John and Jane had three boys: James, Robert and Joseph. Robert is my direct line.
James was born in 1776, the year of our Nation’s
! He died 84
years later on 23 November 1860 in Independence .
Robert was born in 1781, according to the 1810 US Census. He appears in
East Caln in both 1800 and 1810
census records. In 1820, the US Census shows him living in nearby East Fallowfield. At some point, he married Sarah
McWilliams (1788 – 1859). They had seven children: Jane, Mary, John
(1808-1871), my 3rd great grandmother Sarah (1811-1891), Samuel (b.
1813), James (b. 1819), and Robert (b. 1822).
Joseph was born about 1790. He moved to Boggs, Centre County That is where appears on the 1850 US Census at least. He married a woman named
. They had two
children: John (1818 – 1890) and H. Caroline (b. 1832). John was born 24
October 1818 in Elizabeth Chester County but was in Unionville,
by 1850 when he married Melissa Iddings. They had 10 children! The last record
I have of his sister Caroline is in 1850, still at home with their folks, when
she is 18. Centre County
Joseph seems to be the only one who left
John and Jane are buried near James, Robert and his wife Sarah in Chester County Doe Run Presbyterian Cemetery
in East Fallowfield, . Chester
A closer look at John and Jane
John appears on the census records for
The earliest is on the Chester County US
Census Reconstructed Records 1660-1820
for 1770, in which he is living in [i].
He is a freeman. East
In 1810, a John Bing lists six people in the household. Presumably, he and Jane are the two people aged 45 or older. There is also a male between 16 and 25; Joseph would have been 20 then. Two men between 26 and 44; James would have been 34 and Robert would have been 29. That accounts for five of the six people. There is also a female under the age of 10. I have no idea who she might be.
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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
3rd Series, Proprietary Tax Lists, Rates - 1771;
Volume Number: Vol 11; Page Number: 781; Family Number: 1 Chester