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Transcription: Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 – Beaven to Eyre

Transcription: Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 – Beaven to Eyre

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The following is my transcription of the Pennsylvania Church and Town Records dated between 1708 and 1985, for surnames Beavan to Eyre (in alphabetical order).

 

Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 - Aubrey Bevan - small
Pennsylvania Church and Town Records

CHESTER FRIENDS CEMETERY

On the west side of Edgmont Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Streets, Chester, Pa.

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PENNSYLVANIA CHURCH AND TOWN RECORDS

Beavan, Ann

Died February 18 1768 Aged

Grave No.

39

Beavan, Aubray

Died February 12 1761 Aged 56 years

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40

Beavan, Jane

Died

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52

Bond, Benjamin

Died June 27 1858 Aged 76 years

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98

Bond, Margaret

Died February 28 185- Aged 72 years

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99

Brobson, Rebecca

Born the 23rd of 10 month 1790

Died the 3rd of 5 month 1864

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106

Brobson, William

12-18-1785; 12-30-1858

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105

Burk, Emeline T.

Died

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43

Byre, Abigail

Born Jun 6 1786 Died July 9 1858

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115

Byre, Elizabeth

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112

Byre, Jacob

Died August 20 1826

In the 83rd year of his age

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111

Byre, Jacob

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116

Cobourn, Tacey

11-6-1813; 11-14-1848

47

Chestnut, Lizzie L.

Daughter of John and Phoebe J. Chestnut

Born June 7 1861 Died January 10 1880

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139

Chestnut, Mamie A. Lane

Daughter of John and Anna Chestnut

Died August 8 1860 Aged 15 months

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137

Churchman, Sally B.

Wife of Jesse M. Eyre

Born September 20 1813 Died March 21 1846

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51

Cowpland, Caleb Esq.

Who departed this life the 12th day of

the 10th month 1757 in the 67th year

of his age

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16

Cowpland, Sarah

Wife of Caleb Cowpland Died

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17

Davis, Carolina

Born September 21 1830 Died April 1 1852

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128

Davis, Susanna

Born July 26 1837 Died March 20 1852

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127

Dick, Thomas B. Esq.

Who departed this life April 21 A.D.1811

Aged 43 years 1 month

Draper, Richard H.

Born September 28 185- Died November 12

1851

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135

Dyer, William

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69

Engle, Joseph

Died October 8 1857 Aged 88 years

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130

Engle, Susanna

Wife of Joseph Engle

Died July 15 1253 Aged 75 years

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129

Eyre, Abigail

Died

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63

Eyre, Arabella

Daughter of William & Susan Eyre

Died

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48

Eyre, Elizabeth

Wife of Jonas P. Eyre

Born the 1st month 13 1813 Died

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134

Eyre, Jane

Died

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65

Eyre, Jonas P.

Born October 25 17- Died

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132

Eyre, Joshua

Son of David W. and Mary P. Eyre

Died the 2nd Month 25 1856

Aged 9 months and 17 days

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133

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Transcription: Obituary for General George Cadwalader

Transcription: Obituary for General George Cadwalader

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Following is the transcription of the obituary for General George Cadwalader, published in the Bucks County Gazette on Thursday, February, 6, 1879.

 

Obituary; General George Cadwalader
Obituary for General George Cadwalader

General George Cadwalader died in Philadelphia, on Monday afternoon, in the seventy-third year of his age, from an attack resembling apoplexy, with which he was seized on Sunday night. He was a brother of Judge Cadwalader, who died on Sunday week, and was the last of the five sons of General Thomas Cadwalader. The deceased was born in Philadelphia, in 1806, engaged in mercantile business, and filled the position of President of the Mutual Insurance Company for a third of a century. He served gallantly in the Mexican War as well as in the Slaveholders’ Rebellion, and distinguished himself in both positions. His record is one of the best which he can safely leave behind as a grand inheritance to his family and friends.

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Transcription: Biographies of John Sloan Smeltzer, Jules Hugg, James Keating (in part) and including Jacob and Mary Shellhammer.

Transcription: Biographies of John Sloan Smeltzer, Jules Hugg, James Keating (in part) and including Jacob and Mary Shellhammer.

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The following is my transcription from the original image of page 563 of “The History of Westmoreland County”, in my case concerning the Shellhammers, but mentioning the Smeltzer, Chambers, Meeker, Fox, Sloan, Stidard, Lawrence, Wicht, Theibert, Beck, Hugg, and Keating surnames.

 

John Smeltzer biography
John Smeltzer biography

HISTORY OF WESTMORELAND COUNTY

563

JOHN SLOAN SMELTZER.   The father of John Sloan Smeltzer, of Vandergrift Heights, was Christopher C. Smeltzer, born July 25, 1841, in Armstrong county, where he was reared to a farm lite. He has always followed agricultural pursuits. in connection with which he engaged for many years in threshing. He is a Democrat and a member of the Lutheran church. Mr. Smeltzer married Sarah Chrissman. and six of their ten children are now living: Ada. wife of Claude Chambers, of Grove county. Kansas; Robert Charles, heater in Vandergrift mills; Anna, wife of William Meeker, of Russel county, Kansas ; Jennie,  wife of David Fox, of Pawnee county. Kansas: Carrie, wife of Gibson Sloan, of the same county : and John Sloan. mentioned hereinafter. Mr. Smeltzer, the father, now resides near Ellerton, Armstrong county.

John Sloan Smeltzer, son of Christopher C. and Sarah {Chrissman) Smeltzer, was born February 10, 1878, in Adams county, Ohio, and received a limited common school education. 1n 1893 he entered the mills of the Apollo lron & Steel Company, serving first in the capacity of matcher. Three months later he was promoted to the position of doubler, in which he served eleven months and was then made catcher. Five months later he became rougher and in this capacity served seven years. In July, 1902, he was advanced to his present position of roller. Politically he is a Democrat. Mr. Smeltzer married, February 1, 1898, Daisy E., daughter of Jacob B. and Mary (Beck) Shellhammer of Armstrong county, and their children are: Viola M., Rita E., Ora A. T., Iva E., and Williard S.

JULES HUGG.   The parents of Jules Hugg, of Arnold. were John Battis and Victoria Hugg, his birth occurring February 3, 1843, near Lyons, France, and his education being received in the schools of his native country and England. He learned the glass-blowers trade, which he followed until 1870. In that year he emigrated with his wife and three children to the United States, settling in Norristown, Pennsylvania, where for a short time he worked as a glassblower. After a residence of seven months in McKeesport, he moved to New Albany, Indiana, remaining, however. hut a short time and going thence to Rock Island. Illinois. where he spent one year. At the end ot that time he returned to Pennsylvania and took up his abode in Belle Vernon, where he remained three years, after which he spent four years in Europe. On his return he settled at Albany, Indiana, and after remaining five years spent four years in Pittsburg. For three years thereafter he lived at Jeannette, and in 1892 moved to Arnold, the borough being but one year old. He there purchased property on which he has lived ever since, and for ten years worked in the mills as a glass-blower. During the last two years he has lived in retirement.

Mr. Hugg married, January 22, 1865, Marie, born June 29, 1846, in England, daughter of Caspar and Melina (Wicht) Theibert, and their children are: Ernest. born December 9, 1865, now of Jeannette : Minnie. born December 1, 1867, wife of Isaac Stidard, of Pittsburg : Clarice, born  June 21, 1870, wife of Clarence Lawrence, of Arnold : Lewis, born August 20, 1877, glassblower : Charles, born April 28, 1880, glassblower at Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania; and Harry, born August 12, 1883, also of Reynoldsville.

JAMES KEATING. It was in Ireland that James Keating. of Arnold. was born December 20. 1850. and it was thence he emigrated in 1863, with an aunt. settling for a short time in Elmira, New York. He then went to Pennsylvania. where for a time he worked about the mines in Canton and Fall…
 
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Transcription: A List of Children at the State House in Philadelphia; June 19, 1761

Transcription: A List of Children at the State House in Philadelphia; June 19, 1761

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A List of Children at the State House in Philadelphia; June 19, 1761

 

By AUTHORITY.

A LIST of CHILDREN now at the State-Houfe, in Philadelphia, who in the Courfe of the War, were taken Captives from feveral Parts of this Province by the Indians, and have been lately releafed by His Excellency General  A M H E R S T, and fent to this Government, in order to their being delivered up to their Parents, or other Relations, who are hereby d?????? forthwith to come and receive them.

Advertisement re children taken hostage by Indians
Advertisement re children taken hostage by Indians.

NICHOLAS SILVIAS, of Plow-Park.

JOHN MAN, of Marsh-Creek.

FREDERICK PAYER, of Low-Bergen.

ISAAC TOOPLE, taken near Prefque Ifle.

ANNE COON, and MARY WILLIAMS, taken on the Delaware.

Philadelphia, June 19, 1761.

from the Pennsylvania Gazette.

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Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Rose Dionne

Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Rose Dionne

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Following is my transcription of the ‘In Memoriam’ regarding the death of Rose Dionne.

 

Memorial for Rose Dionne
‘In Memoriam’ regarding the death of Rose Dionne.

“We have loved her during life; let us not abandon her, until we have conducted her by our prayers into the house of the Lord.”

St. Ambrose

IN YOUR CHARITY

Pray for the Repose of the soul of

ROSE DIONNE

who died on

JANUARY 10, 1942

PRAYER
O Gentlest Heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with buring love for the poor captive souls in Pergatory, have mercy on the soul of Thy servant, bring her far from the shadow of exile to the bright home of Heaven, where, we trust, Thou and Thy Blessed Mother, have woven for her a crown of unending bliss. Amen.

May She Rest in Peace. Amen.

From – The Franciscan Fathers, Hollidaysburg, Pa.

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Transcription: Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania.

Transcription: Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania.

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The following is my transcription of abstracts of Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania.

Featured image: Farmstead dating from 1858 in Ferguson, Centre, Pennsylvania.

 

WILLS OF CENTRE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

 

Will of Centre County, Pennsylvania
Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania; including that of Captain George Meek.

by

Ira F. Fravel, Col. U.S. Army, published 1/19/1939

Re-copied December, 1967 by Mary Belle Lontz

 

Will Book A

 

Page 1

CHRISTIAN STROM, Oct. 29, 1800-12/8/1800, wife Margt. Son, David, Executor, Dtr. Catarina, Dtr. Anna, grandchild, Sally (not 18).

Witnesses: Philip Danna, Lyons Mussina.

Page 2

CHRISTIAN BECHTEL, 6/3/1800_1/30/1801, son Christian (not 21), wife Mary, Son, David, first born son, Samuel: children already married are not named: Son Jacob, son Christian to have young roan mare. Ex: son David, & son-in-law, Frederick Shank. (Written in German, translated)

Page 4

ADAM LEEVER, Ferguson Twp. 3/26/1801_4/6/1801, wife Cath. Children: Elizabeth, Adam, Peter, George, Barbara, Benjamin, Joseph, Lewis, unborn child, son-in-law Philip Anshuts. Witness: Valentine Fleegle, Wm. Richard, Barnabus Riley, John Rea, John Brisbin.

Page 6

MICHAEL WEEVER, Haines Twp. 4/20/1801_5/11/1801, wife Anna Barbara, children: David, John, Michael, Andrew (absent 14 years), Margaret Row, Barbara Bickel, children of Dtr. Christina Brown, dec’d., children of Dtr. Elizabeth Wolf, dec’d. Dtr. Julianna Stober. Ex: son, John, David. Witness: George Wold, Jac. Hosterman.

Page 7

CHRISTINA RICHARD, Bald Eagle Twp., Aug. 11, 1801_Aug. 17, 1801_ 4 sons: Frederick, Henry, Casper, Mathias. Dtrs: Hannah, Margaret, Rebecca, Susannah: Grandson Mathias (s/o Casper) and Frederick (s/o Mathias) Grandtr. Elizabeth Balt. Ex. Samuel Wilson, John Balt. Witness: John Vinack, Mark Caldwell, David Dunlap.

Page 9

RICHARD MALLONE (Malone), Bald Eagle Twp., Aug. 3, 1801_Aug. 31, 1801_ wife Mary, two youngest children: Frederick, Morgan. Son-in-law Jos. Alexander and his children: My children: Ann Armstrong: Francis Malone: Francis Alexander: Richard & Leslie Malone: Samuel & Hartley Malone: Catherine Boggs; Frederick & Morgan Malone: Rebecca Howard: James Ramsay. Witness: Thomas Memmenger, William W. Miles, Henry C. Gates. Ex: Thomas Hamilton, Samuel Miles, John Miles.

Page 10

DANIEL MILLER, Haines Twp., 12/13/1801_Jan., 1802, wife Catharina, eldest Dtr. Catharine, son Henry, David. Ex: Joseph Miller of West Buggalo Twp. (Then North’d Co., now Union Co., Pa.). Witness: Jacob Kryder, Johannes Krider.

Page 12

GEORGE MEEK, Ferguson Twp., 11/3/1801_1/19/1802, wife Rachel. Friend Jonathan Wales, eldest son Robert, son William, David, John. Youngest Dr. Sarah not 21, Dtr. Mary Steelly, Dtr. Isabella, Dtr. Jean. Ex: Wife, & Thomas Ferguson. Witness: Thomas Ferguson, Joseph Diven, John Barron.

Page 15

CHRISTIAN SPANGLER, Miles Twp., 6/7/1800_1/20/1802, wife Anna Maria, oldest son George Christian, my children according to seniority as follows: oldest son George Christian, my children according to seniority as follows: Margaret, w/o Francis Gramley, John Michael, John Henry, John Christopher, John, John George, George Peter, Susanna, Anna Maria. Ex: son John Christopher, Francis Gramley. Witness: Elam Miller, Jacob Miller.

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STEPHEN SMITH

Potter Twp., 6/30/1802_Aug. 18, 1802, wife Grace, children, eldest son Charles, youngest son Daniel (in care of Charles), John, son-in-law Patrick McMenomey, son John. Ex: James Whitehill, Robert Moore. Witness: Michael Witheright, Michael Trester.

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HENRY MCEWEN

Centre Twp., 6/9/1802_Aug. 28, 1802, son William, Frances, youngest son Henry, children of my daughter Elizabeth Petrikin, children of my daughter Anne Petit. My dtr. Mary, Sarah, son James O. and my wife Elizabeth, Dtr. Jane Williamson. Ex. Son Wm. & Frances McEwen, & Wm. Petrikin. Witness: James Steere, Thomas Steere.

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Transcription: Biography of Reuben H. Meek.

Transcription: Biography of Reuben H. Meek.

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The following is my transcription of the biography of Reuben H. Meek, taken from pages 124 and 125 in the “Commemorative Biographical Record.

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COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD

[Last paragraphs of another unrelated biography]

Biography of Reuben H. Meek
Transcription of a biography of Reuben H. Meek.

REUBEN H. MEEK. Among the sturdy Scotch who came from Edinburgh, Scotland, to America before the Revolutionary war, was Rebert Meek and his family, who located in Maryland. From there six of his sons enlisted in the war of Independence, and three of them gave up their lives for their country. John and William were taken prisoners, and while their fate was never definitely known, it was generally supposed they were among the victims that were fed on lime bread. Jonathan Wales, their body servant, as he was called, watched the prison until he saw two boxes of unusual length carried out; then he was convinced they were dead, as the Meeks were remarkably tall, one being six feet seven inches, and the other six feet four inches high. A third brother, Robert, was killed in battle.

Capt. George Meek entered the service with his brothers. The father, Robert Meek, owned property in Cumberland county in 1761. The family of George Meek lived near Lewistown (now Miflin county) in 1780, and he came into Centre county with James Harris on a surveying expedition in 1784. On the 21st of January, 1790, he took up a tract of land in Ferguson township, which is still owned by the Meeks. His children were: Mary, John, Robert, David, William, Sarah, Isabella and Jane.

William married Elizabeth Breckinridge, whose family had settled in Huntingdon county about three miles southeast of McConnellstown, on the road leading from Huntingdon to Bedford, and where the father, eldest sister and younger brother had been murdered by the Indians. He settled on that part of his father’s tract now known as the David G. Meek farm, and died in 1806, leaving his wife and four sons and a daughter born three months after the father’s death. The children were: John B., born June 5, 1797, died in Washington, D. C., November 28, 1868; George W., born September 14, 1799, died May 27, 1877; Reuben H.; William.; and Harriet Jane, who married James McCartney, and died in Bolivar, Penn., in I881.

Reuben Heron, the third child of William and Elizabeth Breckinridge Meek, was born on the 6th of October, 1801, at his father’s home in Ferguson township. His mother, a woman of wonderful energy and ability, coveted for her children a good education, and gave them the best she could; John and Reuben were sent to Lewistown to school, but she compelled her boys, each one, except George, who looked after the farm, to learn a trade. Reuben she apprenticed to a blacksmith. Some time after learning his trade he went to Philipsburg where he taught school, and studied with his brother John, who lived there. He began the study of medicine in the office of Dr. Lorraine; but was obliged finally to give up his cherished plan of becoming a physician, on account of his health, broken by sickness. In 1832 he married Mary Ann Gray, youngest daughter of Peter Gray, one of the pioneers of Patton township, and settled on a part of the old Gray homestead, where he lived until his death, March 7, 1873.

Few men are endowed with a nature so affectionate and lovable, a mind so clear and bright, an exceptional memory, a personality pleasing and attractive, and so great a love of humor. Fond of books, he was a careful and a constant

COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.

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Transcription of a biography of Reuben H. Meek.
Transcription of a biography of Reuben H. Meek.

reader, an excellent talker, and his sweet voice and genial presence linger yet in the memory of those who “heard him sing at camp meetings, address an assembly, or relate a good story. As long as he lived he was genuinely kind to every one, and ever considerate of others. His home, ever a pleasant meeting place for his friends, was always open to the needy and distressed. In politics he was an ardent Democrat, and loved his party; but his devotion to its principles were actuated by honest conviction. He never aspired to an office nor would he accept any. Converted at the age of seventeen, he was a thorough and loyal and lifelong Methodist, especially concerned about immortal things, holding both God and man near his heart, and giving himself out in the interest of both. He was instrumental in organizing the first Sabbath-school in Half Moon Valley, and was devoted to the work always.

On April 14th, five weeks after his death, his wife died, in the fifty-sixth year of her age. She was well known for her beauty in her younger days, and all through her life, hospitality, gentleness, unselfishness and devotion to duty distinguished her character.

[First paragraphs of another unrelated biography.]

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Transcription: William Read Shelby biographies

Transcription: William Read Shelby biographies

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NOTE: In biography of William Read Shelby and some other biographies of Shelbys of the time, the birthplace is erroneously claimed to be Cameron, Wales, when in truth it was Tregaron, Carnarvon, Wales.

William Read Shelby biography

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Shelby, William Read, Vice-President, Treasurer and Purchasing Agent Grand Rapids & Indiana Ry. Oflice Grand Rapids. Mich.

Born Dec. 4, 184, in Lincoln County, Kentucky. Educated at Centre College at Danvilie, Ky. Entered railway servive 1869 as secretary and treasurer Continental Improvement Co., operating the Grand Rapids & Indiana Rd. Cincinnati, Richmond & Fort Wayne Rd, Michigan Lake Shore Rd and Traverse City Rd; 1870 to 1873, also secretary and treasurer Southern Railway Security Co., operating the East Tennessee Virginia & Georgia Ry, Memphis & Charleston Rd and other southern roads ; 1877 to 1892, vice-president. treasurer and purhasing agent Grand Rapids & Indiana Rd; 1892 to date, vice-president, treasurer and purchasing agent same road and the reorganized road, the Grand Rapids & Indiana Ry; 1896 to date, also president Cincinnati Richmond & Fort Wayne, Muskegon Grand Rapids & Indiana and Traverse City Rds.

The Biographical directory of the
railway officials of America. 1906

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William Read Shelby biography

SHELBY, William Read, ry. official since 1869: b. Lincoln Co., Ky., Dec. 4, 1842 ; s, John W., s. Evan, s. Gov. Isaac, s. Gen. Evan S.; ed. prep. school and Centre CoIl., Danville, Ky., to end of sophomere year, 1861 ; preventcd by Civil war from graduating; m. Sewickley, Pa., June 16, 1869, Mary K., d. Gen. Geo. W. Cass. Sec. and treas. Continental Improvement Co., April, 1869-87 ; same, Southern Railway Security Co., 1870-73 ; treas., 1771-87, v.-p. and treas. since 1887, Grand Rapids & Ind. R. R. C0., reorganized as Grand Rapids & Ind. Ry. Co., 1896 ; pres. Cincinnati, Richmond & Fort Wayne R. R. C0., since 1899; pres. ot Muskegon, Grand Rapids & Ind. R. R. Co. since 1899 ; chmn. State Central Com. Gold Democrats, since March. 1896. Is mem. ex-com. and Nat. Com. of Nat. Dem. party. Address: 65 N. Lafayette St., Grand Rapids, Mich.

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Shelby, William Read, railroad official, was born Dec. 4, 1842, in Lincoln county, Ky. He was president of the Cincinnati, Richmond and Fort Wayne railroad company ; and president of the Muakegon, Grand Rapids and Indiana railroad company. He has been also extensively engaged in wheat raising in  the northwest ; and since 1875 has managed the Cass farm, a portion of which is more generally known as the great Dalrymple farm.

HERRINGSHAW, T.W. Herringshaw’s

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   William Read Shelby. After forty-four years of continuous official service with the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railway Company, under its successive organization and reorganization, William Read Shelby retired from his position as vice president in 1913. Mr. Shelby has for more than forty years been a resident of Grand Rapids, and is one of the oldest and best known railroad men in the state of Michigan. He saw service in the Civil war, and from the close of the war until very recently his entire career was devoted to transportation in some department. His career has all the interesting features of progress from a position as minor clerk to one of the highest places in the service, his ability and personal character having won a steady promotion from one grade to another.
The Shelby family to which Mr. Shelby belongs is one of the oldest and most prominent in American history, beginning with the period of the Revolutionary war, and continuing through all the successive decades of our national existence. William Read Shelby was born in Lincoln, Kentucky, December 4. 1842. The name is a household word in Kentucky, the first govemor of which state was the great-grandfather of the Grand Rapids railroad man. The Shelby family was founded in America by Evan Shelby, who came from Cameron, Wales, about 1730,  and located near North Mountain in the vicinity of Hagerstown, Maryland, Evan, a son of Evan, was noted both as a hunter and Indian trader, and rose to the grade of brigadier general, under appointment by the state of Virginia, in 1779 for services tendered in lndian warfare. He was the first officer of that grade who saw service west of the Alleghany Mountains. Isaac Shelby, son of Brigadier General Evan Shelby, was born December 11. 1750, on the old homestead near Hagerstown, Maryland. He was one of the pioneers to the “dark and bloody ground”  of Kentucky, where he founded an estate in Lincoln county, to which he gave the name “Travellers Rest.” Isaac Shelby was elected the first governor of Kentucky, and reelected in 1812. His record in the Revolutionary War gave him distinction which will be found noted in  all the larger and more comprehensive accounts of that struggle, and he was one of the chief heroes of the battle of King’s Mountain. In  the war of 1812 again, at the head of a brigade of four thousand Kentuckians, General Shelbv marched to the aid of General Harrison, and  participated in the battle of the Thames. ln 1817 President Monroe offered General Shelby a seat in his cabinet as Secretary of War. This honor was declined. lsaac Shelby died at Travellers Rest in Kentucky, July 18, 1826. Evan Shelby, son of Governor Isaac, was bom July 27, 1787, inherited a portion of his father’s estate, and named his share  “Millwood,” and was a wealthy land and slave owner. The military services continues through Evan Shelby. who was a soldier in the war of 1812. His death occurred at Seguin, Texas, April 19, 1875.
John Warrcn Shelby, fathcr of .Mr. W. R. Shelby. was a son of Evan Shelbv. He was horn at Millwood, Kentucky, November 11, 1814, and having later obtained a portion of his father’s estate, gave it the name of “Knightland.” in compliment to his wife. On the breaking out

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of the Civil war it was characteristic of the Shelby family that they never forgot their allegiance to the country which their early ancestors had helped to establish, and John Warren Shelby espoused the Union cause, and lost all his extensive properties, consisting of a valuable estate, stock and slaves. In 1875. his residence was established in the Pewee Valley, where he died Fcbruary 25, 1881. On January 16, 1840, John W. Shelby married Mary Humphrey Knight, a daughter of Dr. Joseph W. and Ann Catherine (Humphrey) Knight. Her grandfather was Dr. John Knight, a surgeon in the Revolutionary army, and descended from the family of the Scottish Earl, John Graham, of Clavcrhouse. In the history of the American Revolution, as it was fought on the western slope of the Alleghany Mountains, the name of Dr. Knight is familiar to all who have read of the specific accounts of the campaigns in the upper Ohio Valley. It was Dr. John Knight who was a companion of Col. Crawford on the expedition from the upper Ohio against the Indians about Sandusky, Ohio, towards the closing years of the Revolution. Dr. Knight and Col. Crawford were both captured by the Indians, and the doctor was forced to witness the burning of Col. Crawford at the stake, one of the barbarities committed by the western Indians, which has had a part in every historical account concerning those  times. A similar torture was to be inflicted on Dr. Knight on the following day, but in the meantime he managed to make his escape and his recital of the event has been the source of the only authentic account of the end of Col. Crawford. William Read Shelby was educated at Center College in Danville, Kentucky, until his sophomore year in 1861. The outbreak of the Civil war tcrminated his studies, and as a loyal Unionist he became a member of the home guard and rendered valuable aid to the Union cause. in enlisting and recruiting men for the Federal army. During 1863-64-65 his service consisted in supplying wood to the steamers on the Mississippi River at Island No. 37, under the protection of United States gun boats. His business career began in 1865 when he entered the employ of the Adams Express Company in their ofice at Louisville. Several years later, in 1869, he moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, aml took the position of secretary and treasurer of the Continental lmpr0vemcnt Company, a  company composed of such eminent financiers as General G. W. Cass, Thos. A. Scott, William Thaw, of Pennsylvania; Hon. S. J. Tilden and F. J. D. Lanier of New York; Hon. John Sherman and Reuben Stringer of Ohio. This company was organized under a charter from Pennsylvania for the purpose of building railroads. His service as secretary and treasurer continued from 1869 to 1877.
From I870 to I873 Mr. Shelby was secretary and treasurer of the Southern Railway Security Company, a company which operated in East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia roads, the Memphis & Charleston and other southern railroads. in I869 Mr. Shelby was elected secretary and treasurer of the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad Company. To look after his duties in this connection he moved his residence in 1871  to Grand Rapids, and that city has ever since been his home. His connection as secretary and treasurer continued until 1887, when he was promoted to vice president and treasurer of the same corporation. At the reorganization of the company, beginning with 1893. and during the reorganization period from 1893 to 1896, Mr. Shelby was acting president. At the completion of the reorganization in 1896, he became vice president and treasurer of the new company, under the name of the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railway Company. This position belonged

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to Mr. Shelby until January 1. 1913. at which date he retired on a pension after forty-four years of continuous service. His work as a railway man includes other important positions. From October 24, 1899, to January 1, 1913, he served as president of the Cincinnati, Richmond & Fort Wayne Railroad Company; was president of the Muskcgon, Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad Company, from October 16. 1899, to January 1, 1013; was president of the Traverse City Railroad Cmnpany from 1899 to the first of 1913.
His work as a railroad man has not absorbed all his energies, and the development of farming interests in diferent sections of the country has been a matter in which he has long been keenly interested. Since I875 Mr. Shelby has been manager of the “Cass Farm,” a portion of which is more generally known as “The Great Dalrymple Farm” in North Dakota. He is president of the “Lake Agriculture Company,” owners of twenty thousand acres of land in what is known as the Kankakee Valley about fifty miles south of Chicago, the land being situated in both Indiana and lllinois. On this large project of reclamation from conditions of an original swamp more than two hundred thousand dollars have been expended by this company.
Mr. Shelby was a member of the executive committee and the national committee of the national Democratic party in 1896. His name is found among those of the forty original Gold Democrats at the Chicago conference, a conference which led to the Indianapolis convention of the Gold Democrats, and the nomination of the Palmer and Buckner ticket and the subsequent defeat of W. J. Bryan. lt was Mr. Shelby who offered the original resolutions resulting in what has since been known in political history as the Gold Democrat Campaign of 1896. Mr. Shelby was chairman of the State Central Committee of Michigan for the gold wing of the party in 1896.
Among other relations with the business and civic community of Grand Rapids, Mr. Shelby is a director in the Old National Bank of Grand Rapids, and was also a director in its predecessor, the First National Bank. For many years he was a member of the board of education at Grand Rapids, and chairman of its committee on grounds, and to his efforts and work may be credited the establishment of the beautiful play grounds now to be found in this west Michigan metropolis. Another public service that is well remembered for its efficiency and public spirit was his membership and presidency of the board of public works in Grand Rapids from May, 1888, until May, 1893.
At Sewickley, Pennsylvania, on June 16, 1869. Mr. Shelby married Miss Mary K. Cass, daughter of General George W. Cass of Pittsburg. Seven children were born to them, five of whom survive, namely: Cass Knight, born September 18, 1870; Charles Littleton, born August 9, 1872; Walter Humphrey. born March 1, 1875, and died in 1902; Ella Dawson, bom February 20. 1876; George Cass, born December 5, 1878; William, born April 30. 1881. and died in infancy; Violette. born April 23, 1882. The Shelby home in Grand Rapids is at 65 Lafayette Avenue, N.E.

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Transcription: Partial will of Robert Owen of Pennsylvania’s Welsh tract.

Transcription: Partial will of Robert Owen of Pennsylvania’s Welsh tract.

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Robert Owen will
Partial will of Robert Owen.

…????? fifty pound for & towards ye mantenance & pre?????ment of my other children which sume I doe wholey reffer to ye di????? of my here after named Legatees to be shared & divided among them as they find convenient & see cause

Also I doe constitute nominate & appoint my trusty & wellbeloved ffriends John Humphrey Hugh Roberts, John Roberts, Griffith John, Robert Jones, Robert Roberts, Robert Lloyd & Rowland Ellis to be trustees and overseers of this my will & testament, And doe hereby give full power to my forementioned friends to be my trustees to manage & dispose off my estate according to ye true ??? ??? of this my will & testament to ye best proffitt & advantage of my children.

Lastly I doe nominate & appoint my wellbeloved Cosin Griffith John abovenamed to be sole Executor of this my last will & testament. And doe hereby revoke & anull & make void all former wills by me hereto fore made In wittness whereof I have  hereunto sett my hand & seal the second day of ye tenth month in ye year 1697

Signed sealed & published in ye sight & presence of
Robt Owen     ‘SEAL’
John Owen
Rowland Ellis
Robt Jones

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John ap Evan (John Bevan) of Wales

John ap Evan (John Bevan) of Wales

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John Bevan was the 12th great grandfather to my children. He was born 1646 in Treverigg, Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Wales, and was one of five children of Evan ap John (1600-1665) and his wife Jane ferch Richard (born 1645).

 

John Bevan's Signature
Signature of John Bevan (ap Evan).

According to “Merion in the Welsh Tract”, the Bevan “family of Treverigg was one of the most ancient in Glamorgan, and possessed considerable wealth for that day. The Bevans descended in the direct male line from the ancient Princes or Lords of Glamorgan, whose lineage is traceable for many generations back to the old Cymric Kings of the Island of Britain.”

His parents having died while he was very young, John inherited their very large estate, his brothers and sisters being excluded from the inheritance. Being a man of conscience, he provided for his brothers and sisters from the inheritance.

Treverigg Meeting House
Meeting house built by John Bevan on his estate in Treverigg.
Barbara Bevan's Signature
Signature of Barbara Bevan.

In 1665, at the age of 19, John married Barbara Catherine Aubrey (1637-1710) and became a Minister of the Society of Friends in Wales soon after. He built the Friends’ Meeting House on his estate in Treverigg, Glamorgan.

Over the next fifteen years, they had six children:

  • Jane Bevan (born 1667) married John Wood of Darby in 1687.
  • Evan Bevan (1674-1720) married Eleanor Wood of Darby in 1693.
  • Katharine Bevan (born 1675)
  • Lady Ann Bevan (1676-1723)
  • Elizabeth Bevan (born 1678) married Joseph Richardson of Philadelphia in 1697.
  • Barbara Bevan

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Transcription: News article re John Lambert Cadwalader

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John Lambert Cadwalader, Collector of the Port of Philadelphia: Chester Times article, Race for Deputy Collector, Chester, Pennsylvania, About August, 1885, Col. 3

 

RACE FOR DEPUTY COLLECTOR
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The Efforts Being Made to Secure Samuel Lyon’s Position in this City

Transcription: News article re John Lambert Cadwalader as Collector of the Port of Philadelphia
News article re John Lambert Cadwalader as Collector of the Port of Philadelphia

President Cleveland last week appointed John Cadwalader as Collector of the Port of Philadelphia, in place of General Hartranft, who has ably filled that position for the past four years. In making his changes in that department Mr. Cadwalader will discover that the city of Chester is entitled to his consideration to the extent of one appointment, that of Deputy Collector of the Port. The present incumbent is Samuel Lyons, Esq., and the Democrats who desire to step into his shoes are numerous, although in the opinion of most of the members of that party with whom we have talked the actual contest has narrowed down to two persons.

Peter Mundy, the Market street grocer, was months ago spoken of as a candidate for that place as soon as any change was contemplated, and his claims have since been steadily advanced by zealous friends. This gentleman is highly esteemed by all citizens, both in and out of his own party. He has been a resident of the Middle ward for over 25 years, 20 years of which time he has voted the Democratic ticket, besides taking an active part in all organizations and movements of his party. Besides this he is a gentleman of sound business ability, and ranks high in the estimation of the public.

Mr. Mundy’s principal rival in the race is John B. Sanville, the South ward spar builder, whose petition is being extensively signed. Mr. Sanville’s friends claim that he is especially adapted to the position from his through knowledge of vessels and shipping interests.

Some of our citizens are inclined to doubt the appointment of anybody to this post. They say that the office was originally created as a favor to the Hon. William Ward, then member of Congress from this district, but now that the era of retrenchment has been inaugurated it may be considered unnecessary extravagance to support such an office here any longer. However, this may be, of course, only time and the action of Collector Cadwalader can tell.

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