Peryl L. Heisler

M, b. 28 October 1904, d. 31 December 1963
Father*Fred S. Heisler b. 17 Oct 1881, d. 5 Oct 1961
Mother*Hannah C. Sand b. c 1882, d. 1957
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 October 1904Peryl L. Heisler was born on 28 October 1904 at Iowa.
He was the son of Fred S. Heisler and Hannah C. Sand.
Marriage27 April 1929Peryl L. Heisler married Ella Inga Lykken, daughter of Sigvold Olsen Lykken and Betsy Larson, on 27 April 1929 at Union, South Dakota, County of Residence: Union.1
Death31 December 1963Peryl L. Heisler died on 31 December 1963 at Memorial hospital, Berkley, Alameda, California, at age 59 Peryl L Heisler obituary.2
Oakland Tribune January 2, 1964 - Peryl L Heisler obituary
BurialJanuary 1964He was buried in January 1964 at Sunset View Cemetery, California.
Census DateLocationDescription
21 January 1920Big Springs, Union, South DakotaPeryl L. Heisler was listed as a son in Fred S. Heisler's household on the 1920 Census at Big Springs, Union, South Dakota.3
15 April 1930Big Springs, Union, South DakotaPeryl L. Heisler was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Big Springs, Union, South Dakota.4
  • Peryl L. Heisler obtained US Social Security Card; As reported in the CA Death Index.
  • In 1944 at Voter Registration, California, Name:     Peryl L Heisler
    Street address:     2304B 6th St
    Residence Place:     Alameda, California, USA
    Party Affiliation:     Democrat
    Occupation:     Boilermaker.

Citations

  1. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  2. [S204] California Death Records (published).
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED245. Dwelling 76.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-5. Dwelling 80.

Charles William Dieman

M, b. 15 November 1874, d. 1 June 1919
Father*August Dieman b. May 1847, d. 25 Jul 1907
Mother*Josephine M. Eranape b. 4 Apr 1849, d. 10 Mar 1915
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 November 1874Charles William Dieman was born on 15 November 1874 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of August Dieman and Josephine M. Eranape.
Marriage1909Charles William Dieman married Christina Dorothy Huenger, daughter of Gustav Huinger and Eleanora Schmiedeknicht, in 1909.
Marriage20 November 1913Charles William Dieman married Caroline Bertha Nast, daughter of Julius Adolf Albert Nast and Kunegunda Hochrein, on 20 November 1913.
Death1 June 1919Charles William Dieman died on 1 June 1919 at Green Bay, Wisconsin, at age 44 Charles Dieman, a former Waukesha resident, died at a hospital in his home city of Green Bay, June 1, following a surgical operation. He had been ill a month or more. He leaves his wife and five children. Mr. Dieman was born in this city 40 years ago, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Dieman, pioneers of the locality. He attended the local school and years ago went to Green Bay where he became master mechanic at the Green Bay Western railway. He leaves, besides, his immediate family, three brothers, and two sisters, William, and Herman, Milwaukee; Oswald and Mrs. Edw. Geisler of this city, and Miss Bertha Dieman, Los Angeles, Cal. Funeral services were held Sunday at 4 o'clock, in Green Bay, and interment was in a cemetery there. Mr. Dieman's relatives from this city attended the funeral.
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In the 26 Aug 1920 Waukesha Freeman paper: "On reading and filing the verified petition of Caroline Dieman, as Executrix of the will of Charles W. Dieman, deceased, who was lately a Trustee under the will of Josephine Dieman, deceased, and representing that it is now necessary to settle the account of the said Charles W. Dieman as Trustee, and appoint a new Trustee in his place…."
Census DateLocationDescription
1880Waukesha, Waukesha, WisconsinCharles William Dieman was listed as a son in August Dieman's household on the 1880 Census at Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin.1
1 April 19103rd Ward, Boyne, Charlevoix, MichiganCharles William Dieman was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at 3rd Ward, Boyne, Charlevoix, Michigan, living at 108 Pearl Street.2
  • Charles William Dieman lived in 1892 at Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin, Occupation listed as circulator for Evening Wisconsin living at 95 Prospect Court.
  • On 12 September 1918 at World War I Draft Registration Cards, Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin.

Children of Charles William Dieman and Christina Dorothy Huenger

Children of Charles William Dieman and Caroline Bertha Nast

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1451 Page Number 284B.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17. Dwelling 48. Roll: 640 Part: 2 Page: 287A.

Christina Dorothy Huenger

F, b. 7 September 1876, d. 14 August 1911
Father*Gustav Huinger b. c 1827, d. 4 Jul 1898
Mother*Eleanora Schmiedeknicht b. Apr 1835, d. a 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationChristina Dorothy Huenger was also known as Huinger.
Name VariationChristina Dorothy Huenger was also known as Dorothy.
Name VariationChristina Dorothy Huenger was also known as Dorothea.
Name VariationChristina Dorothy Huenger was also known as Dora.
Married Name1909As of 1909,her married name was Dieman.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 September 1876Christina Dorothy Huenger was born on 7 September 1876 at Brown, Wisconsin.1
She was the daughter of Gustav Huinger and Eleanora Schmiedeknicht.
Marriage1909Christina Dorothy Huenger married Charles William Dieman, son of August Dieman and Josephine M. Eranape, in 1909.
Death14 August 1911Christina Dorothy Huenger died on 14 August 1911 at age 34.
Census DateLocationDescription
4 June 1880Green Bay District 8, Brown, WisconsinChristina Dorothy Huenger was listed as a daughter in Gustav Huinger's household on the 1880 Census at Green Bay District 8, Brown, Wisconsin.2
1895Brown, WisconsinChristina Dorothy Huenger is counted on the census of 1895 in the household of Gustav Huinger at Brown, Wisconsin; 1 males and 5 females; 4 born in the US, 2 born in Germany.
14 June 1900Green Bay Ward 5, Brown, WisconsinChristina Dorothy Huenger was listed as a daughter in Eleanora Schmiedeknicht's household on the 1900 Census at Green Bay Ward 5, Brown, Wisconsin.3
1 June 1905Green Bay, Brown, WisconsinChristina Dorothy Huenger appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Eleanora Schmiedeknicht at Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin.
1 April 19103rd Ward, Boyne, Charlevoix, MichiganChristina Dorothy Huenger was listed as wife in Charles William Dieman's household on the 1910 Census at 3rd Ward, Boyne, Charlevoix, Michigan; living at 108 Pearl Street.4

Children of Christina Dorothy Huenger and Charles William Dieman

Citations

  1. [S6] Wisconsin, Wisconsin Vital Record to 1907, Reel 0012 Record 001315.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1418 Page Number 93C. Dwelling 117.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED15. Dwelling 126.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17. Dwelling 48. Roll: 640 Part: 2 Page: 287A.

Eleanora Schmiedeknicht

F, b. April 1835, d. after 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEleanora Schmiedeknicht was also known as Eleanor.
Married Namecirca 1857As of circa 1857,her married name was Huinger.
Married Namecirca 1857As of circa 1857,her married name was Huenger.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthApril 1835Eleanora Schmiedeknicht was born in April 1835 at Rudelstadt, Germany.
Marriagecirca 1857She married Gustav Huinger circa 1857.
Deathafter 1920Eleanora Schmiedeknicht died after 1920.
Census DateLocationDescription
12 July 1860Green Bay North Ward, Brown, WisconsinEleanora Schmiedeknicht was listed in Gustav Huinger's household on the 1860 Census at Green Bay North Ward, Brown, Wisconsin.1
13 August 1870Green Bay Ward 2, Brown, WisconsinEleanora Schmiedeknicht was listed in Gustav Huinger's household on the 1870 Census at Green Bay Ward 2, Brown, Wisconsin.2
4 June 1880Green Bay District 8, Brown, WisconsinEleanora Schmiedeknicht was listed as wife in Gustav Huinger's household on the 1880 Census at Green Bay District 8, Brown, Wisconsin.3
1895Brown, WisconsinEleanora Schmiedeknicht is counted on the census of 1895 in the household of Gustav Huinger at Brown, Wisconsin; 1 males and 5 females; 4 born in the US, 2 born in Germany.
14 June 1900Green Bay Ward 5, Brown, WisconsinEleanora Schmiedeknicht was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Green Bay Ward 5, Brown, Wisconsin.4
1 June 1905Green Bay, Brown, WisconsinShe appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 at Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin.
18 April 1910Green Bay Ward 5, Brown, WisconsinShe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Green Bay Ward 5, Brown, Wisconsin, living at 905 Crooks Street.5
1920Green Bay Ward 1, Brown, WisconsinShe was listed as mother-in-law in Dr. John B. Theisen's household on the 1920 Census at Green Bay Ward 1, Brown, Wisconsin.6
  • Eleanora Schmiedeknicht immigrated in 1852.
  • She had 8 with 5 living in 1900 children.
  • She had 8 with 4 living in 1910 children.

Children of Eleanora Schmiedeknicht and Gustav Huinger

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 103. Dwelling 748.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 44. Dwelling 307.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1418 Page Number 93C. Dwelling 117.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED15. Dwelling 126.
  5. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17. Dwelling 46.
  6. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Green Bay Ward 1, Brown, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1977; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 15; Image: 482.

Thomas Wickersham

M, b. 27 April 1668, d. 4 June 1730
Father*John E. Wickersham b. 1632
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationThomas Wickersham was also known as Wichersham.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth27 April 1668Thomas Wickersham was born on 27 April 1668 at Bolney, Sussex, England, also reported as 1660 in Fletching, Sussex, England.
He was the son of John E. Wickersham.
Marriage19 September 1685Thomas Wickersham married Ann Grover, daughter of John Grover and Ann Killingbeck, on 19 September 1685 at Monthly Meeting of Lewes and Brighton: Hurst, Hurstperpoint, Sussex, England, Marriage record of Thomas Wickersham and Ann Grover.
Marriage record of Thomas Wickersham and Ann Grover 19 Aug 1685 Monthly Meeting of Lewes and Brighton - Hurst, Sussex, England - page 1
Marriage record of Thomas Wickersham and Ann Grover 19 Aug 1685 Monthly Meeting of Lewes and Brighton - Hurst, Sussex, England - page 2
Marriage20 October 1700Thomas Wickersham married Alice Hogge on 20 October 1700 at Horsham, Sussex, England, married just prior to setting sail in England.
Thomas Wickersham - Alice Hogge - Quaker marriage record - 20 Oct 1700 Horsham, Sussex, England
Death4 June 1730Thomas Wickersham died on 4 June 1730 at Kennett Square, Chester, Pennsylvania, at age 62.
Thomas Wickersham burial announcement at Newark Quaker Monthly Meeting - Chester PA - circa 1730
Burialafter 4 June 1730He was buried after 4 June 1730 at Kennett Friends Burial Ground, Kennett Square, Chester, Pennsylvania, In Cemetery behind Kennett Meeting House.
  • Thomas Wickersham was The Wickerskams were Quakers. They brought with them certificates of membership from Horsham, England, and were probably the founders of Old Kennett Meeting.
  • At Chester, Pennsylvania, Thomas Wickersham biography.
    History of Chester County, Pennsylvania - Thomas Wickersham biography
  • A devout Quaker, Thomas and his wife, Alice Hogge came to Pennsylvania in 1700 from Bolney, Sussex, England. When they arrived in the New World, the Wickersham family made their way 30 miles inland into the hills of Chester County wilderness. They settled on land that had been deeded to an uncle, Humphrey Killenbeck by William Penn in 1682, and transferred to Thomas in 1700.

    Davis, Sheldon, Escalante, "The Wickersham Family in America," Heritage Books, Inc. 2001.
  • Thomas Wickersham became a farmer near Bolney, village near Horsham, Sussex Co., England. The European Wickershams had migrated to England from a little town of Wickersheim, in Alsace, France, near Strasbourg. The Wickershams were Quakers. Thomas came to America, with a deed for 1000 acres of land purchased from Wm Penn. The Wickershams settled in East Marborough, Chester Co., Pa..
    1712: appointed overseer for Kennett Meeting.
    1714: named 1st elder of Kennett Meeting.
    1718: friends made him a minister.
    1718: first constable of East Marlborough.
    Wickersham History: Early account of Wickersham family in America.
  • In 1700 at Chester, Pennsylvania, In 1701, Thomas Wickersham settled in what is now East Marlborough. In 1700, he came to Southern Chester County from Sussex, England, with his second wife and four children from his first marriage. He claimed 500 acres that he had purchased from Humphrey Killingbeck, a relative from his first marriage. William Penn had granted 1,000 acres to Killingbeck in 1682.
    PA Land Records- warrant of Thomas Wickersham land from Humphrey Killingbeck 1700
    History of Chester County, Pennsylvania - land warrant for Thomas Wickersham 1700
  • On 14 August 1700 Thomas Wickersham attended the monthly meeting at Horsham dated 14 August 1700 (Quaker date of 11, 7m, 1700). He asked for a certificate of membership and removeal for his family to the Quaker Colony across the sea. The following month the minutes read, Thomas Wickersham received a certificate to carry with him to Pennsylvania. "OLD ENGLAND Monthly Meeting held att Horsham in ye County of Sussex ye 11th of ye 7th mo. 1700. To All our faithful Friends & Brethern in Pensilvania vnto whom this may come, In the Covenant of Life & in the fellowship of the Gospell of our Lord Jesus Christ and in vnity of the one Eternall Spirit of our God wee Dearly salute you. And Deare Freinds whereas Thomas Wickersham of Bolney in the County of Sussex Farmer with his wife and three Children members of our Monthly Meeting hath an Intention to Cross the Seas and goe into Pensilvania and in order thereunto hath Laid his Intention before this Monthly Meeting Doe Certifie that the said Thomas (and upon Enquirey and Consideration / thereof wee the said Meeting) Wickersham is an honest man and is in unity with faithful Friends and free of all Ingagements or Incumbrances soe far as wee Doe understand that may impend or hinder his intended voyg Soe wee grant this Short Certificat And Doe most hartily Desire the Lords power and presence may attend thim in thir undertaking and to the End of their days Amen."
  • He immigrated in 1700.
  • In 1700 Thomas and Ann Grover Wickersham settled on land that had been deeded to an uncle, Humphrey Killenbeck (Ann's maternal uncle) by William Penn in 1682, and transferred to Thomas in 1700.
    PA Land Records- survey of Thomas Wickersham land from Humphrey Killingbeck 1700
  • In 1704 at Chester, Pennsylvania, Thomas Wickersham first constable of Marlborough.
    History of Chester County, Pennsylvania - Thomas Wickersham first constable of Marlborough 1704
  • In 1707 at Chester, Pennsylvania, Thomas Wickersham starting Quaker Kennet Meeting 1707.
    History of Chester County, Pennsylvania - Thomas Wickersham starting Quaker Kennet Meeting 1707
  • After 1706 at Chester, Pennsylvania, Thomas Wickersham children birth dates Kennett Quaker Monthly Meeting.
    Thomas Wickersham children birth dates Kennett Quaker Monthly Meeting - Chester PA - Alice, William, Richard
    Thomas Wickersham children birth dates Kennett Quaker Monthly Meeting - Chester PA - Thomas, John, Ann
  • In 1730 at Newark Meeting, Chester, Pennsylvania, Quaker meeting record - biography from 1700 to his death in 1730.
    Quaker meeting record - Newark, Chester, PA - Thomas Wickersham - biography from 1700 to his death in 1730
  • He left a will on 16 June 1730 at Chester, Pennsylvania, Wickersham, Thomas. Marlborough. Husbandman. June 16, 1730. August 20, 1730. A.321. To wife Alice the plantation I now possess during widowhood afterward to son James paying to son Richard £10. To son Isaac £10. To son Thomas 1 shilling. To son John 5 shillings. To son William 5 shillings. To daughter Ann and Alice 5 shillings each. To daughters Elizabeth and Jane 20 shillings each. To son in law Wm. Wilton the 2 city lotts. Executors: wife Alice and son Richard.

Children of Thomas Wickersham and Ann Grover

Children of Thomas Wickersham and Alice Hogge

Ann Grover

F, b. 27 June 1668, d. 24 October 1697
Father*John Grover b. 1652, d. 6 Apr 1689
Mother*Ann Killingbeck b. 27 Dec 1638, d. 11 Apr 1672
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Wichersham.
Married Name19 September 1685As of 19 September 1685,her married name was Wickersham.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth27 June 1668Ann Grover was born on 27 June 1668 at Hurstpeirpoint, Twineham, Sussex, England, also reported as 27 4th month 1668.
Baptism27 June 1668She was baptized on 27 June 1668 at Hursterpoint, Sussex, England.
She was the daughter of John Grover and Ann Killingbeck.
Marriage19 September 1685Ann Grover married Thomas Wickersham, son of John E. Wickersham, on 19 September 1685 at Monthly Meeting of Lewes and Brighton: Hurst, Hurstperpoint, Sussex, England, Marriage record of Thomas Wickersham and Ann Grover.
Marriage record of Thomas Wickersham and Ann Grover 19 Aug 1685 Monthly Meeting of Lewes and Brighton - Hurst, Sussex, England - page 1
Marriage record of Thomas Wickersham and Ann Grover 19 Aug 1685 Monthly Meeting of Lewes and Brighton - Hurst, Sussex, England - page 2
Death24 October 1697Ann Grover died on 24 October 1697 at Twinham, Sussex, England, at age 29 also reported as 24 August (6th month) 1697.
Ann Grover Wickersham death announcement - Horsham Quaker Monthly Meeting Sussex, England - died 24 Aug 1697
Burialafter 24 October 1697She was buried after 24 October 1697 at St Peters Churchyard, Twineham, Sussex, England, Quaker section marked by 4 stone corner posts.
  • Ann Grover was the first wife of Thomas Wickersham. According to the Wickersham Family in America, Ann's parents were John Grover, Jr., a cooper, b Hurstpierpoint, Sussex Co., England d Apr 06, 1689, and Ann Killingbeck b abt 1640 d Apr 11, 1672. John Grover and Ann Killingbeck Grover married 1665 at John Grover Sr.'s house, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.
  • In 1700 Thomas and Ann Grover Wickersham settled on land that had been deeded to an uncle, Humphrey Killenbeck (Ann's maternal uncle) by William Penn in 1682, and transferred to Thomas in 1700.

Children of Ann Grover and Thomas Wickersham

Daniel Coyle

M, b. circa 1691
Daniel Coil (Coyle) mark 1735
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1691Daniel Coyle was born circa 1691.
Marriage1733He married Ann Wickersham, daughter of Thomas Wickersham and Ann Grover, in 1733 at Pennsylvania.
Probate1735His estate was probated in 1735 Probate by Daniel Coil (Coyle) of accounts from Joseph Mercer estate.
1735 probate by Daniel Coil (Coyle) of accounts from Joseph Mercer estate

Mary Mercer

F, b. 7 April 1720
Father*Joseph Mercer Sr b. 1697, d. 5 May 1732
Mother*Ann Wickersham b. 27 Apr 1696, d. c 1764
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name11 November 1745As of 11 November 1745,her married name was Gartrill.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 April 1720Mary Mercer was born on 7 April 1720 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania, also reported as 07 Feb 1721.
Quaker records - Chester, PA - birth announcements of Joseph and Ann Mercer children
She was the daughter of Joseph Mercer Sr and Ann Wickersham.
Marriage11 November 1745Mary Mercer married John Gartrill on 11 November 1745 at Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • On 11 February 1733 at Orphan's Court, Chester, Pennsylvania, Request for guardianship for children of Joseph Mercer by uncles Thomas Mercer and John Wickersham; also listed as 1734.

Ann Mercer

F, b. 8 February 1722, d. before 1764
Father*Joseph Mercer Sr b. 1697, d. 5 May 1732
Mother*Ann Wickersham b. 27 Apr 1696, d. c 1764
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 February 1722Ann Mercer was born on 8 February 1722 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania, also reported as 08 Dec 1722.
Quaker records - Chester, PA - birth announcements of Joseph and Ann Mercer children
She was the daughter of Joseph Mercer Sr and Ann Wickersham.
Deathbefore 1764Ann Mercer died before 1764.
  • On 11 February 1733 at Orphan's Court, Chester, Pennsylvania, Request for guardianship for children of Joseph Mercer by uncles Thomas Mercer and John Wickersham; also listed as 1734.

Richard Mercer

M, b. 5 December 1724, d. before March 1752
Father*Joseph Mercer Sr b. 1697, d. 5 May 1732
Mother*Ann Wickersham b. 27 Apr 1696, d. c 1764
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 December 1724Richard Mercer was born on 5 December 1724 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania, Birth Date on Image: 05 Tenth 1724; also reported as 05 Oct 1723.
Quaker records - Chester, PA - birth announcements of Joseph and Ann Mercer children
He was the son of Joseph Mercer Sr and Ann Wickersham.
Marriage1743Richard Mercer married Rebeckah (?) in 1743 he married a girl outside of the Quaker faith, and was admonished at the Kennett Monthly Meeting on 05 Sixth 1743 (5 Aug 1743).
Deathbefore March 1752Richard Mercer died before March 1752.
  • On 11 February 1733 at Orphan's Court, Chester, Pennsylvania, Request for guardianship for children of Joseph Mercer by uncles Thomas Mercer and John Wickersham; also listed as 1734.

Children of Richard Mercer and Rebeckah (?)

Hannah Mercer

F, b. 13 August 1725, d. before 1764
Father*Joseph Mercer Sr b. 1697, d. 5 May 1732
Mother*Ann Wickersham b. 27 Apr 1696, d. c 1764
Life EventDateDescription
Birth13 August 1725Hannah Mercer was born on 13 August 1725 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania.
Quaker records - Chester, PA - birth announcements of Joseph and Ann Mercer children
She was the daughter of Joseph Mercer Sr and Ann Wickersham.
Deathbefore 1764Hannah Mercer died before 1764.
  • On 11 February 1733 at Orphan's Court, Chester, Pennsylvania, Request for guardianship for children of Joseph Mercer by uncles Thomas Mercer and John Wickersham; also listed as 1734.

Rachel Mercer

F, b. 20 November 1728
Father*Joseph Mercer Sr b. 1697, d. 5 May 1732
Mother*Ann Wickersham b. 27 Apr 1696, d. c 1764
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name7 March 1749As of 7 March 1749,her married name was Allen.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 November 1728Rachel Mercer was born on 20 November 1728 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania.
Quaker records - Chester, PA - birth announcements of Joseph and Ann Mercer children
She was the daughter of Joseph Mercer Sr and Ann Wickersham.
Marriage7 March 1749Rachel Mercer married William Allen, son of James Allen, on 7 March 1749 at Kennett Monthly Meeting, Chester, Pennslyvania.
Marriage of Rachel Mercer and William Allen - Kennett Monthly Meeting, Chester, PA - 7 Mar 1749
  • On 11 February 1733 at Orphan's Court, Chester, Pennsylvania, Request for guardianship for children of Joseph Mercer by uncles Thomas Mercer and John Wickersham; also listed as 1734.

William Allen

M
Father*James Allen
Signature of William Allen - husband of Rachel Mercer - Chester, PA
Life EventDateDescription
William Allen was the son of James Allen.
Marriage7 March 1749William Allen married Rachel Mercer, daughter of Joseph Mercer Sr and Ann Wickersham, on 7 March 1749 at Kennett Monthly Meeting, Chester, Pennslyvania.
Marriage of Rachel Mercer and William Allen - Kennett Monthly Meeting, Chester, PA - 7 Mar 1749
  • William Allen witnessed the probate of the estate of Ann Wickersham on 19 June 1764 at Chester, Pennsylvania; Probate petition papers and order papers.

Susanna (?)

F, b. 1600, d. 1660
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationSusanna (?) was also known as Joanna (?).
Married Namecirca 1615As of circa 1615,her married name was Mercer.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1600Susanna (?) was born in 1600 at Ford, Kent, England.
Marriagecirca 1615She married Edward Mercer circa 1615 at Aynho on the Hill, Northampton, England, also reported as 1625.
Death1660Susanna (?) died in 1660 at Aynho on the Hill, Northamptonshire, England.

Children of Susanna (?) and Edward Mercer

Josiah Taylor

M, b. 11 March 1668, d. 19 March 1765
Father*Robert Taylor b. 7 Dec 1633, d. 14 May 1695
Mother*Mary Hayes b. c 1642, d. 11 Feb 1727
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 March 1668Josiah Taylor was born on 11 March 1668.
He was the son of Robert Taylor and Mary Hayes.
Marriage1690Josiah Taylor married Elizabeth Pennell, daughter of Robert Pennell and Hannah Johnson, in 1690.
Death19 March 1765Josiah Taylor died on 19 March 1765 at age 97 Prove date in Will. Also reported as 1700.
  • On 20 August 1689 at Records for the Courts, Chester, Pennsylvania, "Robert Taylor past over 2 deeds to his Sonns Isacke and Josiah Taylor both dated ye 20 day of ye 6th month (August) 1689, viz. one to Isacke for a Plantation and premisses and Conteining 300 acres of land lying in Springtowne another to Josiah for a Plantation and p'misses lying in Marple."
  • Josiah Taylor left a will on 16 January 1765 at Chester, Pennsylvania, Josiah Taylor of Kennett. 1/16/1765. March 19, 1765. Provides for wife Jane. To daughter Sarah Hall furniture. To daughter Mary furniture. To son Caleb plantation where I now dwell at 21, paying following legacies. To son Abraham £20. To son John £20. To daughters Mary and Jane £7.10 each. Executors: Francis Swayne and son John. Letters to Swayne, the other renouncing. Witnesses: Daniel Mercer, Joseph Taylor, Stephen White.1

Child of Josiah Taylor and Elizabeth Pennell

Citations

  1. [S229] Pennsylvania Wills Chester County Wills, by Pennsylvania.

Robert Taylor

M, b. 7 December 1633, d. 14 May 1695
Father*Thomas Taylor b. 1594, d. Jan 1669
Mother*Mary Barrow b. 1598
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 December 1633Robert Taylor was born on 7 December 1633 at Little Leigh, Cheshire, England.
He was the son of Thomas Taylor and Mary Barrow.
Marriagecirca 1673Robert Taylor married Mary Hayes, daughter of Jonathan Hayes and Margaret Merrick, circa 1673 at second marriage for him.
Death14 May 1695Robert Taylor died on 14 May 1695 at Springfield, Chester, Pennsylvania, at age 61.
  • Per Historic Homes And Institutions And Genealogical And Personal Memoirs Of Chester And Delaware Counties: Robert Taylor was a Quaker who suffered religious persecution on account of his adherence to the doctrines of George Fox and failure to observe the ordinances of the established church of England.

    Robert Taylor, of Little Leigh, in the County Palatine of Chester, husbandman, purchased from William Penn 1,000 acres of land in Pennsylvania, 3 March 1681. Robert Taylor emigrated in 1682. His wife, Mary, of Clatterwitch in Cheshire, and children came the following year. Of the land purchased in England, a tract of four hundred acres was surveyed 11 November 1682, on Crum Creek, in Springfield Township. The remainder land was located on Darby Creek, Marple Township. Robert Taylor and his family settled on the Springfield tract and on this property he died in 1695.
    Historic Homes And Institutions And Genealogical Of Chester, PA - page 474 - Robert Taylor 1633-1695
    Historic Homes And Institutions And Genealogical Of Chester, PA - page 589 - Thomas Taylor and son Robert
  • History of Chester County, PA - Robert Taylor family page 590.
    History of Chester County, PA - Robert Taylor family page 590
  • Robert Taylor immigrated in 1682 to England to, Pennsylvania, wife and children arrived the following year.
  • On 20 August 1689 at Records for the Courts, Chester, Pennsylvania, "Robert Taylor past over 2 deeds to his Sonns Isacke and Josiah Taylor both dated ye 20 day of ye 6th month (August) 1689, viz. one to Isacke for a Plantation and premisses and Conteining 300 acres of land lying in Springtowne another to Josiah for a Plantation and p'misses lying in Marple."
  • He left a will on 24 April 1695 at Chester, Pennsylvania, PENNSYLVANIA ARCHIVES, 3RD SERIES VOL.III, P.173 .
    Transcript of will of: ROBERT TAYLOR .
    Proved: 16 May 1695 .
    Registered in will book "A", page 311 .
    Office of Register of Wills, Philadelphia County .

    I, Robert Taylor of Springfield in the County of Chester and province of Pensilveanea being weake in body (but) of good and perfect Remembrance by the providence of god do make and ordeane this to be my Last will and testement Revoking all former wills and testements whatever in manner and forme as followeth the (four) and twenty day of the Second Month called April in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred ninty fiv(e) .

    Imps I give unto my Loving wife the halfe of my Rayall Esteate in England which was setteled upon her at t(he) time of her marriage for her naturall Life with a good bedd and to have a Lawfull mentainnence at this place I now live on and Likewise to have a horse and a bovine beest for her naturall Life .

    Secondly I leave unto my sonn Thomas Taylor the house and houseing and plantation I now Live on with the Land thereto belonging to him and his Heires for Ever and Likewise tow hundred Aikers of my Land in Marple .

    (T)hirdly I give unto my sonn Jonathan Taylor tow hundred Aikers of Lande in Marple to him and his heires for Ever and twenty pounds of sillver moneyes .

    (Four)thly I give unto my daughter Martha forty pounds of Silver moneyes when she is one and twenty yeares of age .

    (Fi)fthly I give unto my sonn Jacob Taylor forty pounds of silver and to be set out upon the Countrey and to be paid him when hee Comes to bee one and twenty yeares of age

    (Si)xthly I Leave the overplouse of all my personalle Esteata that I have here in pensilveanea to bee Equequly devided a(mong) my four Children that is to say Thomas Jonathan Jacob and Martha at the discression of my Exevutors (a)s the(y) beheave them selves and no further .

    (Sev)enthly I Leave my Reall Esteate that I have in England as the(y) beheave themselves to bee devi(ded) at the desscrission of my Executors to bee devided amongst all my nine children And furthermore I Leave my deare and Loveng wife and brother Jonathan Heyes to bee my Lawfull Executors to see this my last will and testament performed .

    ROBERT TAYLOR .
    Walter Faucit .
    John Maris .

    Philadelphia 16th day of May 1695 personallie appeared before mee Patrick Robinson Secrie of ye province of Pennsylvania the above named Walter Faucit and John Maris who did solemnly attest according to Law that they saw the above named Robert Taylor sign, seal, publish and declare ye above to be his last will and testament and yat att the doing yeof he was of a sound & disposing mind & memory to the best of their Knowledge.

    Pat Robinson, Secry.

Children of Robert Taylor and Mary Hayes

John Mercer

M, b. 1768, d. 1865
Father*Robert Mercer b. 19 Jul 1741, d. 13 May 1820
Mother*Elizabeth Brown b. 1747, d. 18 May 1833
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJohn Mercer married Ann Babb.
Birth1768John Mercer was born in 1768.
He was the son of Robert Mercer and Elizabeth Brown.
Death1865John Mercer died in 1865.

Child of John Mercer and Ann Babb

John Calvert

M, b. 1742, d. 9 June 1817
Father*Thomas Calvert
Mother*Sarah Williamson
John Calvert signature circa 1763
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohn Calvert was also known as Joseph.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1742John Calvert was born in 1742 at Chester, Pennsylvania.
He was the son of Thomas Calvert and Sarah Williamson.
Marriage1764John Calvert married Jane Swayne, daughter of Edward Swayne and Sarah Fincher, in 1764.
Death9 June 1817John Calvert died on 9 June 1817 at White, Illinois.
  • On 20 December 1763 According to Orphan's Court records, John Calvert married Jane Swayne Mercer and became guardian of the two living Mercer children, Amos and Hannah.
    20 Dec 1763 Chester County, PA Orphans Court for Amos and Hannah Mercer - John Calvert as guardian
    16 Mar 1768 Chester County, PA Orphans Court for Amos Mercer - John Calvert appointed guardian

Edward Swayne

M, b. 20 November 1702, d. 24 April 1776
Father*Francis Swayne b. 19 Feb 1665, d. 30 Sep 1721
Mother*Elizabeth Milton b. 19 Feb 1668, d. c Feb 1742
Edward Swayne signature 1742
Edward Swayne signature 1775
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 November 1702Edward Swayne was born on 20 November 1702 at East Hampstead, Berkshire, England, also reported as 20 Nov 1703.
Children of Francis and Elizabeth (Milton) Swayne (Swain) - Society of Friends (Quaker) Monthly Meeting of Reading and Warborough 1703
He was the son of Francis Swayne and Elizabeth Milton.
Marriage25 February 1728Edward Swayne married Sarah Fincher, daughter of John Fincher and Martha Taylor, on 25 February 1728 at Quaker London Grove meeting, Londongrove Twp, New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvania.
Marriage of Edward Swaine (Swayne) and Sarah Fincher - 25 Feb 1728 Quaker New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester, PA
Intention of marriage of Edward Swaine (Swayne) and Sarah Fincher - 1728 Quaker New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester, PA (first notice, second notice, and confirmation of marriage)
Death24 April 1776Edward Swayne died on 24 April 1776 at E. Marlborough, Chester, Pennslyvania, at age 73.
Probate11 May 1776His estate was probated on 11 May 1776 at Chester, Pennsylvania.
Probate of Edward Swayne - Chester, PA - 11 May 1776
  • EDWARD SWAYNE, born in England 11.20.1702, died 4.24.1776, son of Francis Swayne & Elizabeth Milton, married at New Garden Mtg 2.25.1728 Sarah Fincher, born 1708, died 11th mo 1804, daughter of John Fincher & Martha Taylor of London Grove. Edward is on the lists of East Marlborough taxable from 1766 to 1774 as owner of acres, horses, cattle and sheep. Although he lived to be 74, Sarah survived him 28 years, dying at the age of about 96, having outlived nearly all the third generation of Swaynes. She was probably the last one laid to rest in the family burying ground.
  • Edward Swayne, third son of Francis and Elizabeth, was born in East Hampstead, Berkshire, England, in the year 1703, came to America with the family in 1710, married, 2d mo. 25, 1728, Sarah Fincher, daughter of John, of Londongrove. They lived on part of the original purchase made by his father, which they inherited from him. Edward died 4, 24, 1776, aged about seventy-three years; Sarah died 11th mo., 1804, in her ninety-sixth year. She was the last one buried in the family burying-ground. The children of Edward and Sarah were Edward, Jonathan, Isaac, Jesse, Robert, Jane, Hannah, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Martha.
  • History of the Harlan Family - The Swayne Family.
    History of the Harlan Family - The Swayne Family
  • Edward Swayne and Francis Swayne immigrated in 1710 to England to America included all children except William who had immigrated in 1708.
  • In Francis Swayne's will dated 15 February 1721 at Chester, Pennsylvania, Edward Swayne was named as an heir.
  • He was the executor of Elizabeth Milton's estate on 3 March 1743 at Chester, Pennsylvania; Probate of Elizabeth Swayne - executors William and Edward Swayne.
  • Edward Swayne witnessed the marriage of Catharine Haydon and Edward Swayne on 26 April 1753 at New Garden Monthly Meeting (Quaker), Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • Edward Swayne was the executor of Joseph Mercer's estate on 13 December 1758 at Chester, Pennsylvania; Probate of Joseph Mercer estate - Jane Mercer rights to father.
  • Edward Swayne left a will on 16 June 1775 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania, SWAYNE, EDWARD. East Marlborough. June 16, 1775. May 11, 1776. To wife Sarah plantation whereon I now dwell during life and at her decease to be sold, also all household goods. To son Edward 5 shillings. To son Jonathan £20. To daughters Jane Calvert and Hannah Yarnall 5 shillings each. To son Jesse £45. To daughter Sarah England £5. To son Robert £45. To daughter Elizabeth Ailes £25. To daughter Martha Swayne £30. Remainder to 3 daughters Sarah, Elizabeth and Martha. Executor: Friend William Swayne.
    Wit: Jesse Miller, Frs. Swayne.
    Will of Edward Swayne 16 Jun 1775 - page 1
    Will of Edward Swayne 16 Jun 1775 - page 2

Children of Edward Swayne and Sarah Fincher

Sarah Fincher

F, b. 1708, d. 1 November 1804
Father*John Fincher b. 1679, d. 1747
Mother*Martha Taylor b. 3 Jan 1680, d. 1713
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name25 February 1728As of 25 February 1728,her married name was Swayne.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1708Sarah Fincher was born in 1708 at London Grove, New Garden Township, Chester, Pennslyvania.
She was the daughter of John Fincher and Martha Taylor.
Marriage25 February 1728Sarah Fincher married Edward Swayne, son of Francis Swayne and Elizabeth Milton, on 25 February 1728 at Quaker London Grove meeting, Londongrove Twp, New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvania.
Marriage of Edward Swaine (Swayne) and Sarah Fincher - 25 Feb 1728 Quaker New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester, PA
Intention of marriage of Edward Swaine (Swayne) and Sarah Fincher - 1728 Quaker New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester, PA (first notice, second notice, and confirmation of marriage)
Death1 November 1804Sarah Fincher died on 1 November 1804 at New Garden Township, Chester, Pennslyvania.
  • In Mary Fincher's will dated 9 May 1730 at Chester, Pennsylvania, Sarah Fincher was named as an heir; Newlin, Mary. A.319. To grandson in law Nathan son of Nathaniel Newlin £5. To Sarah daughter of John Newlin £5. To Mary daughter of Ellis Lewis £5. To Mary Everson £5. To granddaughter in law Mary Baily £5. To kinswoman Hannah Shewin £3 and the remainder of her time to my father. To sisters Rebecca Bennet and Sarah Swain all wearing apparel. Remainder to father and brothers Jonathan and John Fincher and sisters Rebecca Bennet and Sarah Swain and to my sister Elizabeth Cox's 3 children. Executors: father John Fincher and brother Francis Fincher.
  • In John Fincher's will dated 5 April 1746 at Chester, Pennsylvania, Sarah Fincher was named as an heir; John Fincher of Londongrove. 4/5/1746. November 24, 1747. B. 240. To son Jonathan 5 shilling. To son Francis £20. To daughter Rebecca Bennett £30. To daughter Sarah Swain £30. To Thomas Cox living over the Susquehanna £5 for the use of his daughter Rebecca wife of James Fraiser. To Mary eldest daughter of son Jonathan when of age. Remainder to sons Francis and John. Executors: friends Joshua Pusey and Nath. Pennock and Joshua Johnson, overseers. Witnesses: Moses Pyle, Joseph Pennock Jr.
  • She witnessed the marriage of Catharine Haydon and Edward Swayne on 26 April 1753 at New Garden Monthly Meeting (Quaker), Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • In Edward Swayne's will dated 16 June 1775 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania, Sarah Fincher was named as an heir; SWAYNE, EDWARD. East Marlborough. June 16, 1775. May 11, 1776. To wife Sarah plantation whereon I now dwell during life and at her decease to be sold, also all household goods. To son Edward 5 shillings. To son Jonathan £20. To daughters Jane Calvert and Hannah Yarnall 5 shillings each. To son Jesse £45. To daughter Sarah England £5. To son Robert £45. To daughter Elizabeth Ailes £25. To daughter Martha Swayne £30. Remainder to 3 daughters Sarah, Elizabeth and Martha. Executor: Friend William Swayne.
    Wit: Jesse Miller, Frs. Swayne.

Children of Sarah Fincher and Edward Swayne

John Fincher

M, b. 1679, d. 1747
Father*Francis Fincher b. 1626, d. 1 Aug 1684
Mother*Mary Achelly b. 1650, d. 28 Sep 1699
John Fincher signature 1746
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1679John Fincher was born in 1679 at London Grove, Chester, Pennsylvania.
He was the son of Francis Fincher and Mary Achelly.
Marriage1699John Fincher married Martha Taylor, daughter of Robert Taylor and Mary Hayes, in 1699.
Marriage1714John Fincher married Elinor Norman in 1714 at second marriage for both.
Death1747John Fincher died in 1747 at London Grove, Chester, Pennsylvania.
Probate24 November 1747His estate was probated on 24 November 1747 at Chester, Pennsylvania, John Fincher of Londongrove. B. 240. To son Jonathan 5 shilling. To son Francis £20. To daughter Rebecca Bennett £30. To daughter Sarah Swain £30. To Thomas Cox living over the Susquehanna £5 for the use of his daughter Rebecca wife of James Fraiser. To Mary eldest daughter of son Jonathan · when of age. Remainder to sons Francis and John. Executors: friends Joshua Pusey and Nath. Pennock and Joshua Johnson, overseers. Witnesses: Moses Pyle, Joseph Pennock Jr.
Probate inventory of John Fincher - Chester, PA - 1747
  • John, married Martha, daughter of Robert TAYLOR, of Springfield, and in 1699 was living in Newtown. After this he resided in Uchland, but his final settlement was in London Grove, where he died about 1747. In 1714 he married the widow Elinor COOK, but his children were probably by his 1st wife.
  • John Fincher immigrated with Francis Fincher in 1683 at from Worcester, England to, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; first Quaker meeting in Philadelphia was 14 Mar 1683.
  • In 1700 at Quaker Chester Monthly Meeting, Chester, Pennsylvania, admitted to fornication before marriage (though married at the time of this acknowledgement).
    Acknowledgement of fornication before marriage - John and Martha Fincher - 1700 - Quaker Chester Monthly Meeting, Chester, PA
  • John Fincher witnessed the marriage of Sarah Fincher and Edward Swayne on 25 February 1728 at Quaker London Grove meeting, Londongrove Twp, New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • In Mary Fincher's will dated 9 May 1730 at Chester, Pennsylvania, John Fincher was named as executor; Newlin, Mary. A.319. To grandson in law Nathan son of Nathaniel Newlin £5. To Sarah daughter of John Newlin £5. To Mary daughter of Ellis Lewis £5. To Mary Everson £5. To granddaughter in law Mary Baily £5. To kinswoman Hannah Shewin £3 and the remainder of her time to my father. To sisters Rebecca Bennet and Sarah Swain all wearing apparel. Remainder to father and brothers Jonathan and John Fincher and sisters Rebecca Bennet and Sarah Swain and to my sister Elizabeth Cox's 3 children. Executors: father John Fincher and brother Francis Fincher.
  • He left a will on 5 April 1746 at Chester, Pennsylvania, John Fincher of Londongrove. 4/5/1746. November 24, 1747. B. 240. To son Jonathan 5 shilling. To son Francis £20. To daughter Rebecca Bennett £30. To daughter Sarah Swain £30. To Thomas Cox living over the Susquehanna £5 for the use of his daughter Rebecca wife of James Fraiser. To Mary eldest daughter of son Jonathan when of age. Remainder to sons Francis and John. Executors: friends Joshua Pusey and Nath. Pennock and Joshua Johnson, overseers. Witnesses: Moses Pyle, Joseph Pennock Jr.
    Will of John Fincher - Chester county, PA - 05 Apr 1746

Children of John Fincher and Martha Taylor

Francis Swayne

M, b. 19 February 1665, d. 30 September 1721
Father*William Swayne Sr. d. 1693
Francis Swayne signature 1721
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrancis Swayne was also known as Swaine.
Name VariationFrancis Swayne was also known as Swain.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 February 1665Francis Swayne was born on 19 February 1665 at Bienfield, Wilts, Berkshire, England, also reported as 1660.
He was the son of William Swayne Sr.
Marriage17 June 1688Francis Swayne married Elizabeth Milton, daughter of John Milton, on 17 June 1688 at Wokingham, Berkshire, England.
Death30 September 1721Francis Swayne died on 30 September 1721 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania, at age 56 also reported as 30 Nov 1721.
Quaker New Garden Monthly Meeting - Chester, PA - death of Francis Swayne 30 Sep 1721
Burialafter 30 September 1721He was buried after 30 September 1721 at New Garden Friends Cemetery, New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvania.
Probate10 February 1722His estate was probated on 10 February 1722 at Chester, Pennsylvania.
Probate inventory of Francis Swayne - 10 Feb 1722 - Chester, PA
  • From History of Chester County, Pennsylvania: Among the earliest Quaker families that settled Chester County was that of Francis Swayne (who by an old deed is styled practitioner of medicine). He was the son of William Swayne, of Ockingham, Liberty of Wilts, Berkshire, England, who died in 1693, leaving two sons and a daughter, -- Francis, the emigrant, Judith, and William. to the latter he left by will his house and lands in Ockingham; to his daughter, house and ground called the Harpe-bien, Bienfield, and to his son Francis, "all that house & Land , adn the Store in the common field of Bienfield, by the wayside going to Bienfield church," and making him whole executor of "All my goods, cattle, corn," etc. Francis Swayne married Elizabeth Milton, and had removed from Bienfield to East Hampstead park some years previous to coming to America, and his son William records that "about the year 1704 my father and mother and myself were convinced and received the truth". William Swayne, eldest son of Francis and Elizabeth, was born the 30th of 1st mo., 1689, in the parish of Bienfield, and when about eighteen sailed from Bristol "on board a ship called the 'Saulsbury,' and in about five weeks landed at Philadelphia on the 15th day of 9th mo., 1708, and in about a year and a half thereafter Francis and Elizabeth, with their remaining children, --Francis, Edward, Elizabeth Jane and Sarah, -- landed at New Castle, on the Delaware, where they were met and welcomed by their son William, who had preceded them. They went to what is now East Marlborough Township, Chester, Co., and puchased and settled on one of the lots of land joining the south side of Marlboro Street, containing 425 acres, it being then an uncultivated wilderness. The deed of conveyance to Francis Swayne bears date 12th day of September, A.D. 1711. Francis and his son William were both prominent and notive members of the Society of Friends. In the year 1713, Francis went on an extended religious visit to Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Starting from Philadelphia, holding meetings by the way, to Flushing, Newport, Dartmouth, thence to Nantucket, Rochester, Falmouth, Barnstable, Sandwich, Yarmouth, Plymouth, Scituate, Bsoton, Salem, Lynn, Marblehaed, Hampton, Amesbury, Newburyport, Portsmouth, etc. Several of these places were visited twice. During the journey, which occupied three months, from 7th mo. 24th to 10th mo. 21st, about seventy meetings were held. When we take into account the difficulties of traveling in those early days, we are led to conclude that the emigrant ancestor of the Swaynes was possessed of a fair share of the zeal which characterized the early Friends. While in Nantucket he met with a family of the same name as his own, who had settled there in 1662, from some town east of Boston. They proved to have been of the same family in England. There is a family tradition that Francis, while resting for lunch, in the harvest-time, under the shade of some particular tree, remarked that he would like to be buried there; his wish was remembered, and when, in 1721, 9th mo. 30th, he died, he was interred on the spot selected by himself, the place was enclosed with a wall, and for upwards of eighty years was used as the family burying-ground. Francis Swayne during his lifetime conveyed to his eldest son William, the pioneer, by deed dated 9th mo., 8, 1717, 195 acres of his original purchase, bordering on the Marlborough Street.
    History of the Harlan Family - The Swayne Family
    History of Chester County, Pennsylvania - Francis Swayne - page 731
    History of Chester County, Pennsylvania - Francis Swayne - page 732
  • William Swayne biography from Two-hundredth anniversary of the founding of London Grove Meeting.
    William Swayne biography from Two-hundredth anniversary of the founding of London Grove Meeting 1980
  • In 1703 became Friends (Quakers).
  • In 1703 Record of children of Francis and Elizabeth (Milton) Swayne (Swain) - Society of Friends (Quaker) Monthly Meeting of Reading and Warborough 1703 "Here follows the names and ... births Francis and Elizabeth Swain ... before her confirmation of the faith and after who do first might be here ..."
    Children of Francis and Elizabeth (Milton) Swayne (Swain) - Society of Friends (Quaker) Monthly Meeting of Reading and Warborough 1703
  • Francis Swayne and Edward Swayne immigrated in 1710 to England to America included all children except William who had immigrated in 1708.
  • Francis Swayne purchased land on 12 September 1711 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania, 425 acres of uncultivated wilderness; purchased from Caleb Pusey for the price of 85 pounds.
  • He left a will on 15 February 1721 at Chester, Pennsylvania.
    Will of Francis Swayne - Chester, PA - 15 Feb 1721

Children of Francis Swayne and Elizabeth Milton

Elizabeth Milton

F, b. 19 February 1668, d. circa February 1742
Father*John Milton
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name17 June 1688As of 17 June 1688,her married name was Swain.
Married Name17 June 1688As of 17 June 1688,her married name was Swayne.
Married Name17 June 1688As of 17 June 1688,her married name was Swaine.
Life EventDateDescription
Baptism19 February 1668Elizabeth Milton was baptized on 19 February 1668 at Hurst, Berkshire, England.
She was the daughter of John Milton.
Marriage17 June 1688Elizabeth Milton married Francis Swayne, son of William Swayne Sr., on 17 June 1688 at Wokingham, Berkshire, England.
Deathcirca February 1742Elizabeth Milton died circa February 1742 at Pennsylvania.
Probate3 March 1743Her estate was probated on 3 March 1743 at Chester, Pennsylvania, Probate of Elizabeth Swayne - executors William and Edward Swayne.
Probate of Elizabeth Swayne - executors William and Edward Swayne 07 Feb 1742
  • In 1703 became Friends (Quakers).
  • In 1703 Record of children of Francis and Elizabeth (Milton) Swayne (Swain) - Society of Friends (Quaker) Monthly Meeting of Reading and Warborough 1703 "Here follows the names and ... births Francis and Elizabeth Swain ... before her confirmation of the faith and after who do first might be here ..."
    Children of Francis and Elizabeth (Milton) Swayne (Swain) - Society of Friends (Quaker) Monthly Meeting of Reading and Warborough 1703
  • Elizabeth Milton witnessed the marriage of Sarah Fincher and Edward Swayne on 25 February 1728 at Quaker London Grove meeting, Londongrove Twp, New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvania.

Children of Elizabeth Milton and Francis Swayne

Edward Swayne

M, b. 5 April 1729, d. August 1797
Father*Edward Swayne b. 20 Nov 1702, d. 24 Apr 1776
Mother*Sarah Fincher b. 1708, d. 1 Nov 1804
Edward Swayne Jr signature 1758
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 April 1729Edward Swayne was born on 5 April 1729 at E. Marlborough, Chester, Pennslyvania.
He was the son of Edward Swayne and Sarah Fincher.
Marriage26 April 1753Edward Swayne married Catharine Haydon on 26 April 1753 at New Garden Monthly Meeting (Quaker), Chester, Pennsylvania.
Marriage of Edward Swayne and Catherine Haydon - 26 Apr 1753 Quaker New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester, PA
DeathAugust 1797Edward Swayne died in August 1797 at age 68.
  • Edward Swayne witnessed the probate of the estate of Joseph Mercer on 13 December 1758 at Chester, Pennsylvania; Probate of Joseph Mercer estate - Jane Mercer rights to father.
  • Edward Swayne witnessed the will of Edward Swayne on 16 June 1775 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania; SWAYNE, EDWARD. East Marlborough. June 16, 1775. May 11, 1776. To wife Sarah plantation whereon I now dwell during life and at her decease to be sold, also all household goods. To son Edward 5 shillings. To son Jonathan £20. To daughters Jane Calvert and Hannah Yarnall 5 shillings each. To son Jesse £45. To daughter Sarah England £5. To son Robert £45. To daughter Elizabeth Ailes £25. To daughter Martha Swayne £30. Remainder to 3 daughters Sarah, Elizabeth and Martha. Executor: Friend William Swayne.
    Wit: Jesse Miller, Frs. Swayne.

Catharine Haydon

F, b. 1731, d. 1819
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1753As of 1753,her married name was Swayne.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1731Catharine Haydon was born in 1731.
Marriage26 April 1753She married Edward Swayne, son of Edward Swayne and Sarah Fincher, on 26 April 1753 at New Garden Monthly Meeting (Quaker), Chester, Pennsylvania.
Marriage of Edward Swayne and Catherine Haydon - 26 Apr 1753 Quaker New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester, PA
Death1819Catharine Haydon died in 1819.

Jonathan Swayne

M, b. 3 February 1731, d. after 1780
Father*Edward Swayne b. 20 Nov 1702, d. 24 Apr 1776
Mother*Sarah Fincher b. 1708, d. 1 Nov 1804
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 February 1731Jonathan Swayne was born on 3 February 1731 at E. Marlborough, Chester, Pennslyvania.
He was the son of Edward Swayne and Sarah Fincher.
Marriage1755Jonathan Swayne married Mary White in 1755.
Deathafter 1780Jonathan Swayne died after 1780.
  • Jonathan Swayne witnessed the will of Edward Swayne on 16 June 1775 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania; SWAYNE, EDWARD. East Marlborough. June 16, 1775. May 11, 1776. To wife Sarah plantation whereon I now dwell during life and at her decease to be sold, also all household goods. To son Edward 5 shillings. To son Jonathan £20. To daughters Jane Calvert and Hannah Yarnall 5 shillings each. To son Jesse £45. To daughter Sarah England £5. To son Robert £45. To daughter Elizabeth Ailes £25. To daughter Martha Swayne £30. Remainder to 3 daughters Sarah, Elizabeth and Martha. Executor: Friend William Swayne.
    Wit: Jesse Miller, Frs. Swayne.

Mary White

F, b. 1737, d. 1827
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Swayne.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1737Mary White was born in 1737.
Marriage1755She married Jonathan Swayne, son of Edward Swayne and Sarah Fincher, in 1755.
Death1827Mary White died in 1827.

Isaac Swayne

M, b. 1742, d. 22 July 1772
Father*Edward Swayne b. 20 Nov 1702, d. 24 Apr 1776
Mother*Sarah Fincher b. 1708, d. 1 Nov 1804
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1742Isaac Swayne was born in 1742 at E. Marlborough, Chester, Pennslyvania.
He was the son of Edward Swayne and Sarah Fincher.
Marriage1768Isaac Swayne married Susannah Maris in 1768.
Death22 July 1772Isaac Swayne died on 22 July 1772.

Susannah Maris

F, b. 1746
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1768As of 1768,her married name was Swayne.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1746Susannah Maris was born in 1746.
Marriage1768She married Isaac Swayne, son of Edward Swayne and Sarah Fincher, in 1768.

Jesse Swayne

M, b. 1744, d. after 1781
Father*Edward Swayne b. 20 Nov 1702, d. 24 Apr 1776
Mother*Sarah Fincher b. 1708, d. 1 Nov 1804
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1744Jesse Swayne was born in 1744 at E. Marlborough, Chester, Pennslyvania.
He was the son of Edward Swayne and Sarah Fincher.
Marriagecirca 1776Jesse Swayne married Jane (?) circa 1776.
Deathafter 1781Jesse Swayne died after 1781.
  • Jesse Swayne witnessed the will of Edward Swayne on 16 June 1775 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania; SWAYNE, EDWARD. East Marlborough. June 16, 1775. May 11, 1776. To wife Sarah plantation whereon I now dwell during life and at her decease to be sold, also all household goods. To son Edward 5 shillings. To son Jonathan £20. To daughters Jane Calvert and Hannah Yarnall 5 shillings each. To son Jesse £45. To daughter Sarah England £5. To son Robert £45. To daughter Elizabeth Ailes £25. To daughter Martha Swayne £30. Remainder to 3 daughters Sarah, Elizabeth and Martha. Executor: Friend William Swayne.
    Wit: Jesse Miller, Frs. Swayne.