I’m not sure that Margaret Still is my favorite female ancestor but she is certainly the one I obsess over the most.
Margaret is my 4x great grandmother. She got pregnant out of wedlock and her father, Charles Still, put her out on a farm in Goosetown,
Township, in .
In a nutshell, I want to know who got her pregnant. Chester County
What I know:
Margaret was born in 1788 to Charles and Margaret Rhoades Still, of
Uwchlan Township, . She has three
brothers: Charles, Henry and Jacob. Chester
1788 - born in PA
1808 - son George born May 3rd
1823 - son David born
1827 - court records show David Phillips committed fornication against her.
1828 - as per Sheriff Deeds (online) she purchased 3 lots from the Kennedys in East Fallowfield Twp.
1830 - son George marries Sarah BING Dec. 30th
1830 - land records show Margaret sold son George 37 acres, a bldg, a horse and a cattle
1845 - son David marries Agnes Armstrong April 16th
1850 - census shows her living w/David and his wife and their son William in East Fallowfield Twp.
1851 - 23 Jan. she sold George land purchased on 2 Feb 1829
1870 - census shows her living w/David in Marshalton, East Fallowfield Twp.
1871 - 4 Dec wrote will
1872 - died in East Fallowfield Twp.,
1872 - 15 Aug. will executed
I want to know who fathered my 3rd great grandfather, her son, George David Still and his brother, David Still. I want to know who my 4th great grandfather is. I also want to know more about Margaret’s parents and brothers.
The Chester County Archives and the old local newspapers may be of great help.
Fearless Females is a daily prompt throughout March celebrating Women’s History Month
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015