Reverand Daniel Pershing

M, b. 6 July 1769, d. 28 September 1838
Father*Frederick Pfoersching b. 1724, d. 1798
Mother*Maria Elizabeth Weygandt b. 1728, d. 1824

Children of Reverand Daniel Pershing and Maria Christena Milliron

Johann Jacob Miliron

M, b. 12 April 1719, d. 23 August 1786
Revolutionary War Patriot - Jacob Miliron - DAR # A078908
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohann Jacob Miliron was also known as Milliron.
Name VariationJohann Jacob Miliron was also known as Mühleisen.
Name VariationJohann Jacob Miliron was also known as John Jacob.
Name VariationJohann Jacob Miliron was also known as Jacob.
Name VariationJohann Jacob Miliron was also known as Muelheisen.
  • Johann Jacob Miliron was born on 12 April 1719 at Pleizenhausen, Rhineland-Pfalz, Simmern, Palatinate, Germany, also reported as circa 1730.
  • He married Anna Ottilla Christina (?) before 1750 Listed as "Whittow", but that is not a surname. It's a records designation for "widow."
  • Johann Jacob Miliron died on 23 August 1786 at Hempfield, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, at age 67.
  • He was buried after 23 August 1786 at Milliron Cemetery, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, Records at Baltz-Myer Historical Society indicates burial was here, but no marker survives.
  • His estate was probated on 4 November 1799 at Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.
    Will extract of Jacob Milliron - 04 Nov 1799 - Westmoreland, PA
     On 27 July 1782 at Cumberland, Pennsylvania, American Revolution Patriot. Rank: PRIVATE Service Source: PA ARCH 5TH SER VOL 6, P 56,57,135,136 Service Description: 1) CAPT PEEBLES, COL JAMES DUNLAP 2) 1ST BATT,CUMBERLAND CO, MILITIA.
Cumberland PA Military Roll 27 July 1892 - Jacob Milliron
Johann Jacob Miliron left a will on 4 November 1784 at Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, Jacob Millirons Will - In the name of the Holy Trinity Amen November the 4th in the year of our Lord 1784 I Jacob Milliron of Hempfield Township Westmoreland County and State of Pennsylvania, being very sick and weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory God be thanked; calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die Do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my Body I recommend it to the earth to be Buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors not Doubting but at the General resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God and touching such earthly worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I dispose of the same in the same in the following manner and form Firstly I give and bequeath unto Christan (Christina) my dearly beloved Wife all the revenues and benefits of my Plantation whereof she to maintain and Give Schooling to the youngest children and teach them the fear of God, and my Son Nicholas shall have Seventeen Pound per year and stay and work with his mother, but he shall not receive any thing of the aforementioned pay till after the decease of his Mother and then it shall be deducted according to the number of years he so stayed and worked with his Mother out of the pay of the Plantation which shall be rated to him at one hundred Pounds the broun (brown) Mare colt he shall have along with the Plantation. In case my said Son get Married and work the Plantation for himself, then he shall give his Mother the third part of whatever Grows on the place it may be Hay or Grain or any other thing whatsoever. And then his yearly wages of Seventeen Pounds is at an End or discontinued Furthermore shall my Wife have two cows, her choice out of the whole stock. And my Son shall give her the food towards keeping them and also shall he give her Give Pounds in money for her Necessaries. I Bequeath also to my son Philip 150 Acres of Land which shall be rated to him at 40 pounds per 100 acres, my son John shall have in Lieu of the church land as much as remains from the old tract, which shall be rated to him at 40 pounds per 100 Acres N B my son Philip shall have the old Waggon along with his place: Andreas Barns has got 12 pounds already which shall be deducted out of his share. Furthermore shall my Daughter Eve have a cow and a calf or Five Pounds in Money out of my Estate, as likewise my Daughter Ana Elizabeth shall have a cow and a calf or Five pounds in money which she has received already. And likewise my Daughter Catharina shall have a cow and a calf or Five Pounds in Money to receive out of my estate. My Son Jacob shall have Five Pounds in Money out of my Estate. My Son Anthony shall have Ten Pounds in Money out of my Estate. My youngest daughter Susannah shall have Fifteen Pounds out of my estate this is observed that not every child can draw his share (if the father should happen to die this time) but it shall be in the Mother's Pleasure to Give them anything or not, during her life time but after the Mother is death every child receives his share according to the testament of his father. Lastly I wish to my beloved wife the Grace of God Earthly blessing and everlasting happiness, and renouns and disannul all former Wills and ordain Tobias Long and Peter Loutsenhiser my Executors and Guardians of this my last Will and Testament Done the day and year above mentioned Signed Sealed Pronounced and declared - Jacob Milliron in the presence of us Andrew Alms, John Dorn, Nicholas Swope - Provide the 4th November 1799.
Jacob Milliron Will 4 Nov 1784

Children of Johann Jacob Miliron and Anna Ottilla Christina (?)

Anna Ottilla Christina (?)

F, b. 1730, d. 1790
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna Ottilla Christina (?) was also known as Christina (?).
Married Namebefore 1750As of before 1750,her married name was Milliron.
Married Namebefore 1750As of before 1750,her married name was Muelheisen.
Married Namebefore 1750As of before 1750,her married name was Miliron.
  • Anna Ottilla Christina (?) was born in 1730 at Palatinate, Germany.
  • She married Johann Jacob Miliron before 1750 Listed as "Whittow", but that is not a surname. It's a records designation for "widow."
  • Anna Ottilla Christina (?) died in 1790.
  • She was buried in 1790 at Milliron Cemetery, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, Records at Baltz-Myer Historical Society indicates burial was here, but no marker survives.
     Anna Ottilla Christina (?) left a will on 21 August 1790 at Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, Will dated Aug. 21, 1790. Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Milliron, Anne Ottlia Christena. Widow of John Jacob Milliron; children: Catherine, Maria, John, Jacob & Susanna; (spelled Millieson). Executors: Peter Eisaman, Philip Milliron & Charles Cheibler.
Will extract of Anne Ottilla Christena Milliron - 21 Aug 1790 - Westmoreland, PA

Children of Anna Ottilla Christina (?) and Johann Jacob Miliron

Maria Barbara Scholl

F, b. 1735, d. 1810
Father*Carl Jacob Scholl b. 1705, d. 1748
Mother*Anna Barbara (?) b. 1715, d. 1738
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMaria Barbara Scholl was also known as Stahl.
Name VariationMaria Barbara Scholl was also known as Barbara.
Married Name1760As of 1760,her married name was Altman.
     Maria Barbara Scholl immigrated in 1752.

Children of Maria Barbara Scholl and Johann Wilhelm Altman

Elizabeth Lear

F, b. 15 November 1809, d. 18 October 1879
Father*David Lear
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElizabeth Lear was also known as VanLeer.
Name VariationElizabeth Lear was also known as Leer.
Married Name1831As of 1831,her married name was Milliron.
Census DateLocation
24 October 1850Waterville, Lucas, OhioElizabeth Lear was listed in John Jacob Milliron's household on the 1850 Census at Waterville, Lucas, Ohio.1
5 August 1870Milton, Wood, OhioElizabeth Lear was listed in John Jacob Milliron's household on the 1870 Census at Milton, Wood, Ohio.2

Children of Elizabeth Lear and John Jacob Milliron

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 135. Dwelling 1932.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 20. Dwelling 156.

Frederick Pfoersching

M, b. 1724, d. 1798
Father*(?) Pfoersching
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrederick Pfoersching was also known as Pershing.
     The Pershing surname was originally spelled Pfoersching in France, and means "a fine grade of silk cloth." Served in the American Revolution as a private in the Frontier Rangers from 1773 to 1778. Frederick Pfoersching and John Pfoersching immigrated on 2 October 1749 to from Liverpool, England to, Baltimore, Maryland. In 1917 Pershing Family History.
Philadelphia Inquirer July 1, 1917 - Pershing History
In June 1919 at Derry, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, Pershing Family Reunion.
Kittanning Simpsons Daily Leader June 24, 1919 - Pershing Family Reunion
On 6 May 1922 From Justus Holmes Pershing (06 May 1922):
Frederick Pershing, my great grandfather, came from France to Pennsylvania in 1749 and died near Latrohe in 1798. He arrived at Philadelphia on the sail ship Jacob, under Captain Adolph DeGrove…
Records show he located near Greensburg before Hannestown became the 1st county seat west of the Alleghenies. He was a member of the "Frontier Rangers" from 1773 to 1778. John Pershing, a brother, was one of the signers of the Hannestown, Declaration of Independence on May 16th 1775, 14 months before the 4th of July 1776 Philadelphia Declaration. John Pershing was one of the 94 patriots who took the Oath of Fidelity and Allegiance and belonged to the 1st Militia in Col. John Proctors Westmoreland Provincials, whose standard was the Rattlesnake flag…
Mathew Wilkinson, a Revolution soldier, whom I knew, died in 1856, was a relative of mine whose wife was a Miss Bayard. Five of my forbears were contemporary with Gen Iathon McClain, Col John Proctor, Col John Pomroy, The Craigs, Barrs, Guthries, Sloans, etc of Rev days.
I was a contemporary with my Grandmother Christina P. 17 years, who saw the burning ashes of Hannestown by the Indians.
Rev Conrad Pershing was a member of Captain Craig's "Indian Scouts" and thereafter of Capt. Sloan's "Minute Men", see "Pershing Biography" by my father written in 1860.
Isaac Pershing, my father was the 1st Captain of the 1st uniformed and equipped military company under the regime of the 1st Militia law of 1810.
General J. J. Pershing, the present commander in chief of all the U S Armies, whose father and I were both born and raised on the same farm, belongs to the pioneers of Revolution days above referred to. The following is from the Greensburg Daily Tribune of Oct 20th 1915:
Dr J. H. Pershing furnished documentary evidence to the Civil and Industrial committee with the names of five of his forebears by the name of Pershing who lived here in pioneer days before the location of Hannestown and the erection of the first courthouse west of the Alleghany mountains, was awarded a gold medal, having priority in data over all other contestants in Westmoreland County."
Cousin of General J. J. Pershing.
Justus Pershing - Sons of the American Revolution application - 06 May 1922

Children of Frederick Pfoersching and Maria Elizabeth Weygandt

Maria Elizabeth Weygandt

F, b. 1728, d. 1824
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMaria Elizabeth Weygandt was also known as Elizabeth Weyant.
Married Name1754As of 1754,her married name was Pershing.
Married Name1754As of 1754,her married name was Pfoersching.

Children of Maria Elizabeth Weygandt and Frederick Pfoersching

Abraham Pershing

M, b. 29 October 1796, d. 21 July 1880
Father*Reverand Daniel Pershing b. 6 Jul 1769, d. 28 Sep 1838
Mother*Maria Christena Milliron b. 30 Jan 1777, d. 21 Jan 1863

Child of Abraham Pershing and Barbara Truxal

John B. Pershing

M, b. 10 September 1798, d. 1872
Father*Reverand Daniel Pershing b. 6 Jul 1769, d. 28 Sep 1838
Mother*Maria Christena Milliron b. 30 Jan 1777, d. 21 Jan 1863

Isaac Pershing

M, b. 19 July 1800, d. 15 August 1886
Father*Reverand Daniel Pershing b. 6 Jul 1769, d. 28 Sep 1838
Mother*Maria Christena Milliron b. 30 Jan 1777, d. 21 Jan 1863
Census DateLocation
6 July 1860Derry, Westmoreland, PennsylvaniaIsaac Pershing was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Derry, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, living between Christena and M. C. Pershing.1

Children of Isaac Pershing and Frances Truxal

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 117. Dwelling 893.

Elizabeth Pershing

F, b. 16 March 1803, d. 1860
Father*Reverand Daniel Pershing b. 6 Jul 1769, d. 28 Sep 1838
Mother*Maria Christena Milliron b. 30 Jan 1777, d. 21 Jan 1863
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1830As of 1830,her married name was Armel.
Married Name1857As of 1857,her married name was Risel.

Eli Armel

M, b. 1800, d. 1848

Michael Risel

M, b. 1801, d. after 1857

Mary Pershing

F, b. 21 May 1805, d. 1807
Father*Reverand Daniel Pershing b. 6 Jul 1769, d. 28 Sep 1838
Mother*Maria Christena Milliron b. 30 Jan 1777, d. 21 Jan 1863

Christena Dinah Pershing

F, b. 13 February 1808, d. 13 February 1873
Father*Reverand Daniel Pershing b. 6 Jul 1769, d. 28 Sep 1838
Mother*Maria Christena Milliron b. 30 Jan 1777, d. 21 Jan 1863
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationChristena Dinah Pershing was also known as Dinah Christena.
Married Name1832As of 1832,her married name was Schmutz.

Child of Christena Dinah Pershing and John Schmutz

Joseph Mercer Pershing

M, b. 17 March 1810, d. 16 June 1871
Father*Reverand Daniel Pershing b. 6 Jul 1769, d. 28 Sep 1838
Mother*Maria Christena Milliron b. 30 Jan 1777, d. 21 Jan 1863
  • Joseph Mercer Pershing was born on 17 March 1810 at Derry, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.
  • He was the son of Reverand Daniel Pershing and Maria Christena Milliron.
  • Joseph Mercer Pershing married Elizabeth Davis on 14 May 1833.
  • Joseph Mercer Pershing married Phebe Davis on 17 January 1843 at Indiana, Pennsylvania, she was a cousin of his first wife Elizabeth.
  • Joseph Mercer Pershing died on 16 June 1871 at Center, Indiana, Pennsylvania, at age 61 at the home of his son-in-law George Chrissman.
    Indiana (PA) Weekly Messenger June 25, 1931 - Sixty years ago, death of Joseph M Pershing

Children of Joseph Mercer Pershing and Elizabeth Davis

Children of Joseph Mercer Pershing and Phebe Davis

Samuel S. Pershing

M, b. 24 March 1812, d. 22 December 1872
Father*Reverand Daniel Pershing b. 6 Jul 1769, d. 28 Sep 1838
Mother*Maria Christena Milliron b. 30 Jan 1777, d. 21 Jan 1863

Daniel Pershing

M, b. 24 April 1814, d. 31 August 1839
Father*Reverand Daniel Pershing b. 6 Jul 1769, d. 28 Sep 1838
Mother*Maria Christena Milliron b. 30 Jan 1777, d. 21 Jan 1863

Mary Hanna Pershing

F, b. 22 September 1816
Father*Reverand Daniel Pershing b. 6 Jul 1769, d. 28 Sep 1838
Mother*Maria Christena Milliron b. 30 Jan 1777, d. 21 Jan 1863
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Galt.

Samuel Galt

M, b. circa 1816

Sarah Pershing

F, b. 22 June 1818, d. 23 July 1897
Father*Reverand Daniel Pershing b. 6 Jul 1769, d. 28 Sep 1838
Mother*Maria Christena Milliron b. 30 Jan 1777, d. 21 Jan 1863

David Rittenhouse Pershing

M, b. 5 October 1820, d. 15 January 1889
Father*Reverand Daniel Pershing b. 6 Jul 1769, d. 28 Sep 1838
Mother*Maria Christena Milliron b. 30 Jan 1777, d. 21 Jan 1863

Frances Truxal

F, b. February 1803, d. 11 July 1880
Father*John Truxal
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrances Truxal was also known as Truxell.
Married Name1823As of 1823,her married name was Pershing.
Census DateLocation
6 July 1860Derry, Westmoreland, PennsylvaniaFrances Truxal was listed in Isaac Pershing's household on the 1860 Census at Derry, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; living between Christena and M. C. Pershing.1

Children of Frances Truxal and Isaac Pershing

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 117. Dwelling 893.

John Truxal

M

Child of John Truxal

Reverand Justus Holmes Pershing

M, b. 12 June 1847, d. after 1922
Father*Isaac Pershing b. 19 Jul 1800, d. 15 Aug 1886
Mother*Frances Truxal b. Feb 1803, d. 11 Jul 1880
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationReverand Justus Holmes Pershing was also known as J. H.
  • Reverand Justus Holmes Pershing married Mary Anise McGuire.
  • Reverand Justus Holmes Pershing was born on 12 June 1847 at Derry, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.
  • He was the son of Isaac Pershing and Frances Truxal.
  • Reverand Justus Holmes Pershing died after 1922.
Census DateLocation
6 July 1860Derry, Westmoreland, PennsylvaniaReverand Justus Holmes Pershing was listed in Isaac Pershing's household on the 1860 Census at Derry, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; living between Christena and M. C. Pershing.1
     In 1917 Pershing Family History.
Philadelphia Inquirer July 1, 1917 - Pershing History
In June 1919 at Derry, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, Pershing Family Reunion.
Kittanning Simpsons Daily Leader June 24, 1919 - Pershing Family Reunion
On 6 May 1922 From Justus Holmes Pershing (06 May 1922):
Frederick Pershing, my great grandfather, came from France to Pennsylvania in 1749 and died near Latrohe in 1798. He arrived at Philadelphia on the sail ship Jacob, under Captain Adolph DeGrove…
Records show he located near Greensburg before Hannestown became the 1st county seat west of the Alleghenies. He was a member of the "Frontier Rangers" from 1773 to 1778. John Pershing, a brother, was one of the signers of the Hannestown, Declaration of Independence on May 16th 1775, 14 months before the 4th of July 1776 Philadelphia Declaration. John Pershing was one of the 94 patriots who took the Oath of Fidelity and Allegiance and belonged to the 1st Militia in Col. John Proctors Westmoreland Provincials, whose standard was the Rattlesnake flag…
Mathew Wilkinson, a Revolution soldier, whom I knew, died in 1856, was a relative of mine whose wife was a Miss Bayard. Five of my forbears were contemporary with Gen Iathon McClain, Col John Proctor, Col John Pomroy, The Craigs, Barrs, Guthries, Sloans, etc of Rev days.
I was a contemporary with my Grandmother Christina P. 17 years, who saw the burning ashes of Hannestown by the Indians.
Rev Conrad Pershing was a member of Captain Craig's "Indian Scouts" and thereafter of Capt. Sloan's "Minute Men", see "Pershing Biography" by my father written in 1860.
Isaac Pershing, my father was the 1st Captain of the 1st uniformed and equipped military company under the regime of the 1st Militia law of 1810.
General J. J. Pershing, the present commander in chief of all the U S Armies, whose father and I were both born and raised on the same farm, belongs to the pioneers of Revolution days above referred to. The following is from the Greensburg Daily Tribune of Oct 20th 1915:
Dr J. H. Pershing furnished documentary evidence to the Civil and Industrial committee with the names of five of his forebears by the name of Pershing who lived here in pioneer days before the location of Hannestown and the erection of the first courthouse west of the Alleghany mountains, was awarded a gold medal, having priority in data over all other contestants in Westmoreland County."
Cousin of General J. J. Pershing.
Justus Pershing - Sons of the American Revolution application - 06 May 1922

Children of Reverand Justus Holmes Pershing and Mary Anise McGuire

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 117. Dwelling 893.

Martin K. Pershing

M, b. 16 December 1830, d. 2 September 1912
Father*Isaac Pershing b. 19 Jul 1800, d. 15 Aug 1886
Mother*Frances Truxal b. Feb 1803, d. 11 Jul 1880
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMartin K. Pershing was also known as M. C.
  • Martin K. Pershing was born on 16 December 1830 at Pennsylvania.
  • He was the son of Isaac Pershing and Frances Truxal.
  • Martin K. Pershing married Nancy Strickler on 25 August 1855.
  • Martin K. Pershing died on 2 September 1912 at age 81.
Census DateLocation
6 July 1860Derry, Westmoreland, PennsylvaniaMartin K. Pershing was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Derry, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, living next door to Isaac Pershing.1

Children of Martin K. Pershing and Nancy Strickler

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 117. Dwelling 894.

Nancy Strickler

F, b. 17 March 1839, d. 1 January 1885
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name25 August 1855As of 25 August 1855,her married name was Pershing.
Census DateLocation
6 July 1860Derry, Westmoreland, PennsylvaniaNancy Strickler was listed in Martin K. Pershing's household on the 1860 Census at Derry, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; living next door to Isaac Pershing.1

Children of Nancy Strickler and Martin K. Pershing

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 117. Dwelling 894.

Clark E. Pershing

M, b. 17 July 1856, d. 21 July 1866
Father*Martin K. Pershing b. 16 Dec 1830, d. 2 Sep 1912
Mother*Nancy Strickler b. 17 Mar 1839, d. 1 Jan 1885
  • Clark E. Pershing was born on 17 July 1856 at Pennsylvania.
  • He was the son of Martin K. Pershing and Nancy Strickler.
  • Clark E. Pershing died on 21 July 1866 at age 10.
Census DateLocation
6 July 1860Derry, Westmoreland, PennsylvaniaClark E. Pershing was listed in Martin K. Pershing's household on the 1860 Census at Derry, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; living next door to Isaac Pershing.1

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 117. Dwelling 894.

Emily J. Pershing

F, b. 29 January 1858, d. 29 January 1858
Father*Martin K. Pershing b. 16 Dec 1830, d. 2 Sep 1912
Mother*Nancy Strickler b. 17 Mar 1839, d. 1 Jan 1885

Millie E. Pershing

F, b. 2 August 1859, d. after 1900
Father*Martin K. Pershing b. 16 Dec 1830, d. 2 Sep 1912
Mother*Nancy Strickler b. 17 Mar 1839, d. 1 Jan 1885
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMillie E. Pershing was also known as Elemena.
Census DateLocation
6 July 1860Derry, Westmoreland, PennsylvaniaMillie E. Pershing was listed in Martin K. Pershing's household on the 1860 Census at Derry, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; living next door to Isaac Pershing.1

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 117. Dwelling 894.