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Desc. report: Thomas English (b.1735) of Lawrence Co. and Butler Co., PA
migration: Lawrence Co., PA - Butler Co., PA
JAMES ENGLISH, a native of Ireland, settled upon the farm where his grandson, William F., now resides, in Muddy Creek township, Butler county. It consisted of 200 acres, a portion of a tract purchased by his wife's father. He married Mary GALLAGHER, and their family were as follows: John; Margaret, who married Steel BRYAN; Jane, who married Zeni DURREN' Elizabeth, who married James PISOR; Isaiah; James Y.; Mary Ann, who married Valentine WHITMER; David, and William. Mr. ENGLISH and wife were early members of the United Presbyterian church of Portersville, and both died in Muddy Creek township.

JAMES Y. ENGLISH, third son of James and Mary ENGLISH, was born in Muddy Creek township, Butler county, in 1832. He grew to manhood in that township, and lived with his parents until 1861, when he enlisted in Company E, One Hundred and Thirty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was severely wounded in the right arm at the battle of Fredericksburg, and was afterwards discharged from the service. He settled on a farm in Franklin township, after his marriage to Jane FORRESTER, a daughter of William FORRESTER, and died there in June, 1892. Their children were as follows: William F.; Leroy; Newton, deceased; Edward; Martha, deceased; Mary, deceased; Henry; Judson; Susan, and Ford. Mr. ENGLISH was an enterprising citizen, and filled many of the township offices; in politics, he was a Republican, and was a prominent member of the Zion Baptist church. His widow resides upon the homestead in Franklin township.

WILLIAM F. ENGLISH, eldest son of James Y. and Jane ENGLISH, was born in Franklin township, Butler county, June 19, 1856, received a common school education, and afterwards taught in the schools of Franklin, Fairview and Washington townships for six years. In 1881 he settled upon the old English homestead in Muddy Creek township, where he is cultivating 100 acres, and engaged in the dairy business. He married Eliza Jane HILLIARD, a daughter of Frederick HILLIARD, and has four children, viz.: Newton; Pearl; Enos, and [p.1275] James. He is a member of Zion Baptist church, and in politics, he is an adherent of the Republican party.


NOTE: associated surnames: Cratty, Gallagher, Weller

source: History of Butler County, PA; submitted by Ken English

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