C. Monfort, who is also pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Cincinnati, and Elias Riggs Monfort, are associated with him. The latter participated in the battle of Gettysburg. He was Captain of Company F, 75th Ohio Volunteers, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Eleventh Corps, (Gen. O. O. Howard command1ng,) which suffered, heavily in the first day's flight north of town. Captain Monfort was severely wounded under the locust trees along the north-eastern base of Cemetery Hill in the second day's fight. He was at first taken to the house of Mr. Lightner on the Baltimore Pike; but three weeks after, having been accidently discovered here by an uncle from the west, who was in the Christian Commission, he was brought into town and for six weeks was kindly nursed at the home of Mrs. Mary Thompson, a cousin of his grandfather.

"Cincinnati, 0., Dec. 9, 1883.

Rev. J. K. DEMAREST.
DEAR BROTHER:--I am to-day seventy-three years old, and feel more than ever before interested in the genealogy of my family and of the church. I have spent much time and have traveled in search of Dutch history in this country, on Long Island, in New Jersey, at "Conowago,"Six Mile," Ky., and at other points in the West. These people above any other, even the Scotch,--(Be careful, good doctor! J. K. D.)--were a solid, stable class, largely farmers, of simple tastes and habits, the light of the world! It is remarkable that in the great defection of New Lightism and Shakerism, in the great religious excitement about the beginning of this century, very few of them left the Presbyterian church. The emigrants from Conowago settled chiefly in Mercer and Henry counties, Kentucky, and in the Miami country, from 1790 to 1810.
The names of some of the families were:
Monfort, Voorhees, Vanhise, Bergen, Covert, Demaree. Van Arsdale, (Van Orsdel ) Conover, Brocaw, Do Mott, Ditmars, Leister, Peterson, Terhune, Van Dyke and Van Este. I doubt whether a better class of Presbyterians can be found.
The ancestors of the Monforts, Peter and John, were among the early settlers in New Amsterdam. Peter's descendants went up the Hudson and John's to New Jersey settling at Millstone, Harlingen and Somerville. My grandfather's grandfather,Peter, of Millstone, had four sons--Peter,
John, Jacob and Abraham. Except Abraham, they settled at Conowago. John, my great-grandfather, had four sons--Peter, John, Francis and Laurence. Laurence came west before 1800. He had three sons, all Presbyterian ministers--Francis, Peter and David. Francis, my father, had four sons, all Presbyterian ministers--Joseph G., Francis P., Isaac W., amd David.
Yours fraternally,
J. G. Monfort."

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 72 Clergyman

• Religion: 72 Presbyterian

• Education: 1834. 72 D.D., LL.D., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Joseph married Hannah Congar Riggs 72 on 18 Oct 1839 in Johnson, Indiana. Hannah was born on 16 Aug 1815 in New Providence, , New Jersey72 and died on 24 May 189772 at age 81.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 8 Oct 1839.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 525 M    i. Elias Riggs Monfort 72 was born on 2 Mar 1842 in Greensberg, Indiana,72 died on 29 Jul 1920 in Oaks Corners, Ontario, Phelps, New York72 at age 78, and was buried on 31 Jul 1920 in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.72

+ 526 M    ii. Francis Cassat Monfort 72 was born on 1 Sep 1844 in Greensberg, Decatur, IN,72 died on 30 Sep 1928 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio at age 84, and was buried on 2 Oct 1928 in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.72

   527 F    iii. Margaret Congar Monfort 72 was born on 6 Oct 1846 in Greensberg, IN72 and died on 16 Aug 192572 at age 78. Another name for Margaret was Maggie Monfort.

Margaret married Henry B. Moorhead.72

General Notes: [Source: Monfort Family 12_99.FTW, Elias Riggs Monfort III]

no issue

   528 F    iv. Sophia Elizabeth Monfort 72 was born on 17 Jan 1849 in Greensberg, IN72 and died on 10 Aug 185172 at age 2.

   529 M    v. Joseph Glass Monfort 72 was born on 3 Feb 1851 in Greensberg, IN.72

326. Elizabeth Cassatt Monfort 72,168 was born on 26 Aug 1812.72

Noted events in her life were:

• Fact 1: Assumption: Elizabeth Cassat Monfort was daughter based on Spining ties

Elizabeth married George Burnett Spining,168 son of Isaac Spinning 122 and Catherine Pierson,.122 George was born between 1774 and 1825. Another name for George was George Spinning.168

General Notes:

[Source: Monfort Family.GED, E. Riggs Monfort III]

children, Sophia, Isaac, George, Harriet


Children from this marriage were:

   530 F    i. Sophia Spining .72

   531 F    ii. Harriet Burnett Spining 72,168 was born in Dayton, Ohio.168

Harriet married Dr. L. V. Winston.168

+ 532 M    iii. Isaac Pierson Spining .72

   533 M    iv. George Spining .72

329. Isaac Watts Monfort 72 was born on 23 Feb 181872 and died after 1863. Another name for Isaac was Isaac W. Montfort.

General Notes:

[Source: Monfort Family 12_99.FTW, Elias Riggs Monfort III]

Isaac was a Lt. Col. in the Union Army at Gettysberg when Elia

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[Source: Roland R. Maust, Grappling with Death: The Union Second Corps Hospital at Gettysburg, Chapter 13]

Charlotte's fellow hitchhiker on the government wagon train, Rev. Isaac W. Montfort, was also busy bringing supplies out to the hospital. The Indiana Military Agent, along with his five staff members, were delighted when the railroad reopened, and supplies were able to flow into town. "I had the pleasure of loading a six mule team several times with provisions for our wounded in the different corps hospitals," wrote Montfort. Governor Oliver O. Morton had chosen his Military Agent well, and Hoosier troops scattered in and around Gettysburg benefitted from his compassion and wholehearted dedication to duty.

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The Confederate death-toll continued to mount. Lee had left behind only the most severely injured men, many with hopeless wounds. Now, even though in the relative care of a corps hospital, these mortally wounded men, in ones and twos, finally succumbed to the effects of their injuries. "Within three hundred yards of the headquarters of the 2d Corps Hospitals, I saw, on Sabbath morning, the 12th inst., twenty-seven bodies of dead confederates, unburied, the food of worms," reported Indiana Military Agent Rev. Isaac W. Montfort to his governor on July 16.
"The living, too, in many cases, were found, whose wounds were alive with the maggot. It was not possible, with the supply of surgeons left, to do all that was needed to be done."

Noted events in his life were:

• Education: 72 D.D.

• Occupation: 72 Clergyman

• Religion: 72 Presbyterian

Isaac married Sarah Mulson.72 Sarah was born in Newport, KY.72

The child from this marriage was:

+ 534 F    i. Sophia Nelson Monfort .72

330. Sophia Christiana Monfort 72 was born on 20 Apr 1820.72

Sophia married John Gilchrist 72 on 23 Aug.72 John was born on 10 Apr 181472 and died on 8 Apr 186372 at age 48.

Children from this marriage were:

   535 M    i. Francis Monfort Gilchrist 72 was born on 11 Jun 1846.72

   536 M    ii. John Wilson Gilchrist 72 was born on 21 Mar 184872 and died on 4 Oct 184972 at age 1.

   537 F    iii. Mary Sophia Gilchrist 72 was born on 18 Jun 185072 and died on 28 Oct 185572 at age 5.

   538 M    iv. Joseph James Gilchrist 72 was born on 11 May 1853.72

   539 M    v. Elizabeth Mckee Gilchrist 72 was born on 20 Aug 1856.72

   540 M    vi. Hugh Watts Gilchrist 72 was born on 7 Dec 1858.72

Hugh married Madge Garrett 72 in Jun 1890.72

   541 F    vii. Christiana Glass Gilchrist 72 was born on 20 Jan 1862.72

331. David Monfort 72 was born on 27 May 1822.72

Noted events in his life were:

• Education: 72 D.D.

• Occupation: 72 Clergyman

• Religion: 72 Presbyterian

David married Janet Cunningham 72 on 10 Aug 1847.72

Children from this marriage were:

   542 M    i. James Cunningham Monfort 72 was born on 11 Aug 184872 and died on 28 Aug 184972 at age 1.

   543 M    ii. Francis Peterson Monfort 72 was born on 2 Jun 1850.72

General Notes: [Source: Monfort Family 12_99.FTW, Elias Riggs Monfort III]

3 children, Anne, Bissir, Grom or Gronr

Francis married Annette Stevens.72

   544 F    iii. Elizabeth Rosebrough Monfort 72 was born on 20 Aug 1852.72

Elizabeth married Millian Stevens.72

General Notes: [Source: Monfort Family 12_99.FTW, Elias Riggs Monfort III]

one child, Louis

   545 M    iv. Joseph Riggs Monfort 72 was born on 20 May 1855.72

General Notes: [Source: Monfort Family 12_99.FTW, Elias Riggs Monfort III]

children, Jeanette, David, Lawrence

Joseph married Anna Cook.72

   546 M    v. David Glass Monfort 72 was born on 20 Sep 1857.72

General Notes: [Source: Monfort Family 12_99.FTW, Elias Riggs Monfort III]

one child, Stanley, died in infancy, David?

David married Abbie Potter.72

   547 F    vi. Elnis Marsden Monfort 72 was born on 22 Dec 1860.72

   548 M    vii. Forsyth Wilson Monfort 72 was born on 24 Jun 1863.72

332. Lawrence M. Monfort .122

Lawrence married Margaret A. Ellis.122

The child from this marriage was:

+ 549 F    i. Martha Elizabeth Monfort .122

333. Elizabeth Cassat Monfort 117 was born in 1818117 and died in 1906117 at age 88.

Elizabeth married John Calvin King 117 in 1837.117 John was born in 1817117 and died in 1899117 at age 82.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 550 M    i. David Hutton King 117 was born in 1845.117

334. Henry Cozad .73

Henry married Margaret Clark.73

Children from this marriage were:

+ 551 M    i. Abraham Cozad .73

+ 552 M    ii. John Jackson Cozad 73 was born on 9 Nov 1830 in Ohio and died in Dec 1902 in New York, , New York at age 72.

341. Benjamin Cozad II 3,12 was born in 17733,12 and died on 26 Jul 17943,12 at age 21. The cause of his death was Killed by Indians. Another name for Benjamin was Jacob Cozad.

General Notes:

[Source: H6741.GED]

Benjamin II who survived his father in Fairfield, Ohio. His father returned to Hacker's Creek in 1818.

Benjamin II was a hard Shell Baptist and preached at Buckhannon. He was called a "Sweet and Herb" doctor. He owned slaves but freed them before his death willing to each of them $100.00.

Benjamin married Sarah Taylor 3.,12

Children from this marriage were:

   553 M    i. Woodward Cozad .3.,12

   554 M    ii. Samuel Cozad .3.,12

   555 M    iii. David Cozad .3.,12

   556 F    iv. Mercy Cozad .3.,12

   557 M    v. Jacob Cozad .3.,12

   558 M    vi. Jackson Cozad .3.,12

Benjamin next married Ruby Beeman 3.,12

Children from this marriage were:

   559 M    i. Elijah Cozad .3.,12

   560 M    ii. Frank Cozad .3.,12

+ 561 F    iii. Cleranda Cozad 3.,12

+ 562 F    iv. Elizabeth Cozad 3.,12

Benjamin next married Skidmore 3.,12

349. Rev., Dr. Anthony Wayne Casad 3,13,172 was born on 2 May 1791 in Wantage, Sussex, New Jersey,20 died on 16 Dec 1857 in Summerfield, St. Clair, Illinois20 at age 66, and was buried in Buried On Old Casad-Brown Farm Between Summerfield And Lebanon, Illinois.173

Noted events in his life were:

• Fact 1: 172 Anthony Casad was a physician and formerly a preacher

• Military: 172 War of 1812

• Alt. Birth: 2 May 1791. 20

• Alt. Death: 16 Dec 1857. 20

Anthony married Anna Stites 3,13,20 on 6 Feb 1811 in Fairfield, Hamilton Co., Ohio 3.,13 Anna was born on 10 Dec 1796,3,13,173 died on 16 Jul 1838173 at age 41, and was buried in Buried On Old Casad-Brown Farm Between Summerfield And Lebanon, Illinois.173

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Death: 16 Jul 1868. 173

The child from this marriage was:

   563 M    i. Thomas Casad 3,13 was born in 18153,13 and died on 7 Oct 18853,13 at age 70.

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350. Joseph Grant 3 was born about 1827 in Washington Twp., Sandusky Co., OH.3

Joseph married Sarah Hufford 3 in Sandusky Co., OH.3 Sarah was born about 1831 in Pennsylvania.3

Children from this marriage were:

   564 F    i. Ann Grant 3 was born about 1852 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

   565 F    ii. Catherine Grant 3 was born about 1855 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

   566 F    iii. Christena Grant 3 was born about 1858 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

   567 F    iv. Sarah Grant 3 was born about 1860 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

   568 F    v. Rebecca Grant 3 was born about 1864 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

   569 F    vi. Francis Grant 3 was born about 1866 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

   570 M    vii. John Grant 3 was born about 1868 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

351. Narcissus Grant 3 was born in 1827 in Washington Twp., Sandusky Co., OH.3

Narcissus married D.A.C. Sherrard 3 on 24 Feb 1848.3 D.A.C. was born about 1818 in Ohio.3

Children from this marriage were:

   571 F    i. Harriet B. Sherrard 3 was born about 18483 and died on 16 Sep 18733 about age 25.

+ 572 M    ii. Robert W. Sherrard 3 was born on 21 Dec 1849.3

   573 M    iii. John F. Sherrard 3 was born about 1851.3

   574 F    iv. Emma V. Sherrard 3 was born about 1854.3

   575 F    v. Mary J. Sherrard 3 was born about 1855.3

   576 F    vi. Rose T. Sherrard 3 was born about 1861.3

353. David Grant 3 was born about 1832 in Washington Twp., Sandusky Co., OH3 and died after 1905.3

David married Charlotte Waggoner 3 on 13 Oct 1853.3 Charlotte was born on 22 Aug 1833 in Ohio3 and died on 12 Apr 1881 in Sandusky Co., OH3 at age 47.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 577 F    i. Margaret Grant 3 was born on 15 Jun 1855 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

+ 578 F    ii. Harriet Grant 3 was born on 17 Mar 1857 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

   579 M    iii. George Grant 3 was born about 1861.3

David next married Sarah Rebecca Grant 3 on 18 May 1887.3

354. George W. Grant 3 was born on 21 Sep 1832 in Washington Twp., Sandusky Co., OH3 and died about 1902 in Fremont, OH3 about age 70.

George married Mahala Moses.3 Mahala was born about 1841 in Ohio.3

Children from this marriage were:

   580 M    i. Sivanus W. Grant 3 was born about 1861.3

   581 F    ii. Minnie Grant 3 was born about 18643 and died about 18963 about age 32.

   582 M    iii. Franklin M. Grant 3 was born about 1865.3

+ 583 M    iv. Jacob Grant 3 was born about 1866 in Washington Twp., Sandusky Co., OH.3

   584 F    v. Estella Grant 3 was born about 1868.3

   585 M    vi. Myrtia Grant 3 was born about 1873.3

   586 F    vii. Maud Grant 3 was born about 1875.3

   587 M    viii. Elgie Grant 3 was born about 1877.3

367. David McCracken 3 was born about 18183 and died about 19143 about age 96.

David married Sarah Jane McLaughlin.3

The child from this marriage was:

+ 588 F    i. Sarah Jane McCracken 3 was born about 18553 and died about 19273 about age 72.

368. Sarah Jane McCracken 3 was born in 1824 in Pennsylvania3 and died in 1858 in Nottingham Twp., Washington Co., PA3 at age 34.

Sarah married Benjamin Ammi Grant,3 son of David Grant 3 and Susan Mead,.3 Benjamin was born in 1807 in Washington Co., PA3 and died in 18803 at age 73.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 248)

372. Mary Ann Huggins 3 was born on 4 Mar 1822.3

Mary married William Rideout.3 William was born on 10 Feb 1819 in Ohio.3

Children from this marriage were:

   589 M    i. Lafayette Rideout 3 was born in 18433 and died on 13 Jul 1864 in Fort Ethan Allen, VA3 at age 21.

   590 M    ii. Frank Rideout 3 was born in 1844.3

   591 M    iii. Arthur Rideout 3 was born in 1851.3

+ 592 F    iv. Sarah Josephine Rideout 3 was born in 1854.3

378. Cyrus Jackman 3 was born on 19 Jan 1832 in Sandusky Co., OH3 and died on 19 Nov 18733 at age 41.

Cyrus married someone.

His children were:

   593 M    i. William Jackman 3 was born in 1860.3

   594 M    ii. Herman Jackman 3 was born in 1862.3

   595 M    iii. Alfred Jackman 3 was born in 1864.3

   596 M    iv. Austin Jackman 3 was born in 1866.3

   597 F    v. Cora Jackman 3 was born in 1868.3

   598 M    vi. Samuel Jackman 3 was born in 18703 and died on 2 Jul 1900 in Phillipines3 at age 30.

Cyrus married Catherine Grubbs 3 on 8 Mar 1859.3 Catherine was born in Ohio.3

381. Christena Jackman 3 was born on 11 Mar 1840 in Stark Co., OH.3

Christena married William Henry Lease.3 William was born on 6 Nov 1836 in Seneca County, Ohio3 and died on 25 Feb 1914 in Freemont, OH3 at age 77.

Children from this marriage were:

   599 M    i. Grant Street Lease 3 was born on 20 Mar 1865.3

Grant married Hattie May Lockard.3 Hattie was born on 12 Mar 18753 and died on 10 Dec 1912 in Freemont, OH3 at age 37.

   600 F    ii. Florence K. Lease 3 was born on 7 Feb 1869 in Sandusky Co., OH3 and died on 28 Jul 1925 in Sandusky Co., OH3 at age 56.

Florence married Jerome J. Bauman 3 on 19 Sep 1888.3 Jerome was born on 6 Feb 18683 and died on 30 Sep 19233 at age 55.

382. James Orr 3 was born in 1829 in Pennsylvania.3

James married Margaret J..3 Margaret was born in 1836 in Ohio.3

The child from this marriage was:

   601 F    i. Margaret C. Orr 3 was born in 1859 in Ohio.3

383. William R. Orr 3 was born in 1830 in Pennsylvania.3

William married Martha J..3 Martha was born in 1837 in West Virginia.3

Children from this marriage were:

   602 M    i. Leroy Orr 3 was born in 1862 in Ohio.3

   603 F    ii. Alberta Orr 3 was born in 1864 in Ohio.3

   604 M    iii. Sherman Orr 3 was born in 1865 in Ohio.3

   605 F    iv. Kate Orr 3 was born in 1867 in Ohio.3

   606 M    v. Sheridan Orr 3 was born in 1870.3

400. Christena Grant 3 was born about 1832 in Sugar Creek Twp., Stark Co., OH.3

Christena married Reuben Pfouts 3 on 6 Apr 1854 in Stark Co., OH.3 Reuben was born about 1826 in Ohio.3

Children from this marriage were:

   607 M    i. George Pfouts 3 was born about 1861.3

   608 F    ii. Cora Pfouts 3 was born about 1863.3

   609 F    iii. Cila Pfouts 3 was born about 1868.3

   610 F    iv. Ann Pfouts 3 was born about 1871.3

401. Benjamin Grant 3 was born about 1833 in Sugar Creek Twp., Stark Co., OH.3

Benjamin married Caroline Henning 3 on 17 Jun 1858.3 Caroline was born about 1838.3

Children from this marriage were:

   611 M    i. John Grant 3 was born on 5 Nov 1859 in Ohio.3

   612 F    ii. Laura Grant 3 was born on 16 Nov 1860.3

   613 F    iii. Lucretia Grant 3 was born on 19 Jan 1862.3

   614 F    iv. Elvira Grant 3 was born in 18633 and died in 18643 at age 1.

   615 M    v. McClelland Grant 3 was born on 23 Jan 1864.3

+ 616 M    vi. Columbus Grant 3 was born on 27 Jan 1868.3

   617 F    vii. Clarelma Grant 3 was born in 18703 and died in 18723 at age 2.

   618 M    viii. George H. Grant 3 was born on 10 Dec 18713 and died on 9 May 19073 at age 35.

   619 M    ix. Linsie Grant 3 was born in 1873.3

   620 M    x. Harry Elton Grant 3 was born on 29 Aug 1875.3

   621 F    xi. Ethel Grant 3 was born on 29 Aug 1875.3

   622 F    xii. Rada Grant 3 was born on 28 Dec 1881.3

   623 F    xiii. Christena Grant 3 was born on 15 Oct 1883.3

403. Balis Grant 3 was born on 10 Oct 1838 in Sugar Creek Twp., Stark Co., OH3 and died on 9 Jun 1922 in Wilmot, OH3 at age 83.

Balis married Sybilla Weimer 3 on 5 Jan 1860.3 Sybilla was born on 10 Jan 1839 in Stark Co., OH3 and died on 18 Aug 1906 in Stark Co., OH3 at age 67.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 624 F    i. Cora Grant 3 was born on 14 Oct 1860 in Sugar Creek Twp., Stark Co., OH3 and died on 19 Oct 19203 at age 60.

+ 625 M    ii. Will Orr Grant 3 was born on 2 May 1862 in Sugar Creek Twp., Stark Co., OH3 and died on 28 Feb 1928 in Wilmot OH3 at age 65.

+ 626 F    iii. Myrtle Grant 3 was born on 17 Jul 18643 and died before 1961.3

   627 F    iv. Ivy E. Grant 3 was born on 22 Jun 1867.3

   628 M    v. Harvey Grant 3 was born on 19 Jan 18693 and died on 16 Feb 1869.3

   629 F    vi. Mary L. Grant 3 was born on 6 Jul 1870 in Wilmot, OH3 and died on 27 Dec 1957 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California3 at age 87.

Mary married James Marion Fisher 3 on 16 Sep 1896.3 James was born on 18 Sep 1864 in Mt. Eaton, OH3 and died in Mar 19513 at age 86.

   630 F    vii. Lida Grant 3 was born on 13 Jul 18723 and died in Oct 19613 at age 89.

   631 F    viii. Dessa Seaman Grant 3 was born on 13 Aug 1874 in Sugar Creek Twp., Stark Co., OH3 and died on 20 Jul 19573 at age 82.

Dessa married Jacob Edward Wentling 3 on 26 Nov 1896.3 Jacob was born on 13 Aug 1874 in Greencastle, PA3 and died on 25 Feb 19193 at age 44.

+ 632 M    ix. Albert Cullen Weimer Grant 3 was born on 28 Nov 1877 in Wilmot, OH3 and died on 31 Jan 1931 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan3 at age 53.

404. Miriam J. Grant 3 was born on 15 Sep 1842 in Wilmot, OH3 and died on 26 Apr 1929 in Martinsville, IL3 at age 86.

Miriam married John H. Gallatin 3 on 24 Mar 1859 in Canton, Stark, Ohio.3 John was born on 9 Aug 1834 in Cumberland, PA3 and died on 2 May 1908 in Ensign, KS3 at age 73.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 633 F    i. Clara E. Gallatin 3 was born on 19 Sep 1860 in Elkhart, IN3 and died on 31 Jul 1940 in Edna, KS3 at age 79.

+ 634 M    ii. Henry Howard Gallatin 3 was born on 18 May 1862 in Elkhart Co., IN3 and died on 29 May 19573 at age 95.

+ 635 F    iii. Jennie Gallatin 3 was born on 14 Sep 1865 in Elkhart Co., IN.3

   636 F    iv. Alma Gallatin 3 was born on 19 Dec 1867 in Elkhart Co., IN3 and died on 31 May 19473 at age 79.

   637 M    v. Grant Gallatin 3 was born in 1870 in Elkhart Co., IN3 and died in 1871 in Elkhart Co., IN3 at age 1.

   638 M    vi. John Freeman Gallatin 3 was born on 11 Aug 1872 in Elkhart Co., IN3 and died on 8 Apr 1949 in Casey, IL3 at age 76.

John married Fannie Miller.3 Fannie died on 24 Jul 1961.3

   639 M    vii. Willie Gallatin 3 was born in 1875 in Clark Co., IL3 and died in 1875.3

   640 M    viii. Watler Gallatin 3 was born on 26 Aug 1883 in Clark Co., IL3 and died on 26 Apr 18993 at age 15.

   641 M    ix. James Herschell Gallatin 3 was born on 11 Jun 1886 in Clark Co., IL3 and died on 6 Apr 19583 at age 71.

405. Hester Ann Grant 3 was born about 1846 in Ohio.3

Hester married Lewis Marshall.3 Lewis was born about 1842 in Ohio.3

Children from this marriage were:

   642 M    i. Freemont Marshall 3 was born about 1867 in Coshocton, Coshocton, Ohio.3

   643 M    ii. Dayton Marshall 3 was born about 1868 in Beach City, OH.3

   644 M    iii. Verner Marshall 3 was born about 1869 in Canal Fulton, OH.3

   645 F    iv. Jennie F. Marshall 3 was born about 1870 in Beam, OH.3

+ 646 M    v. Rowland Carr Marshall 3 was born on 15 Apr 18753 and died on 28 Oct 1956 in Stark Co., OH3 at age 81.

407. Jeremiah Grant 3 was born about 1847 in Sugar Creek Twp., Stark Co., OH3 and died about 18763 about age 29.

Jeremiah married Charlotte M. Bartlett.3 Charlotte was born on 23 Jun 1853 in Clark Co., IL3 and died in Nov 1876 in Clark Co., IL3 at age 23.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 647 M    i. Edward Grant 3 was born on 31 Jul 1874 in Clark Co., IL3 and died on 9 Oct 19283 at age 54.

   648 F    ii. Nellie Grant 3 was born about 1876.3

409. Herman Carr 3 was born in 1834 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

Herman married Mahala.3 Mahala was born in 1839.3

Children from this marriage were:

   649 F    i. Carrie Carr 3 was born in 1861 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

   650 F    ii. Emma Carr 3 was born in 1866 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

   651 M    iii. George Carr 3 was born in 1869 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

   652 F    iv. Mary Carr 3 was born in 1872 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

410. Leonard Carr 3 was born in 1836 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

Leonard married Mary E..3 Mary was born in 1841.3

Children from this marriage were:

   653 F    i. Laura A. Carr 3 was born in 1861 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

   654 F    ii. Frances Carr 3 was born in 1862 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

   655 M    iii. Herman Carr 3 was born in 1864 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

   656 M    iv. James Carr 3 was born in 1866 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

411. Rebecca Carr 3 was born on 14 Jan 1840 in Sandusky Co., OH3 and died on 4 Sep 18933 at age 53.

Rebecca married Jefferson Lease 3 on 12 Aug 1864.3 Jefferson was born on 31 Oct 1843 in Sandusky Co., OH3 and died on 23 Aug 19123 at age 68.

The child from this marriage was:

   657 F    i. Bernice Lease 3 was born on 10 Apr 1877 in Freemont, OH.3

Bernice married Vincent Ducomb Butman 3 on 9 Apr 1896.3 Vincent was born in 1868 in Freemont, OH.3

421. Isaac N. Fisher 3 was born on 9 Mar 18423 and died on 8 Nov 19263 at age 84.

Isaac married Mary Jane Schwartz.3 Mary was born on 22 Dec 18563 and died on 19 Nov 19273 at age 70.

Children from this marriage were:

   658 M    i. Harry N. Fisher 3 was born on 13 Nov 18763 and died on 1 Jul 19553 at age 78.

   659 F    ii. Nora Fisher 3 was born on 24 Sep 1878.3

   660 F    iii. Bertha M. Fisher 3 was born on 13 Sep 1880.3

   661 M    iv. Herman Fisher 3 was born on 27 Sep 18823 and died in 1882.3

   662 F    v. Sarah Fisher 3 was born on 27 Jul 1885.3

   663 F    vi. Millie D. Fisher 3 was born on 6 Sep 1887.3

   664 F    vii. Mary K. Fisher 3 was born on 17 Nov 18893 and died on 14 Jun 19613 at age 71.

   665 M    viii. Lloyd B. Fisher 3 was born on 25 Mar 18923 and died on 1 Jan 19593 at age 66.

426. Hadassah Grant 3 was born on 17 Apr 1841 in Stark Co., OH3 and died on 20 May 1911 in Tulsa, I.T.3 at age 70.

Hadassah married John Dillon Seaman 3 on 16 Jun 1859 in Goshen, IN.3 John was born on 15 Feb 1839 in Benton, IN3 and died on 24 Oct 1907 in Tulsa, I.T.3 at age 68.

Children from this marriage were:

   666 M    i. Frank Guy Seaman 3 was born in Indianapolis, IN3 and died on 29 Aug 1943 in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.3

   667 F    ii. Adah Seaman 3 was born on 30 May 1861 in Goshen, IN3 and died in 1936 in Kearney, NE3 at age 75.

Adah married Cornelius Van Dyck Basten 3 on 24 Nov 1885 in Kearney, NE.3 Cornelius was born on 29 Mar 1869 in Kingston, , New York3 and died in 19363 at age 67.

428. Helen Mar Grant 3 was born on 2 Nov 1845 in Stark Co., OH3 and died on 11 Feb 1919 in Davenport, IA3 at age 73.

Helen married Lawrence Casey Skelley 3 on 16 Apr 1868 in Goshen, IN.3 Lawrence was born on 15 Jul 1840 in Goshen, IN3 and died on 24 Dec 1938 in Davenport, IA3 at age 98.

Children from this marriage were:

   668 M    i. Walter Leroy Skelley 3 was born on 22 Jul 1869 in Goshen, IN3 and died on 9 Jan 1949 in San Diego, , California3 at age 79.

   669 M    ii. William Frederick Skelley 3 was born on 15 Dec 1870 in Goshen, IN3 and died on 25 Sep 1949 in San Diego, , California3 at age 78.

William married Anna Marie Gilroy 3 in Jan 1898 in Lost Nation, IA.3 Anna was born in Jan 1870 in Lost Nation, IA3 and died on 2 Nov 1919 in Kansas3 at age 49.

   670 M    iii. Lewis Edwin Skelley 3 was born on 11 Nov 1873 in Odessa, NB3 and died on 4 Dec 1929 in Kansas City, Missouri3 at age 56.

Lewis married Julia Leonarda Shannon 3 on 29 Oct 1902.3 Julia was born on 17 Sep 1876 in Villanova, IA3 and died on 13 Apr 1931 in Kansas City, Missouri3 at age 54.

   671 M    iv. Paul Bernard Skelley 3 was born on 7 Oct 1876 in Odessa, NB3 and died on 5 Oct 1945 in Maquoketa, IA3 at age 68.

Paul married Rose Gilroy 3 on 6 Oct 1905 in Maquoketa, IA.3 Rose was born on 9 Apr 1879 in Lost Nation, IA3 and died on 31 Oct 1946 in Maquoketa, IA3 at age 67.

   672 M    v. Silas Emmet Skelley 3 was born on 2 Mar 1879 in Odessa, NB3 and died on 26 Jun 1951 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon3 at age 72.

Silas married Bertha Guinotte Teasdale 3 on 2 Jun 1913 in Kansas City, Missouri.3 Bertha was born on 3 Jun 1889 in Kansas City, Missouri.3

   673 M    vi. Frank Vernon Skelley 3 was born on 2 Feb 1882 in Dewitt, IA3 and died on 11 Apr 1955 in El Paso, TX3 at age 73.

Frank married Winifred McCaffery.3 Winifred was born in 18883 and died in 19193 at age 31.

429. John Marshall Grant 3 was born on 6 May 1849 in Stark Co., OH3 and died on 25 Feb 1934 in Marysville, WA3 at age 84.

John married Cyrena Jane Brown 3 on 2 Apr 1875 in Huntsville (Now Amherst), NB.3 Cyrena was born on 18 Jan 1858 in Ohio3 and died on 23 Sep 1934 in Marysville, WA3 at age 76.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 674 F    i. Maude Leona Grant 3 was born on 20 Jan 1876 in Odessa, NB3 and died on 20 Jan 1948 in Seattle, King, Washington3 at age 72.

   675 F    ii. Grace Gertrude Grant 3 was born on 22 Jul 1878 in Artendale, WA3 and died on 16 Dec 1935 in Edmond Bay, WA3 at age 57.

   676 M    iii. Carl Leroy Grant 3 was born on 15 Dec 1880 in Payallup, WA3 and died in 1911 in Redding, CA3 at age 31.

   677 M    iv. Ervin Ray Grant 3 was born in 1883 in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington3 and died in 1889 in Port Angeles, WA3 at age 6.

   678 M    v. Marshall Leslie Grant 3 was born on 23 Jan 1887 in Port Angeles, WA3 and died on 28 Oct 1940 in Bremerton, WA3 at age 53.

   679 M    vi. Vernon O. Grant 3 was born on 25 Aug 1888 in Port Angeles, WA3 and died on 3 Jan 1953 in Marysville, WA3 at age 64.

   680 M    vii. Lloyd Nelson Grant 3 was born on 27 Feb 1895 in Port Angeles, WA3 and died on 20 Oct 1951 in Everett, WA3 at age 56.

431. Silas Wright Grant 3 was born on 16 Sep 1852 in Stark Co., OH3 and died on 17 Jul 1908 in Kabool, MO3 at age 55.

Silas married Margaret Maloney 3 on 25 Aug 1875 in Mason, MO.3 Margaret was born on 15 Sep 18563 and died on 7 Sep 1898 in Kabool, MO3 at age 41.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 681 F    i. Mabel Iona Grant 3 was born on 9 Aug 1876 in Prairie Hill, MO3 and died on 3 Mar 1946 in Cabool, MO3 at age 69.

   682 M    ii. Carl Ernest Grant 3 was born on 7 Jul 1879 in Prairie Hill, MO3 and died on 8 Nov 1909 in Cabool, MO3 at age 30.

   683 F    iii. Estelle Gertrude Grant 3 was born on 14 Aug 1884 in Prairie Hill, MO.3

   684 M    iv. Paul Silas Grant 3 was born on 17 May 1887 in Cabool, MO3 and died on 2 Dec 1954 in Cabool, MO3 at age 67.

   685 M    v. Bunyan Grant 3 was born on 24 Sep 1892 in Cabool, MO3 and died in 18973 at age 5.

433. Adah Alfretta Grant 3 was born on 4 May 1857 in Elkhart Co., IN3 and died on 15 Sep 1921 in Odessa, NE3 at age 64.

Adah married Ernest Richard Webb 3 on 22 Feb 1880.3 Ernest was born on 2 Feb 1855 in Dane Co., WI3 and died on 16 May 1921 in Odessa, NE3 at age 66.

Children from this marriage were:

   686 M    i. Harry Leroy Webb 3 was born on 9 Aug 1882 in Odessa, NE3 and died on 8 Sep 1938 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon3 at age 56.

Harry married Etta Jane Wilson 3 on 26 Nov 1903.3 Etta was born on 23 Jun 1882 in Greenfield, OH3 and died on 30 Aug 19583 at age 76.

   687 M    ii. Fred Grant Webb 3 was born on 3 Aug 1884 in Odessa, NE3 and died on 22 Sep 1962 in Odessa, NE3 at age 78.

Fred married Elsie Myrl Hanley 3 on 31 Dec 1907 in Lodi, NE.3 Elsie was born on 11 Sep 1884 in Urbana, IL.3

   688 M    iii. Milton Howard Webb 3 was born on 1 Nov 1887 in Odessa, NE.3

434. Mary Estelle Grant 3 was born on 6 Aug 1859 in Elkhart Co., IN3 and died on 11 Dec 1917 in Kearney, NE3 at age 58.

Mary married Thomas Jefferson Scott 3 in Nov 1887 in Kearney, NE.3 Thomas was born on 29 Jul 1857 in Danville, IL3 and died on 8 Sep 1929 in Kearney, NE3 at age 72.

Children from this marriage were:

   689 M    i. Everett B. Scott 3 was born on 4 Jul 1892 in Kearney, NE3 and died on 9 Feb 1954 in Garden City, NY3 at age 61.

Everett married Edna C. Froyd 3 on 28 Jun 1924 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.3 Edna was born in Paxton, IL3 and died on 8 Oct 1932 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.3

Everett next married Mary Elizabeth Scott 3 on 16 Aug 1935 in Bellerose, NY.3 Mary was born on 10 Nov 1889 in Ashland, NE3 and died on 1 Apr 1968 in San Diego, , California3 at age 78.

   690 F    ii. Susan Scott 3 was born on 27 Aug 1894 in Kearney, NE.3

   691 M    iii. Myron Scott 3 was born on 9 Apr 1898 in Kearney, NE.3

435. David Clark Grant 3 was born in 1829 in Ohio3 and died in 1881 in Wood Co., WV3 at age 52.

David married Sarah C. Prince 3 on 3 Nov 1861 in Wood Co., WV.3 Sarah was born about 1840 in Wood Co., WV3 and died in 1869 in Wood Co., WV3 about age 29.

Children from this marriage were:

   692 M    i. Ulysses Grant 3 was born in 1865 in Wood Co., WV.3

   693 F    ii. Elizabeth Grant 3 was born in 1867 in Wood Co., WV.3

   694 M    iii. W. T. Sherman Grant 3 was born in 1869 in Wood Co., WV.3

David next married Susan V. Yates 3 on 29 Jul 1871 in Wood Co., WV.3 Susan was born about 1845 in Wood Co., WV.3

436. William Shadrack Grant 3 was born in 1833 in Washington Co., PA.3

William married someone.

His children were:

   695 M    i. Unknown Grant 3 was born on 11 Oct 1861 in Wood Co., WV.3

   696 F    ii. Mary Ethel Grant 3 was born on 25 Aug 1866 in Wood Co., WV.3

   697 F    iii. Harriet Grant 3 was born on 4 Jul 1868 in Wood Co., WV.3

William married Nancy Virginia Murphy 3 on 7 Apr 1861 in Wood Co., WV.3

438. John Allen Grant 3 was born on 10 Oct 1836 in Washington, Pennsylvania3 and died in 1909 in Litchfield, NE3 at age 73.

General Notes: [Source: 17928.GED]

1870 Claytownship, WV Federal Census pg 305, #3,3

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1838. 3 Washington Co., PA

• Alt. Death: 1911. 3 Litchfield, NE

John married Ella Francis Prince 3 on 7 Aug 1865 in Wood, West Virginia.3 Ella was born on 28 Aug 1847 in Wood Co., WV3 and died in 1910 in Litchfield, NE3 at age 63. Another name for Ella was Ella Prince.3

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 7 Aug 1865. 3 Wood Co., WV

General Notes: [Source: 17928.GED]

Sometime in the early part of the century (1900)) Ella Prince recieved a letter from England informing her that she had inherited a fortune in England. That they had been looking for her for "years". Apparently upon investigation Ella felt that the amount of money involved was not sufficient to cover to cost of redeeming it, so did not follow up on it.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1848. 3 Wood Co., WV

• Alt. Death: Abt 1915. 3 Litchfield, NE

Children from this marriage were:

+ 698 F    i. Lillie Mae Grant 3 was born on 6 Jul 1866 in Parkersburg, Wood, West Virgina3 and died in 19193 at age 53.

   699 M    ii. Russell Augustine Grant 3 was born on 26 Mar 1868 in Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia3 and died on 29 Dec 1962 in Sherman Co., NE3 at age 94. Another name for Russell was Russell Augustin Grant.3

+ 700 F    iii. Elizabeth Stag Grant 3 was born on 27 Nov 1870 in Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia3 and died in 19603 at age 90.

   701 M    iv. Benjamin Hiett Grant 3 was born on 18 Dec 1873 in Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia.3 Another name for Benjamin was Benjamin Hyatt Grant.3

Benjamin married Frederica Maria Haase.3 Frederica was born on 22 Jan 18793 and died on 27 Mar 19623 at age 83.

   702 F    v. Fern Grant 3 was born in 18813 and died in 19603 at age 79. Another name for Fern was Fern Frances Grant.3

   703 M    vi. John Clarence Grant 3 was born on 9 Jan 1881 in Lancaster, Nebraska3 and died on 19 Aug 19433 at age 62. Another name for John was Clarence John Grant.3

John married Myrtle Knodle.3 Myrtle was born on 27 May 18883 and died in Jan 19773 at age 88. Another name for Myrtle was Myrtle.3

442. Robert Grant 3 was born in 1845 in Washington Co., PA.3

Robert married Sophia Kincheloe 3 on 19 Nov 1874 in Wood Co., WV.3 Sophia was born about 1854.3

Children from this marriage were:

   704 M    i. Jesse Grant 3 was born in 1875.3

   705 M    ii. Sherman Grant 3 was born in 1878.3

443. Mary Jane Grant 3 was born on 30 Oct 1843 in Washington Co., PA.3

Mary married John Caseber.3

Mary next married someone.

Her children were:

   706 M    i. Liverton Caseber 3 was born about 1854 in Pennsylvania.3

   707 F    ii. Nancy Caseber 3 was born about 1856 in Pennsylvania.3

   708 M    iii. Holland Caseber 3 was born about 1858 in Pennsylvania.3

   709 M    iv. Elmer Caseber 3 was born about 1862 in Pennsylvania.3

   710 F    v. Sarah Caseber 3 was born about 1866 in Pennsylvania.3

   711 F    vi. Cora A. Caseber 3 was born about 1868 in Pennsylvania.3

   712 F    vii. Lucy B. Caseber 3 was born about 1870 in Pennsylvania.3

444. Martha Lucinda Grant 3 was born on 18 Apr 18463 and died on 15 Nov 19153 at age 69.

Martha married someone.

Her children were:

   713 F    i. Sarah Etta Kellogg 3 died in 1945.3

Sarah married Thomas Herron McCombs.3 Thomas was born in 18733 and died in 19343 at age 61.

   714 M    ii. David Kellogg 3 was born in 1867.3

Martha next married David Kellogg.3

Martha next married Charles McPherson.3

447. David Meade Grant 3 was born on 2 Apr 1853 in Pennsylvania3 and died in 19173 at age 64.

David married Mary Josephine Phalen.3 Mary was born about 18593 and died in 19173 about age 58.

Children from this marriage were:

   715 M    i. Harry A. Grant 3 was born on 12 Sep 1879 in Washington Co., PA3 and died on 1 May 19483 at age 68.

Harry married Ada Harvey.3 Ada was born in 18663 and died on 2 Nov 19693 at age 103.

   716 M    ii. Holland Meade Grant 3 was born on 5 Aug 1883 in Washington Co., PA3 and died on 17 Oct 19473 at age 64.

   717 M    iii. Otis Miller Grant 3 was born on 7 Feb 18853 and died on 15 Feb 19453 at age 60.

Otis married Alice Grace West 3 in 1907.3 Alice was born on 27 Aug 18883 and died on 24 Jun 19283 at age 39.

   718 F    iv. Myrtle Belle Grant 3 was born in 1888.3

   719 M    v. Albert Lee Grant 3 was born in 18903 and died in 19423 at age 52.

Albert married Edith Dean.3 Edith died in 1940.3

   720 M    vi. Alexander Hopkins Grant 3 was born on 17 May 1892 in Venetia, PA3 and died on 24 Mar 1960 in Lowellville, OH3 at age 67.

Alexander married Violet Jackson 3 on 14 Sep 1916 in Struthers, OH.3 Violet was born on 18 Jun 1895 in England.3

449. Andrew Grant 3 was born in 1843 in Washington Co., PA3 and died in Monongahela, PA.3

Andrew married Lucinda Ammon 3 about 1866.3 Lucinda was born about 1847 in Pennsylvania.3

Children from this marriage were:

+ 721 M    i. Jesse James Grant 3 was born on 22 Nov 1866 in Columbia, Washington Co., PA3 and died on 2 Jun 19473 at age 80.

+ 722 M    ii. John Grant 3 was born in 1869 in Washington Co., PA.3

   723 F    iii. Melissa Grant 3 was born on 14 Oct 1871 in Donora, PA.3

452. Samuel Grant 3 was born about 1858 in Washington Co., PA.3

Samuel married Mary A..3 Mary was born about 1862 in Pennsylvania.3

Children from this marriage were:

   724 F    i. Sarah E. Grant 3 was born about 1878.3

   725 F    ii. Clara Grant 3 was born about 1880.3

453. Elijah W. Grant 3 was born in 18373 and died in 19133 at age 76.

Elijah married Julia E..3 Julia was born about 18373 and died about 1913 in Mechanicstown, OH3 about age 76.

Children from this marriage were:

   726 M    i. David E. Grant 3 was born in 18663 and died on 9 Apr 18883 at age 22.

   727 M    ii. George Grant 3 was born in 18683 and died on 4 Apr 18883 at age 20.

   728 F    iii. Laura B. Grant 3 was born in 18833 and died on 19 Apr 18883 at age 5.

456. Benjamin Ammia Grant 3 was born on 17 Aug 1846 in Carroll Co., OH3 and died on 20 Nov 19293 at age 83.

Benjamin married Elizabeth V. Cree.3 Elizabeth was born in 18473 and died in 18863 at age 39.

Children from this marriage were:

   729 M    i. Willison Samuel Grant 3 was born on 26 Jun 1872 in Carroll Co., OH3 and died on 5 Jan 19523 at age 79.

Willison married Mary H. Huff.3 Mary was born on 16 Dec 1870 in Hancock Co., West Virginia3 and died on 3 Jan 19483 at age 77.

   730 M    ii. Irvin S. Grant 3 was born in 1879 in Carroll Co., OH3 and died in 19603 at age 81.

Irvin married Odessa N. Cree.3 Odessa died in 1920.3

461. John A. Grant 3 was born on 28 Nov 1834 in Attica, IN.3

John married Mary E. Rowley.3

John next married someone.

His children were:

   731 F    i. Olive Grant 3 was born on 22 Mar 1860 in Attica, IN.3

   732 F    ii. Georgiana A. Grant 3 was born on 15 Mar 1862 in Attica, IN3 and died about 1901 in Attica, IN3 about age 39.

462. Samuel Grant 3 was born on 2 Sep 1836 in Attica, IN3 and died on 20 Apr 1908 in Lane, KS3 at age 71.

Samuel married Catherine Stephens 3 on 14 Jan 1858.3 Catherine was born on 18 Jun 18363 and died on 13 Jul 19113 at age 75.

Children from this marriage were:

   733 M    i. Martin Grant 3 was born on 24 Oct 1858 in Newtown, IN3 and died on 1 May 18613 at age 2.

   734 M    ii. Horace Grant 3 was born on 14 Aug 1860 in Newtown, IN3 and died on 20 May 1940 in Kansas City, KS3 at age 79.

   735 F    iii. Maretta Grant 3 was born on 21 May 1862 in Newtown, IN.3

   736 F    iv. Rolla Grant 3 was born on 5 Mar 1867 in Milford, IN3 and died on 25 Dec 18693 at age 2.

   737 F    v. Nellie Rachel Grant 3 was born on 6 Jan 1871 in Milford, IN.3

   738 M    vi. Samuel Stephens Grant 3 was born on 26 Jan 1871 in Milford, IN.3

   739 M    vii. John Harley Grant 3 was born on 10 Aug 1877 in Milford, IN.3

467. Elizabeth Heslep 3 was born on 1 Dec 1833 in Monongahela, PA3 and died on 19 Apr 19113 at age 77.

Elizabeth married Charles E. Beach.3

Elizabeth next married someone.

Her child was:

   740 F    i. Neeta Beach 3 was born on 4 Aug 1875 in Monongahela, PA3 and died in 1952 in Monongahela, PA3 at age 77.

468. John Heslep 3 was born on 12 May 1835 in Monongahela, PA3 and died in 1914 in Monongahela, PA3 at age 79.

John married Martha Stevens Black.3 Martha was born in Cannonsburg, PA.3

John next married someone.

His children were:

   741 F    i. Maude Elizabeth Heslep 3 was born on 28 Oct 1875 in Somerset Twp., Washington Co., PA3 and died on 22 Nov 1959 in Monongahela, PA3 at age 84.

   742 F    ii. Clara Corinne Heslep 3 was born in 1882.3

470. John H. Hardesty 3 was born on 27 Aug 18373 and died in 1918 in Enterprise, Wva.3 at age 81.

John married Maria F. Williams.3

John next married someone.

His children were:

   743 F    i. Sarah Jane Hardesty 3 was born in 1861 in Enterprise, Wva..3

   744 F    ii. Hannah H. Hardesty 3 was born in 1862 in Enterprise, Wva..3

   745 M    iii. William L. Hardesty 3 was born in 1864 in Enterprise, Wva..3

   746 F    iv. Maggie Hardesty 3 was born in 1866 in Enterprise, Wva..3

   747 F    v. Elizabeth Hardesty 3 was born in 1873 in Enterprise, Wva..3

477. Thaddeus Stevens Heslep 3 was born on 1 Jan 18423 and died on 5 Nov 18963 at age 54.

Thaddeus married Elizabeth Ann Viellers.3

Thaddeus next married someone.

His child was:

+ 748 M    i. Ulysses Grant Heslep 3 was born on 3 Nov 18663 and died on 15 Feb 1942 in Kimble Cemetary, Near Paden City, WV3 at age 75.

478. John D. Heslep 3 was born on 6 Mar 1844.3

John married Elizabeth J. Sturgeon.3

John next married someone.

His children were:

   749 F    i. Gloria Victoria Heslep 3 was born on 5 Oct 1881.3

   750 M    ii. Seth Flavius Heslep 3 was born on 2 Mar 1884.3

   751 M    iii. Pharoh Vitellius Heslep 3 was born on 31 Dec 1885.3

   752 F    iv. Myrtle Naomi Heslep 3 was born on 1 Mar 1888.3

   753 M    v. Darius Antiochus Heslep 3 was born on 4 Apr 1890.3

   754 M    vi. Dewitt Rolfe Heslep 3 was born on 3 Jun 1892.3

   755 M    vii. Paul Mckinley Heslep 3 was born on 13 Jun 1896.3

486. James Castner Heslep 3 was born in 1858 in Donora, PA3 and died on 24 Dec 1909 in Donora, PA3 at age 51.

James married Jennie Starline.3 Jennie was born on 11 Jul 1861 in Polmeroy, OH3 and died on 17 Jan 19173 at age 55.

Children from this marriage were:

   756 M    i. Fred Edward Heslep 3 was born on 25 Feb 1882 in Webster, PA.3

Fred married Bessie May Bamford.3 Bessie was born on 22 Sep 1885 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

   757 M    ii. Robert Franklin Heslep 3 was born on 23 Sep 1883 in Donora, PA.3

   758 F    iii. Hallie Linn Heslep 3 was born in 1884 in Donora, PA.3

   759 F    iv. Lucretia Lenora Heslep 3 was born on 9 Oct 1886 in Donora, PA3 and died on 30 Jun 1953 in Donora, PA3 at age 66.

Lucretia married John Cochenour.3 John died on 5 Jul 1945.3

   760 M    v. James W. Heslep 3 was born on 27 Jan 1891 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

   761 M    vi. Thomas Dewey Heslep 3 was born on 19 Jun 1898 in Carroll Twp., Washington Co., PA.3

490. Alexander Johnston Cassatt 125 was born on 8 Dec 1839 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania95 and died in 190611 at age 67. Other names for Alexander were Alexander Cassat,11 A. J. Cassatt,133 Alexander J. Cassatt, and11 Alexander Johnson Cassatt.202

General Notes:

[Source: Genealogical Records: Pennsylvania Colonial Records, 1600s-1800s; Colonial & Revolutionary Families, Vol. III, Robert Kelso Cassatt, pages 1525, 1526]

ROBERT KELSO CASSATT
The name Cassatt is said to be of French origin, a corruption o£ the name Guizot, and the Pennsylvania family descendants of a Huguenot refugee. The environment of the Pennsylvania family, however, strongly suggests Scotch-Irish origin. It was at least much intermarried with early Scotch-Irish families who were among the first settlers in central Pennsylvania, some of whom had migrated from more eastern portions of the state. The subject of this sketch is a son of the late Alexander Johnston Cassatt, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and a descendant of Francis Cassatt, an early settler at Hunterstown, York, (now Adams) county, Pennsylvania, whose sons, David, Peter, Jacob and Daniel, born between the years 1743 and 1755, migrated further westward and were identified with the development of the western counties of the state
DANIEL CASSATT married Lydia, daughter of John Simpson, an early Scotch-Irish settler near the Maryland line in Adams or Franklin county, and had two children: Robert S, and Mary, married a Dr. Gardiner.
ROBERT S. CASSATT, son of Daniel and Lydia (Simpson) Cassatt, was prominently identified with the industrial interests of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, and was the first mayor of Allegheny City. He afterwards removed to Philadelphia and established there the banking house o€ Lloyd, Cassatt & Company, one of the prominent financial institutions of the city. Robert S. Cassatt married Katharine, daughter of Alexander and Mary (Stevenson) Johnston, and granddaughter of James Johnston, who was born in Oxford, Chester county, Pennsylvania, and while yet a young man removed to the section westward of the Susquehanna, and served throughout the Revolutionary War as a soldier of the Continental Line.
James Johnston first enlisted, February 10, 1776, in Captain John Nelson's Independent Company of Riflemen, which under resolve of Congress, January 30, 1776, was officered, and directed to form part of the expedition against Canada. It was completed and ordered to New York, March 12, 1776, and on its arrival was ordered to Albany to be attached to the First Pennsylvania Battalion under Colonel de Haas, and participated in the trials and hardships of the campaign on the borders of Canada. After de Haas left Ticonderoga, November 17, 1776, Captain Nelson's company was attached to Colonel Wayne's Fourth Pennsylvania Battalion. January 1, 1777, James Johnston was promoted to ensign of Captain James Taylor's company, in the same battalion and, March 14, 1777, both Taylor's and Nelson's companies were transferred to the Fifth Battalion, Colonel Francis Johnston, with which Ensign Johnston served until his resignation in 1778. After the close of the war James Johnston settled in that part of York county which was later incorporated into Adams county, and in June, 1790, when the formation of the new county was first agitated, was one of the commissioners selected to fix upon a site for the county seat, and secure its incorporation. He later removed to Pittsburgh, where he died December 19, 1842, at an advanced age. He married Mary Kelso, of Scotch-Irish ancestry, of a family that first settled in Warrington township, Bucks county, about 1730, and a quarter century later migrated to the west bank of the Susquehanna.
ALEXANDER JOHNSTON CASSATT was born in Pittsburgh, December 8, 1839. He received his primary education in his native city, and on the removal of the family to Philadelphia he went abroad and studied in the University of Heidelberg, and other European institutions of learning, and on his return to America, having chosen the career of a civil engineer, he entered the Rensselaer Polytechnic College at Troy, New York, from which he graduated in 1859. Mr. Cassatt began his professional career, soon after his graduation, on a railroad lane in Georgia, but resigned before the outbreak of the Civil War. In 1861 he was appointed a rodman on the Philadelphia division of the Pennsylvania railroad, and settled in Philadelphia. In 1863 he was made assistant engineer of a line connecting the Pennsylvania with the Philadelphia and Trenton railroad, and in 1864 became resident engineer of the Philadelphia and Erie rail road, with headquarters at Renovo, Pennsylvania. His proficiency and energy in the discharge of his duties attracted the attention of President Scott, and he was successively appointed manager of the Warren and Franklin railroad, the Pennsylvania's connection between the oil regions and the seaboard lines; assistant general superintendent of the Philadelphia and Erie railroad; and superintendent of motive power and machinery on the same road, and finally, on November, 1867, superintendent of motive power on the main line of the Pennsylvania railroad. In 1870 he was made general superintendent of the Pennsylvania railroad, and in 1871 manager of all the Pennsylvania railroad lines, and again located in Philadelphia.
As manager of the extensive lines of the Pennsylvania railroad, Mr. Cassatt established a reputation for executive and administrative ability, and was largely instrumental in the successful moulding of the lines into one perfect system, and the betterment of the service on its main lines. He was made third vice-president of the company, July 1, 1874, and first vice-president in 1880. He resigned, September 30, 1882, and spent a year m European travel. He was elected a director of the Pennsylvania railroad, September 12, 1883, but for the next fifteen years took little part in the administration of the great road he had helped materially to raise to the commanding position it then occupied. He became president of the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk railroad in 1885, and in 1891 president of the commission for building an inter-continental railroad connecting North and South America. He was also one of the board of visitors of West Point Military Academy for several years prior to his death, December 28, 1906. In 1899 Mr. Cassatt was elected president of the Pennsylvania railroad and again bent all his energies to an enlargement of the scope of that great system. He conceived the building of a terminus on Manhattan Island, to be reached by tunnels under the North river, ahd a connection with the New England system of railroads, and, while this great project was not accomplished in his lifetime it was carried to successful completion by his competent assistant and friend, Samuel Rea, on plans suggested by Mr. Cassatt.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 11 President of Pennsylvania Railroad

• Alt. Birth: 1839. 11

• Will: 21 Nov 1905. 203 A. J. Cassat left an estate worth at least $5,000,000 to his wife, Lois, two sons, daughter, and huband of deceased daughter, Katherine.

Alexander married Lois Buchanan.203 Lois died on 9 Jan 1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.204 Another name for Lois was \\.204

Noted events in her life were:

• Comment 1: 204 Niece of James Buchanan, former President of the United States

Children from this marriage were:

+ 762 M    i. Robert Kelso Cassatt 177 was born about 1874 in Haverford, , Pennsylvania205 and died on 18 Sep 1944 in Newport, , Rhode Island205 about age 70.

+ 763 M    ii. Edward Buchanan Cassatt 204,206 was born about 1870,207 died on 31 Jan 1922 in Chesterbrook Farm (His Residence), Berwyn, , Pennsylvania208,209 about age 52, and was buried on 4 Feb 1922 in Bryn Mawr, Bucks, Pennsylvania.208,209

   764 F    iii. Elsie Cassatt 210 died in Jun 1931.210 Another name for Elsie was \\ Cassatt.204

Elsie married W. Plunkett Stewart 211 before 9 Jan 1920.204 W. was born about 1878 in Baltimore, , Maryland210 and died on 23 Dec 1948 in Unionville, , Pennsylvania210 about age 70. Another name for W. was W. B. Stewart.204

   765 F    iv. Katherine Kelso Cassatt 212 died from 1905 to 1910.212

Katherine married James Pemberton Hutchinson 212 in 1902.212 James died on 9 Apr 1943 in Medea, , Pennsylvania.212

492. J. Gardner Cassatt 184 was born after 22 May 1844177 and died on 5 Apr 1911 in Paris, France.184 The cause of his death was Pleurisy.184 Other names for J. were Gardner Cassat and177 J. G. Cassatt.133

General Notes:

[Source: The New York Times, New York, New York,

J. G. CASSATT DIES IN PARIS.
Philadelphia Financier, Brother of Late A. J. Cassatt, Stricken with Pleurisy.
PARIS, April 6.-J. Gardner Cassatt, the Philadelphia financier, a brother of the late A J. Cassatt, former President of the Pennsylvania Railroad, died of pleurisy at a hotel here last night. The body will be removed to the mortuary chapel at the English Church in Rue Daguesseau and later will be taken to Philadelphia. Gardner Cassatt, a son, who with his wife was a passenger on the steamer Savoie which reached Havre today, will arrive in Paris to-morrow.
Mr. Cassatt had been unconscious for two hours when the end came. With him were his wife, their two daughters, and Drs. Whitman and Chauffard. Mr. Cassatt was stricken a week ago, following the arrival of the family here after a trip up the Nile and through the Mediterranean.

J. married \ 184 before 5 Apr 1911.184 \ died after 8 Sep 1955.213

Children from this marriage were:

   766 M    i. Gardner Cassatt 184 was born about 1886,213 died on 8 Sep 1955 in Villanova, , Pennsylvania213 about age 69, and was buried on 12 Sep 1955 in Paoli, , Bucks, Pennsylvania.214

Gardner married Marcel Kline 213 before 9 Sep 1955.213 Marcel died after 9 Sep 1955.213

   767 F    ii. Ellen Mary Cassatt 215 died after 16 Jul 1956.215 Another name for Ellen was \\ Cassatt.184

Ellen married Horace Binney Hare 215 before 8 Sep 1955.213 Horace was born about 1877215 and died on 15 Jul 1956 in Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, Bucks, Pennsylvania216 about age 79. Another name for Horace was Horace B. Hare.213

   768 F    iii. \ Cassatt 184 died after 8 Sep 1955.213

\ married Percy C. Maderira 213 before 8 Sep 1955.213

493. \ Neely 136,185 died before 16 Apr 1913.185

Noted events in her life were:

• Death: After 2 Jan 1901. 136

\ married George Hudson.185 George died before 16 Apr 1913.185

Children from this marriage were:

+ 769 F    i. Josephine Hudson 185 was born about 1863185 and died on 9 Apr 1913185 about age 50.

   770 F    ii. \ Hudson .

\ married William J. Foltz 185 before 16 Apr 1913.185

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Lived in: 16 Apr 1913, Waynesboro, , Pennsylvania. 185

495. Jacob Cassat Neely was born on 3 Feb 1838 in Tyrone Township, Adams, Pennsylvania and died on 24 May 1894 at age 56.

General Notes:

[Source: http://genealogytrails.com/penn/adams/bioshtml/neelyjacobcassat.html]

Neely, Jacob Cassat

Gettysburg History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania
Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1886
H. C. Bradsby with Aaron Sheely
Page 367 Transcribed by Vicki Hartman; September 2008 for GenealogyTrails.com
"JACOB CASSAT NEELY, attorney at law, Gettysburg, is a native of this county, born in Tyrone Township February 3, 1838. His father was Col. James L. Neely, and his maternal grandfather Hon. Jacob Cassat, [see above and page 351]. Jacob C. Neely was the fourth child, and his early youth was passed on a farm. At the age of sixteen years he entered the junior class in Pennsylvania College, and was graduated from that institution in 1856. He then read law in the office of Hon. D. McConaughy, at Gettysburg, and was admitted to the bar in 1859, and has since been actively engaged in the practice of law, for which profession he has great love. In politics Mr. Neely is a Democrat. He has shunned rather than sought office; has served six years as district attorney. In 1865 he was married in Gettysburg, to Alice, youngest daughter of Rev. S. S. Schmucker, D.D., who for many years was president of Pennsylvania College, and who was one of its founders. Dr. Schmucker was the first president of the Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. To our subject and wife have been born Samuel S., who graduated at Pennsylvania College in 1885, and is now a law student under his father; J. L., now in the sophomore class at Pennsylvania College; Mary C. and Sarah C. The parents are identified with the Presbyterian Church."

Jacob married Alice Schmucher on 2 May 1865. Alice died on 23 May 1912 in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, , Pennsylvania.

Children from this marriage were:

   771 M    i. Samuel S. Neely died after 23 May 1912.

   772 F    ii. Sarah C. Neely died after 23 May 1912.

496. Upton Neely 136 was born about 1844,186 died on 24 Aug 1917 in Fairfield, , Pennsylvania186 about age 73, and was buried on 28 Aug 1917 in Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, , Pennsylvania.186 Another name for Upton was James Upton Neely.186

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Bef 2 Jan 1901, Fairlield, Pennsylvania. 136 Member of the Legislature

• Lived in: 2 Jan 1901, Fairfield, , Pennsylvania. 136

• Death: After 2 Jan 1901. 136

Upton married Mary Elizabeth Snively.217 Mary died on 7 Jul 1917217 and was buried on 16 Jul 1917 in Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, , Pennsylvania.217

Children from this marriage were:

   773 M    i. Horace Shively Neely 218 was born in Apr 1871218 and died on 20 Jul 1916 in Fairfield, , Pennsylvania218 at age 45.

   774 M    ii. William Neely .

497. George M. Brinckerhoff 100,138 was born about 1840 in Pennsylvania100 and died after 6 Sep 1850.100 Another name for George was George M. Brinkerhoff.

George married Isabella Gibson Hawley.138

The child from this marriage was:

   775 F    i. Bessie W. Brinckerhoff 138 was born in Springfield, Illinois.138 Another name for Bessie is Bessie W. Brinkerhoff.

General Notes: [Source: Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books (152 Vols.)

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 62
page 308
Miss Bessie W. Brinkerhoff.
DAR ID Number: 61892
Born in Springfield, Ill.
Descendant of Joris George Brinkerhoff and of John Brinkerhoff.
Daughter of George M. Brinkerhoff and Isabella Gibson Hawley, his wife.
Granddaughter of John Brinkerhoff and Sarah Ann Walter, his wife.
Gr-granddaughter of George J. Brinkerhoff and Ida Cassat, his wife.
Gr-gr-granddaughter of John Brinkerhoff and Sarah Van Arsdal, his wife.
Gr-gr-gr-granddaughter of Joris George Brinkerhoff and Baeltie (Isabella) Demarest, his wife.
Joris George Brinkerhoff was a member of the Committee of Safety of York County, Pa. He was born, 1719, in Demarest, N. J.; died in Adams County, Pa.
John Brinkerhoff (1759-1838) served as a private in Swope's flying battalion, Pennsylvania volunteers. He was born in Demarest, N. J.; died in Adams County, Pa.

511. Amanda Cozat was born on 24 Sep 1844 in Darke Co., Ohio and died on 26 Jan 1874 in Darke Co., Ohio at age 29.

Amanda married James Vanburen Turner on 5 Mar 1864 in Darke Co., Ohio. James was born on 13 Oct 1839 in Ohio and died on 9 Nov 1910 in Dayton, Ohio at age 71. The cause of his death was Pulmonary TB.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 776 F    i. Nettie Louella Turner was born on 19 Jan 1866 in Ohio and died on 8 Jan 1907 in Hartford City, Blackford, Indiana at age 40.

   777 M    ii. Samuel Edward Turner was born in 1869 and died WFT Est 1870-1959 at age 1.

   778 M    iii. William Franklin Turner was born in 1871 and died WFT Est 1872-1961 at age 1.

   779 F    iv. Sarah Alice Turner was born in 1873 and died WFT Est 1874-1967 at age 1.

518. Capt. Jacob Cossairt 51,52 was born on 3 Jan 1834 in Darke, Ohio51,52 and died on 13 Apr 1896 in Leora, MO (Near Bloomfield MO Stoddard)51,52 at age 62.

Capt. married Hettie Alice Alcorn 51,52 on 28 Feb 1854 in ???? 51.,52 Hettie was born on 27 Aug 1837 in MT Pleasant, Iowa Henry:51,52 and died on 26 Dec 1915 in Bloomfield, MO. (Stoddard)51,52 at age 78.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 780 F    i. Mary Alice Cossairt 51,52 was born on 20 Nov 1855 in Gentry, Missouri.51,52 and died in 1936 in Bloomfield, MO Stoddard;51,52 at age 81.


523. Mary Elizabeth Montfort 196 was born on 5 Apr 1851 in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, died on 8 Nov 1931 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania at age 80, and was buried in Durham Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Mary was Mary E. Monfort.

General Notes:

The following is a transcription by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., of a newspaper advertisement run on at least three occasions by Mary E. Montfort.

[Source: Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, PA), 2 August 1877]

SELECT SCHOOL _______________ Miss M.E. Montfort will open on September 17th, A SCHOOL FOR YOUNG LADIES, In the room formerly occupied by Miss Fornoy, corner of Washington and High Streets, Gettysburg. All the branches usually comprising the courses of study in a YOUNG LADIES SEMINARY will be taught. Terms $12.00 per session of 12 weeks, one-half in advance. For particulars address Miss MARY E. MONTFORT, Gettys- burg, Pa. July 19, 1877

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[Source: The Star and Sentinel, 16 January 1879]

The Star and Sentinel Thursday Evening, Jan. 16, 1879

THE READING ROOM.__The room fitted up by the ladies for the young men, in Judge Wills' building on York street, is meeting a long felt want in this community. It is already pretty well supplied with attractive books, papers and magazines, to which additions are being constantly made by kind friends. The room is open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Hot coffee, free of charge, is furnished every night to all who wish it. All are welcome, the aim being to make all feel thoroughly at home. Miss Jennie Smith is President of the Ladies' association, Miss Mary Montfort Secretary, and Mrs. Emory Bair Treasurer. Any persons desiring to make contributions can send the same to Mrs. Bair. Books and Magazines can be sent either to the offices or to the room.
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[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

The wooden chest owned by John-Pierre Hannam, Sr., was, according to a typed note by Mary Rau, hand made by Reuben Culp's father on York Street, Gettysburg for Mary E. Montfort's "shirt waists". The Culp's lived next door to the Thompsons and Montforts and were good friends. Mary Montfort was Mrs. O.H. Melchior, John-Pierre Hannam's great grandmother. [see the reference below to Reuben Culp]

According to her obituary (source and date unknown), Mary died on "Sunday afternoon at her home from ailments incident to old age. She had been in failing health for some time but bedfast for only two weeks" (really one year). At the time of her death, again according to her obituary, she was survived by three sons (Charles, Montfort, and William T.) and one daughter (Mrs. Floyd Rau), eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Brief services were held at her home at 1:15 on Wednesday afternoon followed by continued services in the Durham Lutheran Church. She was interred in the cemetery adjoining the church. According to a second obituary (source and date unknown), she was "born near Gettysburg, educated in the public schools and at the Millersville Normal School." The obituary said she graduated from this school in 1847! This is impossible since she was not born until 1851. She taught school for several years. She married Oliver H. Melchior on 14 October 1880. This same obituary credits her as "one of the pioneer women who organized the Women's Missionary Society of the East Pennsylvania Synod and of the Easton Conference Woman's Missionary Society. She organized the Missionary Society of the Durham, Springfield, and Springtown Lutheran Churches. They were among the first organized in the Synodical Society, They are still flourishing societies today." A third obituary (source and date unknown) attributed the cause of her death to a stroke. However, someone (presumably my grandmother, Mary Rau) crossed the word "stroke" out with a pen. This obituary says she was born east of Gettysburg and that her family moved to a residence on York Street in Gettysburg a year or two before the Battle of Gettysburg.

Her great grandson, John-Pierre Marcel Hannam, Sr., has an article purportedly written by her entitled "Literary Culture In Our Common Schools."

Margaret Melchior Seylar wrote a book, "Mary Elizabeth and Mr. Lincoln" which related stories Mary Monfort told her as a child about her experiences during the Battle of Gettysburg (John-Pierre Hannam has a piece of door frame from her home with a bullet embedded in it). Also, according to Margaret Seylar, Mary Montfort personally witnessed Abraham Lincoln delivering his Gettysburg Address (also in the book).

NOTE: According to Carol Lembke McKee Jenkins, in a letter to John-Pierre Hannam dated 24 March 1999, "Margaret's story of ME witnessing the G. Address is literary license, and Margaret used to laugh about it -- enhanced the book!"

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[Source: Household Record, Jerimiah and Rebecca Culp, 1880 Census]

At the 1880 Census, Reuben Culp was a 24-year old cabinetmaker living with his parents, Jerimiah and Rebecca Culp, and siblings next to Jacob Cassatt Thompson and his sisters, Jane and Maria and two doors down from Sarah E. (Thompson) Montfort and her two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Montfort and Jennie T. Montfort.

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[Source: Excerpt, Days of "Uncertainty and Dread", The Ordeal Endured by the Citizens of Gettysburg, by Gerald R. Bennet, date unknown, source of publication unknown, excerpt provided to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr. by Janet Montfort Fenton]

NOTE: This is a somewhat fanciful account of the days immediately following the Battle at Gettysburg. Mr. Bennet took artistic license with the "facts" regarding Mary Elizabeth Montfort and her mother, Sarah, and sister, 'Jennie Ann'. Sarah Montfort and her daughters DID help wounded soldiers at Gettysburg. Sarah Montfort ran a boarding house as a way to make money so finding space for the wounded was probably no problem for her. However, Sarah Montfort's husband, David, had died in 1854 (he was never a soldier at Gettysburg) and Jennie Ann was in reality Jennie Thompson Montfort. Nevertheless, it is interesting because of the references to my ancestors. I can neither confirm nor dispute any other portions of Mr. Bennet's article.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 February 2003.

Here is the excerpt:

"Out of the shock emerged a new energy and purpose. Many of the women of the town turned to the humanitarian needs of the hour. The arriving wounded were taken into homes and given caring, if not professional, ministration. Neighbors, Mary McAllister and Nancy Weikert, hurried across Chambersburg Street to the Christ Lutheran Church and opened its doors to accommodate the arriving wounded. Both remained and assisted the surgeons until exhaustion and concern for personal safety forced them to return home later in the day. (22)

This was a scene that was repeated all over town as the need for space to treat the wounded opened more churches and public facilities. The miracle in all of this was the ability of these volunteer women to immediately overcome their natural repulsion to the mutilation and suffering of the wounded and perform such gruesome, but life sustaining work.

There was at least one exception that requires no apology. Twelve year old Mary Montfort accompanied her mother, Sarah, to a warehouse near the railroad to help with the wounded. Soon after arriving, Mary came across her own soldier/father lying conscious with a gaping hole in his side made by a shell fragment. He had fallen in battle, practically within sight of his home and family. Mary recorded the scene in her diary: "Father looked at me and said, "Mary Elizabeth," then he closed his eyes ... Mother told me to go home and take care of Grandma and Jennie Ann her little sister)." With nothing more than a final kiss bestowed upon her father's brow, Mary left and made her way home; trying to comprehend the pain and grief this battle had so suddenly bestowed upon her.(23)

Those women not involved directly in caring for the wounded turned to picking lint and preparing bandages. This activity was undertaken in groups gathered in private homes. It proved to be a vital resource for the doctors and served to take the women's minds off their own exposure to danger ... "

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[Source: "2 Getttysburg Girls" by Diana Loski, The Gettysburg Experience, November 2011, http://www.thegettysburgexperience.net/past_issue_headlines/2010/may2010/twogburggirls.html]

This account, like the one above, is somewhat fictionalized. As far as I know, Mary Montfort's father had died long before the Civil War and there is no family tradition of Mary ever meeting Abraham Lincoln. Whether she actually met him or touched his hand, I do not know. No doubt she saw him make his famous address -- who in Gettysburg did not? -- but there are no family stories of which I am aware in which she actually met him. Other parts of the account regarding the Montfort family appear to be based on truth. I cannot comment one way or another about the Ziegler family because I have no knowledge or relationship to them.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr,, 18 August 2012

Two mothers, who had been girls during the Battle of Gettysburg, often shared their experiences with their children and other family members of the younger generation. One of them, Lydia Zeigler Clare, remembered, "My children have long been urging me to give them in a short story my experience in the battle." The other, Mary Elizabeth Monfort Melchoir, affirmed that her children, and nieces and nephews, insisted that she write down such an important chapter of American history. These two Gettysburg girls, at ages 12 and 13 in 1863, have recorded their summer that year \endash a most unforgettable July if there ever was one.

Mary Elizabeth Montfort, aged 12 in 1863, lived west of town with her mother, her grandmother, and her younger sister, Jennie Ann, who was six years old. Her father was a soldier in the Army of the Potomac. He had been granted a short leave in early June, and had visited his family in Gettysburg. When he left to go back to the fight, Mary Elizabeth was broken hearted. "I miss Father," she wrote in her diary. She didn't know if she would ever see him again.

Lydia Zeigler, aged 13, was the youngest of six children. Her father, Emanuel Zeigler, worked at the Lutheran Seminary. The family lived in the main building, Schmucker Hall, on the first floor.

"I shall never forget the June afternoon when I stood on the Seminary steps with my parents," Lydia recalled, "to see a Confederate host marching in the Chambersburg Pike." The day was June 26, and General Early's Division of troops invaded the town, hoping to find provisions. Lydia thought that the Confederates were the most "ragged and unkempt set of men" she had ever seen. After being satisfied that no Union soldiers were near, Early's men continued on to the north and east, toward York. A few days later, Union soldiers, a detachment of General John Buford's cavalry, arrived. "We were glad," she wrote, "by seeing regiment after regiment of our own men come and encamp around us. We gave them a royal welcome."

The Zeiglers and other local families fed the soldiers some home-cooked meals, which the men greatly appreciated. "How well do I remember the happiness it gave me to hand out the cakes and pies that our kind mother made until late at night for those boys in blue," Lydia remarked.

On the night of June 30th, Lydia climbed into the cupola of the Seminary and noticed a string of campfires in the mountains to the west. She knew that they belonged to the Confederates. "In the near distance we could see a large circle of men engaged in prayer, and as the breezes came our way, we could hear their petitions which ascended to the Father in heaven for His protecting care on the morrow." Others were "singing with hearty good will, oblivious to the dangers threatening them." Many were patriotic songs, such as The Star Spangled Banner, which Lydia confessed she "loved to hear."

The next day, July 1, brought sounds of a different sort, sounds that were not so pleasant. The foreboding unrest gave way to the boom of cannon early in the morning, and filled the townspeople with terror. Eager to see the battle, Lydia crept outside from the safety of the Seminary building to the woods nearby. She was watching "an awe-inspiring scene, when a bullet flew so near my head that I could hear the whizzing sound it made." A signal officer from the cupola called to her to get out of harm's way, and she promptly obeyed, returning to the house.

Elizabeth Montfort and her family remained inside her home north of town while the battle raged around them. During the late afternoon, Confederate soldiers entered houses, looking for Union soldiers. Elizabeth remembered that they stuck their bayonets in woodpiles, in beds, ruining quilts and blankets, and even checking in chimney flues for anyone who might attempt to avoid capture. When the fighting died down, Mary Elizabeth and her mother headed to the train station where they heard that there were wounded soldiers.

At the train station, Mary Elizabeth saw a familiar face. It was her father. She knelt beside him and he opened his eyes. "Father looked at me," she remembered, "and said, 'Mary Elizabeth', and then he closed his eyes. He had been hit by a shell. There was a big hole in his side. Mother told me to go home and take care of Grandma and Jennie Ann." She kissed him and walked toward the door that led to Carlisle Street. It was the last time she would see her father alive. As she prepared to open the door, seeing the chaos outside, a soldier also watching the action in the streets warned her, "Look at that fighting, little girl. You'd better get out of here, fast."

The streets thronged with soldiers in blue and gray, as they hurried from the field of battle. Wounded men, men on horseback, and men on foot crowded the streets as to make them nearly impassable. Shells burst in the air and the crackle of musketry could be heard. Amazingly, Mary Elizabeth made it home to her grandmother and her younger sister. When she reached the house, she saw that their cow, Bessie, was hidden in the parlor to keep her from becoming contraband. The ruse worked, and the cow survived the battle and remained with the Montforts.

Unlike the Montforts, the Zeiglers chose not to stay in Gettysburg. As the Seminary filled with the wounded and the dying, Emanuel took his wife and children and fled to the village of Two Taverns, about five miles south of town. They remained there with friends until the battle ended.

When the Zeiglers returned three days later, they rode in a cart to the Round Tops, then walked the rest of the way home, a journey of three miles. "We decided to walk," Lydia recalled, "for the ground was thickly strewn with unexploded shells, which were likely to burst of struck." The walk took much longer than expected, as they met hundreds of wounded soldiers lying in their path, many of them without any food or water for days. The Zeiglers had been given several loaves of bread, and promptly fed the famished men. "I can picture to my mind even to this day my father and mother as they stood by these wounded men, father with his pocket knife cutting off pieces of the bread which my mother would have to put into the mouths of some who were too weak even to lift the bread to their lips, or take the water which we children carried from the little streams or springs nearby in cups made by fastening leaves together." She plaintively added, "Pen cannot describe the awful sights which met our gaze that day."

For Mary Elizabeth Montfort, the aftermath was equally dreadful. On July 4th she wrote in her diary, "Today is supposed to be a holiday, but it is a sad day for Gettysburg. No matter where you look, there are soldiers hurt and dying. There are [dead] horses everywhere. The terrible smell all through the town is worse than the time we found a dead rat behind the loose boards in the cellar."

Lydia Zeigler described similar horrors. "The dying and dead were all around us," she wrote. "We could count as high as twenty dead horses lying side by side. Imagine, If you can, the stench of one dead animal lying in the hot July sun for days. Here they were by the hundreds." Working all day ministering to the needs of the myriad wounded, it was night before they reached home. "Oh, what a homecoming!" Lydia lamented. "Everything we owned was gone \endash not a bed to lie on, not a change of clothing. Many things had been destroyed, and the rest had been converted to hospital purposes." Yet, like the Montforts, the Zeiglers' two cows were spared. The soldiers had used them for milk, and so they survived.
In the ensuing days, with over 20,000 wounded left behind in Gettysburg, the 2400 civilians were pressed into service until the train tracks could be repaired and fresh recruits could arrive in town to help with the wounded and the dying. "Many a poor fellow died within the first ten days after the battle for want of care and nourishing food," Lydia recalled.
In the Seminary, both Union and Confederate soldiers received care. Where Mary Elizabeth and her family provided aid, most of the unfortunates were Confederates, about 50 in all. "I met a soldier who was 16 years old," Mary Elizabeth remembered. "He kept asking for [cornmeal] mush and milk. We don't have any cornmeal to make mush. Another soldier kept asking me for pickles. We didn't have any but I knew that Mrs. Wagner had a whole shelf full in her cellar. She gave me some and I gave them to the soldier, who hid one under his pillow so he would have it to eat later on."
"Nights and days were alike spent in trying to alleviate the suffering of the wounded and dying," Lydia recalled. "How often did I receive the dying message of a father or husband to send to his loved ones whom he would never again meet on earth! I shall ever hold in sweet memory the repeatedly uttered, 'God bless you, my girl!' from poor fellows after receiving some little act of kindness had been shown them."

One particular event stood out in Lydia's memory. She saw an elderly couple, sitting, exhausted, outside the Seminary, about a week after the battle. When she asked if she could be of any assistance, the gentleman replied that they were from Chambersburg, looking for their son. He was the youngest of four, and the last one still surviving, as the other three had been killed in the war. When the parents heard that their Charlie had been in the Battle of Gettysburg, they were frantic with worry. They had walked the twenty-one miles from Chambersburg, as no other mode of transportation had been available. Lydia noticed that the mother held a satchel full of food and "dainties" that her Charlie liked.
Lydia took the couple into the Seminary and there they found their son, desperately wounded and "in a dying condition." Lydia's own heart broke as she watched the grief-stricken mother bend over her unconscious son and weep. "For a short time consciousness returned to Charlie, and he knew his parents." The next morning, the young soldier died and his parents returned to Chambersburg with their son's body to bury him at home.

Mary Elizabeth met Abraham Lincoln when he came to Gettysburg to deliver his famous oration. The Montforts, who had lost their father in the Battle of Gettysburg, were close to the dais and listened attentively to the President's words. Mary Elizabeth remembered scant applause after his speech, and the prompt end of the ceremony afterward. As Lincoln stepped down from the platform, Mary Elizabeth stood by the steps and looked into his face. He, too, returned her gaze. "Hello young lady," he said to the girl. "Who are you?" He reached to take her hand and she grasped his hand in her own. "I'm Mary Elizabeth," she said. She later acknowledged that her moment with the President was "the greatest moment in my life."

More great moments of life were in store for Mary Elizabeth and Lydia Zeigler, who lived to adulthood and enjoyed the years of motherhood and grandmotherhood. Both married ministers. Mary Elizabeth wed Pastor Oliver Melchoir from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and made her life in that part of the state. Lydia married Richard Clare on a much happier 4th of July than she had known at Gettysburg in the wake of the battle nine years earlier. The couple had six children, five of them boys; and all the sons became pastors like their father.

Perhaps Gettysburg, Pennsylvania proved to be a great training ground for these two Gettysburg girls, giving them ample experience in selflessness and work to ease the suffering of thousands in the most horrendous of circumstances one summer in 1863.

Sources: Clare, Lydia Catherine Zeigler, "A Gettysburg Girl's Story of the Great Battle." 1900, Gettysburg Civilian Accounts File, Adams County Historical Society, Gettysburg, PA. Mary Elizabeth Montfort Account, Gettysburg Civilian File, Adams County Historical Society, Gettysburg, PA.

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[Source: Peter C. Vermilyea, The Effect of the Confederate Invasion of Pennsylvania on Gettyburg's African American Community, http://www.gdg.org/Gettysburg%20Magazine/gburgafrican.html]

... The departure of much of the black community had an effect on the economic life of Gettysburg. Twelve-year old Mary Elizabeth Montfort wrote:

Today we saw Aunt Beckie. She is the colored lady who helps mother with the wash. Jennie and I love Aunt Beckie. She and some other colored people were pulling wagons or pushing wheel barrows and carrying big bundles 'Yo ol' Aunt Beckie is goin' up into de hills. No rebel is gonna catch me and carry me back to be a slave again. [43]
Rebecca Johnson's departure would leave Mrs. Montfort without a servant to help with the household chores ...

[43] Mary Elizabeth Montfort, "How a Twelve-Year Old Girl Saw Gettysburg, ACHS.

[Source: African Americans and the Gettysburg campaign, James M. Paradis, Contributor, Martin Gordon, Published by Scarecrow Press, 2005, ISBN 0810850303, 9780810850309, page 31]

Mr. Paradis recounts the same story from above using almost all the same words. However, in Notes on page 51, he questions the veracity of this story and states:

9. Mary Elizabeth Montfort, "How a Twelve-Year-Old Girl Saw Gettysburg," Montfort file, Adams County Historical Society [hereafter ACHS]. (The accuracy of this account, recorded many years after the fact, has been questioned by many.)

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[Source: Shriver House Museum, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Museum Shop, http://www.shriverhouse.org/Lem_Snyders_Cow.html]

NOTE: The following is the text accompanying an advertisement for a drawing, "Lem Snyder's Cow" by Amy Lindenberger. I have included it here because it mentions a purported diary entry by my great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Montfort Melchior.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 August 2012

Lem Snyder's Cow

"Lem Snyder's Cow"
By Amy lindenberger
Print: 7.25" x 6.25"

A charter member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and most notably known for her portrait work, Amy Lindenberger has produced a beautifully detailed sketch depicting Lem Snyder's Cow.

During the Civil War, when either army would enter an area, local residents knew that any livestock they didn't send away or hide, would be confiscated. This could create quite a hardship for a family, and civilians sometimes found creative solutions for this problem. Twelve-year-old Gettysburg resident Mary Elizabeth Montfort gave the following account in her diary in 1863:

"Lem Snyder brought a pail of fresh milk to the house. Lem explained to Mother when he heard the Rebels coming into town he took Bessie and tied her in the parlor. She's been there ever since".

Price: $12.95
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[Source: Margaret S. Creighton, The Colors of Courage: Gettysburg's Forgotten History: Immigrants, Women, and African Americans in the Civil War's Defining Battle, Published by Basic Books, 2006, ISBN 0465014577, 9780465014576, page 199, Women and Remembrance]

To some people, the eclipsing of women's work in the public record was appropriate and seemly. To others it was regrettable. Just after the turn of the century, a local historian described the dismissal of women as a "neglect of oblivion that has enshrouded the deeds heroic of hundreds of maids and matrons of Gettysburg and vicinity," and another, a speaker at a Gettysburg Memorial Day address in 1898, called on his audience not to forget "the patriotic women of our land- who had, in the war, encouraged, cheered, nursed, raised money, and been tender in grief. He suggested a monument to women, leaning toward" a monument to fallen sons, "as if to support it." Another woman regretted that there "was never any record made by either State or Federal Government of the services" of women "-unknown and unrecognized."41

Rarely, a battle survivor put herself forward in print, to ask publicly why women like her had been so decidedly bypassed. Mary Montfort Melchior had been a young girl during the battle, and in 1886 she had a question for those who would ignore the work she and others performed. Why was it, she wondered, that people knew Gettysburg only by the names of Wade and Burns? Jennie Wade, she said, "was not the only woman who baked bread for the hospitals during the hours of the battle. But she lost her life in the act, and was immortalized; the others saved their lives for future work for the cause and are nameless." And as for John Burns-why, there were "women as old as John Burns" who went from house to house caring for injured men. Did a citizen have to shoulder a musket in order to be acknowledged? In questioning a society that made soldiers and shooting the highest measure of significance, Melchior stood up for all the forgotten civilians of Gettysburg. But she had especially harsh words for the people who dismissed women. Local women had done everything asked of them, and more. "Did their work," she wondered, "count as nothing?"42

41. The Star and Sentinel, 18 May 1876; 10 July 1879
42. AME Zion Leader's Minutes, 2 February 1878, private collection; The Compiler, 27 October 1896; The Star and Sentinel, October 1896

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[Source: Descendants of Tobias Melchior and Susanna Hoffman, compiled by Grace M. Sassaman, 1989]

"Her last words before she died were 'Turn me over, Thank you'."

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NOTE: The following obituary, published in the Gettysburg Star and Sentinel on 14 November 1931, contains several factual errors including the name of her father (it was David Montfort) and her middle initial (it was E. for Elizabeth).
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 September 2005

[Source: Star and Sentinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 14 November 1931]

Mrs. Mary Melchoir
Mrs. Mary A. Monfort Melchoir, 80, native of Adams county and a former resident of Gettysburg, died at her home in Springtown, Bucks county, Sunday, from the effects of a stroke. She was a daughter of the late Isaac and Sarah Monfort, and was born east of Gettysburg. The family moved to Gettysburg, occupying the house now occupied by William Adair, York street, a year or two before the battle of Gettysburg. The Rev. Mr. Melchoir was graduated from Gettysburg college and the Lutheran theological seminary here. After graduating from seminary, he went to Springtown, where he preached 45 years. He died several years ago. Mrs. Melchoir is survived by three sons, Monfort Melchoir, William Melchoir and Charles Melchoir and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Rau.
Funeral services Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home with burial at Springtown.

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[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, 7 July 1932]

Mrs. Mary Montford Melchor, widow of the late Rev. O.H. Melchor, of Springtown, divided her estate among her four children, but directed that a son, D. Montford Melchor, serve as the executor. Mrs. Melchor, who died November 8, left a personal estate of $7,000.

Noted events in her life were:

• Fact 1: 219 Lived in Gettysburg through the Battle

• Fact 2: 219 Margaret Seylar: Wrote book "Mary Elizabeth and Mr. Lincoln" based on stories told by Mary Elizabeth Montfort Melchior as an old lady

• Fact 3: 201 Born in her grandfather's house "outside of Gettysburg"

• Occupation: Aug 1874, , Adams, Pennsylvania. 220 Appointed teacher at Rocky Grove school

• Lived in: 10 Apr 1930. 221 Living with daughter, Mary and husband, Floyd Rau in Springfield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Mary married Oliver Hoffman Melchior,54,196,222,223,224,225 son of Tobias Melchor and Susanna Hoffman,54,223,226,227,228,229 on 14 Oct 1880 in "The Old Home" Near Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.196 Oliver was born on 23 Dec 1848 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania,196,224,230,231 died on 7 Sep 1928 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania224,231,232 at age 79, and was buried on 12 Sep 1928 in Durham Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.233 Other names for Oliver were Oliver Melcher,54,223 O. H. Melchor,234 Oliver Melchor, and235 Oliver H. Melchor.

Marriage Notes:

[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 21 October 1930, Fifty Years Ago section]

Melcher--Monfort.--Oc. 14. by the Rev. John Jamison, assisted by Dr. Hay, the Rev. O.H. Melcher, of the Lutheran church at Kintnersville, Bucks county, to Miss Mary E. Monfort, of Gettysburg.

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[Source: History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania: Including an Account of Its Original Exploration, edited by J. H. Battle, published by A. Warner & co., 1887, original from the University of Virginia, digitized Aug 24, 2007, page 1125]

Oliver H. Melchor, clergyman, P. 0. Springtown, was born December 23, 1848, in Bedminster township, but moved to Nockamixon township when but two and a half years old. He is a son of Tobias and Susanna Melchor, natives of Pennsylvania. His early life to the age of eighteen years was spent working on a farm in Bucks county, after which he attended the select school of David W. Hess for one year; this, with a liberal education from our public schools, enabled him at the age of 19 to teach school, which he did in Nockamixon for two years, and for two years longer at Durham. He was the first to organize a Sunday school at Melchor's school-house in Nockamixon which was known as the Melchor Sunday school, and another at the Monroe school-house, which was in Durham township. After this he entered the Doylestown English and Classical seminary, where after four terms he graduated in 1872, and entered the Lafayette college the same year, where he remained two years longer. He entered college at Gettysburg in 1875, and graduated in 1876, subsequently entering the Theological seminary at that place, when he took the full three years' course, and graduated in 1879. He then entered upon his duties as pastor, his charge embracing the Lutheran churches at Durham, Nockamixon, Springfield and Springtown. Mr. Melchor preaches both in English and German. He was married October 14, 1880, to Miss Mary E. Montfort, a native of Adams county, Pa. Their children are: David M., born December 12, 1881; William T., born May 6, 1884; and Charles C., born August 14, 1885. Mrs. Melchor was a graduate of the Millersville Normal school, and was principal at the Female seminary at Gettysburg. She taught school for several years in Adams county, and one year in Bucks county. Mr. Melchor is a strong prohibitionist, and has done much to promote the cause of temperance.

General Notes:

[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

OLIVER HOFFMAN MELCHIOR

According to his obituary, Oliver died at the age of 79 years, 8 months, and 14 days. Although ailing for several weeks, doctors at St. Luke's Hospital could find nothing wrong and attributed his "weakened condition to old age". According to the article, he had officiated at 1739 funerals, 2715 baptisms, and 829 marriages. Born on 23 December 1848 in Bedminster Township, his family moved to Nockamixon Township when he was two. He taught school for two years in Nockamixon Township and two years at Durham. He graduated from Doylestown English and Classical Seminary in 1871. He then attended Lafayette for two years and Gettysburg College for two years. He graduated from Gettysburg Theological Seminary in 1879. According to the obituary (date and source unknown), he passed away at 10:30 on Friday morning in his home. He had begun to "fail during the middle of July". Again according to his obituary, Oliver celebrated the 49th anniversary of his "preaching in the Lutheran congregations at Springtown, Durham, and Springfield..." on July 1st. Had he lived, he and his wife would have celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on 14 October.

The following was provided by Malcolm Melcher in an email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr. (9 April 1999]:

From: Battle's History of Bucks County:
Oliver H. Melchior of Springtown, Bucks Co., Pa.
born: Dec 23, 1848 in Bedminster Twp.; moved to Nockamixon Twp. at age 2; son of Tobias and Susanna Melcher
He was pastor of the Lutheran Congregation at Nockamixon Church from 1880-1892.

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The following is a reprint of an article published in "The Bulletin of the Bucks County Sabbath-school Association, No.1, 1902-1903, provided by Carol Lembke McKee Jenkins.

THE BULLETIN
of the Bucks County Sabbath-school Association.

NO. 1. 1902-1903. PRICE, 10 CENTS.

Officers of the Bucks County S. S. Association.
1902-1903.
President, Rev. J. R. Bergey, Doylestown
Vice Pres,, Rev. F. W. Randall, New Britain
Cor. Secretary, G. W. Rubinkam, Jamison
Rec. Secretary, Harry Neamand, Perkasie
Treasurer, G.W. Rubinkam, Jamison
Superintendent Primary Department, Mrs. J. P. Erwin, Perkasie
Superintendent Home Department, Mrs. G. W. Rabinkam, Jamison
Superintendent Normal Department, Seward M. Rosenberger, Quakertown


The Rev. 0. H. Melchor
President of the Bucks Co. S.S. Association, 1887-1901.

The Rev. 0. H. Melchor was born in Bedminster township, Bucks county, on December 23, 1848. When he was two years old, the family removed to a farm in Nockamixon township, where his father died in 1883. Young Melchor, therefore, was brought up on a farm, attending school during the winter, first at Nockamixon Church, and later, at a new school-house built on his father's farm, which is still known as "Melchor's school." He was always fond of books and study, but his school privileges were limited to four or five months in a year, and the remainder of the time he worked on the farm. During these years he attended a Sunday-school held in the "Old Starch Factory," in Kintnersville, more than two miles away. One of his teachers at this place was Mr. Michael Yost, now living near Doylestown.
When eighteen years of age he entered a private school taught by David W. Hess, only a short distance from Mr. Melchor's present residence, and six miles from his father's home, which distance he walked every morning and evening. During this year he connected with the Lutheran congregation at Nockamixon, the Rev. W. S Emory, pastor.
He commenced teaching when nineteen, at Melchor's school-house. Here he organized and superintended a Sunday school, which was attended by young and old. The parents even attended Melchor's Sunday-school. After teaching here two terms he was called to the adjoining township of Durham, to the Monroe school, where he taught two terms, at the then high salary of forty dollars a month. At this place he also organized and carried on a Sunday-school which was well attended by young and old.
Having now made and saved some money, he was ready to enter upon a course of preparation for the work for which he longed, and to which he had felt himself called from boyhood. In the spring of 1871 he entered the Doylestown English and Classical Seminary. The Monroe Sunday-school presented him, the Sunday before he left, with fifteen dollars. During this term and the following year he prepared to enter college. During the first term he did some teaching in the Seminary, and the following year was private tutor to Will Mercer, at the Laurence homestead. He has never forgotten the kindness and financial aid received from the Mercer family.
He entered Lafayette College in the fall of '72 and boarded himself the first year, enjoying but one warm meal during the first four weeks, at the house of a friend. At the end of the year he received a prize of twenty-five dollars for proficiency in Greek and Latin. The second year he waited on the table in a boarding-house for his board, and at the end of the year received a second prize of fifty dollars for proficiency in Latin and Greek. While in college here he attended a country Sunday-school "up the Bushkill."
In his Junior year, acting upon the advice of Lutheran ministers, he left Lafayette, and entered his own Church College, Pennsylvania, at Gettysburg, receiving aid from the Church, so that he could give all his time to study and reading, this being the more necessary because of his lack of early opportunities.
He graduated from Pennsylvania College 1876, and from the Theological Seminary at the same place 3 years later. During the last two years that he was in Gettysburg he was Superintendent of the Reformed Sunday-school, from which he received a twenty-dollar gold piece when he left.
In the spring of 1879 the Kintnersville charge, of which he was a member, composed of the Churches of Lower Tinicum, Nockamixon, Durham, Springfield and Springtown, was divided, Lower Tinicum and Nockamixon to compose one charge and the remaining three the other. The latter immediately called Mr. Melchor to be their pastor, which call he accepted, and entered upon his work July 1. 1879, coming back to the Melchor homestead, where he lived with his father until October 14, 1880, when he was married to Mary E. Montfort, of Gettysburg, a graduate of the Millersville Normal School.
After serving his three congregations for half a year, the Nockamixon congregation, of which he had been a member, having voted to also connect with the General Synod, of which general body the other three had already become a part, elected Rev. Melchor as their pastor. He greatly appreciated the honor of the election, and felt glad to serve them, but his field was large, his people were having twice as much preaching as they had before the division, and he feared the work would be too heavy. Laying the matter before the President of Synod, the latter advised him to accept and supply Nockamixon as best he could.
This relation continued for twelve years, when Mr. Melchor broke down physically, and had to lay down his work for 3 months. He resigned the pastorate of Nockamixon, which then united with the Upper Tinicum Church and called the Rev. S. S. Diehl to become their pastor, and continued to serve only his three original churches, which he will have served twenty-four years by July 1 of the present year. During his pastorate eight young men from the charge have entered the ministry. The most pleasant relations have always existed between pastor and people.
The Rev. Mr. Melchor has never had a fixed salary, but has always been liberally supported. The money received from the Church to complete his education, although not a legal debt, he refunded to the Board of Education during the first years of his ministry, thus becoming literally a self-educated man.
At the present time he is president of the Easton Conference of the East Pennsylvania Synod. He is an active member of the Buckwampun Literary Society, and a regular contributor to its annual meetings.

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[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

After her husband's death, Sarah Thompson Montfort, took in boarders at her home in Gettysburg to help meet expenses. According to Charles Melchior in an email to John-Pierre M. Hannam (15 June 2000), Oliver Hoffman Melchior was one of those boarders while he was attending seminary. It was here, of course, that he met his future wife, Sarah's daughter, Mary Elizabeth Montfort.

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[Source: 1910 Census Miracode Index, www.ancestry.com]

County: Bucks
Enumeration District: 0050
Visit: 0119
Name: Oliver H Melchior
Relation: Husband
Color: W
Age: 61
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Other Residents: Wife Mary E 59, Pennsylvania
Daughter Mary S 19, Pennsylvania
1 non-relative

Apparently, Kate Wolfinger, age 68, servant, was living in the household of Oliver and Mary Melchior in the 1910 Census. It is not clear from the census reference whether Kate Wolfinger was just a boarder, a visitor, or an actual servant of the Melchiors.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 14 October 2000

NOTE: The 1920 Census also listed Kate Wolfinger, now 78, as a servant (cook for a private family).

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 28 November 2006

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[Source: THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, Vol. II, CHAPTER XXVI, SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION, from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time by W. W. H. Davis, A.M., 1905 edition.]

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LAFAYETTE COLLEGE

The first step in founding Lafayette College, the elder of the group, was taken the evening of December 27, 1824, at a meeting held in White's tavern, Easton, on the northeast corner of the public square. Jacob Weygandt was the secretary, but we do not know the name of the chairman. A charter was obtained in 1826, and the first meeting held under it May 15th, when an organization was effected and James M. Porter chosen president of the board of trustees. In the near future the Rev. George Junkin, D. D., was elected the first president of the college, and upon him devolved the work of building up the institution. The college began its educational work on the south bank of the Lehigh, May 9, 1832, but a suitable site was afterward selected on the present campus on the north side overlooking Easton; ground was broken June, 1833, and the erection of the first permanent building begun. (9)

(9) The Rev. Robert Cunningham, Scotland, was an early professor at Lafayette. He came to Easton, 1835, and opened the first Normal school in Pennsylvania; was subsequently appointed professor of the ancient languages; but returned home in a few years and established what is the largest boys' Preparatory Institution in the Kingdom, near Edinburgh. In 1899, the Rev. John George Cunningham, D. D., son of Rev. Robert Cunningham, was invited to this county to assist Mr. Moody at the Mission conference at Northfield, and, before his return to Great Britain, visited Lafayette and addressed the undergraduates. The occasion was an interesting one and recalled some pleasant memories.

Years of struggle followed, but courage and persistent work with the help of warm friends triumphed over all obstacles and the institution was placed on solid foundation. During its struggles the college had no warmer friend than James Madison Porter. In 1850 Lafayette was taken under the care of the Presbyterian Synod of Pennsylvania, and the Pardee (10) School of Science added, 1866, two steps that contributed to its strength and usefulness. The building and grounds are valued at $650,000, apparatus and libraries $50,000, and within the campus, are 28 buildings, 13 of them being dwellings for professors. Since the doors of Lafayette were first opened for the reception of students, down to July 1, 1898, 4,279 have been enrolled, of whom 1,715 have been graduated. The present attendance is 325, instructed by a faculty of 28 professors. Lafayette College, being within a few miles of the line of Bucks, our county has sent a number of her sons thither to enjoy its educational facilities, and all who have left its hall have done credit to their alma mater. The figures show our county has furnished the college with 10 trustees, one member of the faculty and 89 alumni, of whom 40 were regular graduates, the remainder made up of students who did not graduate, and a few recorded as "honorary graduates," having received honorary degrees, about 100 in all. Here follow the names and brief sketches of all who have been connected with Lafayette as trustees, professors or students (11) from Bucks county, down to about the close of the last century.

(10) Pardee Hall, one of the handsomest buildings belonging to Lafayette College, has been twice destroyed by fire, in 1879, by accident, and 1898 by the torch of an incendiary, George Herbert Stephens, a professor in the institution, for the purpose of revenge against President Warfield. He was convicted and sentenced to the penitentiary for nine years. The hall was rebuilt, and dedicated in June, 1899.
(11) We are indebted to the courtesy of Professor Seldon J. Coffin for the sketches and other data of Lafayette.

NON-GRADUATES

Oliver Hoffman Melchor, class '76, Lutheran minister, Springtown, Pa.; born Bucks county December 23, 1848; in college freshman and sophomore, and one term junior; Douglass prizes, 1873 and 1874; graduated Gettysburg 1876, and Theological Seminary, 1879.

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[Source: Biography & Genealogy Master Index (BGMI), Index to hundreds of biographical sketch volumes in the United States, such as "Who's Who in America" and "Women of Science." ]

Name: Melchor, Oliver Hoffman
Birth - Death: 1848-1928
Accession Number: 2848815
Source Citation: Who Was Who in America. A component volume of [Who's Who in American
History.]. Volume 1, 1897-1942. Chicago: A.N. Marquis Co.,
1943.(WhAm 1)

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[Source: BOOK OF BIOGRAPHIES: Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Bucks County, Penna., Biographical Publishing Co,. Buffalo, N.Y., 1899, page 174

Rev. Samuel S. Diehl was educated in the public schools and in the West Chester State Normal, which he attended for two terms. Then, after teaching school for some four years, he entered Gettysburg College and was graduated in 1889; three years later he graduated from the Theological Seminary of the same institution. Rev. Mr. Diehl was then called to Kintnersville where he took charge of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, succeeding Rev. O. H. Melchor, and also became pastor of the Upper Tinicum Lutheran Church of Tlnicum township.
Among the early settlers of Nockamixon township were many of German nationality, and with them they brought the religion of their native land. The Lutheran congregation of Kintnersville may properly be called a child of the Springfield congregation. It was organized about the year 1755, and its first house of worship was an humble log building, which was erected on a site near the present Center Hill School House. Who the first pastor was is a question, as the records of the church at the time were not preserved. The first pastor of whom we have any record is J. Michael Enderline, who had charge in 1766, and was succeeded by Jacob T. Miller in 1773. A Mr. Sanna was then pastor for some time, and was followed by Peter Ahl in 1789. The following were his successors: Augustus Herman Schmidt, 1798; Rev. Kramer, 1801; John Nicholas Mensch, 1803; Henry E. Miller, 183; C. F. Welden, 1838; C. P. Miller,1842; W. S. Emery, 1865; 0. H. Melchor, 1880; and S. S. Diehl, 1892. At some time during the Revolutionary War the Reformed congregation erected a church near the site of the present building, and in 1804 the Lutheran congregation began to worship with their Reformed brethren, and the church has been Union. On Easter Monday, April 19, 1813, the corner-stone of a new church was laid, and the church completed in 1814, and was used as a house of worship until 1875, when, a fine new edifice was erected. The corner-stone was laid on July 3, 1875 and church was dedicated on May 20, 1877. It is beautifully furnished, and is one of the finest churches in Bucks County. In 1891 a new pipe organ was purchased at a cost of $2,000, and in 1895 steam heat was also added to its many other conveniences. The church services for many years were exclusively In the German language, but English was gradually introduced until now only on every sixth Sunday are the services partially in German. The congregation is large and influential, and the present membership is over 500. There is connected with the Church a flourishing Sunday School, an active Missionary Society, and regular Thursday Evening Bible Class. The officers of the church at the present time are as follows: Trustees, William H. Nickel and Andrew J. Bean; elders, William E. Litzenberger and Wilson W. Bean; deacons, Peter F. Herstine, Henry L.Fox, George A. Purdy, and H. Clayton Frankenfield. The congregation is united is doing a good work in the cause of our common Master.

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[Source: Bucks County Gazette, Bristol, Pennsylvania, 18 September 1902]

Rev. Oliver H. Melchor, of Springtown, who, at the Prohibition county convention recently held in Newtown, was nominated for State Senator, has declined the honor and asks that the name of some other Prohibitionist be substituted for his on the ticket. The Prohibitionists made one other mistake. That was in nominating a candidate for the county surveyor when that office is not to be filled this year, Harry T. Shelley having been elected to the position in 1901 for three years.

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[Source: Bucks County Gazette, Bristol, Pennsylvania, 2 October 1902]

The Prohibitionists of Bucks county have placed the name of George T. Merick, of Wrightstown, on their ticket for State Senator in place of Rev. O. H. Melchor, of Springtown, who declined the nomination given him at the county convention held in Newtown on August 18th.

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), Wednesday, 21 July 1909]

-Rev. and Mrs. O. H. Melchoir of Springtown, Bucks Co., Pa. and Mrs. W. T. Melchoir are visiting Miss Maria Thompson and Miss Jennie Montfort, of York St. Rev. Melchoir celebrated this month his 30th anniversary as pastor of the Lutheran church at Springtown and two other nearby congregations and the event proved a most interesting and gratifying occasion. Rev. Melchoir was born at Springtown and it has been his cherished home for practically his whole life and during his pastorate his congregation has doubled. When the celebration was over he was given a vacation by his churches and after visiting Richmond, Norfolk and other points in Virginia, came to Gettysburg.

NOTE: To the best of my knowledge, O.H. Melchior was NOT born at Springtown. He was born in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on 23 December 1848. The article is interesting nonetheless.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 17 July 2004

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[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 30 July 1919]

FORTY YEARS IN THE MINISTRY

Rev. and Mrs. 0. H. Melchoir Honored by Church People.

An account of the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of his pastorate was extended to Rev. 0. H. Melchoir at Springtown recently. Mr. Melchoir is a graduate of the Lutheran Seminary here and his wife was formerly Miss Mary Montfort, of Gettysburg. The following account of the anniversary appeared in a Doylestown paper:
"Rounding out a forty-year pastorate was the rare privilege enjoyed by the Rev. 0. H. Melchoir recently, when a thousand members and friends of his congregation dropped their everyday business affairs and gathered in Bitt's Grove, Springtown, to help him celebrate the fortieth anniversary of his pastorate of Durham, Springtown and Springfield churches.
"Mr. Melchoir's activities have been greater than those which fall to the lot of even the average country clergyman. He is a fine example of a self-made man. A poor boy, he worked his way through Lafayette College, and then through the Theological Seminary at Gettysburg from which he graduated in 1879. Immediately he assumed charge of the three congregations which still comprise his pastorate.
"Chairman Greiss in an appropriate speech presented to Mr. Melchoir a check for an automobile, the amount of which, however, was not stated, but it was an exceedingly generous one. The gift was from the members of his three congregations.
"The gift was a complete surprise to the pastor, and he was visibly affected as he arose to reply, but he quickly regained his composure and made the best impromptu speech of the day."

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[Source: The Gettysburg Compiler, Saturday, July 9, 1921]

Celebrates 42nd Pastorate.

On the first Sunday in July, 1879, forty-two years ago, the Rev. O.H. Melchor assumed charge at two little churches and Sunday Schools in Bucks County, Pa., the Springfield Church and Sunday School and the Springtown Church and Sunday School. He preached at Springfield in the morning and at Springtown in the afternoon.
At Mr. Melchor's anniversary service last Sunday twenty-eight members at Springfield and four at Springtown who were members forty-two years ago, participated. The minister preached from the same text that he used in 1879. And he preached in the German language just as he did forty-two years ago, giving substantially the same sermon.
It must be noted that in 1879 Mr. Melchor made the trip to Springfield and Springtown by horse and buggy. On Sunday he did the same. He declined offers of an automobile in order to add color to the event by again driving over the route with a horse and buggy.
Several hundred church members, other than his original members, attended the special anniversary services.
Rev. and Mrs. Melchor are well known here. Mrs. Melchor was before her marriage Miss Mary Montfort of this place.

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[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 26 April 1926]

PHI DELIS MARK 50TH BIRTHDAY
Three-Day Events End Saturday Night; One of Founders Comes From Colorado.
A reception and smoker for their guests and members of the faculty at Gettyburg College in the after-noon, with a theatre party at the Majestic in the evening, brought to a close Saturday night three days of festivities marking the fiftieth anniversary of Pennsylvania Beta chapter, Phi Delta Theta fraternity, at its chapter house, Lincoln avenue.
Alumni from as far west as Colo-rado came to attend the event, the attendance of former students and local chapter men exceeding the expectations of the committee, it is stated.
Two of the six founders of the local chapter were in attendance and played a prominent part in the celebration. They were J. C. Jacoby, class of 1776, of Holyoke, Colorado, and Albert Bell, class of 1778, of York. It was the fourth fraternity group organized at Gettysburg College, the three in existence before 1775 having been Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Gamma Delta and Sigma Chi. Rev. Oliver Melchoir, of Springtown, this state, is the third surviving member of the group of six which organized the local chapter.
The festivities began Thursday evening with an informal initiation attended by active chapter men and alumni.
G. H. Kain, of York, was toast-master at the banquet Friday night. Toasts were responded to by Edward 0. Keen, class of 1892, York; Martin C. Holloway '84, Philadelphia; Millard E. Gladfelter, '25, York; A. R. Phillipy, ex-'15, Hagerstown; J. E. Mei-senhelder, '97, Hanover, chapter advisor; P. B. Dunbar. '04, Washington; J. W. Elliot, New York Zeta, province president, and Dean Hoffman, Pennsylvania Epsilon, editor of the Harrisburg- Patriot-Evening News and assistant province president.

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[Source: Larry Hillpot, www.larryhillpot.com, 7 March 2004 (added to the O.H. Melchior page under "Old Photographs")

Intelligencer September 13, 1928: MORE THAN 2000 ATTEND FUNERAL OF CLERGYMAN: Springtown, Sept. 12-One of the largest funeral ever seen in Upper Bucks county was held yesterday, when over 2,000 persons attended the services for the late Rev. O. H. Melchior. Private services were held at the house for the immediate members of the family. Rev. Irwin Deaterly, Springtown, and Rev. John W. Gilds, Riegelsville, had charge of these services. Several thousand persons were assembled at the Durham church when the cortege arrived and about 1200 of this number were unable to get into the church. The sermon at the church was delivered by Rev. George Greiss, Allentown, while prayer was offered by Rev. C. F. Althouse, Kintnersville. The scripture was read by Rev. George Haffer, Phillipsburg, N. J., the Dr. C. P. Swank, Phila., president of the Eastern Penna Synod of the Lutheran Church, spoke briefly, and U. A. Apple, Annville, secretary of the synod, read the obituary. More than a score of the members of the Eastern Penna Synod were in attendance. Miss Esther Hindenach, a member of the Durham congregation sang two solos, "Just As I Am" and "Crossing the Bar." Monday evening more than 250 persons viewed the body at Rev. Melchior's late residence and over 2000 persons passed by the bier yesterday. Six elders of the Durham, Springtown and Springfield congregations, of which veteran clergyman was pastor, acted as pallbearers consisted of the 12 deacons of the three congregations. The acting pall bearers were Alvin Pearson, Henry Cawley, Jacob Koder, Howard Sterner, Joseph Nicholas and William Gross. Interment was made in the Durham church cemetery.

Intelligencer September 13, 1928 REV. O. H. MELCHIOR DIES, AFTER LONG PASTORATE Springtown Minister Baptized Over 2700 Persons; Married 829 Couples: SPRNNGTOWN, Sept. 8-Rev O. H. Melchior, pastor of the Springfield Lutheran charge comprising three churches, died at his home yesterday after an illness lasting several weeks just a few months short of celebrating his golden anniversary as pastor of this charge. Mr. Melchior, who was in his eightieth year, was one of the most widely known and most respected clergymen of the county. His illness, a stroke of paralysis, came just a short time before the celebration of the fiftieth harvest home service of his pastorate. He was born in Bedminster township, December 23, 1848, and was a son of Tobias and Susanna Melchior. When he was two years of age, the family removed to Nockamixon township, As a young man he taught school for two years in Nockamixon township and two years at Durham. In 1871 he was graduated from the Doylestown English and Classical Seminary and then attended Lafayette for two years and Gettysburg College two years. He was graduated from Gettysburg College in 1876 and from the theological seminary of that institution in 1879. During his long pastorate at Springfield and Springtown he has baptized 2715 children and adults, united in marriage 829 couples and officiated at 1739 funerals. Memberships of his congregation are now three times as large as when he took charge in 1879. Mr. Melchior is survived by his widow ... [and] ... by four children, Montfort D. Melchior, of Lansdowne; Dr. William T. Melchior, Syracuse, N. Y.; Charles Melchior and Mrs. Floyd Rau, of Springtown and a number of grandchildren.

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[Source: Lutheranism in Bucks County, 1734-1934: Biographies of Pastors in Bucks County, page 149]

OLIVER H. MELCHIOR - (Aa: B. end R)
b. Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., s. Tobias and Susanna Melchior; early education at Doylestown and Lafayette Col., 1872-74; Gettysburg Col., 1876; Gettsyburg Sem., 1879; ord. East Pa., 1879; pastor. Springtown, Pa..(Durham, Springtown, Springfield, and Nockamixon for a time), Pa.. 1879-1728; well beloved by the people as shown by expressions on Anniversary services and at time of death: pastoral acts were 2715 baptisms, 829 weddings and 1739 funerals. m. 1880, a daughter of David and Sarah Montfort, Gettysburg: children--(Prof.) Monfort, (Prof.) William, Charles, and Mary (Mrs. Floyd Rau). d. 1928 and rests at Durham.

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[Source: History of the Gettysburg Theological Seminary of the General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States and of the United Lutheran Church in America, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1826 - 1926, by Abdel Ross Wentz, Ph. D., D.D., page 461]

MELCHOR, OLIVER HOFFMAN, b. Bucks Co., Pa., Dec. 23, 1848; s. Tobias and Susanna (Hoffman) M.; stud. Lafayette Col.; A.B., Gbg. Col., 1876; grad. Gbg. Sem., 1879; lic. E. Pa. Syn., 1878; ord. same, 1879; pastor, Springtown, Pa., 1879- ; m. Mary Elizabeth Montfort, Oct. 14, 1880; children, David M., Wm. T., Chas. C., May S,; res., Springtown, Pa.

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[Source: History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, edited by J. H. Battle, Chapter XLVI, 1887]

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES- SPRINGFIELD.

OLIVER H. MELCHOR, clergyman, P.O. Springtown, was born December 23, 1848, in Bedminster township, but moved to Nockamixon township when but two and a half years old. He is a son of Tobias and Susanna Melchor, natives of Pennsylvania. His early life to the age of eighteen years was spent working on a farm in Bucks county, after which he attended the select school of David W. Hess for one year; this, with a liberal education from our public schools, enabled him at the age of 19 to teach school, which he did in Nockamixon for two years, and for two years longer at Durham. He was the first to organize a Sunday school at Melchor's school-house in Nockamixon which was known as the Melchor Sunday school, and another at the Monroe school-house, which was in Durham township. After this he entered the Doylestown English and Classical seminary, where after four terms he graduated in 1872, and entered the Lafayette college the same year, where he remained two years longer. He entered college at Gettysburg in 1875, and graduated in 1876, subsequently entering the Theological seminary at that place, where he took the full three years' course, and graduated in 1879. He then entered upon his duties as pastor, his charge embracing the Lutheran churches at Durham, Nockamixon, Springfield and Springtown. Mr. Melchor preaches both in English and German. He was married October 14, 1880, to Miss Mary E. Montfort, a native of Adams county, Pa. Their children are: David M., born December 12, 1881; William T., born May 6, 1884; and Charles C., born August 14, 1885. Mrs. Melchor was a graduate of the Millersville Normal school, and was principal at the Female seminary at Gettysburg. She taught school for several years in Adams county, and one year in Bucks county. Mr. Melchor is a strong prohibitionist, and has done much to promote the cause of temperance.

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[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 12 August 1999 by Karen Beyer]

Church Served Various Groups
August 12, 1999|by KAREN BEYER, The Morning Call
In the hamlet of Springtown, in the rolling hills of Springfield Township, Bucks County, Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church is celebrating its 125th anniversary.
The 265-member congregation has had celebratory brunches and dinners and a church picnic Aug. 1, but members also remain busy by helping those outside of their community.
It's a philosophy that keeps this little church humming with activity.
"A church is a living, breathing part of Jesus Christ. That needs to be reflected in the community." said the Rev. Phyllis Pelletier, church pastor.
In the past year, fund-raisers were held for flood and tornado victims and for the refugees in Kosovo.
Can collections are also under way to help a Hispanic church, "Iglesia Luterana Esperanza" in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia, so it can open this year.
"Our church has always been wonderful at taking care of those less fortunate," Pelletier said.
To keep funds flowing, a core group of church volunteers known as "The Bakers" meet the second Tuesday of every month to fill orders for their popular shoofly pies, Pelletier said.
"They've been baking for a long time," she said. "I don't even know when they started."
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Although Springtown had no organized Lutheran congregation or church building, by 1860 it had become a point of occasional preaching.
In 1871, Springtown had become a regular Lutheran preaching station.
That year, a group of people joined to form a church. They belonged to German Reformed, Evangelical, Lutheran, Mennonite and Presbyterian denominations.
They agreed to buy a lot owned by Addison J. Hess for $350 and raise funds to build Christ Church of Springtown.
According to a church history prepared by members, on a cloudy day in 1872, the cornerstone was laid. The stone contained a tin box containing a Bible, a copy of the charter, newspaper, money and a list of individuals who had paid 10 cents each toward the church's construction.
One year later, the church was dedicated and worship began.
In 1874 the Lutheran congregation was officially organized and joined the other churches in the Rev. William S. Emory's parish covering Nockamixon, Tinicum, Springfield and Durham.
Emery served the parish until 1879, when Springfield, Springtown and Durham withdrew from the five-church parish. The Rev. Oliver H. Melchor took over the duties of the newly formed church and continued to served until his death in 1928. He was the Springtown church's longest serving pastor.
In 1924, the Presbyterians and Mennonites discontinued services; when the Reformed congregation ended worship there, the Lutherans had sole use of the building.
The church continued to grow and modifications were made to the church's interior and exterior, most notably in 1944 when former Kutztown University professor and artist Henry W. Sharadin's interpretation in oil of Hoffman's "Christ in Gethsemane" was placed above the altar.
In 1963, under the leadership of the Rev. Edmund Bieber, the Springtown and Durham parish split with Springfield. In 1969, Springtown and Durham each voted to become separate, and in 1971, Christ Lutheran became sole owners of the church.
Pelletier came to Springtown in 1996.

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: Aug 1850. 236 Oliver Melcher, son of Tobias and Susanna Melcher, listed as age 1

• Census: 15 Jul 1870. 237 Listed as boarder living in Nockamixon Township with sister, Anna Maria Trauger and her husband, William Trauger

• Communion: 26 Mar 1871, St Luke΄s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ferndale, Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Oliver H. Melchor and Josiah Melchor were listed as 'communicants at Nockamixon March 26, 1871'

• Occupation: 1 Jan 1880-1 Jan 1892, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Pastor

• Religion: Lutheran

Children from this marriage were:

+ 781 M    i. Dr. David Montfort Melchior 196 was born on 12 Dec 1881 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,196 was baptized on 12 Mar 1882 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,238 died on 24 Jan 1956 in Lansdowne, Delaware, Pennsylvania at age 74, and was buried in Durham Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

+ 782 M    ii. William Tobias Melchior 196 was born on 6 May 1884, was baptized on 13 Jul 1884 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,239 died on 13 Mar 1967240,241 at age 82, and was buried in Clarkton, North Carolina (Tombstone In Durham Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania) Next To First Wife, Carrrie.242,243

+ 783 M    iii. Charles Cassat Melcher 244 was born on 14 Aug 1885,196,244 was baptized on 17 Oct 1885 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,244 and died on 6 Oct 1951 in Quakertown Hospital, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania245 at age 66.

+ 784 F    iv. Mary Susanna Melchior 196 was born on 20 Oct 1890 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania,240,241 was baptized on 29 Mar 1891 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 1 Aug 1975 in , , Pennsylvania at age 84, and was buried in Aug 1975 in Durham Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.


525. Elias Riggs Monfort 72 was born on 2 Mar 1842 in Greensberg, Indiana,72 died on 29 Jul 1920 in Oaks Corners, Ontario, Phelps, New York72 at age 78, and was buried on 31 Jul 1920 in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.72

General Notes:

[Source: Monfort Family 12_99.FTW, Elias Riggs Monfort III]

Capt. 75th Ohio, National Commander GAR, 1915, Mason, Knight Tem

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[Source: Faces of the 75th, http://www.75thovi.com/faces1.html]

Elias Montfort, Cpt. Co F

20, enlisted Ocotber 8, 1861, appointed 2nd Lieut. Dec 14, 1861; promoted to 1st Lieut. May 15, 1862; to Captain Jan. 14, 1863; discharged Dec. 9, 1863 for wounds received July 1, 1863 in battle at Gettysburg, PA by order of the War Department. A family member came and retrieved him to return to Ohio. The train they traveled on wrecked but Montfort and his family members survived.

The picture of the older Montfort, taken in 1911, is owned and submitted by Elias Riggs Montfort III and the Montfort family.

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[Source: City of Springdale History On-Line, 24 September 2005, http://www.springdale.org/history/spring5.html]
Persuasive and ambitious young men often recruited their own companies. Elias Montfort of Glendale recruited the Springdale area heavily for Colonel Nathaniel McLean's 75th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The 75th would suffer heavy casualties in the days to come.

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[Source: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, http://suvcw.org/garcinc/ermonfort.htm]

Grand Army of the Republic
Elias Riggs Monfort
Commander-in-Chief 1915 / 1916


Elias Riggs Monfort was born March 2, 1842 at Greensburg, Indiana, son of Joseph Glass Monfort, D.D., LL.D. and Hannah Conger Riggs. When he was 13 years old, the family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Hanover College in Indiana before his studies were interrupted by the war.
He enlisted June 18, 1861 as a Private in Company A, 6th Ohio Infantry. On October 5, 1861, he was promoted to Second Lieutenant and transferred to Company F, 75th Ohio Infantry. He was then commissioned First Lieutenant of this company on May 15, 1862 and Captain of the same on January 12, 1863. He participated in 20 engagements, among which were the following: Phillipi, Laurel Hill, Carrick's Ford, Monterey, Shaw's Ridge, McDowell, Franklin, Strausburg, Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain, Freeman's Ford, Waterloo Bridge, Sulphur Springs, Second Bull Run, Chantilly, Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg. In the last battle, he was dangerously wounded, July 2, 1863, which made it necessary for him to submit to repeated surgical operations, the last occurring in June 1911. He was discharged on account of his wounds in January 1864.
After the war, he continued his studies at Hanover College, going about on crutches, and graduated in 1865. Having decided upon a legal career, he then entered the Cincinnati Law School, from which he graduated and was admitted to the bar. He began practice at Greensburg, Indiana. He continued for eight years until failing health forced him to retire from the legal profession. He became prosecuting attorney of the Fourth Judicial Circuit District of Indiana (two years) later, a district attorney of the Twenty-Second District of Indiana (two years). Returning to Cincinnati to make his home, he later entered the service of The Herald and Presbyter
, of which he rose to the position of editor in 1875 and continued as such for 20 years.
In 1896, Mr. Monfort was elected clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Hamilton County, Ohio and served one term. He was selected in 1899 by President McKinley to fill the responsible position of postmaster of the city of Cincinnati. He held this position for 16 years, resigning January 1, 1915. He was a life member of the National Association of the Postmasters of the First Class and of the Ohio State Historical Society.
Mr. Monfort became half owner of The Herald and Presbyter and was president of the Mamolyth Paint Company until 1914. At one time, he was a director and trustee of 14 different organizations. He was a loyal supporter of the Republican party and, fraternally, he was a thirty-second degree Mason, and a Knight Templar.
He was Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Jones Post #401 in 1890, Commander of the GAR Department of Ohio in 1900, Commander of the Ohio Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States in 1906, and in 1915, he was elected Commander-in-Chief of the GAR at the National Encampment at Washington, DC, having refused the position three times on account of obligation to public service. Mr. Monfort attended nearly all of the Ohio State encampments and was 28 times a representative at the National Encampment.
Mr. Monfort was married September 6, 1867 to Emma A. Taylor, who passed away October 24, 1914. They had three children, Joseph T., Hannah Louise, and Margaret M. Monfort. Elias Riggs Monfort died in 1920.

Sources:
Information and Civil War photograph submitted by E. Riggs Monfort III and Jim Houston, November 2001
GAR photograph submitted by George G. Kane, July 2001

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[Source: Rev. J. K. Demarest, D.D., "History of the Low Dutch Colony of Conowago"]

Extract from the article:

. . .

The following letter is from Dr. J. G. [Monfort], by whose kindness I was put in possession of the Baptismal record. Dr. Monfort's relation to the colony has already been stated. His grandmother was Elizabeth Cassat, daughter of Frances Cassat. He had been for thirteen years editor of the Herald and Presbyter, published at Cincinnati, Ohio, in which work his two sons, Rev. Frances C. Monfort, who is also pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Cincinnati, and Elias Riggs Monfort, are associated with him. The latter participated in the battle of Gettysburg. He was captain of Company F, 75th Ohio Volunteers, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Corps, (Gen. O. O. Howard commanding [)] which suffered heavily in the first day's fight north of town. Captain Monfort was severely wounded under the locust tree along the north eastern base of Cemetery Hill, in the second day's fight. He was at first taken to the house of Mr. Lightner on the Baltimore 'pike; but three weeks after, having been accidentally discovered there by an uncle from the west, who was in the Christian commission, he was brought into town and for six weeks was kindly nursed at the home of Mrs. Mary Thompson, a cousin of his grandfather.
. . .

Noted events in his life were:

• Education: 72 LL.D. Hanover College, IN, 1865

• Occupation: 72 Attorney, Postmaster, Editor Herald & Presbyter.

• Religion: 72 Presbyterian

• Alt. Birth: 1 Sep 1844. 72 Greensburg, Indiana

Elias married Emeline Agusta Taylor 72 on 4 Sep 1867 in College Hill, Hamilton Co., OH.72 Emeline was born on 23 May 1841,72 died on 24 Oct 1914 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio72 at age 73, and was buried in Spring Grove, Cincinnati, OH.72 Another name for Emeline was Emma Taylor.

Noted events in her life were:

• Religion: 72 Presbyterian, Walnut Hills OH

Children from this marriage were:

+ 785 M    i. Joseph Taylor Monfort 72 was born on 3 Apr 1870 in Greensburg, IN,72 died on 9 Mar 1918 in Texarkana, AR72 at age 47, and was buried on 13 Mar 1918 in Spring Grove, Cincinnati, OH.72

   786 F    ii. Hannah Louise Monfort 72 was born on 15 Jul 187272 and died about 196072 about age 88.

Hannah married Arthur B. Burtis 72 on 15 Apr 1896 in Oaks Corners, NY.72 Arthur was born on 15 Apr 189672 and died on 23 Mar 1923 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio72 at age 26.

   787 F    iii. Marguerite Moorhead Monfort 72 was born on 14 Dec 1877 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio72 and died on 4 Dec 1963 in Venice, FL72 at age 85. Another name for Marguerite was Margaret Monfort.

Marguerite married Leonard Bartow Simrall 72 on 27 Oct 1902 in Covington, KY.72 Leonard died about 25 Sep 1950 in Age 75, Cinncinati, OH.72

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 72 Insurance

526. Francis Cassat Monfort 72 was born on 1 Sep 1844 in Greensberg, Decatur, IN,72 died on 30 Sep 1928 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio at age 84, and was buried on 2 Oct 1928 in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.72 Another name for Francis was Francis Cassatt Monfort.72

General Notes: [Source: Lyon Memorial, Volume II, page 213]

1396. VIII. 921. REV. FRANCIS CASSAT8 MONFORT [Hannah7 (Riggs), Margaret6 (Congar), David5, Joanna4 (Crane), Abigail3 (Lyon), Joseph2, Henry1] was born Sept. 11, 1844. He married May 17, 1871, Anna Hubbard.

Children of Francis C. and Anna (Hubbard) Monfort:

1850. I. Mary Esta; b. Feb. 20, 1872.

1851. II. John Glass; b. Aug. 10, 1873; m. Nov. 27, 1901, Irene Patterson; a son, Francis Cassat Patterson, b. 1903.

Noted events in his life were:

• Education: 72 Wabash Coll IN A.B.1864, A.M. 1867, Wooster Univ., OH D.D., 1884

• Occupation: 72 Clergyman And Author

• Religion: 72 Presbyterian

• Alt. Birth: 1 Sep 1844. 72 Greensburg, IN

• Alt. Death: 30 Sep 1928. Cincinnati, OH

Francis married Anna Louisa Hubbard 72 on 17 May 1871.72 Anna was born in 1846 in Indianapolis, IN72 and died on 26 Apr 1914 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio72 at age 68.

Noted events in her life were:

• Occupation: 72 Homemaker

• Alt. Birth: WFT Est 1833-1855. 72

• Alt. Death: WFT Est 1876-1944. 72

Children from this marriage were:

   788 F    i. Mary Este Monfort 72 was born WFT Est 1865-1894 in An Unknown Location and died WFT Est 1870-1976 at age 5.

   789 F    ii. Adelaide Monfort was born WFT Est 1865-1894 in An Unknown Location and died WFT Est 1870-1976 at age 5. Another name for Adelaide was Adelaide Hubbard Monfort.

General Notes: [Source: Monfort Family 12_99.FTW, Elias Riggs Monfort III]

no known issue

Adelaide married M. Charles Iredell 72 in 1901.72

General Notes: [Source: Monfort Family 12_99.FTW, Elias Riggs Monfort III]

no known issue

+ 790 M    iii. Joseph Glass Monfort 72 was born on 10 Aug 187372 and died on 6 Feb 192572 at age 51.

532. Isaac Pierson Spining .72

Isaac married Rose Sefton.

The child from this marriage was:

   791 F    i. Clara Spining was born in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.

Clara married Warren I. Lynch.

534. Sophia Nelson Monfort .72

Sophia married Loy.72

The child from this marriage was:

+ 792 M    i. Edgar Monfort Loy .72

549. Martha Elizabeth Monfort .122

Martha married George Moore Taggart.122

The child from this marriage was:

   793 F    i. Mary E. Taggart 122 was born in Vinton, Iowa.122

Mary married Adolph L. Herrig.122

550. David Hutton King 117 was born in 1845.117

David married Anna Mackie Bisset 117 in 1868.117 Anna was born in 1848117 and died in 1911117 at age 63.

The child from this marriage was:

   794 F    i. Annie Laurie King 117 was born in Dixon, Illinois.117

General Notes: Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books (152 Vols.)

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 161
page 141
Miss Annie Laurie King.
DAR ID Number: 160426
Born in Dixon County, Ill.
Descendant of Lawrence Monfort, as follows:
1. David Hutton King (b. 1845) m. 1868 Anna MacKie Bisset (1848-1911).
2. John Calvin King (1817-99) m. 1837 Elizabeth Cassat Monfort (1818-1906).
3. David Monfort (1790-1860) m. 1818 Phebe Dilworth Spining (d. 1828).
4. Lawrence Monfort m. 1774 Elizabeth Cassatt (b. 1757).
Lawrence Monfort (1753-1830) served as private in Capt. Hugh Campbell's company, 2d battalion, York County, Pennsylvania militia. He was born in Adams County, Pa.
Also No. 146074.

551. Abraham Cozad .73

Abraham married Anna Graves.73

The child from this marriage was:

   795 M    i. Charles Alfred Cozad .73

Charles married Jane W. Barry.

552. John Jackson Cozad 73 was born on 9 Nov 1830 in Ohio and died in Dec 1902 in New York, , New York at age 72.

General Notes:

[Source: Warren County Local History by Dallas Bogan, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohwarren/Bogan/bogan024.htm]

Remembering The 'Forgotten' Local Town Of Cozaddale
23 July 2004

Source: Dallas Bogan, Warren County, Ohio and Beyond (Bowie Maryland: Heritage Press, 1979) page 82

Cozaddale is a forgotten little town located in the extreme southeastern portion of Hamilton Township. The Cozaddale- Murdock and the Roachester-Cozaddale Roads intersect it. John Jackson Cozad founded this little farm town in 1871. Perhaps the evolution of the Cincinnati and Marietta Railroad (formerly the Hillsborough and Cincinnati line, now the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad) played a large part in the founding of the town.
The area of Cozaddale was originally named Spence's Station. The 1903 Atlas says that the acquisition of this name originated with John W. Spence , who for many years after the completion of the railroad, was assigned the duty of general storekeeper, postmaster, and railroad agent and held these positions for at least thirty years. It is with doubt that Spence's Station had a post office. This writer has a complete collection of all the names and dates of all the early post offices and postmasters in the County and I cannot find any reference to Spence's Station.
Cozad owned 323 acres to the North and West above his village. He purchased the land, from which his town developed, from Daniel Snell. He had nearly 200 lots in his plat, with a division of eight streets. John Cozad formed a building association, which had general backing from the people. However, opposition was met with his project, but after two years it appeared that Cozad would win out.
After several cottages and one large three-story building had been erected, trouble began and the association folded, which practically ended the progress of the small town of Cozaddale. Cozad apparently left the area sometime in 1873.
The French Brothers Creamery was established in 1890 at great expense. The creamery was equipped with a machine for manufacturing ice. The daily capacity of this mechanism was four tons.
The Odd Fellows lodge was organized in Cozaddale September 2, 1873. The identification of the lodge was Cozaddale Lodge No. 557, I.O.O.F.
Cozaddale's post office was originally located in Dallasburgh. On June 2, 1871, John J. Cozad was named the first postmaster of Cozaddale.
Other postmasters were: William Renshaw, 23 June 1874; Austin P. Simonton, 15 Dec 1885; Charles N. Tigar, 6 Aug 1887; William Renshaw, 18 June 1889; Nicholas Sanning, 12 Aug 1892; Charles N Tigar, 6 Dec 1893; William Masters, 17 Nov 1897; Edson C. Gaskill, 13 Dec 1902; Frank C. Fryburger, 21 Aug 1913; and Theodore A. Tigar, 13 June 1917.
John Jackson Cozad was born on his father's farm near Allensville, Ohio, in 1830. Apparently dissatisfied with his home life, Cozad ran away at the age of 12. His next home was on the riverboats running up and down the Ohio and Mississippi. His occupation was dealing faro, a card game. He later turned up in South America, and still later in the California gold fields.
He married Theresa Gatewood of Malden, Virginia, in 1858. Two sons were born to this union, namely, John A. and Robert Henry Cozad. At about this time he was engaged in promoting business in his home State, which eventually led to the founding of Cozaddale, Ohio.
Cozad, in his early 40's and still on the lookout for "better things," ventured to the new State of Nebraska. Looking for a new town-site led him to the north bank of the Platte River, which was bisected by the Union Pacific Railroad. He bought 40,000 acres of prairie from the railroad and then ventured to round up settlers. In 1873, some 30 settlers arrived, mostly from Ohio, and the town of Cozad, Nebraska, was born.
John J. Cozad became a hay tycoon in his new State. In due time, Cozad, as a farmer, had constant quarrels with the cattlemen. These frequent encounters forced him into exile. Cozad, feeling despondent over his farmer status, had an argument with a man named Pearson. Pearson pulled a knife and Cozad consequently pulled a gun and killed Pearson.
The fugitive, Cozad, immediately got out of town. His wife sold all his holdings, and with her two sons, she discreetly slipped away. John Jackson Cozad and his family completely disappeared. For about 75 years nothing was heard of the Cozad family.
Two years after the incident at Cozad a gentleman by the name of Richard Henry Lee appeared as a property owner on the boardwalk at Atlantic City, N.J. Lee was a very tight-lipped man, as were his companions and sometimes business associates. His constituents included a struggling young artist by the name of Robert Henri, identified as a nephew, and Frank Southern, who was identified as a brother-in-law. John Jackson Cozad and his two sons, Robert Henry and John A. had been located.
Lee/Cozad lived a quiet life among the residents of Atlantic City. With his two sons he ran Lee's Pier, which encompassed an amusement center of gambling, drinking and exhibits, including a bicycle railway out into the ocean.
The city fathers of Atlantic City decided to widen the boardwalk. A right-of-way was sought across Lee's property and he refused, and consequently constructed a barrier across his section of the walk. The city still tried to cross his property. Lee apparently drew some of the Cozad fire from within and began to tote a pair of six-shooters. Council members apparently saw the happenings that were almost evident and decided to widen the boardwalk around "Lee's Fort." Lee quickly started buying all the surrounding property.
The case was taken to the New Jersey Legislature and a bill constituting a beach front park took almost four years to pass, which gave them power to condemn property. Lee had lost. By 1900 he had disappeared. The boardwalk can well remember "Lee's Fort."
Lee/Cozad died in New York City in 1906 of pneumonia. He was buried in Pleasantville, N.J. His remains were later removed and interred in Providence, R.I.
John A. Cozad, alias Dr. Frank Southern, became a distinguished Philadelphia physician. He served as a member of the City Council of Atlantic City for three years.
Robert Henry Cozad, alias Robert Henri, went on to become one of America's best-known artist. His finest canvas was one in which he painted his father's portrait.
Robert Henri was born in Cincinnati on June 25, 1865. He was educated in Cincinnati at Chickering Institute, it being one of the largest private schools in the country. His first aspiration was to be a writer. However, his creative talent as a boy showed a great deal of artistic quality, an art career being his final decision. In 1886, he entered the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Henri abandoned Philadelphia in 1888 and traveled to Paris hoping to find a niche. After two years, finding himself dissatisfied with the quality of teaching and his own individual progress, he decided to return to the United States.
In his youth the master occupied himself with painting landscapes, waterfronts, city streets and industrial subjects. Later his projects turned to portraits. He involved himself in painting common people such as Negro and Dutch children, Spanish gypsies, Irish peasants, and the brightly clad American Indians and Mexicans. He always emphasized, "The beauty of a work of art lay in its execution rather than in the subject." He also contended, "a picture of a tramp painted in a vigorous and original style was more beautiful than a hackneyed portrait of a society belle."
Although he won many medals and prizes for his work, he emphasized that prizes were generally awarded to the wrong artists, and that competition amongst artist was ridiculous. Robert Henri began teaching in Philadelphia in 1891, traveled to Paris and taught in the late nineties, and for about three decades taught at art schools in New York. He taught and inspired many of the great artists in America.
Henri was the author of "The Art Spirit," a book that encouraged his generation and continues to be used by aspiring young artists. His influence among the youth tended to teach independence, originality and individuality in each specific circumstance.
Robert Henry Cozad, alias Robert Henri, died in New York City on July 12, 1929. Shortly before his death, a canvass of his constituents, artists, dealers, collectors and museum officials, named Henri as one of the three most important living artists in the United States.
When researching this family the writer was fascinated with the whole aspect of the adventures, which surrounded such a prestigious relationship. This is just another positive notch in the relationship of Warren County and its people.

Noted events in his life were:

• AKA: Richard Henry Lee

John married Theresa \.

Children from this marriage were:

   796 M    i. Robert Henry Cozad was born in 1865 and died on 12 Jul 1929 at age 64. Another name for Robert was Robert Henri.

General Notes:

Artist, distant cousin of Mary Cassat, the famous painter

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[Source: Robert Henri Museum, http://roberthenrimuseum.org/index.php/about]

"An artist's job is to surprise himself. Use all means possible."

Robert Henri

Robert Henri's Story
Robert Henry Cozad was born to John and Theresa Cozad in, we now believe, Spence's Station, which later became Cozaddale, Ohio. John founded the town of Cozaddale in 1871. Between 1872 and 1873 John founded and settled in Cozad, Nebraska.

In their youth, Henri and his brother John Jr. only lived in Cozad during the summers and attended the Chickering Classical and Scientific Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. The family lived in Cozad for approximately ten years until an altercation with a local rancher, resulting in the death of the rancher, necessitating the family to assume new identities. Mr. Cozad became Richard Henry Lee, Mrs. Cozad became Tessa Lee, John Anthony Cozad became Frank Southrn (correct spelling) and Robert became Robert Henri (pronounced Hen-rye). Fearing for his life, John J. Cozad left town the night of the shooting in October 1882. John Jr. was already in Colorado conducting family hay business so Robert and Theresa remained in Cozad long enough to sell the family home in 1883 to Stephen Hendee. Mr. & Mrs. Lee and their sons (who they said were adopted nephews) eventually all reunited in Atlantic City, NJ where Mr. Lee had purchased property on the Boardwalk. The oldest son then went to medical school and Robert enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Through the years Henri studied at several institutions and become a renowned artist, art teacher and author (The Art Spirit). His influence on art in America greatly impacted art - he introduced impressionism to America. This museum is dedicated to preserving the memory of Robert Henri through vast research material, the museum which was his home for a time and more original sketches housed here than any other place in the United States.

   797 M    ii. John A. Cozad .

561. Cleranda Cozad .3.,12

Cleranda married George Lawson 3.,12

The child from this marriage was:

   798 F    i. G.C. Lawson 3,12 was born in Meadow Brook, New York.3,12

562. Elizabeth Cozad .3.,12

Elizabeth married John A. Maxon 3.,12

The child from this marriage was:

   799 M    i. J.K.F. Maxon 3,12 was born in Berlin, West Virginia.3,12

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572. Robert W. Sherrard 3 was born on 21 Dec 1849.3

Robert married Clara A. Karshner.3 Clara was born on 23 Nov 1855.3

Children from this marriage were:

   800 F    i. Blanche Mae Sherrard 3 was born on 10 Mar 1876.3

   801 F    ii. Zela Gertrude Sherrard 3 was born on 18 Jan 1884.3

577. Margaret Grant 3 was born on 15 Jun 1855 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

Margaret married someone.

Her children were:

   802 F    i. Caroline Reed 3 was born on 10 Apr 1874.3

   803 M    ii. David Reed 3 was born on 29 Jul 1876.3

   804 F    iii. Hattie Reed 3 was born on 29 Aug 1879.3

   805 F    iv. Amelia Reed 3 was born on 22 Nov 1881.3

578. Harriet Grant 3 was born on 17 Mar 1857 in Sandusky Co., OH.3

Harriet married someone.

Her children were:

   806 M    i. Harry Atkinson 3 was born on 12 Jun 1884.3

   807 M    ii. Elgan James Atkinson 3 was born on 19 Apr 1890.3

583. Jacob Grant 3 was born about 1866 in Washington Twp., Sandusky Co., OH.3

Jacob married someone.

His child was:

   808 F    i. Helen Grant 3 was born about 1894 in Washington Twp., Sandusky Co., OH.3

588. Sarah Jane McCracken 3 was born about 18553 and died about 19273 about age 72.

Sarah married Richard Smith Wray.3 Richard was born about 18433 and died about 19243 about age 81.

The child from this marriage was:

   809 M    i. David Mccracken Wray 3 was born about 1889.3

592. Sarah Josephine Rideout 3 was born in 1854.3

Sarah married someone.

Her children were:

   810 M    i. Eugene L. Huffard 3 was born on 26 Sep 1874.3

   811 M    ii. James H. Huffard 3 was born on 4 May 1884.3

616. Columbus Grant 3 was born on 27 Jan 1868.3

Columbus married someone.

His child was:

   812 F    i. Garnet Grant 3 was born on 15 Jul 1898 in Wooster, OH.3

624. Cora Grant 3 was born on 14 Oct 1860 in Sugar Creek Twp., Stark Co., OH3 and died on 19 Oct 19203 at age 60.

Cora married C. H. Grabill 3 on 28 Apr 1881.3 C. was born in Stark Co., OH3 and died on 14 Sep 1911.3

Children from this marriage were:

   813 M    i. Glen Grant Grabill 3 was born in Wilmot, OH3 and died on 8 Apr 1961 in Westerville, OH.3

   814 M    ii. Norris W. Grabill 3 was born in 1894 in Wilmot, OH.3

625. Will Orr Grant 3 was born on 2 May 1862 in Sugar Creek Twp., Stark Co., OH3 and died on 28 Feb 1928 in Wilmot OH3 at age 65.

Will married someone.

His children were:

   815 F    i. Toinette Sybilla Grant 3 was born in 1885 in Massillon, OH3 and died on 13 May 1931 in Massillon, OH3 at age 46.

Toinette married John Logan Stern 3 on 16 Oct 1907.3 John was born on 4 Mar 1884.3

   816 F    ii. Mildred Grant 3 was born on 10 Feb 18903 and died on 21 Oct 1961 in Sugar Creek Twp., Stark Co., OH3 at age 71.

Mildred married Byron Reinhart 3 on 16 Oct 1917.3 Byron was born on 4 Apr 18903 and died on 1 Jan 1955 in Brewster, OH3 at age 64.

   817 F    iii. Lucille Cora Grant 3 was born on 4 Apr 1891 in Wilmot, OH3 and died on 5 Jun 1957 in Millersburg, OH3 at age 66.

626. Myrtle Grant 3 was born on 17 Jul 18643 and died before 1961.3

Myrtle married Daniel B. Borkey.3 Daniel died on 1 Jul 1920.3

The child from this marriage was:

   818 M    i. Guy Borkey 3 died about 1960.3

632. Albert Cullen Weimer Grant 3 was born on 28 Nov 1877 in Wilmot, OH3 and died on 31 Jan 1931 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan3 at age 53.

Albert married someone.

His child was:

   819 M    i. Harold Jones Grant 3 was born on 9 Mar 1898 in Canton, Stark, Ohio3 and died on 24 Jan 1967 in Caseville, MI3 at age 68.

Harold married Vera McPharlin 3 in 1921 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.3 Vera died in 1965 in Florida.3

633. Clara E. Gallatin 3 was born on 19 Sep 1860 in Elkhart, IN3 and died on 31 Jul 1940 in Edna, KS3 at age 79.

Clara married George W. McDaniel.3 George was born on 3 Dec 1857 in Casey, IL3 and died on 31 Jul 1940 in Edna, KS3 at age 82.

Children from this marriage were:

   820 F    i. Ethel McDaniel 3 was born on 22 Feb 1881 in Clark Co., IL3 and died on 26 Oct 1936 in Edna, KS3 at age 55.

Ethel married Samuel Updegraff 3 on 29 Jul 1899.3 Samuel died on 19 Jan 1941 in Edna, KS.3

   821 M    ii. Otis McDaniel 3 was born on 21 May 1882 in Clark Co., IL3 and died on 26 Oct 1909 in Dodge City, KS3 at age 27.

   822 M    iii. William McDaniel 3 was born on 21 May 1882 in Clark Co., IL.3

   823 F    iv. Winifred McDaniel 3 was born on 21 Jan 1887 in Clark Co., IL.3

   824 M    v. Roland McDaniel 3 was born on 26 Nov 1889 in Clark Co., IL.3

   825 M    vi. Lee McDaniel 3 was born on 14 Apr 1892 in Clark Co., IL3 and died on 12 Dec 1959 in Edna, KS3 at age 67.

   826 F    vii. Bessie McDaniel 3 was born on 17 Dec 1893 in Clark Co., IL3 and died on 22 Oct 19433 at age 49.

Bessie married Ben F. Montgomery 3 on 4 Aug 1921.3 Ben died in Sep 1949.3

   827 M    viii. Evert McDaniel 3 was born on 18 Aug 1897 in Clark Co., IL3 and died in 19603 at age 63.

634. Henry Howard Gallatin 3 was born on 18 May 1862 in Elkhart Co., IN3 and died on 29 May 19573 at age 95.

Henry married Ona Spenny 3 on 25 Nov 1886.3 Ona died on 13 Dec 1952.3

Children from this marriage were:

   828 M    i. William Gallatin 3 was born on 23 Jun 1889 in Clark Co., IL.3

   829 M    ii. John Gallatin 3 was born on 18 Dec 1893 in Clark Co., IL3 and died on 11 Apr 19483 at age 54.

   830 F    iii. Notie Gallatin 3 was born on 2 Dec 1895 in Clark Co., IL.3

635. Jennie Gallatin 3 was born on 14 Sep 1865 in Elkhart Co., IN.3

Jennie married someone.

Her children were:

   831 F    i. Myrtle McCrory 3 was born on 13 Jul 1886 in Clark Co., IL.3

   832 M    ii. Joe McCrory 3 was born on 30 Oct 1887 in Clark Co., IL.3

   833 M    iii. Ed McCrory 3 was born on 4 Jul 1889 in Clark Co., IL3 and died on 7 Jan 19663 at age 76.

   834 F    iv. Stella McCrory 3 was born on 19 Sep 1890 in Clark Co., IL.3

   835 F    v. Dessie McCrory 3 was born on 22 Jul 1893 in Clark Co., IL3 and died on 8 Mar 19203 at age 26.

646. Rowland Carr Marshall 3 was born on 15 Apr 18753 and died on 28 Oct 1956 in Stark Co., OH3 at age 81.

Rowland married Clyde Estelle Ayers.3 Clyde was born on 18 Sep 18883 and died on 19 Sep 19383 at age 50.

The child from this marriage was:

   836 M    i. Robert Ayers Marshall 3 was born on 28 Feb 1898.3

647. Edward Grant 3 was born on 31 Jul 1874 in Clark Co., IL3 and died on 9 Oct 19283 at age 54.

Edward married someone.

His children were:

   837 M    i. Harry Grant 3 was born on 11 Feb 1895 in West Union, IL.3

   838 M    ii. Virgil Grant 3 was born on 20 Aug 1898 in Clark Co., IL3 and died on 16 Apr 19183 at age 19.

674. Maude Leona Grant 3 was born on 20 Jan 1876 in Odessa, NB3 and died on 20 Jan 1948 in Seattle, King, Washington3 at age 72.

Maude married George Hatch 3 on 20 Jan 1893 in Port Angeles, WA.3 George died on 1 Jan 1907.3

Children from this marriage were:

+ 839 F    i. Maude Jeanette Hatch 3 was born on 18 Oct 1894 in Port Angeles, WA3 and died after 1957.246

   840 F    ii. Helen Dorothy Hatch 3 was born on 6 Oct 1896 in Port Angeles, WA.3

Helen married John Justin Harris 3 on 20 Jun 1923 in Seattle, King, Washington.3 John was born on 16 Feb 1888 in Harrison, Boone, Arkansas3 and died on 12 Sep 1954 in Seattle, King, Washington3 at age 66.

681. Mabel Iona Grant 3 was born on 9 Aug 1876 in Prairie Hill, MO3 and died on 3 Mar 1946 in Cabool, MO3 at age 69.

Mabel married Charles Edgar Davis 3 on 9 Jun 1897 in Cabool, MO.3 Charles was born in Oct 1872 in Boone Creek, MO3 and died on 27 Jun 1945 in Cabool, MO3 at age 72.

The child from this marriage was:

   841 F    i. Margaret Elizabeth Davis 3 was born on 27 Jun 1898 in Cabool, MO3 and died on 1 Apr 19583 at age 59.

698. Lillie Mae Grant 3 was born on 6 Jul 1866 in Parkersburg, Wood, West Virgina3 and died in 19193 at age 53. Another name for Lillie was Lillie May Grant.3

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1866. 3 Wood Co., WV

• Alt. Death: 26 Aug 1941. 3 Imperial, Chase, Nebraska

Lillie married Adolph Carl Grimm 3 on 19 Jan 1886 in Saltillo, Lancaster, Nebraska.3 Adolph was born on 22 Apr 1853 in Cato, Manitowac, Wisconsin3 and died on 11 May 1920 in Wauneta, Chase, Nebraska3 at age 67.

Children from this marriage were:

   842 M    i. Roy Allen Grimm 3 was born on 19 Nov 1887 in Hayes, Nebraska3 and died on 27 Feb 1940 in Sterling, Logan, Colorado3 at age 52.

General Notes: [Source: Unknown]

[Source: 17928.GED]

born on farm in Hayes County; birth registered in Wuaneta, Chase County

Roy married Minnie Amelia Sandstedt 3 on 14 Mar 1911 in Willard, Logan, Colorado.3 Minnie was born on 2 Jul 1885 in Ragan, Harlan, Nebraska3 and died on 4 Feb 1975 in Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin3 at age 89.

   843 F    ii. Bertha Margaret Grimm 3 was born on 30 Dec 1889 in Hayes, Nebraska3 and died on 27 Dec 1937 in Wauneta, Chase, Nebraska3 at age 47.

Bertha married Ernest L. Morrison 3 on 16 Jan 1918 in Hayes, Nebraska.3 Ernest was born on 28 Oct 1889 in Nebraska3 and died on 21 Oct 19733 at age 83.

   844 M    iii. Frederick Russell Grimm 3 was born on 10 Oct 1891 in Hayes, Nebraska3 and died on 22 Nov 19683 at age 77.

Frederick married Callie Reynolds 3 on 12 Apr 1916 in Culbertson, Hitchcock, Nebraska.3 Callie was born about 1891.3

   845 M    iv. Louis Adolph Grimm 3 was born on 23 Jan 1894 in Hayes, Nebraska3 and died on 20 Nov 1963 in Hayes, Nebraska3 at age 69.

Louis married Laura Mae Gaines 3 on 15 Oct 1919.3 Laura was born on 13 May 1894 in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska3 and died on 29 Oct 1978 in Imperial, Chase, Nebraska3 at age 84.

700. Elizabeth Stag Grant 3 was born on 27 Nov 1870 in Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia3 and died in 19603 at age 90. Another name for Elizabeth was Elizabeth Stagg Grant.3

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 27 Nov 1870. 3 Parkersburg, PA

Elizabeth married William Henry Chapman.3 William was born on 28 Jul 18683 and died about 19503 about age 82.

Children from this marriage were:

   846 F    i. Ethel May Chapman 3 was born on 1 Dec 1890.3

   847 F    ii. Cecile Frances Chapman 3 was born on 22 Jul 1896 in Saltillo, NE.3

Cecile married Arthur Darnell.3 Arthur was born on 19 Jul 1895 in Germantown, NE.3

   848 F    iii. Bessie Irene Chapman 3 was born on 24 Jul 1898 in Saltillo, NE.3

Bessie married John Glenn Darnall.3 John was born on 26 Jan 1897 in Germantown, NE.3

721. Jesse James Grant 3 was born on 22 Nov 1866 in Columbia, Washington Co., PA3 and died on 2 Jun 19473 at age 80.

Jesse married Mary Ann Hobaugh 3 on 6 Sep 1889.3 Mary was born on 9 Nov 1874 in Milesburg, PA3 and died on 16 Dec 19443 at age 70.

Children from this marriage were:

   849 M    i. Jesse James Grant 3 was born on 26 Dec 1890 in Milesburg, PA.3

Jesse married Ida Mae Jeffries 3 on 13 Jun 1912 in Pittsburgh, PA.3 Ida was born on 21 Jan 1892 in Venetia, PA.3

   850 M    ii. David William Grant 3 was born on 14 Dec 1892 in Milesburg, PA.3

   851 M    iii. Benson Manown Grant 3 was born on 18 Feb 1895 in Gallatin, PA.3

   852 M    iv. John Kelly Grant 3 was born on 8 Jun 18973 and died on 3 Jan 19093 at age 11.

722. John Grant 3 was born in 1869 in Washington Co., PA.3

John married someone.

His children were:

   853 M    i. Uriah Grant 3 was born on 23 May 1896 in Sunnyside, PA3 and died on 21 Aug 19433 at age 47.

   854 M    ii. John Grant 3 was born on 4 Jul 18973 and died on 3 Sep 19003 at age 3.

   855 M    iii. Elgie Grant 3 was born on 4 Nov 18983 and died on 26 Jun 19643 at age 65.

748. Ulysses Grant Heslep 3 was born on 3 Nov 18663 and died on 15 Feb 1942 in Kimble Cemetary, Near Paden City, WV3 at age 75.

Ulysses married Margaret Elizabeth Smith.3 Margaret was born in Oct 18723 and died in 19413 at age 69.

Children from this marriage were:

   856 F    i. Gladys Teresa Heslep 3 was born in 18943 and died on 28 May 1955 in Moundsville, Marshall, West Virginia3 at age 61.

Gladys married Clyde Yocum 3 on 14 Mar 1915 in Wetzel Co., WV.3 Clyde was born in 1893 in Wetzel Co., WV3 and died on 16 May 1966 in Glendale Wva. (Hospital)3 at age 73.

   857 F    ii. Nellie Gertrude Heslep 3 was born on 7 Sep 18943 and died in Oct 19453 at age 51.

   858 F    iii. Hester Blaine Heslep 3 was born in 18963 and died in 19683 at age 72.

   859 F    iv. Blanche May Heslep 3 was born on 14 Aug 18983 and died on 13 Aug 1943 in Sistersville, WV3 at age 44.

762. Robert Kelso Cassatt 177 was born about 1874 in Haverford, , Pennsylvania205 and died on 18 Sep 1944 in Newport, , Rhode Island205 about age 70.

General Notes:

[Source: Melchior Genealogy, Charles M. Melchior, August 1995]

Robert Kelso Cassatt lived at the 'Beaapre" mansion, part of Rosemont Presbyterian Village, home in 1995 of Marthe Charbonneau Melchior.

Noted events in his life were:

• Lived in: Rosemont, , Pennsylvania. 205

• Comment 1: 1901-1909, Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania. 247 Part owner, Philadelphia National League Baseball Club with a number of friends including James Potter

• Military: Abt 1915-1918. 205 Major, Fuel and Forage Divsion of the Quartermaster Corps and the operations section of the General Staff during World War I

• Occupation: Bef 18 Sep 1944, Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania. 205 Banker and railroad man

Robert married Minnie Drexel Fell,205 daughter of \ Fell and Unknown, before 13 Mar 1933.248 Minnie died on 30 May 1954 in Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania249 and was buried on 2 Jun 1954 in Bryn Mawr, Bucks, Pennsylvania.249 Another name for Minnie was \\ Fell.248

Children from this marriage were:

   860 M    i. Alexander J. Cassatt 205 died before 31 Jan 1922.207 Another name for Alexander was Alexander Johnson Cassatt.206

+ 861 M    ii. Anthony Drexel Cassatt 250 died on 29 Nov 1972 in Cannes, France.250

763. Edward Buchanan Cassatt 204,206 was born about 1870,207 died on 31 Jan 1922 in Chesterbrook Farm (His Residence), Berwyn, , Pennsylvania208,209 about age 52, and was buried on 4 Feb 1922 in Bryn Mawr, Bucks, Pennsylvania.208,209 Another name for Edward was Edward Buchanan Cassatt.208

Edward married Emily Phillips 206 before 31 Jan 1922.206

The child from this marriage was:

   862 F    i. Lois Cassatt 206 was born about 1895 in Walla Walla, Franklin, Washington206 and died on 25 Jun 1977 in Pennsylvania206 about age 82.

Lois married John B. Thayer 206 before 26 Jun 1972.206 John died before 25 Jun 1972.206

Edward next married Eleanor Blackford 251 on 7 Oct 1908 in , Fauquier, Virginia.251

769. Josephine Hudson 185 was born about 1863185 and died on 9 Apr 1913185 about age 50.

Josephine married J.L. Taughinbaugh 185 before 16 Apr 1913.185 J.L. died after 16 Apr 1913.185

Children from this marriage were:

   863 M    i. Neely Taughinbaugh .

   864 M    ii. Edward Taughinbaugh .

   865 M    iii. David Taughinbaugh .

   866 F    iv. Margaret Taughinbaugh .

776. Nettie Louella Turner was born on 19 Jan 1866 in Ohio and died on 8 Jan 1907 in Hartford City, Blackford, Indiana at age 40. The cause of her death was Pulmonary TB.

Nettie married James Levi (Lee) Reeder WFT Est 1880-1904. James was born WFT Est 1849-1880 in St. Mary's, Ohio and died WFT Est 1907-1963 in Dayton, Ohio at age 58. The cause of his death was Died in fire.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 867 F    i. Goldie May Reeder was born on 1 Mar 1897 in Ohio and died on 23 Apr 1981 in Indianapolis, Indiana at age 84.

   868 F    ii. Claudine Reeder .

   869 F    iii. Pearl Reeder .

Nettie next married John P. Davis in Nov 1886. John was born WFT Est 1839-1867 and died WFT Est 1892-1954 at age 53.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Divorced:

The child from this marriage was:

   870 F    i. Novie Davis was born on 17 Dec 1889 and died WFT Est 1890-1983 at age 1.

780. Mary Alice Cossairt 51,52 was born on 20 Nov 1855 in Gentry, Missouri.51,52 and died in 1936 in Bloomfield, MO Stoddard;51,52 at age 81.

Mary married Alfred Jack Carnall 51,52 in 1877 in ???? 51.,52 Alfred was born on 30 Apr 1855 in Decatur, Indiana Adams;51,52 and died in 1938 in Bloomfield, MO Stoddard;51,52 at age 83.

The child from this marriage was:

   871 F    i. Cora Elsie Carnall 51,52 was born on 10 Jan 1883 in Astoria, Illinois Fulton,51,52 died on 20 Apr 1950 in Bloomfield, MO Stoddard;51,52 at age 67, and was buried in ????.51,52

General Notes:

[24238.ged]

Cora is the Daughter of Jack & Alcy Carnall of Bloomfield, MO

Cora married Ruben Franklin Jr. Harty 51,52 on 2 Apr 1905 in Missouri, Stoddard; 51.,52 Ruben was born on 23 Dec 1884 in Bloomfield, MO Stoddard;,51,52 died on 15 Mar 1964 in Flint, Genesee, Michigan51,52 at age 79, and was buried in ????.51,52

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: 51,52 In the Bloomfield, MO area

781. Dr. David Montfort Melchior 196 was born on 12 Dec 1881 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,196 was baptized on 12 Mar 1882 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,238 died on 24 Jan 1956 in Lansdowne, Delaware, Pennsylvania at age 74, and was buried in Durham Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for David were David Montfort Melcher and238 Montfort Melchoir.252

General Notes:

[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

Montfort died at his home at 108 East Greenwood Avenue, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania - according to an obituary notice. The same obituary says he was born in Nockamixon, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was a lecturer and civic and religious leader in Lansdowne where he lived since 1912.

According to his obituary, Montfort was buried in Durham Cemetery, Durham, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Dr. D. Montfort Melchior, according to his obituary, lived at 108 East Greenwood Avenue in Lansdowne. He was 74. According to the obituary, he had lived in Lansdowne since 1912. He graduated from Gettysburg College where he was a PhiBeta Kappa. He had served as a principal in Virginia high schools and then became vice president of Perkiomen School. He was a member of the school's board of directors at his death. Other accomplishments attributed to him by his obituary include:
Instructor at Pennington School in New Jersey
Became a professor in the social sciences at Girard College in 1913
Named supervisor of high school instruction there in 1922 and became principal in 1942
Later, he went to Penn where he taught history and methods of social studies
For more than 30 years during his career, he served the summer school of Bucknell University
Superintendent of the Sunday school at Lansdowne Methodist Church for 30 years
President of the official board of the Lansdowne Methodist Church
Chairman of the Community Y of Delaware County
Member of the Health and Welfare Council of Philadelphia
Member of the Pennsylvania Citizens Association
Member of the Family Welfare Society of Delaware County
Former member of the Delaware County Board of Assistance
Former member of the Delaware County Penal Affairs Committee
One of the founders of the Lansdowne Allied Youth Council
Robert Gottschall, Perkiomen Class of 1907, wrote "In Memoriam" that he taught at Perkiomen Seminary where he served as teacher and Vice Principal from 1904 to 1912. Mr. Gottschall also wrote that D. Montfort Melchoir (spelling his name as D. Montford Melchior) was a member of the Board of Trustees of Perkiomen School from 1935 to 1956.

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17 May 1898]

"... Montfort Melchoir read a paper on Sabbath Observance from the standpoint of the Loyal Temperance Legion..."

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, PA), 3 June 1908]

from the "PERSONAL MENTION" section:

"Prof. Montfort Melchoir, of Perkiomen Seminary, is visiting his aunt, Miss Jennie Montfort."

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), 27 January 1909]

Prof. D. Montfort Melchoir has been elected vice principal of Perkiomen Seminary. Mr. Melchior seems like one to the manor born, having spent much of his youth here with his grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Montfort, and his many friends here who will be glad to hear of his advancement. He graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1898 with first honor, and from Gettysburg College in 1902 with second honor, and is a son of Rev. and Mrs. O. K. Melchoir (sic). He became an assistant teacher at Perkiomen Seminary in 1904 and the following fall was elected to the Department of History and now advanced to vice principal.

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The following is a scan and OCR of a speech given by David Montfort Melchior in 1932.
--John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 15 July 2004

[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Monday, 21 November 1932]

ENVIRONMENT OF HOMES REFLECTED IN SCHOOLS
Dr. D. M. Melchior Declared
Before Springfield P. T. A.

PARENTS WERE WARNED

Schools Often Blamed as Result of Parents' Neglect In the Home-Children Should Be Taught Through Example

Pleasant Valley, Nov. 21.-One of the most practical and interesting educational addresses ever heard here was enjoyed by the large audience which attended the November meeting of the Springfield Parent-Teachers' Association on Friday evening and heard Dr. D. Montfort Melchior, Girard College.
Dr. Melchior, a native of Springfield township, is a son of the late Rev. O. H. Melchior, who for fifty years was the pastor of several local Lutheran congregations. His intimate acquaintance with the people of his audience, therefore, caused the speaker to feel free to address them in an intimate manner with reference to child training in the home.
Recognition was given the fact in Dr. Melchior's opening remarks that in times like these people are looking to the schools to assist in untangling the congested condition of affairs. But they err, said the speaker, in expecting immediate results. The results from the overburdening investment in schools in the form of taxes are not immediate, but far in the future. Parents manifest a great uneasiness about the future on account of the modern influences which the children today are facing.
Dr. Melchior's talk on this occasion was not so much about the school, as about the home. He thoroughly analyzed the first and most powerful influences which affect the child, those received in the home. By virtue of his position, continued Dr. Melchior, the teacher is forced to take and work with the products which the home produces. Parents often expect too much of the schools in looking for them to make out of the children what they are mentally or physically unfitted for.
"Home environment," continued the speaker, "has a much greater influence on the child than school environment. Therefore parents must see to it that the proper home environment is provided, or the work of the teacher amounts to very little. Parents are usually willing to pay for the. training of their children, whereas they themselves must set the example and do the training in the home. So many of the evil forces which affect the lives of children today can be corrected in the home, but they are neglected, with father away on business or social affairs and mother out to bridge parties and clubs.
"Where, oh where, shall the children receive the correct home training under such circumstances?" asked Dr. MelchIor, who illuustrated (sic) his various points with personal experiences throughout his thirty years of experience as a teacher or of his own boyhood days in Springfield township.
"It is a well known fact to every teacher and school official," continued Dr. Melchior, "that the schools receive much blame which belongs to the parents and the home. Children know only one home, and they should be made to feel that that home is the greatest home on earth, but not untruthfully, for as they grow up and become familiar with other homes they will begin to see that they have been deceived.
"Don't give children the impression that you, as parents, are the richest or best looking parents on earth," admonished Dr. Melchior. "Let them know the truth about your personal affairs because sooner or later they will find it out, perhaps to your own sorrow. Whatever your station in life may be, provide for your chilren the best home possible, because their life-long impressions are formed there.
"Don't gossip about other people in the home in the presence of children. The affect (sic) is deteriorating. Teach the children to love their community, their teacher, preacher, everyone around them, for they always believe what they hear you say about others unless they learn afterward that you have lied. Above all, don't use bad language in their presence. There is so much filth and evil language abroad today, so let the influence at least of the home be for only the best along that line also.
'"Provide them," continued Dr. Melchior, "with a home background of character, neatness, decency, love and friendship. Too many fathers do not really live with their children. They are so wrapped up in the serious affairs of life and business that they. are only dull, prosaic, lifeless around the home. On the contrary, they should brighten up the home with their presence, mingle with the children in their games; and try in every way to make home a place where children like to be. Grow up with your children, but don't let them grow faster mentally or socially than than you yourselves do, or they will eventually consider you a back number."
Another important feature of child training which Dr. Melchior emphasized was the training in respect for authority. "No home, school or state can be ideal without it,." he said. "The past age was an age of fear of punishment, but that is gone. We must now develop a positive influence, that of respect. Many a good young man or woman was spoiled as a teacher by creating too much fear as a means of discipline.
Parents, don't rule your home with fear: Make the home influence positive rather than negative. Wise parents will carry out a program of prevention rather than punishment.
Punishment", said Dr. Melchior, "is too frequently merely an outlet for passlon on the part of the parent or teacher. Thus children become the unfortunate victims of a mental dlsturbance in those in authority over them. More punishment is given in school between the hours of 3 and four when the work of the day has wearied the teacher and made him irritable than between 9 and 10 in the morning when all is fresh and rosy. In a similar manner in the the home, be careful that you do not punish children merely as an outlet for passlon when things go wrong.
"Teach your children responsibility in the home. They will need it as to they :grow up in the world, and how else can they learn unless given definite work at home which carries with it certain responsibilities? Country life is the ideal place for this while life in an apartment house offers no opportunity to teach responsibility.
"Respect for laws," said Dr. Melchior,"is another point in which parents fail in teaching their children. They should grow up to know that you have rigid ideas of right and wrong. But how can they if you as parents make, sell, transport or drink liquor in violation of the law, and meanwhile frown upon other laws as well? Don't bluff children. They learn the truth some time. Set a standard of righteousness in the home that will make the children proud of of it when they grow up. Answer their questions truthfully.
"If you can have a reputation of being loved by children and dogs, you are a pretty fine man," was the closing statement with which Dr. Melchior impressed on his former neighbors and friends this excellent personal talk.

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[Source: The Star and Sentinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 21 February 1948]

Montfort Melchior Honored At Girard
Dr. D. Montfort Melchior, senior educational aide at Girard college, Philadelphia, a graduate of Gettys-burg college with the class of 1902. Monday marked the completion of 35 years of service at the school.
An inscribed copy of the historical work, "Order of the Union," was presnted (sic) to Dr. Melchior by his as-sociates. Dr. Melchior formerly was head of the social studies depart-ment. The school is celebrating its centennial this year.

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[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 25 January 1956, pages 1 and 2]

D. M. MELCHIOR, COLLEGE GRAD, EDUCATOR, DIES
Dr. D. Montfort Melchior, 74, widely known educator who served 27 years as a member of the faculty and principal of Girard College High School, later becoming a member of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania graduate school, died Tuesday at his home in Lansdowne.
He was a lecturer and civic and religious leader in Lansdowne, where he lived since 1912. He was born in Nockamixon, Bucks County. He was a graduate of Gettysburg High School and one of the founders of its Alumni Association.
In 1946, Gettysburg College con-ferred upon him the honorary degree of Doctor of Pedagogy.
Was Phi Beta Kappa
Dr. Melchior was graduated from Gettysburg College in 1902 and was a Phi Beta Kappa. In 1905 he received his Master of Arts degree from the college. The deceased was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. He served as principal in high schools of Virginia before becoming history teacher, then vice president of Perkiornen School. At his death he was a member of the school's board of directors.
He was an instructor at Pennington School in New Jersey before becoming a Professor in the social sciences at Girard College in 1913. He was named supervisor of high school instruction there in 1922 and in 1942 became principal.
Later, Dr. Melchior went to Penn, as instructor in history and methods of social studies, and for more than 30 years during his career he served the summer school of Bucknell Uni-versity.
Services Thursday
Dr. Melchior was superintendent of the Sunday School at Lansdowne Methodist Church for 30 years, and was president of the official board of the church. He served as chair-man of the Community Y of Dela-ware County, was a member of the Health and Welfare Council of Philadelphia; the Pennsylvania Citizens Association. the Family Welfare Society of Delaware Coun-ty and a former member of the Delaware County Board of Assist-ance and the Delaware County Penal Affairs Committee. He was one of the founders of the Lans-downe Allied Youth Council.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; a son. Oliver W., principal of the Scarsdale (N. Y.) High School; a daughter, Mrs. E. 8. Lutton of Cin-cinnati; a brother, Dr. William T. Melchoir, of Syracuse, N. Y., and a sister, Mrs. Floyd Rau of Springtown. Pa.

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[Source: Biography & Genealogy Master Index (BGMI)]

Name: Melchior, D Montfort
Birth - Death: 1881-1956
Source Citation: Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 4: September, 1955-August, 1958. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1960. (BioIn 4)

Noted events in his life were:

• Graduated: 1898, Gettysburg High School, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania. 253

• Graduated: 18 Jun 1902, Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania. 254 Baccalaureate

• Graduated: 1903, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania. 255

• Occupation: 30 May 1903, Saltville, Pulaski, Virginia. 256 Montfort Melchoir, who has just completed a term of teaching at Saltville, Virginia, is spending several days in town.

• Occupation: 1909, Pennsylvania. 257 Elected vice principal, Perkomen Seminary

• Occupation: 12 Sep 1918, Girard College, Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania. 258 Teacher

• Occupation: Bef 21 Feb 1948, Girard College, Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania. 255 Head of the social studies department

• Occupation: 21 Feb 1948, Girard College, Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania. 255 Senior educational aide (marked the completion of 35 years of service at the school)

• Baptized: 12 Mar 1882, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 238 Baptized by his father, Rev. O.H. Melcher (Melchior)

David married Elizabeth Astra Wagg,196,259 daughter of Wiley Wagg and Mary Vertegans, on 7 Jul 1904.196 Elizabeth was born in 1877 in , , Virginia,259 died about Mar 1961 in Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio260 about age 84, and was buried on 7 Mar 1961 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.261 Another name for Elizabeth was Eliza Wagg.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 6 Oct 1877. 196

• Alt. Death: 3 Mar 1961. 196

• Alt. Death: 3 Mar 1961, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio. 261

Children from this marriage were:

+ 872 M    i. Montfort Vertegans Melchior 196 was born on 26 May 1905,196 was baptized on 20 Aug 1905 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 13 Oct 1943196 at age 38.

+ 873 M    ii. Oliver Wiley Melchior 196 was born on 11 Aug 1906,196 was baptized on 20 Dec 1906 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 30 Jan 1985196,262 at age 78.

+ 874 F    iii. Virginia Thompson Melchior 196 was born on 29 Jun 1910196 and died about 16 May 2010263 about age 99.


782. William Tobias Melchior 196 was born on 6 May 1884, was baptized on 13 Jul 1884 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,239 died on 13 Mar 1967240,241 at age 82, and was buried in Clarkton, North Carolina (Tombstone In Durham Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania) Next To First Wife, Carrrie.242,243 Another name for William was Will Melchior.

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with M, Date of Import: Feb 9, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.112.3.15465.186]

Individual: Melchior, William
Birth date: May 6, 1884
Death date: Mar 1967
Last residence: NY 13210
State of issue: NY
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[Source: 1910 Census Miracode Index, www.ancestry.com]

County: Bucks Enumeration District: 0050 Visit: 0115
Name: William T Melchior
Relation: Husband
Color: W
Age: 25
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Other Residents: Wife Carrie A 32, Pennsylvania
Daughter Annette 02, Pennsylvania
Daughter Carolyn T NR, Pennsylvania
Father-in-law Benjamin F Boyer 67, Pennsylvania

This family lived about four doors from William's parents, Oliver and Mary Melchior, on the Durham and Springtown Road.
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[Source: Newspaper Article, source and date unknown]

In March 1952, Dr. William T. Melchior, Professor Emeritus of Syracuse University's School of Education, was named Director of Industrial and Business Scholarships. Source: Newspaper article (source and date unknown). According to this article, he was "widely known as an educator, lecturer, and consultant on educational problems" and "joined the Syracuse faculty in 1926 as director of school extension teaching after 18 years of experience as teacher, administrator, and school superintendent in public and private schools in Pennsylvania".

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[Source: Email from Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 3 April 2004]

... He died in Clarkton, Juanita's home town, and is buried there. Due to pressure from mom, Uncle Bill and Aunt Betty, Juanita had a stone placed in Durham Cem. next to Carrie's; at the bottom, under the dates, it says "At rest in Clarkton, N.C." ...

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William T. Melchior was the author of at least four books (see below):

[Source: Amazon.com, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=William%20Tobias%20Melchior, date unrecorded]

"William Tobias Melchior"

1.

Instructional supervision;: A guide to modern practice by William Tobias Melchior (Unknown Binding - 1950)
2 Used & new from $19.50

2.

Insuring public school property: Containing also a general report from cities of the United States and a symposium by insurance executives (Columbia University. ... College. Contributions to education) by William Tobias Melchior (Unknown Binding - 1925)
Out of Print--Limited Availability

3.

Insuring public school property;: An intensive report of insurance practices in school districts of New York state, containing also a general report from ... and a symposium by insurance executives, by William Tobias Melchior (Unknown Binding - 1972)
Out of Print--Limited Availability

4.

Inter-American education for the man in the street, (The J. Richard Street lecture for 1944) by William Tobias Melchior (Unknown Binding - 1944)
Out of Print--Limited Availability

Noted events in his life were:

• Lived in: 1910. 198 Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Lived in: 23 Jan 1920, Lower Merion Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania. 264

• Occupation: 23 Jan 1920, Pennsylvania. 264 Principal

• Occupation: 2 Apr 1930, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York. 265 Teacher of pedagogy, University

• Baptised: 13 Jul 1884, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 239 Baptised by his father, Rev. O.H. Melchor

William married Carrie Agnes Boyer,196,266 daughter of Benjamin F. Boyer 267 and Anna Trumbauer,267,268 on 13 Jun 1906.196 Carrie was born on 3 Nov 1877,196,266 died on 28 Sep 1935196,224 at age 57, and was buried about Oct 1935 in Durham Church Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Carrie was Caroline A. Boyer.

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 20 June 1906]

"Wm. Melchoir and his bride visited the former's grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Montfort, York Street, on their honeymoon last week."

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Lived in: 2 Apr 1930, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York. 265

• Lived in: 2 Feb 1941, 140 Westminster Avenue, Syracuse, , New York. 269

Burial Notes: McKee: Buried in


Children from this marriage were:

+ 875 F    i. Mary Annette Melchior 196 was born on 21 Aug 1907 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 19 Oct 1907 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 24 Feb 1998 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas270,271 at age 90, and was buried about 24 Feb 1998 in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.272

   876 F    ii. Carolyn Thompson Melchior 196 was born on 8 Feb 1910196,224 and died on 10 Feb 1911196,224 at age 1.

+ 877 M    iii. William Benjamin Melchior 196 was born on 11 Oct 1912,196 was baptized on 8 Dec 1912 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 11 Jun 2001 at His Home (Under Hospice Care)273 at age 88.

+ 878 F    iv. Elizabeth Montfort Melchior 196,269 was born on 24 Jun 1916,196 was baptized on 27 Aug 1916 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died in Jul 2002 in Charlotte, North Carolina274 at age 86.

   879 M    v. Robert Melchior 196 was born on 11 Nov 1917224 and died on 11 Nov 1917.224

William next married Juanita Macdougall, daughter of Albert G. McDougald and Doris Parry, on 18 Sep 1937 in Clarkton, Bladen, North Carolina.275 Juanita was born on 15 Nov 1896,241,276 died in Jun 1987241,276 at age 90, and was buried in Clarkton, North Carolina.243 Other names for Juanita were Juanita McDougal,196 Juanita McDougald, and Juanita Melchior.

Marriage Notes:

Marriage license (dated 15 September 1937) spells last names as Melchoir and McDougald respectively.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 1 March 2012

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 18 Sep 1937. 196,277

[Source: FamilySearch, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979]

Groom's Name: William Tobias Melchoir
Groom's Birth Date: 1885
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 52
Bride's Name: Juanita Mc Dougald
Bride's Birth Date: 1897
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 40
Marriage Date: 18 Sep 1937
Marriage Place: Clarkton, Bladen, North Carolina
Groom's Father's Name:
Groom's Mother's Name:
Bride's Father's Name:
Bride's Mother's Name:
Groom's Race: White
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race: White
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M74534-1
System Origin: North Carolina-EASy
Source Film Number: 262503
Reference Number:
Collection: North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Mar 22, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.112.4.17247.136]

Individual: Melchior, Juanita
Birth date: Nov 15, 1896
Death date: Jun 1987
Last residence: NY 13210
State of issue: NY

Noted events in her life were:

• Fact 1: Listed in Social Security records as Juanita Melchior

• Lived in: 196 from Clarkton, North Carolina

783. Charles Cassat Melcher 244 was born on 14 Aug 1885,196,244 was baptized on 17 Oct 1885 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,244 and died on 6 Oct 1951 in Quakertown Hospital, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania245 at age 66. Other names for Charles were Charles Cassat Melchior and196 Charles Cassatt Melchior.

General Notes:

[Source: Larry Hillpot, http://www.larryhillpot.com/new_page_1.htm, from information provided to him by Betty Riter of the Springfield Township Historical Society]

1897. "While coasting in H. S. Funk's field a quarter of a mile away, Henry Fackenthall, a student at the East Springtown grammar school met with a very painful accident. The sled breaking through the crust, stopped short, sliding off its occupant who slid on down the hill on his face. His nose and face suffering considerable damage. Charles C. Melchior was also an occupant of the sled, who fortunately escaped injury."

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 24 April 1900]

"Charles Melchoir, of Springtown, Pa, is spending some time with his brother, Montfort Melchoir, a student at college."

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[Source: 1910 Census Miracode Index, www.ancestry.com]

During the 1910 Census, Charles Melchior, his wife Mary, and daughter Margaret were either living with or visiting with Floyd and Lottie Rau. Charles Melchior was the future brother-in-law of Floyd who married Charles's sister, Mary Susannah Melchior. This is the probable connection for the future marriage of Floyd and Mary Susanna Melchior.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 14 October 2000

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[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, Saturday, 6 October 1951]

OBITUARY
Charles C. Melchior

Charles C. Melchior, husband of the late Mary Leidich Melchior, died early this morning at Quakertown Hospital. He was 64.
He was born August 14, 1887 in Springfield Township, son of the late Rev. Oliver and Mary Montfort Melchior. He was a member of the Durham Lutheran Church.
Mr. Melchior is survived by the following children: Mrs. Robert Saylor, Springtown; Mrs. Raymond Foellner, Woodlyn; Mrs. Montford Nicholas, Durham; Milton Melchior, Durham; five foster children; a sister, Mrs. Mary Rau, Springtown; two brothers, Dr. Montford Melchior, Lansdowne, and Dr. William Melchior, Liberty, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and three foster grandchildren.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 278 Miriam Rau: Charles had "no definite occupation; floundered?"

• Religion: Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 245

• Alt. Birth: 14 Aug 1887, Springfield Township, Bucks, Pernnsylvania. 245

• Occupation: 19 Apr 1910, Pennsylvania. 279 Salesman, Grocery Store

• Lived in: 10 Apr 1930. 221 Springfield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (two houses away from his mother, Mary E. Melchior and his sister, Mary and her husband, Floyd Rau)

• Occupation: 10 Apr 1930. 221 Farmer (gourd?)

Charles married Mary Mae Leidich,196 daughter of Milton Jerome Leidich 280 and Anna L. Lambert,222,281 on 25 Sep 1907 196.,224 Mary was born on 17 May 1886 in Williams, , Northampton, Pennsylvania282 and died on 16 Nov 1950 in Quakertown Memorial Hospital, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania at age 64.

Marriage Notes:
Charles and Mary Melcher had big hearts! Apparently, they opened their home to several foster children over the years in addition to raising a family of their own.

I don't know the names of all the children they took in over the years but I do know they took in three Beatty siblings (Stewart, William and Rachel). Another of those children was Donald Broadhecker.

Based on information from Diane Broadhecker Strock (see below), Charles and Mary Melcher (also spelled Melchior) never adopted any of these children. However, their eldest daughter, Margaret Melchior Seylar, adopted Rachel Beatty and Donald Broadhecker as adults with families of their own. She did this after the death of her own husband in 1975. Margaret also adopted a third person, Elsie (who had married a man named Labs and later a man named Wolfe).Elsie Wolfe had never been under the foster care of Charles and Mary Melcher but had been taken in by Margaret and Robert Seylar as a teenager.

[Source: Extract from an email sent by Diane Broadhecker Strock to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 11 February 2014]

From: Diane Strock [<mailto:dstrock@rochester.rr.com>]
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:59 AM
To: 'John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.'
Subject: RE: Your genealogy website

Hi there cousin,

First Charles and Mary Melchior took in more children than what you had listed but many were only there for a short time - I believe one of them even set something on fire near the barn so he didn't last long. They did want to adopt my dad and give him the Melchior name but he refused and said he was a Broadhecker for so long he wanted to stay that way. Like I said before he did love them very much and when they left the big stone house and moved to the house beside the postoffice my parents lived there and took care of them until they died. The others you were talking about Stewart (Bud) and William Beaty were there with their sister Rachel - none of the foster children were adopted by Charles Melchior. Stewart and Bud left when they were old enough and had their own families but really didn't participate in any Melchior functions that I remember. Rachel married Donald Stoneback and they adopted one son William. Rachel and Don moved to North Carolina when Billy was pretty young because of Dons work. That is where Rachel is now in Brevard. I show she was born September 18, 1921 because I know she was 90 in 2011. I don't know Bills birthday or Dons.

Noted events in her life were:

• Cause of Death (Facts Pg): 278 Cancer

• Alt. Death: 18 Nov 1950. 196

Children from this marriage were:

+ 880 F    i. Margaret Leidich Melchior 196 was born on 17 Oct 1908,196 was baptized on 29 Nov 1908 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 1 Jan 1984 in Quakertown Hospital, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania at age 75.

+ 881 F    ii. Anna Mary Melchior was born on 11 Nov 1910196 and died on 27 Apr 2000 in Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pennsylvania at age 89.

+ 882 F    iii. Helen Irene Melchior 196 was born on 20 May 1913 in Springfield Township, Bucks, Pernnsylvania, was baptized on 20 Jul 1913 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 16 Apr 2006283 at age 92.

+ 883 M    iv. Milton Oliver "Tony" Melchior 196 was born on 16 Jul 1916,196 was baptized on 27 Aug 1916 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 15 Jan 1999 in Easton Hospital (Pronounced Dead), Easton, Pennsylvania284 at age 82.


784. Mary Susanna Melchior 196 was born on 20 Oct 1890 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania,240,241 was baptized on 29 Mar 1891 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 1 Aug 1975 in , , Pennsylvania at age 84, and was buried in Aug 1975 in Durham Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Mary was Mary Rau.226

General Notes:

[Source: News clipping, source and date unknown, provided to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr. by Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins on 9 June 2008]

The Department of Public Speaking is attracting the attention of parents, and has been favorably commented upon and strongly endorsed by the mothers of the members of the graduating class. Few High School pupils have the natural ability, or experience, to speak in public, and yet this is one of the most desirable accomplishments. The work done along this line during the past season by Miss Mary Melchior, instructor in the Department of Public Speaking, is deserving of the highest praise. Members of the Freshman and Senior Classes have had weekly lessons throughout the season, and every day some members of the Sophomore, Junior and Senior Classes have appeared on the platform and taken part in the chapel exercises

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[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Saturday Afternoon, 20 August 1932]

REVERE RESIDENTS WERE HOSTS TO MELCHOR CLAN

130 Guests From Pa. and N. J. Met At Wolfinger Home

RECEIVED GREETINGS

Two Births, Deaths and Weddings Were Reported by Historian, Mrs. Floyd Rau-Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Shaddinger, Curley Hill Road, Will Entertain Reunion Next Year

Revere, Aug. 19-With Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wolfinger as their hosts, about 130 members of the Melchor family held their fifteenth annual reunion here yesterday.
Despite the rainy weather, Mr. and Mrs. Wolfinger entertained their guests who came from Easton, Bethlehem, Doylestown, Frederick and points in New Jersey in their spacious home without a difficulty. Preceding the business and literary program a bounteous supper was served in the dining room.
According to the family historian, Mrs. Floyd Rau, Springtown, two births, weddings and deaths occurred within the past year. A daughter, Arlene Emma, was born to Mr. And Mrs. John Landes, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Fulmer reported the birth of a daughter.
One of the oldest and most venerable members of the family passed away in the person of Mrs. 0. H. Melchor, wife of the late Rev, 0. H. Melchor, well known Springtown Lutheran clergyman. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Kiser was the other death which took place.
Nuptial events were recorded when Miss Katie Worman became the bride of Clyde Beer, and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Melchor were united in marriage..
With Oliver Melchor, Ferndale. who was elected president, presiding, various committees were appointed. Miss Eveilyn Beer was chosen secretary. To serve on the program committee President Melchor appointed Mrs. Hobart Myers, Anna Melchor and Mrs. Elwood B. Melchor.
Elwood B. Melchor, Ravid (sic) Rau and Mrs Walter Wolfinger will serve on the sport's committee. Announcement was also made that Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L Shaddinger, Curley Hill Road, will entertain the clan next year on the third Thursday in August.
Greetings in which they expressed their desire to be present were received from Montfort Melchor and William Melchor, both of whom found it impossible to attend yesterday's reunion.
The business meeting opened with the entire group singing "America", followed by a prayer by Mrs. Rau. Mrs. Wolfinger, the hostess, gave a short "welcome" reading.
A song by Caroline and Helen Shull: a piano duet by Harold Landes and Richard Shaddinger; recitations by Buddy and Doris Myers, and a solo by Helen Kanusky were numbers of the program which were well received. Nine-year-old Jean Bader, gave several short exhibition dances.
Speaking briefly on the charm and spiritual value of family reunions, William Taggert urged those present, to keep up the family bonds and associations.

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[Source: Doylestown Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 21 November 1932, excerpt from article "Pomona of Upper Bucks Opposed to State Plan"]

... After the song, "I Love the Dear Old Farm", Mrs. Floyd Rau, Franklin Grange, read the poem, "Landing Of the Pilgrims", by Mrs. Hermans. Her reading also included an interesting summary of the circumstances under which this stirring poem was written ...

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[Source: Clearfield Progress, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, 21 April 1949]

Mrs. Floyd Rau was listed as the president of the East Penn conference (one of four conferences) of the Women's Missionary Society of the Central Pennsylvania Synod.

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[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, 20 August 1951]

Mary Rau was apparently a member of the Keller's Church Grange as described below:
"A good bit of time was devoted to grange discussions and to several quizzes, conducted by Mrs. Floyd Rau, lecturer."

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As you can see from this letter to the Doylestown Daily Intelligencer in 1953, Mary Rau was not shy about expressing her opinions!
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 9 May 2007

[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 17 November 1953]

What Our Readers Think

Contest Editor,
Dear Sir:
Enjoying the Intelligencer as I do. there still are improvements and additions that I think would produce an even better paper.

For us old folks, as well as the new Bucks County resIdents, we do not know enough, or appreciate what we do know about our History. My late father was an active member of the Historical Society but we know so little about it today. I would suggest that about twice a week an article be written about some item on exhibit at the museum. If not too expensive, a picture would help, but I do know that is not always possible. On alternate days, or once a week, an article on some historic place in the County. Incidently the upper part of the Country is always somewhat neglected!

For your own benefit, a tour of this section with sample copies and request for subscriptions might bring results.

Request that all advertisements include both address and telephone no. would be of great help. There have been several advertisements in which I have been interested but being a widow of small income I don't feel I can afford to pay the calls to the lower part of the County when I am not sure of any resuits.

Towards spring write ups of the especially lovely rides in the County, could be of help to folks unf amiliar with our lovely places. Small pen sketches of directions could be given.

Pictures of unsightly and negIected places could be published and of course identification not given, but the caption "Do you OWN this?" Many would hustle to cut THEIR weeds and mend the fence so you WOULDN'T take a picture of their place.

I most heartily agree with an editorial printed some weeks ago that all papers would do a great service if they stopped headlining spectacular divorces and actresses that specialize in divorces.

My only real criticism of the intelligencer is that too often it misses the mail which makes my copy often TWO days late.

MRS. FLOYD RAU
RD NO. 1, RIEGELSVILLE, PA.

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[Source: Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 8 November 1958]

Elected Secretary of the Minsi Trail Flower Club of Springtown.

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[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, 3 April 1959, page 6 (Springtown News]

Sunday guests of Mrs. Floyd Rau were Mrs. Hollis Kline of the village, the David Rau family of Durham, and the Pierre Hannam family of Bridgeton, N.J.

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[Source: Brψderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with R, Date of Import: Feb 9, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.112.3.46337.82]

Individual: Rau, Mary
Birth date: Oct 20, 1890
Death date: Aug 1975
Last residence: PA 18039
State of issue: PA

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 January 2009]

Although Mary Rau was the only grandparent I ever knew (her husband died in 1946 and my French grandparents both died while I was very young), I sadly know very little about her. She died in a nursing home when I was in my early twenties and living in San Antonio (August 1975).

I have fond memories of visiting her in Pennsylvania every summer. I remember the coal stove she used for cooking, the grandfather clock (my sister tells me it was a mantle clock) at the bottom of the stairs, and the freezing cold upstairs bedrooms (I must have been there during the winter as well). I remember hating the canned peas she always served but loving her scrambled eggs made with milk. Until she finally got indoor plumbing, I remember sleeping with a bedpan under the bed. When she would visit us in New Jersey, I remember her watching game shows on television (boring!) while darning our socks (much to my mother's chagrin!). My first and only train ride was with her as we travelled from New Jersey to Pennsylvania one summer.

Apparently, my mother and grandmother never got along very well and basically tolerated each other but I never knew the reason. My mother told me once, bitterly it seemed, that her mother was always 'sickly' while my grandfather was alive but seemed to miriculously improve in the years after his death. Perhaps my mother harbored some resentment over this, I do not know.

I remember she always had a beautiful yard with multiple flower beds she lovingly tended. I beleve she actually won some local awards for her flowers. Mary Rau was fairly vigorous about writing letters to the editor (see above). She was also a member of the Grange and active in flower clubs (see above).

In the year or two before she died and after I moved to San Antonio, she apparently was showing the early signs of Alzheimer's. In those days, of course, we called it "senility". I know that on at least one occasion she started herself on fire by backing up to the stove she had forgotten was lit. Sadly, she was becoming a danger to herself so my parents and her step-children, David Rau and Agnes Kline, decided to put her into a nursing home. She was there for only a few months before her death. Her minister was at her side and apparently praying with her, when she sat up, smiled, and then peacefully passed away. I assume the pastor related this to my mother who passed it on to me sometime after Mary Rau's death.

I do know that my grandmother was interested in genealogy. In fact, one of the first sources I had available to me when I started with my own genealogical efforts was from her. Like most genealogical attempts, including my own, there were some blanks and errors but it gave me a good starting point. She was extremely proud of her father, O.H. Melchior (a popular and long-serving Lutheran pastor in Bucks County, Pennsylvania), her mother (who lived in Gettysburg during the 1863 battle and who saw Abraham Lincoln give his Gettysburg Address), and her three brothers.

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 6 November 2011]

During the last year or so of her life, Mary Rau shared a home with an old friend (beau?) named Walter Unangst (1891 - 1982). They lived in a home in Richlandtown (near Quakertown), Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Mary Rau actually died in a nursing home after it became apparent she could no longer care for herself.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Mary Susanna Melchor Rau

Birth: Oct. 20, 1890
Death: Aug. 1, 1975

Family links:
Parents: Oliver Hoffman Melchor (1848 - 1928) Mary E. Montfort Melchor (1851 - 1931)
Spouse: Floyd William Rau (1887 - 1946) *
Children: Mary Kathryn Rau Hannam (1918 - 1982) * '
Marian M. Rau (1921 - 1921) * *Calculated relationship

Burial: Durham Cemetery
Durham
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Row 3-G

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Jun 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91502244

Noted events in her life were:

• Occupation: 23 Apr 1910, Pennsylvania. 285 Mary Melchior gave her occupation as teacher at a public school.

• Educated: 1914. 286 Graduated from Neff College - received white voile tiered dress

• Member: 8 Nov 1958, Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 287 Member and secretary of the Minsi Trail Flower Club of Springtown, Pennsylvania

• Member: 15 Dec 1970. 288 Charter member, Minsi Trail Flower Club

Mary married Floyd William Rau,196,289,290 son of William Adam Rau 289,290,291 and Antilla M. Scholl,292 on 20 Oct 1917 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Floyd was born on 20 Jul 1887 in Fountain Hill, Northampton, Pennsylvania,289,290 was baptized on 11 Sep 1887 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, South Bethlehem, PA, died on 15 Nov 1946 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania at age 59, and was buried after 15 Nov 1946 in Durham Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania. The cause of his death was heart attack or similar cardiovascular event.

Marriage Notes:

[Source: The Hannam Family Genealogy, John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

Married by Mary Melchior's father, Rev. O.H. Melchior- 75 guests

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Saturday, 28 March 1925]

Storm Stressed.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Rau, the latter a daughter of Rev. and Mrs. 0. A. Melchoir, had a terrifying experience on Wednesday of last week. Rev. Melchoir is a graduate of Gettysburg College and Seminary and his wife was Miss Mary Montfort, of this place.
Their daughter and her husband live at Springtown and at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning an electric storm passed over their residence. The lightning struck their home and started fire in five different places, including the matterss on which they slept. The bolt entered the house along the telephone or radio wires and completely destroyed them.
Mr. and Mrs. Rau, sleeping in a front room, were awakened by the crash, and awoke to see fire dancing about their bed, while other fires were burning in several places on the woodwork of the room. Extinguishing the flames, they made an investigation of the damage done and found that the woodwork about the doors had been ripped away, a hole torn in the wall back of the bed, a bedpost completely shattered and telephone and radio wires melted. Three rooms on the first floor and two on the second floor had been visited by the lightning, which had wrought damage everywhere. Three children in a rear room were not harmed.

General Notes:

[Source: Unknown]

The sponsors at Floyd's baptism were his parents.

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[Source: 1910 U.S. Census]

Floyd Rau, Charles Melchior, and Orrin Hoof were listed as neighbors living in Fountain Hill Borough, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Orrin Hoof married Floyd's sister, Katherine, and Charles Melchior was the brother of Floyd's future wife, Mary Susannah Melchior.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 1 May 2006

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[Source: 1910 Census Miracode Index, www.ancestry.com]

County: Lehigh Enumeration District: 0171 Visit: 0070
Name: Floyd Rau
Relation: Husband
Color: W
Age: 22
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Other Residents: Wife Lottie 25, Scotland
Daughter Agnes I NR, Pennsylvania
HLWI Charles Melchior -, NR
Wife Mary 23, Pennsylvania
Daughter Margaret NR, Pennsylvania
1 non-relative

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[Source: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918]

Floyd William Rau registered for military service on 5 June 1917. Said he was born in Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania, had 2 children, was a widower, was of medium height and build, blue eyes, black hair. Stated he was a clerk at the Lehigh Valley Railroad in South Bethlehem. No prior military service.

His brother, Frank A. Rau, also registered that day. An Edward Charles Rau, age 25 born in Allentown, also registered that same day. Probably a relative of some kind.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 April 2006

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[Source: U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942]

Floyd Rau registered on 27 April 1942 at the "Hatfield School". He stated he was 5' 8" tall, weighed 245 pounds, had brown eyes, black hair, and a light brown complexion. He also stated he wore glasses. Floyd listed his place of employment as the Lehigh - New England railroad in Bethlehem-Brighton, Pennsylvania. He gave his wife's name as "Mrs. Mary S. M. Rau" and his place of residence as "Springtown, Pa. Box 27".He signed the registration "F.W. Rau".

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[Source: Scholl, Sholl, Shull Genealogy: The Colonial Branches by John William Scholl, 1930]

FLOYD6 RAU (Matilda Scholl5, Henry A.4, David3, Jacob2, Balthasar1), born at Fountain Hill, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, July 20, 1886: married (1) , Lottie Meffin, daughter of David and Elizabeth (Chaplin) Meffin, born in Scotland, October 1, 1884: died May 26, 1913, buried at Fairview Cemetery, Bethlehem: married (2) October 20, 1917, Mary Melchior, daughter of Rev. Oliver H. and Mary (Montfort) Melchior, born at Springtown, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, October 20, 1890. Reside (1921) one mile east of Springtown on the road to Durham Furnace.

Issue: (1)
i Agnes Rau, b. September 29, 1909.
ii David Rau, b. January 13, 1911.

(2)
iii Catherine Rau, b. August 18, 1918.

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[Source Doylestown Daily Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pennsylvania), 24 October 1932]

On 24 October 1932, at the Pleasant Valley meeting of the Springfield Parent-Teacher's Association (PTA), Floyd W. Rau was appointed to the "program" and "welfare" committees for the school year and as "song leader". Floyd Rau also opened the business section with a "song period". Among the novel features of this period were drills in whistling, a selection by a volunteer male quartet and a song by a group of young men selected at random in the audience."

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[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pennsylvania), 15 December 1932]

Floyd Rau was one of five school directors of Springfield Township (Henry Ruth, Jacob Steiger, Warren Strawsnyder, Floyd Rau, and Reuben Harwick). They attended the Bucks County school directors' meeting in Doylestown on Tuesday (probably 13 December 1932).

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Floyd William Rau

Birth: Jul. 20, 1887
Death: Nov. 15, 1946

Family links:
Spouse: Mary Susanna Melchor Rau (1890 - 1975)
Children: Agnes Rau Kline (1909 - 1994) *
Mary Kathryn Rau Hannam (1918 - 1982) *
Marian M. Rau (1921 - 1921) *

* Reverse Relationships:] body=[This relationship was not directly added to this memorial. Rather, it is calculated based on information added to the related person's memorial. For example: if Joe Public is linked to Jane Public as a spouse, a reciprocal link will automatically be added to Jane Public's memorial.

Burial: Durham Cemetery
Durham
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Row 3-G

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Jun 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91502226

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 20 Jul 1886, Fountain Hill Borough, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 293

• Lived in: 1910. 198,294 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

• Lived in: 10 Apr 1930. 221 Springfield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (with wife, Mary and children Agnes, David, and Mary Katharyn)

• Occupation: 18 Apr 1910, Pennsylvania. 279 Accountant, Railroad Office

• Occupation: 10 Apr 1930. 221 Clerk, Railroad Office

• Occupation: 27 Apr 1942, Bethlehem-Brighton, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 295 Lehigh New England Railroad

• Fact 1: 27 Apr 1942. 295 Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 245
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Complexion: Light brown

Children from this marriage were:

+ 884 F    i. Mary Katharyn Rau 226 was born on 18 Aug 1918 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 20 Oct 1918 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 22 May 1982 in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania at age 63, and was buried on 25 May 1982 in Durham Cemetery, Durham, Pennsylvania (In Agnes Rau Kline's Grave).226

   885 F    ii. Marian Marguerite Rau 222 was born on 24 Mar 1921 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 24 Mar 1921, died on 24 Mar 1921 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and was buried after 24 Mar 1921 in Durham Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Marian was Marian Margarete Rau.196

General Notes:

[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

Marian Marguerite Rau died at birth. Death at birth verified in Katharyn Hannam's "Family Diary" of 1981.

785. Joseph Taylor Monfort 72 was born on 3 Apr 1870 in Greensburg, IN,72 died on 9 Mar 1918 in Texarkana, AR72 at age 47, and was buried on 13 Mar 1918 in Spring Grove, Cincinnati, OH.72

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 72 Contractor road oiling equip

Joseph married Anne West Sanders 72 on 9 Jan 1907.72 Anne was born in 1887 in ?milford, OH ?,72 died on 10 Jul 1957 in Venice, FL72 at age 70, and was buried in 1957 in Cremated, Greenlawn Cem., Milford, OH.72 Another name for Anne was Anna Sanders.

Noted events in her life were:

• Education: 72 Miami U., OH

• Occupation: 72 Homemaker

• Religion: 72 Episcopalian

Children from this marriage were:

+ 886 M    i. Elias Riggs Monfort II 72 was born on 1 Nov 1907 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio,72 died on 21 Jun 1975 in Providence Hosp., Cincinnati. Ohio72 at age 67, and was buried on 25 Jun 1975 in Memorial Park Cem., St. Petersburg, Florida.72

+ 887 M    ii. Joseph Sanders Monfort 72 was born on 14 Jun 1912 in Kansas City, Missouri,72 died on 12 Apr 1989 in Venice, FL72 at age 76, and was buried on 15 Apr 1989 in Cremation, Scattered Cape Mendocino, CA 24 June 1989.72

790. Joseph Glass Monfort 72 was born on 10 Aug 187372 and died on 6 Feb 192572 at age 51. Another name for Joseph was John Glass Monfort.296

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: WFT Est 1865-1894. 72

• Alt. Death: WFT Est 1871-1973. 72

Joseph married Irene Patterson 72.,296

The child from this marriage was:

   888 M    i. Francis Cassat Patterson Monfort 296 was born in 1903.296 Another name for Francis is Francis Monfort.72

792. Edgar Monfort Loy .72

Edgar married someone.

His child was:

   889 F    i. Marguerite Loy .72

Marguerite married Cook.72

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839. Maude Jeanette Hatch 3 was born on 18 Oct 1894 in Port Angeles, WA3 and died after 1957.246 Another name for Maude was Jean Wilson.

General Notes:

[Source: ancestry.com message from Jamie Lubin to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 May 2012]

exshrimp1
May 18 1:15 PM
Maude Jeanette Hatch (who I knew as Jean Wilson) was the mother of my step mother Jean (Helen Jeanette) Wilson Lubin. I stayed at her home in Seattle during the summer of (I believe) 1957. I'm trying to find out when Maude passed away. I'd guess it would've been in Seattle. I'd appreciate an e-mail at pookie18323@optonline.net

Thanks!

Maude married Corwin Wilson.3 Corwin died on 28 Feb 1944 in Seattle, King, Washington.3

The child from this marriage was:

+ 890 F    i. Helen Jeanette Wilson .

861. Anthony Drexel Cassatt 250 died on 29 Nov 1972 in Cannes, France.250 Another name for Anthony was Anthony D. Cassatt.205

Anthony married someone.

His child was:

   891 F    i. Minnie Cassatt 250 died after 29 Nov 1972.250

Minnie married \ Donovan 250 before 29 Nov 1972.250

867. Goldie May Reeder was born on 1 Mar 1897 in Ohio and died on 23 Apr 1981 in Indianapolis, Indiana at age 84.

Goldie married Herbert Leslie Matthews on 6 Jan 1916 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Herbert was born on 7 Aug 1889 in Sheffield, Indiana and died on 11 Sep 1965 in Indianapolis, Indiana; Buried Wash. Park E at age 76. The cause of his death was Emphysema.

Children from this marriage were:

   892 F    i. Betty Jean Matthews .

Betty married Richard C. Bogan.

   893 M    ii. Stanley Edward Matthews was born on 17 May 1923 in Indianapolis, Indiana and died WFT Est 1924-1996 in Uss Scorpion Submarine at age 1.

   894 M    iii. James Douglas Matthews .

   895 F    iv. Mary Louella Matthews .

   896 F    v. Anna Louise Matthews .

   897 M    vi. Herbert Leslie Matthews .

   898 M    vii. Carl Eugene Matthews .

   899 F    viii. Ethel May Matthews .

872. Montfort Vertegans Melchior 196 was born on 26 May 1905,196 was baptized on 20 Aug 1905 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 13 Oct 1943196 at age 38. The cause of his death was suicide.297

General Notes:

[Source: The Star and Sentinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 23 October 1943]

M. V. MELCHIOR
KILLED IN FALL
Montfort Vertegans Melchior, 38, eldest son of Dr. D. Montfort Mel-chior, formerly of Gettysburg, committed suicide Wednesday.
Plunging from the eighth floor of the Times Medical building in Ardmore, Melchior struck the pave-ment of an alley.
The Ardmore coroner said Melchior had suffered from a nervous disorder for the last four years and had received a medical discharge from the Navy last January after serving a year as a lieutenant.
His father, Dr. D. M. Melchior, is a graduate of Gettysburg college and for the last 21 years was supervisor of high school education at Girard college. His mother, Mary E. Montfort, was a resident of Gettysburg.
Besides his parents and widow he is survived by two children, Charles, 17, and Jean, 15.

NOTE: The reference to "His mother, Mary E. Montfort" is incorrect. She was his grandmother.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 10 July 2004

Noted events in his life were:

• Fact 1: 13 Oct 1943. 297 Committed suicide while a professor of Romance Languages at Haverford College

Montfort married Martha Charbonneau on 28 Apr 1925 in France.298 Martha was born on 23 Jul 1903196,259 and died on 26 Dec 1993196 at age 90. Other names for Martha were Martha Charboneau and Marthe Charbonneau.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 29 Apr 1925. 224

• Divorce Filing: Mar 1929, Pennsylvania. 299 Montfort Melchoir, Jr., is suing his French wife, Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Charbonneau Melchoir, for divorce on the grounds of cruel and barbarous treatment, according to reports today from Philadelphia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 900 M    i. Charles Montfort Melchior was born on 3 Nov 1925 in Strasbourg, France and died on 5 Nov 2008 in Crosslands Retirement Community, Kennet Square, , Pennsylvania263 at age 83.

+ 901 F    ii. Jeanne Elizabeth Melchior 196,259 was born on 14 Jul 1928196,241 and died in Aug 1971196,241,300 at age 43.

873. Oliver Wiley Melchior 196 was born on 11 Aug 1906,196 was baptized on 20 Dec 1906 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 30 Jan 1985196,262 at age 78. Another name for Oliver was Oliver Melchoir.301

General Notes:

[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., The Hannam Genealogy, 12 May 2006]

According to his father's obituary, Oliver was the principal at Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, New York at the time of Montfort's death.

As of 8 July 1960, Oliver W. Melchior and his family had "lived for the past several years at 254 Madison Road" in Scarsdale, New York. (Source: The Scarsdale Inquirer, Friday, 8 July 1960). According to the same article, Oliver, "a 25-year veteran in the Scarsdale school system, has resigned his job as principal..." for a position as the superintendent of schools in Garden City, Long Island.

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[Source: Social Security Death Index Record]

Name:Oliver Melchoir
Last Residence:21601 Easton, Talbot, Maryland
Born:11 Aug 1906
Died:Jan 1985
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (1957-1959 )

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The following is another reference to this family.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.

[Source: U.S. Public Records Index Record ]

Name:Oliver W Melchior
Street Address:29314 Woodridge Dr
City:Easton
County:Talbot
State:Maryland
Zip Code:21601
Phone Number:410-822-6916

Household Members:
NameEst. AgeBirth Year
Adeline M Melchior 941912
David M Melchior
David M Melchior
Oliver W Melchior

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The following is an article from The Harvard Crimson that makes mention of Oliver W. Melchior who was the principal at the time.

[Source: The Harvard Crimson, http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1958/6/12/suburbias-scarsdale-high-school-offers-top/]

Suburbia's Scarsdale High School Offers Top Academic Challenge
By Charles S. Maier ,
Published: Thursday, June 12, 1958

Besides golf courses and women's clubs, today's Suburbia has some of the nation's most advanced public schools. The great migration from the cities to commuter-land, bringing hordes of new students in its van, has subjected suburban education to great strains. Many schools have responded to and grown with this challenge, however, and today a good number of suburban high schools are rated among the best in the country.

Scarsdale High School, about twenty-five miles north of New York City in Westchester County, is certainly not typical, but many of its problems and methods are representative of the suburban high school in general. Along with others, such as Newton, New Trier, and Shaker Heights, Scarsdale is considered by many educators as one of the nation's finest public secondary schools. Like most of these communities, Scarsdale has one main advantage in the effort to secure good educational facilities--it is a very wealthy village.

Educated Community

The ability to pay for the steep expenses of good education is, however, certainly not the sole reason the village maintains a fine high school. Most residents of this town of about 14,000 have had college educations themselves and are highly concerned with providing a good education for their children. With a large proportion of educationally minded and well-to-do residents, Scarsdale thus has the will and the means to provide top schooling.

The high school itself includes the four pre-college classes with an enrollment of about 1300. Its system of grouping classes represents a departure from usual junior and senior high divisions. Until last September, the school also handled the seventh and eighth grades, but enrollment reached over 1700 in a building which should not have held more than 1400. Scarsdale voted to erect a junior high school which was completed for use this year. The new multi-million dollar building includes sixth, as well as seventh and eighth graders, thus also easing the squeeze in the elementary. The four-year high school has today approximately the same enrollment as did the six-year school five years ago, an indication that enrollment has jumped by about 50 per cent since 195. At no time, however, did the typical academic class include more than about 24 pupils.
Scarsdale High Principal, Oliver W. Melchior, welcomes the new four-year arrangement. The more volatile seventh and eighth graders no longer race around the halls, and Melchior says, "given our circumstances the four year organization is more desirable in that it groups the college preparatory work after eighth grade under the same roof and in the same departments."

For Scarsdale is practically a college preparatory school. Of the class of 1956, 97 percent of the students went on to continue their education in college or junior college in specialized training. The following year saw about 90 per cent of the graduates go on to further study--in both cases a very high proportion for a public high school.

Competition Strong

As a preparatory institution, Scarsdale is highly competitive for both "honor-roll" and average students. There is an intensive scramble among bright pupils to "make" a good college, and one of the hardest tasks of the deans is advising students to look colleges other than the traditional ones in the East. Of 194 graduates in 1956 who went on to further schooling, forty-six ended up at Ivy League institutions or one of the "big-name" schools for girls.

The prestige element assumes much significance in college choice motivations, especially when parents steer their children towards schools with which mom and dad are familiar. In Scarsdale the important question is not whether you go, but where you go to college. The records for 1956 and 1957 do reveal, though, some trend toward a wider distribution of colleges attended by the school's graduates. More students have been directed toward two year schools: only six per cent of 1956's graduates went to junior colleges, while in 1957 13 per cent continued their education at a two-year school. The increasing competition to get into college will probably widen further the distribution of schools chosen by seniors and also weaken some of the prestige criteria held by pupils and their parents. In this sense the growing competition may be healthy.
But for the average student Scarsdale presents an already fiercely competitive system. From the ninth grade on, pupils are constantly spurred by reminders of the admission hurdles which lie ahead. Teachers not infrequently employ the threat to mark infractions on a student's "college record" as a disciplinary persuader. Gradually through a student's four years the pressure of getting into a choice school builds up until it reaches a peak of tension in the winter and spring of his senior year. There seems to be, in general, too much of a stress laid on achieving college admission as the "be-all and end-all." Although the rivalry to enter a good school necessitates some atmosphere of competition, the tendency on both the part of some students and teachers is to see college admission, and not intellectual growth, as the goal of secondary education.
On the other hand, Scarsdale's function as essentially a preparatory institution is one of the factors which contributes to its high standards when compared with most public high schools. Opportunities for honors work are offered to the brighter students from the ninth grade on. The school curriculum has included "honors" sections for more than twenty years, and the able student has the chance to do more concentrated work in English, Mathematics, American and World History, and foreign languages. In addition, a full program of Advanced Placement courses is available for qualified senior. These courses cover material equivalent to what an introductory college treatment of the field would include, and successful completion of an Advanced Placement course counts for credit at some colleges. These courses probably provide the most rewarding academic high school experiences for the pupils who take them. English, American history, and French used to form the original nucleus of the Advanced Placement program at Scarsdale, but Mathematics was added in 1956 and physics and Chemistry will also soon be available.

The honors program, for all four years, is highly flexible. Since students enroll for honors only in individual courses, no early commitment to an overall program is needed to take advantage of the advanced course efferings. Mathematics is an exception, because the pupil who wants to study calculus as a senior must accelerate all along the line.

New Summer School

Responding to the national cry for more science education, Scarsdale has instituted a modified summer school session for those who want to take advance biology, physics, or chemistry. Because there is not enough time to take a full Advanced Placement course in any of these subjects in one year, students take the elemntary portions over the summer to qualify for the higher-level courses during the regular term.

The Advanced Placement courses approximate college-level work with varying success. Because of expenses of buying books (a public school does not require students to purchase their books), the Advanced Placement History section is confined too closely to a text for its readings. The English class, however, gives conscientious students a workout which matches that of lower level Harvard Humanities course. In 1955-56, one third of the year was spent on drama and the work centered around a theme once known to freshmen here as "Ideas of Good and Evil in Western Literature." During the winter, poetry, essays, and a series of about seven novels were read, including such works as The Brothers Karamazov, Buddenbrooks, and The Last Puritan. Two papers of about 3000 words length, involving a sizable amount of outside reading were required, plus numerous shorter compositions.

Developing the ability to write good exposition is a problem at all levels of the school, a difficulty which seems to be prevalent through out the country. Even the Advanced Placement English class finds trouble fitting in enough time to work on writing. The school administration has moved this year, however, to place more stress on English composition work. English teachers have been limited to four classes a day, in contrast with the normal load of five for other teachers. The extra time, according to the principal, will enable pupils and teachers "to work more industriously in developing quality in writing.

Senior 'Source Theme'

Scarsdale, furthermore, acquaints all seniors with the necessary techniques for writing a comparatively long research paper, from 1500 to 5000 words. The "source theme" is the big academic adventure (or bane, depending upon one's out look) of the senior year. In this six-week project, students leaf through a couple of dozen books and scribble a gross of note cards in an involved process which a Harvard student goes through only with his honors thesis. Unfortunately complication and not critical analysis of a subject is stressed, but the practise does provide a valuable preview of research methods. With his source theme behind him, the Scarsdale student is better able to attack the usual college paper than is the high-school graduate who has never written more than a 500-word essay.

Of course, many non-academic courses are also available. Because of the great proportion of students planning on college, no formal vocational program is offered, although courses in typing, shop, business law, and similar subjects are provided. Many students weave these courses into the normal college preparatory program, and almost all take some sort of non-academic elective. The curriculum includes art, speech, mechanical drawing, cooking, singing, dramatics, health, driver education, etc., and most of the traditional garnishings of American public education.

Since students elect no coordinated program, vocational or honors or any other, there is a minimum of academic segregation within the school. Probably one of Scarsdale's healthiest features lies in the fact that the honors sections system offers the necessary advanced work for the more qualified yet causes no formal division between the bright and average students in any grade. The whole class is divided into heterogeneous "home room" sections which meet daily for attendance and to discuss student council business.

Extra-Curricular Activities

In its extracurricular program Scarsdale is typical of most high schools. The General Organization or student council is the central extracurricular activity and provides a coordinating body for organizations and a playground for the machinations of school politicos. The limits of its power have usually remained, wisely untested, although a few years ago, when the General Organization voted to establish new regulations for parking, which limited teachers as well as pupils, the teachers complied, albeit with mixed reactions. A couple of dozen clubs and activities carry on regularly, including a yearbook, literary magazine, and biweekly paper, and enthusiastic students often belong to six or more.

Scarsdale High thus provides almost a self-contained community environment for its students. A well-organized athletic program, a complete range of extracurricular activities, and a series of social functions, as well as the academic schedule, all fall under the high school's aegis. Social life too usually revolves around high school friends, and cafeteria, corridors, and auditorium provide popular, if not private, sites for rendezvous.

This communal totality which the school offers does, however, possess some drawbacks. For the student body is in many respects a very homogeneous group. Almost all pupils come from "comfortable" if not wealthy homes and thus only a small segment of the economic spectrum is represented. There are hardly any Negro students (less than a half-dozen per class) in the group, although there is a high proportion of Jewish and Catholic pupils; but in a tolerant and religiously easy-going village like Scarsdale, religious friction within the school is negligible. Politically too, the range of allegiances is fairly middle-of-the roadish.

The academic side of this school school community is growing in importance for the students, if only because of college pressure. School records indicate that more pupils are choosing heavier electives in math and science and are deciding to work at the rate of five major subjects a year instead of four. The percentage achieving "honor role" standing has increased from 25-30 per cent about 15 years ago to 40-45 percent today.
"There is no question," Principal Melchior believes, "but that students are showing an increased realization of the importance of their high school work, are endeavoring to achieve higher standards, and are seeking more conscientiously to capitalize on their potential."

Academic Side

This increased importance of the academic aspect of education is an encouraging sign. As well as teaching growing numbers of pupils the suburban school must provide a high-quality education--not merely to start pupils learning the techniques needed to shoot up heavier missles, but also to provide enlightened individuals trained in the humanities and social sciences as well. The suburban school must, in reality, be many different schools for the community's children. The experiments in advanced education in which Scarsdale and other schools have participated help point the way towards achieveing true scholastic challenge in the public school environment

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 302 Teacher and principal at Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, New York

• Occupation: 302 Superintendant of Schools, Garden City, Long Island, New York

• Alt. Death: 1984. 303

• Alt. Death: 3 Jan 1985.

Oliver married Adeline Miller,196 daughter of \ Miller and \, on 23 Jun 1936 196.,224 Adeline was born on 22 Feb 1912196 and died in 2003304 at age 91.

General Notes:

Source: Stephen Montfort Melchior, Email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 June 2004]

Adeline Miller Melchior died in 2003 at the age of 91. Her family was from Gambrills, Maryland.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 902 M    i. David Montfort Melchior 196 was born on 21 Jun 1938.196

+ 903 M    ii. Timothy Miller Melchior 304 was born on 9 Nov 1940.196

+ 904 M    iii. Jonathan Cassatt Melchior 303 was born on 8 Jan 1947.196


874. Virginia Thompson Melchior 196 was born on 29 Jun 1910196 and died about 16 May 2010263 about age 99.


Virginia married Edwin Scott Lutton,196 son of Louis Franklin Lutton and Margaret Miller, on 29 Jun 1935.196 Edwin was born on 15 Jul 1911196 and died on 16 Oct 2005 in Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community, Cincinnati, , Ohio at age 94. Another name for Edwin was Edwin S. Lutton.

General Notes:


[Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, 18 October 2005]

Obituary
Edwin Scott LUTTON
LUTTON Edwin Scott, beloved husband of Virginia Lutton, devoted father of Anne Kinnel, Joan Taylor, Helen Cohen and Lewis Lutton, also survived by eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. October 16, 2005. Memorial service 11 A.M., Friday, October 21 at the First Unitarian Church, Reading Rd. at Linton St. Contributions may be made to the First Unitarian Church Endowment Fund, Reading Rd. at Linton St., 45219. Vielhauer-Clepper Funeral Home serving the family.

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on October 18, 2005

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[Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, 16 November 2005]

October 19, 2005
Edwin S. Lutton, 94, P&G chemist
By Rebecca Goodman
Enquirer staff writer

Spry shortening isn't around any more because it was no match for a competitor, Crisco. P&G chemist Edwin Scott Lutton saw to that.
Crisco was introduced in 1911, and Mr. Lutton didn't join Procter & Gamble until 1935, after he received a Ph.D. from Yale University. But he brought to the laboratory a superior understanding of lipids - or solid fats - that improved the quality of Crisco, the world's first all-vegetable shortening.
Internationally known in his field, he was the first chemist from industry to receive the Eminent Chemist award from the Cincinnati section of the American Chemical Society, in 1960.
Mr. Lutton, a physical chemist for P&G for 36 years, died Sunday at Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community. He was 94.
"He provided an understanding of solid fats that certainly provided brand superiority," said a former colleague, Ron Jandacek of Finneytown. "There was a well-known brand of shortening - Spry - that went out of business because they didn't have this kind of understanding." Mr. Lutton's work "literally killed the brand."
His understanding of the chemistry of fats was "greatly appreciated by the scientific community," Jandacek said. In early literature, the names of certain types of fats included the subscript "L," which stood for Lutton.
In 1971 - the year he retired from P&G - Mr. Lutton was presented with the award in lipid chemistry from the American Oil Chemists' Society. In 1997, the same organization gave him its Alton E. Bailey award for outstanding research and exceptional service.
Mr. Lutton was born in 1911 in Munhall, Pa., to Louis Franklin Lutton and Margaret Miller Lutton. Both were educators in the Pittsburgh school system, and they instilled in him a lifelong love of learning. He received a bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College in 1932.
A man of many interests, Mr. Lutton wrote poetry in his younger days and played tennis well into his 80s. He played violin for his own pleasure and hybridized day lilies, which he named for members of his family. He also had a basement wood shop.
Mr. Lutton was a member of the First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati for more than 60 years. As its historian, he wrote a monograph for the church's 150th anniversary in 1982.
He and his wife, Virginia, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in June.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: three daughters, Anne Kinnel of Clinton, N.Y., Joan Taylor of Hertfordshire, England, and Helen Cohen of Lexington, Mass.; a son, Lewis Lutton of Erie, Pa.; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is 11 a.m. Friday at First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton St.
Memorials: First Unitarian Church Endowment Fund, 536 Linton St., Cincinnati, OH 45219.

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Children from this marriage were:

   905 F    i. Ann Elizabeth Lutton 196,305 was born on 17 Jun 1937196 and died after 5 Nov 2008.263 Another name for Ann was Anne Kinnel.263

Ann married Robin Bryan Kimmel.196 Other names for Robin are \\ Kemmell and305 \\ Kinnel.263

+ 906 F    ii. Joan Margaret Lutton 196,262,305 was born on 11 May 1939.196

   907 F    iii. Helen Virginia Lutton 196,262 was born on 5 Feb 1943.196,262

Helen married Donald Cohen.196 Another name for Donald is Cohen.305

   908 M    iv. Lewis Montfort Lutton 196 was born on 14 Jul 1945. Another name for Lewis is Lewis Lutton.305

General Notes:

[Source: ZoomInfo, 19 September 2010, http://www.zoominfo.com/search#search/profile/person?personId=26556425&targetid=profile]

Lewis M. Lutton
Book Treasurer, Department of Biology
Pennsylvania Academy of Science, Officers of the Science Academy
www.pennsci.org, 31 Mar 2009
Lewis M. Lutton
Book Treasurer
Department of Biology
Mercyhurst College
Erie, PA 16546
(814) 824-2374
Fax: (814) 824-2188
KURC-Social Research, Surveys, Evaluation, and Needs Assessments
www.kurc.org, 31 Dec 1999 [cached] Officers
www.pennsci.org, 1 Jan 2006 [cached]
Lewis M. Lutton Department of Biology
...Lewis M. LuttonDepartment of Biology
...Book Treasurer: Lewis Lutton
...Time and Place: Lew Lutton
Pennsylvania Academy of Science
www.pennsci.org, 15 Sept 2006 [cached]
Lewis M. LuttonBook TreasurerDepartment of BiologyMercyhurst CollegeErie, PA 16546Ph: (814) 824-2372Fax: (814) 824-2188

Lewis married Marianne C. Lutton. Marianne died before 24 Jan 2010. Other names for Marianne were Marti \\ and196 Marty Lay.

Lewis next married Jill \ before 22 Aug 2010.

875. Mary Annette Melchior 196 was born on 21 Aug 1907 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 19 Oct 1907 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 24 Feb 1998 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas270,271 at age 90, and was buried about 24 Feb 1998 in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.272 Another name for Mary was Annette Lembke.

Noted events in her life were:

• Occupation: 2 Apr 1930, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York. 265 English Teacher, High School

• Comment 1: 21 Aug 1907, Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 272 Born in the home of her grandfather, Benjamin F. Boyer

Mary married Dr. Glenn Lloyd Lembke on 5 Jul 1930 in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York 110,196.,306 Glenn was born on 12 Sep 1904 in Moneta (Los Angeles), California,272 died on 30 Nov 1990 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas241,307 at age 86, and was buried about 30 Nov 1990 in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.272

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from A through L, Date of Import: Mar 26, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.136954.183]

Individual: Lembke, Glenn
Birth date: Sep 12, 1904
Death date: Nov 30, 1990
State of issue: PA

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 243 Worked with MDs with the US Air Force for 20 years

• Education: 1933, New York University (Nyu). 243 Ph.D

Children from this marriage were:

+ 909 F    i. Carol Ann Lembke 196 was born on 24 Nov 1934 in , Los Angeles, California.272

+ 910 F    ii. Patricia Louise Lembke 196 was born on 18 Feb 1938 in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California.

877. William Benjamin Melchior 196 was born on 11 Oct 1912,196 was baptized on 8 Dec 1912 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 11 Jun 2001 at His Home (Under Hospice Care)273 at age 88.

William married Christine Oliver 196 on 28 Dec 1936.224 Christine was born on 14 Apr 1911.196 Another name for Christine is Christine (Oliver?).

Children from this marriage were:

   911 M    i. William Benjamin Melchior II was born on 22 Nov 1941.196 Another name for William is William B. Melchior Jr..196

   912 F    ii. Lois Ann Melchior 196 was born on 8 Jul 1944.196

878. Elizabeth Montfort Melchior 196,269 was born on 24 Jun 1916,196 was baptized on 27 Aug 1916 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died in Jul 2002 in Charlotte, North Carolina274 at age 86. The cause of her death was Fell, punctured lung, developed pneumonia.274

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 26 Jun 1916.

• Educated: 1939, Syracuse University, College Of Home Economics, Syracuse, , New York. 308

Elizabeth married Milford Webster Macdonald,269 son of Ernest Macdonald 269 and \, on 8 Feb 1941 in University Methodist Church, Syracuse, , New York.269 Milford was born on 8 Nov 1917196 and died on 27 Mar 2009 in Brighton Gardens, Hilton Head Island, , North Carolina at age 91. Other names for Milford were M. Milford Macdonald and Milford W. Macdonald.196

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Marriage: 8 Feb 1941. 196,224

Medical Notes:

[Source: Syracuse Post Standard, 30 March 2009]

Obituary
Milford Webster MacDonald
March 27, 2009 Mr. MacDonald, 91, of Charlotte, NC, passed away peacefully at his residence in Brighton Gardens on March 27, 2009. Mac was born in Syracuse, NY, and led a very full life. He was educated at Syracuse University and Temple Law School. He was an attorney with the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware, for 27 years. He and his wife, Betty, retired to Hilton Head Island, SC, in 1978. He loved boating and was active in the Power Squadron in both Wilmington and Hilton Head. He excelled at both golf and tennis, winning the Hilton Head mixed doubles championship in his 70s. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Melchior MacDonald. He is survived by his four children, Dr. William Webster MacDonald of Charlotte, NC, Robert Roger MacDonald of Bolinas, CA, Elizabeth Annette Abbott of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH, and Marilyn Jaunita Baesl of Colorado Springs, CO; his sister, Marilyn McLean of Hilton Head Island, SC; his brother, Roger MacDonald of Syracuse, NY; his 11 grandchildren, including Andrew, Nancy and Kathryn who grew up in Charlotte; and his eight great-grandchildren. The family is most appreciative of the loving care he received from the staff at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, Dr. Nancy Sokany and by Hospice of Charlotte. In particular, the family remembers that the staff at Brighton voted Mac the King of Valentine's Day in recognition of their great affection for him. Services will be private. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204. The family is being served by Harry and Bryant Company.
Published in Syracuse Post Standard on March 30, 2009

Noted events in his life were:

• Nickname: Mac

• Educated: 1940, Syracuse University, College Of Liberal Arts, Syracuse, , New York. 308

Children from this marriage