Letter of Introduction By Randy Jobe
Posted to the Job and Jobe Mailing list on September 9, 2006
On July 4th of this year, Jane Smith Hill of Winston-Salem, NC made a generous offer on the Jobe Genforum board as follows:
Old Letters concerning the Jobe/Job family
"I have in my possession a mimeographed copy of a set of letters and other data about the JOB/JOBE family. The first page is titled A HISTORY OF THE JOB FAMILY AND SOME MARRIAGE CONNECTIONS, AND THEIR DESCENDANTS FOR TWO HUNDRED YEARS. Copied from a History Written by Col. Edwin Wilmer of Baltimore Md., in 1883. by W. H. Cartwright for his Wife Mattie Bruce Cartwright, who is a descendant of the Job family. Mediapolis, Iowa Feb'y 1- 187-. This typewritten copy of above mentioned history was made by Thomas C. Job at Kansas City, MO., in January 1898. There are 14 double-sided pages. There is tradition and there is history. It mainly concerns Andrew Job and his descendents, but there is no mention of the John and Thomas Job/Jobe men who came into Guilford County, NC. If anyone is interested in the "history" I will made copies and charge for them and postage."
After contacting Jane Smith Hill, I sent her the money, received the package and only today finished the transcription, which I will be posting to both the Job and Jobe lists.
Alot of this information we already know. This is one of the documents few of us have ever seen...but use as a source for early Job/Jobe documentation. Bill Jobe had a copy he used while writing his Job Journal, but that was lost after his death. This is the first time I have seen a copy and have been looking for one for over 10 years.
This by no means is a record in the truest sense of the word. It does contain actual transcriptions of Quaker church records that we currently own and others we only have condensed versions of. There are letters here that we have and a few others we don't. Sections of this paper are hard to read and meander in thought on occasion. There are additional descendents we don't have and information on lateral lines that might seem unrelated but are actually important to the Jobes.
Lastly, this is not just Col. Wilmer's History. There are parts attributed to M. W. Blair who also wrote a history of the Jobes over 10 years after Col. Wilmer died. There is correspondence between the two contained herein also.
Most of you know the current and not so current Job/Jobe genealogists of the past 30 years. I am humbly grateful to have worked with the some of best of my generation. As you read these postings, keep in mind that Col. Wilmer was one of the best in his generation 130 years ago...and he wasn't even a Jobe!
Colonel Edwin W. Wilmer (1819-1888) married Hannah Elizabeth Megredy (a double Jobe descenant) on April 11, 1839 Cecil Co., Maryland.
Our Job(e) Cousins Mentioned in Introductory Letter
All can be found in Job(e) Legacy
Colonel Wilmer wrote a series of interesting articles for the Smyrna Times which appeared in 1880. They were reminiscences of what Smyrna was like 50 years ago (therefore in the years 1830 or so). They were reproduced (in part) in Feb of 1931 in that same newspaper.
Below, as you can see, the four Job(e) cousins, that Randy mentioned above, who were instrumental in this series, were ALL descendants of Archibald 'Arch' Job and Margaret Rees, a son of Thomas Vernon Job and Elizabeth Maxwell and grandson of Andrew Job Jr and Elizabeth Vernon.
Be sure to click on the links, scattered throughout, as there is much more to see, including tribute pages, albums consisting of actual records, photos and memorials, and many other pages of additional information.
Ancestry of Hannah Elizabeth (Megredy) Wilmer
Ancestry of Morris William Blair
BOTH the wife of Col. Edwin W. Wilmer and M. W. Blair descend from Archibald Job and Margaret Rees. The closest Job(e) connection was that Colonel Wilmer's wife, Hannah Elizabeth (Megredy) Blair and M. W. Blair were 2nd cousins. Hannah's father, Daniel Megredy and M. W. Blair's mother, Sarah (Job) Blair were 1st cousins, Hannah's grandmother, Elizabeth (Job) Megredy and M. W. Blair's grandfather, Morris Job were siblings. But don't forget that Col Wilmer's wife also had the Job connection through Andrew Junior's son, Jacob Job who married Rachel Brokesby.
Thomas Clarence Job was the s/o Brierley Harris Job and Hannah Goodpasture, gs/o Archibald William 'Arch' Job and Jane Brierly, gt gs/o Morris Morrico Job and Lidia Bond and gt gt gs/o Archibald 'Arch' Job and Margaret Rees.
Ancestry of Thomas Clarence Job
Mattie married William Harrison Cartwright June 9, 1872 Des Moines Co., Iowa. She was the d/o Thomas James Bruce II and Mary H. Rankin, gd/o Thomas James Bruce and Anna Bond Job, gt gd/o Morris Morrico Job and Lidia Bond and gt gt gd/o Archibald 'Arch' Job and Margaret Rees.
Ancestry of Martha Elizabeth 'Mattie' (Bruce) Cartwright
Col Wilmer's Obituary
The Cecil Whig, Elkton, 1888: Cecil Co., MD
Saturday, February 4, 1888
Death of Col. Edwin Wilmer.
NOTE: This article is abridged due to its length)
As announced briefly in our last issue Col. Edwin Wilmer died suddenly at his residence at Govanstown, Baltimore Co.,, at a very early hour on Friday morning of last week. He had been suffering from cold and shortness of breath. The cause of death was paralysis of the heart.
Col. Edwin Wilmer was in his 69th year, having been born September 10, 1819, in Smyrna, Del. His parents were Edward Price Wilmer and Rachael (Wilson) Wilmer. His grandfather, Dr. John Lambert Wilmer was the fourth generation in descent from Simon Wilmer the progenitor of the family in America, who emigrated from England in 1660 and settled in Kent, in the Province of Maryland. He married Elizibeth Brooke Carmichael, of Queen Anne's Co.,. His mother was descended on the maternal side form the Morris family of Pennsylvania, of revolutionary fame. They had three children besides the subject of this sketch, viz, Henrietta, who married the Rev. Pennell Combe, of the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and left three children; Susan Elizabeth, who married Lampson Farrow merchant of Baltimore and left one child; Wm. Carmichael, who died in infancy. Col. Wilmer's father died when he was an infant, and the care of the family devolved on his widowed mother. His mother dying when he was fifteen years old, he left college and engaged with his brother-in-law in Baltimore as clerk in the dry good business. On April 11, 1839, he married Hannah Elizabeth, only daughter of Daniel and Mary (Reynolds) Megredy, of Port Deposit. Her father was the son of John Megredy, a Scotchman, and Elizabeth Job, a descendent of the family of Daniel Defoe, author of "Robinson Crusoe." Mary (Reynolds) Megredy was the daughter of John and Hannah (Knight) Reynolds of Cecil Co.,. He was a brother of Judge David Reynolds, of Lewistown, Pa., and of Reuben Reynolds of Cecil Co.,.
He raised the Sixth Regiment of Delaware Infantry in 1863, at the time of Lee's raid into Pennsylvania, and in two days he had the regiment armed, equipped and on duty on the line of the P. W. B. Railroad.
He had born to him seven children, five of whom survive, viz., Mary Rachael, who married Henry R. Torbert of THE CECIL WHIG; Laura Freeman who married Chas. H. Hepburn, of Baltimore city; Edwin Megredy Wilmer, Ellen Moore Reynolds, and Florence Zeilin Wilmer, who resided with their parent.
The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon from the residence of his son, No. 1800 Madison avenue. Rev. J. J. G.Webster, pastor of the Madison Avenue M. E. Church, officiated. The body is to be removed t the family burying ground at Hopewell, in this Co.,.
Wilmer Paper - 1st Posting
A HISTORY OF THE JOB FAMILY AND SOME MARRIAGE CONNECTIONS, AND THEIR DESCENDENTS FOR 200 YEARS
Copied from a history by Col. Edwin Wilmer
of Baltimore Md., in 1883
By W. H. Cartwright for his wife Mattie Bruce Cartwright,
who is a descendent of the Job Family
Mediapolis, Iowa Feb’y 1, 1897
This typewritten copy of above mentioned history was made by Thomas C. Job at Kansas City, Mo., in January 1898
Rec’d from Dale Fox
To Ernest Blalock
This is the title page. Let me remind you this is type-written copy of a mimeograph that Jane Smith Hill received from her Aunt Ruth, a descendent of Thomas Job of Rowan County, NC. I am entering this as I saw it on the page without corrections to spelling or punctuation. I will enter my comments with my name, RANDY, preceding the comment...otherwise this is verbatim.
Ruth was the granddaugher of Arrington Gray Coble and Louisa Jane Gadrner and gt gd/o Sidney Gardner and Nancy R. Job, and gt gt gd/o James Job and Ann Crosbie, and 3rd gt gd/o John Job, Sr. and Elizabeth Ruggle and 4th gt gd/o Thomas Job of Rowan Co., NC. Ernest Blalock is listed in my Living Blalock and he is grandson of Lucy (Jobe) Squire, gt gs/o Levi Jonathan Jobe and Caroline Gill, gt gt gs/o James Emsley Job and Mary Catharine Isley, 3rd gt gs/o Jonathan Job and Esther Whitt and 4th gt grandson of James Jobe and Ann Crosbie, and 5th gt gs/o John Job and Elizabeth Ruggle. They can be found in my file, Job(e) Branches.
Andrew was of Scotch parentage and noble birth. When quite young he was stolen by a band of marauders and taken to England where he was adopted by a family named Job whose name he took and by whom he was reared and educated. He became the friend and favorite of Wm. Penn and came with Penn to America and ever after maintained cordial relations with Penn and was a trusted servant.
We know he wasn't a Scot and neither was he noble that we can find so far. The story about being kidnapped is prevalent amongst many families hoping to be related to nobility. Andrew Jr. was a friend of William Penn but arrived in America 31 years before Penn sailed. His father Andrew may have jumped at the chance to start a new life in a new country. But Andrew Sr. might have used this migration as a means to evade and avoid the church of England. But in 1649-50 when the Job family sailed, George Fox was just beginning to openly preach against the church of England, even though some historians date the beginnings of the Quakers to 1643. On January 30, 1649, Kings Charles I is beheaded. England then becomes a Commonwealth and Protectorate ruled by Oliver Cromwell. Bill Jobe once wrote of Andrew Sr. serving in Cromwell's Army when he met his wife Elizabeth. Still no proof of that to date.
The first authentic record of Andrew Job that I have been able to obtain is in the first record book of the Society of Friends at ____ Delaware County, Pa., kept in a strong safe in their meeting house. This meeting was established by Robert Wade and others at what is now Chester Pa. in 1675 but there are no records preserved prior to 1691. From 1691 to the present time a record of the sayings and doings, morals and religious labors of the Society are continuous. Extract:
“In the third month 1692 Andrew Job and Elizabeth Vernon appeared at Chester monthly meeting held at the house of Thomas Vernon declared their intentions of marriage with each other”
A committee of men and women Friends were appointed to make inquiry into the clearness of the parties from other marriage engagements; at the next monthly meeting they appeared again and declared that they continued their intentions. The committee reported that
“nothing appearing to prevent the approval of this meeting the parties are left at liberty to accomplish their marriage according to the order of faith”,
and another court of two men and women were appointed to attend and report if the marriage was correctly performed.
Andrew Job was evidently well educated and his name is prominent in the early records of the Colony. He was High Sheriff under Penn from 1687 to 1700; He removed to Cecil Co., Md., in 1704, commissioned to survey and locate roads, adjust township lines, settle differences etc. His property consisted of many acres of the “original Nottingham survey” on which was afterward the famous “Blue Ball Tavern” seven miles north of Elkton, the County Town of Cecil County.
Andrew Job died April 5th 1722 at an unknown advanced age. His wife Elizabeth survived him; her name appears on the tax lists as late as 1731.
Their children were Benjamin, Jacob, Thomas Vernon, Mary, Enoch, Abraham, Caleb, Joshua, Hannah and Patience. Benjamin remained at Chester. Mary married John White (emigrant). Thomas Vernon remained at the homestead until his death. The others all removed to the Shenandoah Valley Virginia about 1736.
The blank in the first paragraph could read "Aludia" or "Alcudia" according to other records. In my searches, I found no place name in old Pennsylvania...Delaware County once containing more than the State of Delaware. In the second paragraph, Andrew is referred to as well educated. In June of 1636, the first College on American soil, Harvard, was founded, yet we find no record of his attendance there or at William and Mary founded 1693. We have nothing written by Andrew other than his signature on his will and an early Quaker marriage record. (that we have yet to get a copy of.) The third paragraph states Andrew died in April. This is off by two months as it was taken verbatim to mean fourth month, but in Quaker reckoning it is actually June. The last paragraph fails to mention the first Enoch as a child, presumably because he might have been confused with the second Enoch and did not live to maturity...even though he probably outlived his oldest brother Benjamin.
Wilmer Paper - 2nd PostingThomas Vernon Job married the famous Elizabeth runaway girl Elizabeth Maxwell who has been the subject of articles in some of the leading periodicals of past years. See Scribners of may 1876, a cut of Defoe and chair are in that number. She was a niece of Defoe (Daniel) the Quaker author of renown, notably Robinson Crusoe, and other works. Being thwarted by her widowed mother and her uncle in an engagement of marriage she revenged by leaving a home of comfort and luxury, and clandestinely came to America, giving no clue to her whereabouts until after the marriage, when she did write home---her mother was dead. Her uncle Defoe immediately informed her of the death of her mother and that was thereby heir to considerable property and sent her an inventory of the same; her also forwarded some articles of personal property with the request that she would preserve them with special care.
“That they had descended to the family from their Flemish ancestors who sought refuge under the banner of Queen Elizabeth from the tyranny of Phillippe.”
One of the articles a chair is now in the “Historical Society of Delaware” at the city of Wilmington Del. Another is in the possession of James Trimble of Fairville Chester Co. Pa. Other articles were some years ago were held by Hannah and Ann Kirk , family connections who resided near the “Brick Meeting House”, a Friends church from which a village in Nottingham Twp. Cecil Co. Md. Took it’s name.
Thomas Vernon Job appears to have been a quiet man of domestic habits and agricultural pursuits, content to live and die at the old Homestead; He died in 1780, his wife survived him retaining her vigorous health, sound mind, indomitable will (Defoe), love of flowers. And vivacity of wit and spirits, till her death in 1782.
Note by M. W. Blair---
The children of Thomas and Elizabeth are not named except Archibald, there seems to have been a son Daniel and daughters Sidwell Hays Wilson and others: see page __ for Daniel and descendents including Archibald, given by error for Morris on page __.
Almost all of the entirety of this post can be traced to Mary E. Ireland's article, The DeFoe Family in America , which can be read online. It was published in Scribner's Magazine May 1876 pg. 61-64. See JOB, JOBE, JOBS & JOBES for information on the daughters of Thomas Vernon and Elizabeth Maxwell Job (Ann Job Sidwell, Lydia Job Wilson and Catherine Job Wilson) as they are not mentioned again in this document. I will reserve discussion of the Haynes, Trimble and Kirk families for later posts.
Here also you will see the first interjection by Morris William Blair, confirming that this essay of sorts is a combination by two historians. This leads me to believe me this is a draft of several histories by Blair using Wilmer's original document and correspondence. At this point, I leave it to the reader to decide and will revisit it at the end of the postings.
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Wilmer Paper - 3rd Posting
In 1682 three brothers Thomas, Randal, and Robert Vernon, emigrated from Stauthorn on the river Dee in Cheshire England and settled in Nether Province Pa. Thomas was the elder and it was his daughter Elizabeth who in 1692 married Andrew Job. These Vernons were descendents of the Vernons of Haddon Hall, one of the notable places visited by tourists in England. (N. B.- I have a photo of this immense old castle with it’s weather beaten towers, walls, battlements, turrets and windows.) In the hall hangs the Vernon Coat of Arms, ferocious Boars head, and beside it portraits of Henry VII and his consort. An English family now residing in Elkton claim to have lived near and often been at Haddon Hall. It is situated between London and Liverpool on the river Wye in the peaks of Derbyshire; for more than 350 years previous to the reign of Queen Elizabeth it has been in the possession of the Vernons. The founder of Vernons in England is presumed to have been one of the tr______r barons Normandy who followed William the Conqueror to England in the 11th Century and received in return large estates in Derbyshire and Cheshire from which the Saxon nobles were expelled. In the division of the estates in the latter part of the reign of Queen Elizabeth the Derbyshire including Haddon Hall fell to the lot of Dorathy Vernon and through her husband Sir John manners has descended to the present Duke of Rutland.
The King of the Peak held high carnival for twelve days at Christmas times and on one “Haddon” festive night on the marriage of Margaret to the Earl of Derby when the hall was crowded with gay and joyous guests and revelry prevailed, Dorathy eloped with Sir John Manners. It is said that the door through which Dorathy eloped was closed that night and had never been opened since and that the long flight of stone steps down which she descended are covered with a moss and ivy. The Vernons are all buried in the chapel of the Castle and busts of full length figures of them with jeweled sword handles are positioned around the chapel, on the neck of Dorathy is a string of massive gold and jeweled beads and that an armed guard is on duty day and night. In Cromwell’s time much defacement occurred which has since been partially restored. Such are some of the representations that have been made to me. N. B.- The foregoing furnished a peg on which you may hang a claim to English Aristocracy, let those who dispute it prove to the contrary.
The Vernons were all active in public affairs and the old Norman blood cropped out in some of their descendents. Captain Joe Vernon’s name is on the list printed by order of Congress of officers who served faithfully to the end of the Revolution. He died in 1810. Major Frederick Vernon also served to the end of the Revolutionary War.
I have some research on the Vernons over the years, but kept only what what I saw while researching Jobes. More can be seen at the FTM homepage of Andrew A Alexis.
Here is a timeline I made for Thomas:
1678 The Quarter sessions found 23 Quakers guilty of one month's absence from Parish Church. They were fined 20 pounds. Among those sentenced were Thomas Vernon, Peter Dix, Joseph Powell, and John Sharpless.
1681 May 6, Thomas Vernon received a patent from William Penn for 625 acres in Pennsylvania. It is believed that Thomas Vernon first made a surveying trip to Pennsylvania, then returned to England.
1682 August 14, the ship "Friendship", with Robert Crossman, master, arrived from Liverpool; aboard was Thomas Vernon, wife, children, brothers, and other extended family members. After the arrival, Thomas was prominent in many Quaker affairs; his home was used as a meeting house; and he served as a juror in the first Chester County Court. His lands in Nether Providence, on the west side of Providence Road, adjoined his brothers' tracts. The area is now know as Rose Valley. Before sailing to his colony in America, William Penn sold many tracts of land. One of them was sold to the Vernon brothers; Thomas of Stanthorne, Randall of Sandway, and Robert of Stoke, Parish of Action. They each bought 625 acres.
1685 Thomas Vernon was named a peacemaker. He and Andrew Job, Jr. agreed to the bad affects of selling whiskey to the Indians. They subscribed to the building of a meeting house in Chester and collected subscriptions for Friends who were suffering in other parts of the colonies. They also subscribed to the first printing press in Pennsylvania.
1687 April, It was agreed that certain members including Randal Vernon and Caleb Pusey would contract men to build a meeting house. (later, Mary Vernon, daughter to Thomas Vernon, married Henry Worley, step-son to Caleb Pusey)
1687 December 5, trustees were appointed and 10 pounds was advanced for ground for the Chester Meeting House. The trustees included Thomas Vernon.
1688 Thomas Vernon gave testimony to the evil and bad effects of selling whiskey to the Indians; those present and signing were Robert Vernon, Andrew Job, and Randal Vernon.
1690 Thomas Vernon was named appraiser.
1698 Thomas Vernon died on October 25th.
- This from "Papers of William Penn, Vol 3, 1685-1700
"Virtually from the beginning of his proprietorship, WP had focused on the Susquehanna Valley as a major area of development. Strategically situated near a vital northern fur trade route, this region had great potential to augment WP's economic base. He was aware of the Great Mingas Path, also known as the Conestoga Path, which crossed the fork of the Brandywine Creek and continued southeast to Manayunk, and which had been used by the Susquehannocks and Contestogas to bring beaver skins to trading posts on the lower Schuylkill and Delaware rivers. WP was hoping to expand this trade by taking over the Susquehanna region and diverting the principal Indian fur trade route, then terminating at Albany, to an all water route down the Susquehanna, Schuylkill, and Delaware rivers. Unfortunately, this effort was blocked by the Iroquois, who controlled the region, and also by Governor Dongan of New York, who in 1683 claimed to have privately purchased the land WP wanted from the Iroquois. ...Despite this setback, WP in 1690 published a tract entitled Some Proposals for a Second Settlement in the Province of Pennsylvania, announcing his intention to build a city in the Susquehanna Valley and offering land for sale along the Susquehanna River... . Any investors would receive, in addition to land on the river, a proportionate share in the proposed city 'to build a House or Houses upon.' ...WP was in no position in 1690 to push his Susquehanna project, but apparently in 1695 he revived the plan, claiming that he would come to Pennsylvania within two years to negotiate the treaties necessary to establish his right to the region.. ...In the spring of 1696, approximately 450 persons from Pennsylvania and the Lower Counties pledged to pay WP in the neighborhood of 4000 pounds for land on the Susquehanna. The following lists identify 332 subscribers who pledged him 2970 pounds. ...Enthusiasm for this new settlement may have been dampened in June 1696 when Indians from the Ohio Valley raided the Susquehanna region..., and WP's failure to come to America by May 1698 voided the proposed subscriptions."
- There follows a copy of the agreement which the subscribers signed, and among the list:
In Chester County John Symcock, 20 Randall Vernon, 20 Bartho: Coppock, 20 Jonathan Hays, 20 Geo: Maris, 15 Tho: Warrillow, 10 Jacob Symcock, 5 Tho: Vernon, 20 Joseph Baker, 10 Walter Faucet, 5 Caleb Pusey, 20 John Worrall, 10 Robert Pennell, 5 John Redman, 5 John Sharples, 5 John Hoskins, 12 Robert Barber, 6 James Swafer, 5 James Lownes, 5 Geo: Lowns, 5 Henry Worley, 10 Jane Sharples, 5 Geo: Churchman, 6 Isaac Few, 10 Phillip Yarnll, 5 Isaac Tayler, 5 Thomas Taylor of Springfield, 5 illm Swafer, 5 Andrew Job, 7 Joseph Edge, 5 Robert Vernon, 15 Joseph Cowburn, 5 Tho: Pearson, 5 Samll Jerrom, 5 John Stidman, 2 Joseph Stidman, 5 Geo: Marris Junior, 5 Barth: Coppock of Springfield, 5 Peter Lester, 5 John Edge, 5 Geo: James, 5 Mary Taylor, 5 Geo: Woodyer, 6 Richard Woodward, 5 Tho: Calvert, 5 Tho:Masey, 5 John Fincher, 5 Ralph Drakert, 10 Robert Wade, 20 David Ogdon, 5 John Addington, 10 Joseph Baker nephew to Henry Baker of Bucks, 10 Tho: Caudery, 5 James Sorrill, 5 Roger Jackson, 5 Richard Crossby, 20 John Crossby his Sonn, 10 John Churchman, 5 Thomas England, 5 Tho: Cartwright, 5 John Dutton, 5 Wm Simpson, 5 Charles Whitaker, 5 Tho: Taylor of middletown, 5 Joseph Cookson, 5 Thomas Minshall, 10 Randall Mellen, 5 John Martin, 5 Tho: Woodward, 5 John Worilow, 5 Ephraim Jackson, 5 Jonathan Tayler, 5 Josiah Tayler, 5 Joseph Phipps Junior, 5 John Musgrave, 5 Abraham Beakes, 10 Wm Cowburn, 10
- from THE HISTORY OF CHESTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA, by Furthey and Cope;
Thomas Vernon, from Stanthorne, County Palatine of Chester, England, arrived a little before or with the proprietary, in 1682. He served as a juror at the first court held for the county of Chester. He, with his brother Randal Vernon, settled on adjoining tracts of land in Nether Providence, and for some time occupied but one dwelling, at which the MM of the Society of Friends in early times, were frequently held. He was an exemplary member of the society and a good citizen. Thomas had not entirely escaped religious persecution in England. He died 10-25-1689, and his widow, Elizabeth 3-24-1714. Their son, Thomas, born ca 1670, died 11-4-1754, married 8-13-1702, Lydia Ralfe, and had the following children; Thomas b 5-23-1703, d ca 1760; Lydia b 1-13-1706 m Nathaniel Ring; Jonathan b 4-3-1707, died young; Jonathan b 6-11-1708 d 1785 m. 8-19-1838 to Ann Cloud Engle; Nathan b. 7-10-1710; Esther b 8-10-1712 m Abraham Ashton; Nathaniel b 12-5-1714 m. 7-13-1744, Mary Engle Salkeld; Hannah b. 1-3-1716/7 m. John Calvert; Mordecai b 2-3-1720 d. ca 1792, settled in Marlborough and had children - Lydia (Hall), Mary, Elizabeth, Mordecai, Thomas James, and Hannah. Nathaniel (sheriff) and Mary Salkeld Vernon had children - Thomas, John, Job, and Frederick. He was a tavern-keeper at Easton, 1754. His property was confiscated on account of loyalty to the British crown. Job Vernon , Capt.. in the Rev. Army, was born in Lower Providence, ca 1750. He entered the army at the commencement of the Rev. war and served faithfully and without intermission until its termination and the disbanding of the army. His name appears in the lists, printed by order of Congress, of officers who served to the end of the war, and thereby acquired the right to Half-pay and bounty lands, and also as one of the founders of the Society of Cincinnati. He was commissioned ensign in Capt. Thomas Church's co of Col Anthony Wayne's Pa battalion 1-5-1776, and was promoted to be lieut. in Capt Thomas Robinson's co of the same battalion 10-1-1776. In 1779 and 1780 he was paymaster of the 5th Pa REgt. which was then commanded by Col Francis Johnston, and in which he also held commission of Capt.. This regt.was attached to the Army of the North, and seems to have participated in all its services up to the storming of Stony Point. Capt, Vernon died in Concord twp c! a 1810. From fragments of his accounts and other documents in the possession of a relative, he seems to have been an intimate acquaintance and favorite of Gen. Wayne, and was a very brave and judicious officer. Frederick Vernon, maj. in the Rev. army, perhaps a brother of the preceding officer, was also born in Lower Providence; but nothing of his personal history nor any account of his military services is known to be preserved. His name appears on the lists above referred to as one who served faithfully to the end of the war, and he was also one of the founders of the Soc. of Cincinnati. He was a major in the 1st P Reg. of Infantry.
Haddon Hall is a fortified medieval manor house dating from the 12 th Century, and is the home of Lord and Lady Edward Manners whose family have owned it since 1567.
Haddon Hall is probably the finest example of a fortified medieval manor house in existence. Present-day Haddon Hall dates from the 12th Century to the early 17th Century, whereupon it lay dormant for over two hundred years from 1700 until the 1920s, when the 9th Duke and Duchess of Rutland restored the house and gardens, and once again made it habitable. It is now open for visitors and a fact sheet gives the details one would need.
Pictures of Haddon Hall, including Dorothy Vernon's steps, can be seen at Derby Stately Homes West Site
Wilmer Paper - 4th Posting
Archibald Job, son of Thomas Vernon and Elizabeth Maxwell Job, was married in 1782 to Margaret Rees, a daughter of Morris and Sarah Rees, who are described as descendents of the ancient Brittons and who moved from the Welsh settlement on the Scuykill in Pa. to Nottingham Cecil Co. Md. In 1730.
Archibald Job was a public spirited and popular man as evidenced by the fact that he was for several terms high sheriff of Cecil Co. Md., at a period when the best men only were chosen for officers. Some anecdotes are told of him in connection with his zealous participation in the struggles of the Revolution.
The following copied from the records of the Nottingham Monthly Meeting of Friends in Cecil County Maryland was done by Kirk Brown, No. 1813 Caroline Street Baltimore Md. 3rd month 28, 1896 by request of M. W. Blair, Kossuth Iowa.
“At Nottingham Monthly Meeting held 27 day of the 2nd month 1776 A complaint is brought from East Nottingham preparative Meeting against Daniel Job, son of Archibald, for joining in that of war preparations, he having attended the place of mustering and been active thereon; which having acknowledges and on being treated with several times on the occasion, appears to justify himself thereon, Wherefore William Churchman and Thomas Underhill are appointed to treat again with him." “At Nottingham Monthly Meeting held the 31st day of 8th month 1776 The friend to treat with Daniel Job report they have done so and that he continues to justify himself in what he ahs done, saying he thinks it consistent with his duty” Yet for some reason it is left for another month.
“At Nottingham Monthly Meeting held the 12th day of the 10th month 1776 East Nottingham Preparative Meeting introduce a complaint against Archibald Job in that he hath appealed, plead for or vindicated war-like measures, which it is thought has been an encouragement to several of his sons to rather join in the mustering or running with the current of the world in the commotion of the present times. Also attended and been somewhat active at one of their elections for the choice of an officer or officers. Also that it appears he has in a light manner spoken by way of undervaluing the sacred writers of the New Testament several times; which after several opportunities taken with him it is now thought best to be laid before the monthly meeting for the further care. Whereupon Henry Reynolds, Jr. and William Webster are appointed to take a silent opportunity with him."
"At Nottingham Monthly Meeting held the 26th day of the 10th month 1776 East Nottingham preparative Meeting brings complaint against Morris and Thomas Job, sons of Archibald, the first for attending a place or places of mustering or training in the military way and hireing himself to work at the business of making or putting gun barrels in order for military use and on being treated with by that meeting justifies his conduct therein, and that Thomas has joined associating and mustering and on being treated with as above justifies his proceedings and says he knew it was contrary to Friends principals before he entered into it, and considered it well and thought it his duty in the present circumstances of affairs to do (or to that purpose). The cases are left under care of Henry Reynolds Jr. and William Churchman who are to treat further with them and report their success and how they find them disposed, to next Meeting.
“At Nottingham Monthly Meeting held the 30th day of the 11th month 1776 The Friends appointed about Archibald Job and his sons report they had an opportunity with them in which they discharged themselves tho it did not appear acceptable to Archibald from some of the committees and that some of the sons on the whole rather justified themselves and left friends at liberty to proceed as they thought best which being considered and friends think it as well that Archibald should be visited once more that the meeting may be fully clear and Mordecai James and Joshua Brown are named for the purpose.”
“At Nottingham Monthly Meeting held 28 day of the 12th month 1776 Joshua Brown Sr. reports that since the decease of Mordecai James, he in Company with other friends visited Archibald Job and labored as abilitated to convince him of his error which labor he appeared to take kindly, but still appeared on the whole to continue the same disposition, preferring or not distinguishing natural reasoning from the divine light and rather satisfies his sentiment respecting the present commotion and that defense is necessary and no encouragement to expect a change of mind. Which being considered and several friends sentiments expressed, it appears to be the sense and judgment of Friends that the case may be ripe to close and George Churchman and Samuel England now appointed yet to take another brotherly opportunity with him and if he still continues to justify himself as heretofore they are to inform him the Meeting cant come short in support of our discipline and principles of declaring our disunity with him and authorized to prepare something for that purpose, and acquaint him so, And his sons case are committed to them also to prepare that may be suitable in their cases and produce to next meeting.”
“At Nottingham Monthly Meeting held the 25 day of the 1st month 1777 The Friends appointed about Archibald Job and sons, that they have fulfilled their charge to them and no alteration appearing in their disposition they have prepared a testimony against them which after reading and approved and signed by the Clerk and Thomas Churchman and Thomas Barrett are named to offer them a copy.
“At Nottingham Monthly Meeting held 29 day of 3rd month 1777 Whereas Archibald Job who made profession amongst us the people called Quakers, but closely adhering to the dictates of divine grace and truth inwardly manifested hath deviated from the principals professed by us and so far given way to a contrary disposition as to encourage or countenance war-like measured and in course of our dealing with him and his sons for joining in such measures hath frequently pleaded for the use of the same which we apprehend is contrary to the nature and purity of the gospel of our blessed savior, And being he being treated with for this deviation did manifest unsoundness in faith mistrusting or setting light by some of the doctrines contained in the new testament seeming to prefer or not to distinguish natural reason from the divine light of Christ which we profess to believe in as the only leader into all truth. Therefore accounting such things dangerous and sorrowful departure from our Christian testimony and from that wisdom which is from above and is pure and peaceable one endeavored to restore the said Archibald not proving effectual, we think it our duty for maintaining the good order established amongst us to signify that is gone out of fellowship with us that we do not own him as a member of our society until through a more close attention to the spirit of truth he may come to see and acknowledge his error herein which we desire he may, Given forth at Nottingham Monthly Meeting held 25 day of 1st month 1777 and signed on behalf of the same by Samuel England Clerk”
“Whereas Morris, Thomas and Daniels, sons of Archibald Job having a birth right in our society but not strictly attending to the inward teaching of grace and truth which comes by Jesus Christ the Prince of Peace, have too much given way to a contrary disposition whereby they have repeatedly drawn in to join with the commotion of the times, so far as to muster and engage in warlike measures which being a manifest deviation from our peaceable principles They have been deliberately treated with in tenderness and love in order to reclaim them and that not proving effectual but they each of them continue to justify themselves in that conduct we think it our duty for maintaining out testimony against such practice to testify that they by doing so are gone out of fellowship with us and that we do not own them, the said Morris, Thomas and Daniel job as members of our society until by a more close attention to the spirit of truth they may come to see their error and acknowledge the same to satisfaction which we desire they may.
Given by and signed in and on behalf of Nottingham Monthly Meeting held 25 day of 1 month 1777. Samuel England Clerk
Here is a large thread of Quaker records. The story tells itself with no elaboration by me. I transcribed as I read, but this is not the way they (the Quaker clergy and clerks) wrote or spoke. Most of the original is here, but seems to be reworded to suit the reader of 1875-1899. I do not have copies of the original records mentioned to compare to. I can see where the written word of 1777 may be closer to the common day than that of say Andrew Job's will written 75 years before. What is missing is the "Ye" and "Thou" which is common reference even in Revolutionary times. It seems Mr. Kirk Brown may have broken a strict genealogical rule by correcting a transcription. We have some of these records partially posted at on our main Job(e) site
Kirk Brown b. 1845 in Baltimore, was the son of Clemson Brown and Lydia Ann Griffith, Lydia being the daughter of Nathan Griffith and Mary Kirk, daughter of William A. Kirk and Lydia Job, daughter of J. Daniel Job and Mary Brown, Daniel was the son of Thomas Vernon Job and Elizabeth Maxwell, Thomas being the 3rd son of Andrew Jr. and Elizabeth Vernon.
Nathan Griffith was the s/o William Griffith and Alice Miller. Nathan Griffith had a sister, Mary Griffith, who married Richard Sidwell, s/o Abraham Sidwell and Hannah Brown. Hannah Brown was the d/o Joseph Brown Jr and Hannah Wilson. Abraham Sidwell was the s/o Richard Sidwell and Anne JOB, the d/o Thomas Vernon Job and Elizabeth Maxwell.
In the Quaker transcriptions, the Archibald Job, mentioned is the s/o Thomas Vernon Job and Elizabeth Maxwell. He married Margaret Rees, d/o Morris Rees and Sarah Elizabeth Butterfield. He is in both of the pedigree charts that are shown at the top of this page.
People mentioned in the Quaker transcriptions:
- William Churchman - married to Abigail Brown, d/o Daniel Brown and Elizabeth Kirk. He was the mother of Hannah Churchman who married Joseph Gatchell, s/o Elisha Gatchell Jr and Mary Worley. Elisha Gatchell Jr was s/o Elisha Gatchell Sr. and Rachel Wilcox. Mary Worley was d/o Henry Worley, Jr. and Mary Vernon and gd/o Thomas Vernon.
- Thomas Underhill - no further info
- Henry Reynolds, Jr. - married to Mary Haines, d/o Jacob Haines and Mary Coles. Mary Coles was d/o William Coles and Mary Royle. Henry Reynolds Jr. was s/o Henry Reynolds and Hannah Brown and gs/o Henry Reynolds and Prudence Clayton. Hannah Brown was d/o Wiliam Brown and Katharine Williams.
- William Webster - married to Margaret Coppock, d/o John Coppock and Margaret Coulson and gd/o Aaron Coppock and Miriam Short. Margaret Coulson was d/o Joseph Coulson and Margaret Mary Evans
- Mordecai James - married to Dinah Churchman, d/o John Churchman and Hannah Cerie
- Joshua Brown - married to Hannah Gatchell, d/o Elisha Gatchell and Rachel Wilcox. Hannah was a sister to Abigail (Gatchell) Job Price, who had married Enoch Job, s/o Andrew Job Jr.
- Thomas Churchman - married to Rachel Reynolds, d/o Henry Reynolds and Hannah Brown, gd/o Henry Reynolds and Prudence Clayton and gd/o William Brown and Katharine Williams. Thomas Churchman was s/o John Churchman and Hannah Cerie.
- Thomas Barrett - no further info
Wilmer Paper - 5th PostingWe are to resume the narrative after having copied proceedings of Nottingham Monthly Meeting Archibald Job is the man we were writing about and we here resume an account of him which was interrupted by copying the church trial.
(Marginal Note--Some account of Andrew Job the hermit and his brother “Red Dan” as he was called, is in the No. referenced to of Scribner. They were first cousins of Morris Job.) (Family of Archibald son of Daniel son Thomas / Morris’ wife was Lydia Bond--Blair.)
Archibald Job was Captain or leader of the Job scouting party and it is said through him or by reason of information given by him, Washington was induced to put the Brandywine between him and the British on a certain memorable occasion. He was an active member of the Society of Friends until he took part in the war. A document dated 7th month 1st 1775 making report to the Friends Meeting by a committee to whom had been referred a complaint is signed with others by Arch’ Job in a bold copy plate hand with considerable flourish with taking pen from paper. Archibald Job dies about 1805. The children Archibald and Margaret Rees Jobe were 1st Daniel Defoe Job who married Margaret Megreedy and left one child Rebecca who died 1882 aged 85 years; she was unmarried, and Morris Job, he with his brother Daniel Defoe and their father Archibald were scouts until after the battle of the Brandywine when they were transferred to Col. Hollingsworth “Guards” at Elkton to accumulate military stores for the troops passing through Cecil Co. After the war they returned to their forge and smithing which they conducted in connection with farming.
James Trimble residing at Fairville Chester Co., Pa. has some personal recollections of his uncle Morris Job and described him as a tall athletic looking man wearing a full military coat of the old revolutionary pattern. (probably his company uniform as a member of Baltimore artillery an engraved ornament of which was in existence when the above was written. Blair.) 3rd Sarah who married James Trimble a man of much prominence, The children of James and Sarah Job Trimble were (1) Joseph and eccentric rich bachelor who died a few years ago at a ripe old age. (2) Job, who married Margaret Farrell and left a son James R. Trimble who is living on his farm near Baltimore. He has quite a family some of them married and two sons doing business in Baltimore. (3) Thomas who removed to Ohio and married a Miss ____ Kelly; he afterwards moved to Illinois (near Peoria); he left six children. (4) Ann who married Wm. Phillips of Cecil Co. Md. and left a large family of children who have moved to different sections. (5) Rees, was a Campbellite Baptist minister of some prominence in the west. He was twice married and left children who are scattered through the west. (6) James the youngest Hannah Mendenhall have no children they lived for many years in Cecil Co. Md. But afterward moved to Fairville Chester Co. Pa. He is much above mediocrity in intellect, culture and research. To him I am indebted for much information obtained of the Job family. 4th Elizabeth Job who married John Megredy & their children (1) Daniel who married Mary Reynolds who left one child Hannah Elizabeth who married Edwin Wilmer; they have five living children and three grandchildren-- three of the five are married and all the families live in Baltimore except the oldest child Mary Rachel who married Henry M. Forbert of Elkton Cecil Co. Md. And resides there. 5th Margaret Job the 5th child married John Reynolds and left children in Little Britton, Lancaster Co. Pa.
(N. B.) I have portraits of John Megredy and his two sons Daniel an Enoch Megredy.
Only comment on the birth order, Wilmer jumps around alot. Be prepared, it gets harder to comprehend without the family files handy.
It seems James R. Trimble (son of Job Trimble) didn't go to Illinois with his parents. We'll have to research his family In Baltimore County.
The Miss Kelly that married Thomas Trimble is Margaret. More on all these families in our family files.
The N. B. in parenthesis is either Newton Blair, a typo for Morris Blair or short for Note Book as far as I can cipher...you will see this several times in the following posts. Newton is the son of Thomas Blair and Margaret Job, daughter of Morris Job and Lydia Bond.
Wilmer Paper - 6th PostingThe children of Col. E. Wilmer are Mary Rachel wife of Col. Henry R. Forbert of Cecil Co. Md. Laura Freeman wife of Chas H. Hepburn Baltimore Md. Edwin Megreedy Wilmer, Ellen Moore and Florence. (2) Enoch Megredy married Mary Jones of Cecil Co. Md. And with his family moved in 1837 to Sangamon Co. Ills. Their children (1) James Jones Megredy born 1819 in Wakefield Md. Married to Ann R. hall in 1841 died Sep. 23rd 1885. (2) Mary Ann Harrison born in Maryland. (3) Daniel Megredy born in Maryland. (4) Elizabeth Megredy born in Pennsylvania. (5) Enoch Megredy born in Conestoga Pa. (6) John Megredy born in Conestoga Pa. (7) Sarah Megredy deceased, unmarried. (8) Abigail Megredy deceased, Unmarried. (9) Wm. Reynolds Megredy born in Pa. (10) Adeline Graham. (11) Archibald Job Megredy. (12) Rebecca Megredy. James J. was a teacher in early life and afterward a farmer; was for a number of years county supervisor and in 1877 & 8 a member of the legislature of Illinois. His home was in Pawnee Sangamon Co. Ill. His children (13) Charles married and living in Montgomery Co. Kansas. (14) Anna, deceased. (15) William, deceased. (16) Samuel (17) Millard Fillmore (18) Fannie Wright living near Pawnee Ills. with their mother.
(2) Mary A. married Dr. George M. Harrison and lives near Salsbury Ill. Her children Emma Elizabeth Hodges Pleasant Plains Ill., Maria Beekman Springfield Ills. Julia Beekman deceased, Abbie Harrison Butler, Mo., Melinda Beekman Salisbury, Ills., John Harrison Pleasant Plains Ill., Wm. Harrison, Mary Barbara Harrison married J. G. Watson have one child Florence G. , Henrietta Harrison Salisbury Ill. Daniel married Katharine Kennedy both dead- children Mary E. More Cal. Wm. Arthur Megredy Bates Co. Mo. Sarah C. Lakey Dewitt Ills. Enoch Megredy Jr. married Lucinda Harrison residence Bellville Republic Co. Kansas, Children Enoch Magredy Sangamon Co. Ill. Addie Johnston and Leslie Megredy in Kansas. John Megredy married Precilla Miller dies at Springfield his wife moved to Kansas City Mo. and died shortly after. Their children are Mary Harriet, George N., John Thomas, and E. Ellen, all unmarried and residing in Kansas City 1885. Abigail wife of M. B. Pettus Lincoln Ills., children Frank O. Pettus Chicago, Mary M. Wheeler and Charles Archibald Lincoln Ills. William R. Megredy married Joanna Harlan resides in Sumner Co. Kansas has a son Wm. H. Megredy. Adaline married Stocton Graham and with their children Alice Hight, Wm., Graham, Charles Graham, Sarah Graham, Oliver Graham live in Bates Co. Mo. Elizabeth A. (Job crossed out) Megredy and A. (Job crossed out) Megredy and Margaret R. Megredy unmarried live on the old homestead near Chatham Sangamon Co. Illinois. John died in early manhood unmarried; Elizabeth Married John Hanna of Harvard Co. Md. and left no children; Ann married Henry E. Stites left two children / Sarah married Eli White in 1837 moved to Sangamon Co. Ills. Their Her Children: John Megredy White, Enoch Ebenezer Parnel White, Wm. Moore White. John married Lizzie Renshaw and lives with his children in Chicago, Frank, John, Charles, Lizzie, Frederick, Roy- Enoch E. P. White married Martha Renshaw and lives in Springfield Ill. His children Henrietta, William, Lot, Joanna, Clide, Clifford. Wm. White Evaline Eads and has one child Lulu White. After the death of Eli White his widow married to a man named Laughlin but both died very soon after (7) Mary who married Greenburg Purnell of Elkton Cecil Co. Md., they left three surviving children- Wm. S. Purnell married Mary Bennett, Edwin W. married Georgia Burton, and one single daughter Anna (8) Margaret married Ebenezer Dickey McClenahan of Cecil Co. Md. He survives his wife who died 1877 since when he has resides in Baltimore. John Megredy McClanahan married Jane _____ , Daniel unmarried, Mary married Samuel Carson, Sarah Jas R. Reynolds. They all live at Port Deposit and vicinity Cecil Co. Md. The descendents of all those families are now numerous and scattered far and wide in many states.
Don't let the numbers (13 etc.) at the end of the first paragraph confuse you. They are who he says they are, not Enoch's children. Not all James' children are listed here in either. The next paragraph will confuse you by the use of and lack of numbers. Read slowly and deliberately and keep the family files close by. There is new info in this post we didn't have. The Jane that married John M. McClenahan is Laura Jane Farrow.
Henry Robinson Torbert was born July 17, 1834 Elkton, Cecil Co., Maryland and died January 1, 1911 Elkton, Cecil Co., Maryland. For many years he was was editor and publisher ot the Cecil Whig, a newspaper founded in 1841.
Wilmer Paper - 7th Posting
Morris Job was born at Nottingham May 26th 1753. His father, himself, his brothers and brother-inlaw were iron workers and were generally disowned by the Friends for taking a contract to make arms for the Continental Army. He married Lydia daughter of Richard Bond and Mary Garman of Nottingham in the latter part of the year 1779. In 1782 he moved to Baltimore accompanied by his brother Daniel and was in the employ of the government superintending the iron work of the frigate Constellation. In 1802 he moved to Germantown Berkley Co. Va. And died there the following spring. His widow (with her daughters) moved to Fayette Co. Ohio ten years later and dies there June 1821. Their children were Levi and Ann Bond born in Nottingham, Archibald, Mary B., Margaret and Sarah born in Baltimore.
MORRIS JOB AND DESCENDENTS
Levi born 1778 learned furniture making, worked in Baltimore and Washington, was with the family when his father died, and afterwards, lured by reports of golden gains in the south west, went to New Orleans and all trace of him lost; he was unmarried.
Anna married at a very early age to Captain Gross of Baltimore who ill treated her, the irate father administered to the recreant husband, took his daughter away and sent her to her grandfathers. Gross sailed for the Indies and never returned. After teaching for some time in Virginia she married James Bruce and moved to Ohio, came to Iowa with her family in 1838 and died near Mt. Pleasant at age 80 at the house of Jane Terry. Her children were Jane Terry, James Bruce, Lawrence Bruce, Sarah Anderson and Lydia Smith.
Archibald Job was a cabinet maker, followed his brother to New Orleans and took part in the defense if that city under the command of Lafitte of the Baritaria Jan 8, 1815. Returning to the north he stopped at Pittsburg and married Jane Brierly in 1821. He came to Illinois settling on a farm in what is now Cass Co. He was a Postmaster, member of the State Legislature and Commissioner for building the first State House at Springfield. He was a man of culture, strict integrity, great public spirit, widely known and much respected through out his state. He was born March 10th 1784 died March 10th 1874. His children were Adelaide Schneider, Lydia Ann Oliver, Elizabeth Woods, Cornelia Buckley, Brierly Harris Job, Morris Bond Job, Virginia Douglas, Sarah Margaret Gates, Levi Thomas Job, and Archibald Job Jr.
Mary B. Married James Crothers in Va. And moved to East Monroe Ohio and died there Sept. 10, 1854; her children were Jane Baker, Horatio G. Crothers, Isabella G. Putnam, Ann Crothers, Caroline Parrett and Ellen Crothers.
Margaret married Thomas Blair and Sarah married David Evans Blair in Ohio and all their lives were spent near each other. Thomas and David E. Blair were of the pioneer race, their father Wm. Blair born near Lancaster Pa. entered the Revolutionary Army at 16 and at the close of the war he married and moved by pack horse to Westmoreland Co., two or three years later floated his family by flatboat to Kentucky and in 1799 again by pack horse moved to Ross Co. Ohio; in 1819 a week after the marriage of D. E. Blair he and Thomas moved to Indiana and in 1822 joined their brother-in-law in Cass Co. Ill.; three years later they crossed the Illinois river and settled near Rushville. In 1834 made claims in the New Purchase and in 1835 Thomas moved his family over the Mississippi followed by his brother D. E. in 1836 and here they reared their families, cultivated their farm and lived quiet and useful lives for forty years. Both were office bearers in the Presbyterian Church of which th eir wives were constant members from the beginning and active in all church work. Thomas Blair represented his county in the first Wisconsin Legislature. D. E. Blair was a member Iowa Territorial Legislature in 1842 and of the first State Legislature. D. E. Blair dies in 1874 age 82, Thomas in 1875 age 86, his wife Margaret in 1877 age 89, and Sarah in 1882 age 91.
This section is well written and organized. The next post continues with this family and is equally well written.
Wilmer Paper - 8th PostingThe children of Margaret and Thomas Blair were Newton, born in Ohio in 1817 died in Kansas 1883 married Emily Houston; Mary Ann born in Ind. 1820 died in Iowa 1856 married Dr. S. Fullenwider; Catherine married Act. Bancroft died in Galesburg; Lydia born in Morgan Co. Ill. married Arch Rankin; (Catherine and Lydia were twins); Oliver and Jane (twins) born in Pike Co. Ills. Oliver married Elizabeth J. Bell; Margaret born in Scuyler Co. Ills. Married J. C. Heizer. The children on Sarah and D. E. Blair were, James Harvey born in In. married A. Campbell; John Milton born Morgan Co. Ill. Died 1875 married E. R. McClure; Morris William born in Pike Co. Ill.; Lydia Ann Rushville Ill. Died 1852 unmarried; Catherine Jane Rushville Ill. married L. G. Oliver.
James Bruce, Mediapolis Iowa, came west in 1837 and has followed farming, is greatly trusted and respected in his neighborhood, was for many years a county Supervisor and served one term in the State Legislature, a Republican and a Methodist and forward in every good word and work. Mrs. Hattie Bruce Cartwright, Mediapolis Iowa; Mrs. Jennie Yost Hastings Neb.; David R. Bruce Denver Colorado and Mrs. Maggie Crowder, died in Missouri. His oldest son Lawrence H. C. Bruce enlisted in the 14th Iowa Infantry and died from wounds received at the battle of Pleasant Hill 1864; James Bruce died May 1st 1888. Mrs. Lydia Smith has two daughters living in _____ Co. Iowa, Mrs. Emily Sensibaugh and Mrs. Mary Young at whose home she died.
The children of Jane Terry are Stewart B. Terry living at Independence Mo., and Lydia Ann Siberts Mt. Pleasant Iowa, James Terry, Emily Sutton, Dr. Norman Terry and May Luce.
Lawrence W. Bruce left two daughters Adelaide Chandler and Emily, both living in Ohio.
The descendents of Mrs. Mary and Judge James Crothers are few. Mrs. Jane Baker left a son Horace Baker now at Columbia Ohio. Mrs. Belle Putnam is in Mt. Pleasant Io., her children are Horace Putnam unmarried, and Mrs. Alice Shaffer of Hannibal Mo. Miss Ann Crother died May 23, 1888. Caroline married Rev. W. D. Parrett _____ Ind.
Newton Blair's children- Mary Evaline Strickler, Charles M., Edgar, Sarah Collins, Houston, Harriet Carkhuff, Helen Flemming, Thomas and Bryson, all near Solomon City, Kansas. Mary Ann left two sons Dr. Austin L. Fullenwider at Spargle Washington and Thomas B. Fullenwider of Colorado; Catherine two sons B. Bancroft lawyer in Galesburg Ills., Fred Bancroft now studying in Germany and Miss Nettie in college Northampton Mass. Lydia (widow of Arch Rankin) resident in Kossuth Iowa has three daughters, Elizabeth Reed lives in Sioux City Iowa, Maggie and Mattie at home with their mother in Kossuth Iowa. Oliver moved to Kansas about 1867 and is farming in Dickerson Co., had one son Harvey, daughters Harriet, and Louise Bigler. Herbert and Nellie all living in the same neighborhood. Jane died unmarried. Margaret Heizer left three sons, E. P. Heizer in managing editor of Sioux City Journal, Fred lives in Sioux City mail carrier and musician, Willard Clark Geneva Ills.
J. Harvey Blair eldest son of Sarah and D. E. Blair is married and his home is at Ferndale Humboldt Co. California, has a farm there but devoted his time talents and means to the Christianization of the Hoope Indians on their reservation on the Klamath River, has no living children. The children of J. Milton Blair are Mrs. Mary Frances Newkirk Sigourney Iowa, Mrs. Sarah Dennison Shelby, Neb. Miss Lydia A. Blair, Mrs. Susie Robinson Shelby Neb., William M. Blair and David Blair Shelby Nebraska. Catherine Jane Oliver Santa Barbara California had two sons Dr. Adolph Oliver married, Chico Cal., John Oliver at home with his parents Santa Barbara Cal. Lydia Ann Blair died unmarried. M. W. Blair remains on the old home that his father selected over 60 years ago near Kossuth Iowa. Archibald Job's granddaughter Emilie Lawson (daughter of Adelaide Schneider) now in Quincy Ills. Mrs. Oliver deceased Nov. 23rd 1887 had three sons Wm. A. Jacksonville Ill., Charles Kansas City Mo. And Edward in Springfield Ills. The children of Mrs. Wood are Misses Lydia and Grace with their father Kansas City Mo., Lewis Adam and Charles Kansas City Mo., Mrs. Jenny Gentry K. C., and Mrs. Belle Stone Winfield Kansas. Cornelia's children, Mrs. Elsie Black Kansas City, and Arch Buckley Ellendale Dickey Co. Dakota, Mrs. Add Turner Va. Ills., Miss Addie at home Va. Ills. Brierly lives at Nemaha Co. Kansas and has one son left, a son Morris Cass Co. Mo. Mary Virginia has a son Charles Douglas, Grace Gainer, Helen and William, Ashland Ills. Sarah twice married left a daughter Amelia Herter and Rudolph Gates and two daughters Abigail and Harriet. Lieutenant Thomas L. Job died in the army 1861. Archibald W. Job served 4 years in the army, married Jennie Cartwright (in Kossuth Iowa) has six children, Nettie, Eva, malinda, Archibald Bond, Thomas Levi and Daisy, P. O. Cleveland Mo.
Another well written section.
Wilmer Paper - 9th PostingThe Blue Ball Tavern was established by Andrew Job about 1710. This Inn is at the junction of the Lancaster County and Nottingham road which was the great through pass to New Castle on the Delaware. The Inn was a noted place for more than 100 years.
(Note.) Elizabeth Maxwell widow of Thomas Vernon Job died 1782 age 82. Andrew Job the hermit lived on his farm alone for about fifty years, was forced to accede to taking shelter with a bachelor nephew and two maiden nieces in consequence of his dwelling having burned, died 1863 age 92. Joseph Trimble the rich bachelor referred to died a few years ago age 82 years. His brother James has much reputation as a florist and has contributed largely to Darlington Work “Floorida Cestcica” James Trimble gave the land and laid out the lots and planted the shrubbery for the cemetery at the Brick Meeting House and called it after the name of his farm Rose Bank Cemetery; it is a very pretty place.
(Note.) The Job, Reynolds and Megredy intermarried. My wife’s grandfather on her mother’s side was John Reynolds. His brother Judge David Reynolds of Lewiston Pa. left a daughter Ellen Moore Reynolds who married her first cousin Dr. John Cromwell Reynolds Surgeon U. S. Army; she is a widow of means and has no children and has traveled extensively in Europe and when in England visited “Haddon hall”. Her grandmother was a Job, her husband was a lineal descendent of Oliver Cromwell. At present she resides in Philadelphia Pa.
(Note.) The characteristics of the Job family were, great longevity, indomitable will and persistency, self reliance and self asserting, dry wit and good humor, fondness of books and flowers, generally married late in life if at all. The traits, more or less, have cropped out in their descendants down to the present generation.
(Note.) The Biographical Encyclopedia of Representative Men of Maryland of which Jans one of the editors contained sketches of a number of those referred to in this paper. The book is the size of Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary, price $25.00. It is elegantly bound and contains over one thousand sketches and one hundred portraits.
(note.) Mrs. Richard Ireland the author of the article in Scribner is a daughter of the late Job Haynes; her mother was a Kirk on both paternal and maternal sides related to the Jobs. A widowed sister of Mrs. Ireland’s (Mrs. Dr. Turner) resided with Mrs. Ireland. They have a brother Reuben Haynes a lawyer of some prominence in Elkton, quite literary and has traveled extensively in this country and Europe.
(Note.) James Trimble for a number of years has been gathering incidents and genealogy of the early history of settlers of Nottingham Township; he will probably never publish the result of his labors though earnestly urged to do so. I expect he will bequeath his manuscripts to the “Nottingham Monthly Meeting” for the benefit of some historian who will probably profit by his labors.
This post is a group of notes Wilmer had kind of as an endnote. You will see what I mean in the next post. The third note has always been attributed to Morris Blair, but I am having my doubts.
“Floorida Cestcica” is actually Florula Cestrica written by William Darlington (1782-1863), an American botanist. In 1813 he began a descriptive catalogue of plants growing around West Chester, Pennsylvania with the title Florula Cestrica (1826), afterward enlarged as the Flora Cestrica (1837; new ed., 1853), containing a complete description and classification of every plant known in the county. A known copy is located at the University of Delaware Library, Special Collections, in Newark, Delaware.
The note about "The Biographical Encyclopedia of Representative Men of Maryland" says 'Jans' was a contributor. I am unable at this time to find a copy although I believe I once researched this book in the McClung Collection at the Knoxville Library while working on the Barron and Bacon families in Maryland and their connection to the Jobes, Emmerts and Massengilles. I think he means "James" Trimble...and probably a typo. At one time I had a copier quality copy of Trimble's work. I must have loaned it out and never got it back. I 'think' I copied 60 pages at the Lancaster County Historical Society back in the mid-90's.
Wilmer Paper - 10th PostingTo M. W. Blair, Esq., Kossuth Iowa
I hereby furnish you with much of what I know of the Job family and connections. I have left blank for you to fill and continue the narrative; to gather this information has cost time, labor and money. I have some knowledge of the Wilmers who were ____ of Rayton Marsdun and Starton County of Warwick and of Sywell County of Nottingham England as far back as 1582 (three hundred years ago) When the crown confirmed their coat of arms which was by the way is crest and spread eagle in gold and the color of the shield are red white and blue- A coincidence is that two hundred years later the eagle became our national emblem and the red white and blue our national colors. From 1662 when Simon Bolivar came to America commissioned Clerk of the Court of the Isle of Kent, in the province of Maryland. I have a continuous record of the family. Hence I felt a great desire that my children should know all that was attainable of their maternal ancestors. Searches of musty records for the most part reveal only facts as dry as dust but occasionally an incident or historical fact in unearthed that when brought to the light of the present day flashes and sparkles with the beauty and brilliancy of a diamond like sunshine on the sea. I confess my hunt for family history has afforded me much real pleasure and if my efforts in that direction prove a delight and revelation to you I shall be glad to know it.
Respectfully Yours, Edwin Wilmer
Baltimore April 1883
I have but one copy of the “Whig” and have not been able to get another, hence, as opportunity has favored I have written out much that this paper contains and a good deal not in the article you saw at Mrs. Harrisons. I trust that I have at least put you on the right track to obtain such other information of your immediate family as may be accessible; If all were written it would make a book. If you have the time means and taste for visiting old places and scenes that were the homes of bygone ancestors whose memory is still fragrant, and meeting in social converse with those of your own (though remotely) blood, I think you would enjoy a visit to old Maryland. If you could bring James T. Megredy with you, you might both renew your youth.
Our humble house is No. 379 Druid Hill Avenue where the latch string hangs out; come to see us and if you don’t enjoy your visit you need not repeat it.
N. B. You will notice that James Trimble of Fairville Chester Co. Pa. is first cousin of your mother. I advise you to write to him. He is a rare avis flower in the garden of humanity and is as good as he is wise. A most interesting correspondent and writes in a hand that shows no infirmity of age. I send you an envelope of his recent specimen.
What you have read is the last of Col. Wilmer's writings. As I mentioned in the Introduction, this paper is titled as written by Wilmer, but the rest of this document is written by Morris Blair, with excerpts from George Johnston, The Kirk Genealogy, and the Chester Monthly Meeting and letters written by Samuel Bond, Archibald and Morris Job.
Wilmer Paper - 11th Posting6th To the list of sons and daughters of Archibald job we add not knowing their birth order Enoch Job who died unmarried Cecil Co. Md. 1795 from disease induced by exposure in the army of Gov. Mifflins campaign against the whiskey insurrection in western Pennsylvania, and 7th Thomas job who married Charity Rees probably a cousin in Pa., moved to Berkly Co. Pa. and died there 1862; Mrs. Job with her family moved to Ohio 1812 and died there 1832; they had eight children, Mrs. Margaret Green, Sarah Sellers, Elizabeth Todhunter, Hannah Ellis, Jane Jewry, Leah Ayers, Patty Jewry and Thomas Rees Job; of these only Hannah Ellis remains, born Oct. 9th 1795 died 1884 at Pleasant Plains Jefferson Co. Iowa. Her son Capt. A. Ellis has been prominent in politics in Louisa Co. Iowa, holding the office of Sheriff and State Senator. He is now a resident of Madison Ia.
The family traditions among the descendents of Morris Job differ in some particulars from that given by Col. Wilmer.
A quaint and brief paper of which several copies exist written in 1796 and during the lifetime of Archibald Job titled A genealogy from old Job tho the present, recites that Andrew, son of Andrew and Elizabeth his wife was born at sea on his passage to Portsmouth New England; his son Thomas was born near Chester Pa., married Elizabeth Maxwell of London, who was mother of Archibald Job who is the father of Levi Job who lives in Baltimore. Then follows a brief record of the Rees line; Morris Rees was born in Wales in Carmarthenshire, he arrived in America at 8 years of age, settled in North Wales Township near Philadelphia where he married Elizabeth Butterfield who was the mother of Archibald Job’s wife, Archibald is the father of Morris who is the father of Levi job who lives in Baltimore. This shows two of the _____ of Andrew and also proves an earlier date of arrival than that of Wm. Penn, and as the name nowhere appears in list of Penn’s comrades the location of their first place of landing is entirely reasonable and if Quakers before leaving England the date would probably be 1642 to 1660 when citizenship and church membership were in New Hampshire not identical though Portsmouth R. I. may have been the place of landing.
The above is written by M. W. Blair
From History of Cecil Co. Md., by George Johnston, Elkton Md.
“Nottingham Lots” were settled 1701. A warrant was issued by commissioners at Philadelphia 7th of 1st month 1701 to Henry Hollingsworth to survey the same in tracts of 1000 acres for Andrew Job and 14 others, price £ 8 per 100 acres or two bushels wheat rent; these lots were supposed to be in Pennsylvania but Mason Dixon survey 1768 threw them mainly in Maryland, A. Job’s wholly, his lots were no. 35 the extreme S. E. 500 acres and No. 32, %00 west of the first, two lots intervening, and one lot between No. 432 and 30 the meeting house and common. Andrew job established the first tavern in Nottingham on lot 35 about 1710 in a small brick house which is believed to be standing a few rods north of the house formerly called Blueball Inn. Of which it was doubtless the forerunner. The Blue Ball being at the junction of the Lancaster Co. and Nottingham Roads which were the great thoroughfares between those places and New Castle a century ago was well patronized and for a long time was one of the most celebrated hotels in the country. In 1787 the old warehouse in Charlestown former County Seat was sold as public sale to Archibald job for $200. In 1782 A. Job was one of the appraisers of confiscated iron works. Elizabeth Maxwell was the only daughter of Elizabeth Maxwell Defoe, was married 1725 died 7-9-1792 age 82. The family of Jacob Job a reputable citizen and farmer was great-grandson of E. M. Job, are all of that name now residing in Cecil Co. Md. The wife of Nathan Griffith of the Brick Meeting House was a grand-niece of Andrew the hermit who was a grandson of Elizabeth. He died Apr. 1st 1863 age 92."
Joseph Trimble died at 82 unmarried leaving an estate of over $52,000.00.
On what grounds Defoe is called Quaker by Col. Wilmer and Mrs. Ireland I (M. W. Blair) cannot imagine. He says for himself he is a Presbyterian; his enemies denounce him as a rank Presbyterian, he took part in Monmouth’s Rebellion; was under arms for William and Mary; he dressed in lace and ruffles and wore a sword; he wrote in favor of a standing and war with France, and in Robinson Crusoe inculcates baptism and marriage by an ordained priest.
King of the Peak thy hearth is lone
No sword girt vassals gather there
No minstrels harp pours forth its tone
In praise of Dorathy and Margaret fair
Where are the high and stately dames
Of princely Vernon’s bannered Hall
And where the knights and what their names
That led them forth to Festival
They slumber low and in the dust
Prostrate and fallen the warrior lies
His falchion blade is dim with rust
And quenched the ray of beauties eye
This is where Morris Blair begins to attach his thoughts and research. The "quaint" paper mentioned above is a part of this collection I have transcribed. It is the last page.
Wilmer Paper - 12th Posting
Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren of Ann and Wm., Phillips.
Ann Trimble was born in Cecil Co. Md. 1795 married Wm. Phillips moved to Chester Co. Pa. in 1843 died in 1848 age 53 years.
He children were Clarkson born in Cecil Co. Md. Now lives in Lewis Co. Mo., was twice married, 1st Margaret Pennington, 2nd Mary Fenton; 2nd child James, born in Cecil Co. Md., married Hannah Price was killed by falling from scaffolding while building church in Burlington Iowa, age 40/ 3rd Sarah Ann born in Cecil Co. Md. Married Daniel Mattheson lives in Baltimore Co. Md. 4th Newton, born in Cecil Co. Md.. Married Mary Ann Loyd lives in Chester Co. Pa. 5th Elizabeth W. Born in Cecil Co. Md., married john parker lives in Columbus Ohio. 7th Isaac, was born in Cecil Co. Md., first married Jemima Vickers, 2nd Levenia Vannice 3rd Rebecca Hanna- now lives in Burlington Iowa. 8th Lydia, born in Cecil Co. Md., unmarried lives in Chester Co. Pa. 9th Joseph T., born in Cecil Co. Md., married Mary E. Pusey, is a florist and lives in Chester Co. Pa. 10th Rebecca, born in Md. married Ellis Moore now lives in Columbus Ohio.
Ann Trimble’s Grandchildren
I have deleted the numbers used here as they are extremely confusing, and paragraphed to distinguish between Ann‘s children‘s family groups
Clarkson is a farmer his children are Henry deceased, Ella, Lucie R., James T., Isaac, William, Morris.
James was a carpenter his children are John a photographer at Red Wing Minn., married had three children; James is a farmer in Henry Co. Iowa, had one son; Eli is a carpenter lives with his brother James.
Sarah has a farm in Baltimore Co. Md. Her children are Emma Price who is married and lives in same Co., has 6 children; Joanna not married lives with her mother; Clarkson farmer in Baltimore Co.; Anna not married lives at home; Jennie; Charles farmer Henry Co. Iowa is married and had one son, Charles farmer unmarried; Hettie a teacher; Morris a merchant; Nellie.
Elizabeth lives in Winfield Iowa. Morris J. pastor M. E. Church Mediapolis Iowa 1897- is married; Mary L. lives with her mother in Winfield Iowa.
Mary R. lives with her sister Rebecca in Columbus Ohio, her children are Charles a clerk in Phila. Unmarried; Emmett A_t’s in Steel Dakota has one daughter; Anna R. deceased.
Isaac a builder and contractor, William a builder in Kansas City Mo. has one son, Walter J. dentist in Afton Iowa.
Lydia lives in Chest Co. Pa. unmarried.
Joseph T. florist his children Calvin a clerk in Phila. married has four children (girls); Anna T. lives with her parents; Ada M. lives with her parents.
Rebecca J. lives in Columbus Ohio her children are Mary H. deceased, Anna, Ella P. Live at home.
Great Grand Children
Henry Phillips children are Mable, Blanche and Henry. John Phillips children are Clarence and Frank. James Phillips child is Emma Price, children are Dora, Clarkson, Henry and three others. Charles Matthews one son George. Emmett Parker one daughter Anna T. William Phillips one son Walter. Calvin Phillips four daughters, Bertha, Helen, Ruth and Alice
this may be a bit confusing again...keep you family file close.
From Kirk Genealogy and other sources.
Daniel Job, son of Thomas Job and Elizabeth Maxwell married Mary Brown on 8-10-1758 in Brick Meeting, their children were as known Andrew born 10-15-1771, died 4-1-1863, unmarried (the hermit). Lydia born 2-14-1776 died 3-10-1804. Wm. Kirk born 4-2-1773, died 6-2-1802. Jacob married Rachel daughter of Wm. Kirk and 2nd wife Elizabeth Haynes.
Children of Wm. Kirk and Lydia Job Kirk
Mary born 1796 died 1855 married Nathan Griffith; Ann born 1797; Hannah born 5-24-1801; Jacob born 6-1-1804 died 1857 married Harriet Brown. By his 2nd wife Wm. Kirk had 14 children more, one of whom was Rachel married Jacob Job children Archibald moved in 1816 to Jefferson Co. Ohio Short Creek Meeting, Ruth, Elizabeth, Mary, Samuel and Allen Mt Pleasant Ohio; Lydia Job was a granddaughter of Samuel Bond and Ann Sharpless; Richard Bond sees to have been in America in 1702 and died within a few years of that date, as his widow remarried 1708. She was a daughter of Allen and Margaret Robinet who were living in Upper Providence Twp. 1683 on land purchased from Wm. Penn 1681. Their son Samuel born 1-1-1692 died 4-10-1783 married Ann Sharpless about 1724 or later. Tradition speaks of the marriage as an elopement before she was of age and occurring in New Jersey. At Chester Monthly Meeting 1726 complaint was made after marriage by a “Priest” to one not a member.
John Sharpless, son of Geoffrey and Margaret, was baptized at Wybunburg Cheshire England Aug. 15, 1624 died 4/11, 1685 near Chester Pa. married 2, 24, 1662 to Jane Moor born 1638 died 9, 1, 1722.
The date of settlement at Ridley near Chester Pa. is 8, 16, 1682. The date of the release of 1000 acres of land by Wm. Penn is the 5th April 1682- in the 33rd year of the reign of King Charles the 2nd over England.
John third child of the preceding, was born at Blakenhall Cheshire England 11, 16, 1666 died near Chester Pa. 7, 9, 1717 married to Hannah Pennell daughter of Robert and Hannah, born in Bouldertown Nottinghamshire Eng. 3, 23, 1673 died 10, 31, 1721. The records of Chester Monthly Meeting recite that:
“At a monthly Meeting held at Walter Ffaucetts the 3rd of ye 8th month 1692 John Sharpless and Hannah Pennell belonging to this meeting laid their intentions of marriage before this meeting, being the first time The meeting orders Thomas Vernon and Walter Ffaucett to inquire concerning his clearances and Margaret Winchell and Lydia Carter to inquire concerning her clearances and report the same to next monthly meeting.”
“At a monthly meeting held at Walter Ffaucetts the 7th of the 5th month 1692 John Sharpless and Hannah Pennell said their intentions of marriage before this meeting being the 2nd time All things being found clear concerning them they are referred to their liberty to proceed according to the order of truth.”
The marriage certificate dated 23rd ninth month and signed by 48 witnesses is still in existence. Thomas Vernon above was the father-in-law of Andrew Job.
A certificate of clearness from Chester Mo. Meeting to that of Haverford of James Sharpless, a younger brother who proposed marriage with Mary ye daughter of Ralph Cluis is signed by order and in behalf by Andrew Job.
Ann was the 8th child of John and Hannah born 6-25-1708 died and buried at Shiloh N. J. where her daughter lived, ____ ____.
Shortly after marriage she removed to Nottingham Cecil Co. Md. Occurred here were born Richard 9, 4, 1728 and three daughters Sarah Howell, Margaret Davis and Susannah Davis, all the daughters settling in New Jersey. Richard married Mary Jarman, Hopewell Cumberland Co. N. J. and Mary was the daughter of Augustine and Judith Passmore he sat for nine (86 to 94) years a member of the Maryland Legislature, afterwards moved to Lost Creel Harrison Co. W. V., where he died 1, 1, 1819; He was the father of fifteen children, Lydia the fifth a daughter of the first wife married Morris Job as heretofore given, moved to Baltimore.
In the second paragraph is where things run together again and it took me a minute to see he had jumped to Lydia’s brother, 2nd Archibald without punctuation or paragraph. This Kirk and Sharples info in important for a few reasons but not to all Jobes. What is most important is that Andrew Job Jr.'s signature is recorded in the Chester Monthly Meeting minutes. This we must get a copy of for our records.
To Morris and Lydia Job
Well Respected Grandchildren,
These lines may inform you we are in some good measure of health at present thanks be to God for it; we rec’d yours sent by James Baley six days after date wherein we were told of your safe arrival and settlement in that place together with a prospect of an agreeable living which we were glad to here, so having nothing strange to inform you of, shall conclude, letting you know that our children here are all well except Rich’d Jr. is not very well &c. so with our kind love to you we remain your grandfather and mother.
May ye 11th 1782
Saml and Ann Bond
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Mr. Morris Job, Maryland, Baltimore Town
This spring has been cold and the corn came up uneven and has been remarkable in the neighborhood for birds and other things destroying it about half. My patch stands pretty well the other part not so well but by frequent replanting I hope to make it stand. The people are generally in health and working and scheming as usual to make a living it seems as if there is no new thing under the sun. Your relatives are well; what occasions me to write is that Daniel, in his letter to Joseph Rogers, mentions some cloth to make clothes for me. I want clothes and should have got them myself but waited to see if the cloth would come but as it is not yet, cannot wait much longer but shall suit myself here, but if the cloth is ready, send it up and the bill of it, and plash and trimming that I have got I will send the money down by the first safe hand. I was told that John Taylor was going to Baltimore and I wrote this to go by him and so conclude, with love to all.
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June 2nd 1797 To Morris and Daniel Job
Mr. Morris Job, Virginia
Son Morris his having been so lately in these parts makes it unnecessary for me to write as he knows all about us and there is little change since he was here. Yet I cannot forebear expressing the satisfaction I have in addressing you in your home for your situation in Baltimore as renters was an uneasiness to me. A growing family and no house of your own to shelter you in sickness or health was a very precarious situation. Your present residence were it no half as large as it is would be more agreeable to me than the finest house in Baltimore on rent. Industry and care, being favored with health will increase your store without being pushed about from post to pillar like renters. God bless you with love to all.
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Oct. 25, 1802
These letters are not intended as fac-similes for the mere spelling capital letters and punctuation or the want of it; the penmanship is so greatly better than that of the copyist that it is vain to try; these letters are in the possession of M. W. Blair. Those attached are copies and fairly good fac-similes by W. A. Oliver Jacksonville Ill., who has the originals. The blanks illegible original contained the words lips kiss and the signature---Morris Job.
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Nottingham July 15th, 1777
As my mind is almost wholly taken up with you I thought I could not better amuse myself not pass a leisure minute away with more pleasure than in writing some scrawl according to my ability in your praise; tho but a faint resemblance of you, when having placed the letters of your name in order I proceeded to draw a line from each letter still having in view the name I so much admire; but as it is impossible for pen to express the regard I have for you, you must only take them for a small part of the sentiments of one who is wholly devoted to your service.
Love: My jewel does my soul inspire, Your person too is what I most admire Divine in sense and great good nature In beauty bright complete in feature All must admire so sweet a creature.
Blest with each charm my heart to warm Or beat my soul with loves alarm Neat clean and gay in shape complete Delicious ____, they ____ most sweet.
from your friend to serve
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Well Respected Children Morris and Lydia Job
These comes to let you know we are yet in ye land of ye living and in some good repose of health at this time we are glad to hear of yours, And that we have the happiness to hear from you so often as we do which is matter of satisfaction.
So in hope we shall conclude with our kind love to you all wishing you health happiness and everlasting rest. December ye 30, 1782.
Saml & Anna Bond
Pray excuse shortness as my time is so
Many of you have seen these letters. They are posted on the website.
Copied from the original letter on June 15th 1891, at Kansas City, Mo. By Hannah G. Job. Punctuation and orthography as in original letter.
My Dearest Jane:
Accident threw in my way this morning W. Johnston a merchant from our town in Ohio; and as he starts this day week for Pittsburgh in his way home I have thought the opportunity too favorable not to write to one that is ever uppermost in my mind. I have learned through him that my sister Margaret is married since I left home which is the first notice I have got from that quarter since leaving Ohio; how strange that I should let all the girls tread the Alysian fields before I have sacrifice at the Altar of Human; a husband is to a woman what the sun is to the Solar system which defuseth light and warmth on all around it; but alas; too many shed darkness and disappointment on all beneath their influence: matrimony is like a lottery where we find a hundred blanks, to a capitol prize and yet how anxious we are to buy a ticket; love which is not built on friendship and esteem is like the blazing meteor which leaves a trail of fire in the heavens, but in the end is succeeded by a deeper gloom. Your father who is acquainted with human nature has justly observed that a man must be in years, or in other words have some knowledge of the world, before he can love with that purity which is the groundwork of domestic happiness; wether it will be our case time must unfold. I have been in sixteen states and territories of the Union, I have seen the witty and the fair of each; and such is my want of taste or judgment that I would at the feet of my amiable Jane offer up all their boasted charms for one approving smile from the lips of her that I love.
As man and manners have claimed much of my attention in my various peregrinations through life I of course seldom let characters be as eccentric as my present landlord and lady pass without notice; they are both Quakers and he was a merchant formerly of some note, but at present keeps only a grocery store; he is one of those kind creatures that dare not look his Ribb in the face and say you shant; passionately fond of long stories and invariably laughs loudest at those of his own relation; thinks Hannah one of the wisest women in creation, and at table gives an ample proof that he loves her cooking; his spouse is one of the most intolerable talkers I ever met with; will entertain you with “Joses” smart sayings when he commence his courtship and bring up the history to the very birth of her last child which by the way is only four short of a dozen; now as Eliza is the oldest and the very image and turn of her Mamma the old folks have taken a notion that I would make a good sort of husband for her, consequently I am doomed to listen for hours to a detail of the good qualities of their favorite daughter; and all that has entitled me to this uncommon good fortune has been a Yes Madam; No Sir, or a well timed grin, for as to supporting my lawful share of the conversation it was out of the question; Oh, Heavens; with what heartfelt sigh I have thought of Brierly Hall wilst undergoing those firey ordeals. Woman always sinks in the estimation of men when the o’er-step the “modesty of nature”; custom renders it indispensable That we should make the first overtures, and it is only that dignified modesty which so many of your sex so eminently possess that renders your powers irresistible. But with all her talk my worthy hostess is a most notable housewife; her kitchen and neatness and economy does honor to her industry; as they are subscribers to the library and I am fond of a book to employ a leisure moment you must not be surprised if to gain this gratification I should coquette a little to suit the times. How much do I long for the calm tranquility of the country, for her it is all tumult and uproar, not a moment for reflection, save when the moon rears its silver crest above the eastern horizon; that benign luminary seldom shows its face but it reminds me of the evening I returned from _____ Neals in the company with one that I promised for the first time to unfold my heart to; never did tongue so completely deny its office; my heart was fraught with matter; but I found not language to express it; strange that when we wish to show to most advantage we are sure to be most deficient; when the heart is disengaged the tongue is most flippant; the lengthened sigh, the languid glance, or faltering tongue are characteristics of tru love that can never be mistaken; With what impatience did I await the return mail form Pitt-g, but alas; it brought no letter. I have framed in my own mind fifty excuses, but love is never impatient of delay. Perhaps the next mail will convince me I was unreasonable.
Present my love to the family and say what you please to the Doctor, but remember that whilst the red current gives warmth and motion to my heart I shall ever remain your devoted.
This is the full copy of 1816 Letter from Archibald Job to his future wife, Jane Brierley. We had portions of it from Bill Jobe's Journal. It's a great read.
Genealogy of the House of Job
Andrew Job, son of Andrew and Elizabeth his wife, was born at sea on his passage to Portsmouth New England; his son Thomas was born near Chester Pa., was married Elizabeth his wife, from London which was mother of Archibald, who is the father of Levi Job now living in Baltimore
Morris Reese was born in Wales in Carmarthenshire, he arrived in America at 8 years of age, settled in North Wales Tp. near Phila. where he married Elizabeth Butterfield who was the mother of Archibald, who was the father of Morris, who is the father of Archibald Job now living in Sylvan Grove Cass Co. Ill. Feb’y 1, 1850
Genealogy of the House of Bond
I was glad to see a few lines of yours on almost any subject and regret it not in my power to give you more particular information with regard to family affairs; but such as I have heard in olden times I will sketch to revive your memory.
The first we have of ancestry on the mothers side is the arrival of Saml Bond from Eng. Who landed with his friend Richard Clayton at Phila., when there was not but one house in the city, which was topped out with a barrel for a chimney. Some time after he addressed Ann Sharpless of little more that fourteen years of age and stept over to the Jersey side for the wedding. The old father followed but the ceremony was over and he found the groom reclining on the bed with his bride, booted, spurred and splashed as they came off the hurried trip, the sight was so ludicrous that he was disarmed, took part in the entertainment and returned home in good humor. Some time after (dates are unknown) he with Clayton took up or bought land in Cecil Co. They had a son whom they called Richard after his friend, who dying a bachelor, made Richard his heir. In process of time went back to Jersey and married Mary Wells, a young widow by whom he had four sons and three daughters; our mother Lydia was his oldest daughter; after her death he again married Mary Southe a widow with one daughter, and had two sons and three daughters. The family name of his first wife was Garmer, the second Papmore, -these all died
Copy from Nancy Bruce’s old family records.
Sylvan Grove Jan’y 30th 1850
in the 11th post, a paragraph read, "A quaint and brief paper of which several copies exist written in 1796 and during the lifetime of Archibald Job titled A genealogy from old Job tho the present..." That is the first part of this post.
The second part, the letter, I have never seen or heard of before. I believe it to be from Anna Bond Job Bruce to her brother Archibald William Jobe. I came to this conclusion from the fact that Archibald is the only living son of Lydia after 1818 and Anna married James Bruce. Sylvan Grove Jan’y 30th 1850 is where Archibald was living at the time and Anna was in NW Ohio, Henry County. I do not know who Nancy Bruce is or Wilmer or how Blair got this copy.
I hope everyone enjoyed reading this valuable paper whether you are of this line or not. I am happy I was able to share this. If you would like a copy with all the notations you can copy it from the website, or if without notes, you can now write me direct and I will email the transcription. I will not be making paper copies to mail. There is no reason as it is typewritten anyway, there is no handwriting other than a couple names on the title page.
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