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10. Elizabeth3 Torbert (James2, Samuel1)114 was born 1755 in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania115, and died September 1813116,117. She married Abraham Slack, Jr118 October 11, 1774 in Newtown Presbyterian Church, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania119, son of Abrabam Slack and Ann Richards. He was born December 26, 1755 in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania120, and died 1833 in Linchburg, Bedford County, Virginia120,121.

More About Elizabeth Torbert: LDS #: X36W-5C; also 1LRL-K53 Lineage 1: sister of Alice Torbert, wife of James Henry Slack (#111 in Rev. Slaght's book)121 Lineage 2: Torberts and Slack intermarried on other occasions122 Property: Her brothers Anthony Torbert and Lamb Torbert, had farms nearby123

More About Abraham Slack, Jr: Award: 1833, A marker is on his grave for his service in the Revolutionary War Marital status: other sources have him married in 1810 to Ann Matthews. Also also have Mary Patterson rather than Mary Huddleston.124,125
Military service 1: December 26, 1776, enlisted in militia from Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, under Captain Henry Van Horn.
Note: a B. Van Horn, in Ohio, verified for John Slack (1754-1838) that he was a fifer in the Revolutionary War, so families must have been friends for generations.126,127,128
Military service 2: January 22, 1777, Private in Revolutionary War in Pennsylvania Regiment, Captain Henry Van Horn's Company.129,130,131
Monument: 1930, Revolutionary War marker placed on his grave132 Moved: after the Revolution, some believe Abraham probably followed older Slacks into Virginia - likely it was another. The Slack, Huddleston, and Martin families moved to Kanawha and Fayette Counties in Virginia together. However, records indicate otherwise.133,134
Property 1: 1779, owned no land, but owned 3 horses, 5 cattle in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania135
Property 2: 1785, owned 136 acres, 3 horses, 4 cattle in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania136
Residence 1: 1811, lived near Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, said to have sold his 140 acres in Upper Makefield, likely inherited from his father, in 1811 and moved to Ann Arundel County, Maryland137,138
Residence 2: 1798, Map of Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania shows Abraham Slack owned 136 acres a short distance east of the Delaware River, adjoining land of Cornelius Slack and Anthony Torbert, near land of James Slack and of Abraham Slack, Sr., to east139
Residence 3: Aft. 1811, Ann Arundel County, Maryland, then Virginia140

More About Abraham Slack and Elizabeth Torbert: Conflict: 1810, W. W. H. Davis, in his book, "History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania" has Abraham marrying Ann Mathews of Dolington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, about 1810.141
Marriage: October 11, 1774, Newtown Presbyterian Church, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania142 Children of Elizabeth Torbert and Abraham Slack are: + 29 i. John4 Slack, born 1777 in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died March 11, 1831 in Witcher's Creek area, Kanawha County, Virginia; buried: family cemetery at Witcher's Creek, Kanawa County, West Virginia. 30 ii. Hannah Slack143, born Bef. January 17, 1779 in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania144,145. She married Thomas Cunningham146,147.

More About Hannah Slack: Baptism: January 17, 1779, baptised at Presbyterian Church, Newtown, Pennsylvania148,149 Religion: Newton Presbyterian Church150 31 iii. James Slack151, born Bef. February 18, 1781 in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania152,153.

More About James Slack: Baptised: February 18, 1781, Newton Presbyterian Church, Newtown, Pennsylvania154,155 Christened: July 25, 1787, Newtown Presbyterian Church, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania156 Inheritance: September 18, 1813, mentioned in will of maternal grandfather, James Torbert, Sr.157 32 iv. Margaret Slack158, born Bef. January 04, 1784 in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania159,160; died Bef. 1860 in Fayette County, West Virginia161.

More About Margaret Slack: AKA (Facts Page): Martha Slack162 Baptised: January 04, 1784, Newton Presbyterian Church, Newtown, Pennsylvania163,164,165,166
Conflict: Some researchers have her married to Philip Slack167,168
Lineage: not certain of husband169
Marital status: Janet Martin, researcher, has her married to Joseph Martin (1778-before 1860) of Fayette county, West Virginia, but this is unlikely 33 v. Joseph Slack170, born 1787 in near Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania171. 34 vi. Abraham Slack III172, born Abt. 1789 in family homestead, Makesfield, Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania173,174; died in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

More About Abraham Slack III: Baptised: March 21, 1790, Newtown Presbyterian Church, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania175 Lineage: May be twin of Esther/Hester176
35 vii. Esther Slack177, born Bef. March 21, 1790 in near Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania178.

More About Esther Slack: AKA (Facts Page): Hester Slack179
Baptism: March 21, 1790, Newtown Presbyterian Church, Newtown, Pennsylvania180,181,182,183
Lineage: May be twin of Abraham as they were baptised on the same day184
+ 36 viii. Cornelius Slack, born 1793 in Makefield, near Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died June 1868 in His farmhouse in Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. + 37 ix. Elizabeth Slack, born September 14, 1794 in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died October 16, 1867 in DecaturCounty, Indiana. 11. Samuel3 Torbert (James2, Samuel1)185,186 was born Aft. 1757 in Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania187,188, and died 1832 in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania189,190,191. He married Elizabeth Keith192,193,194 December 21, 1779 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania195,196, daughter of William Keith and Margaret Stockton. She was born 1746 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania197, and died October 13, 1816 in Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania198,199.

More About Samuel Torbert: Military service: served in the Revolutionary War, rank of captain200,201,202
Moved: to Lycoming, Pennsylvania after serving in the war203

More About Elizabeth Keith: Lineage: 6 children204

More About Samuel Torbert and Elizabeth Keith: Marriage 1: December 21, 1779, Bucks County, Pennsylvania205,206
Marriage 2: June 20, 1780207,208
Children of Samuel Torbert and Elizabeth Keith are: 38 i. James4 Torbert209, born Aft. 1780. 39 ii. Hannah Torbert, born 1783 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania210,211. She married Robert Hays212,213.
12. Alice3 Torbert (James2, Samuel1)214 was born November 21, 1757 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania215,216, and died August 08, 1821 in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; buried in the Newtown Presbyterian cemetery.217,218,219. She married James Henry Slack220,221,222 January 28, 1779 in old Newtown Presbyterian church, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania223,224,225,226, son of Abrabam Slack and Ann Richards. He was born December 26, 1756 in his parent's farmhouse about a mile north of Yardleyville, Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania227,228,229,230,231, and died January 31, 1832 in his farmhouse, about a mile north of Yardleyville, Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania232,233,234.

More About Alice Torbert: Age: 1821, Age 63 years at death235
AKA (Facts Page): Alice Torbet Ancestry: Irish (Torbert), English Burial: August 1821, Presbyterian Congregational Church Cemetery, Newton, Bucks County, Pennyslvania. "In memory of Jane Burley w. John Burley, who departed this life December 27 1811 age 68 yrs, 10mos, 15 days236,237 Lineage: sister of Elizabeth Torbert, wife of Abraham Slack (# 109 in Rev. Slaght's book)238

Notes for James Henry Slack: At six PM, General George Washington wrote Cadwallader that, as the night "is favorable", he was determined to "cross the river and make the attack on Trenton in the morning." Wilkinson, who joined the army on the bank of the river, tracked the men by the blood from their feet on the frozen ground. During the day, Lieutenant Monroe, with a piece of artillery, was sent across the river to the Pennington Road, but joined the army in its march to Trenton next morning.
The troops commenced the first crossing about sunset, at a place called Samuel McKonkey's Ferry or the Eight-Mile Ferry as it ws eight miles outside of Trenton; it was three in the morning before the were all across, with the artillery. That location is now Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. There were two other crossings, one near Bristol at Dunk's or Dunkin's Ferry, and one at Neshaminy Ferry. Washington called Captain Blount to take the helm of the first boat, and James Slack, a young man of twenty, son of Abraham Slack, who lived a mile above Yardleyville, William Green, and David Lanning, all acquainted with boats, assisted to ferry the army across the Delaware.

More About James Henry Slack: Age: 1832, died at age 76, on gravestone239
AKA (Facts Page): James Richards Slack, James Joseph Slack III240,241,242
Ancestry: Dutch, English Burial: old Newtown Presbyterian Church graveyard, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania243
Document: April 15, 1799, entry in the Hampshire County Court Minute Book: "James Slack appointed surveyor of the road from Little Cape Capon [aka Cacapon] to the top of the branch mountain leading to Parker's Mill."244
Gravestone inscription: "How sleep the brave who sink to rest by all their country's wishes blest"245
Military service 1: 1777, enlisted for 3 years in Captain William Brown's Maryland Arillery.246
Military service 2: private from Pennsylvania under Capt. Peter Van Sant, Pennsylvania troops, in Revolutionary War; promoted to sergeant247,248,249
Military service 3: December 25, 1776, As a "...young man of about twenty, son of Abraham Slack "... assisted rowing General Washington across the Delaware River at the Battle of Trenton, leaving from Slack's Landing, now the area of 'Washington Crossing'".250,251,252
Military service 4: 1780, was at Valley Forge, then Fort Schyler253 Military service 5: 1781, was in Southern Campaign: went south to the High Hills of the Santee to fight in the southern campaign. Served at close of war.254,255
Military service 6: Aft. 1790, Revolutionary War pension application # S14475256 Occupation: prosperous farmer257
Pension: James made an application for a Revolutionary War pension, available through the National Archives Politics: "...was one of that patriotic band of Revolutionary Whigs who zealously sustained the cause of American Independence."258
Property 1: a reading of the will book indicates James was a prosperous citizen.259,260
Property 2: 1779, owned 3 horses and 2 cattle in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His farm was next to that of this parents.261
Property 3: 1785, owned 134 acres, 4 horses, 5 cattle in Lower Makefield Township, Pennsylvania262
Religion: James was a ruling Elder of the Presbyterian Church at Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania for 16 years.263
Residence 1: 1783, listed as living in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania { Pennsylvania archives (III-13-339)} May also have lived in Yardleyville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.264,265
Residence 2: 1790, Pennsylvania census, living in Bucks County, Pennsylvania266
Residence 3: 1798, Owned a farm of 140 acres just west of the Delaware River, and adjoining his father's farm to the east and the farm of his brother Cornelius to the west267

More About James Slack and Alice Torbert: Marriage: January 28, 1779, old Newtown Presbyterian church, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania268,269,270,271 Children of Alice Torbert and James Slack are: 40 i. Hannah4 Slack272, born December 29, 1779 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania273,274; died Bef. 1832275.

More About Hannah Slack: Inheritance: 1832, not named in her father's will, so was likely dead276
+ 41 ii. Abraham Slack, born December 10, 1780 in Makefield, Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died March 19, 1833 in near Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; Stepchild. 42 iii. Elias Slack277, born September 30, 1782 in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania278,279,280; died Abt. 1782 in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania281.

More About Elias Slack: Baptised: December 22, 1782, Newtown Presbyterian Church, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania282
Inheritance: 1832, not named in father's will. Likely died before birth of Elijah, since name is so similar.283
+ 43 iv. James Elijah Slack, Rev. Dr., born November 24, 1784 in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died May 29, 1866 in His residence in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. 44 v. Mary Slack, born 1785; died 1854. She married Henry Huddleston. + 45 vi. James Torbert Slack, born Bef. July 25, 1787 in probably Upper Makefield, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died January 23, 1847 in Muncietown, Indiana; buried in Muncietown. + 46 vii. Alice Slack, born August 07, 1789 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died August 06, 1829 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 13. James3 Torbert III (James2, Samuel1)284,285 was born March 14, 1760 in Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania286,287, and died December 16, 1831 in Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania288,289. He married Margaret McNair290,291 October 03, 1793 in Presbyterian Church, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania292,293. She died January 16, 1843 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania294.

More About James Torbert III: Age: December 16, 1831, Age 71 years, 9 months295,296
Burial: old Newtown Presbyterian Church graveyard, Sycamore Street, Newtown, Newtown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania297
Inheritance: "Sylvan's Retreat", Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Land transaction: 1792, received 128 acres of land from James Torbert, who had received it from Samuel McNair.298
Lineage: had eleven children299
Religion: Elder of the Solebury Presbyterian Church, as had his parents300
Residence: old family homestead in Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania301,302

More About Margaret McNair: Age: Death year could be 1848, gravestone inscription is hard to read303
Burial: January 1843, old Newtown Presbyterian Church graveyard, Sycamore Street, Newtown, Newtown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania304 Lineage: Margaret may be descended from John McNair (1690 in Scotland-1762 in Northampton Co, PA) and his wife, Christiana Walker (? in Scotland-1782 in Northampton co. PA), who moved from Scotland to Ireland, then to America in 1738305 Religion: Margaret and parents were members of the Solebury Presbyterian Church306

More About James Torbert and Margaret McNair: Marriage: October 03, 1793, Presbyterian Church, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania307,308
Children of James Torbert and Margaret McNair are:
47 i. Ann4 Torbert309, born 1791 in "Sylvan's Retreat", Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania310. She married Isaac Vanartsdalen311.

More About Ann Torbert: Christened: January 15, 1792, old Presbyterian church, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania312

More About Isaac Vanartsdalen: Ancestry: A likely ancestor, Simon Vanartsdalen, was born Aug 16,1697 in Flatlands, Kings County, New York, moved to Bensalem County, Pennsylvania sometime after 1719313
48 ii. Absalom Torbert314, born Aft. 1793 in "Sylvan's Retreat", Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

More About Absalom Torbert: Age: Died in infancy314
49 iii. Charles Torbert314, born Aft. 1793 in "Sylan's Retreat", Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He married Phebe Lanning315,316 January 22, 1834 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania316.

More About Charles Torbert and Phebe Lanning: Marriage: January 22, 1834, Bucks County, Pennsylvania316 50 iv. Elizabeth Torbert317, born Aft. 1793 in "Sylvan's Retreat", Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She married Thomas L. Wynkoop317 January 11, 1827 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania318.

More About Thomas Wynkoop and Elizabeth Torbert: Marriage: January 11, 1827, Bucks County, Pennsylvania318 51 v. Hannah Torbert319, born Aft. 1793 in "Sylvan's Retreat", Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She married John Craven319. 52 vi. Martha Torbert319, born Aft. 1793 in "Sylvan's Retreat", Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She married George Bennett320,321 December 19, 1808 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania321.

More About George Bennett and Martha Torbert: Marriage: December 19, 1808, Bucks County, Pennsylvania321 53 vii. Samuel Torbert322, born Aft. 1793 in Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

More About Samuel Torbert: Inheritance: "Sylvan's Retreat", Bucks County, Pennsylvania, evidently shared the inheritance Marital status: Never married322
+ 54 viii. James McNair Torbert, born December 25, 1795 in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died February 25, 1863 in farm near Newtown, Bucks Co,Pennsylvania.
+ 55 ix. John Keith Torbert, born 1802 in Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died March 20, 1875 in Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
56 x. Alice S. Torbert322,323,324, born Abt. 1803 in "Sylvan's Retreat", Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania325; died December 09, 1853 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania326.

More About Alice S. Torbert: Age: December 09, 1853, Died age 50326,327
Burial: December 1853, old Newtown Presbyterian Church graveyard, Sycamore Street, Newtown, Newtown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Marital status: Never married328
57 xi. Margaret Torbert328,329, born November 1807 in "Sylan's Retreat", Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania330; died 1887 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

More About Margaret Torbert: Burial: 1887, old Newtown Presbyterian Church graveyard, Sycamore Street, Newtown, Newtown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania331 Gravestone inscription: "daughter of James and Margaret" Torbert332,333 Marital status: Never married334


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