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Seeking information on Margaret Rowen and her father Andrew

Margaret Rowan was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Andrew Rowan. I have no information on Andrew. Margaret married Silas Wolcott: Silas Wolcott , son of Josiah and Lucy White Wolcott was born Aug 4,1755 in New Hampshire. He grew up in New Jersey, and drifted into Eastern Pa. In April 1776 he enlisted in the 13 regiment Pa. line and served as a private under Capt. Weitzel and Robb with Cols. Samuel Miles and Walter Stewart until Jan 1, 1778 when he was mustered out at Valley Forge. While the Am . army was encamped at the latter place he had the distinction of being one of Washington's body guards. Leaving the army he went to Lancaster, Pa. where he married Margaret Rowan, the same year. Later he went up the West Branch of the Susquehanna and in 1788 settled in the wilderness, clearing a farm and erecting a saw and grist mill on a site now covered by the village of Havana, N. Y. being the first white settler in that section. Later he moved to Ithaca and finally to Litchfield in 1806. "He was a great hunter, the chase being a passion with him, and it was the abundance of deer in this section that induced him to come to the county." He enjoyed the benefits of a pension in his old age. His death occurred June 4, 1834 in Litchfield . Mrs.Wolcott died Dec. 20, 1844 aged 88 years. Both rest in the Park cemetery.
Does anyone have information on Andrew Rowan?

Looking for parents of Phebe Harrison

Looking for the parents of Phebe Harrison who married Stephen Dodd about 1720 in Watesson, Essex, New Jersey. Phebe was born about 1707 in Newark, New Jersey. Ref#173:
The Stephen Dodd that married Phoebe Harrison conveyed 10 acres of land to a John Harrison in Jan 1725/6 the land was by the road that leads from Watsesson to Samuel Ward's mill. It seems possible that John was either brother of father to Phoebe.
If anyone can confirm this please contact me.

Looking for parents of Lodowick Light

Looking for information on the parents of Lodowick Light (Licht) from Germany. Revolutionary War Record of Lodowick Light

Served in Thomas Regiment of the New York Militia. He was a sergeant in Capt. Hunter's Co. of Grenadiers, commanded by Richard Sackett, First Lieut. in Col. Thomas Thomas' Battn, of Westchester Co. in New York,commanded by Lieut Gill Budd. Company pay roll. Not dated. Entered the service Aug 16, no year, left service Aug 21, discharged. In service 6 days wages per day 2/1 1/2. total wages 12 shillings, 9 pence. again served on Oct 14, 1776 and left service 27 oct 1776. Served 14 days earned 1 pound 9 shillings 9 pence. End record.


Lochwich Light -- Court Record Westchester Co., New York 1787 Comon Pleas: Copias A-311 (24)L 23

Lodowick Light (formerly Licht from the German) settled about 1787 on the north side of the river near the island just below Nichols and built a log cabin and a tannery. One cold day Mary Light was in the kitchen frying up a lot of pork (they had just butchered their hogs), when six tall and grim visaged Indians opened the door and filed in, evidently attracted by the smell of the pork. They grunted and signified that they were hungry and wanted a meal. Mary handed out enough of the meat to satisfy the six braves, where upon they silently turned and walked out just as they had come in.

After the close of the Revolutionary War, several honorably discharged soldiers came to this section from Bedford, Westchester County on horseback, (among them the Platts.) They built cabins, planted crops and returned to Bedford for their families and household goods which they brought up the Susquehanna River on flatboats from Wilkes Barre which were poled upstream against the current.

The first three men to come were Jesse Miller, Lodowick Light, and Enos Canfield. They were partners in ownership of 2,765 acres of land much of which they sold to other settlers. Being staunch Christians, they entertained the Reverend David Jayne who organized the Baptist Church in the County and consisted of nine members.

Mr. Light built his home at the foot of the hill and also a tannery and shoe factory. He was a Methodist. He gave a white oak grove nearby for camp meetings. On Saturday, July 11, 1807 and Sunday, July 12, Bishop Asbury preached at the camp ground and ordained five men local preachers. In 1812 Lodowick Light deeded an acre for the joint use of Presbyterians, Methodists and Baptists and a church was built. Trustees named were Emanuel Coryell, Enos Canfield and Andrew Alden. $144 was raised.

Title: "Descendants of Robert Seeley & Obadiah Seeley, Generations 1 -5"
Author: MILLS, Madeline M. & Olsen, Katherine M.
Publication: SGS 1997
Media: Book
Lodowick married Martha (Patty) Seeley born 1756 died 1848. They lived in Tioga County, New York.

Thomas Atherton Munn

Seeking information on Thomas Atherton Munn, born July 12, 1778 in New Jersey or New Hampshire. He married Mary (Molly) Wolcott daughter of Silas Wolcott who fought in the Revolution and located in Bradford County, Pennsylvania after that conflict.
Thomas Munn, one of the first settlers of Litchfield, Pa., who moved there from Ithaca, N.Y. and married Mary (Molly) daughter of Silas Wolcott and Margaret Rowen. They had fourteen children. Thomas moved from Tompkins County, New York which was near Ithaca, New York to Litchfield, Bradford County, Pennsylvania around 1806. He spent his days there clearing and improving the land and was a farmer.
I have been told that perhaps Thomas' father was a British soldier in the Revolutionary War who deserted and changed his name from Atherton to Munn (perhaps his mother's maiden name). I have no substantiation for this.

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John Dixon of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

Looking for parents of John Dixon born 1758 in Ireland. Married Sarah Ann Armstrong. They had: Jane, another daughter, John and William Dixon. John Dixon sr. died in 1834 in Jefferson County, Pa. He was the first school teacher in Jefferson County, was a constable, and one of the first members of the Methodist Church there. Am also seeking information on his wife, Sarah. She was born in 1768 and died in Jefferson County in 1860. Any information about this couple would be greatly appreciated.

Burns Genealogy

Looking for the parents of Jacob Burns born in New York in 1800. He married Elizabeth Bundy, daughter of John I. Bundy of Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York. This family along with others migrated to Clearfield County, Pennsylvania in the early 1800's. Legend has it that Jacob's mother was a Mohawk Indian. This is substaniated by pictures of the early Burns family who bore that resemblance. One of Jacob's children was Luther Burns. I find a Luther Burns in Herkimer County New York in the 1820 Census. Could this be his father? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Jacob died in Clearfield County, Pa. on October 28, 1854.

Burns Genealogy

Looking for the parents of Jacob Burns born in New York in 1800. He married Elizabeth Bundy, daughter of John I. Bundy of Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York. This family along with others migrated to Clearfield County, Pennsylvania in the early 1800's. Legend has it that Jacob's mother was a Mohawk Indian. This is substaniated by pictures of the early Burns family who bore that resemblance. One of Jacob's children was Luther Burns. I find a Luther Burns in Herkimer County New York in the 1820 Census. Could this be his father? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Jacob died in Clearfield County, Pa. on October 28, 1854.

Looking for parents of Polly MOREHOUSE

Polly Morehouse was born in New York in 1819, married Levi Addison Place and died in Clearfield County Pennsylvania in 1861. Looking for her parents.