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Donna Cooper's Family Connections

Charles and Penelope (Mills) Haddock

 

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Charles & Sarah (Collins) Haddock, Jr.  

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ADDINGTON FAMILY CONNECTIONS

Samuel Haddock married Gertrude Addington the daughter of Bertie Lee Addington and his wife, Melvina Carolina "Carrie" Long, of Barry Co., MO.

 


 Descendants of Elihu Addington

1 Elihu Addington 1820 - 1898 b: January 21, 1820 in Richmond, Wayne Co., Indiana d: February 17, 1898 in Grant Co., Indiana +Hannah Cox 1824 - 1858 b: November 15, 1824 in Wayne Co., Indiana d: 1858 in Randolph Co., Indiana m: September 01, 1842 in Chester MM, Randolph Co., Indiana

2 Ruth Ellen Addington 1844 - 1880 b: Abt. 1844 in Randolph Co., Indiana d: Bef. 1880 in Randolph Co., Indiana

2 Martha Ann Addington 1845 - b: Abt. 1845

2 Lindsey Addington 1848 - 1880 b: April 15, 1848 in Randolph Co., Indiana d: Aft. 1880 in Grant City, Worth Co., Missouri +Angie Scott 1853 - 1880 b: Abt. 1853 in Randolph Co., Indiana d: Aft. 1880 in Worth Co., Missouri m: April 07, 1870 in Worth Co., Missouri

2 Wilson Addington 1850 - 1880 b: Abt. 1850 in Randolph Co., Indiana d: Aft. 1880 +Mary 1860 - b: Abt. 1860 m: Abt. 1879 in Grant Co., IN

*2nd Wife of Elihu Addington: +Elizabeth F. Branson 1831 - b: Abt. 1831 in Hamilton Co., OH m: November 25, 1860 in Randolph Co., Indiana

2 Minnie E. Addington 1862 - b: Abt. 1862 in Randolph Co., Indiana

2 Ellsworth Addington 1863 - b: Abt. 1863 in Randolph Co., Indiana

2 Bertie Lee Addington 1868 - 1920 b: Abt. 1868 in Randolph County, Indiana d: Aft. 1920 in McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma +Melvia Carolina Long 1870 - 1955 b: August 19, 1870 in Barry County, Missouri d: 1955 in Barry County, Missouri Burial: New Liberty, also known as Kings Prairie, Monett, MO m: September 20, 1890 in Barry County, Missouri *2nd Wife of Bertie Lee Addington: +Ollie L. 1883 - 1920 b: Abt. 1883 in Illinois d: Aft. 1920 m: Abt. 1904

2 Waldo Addington 1870 - bef 1880 b: 1870 in Randolph County, Indiana d: bef 1880 in Randolph Co., IN


Elihu Addington

Hinshaw's Ency of Quaker Minutes: Quaker minutes: Elihu Addington, dis., 1845 of Wayne County, Indiana (asf) joined anit-slavery friends recorded Chester M/M in minutes and marriages. Hannah and Elihu get Sparrow Creek M/M, 1843.

1850 Census of Randolph County, Indiana: Elihu Addington, age 30, Indiana; Hannah, age 25, Indiana; Ruth Ellen, age 6, Indiana; Martha Ann, age 4, Indiana; and Lindsey, age 2, Indiana.

1870 Federal Population Schedules, US Census, listed at Washington Twp., Randolph Co., IN, listed Elihu Addington, age 50, born in IN. His wife was given as Eliza F., age 38, born in Ohio. Children were given as Wilson, age 18, born in IN; Mary S., age 16, born in IN; Lilly M. M., age 14, born in IN; Minerva, age 7, born in IN; Elsworth, age 6, born in IN; Burleigh L., age 2, born in IN; and Waldo, age 2/12, born in IN.

1880 Federal Population Schedules, US Census, listed at Winchester, Randolph Co., IN, Elihu Addington, age 60, born in IN. He was a laborer who listed that both of his parents were born in NC. His wife was given as Eliza, age 48, and she was born in OH. Both of her parents were born in KY. Children listed were given as M. E., a female, age 18, born in IN. and a son, B. L., age 12, born in IN. Family History Library Film 1254307.

History of Randolph Co. Indiana page 306, Elihu Addington. Elihu Addington was born Jan 21, 1820 near Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana. He is a grandson of Mrs. Elvira Townsend, who lived many years in the county and died at the age of one hundred and two years at Elkton, Preble County, Ohio. His father, Joseph Addington, was a native of North Carolina and one of the earliest pioneers of Wayne County, Indiana. The family removed to Randolph County, Indiana, in the spring of 1835 and in the following winter the father died. Shortly afterward, the subject of this sketch, who was then a boy fifteen years of age was "bound out" to his brother-in-law, a millwright, in Wayne County. About a year later, however the latter sold out and retired from business and Elihu was bound to his uncle Isaac Commons, in whose service he remained until twenty-one years of age, working on his farm near Middleboro, Wayne County, Ind. In the fall of 1842 he married Hannah Cox, whose father, Jeremiah Cox was an early pioneer and prominent citizen of Wayne County. In the spring of 1843, he came with his wife to Randolph County and purchased land about a mile south of Macksville, from which he developed a fine farm. It was covered with timber when he bought it, and to any one not endowed with the courage and determination that characterized our pioneers, the task of reclaiming this woodland and converting it into a home would have appeared a hopeless one. But it was his first possession earned by hard work and carefully saved wages, and he addressed himself to the task before him with all the energy and enthusiasm of a vigorous manhood, stimulated by the thought that he was preparing a home for his family, and bearing his part in the development of the country. He cleared his farm, and spent the best years of his life in its cultivation and improvement. About the year 1868, he sold this farm and purchased one near Winchester, where he resided about two years. At the end of the time he removed to Winchester, where he still resides. By a long residence in the county he is widely known and universally respected. He is a member of the Society of Friends, and has been twice married. His first wife died in 1858, leaving four children, named respectively Ruth Ellen, Martha Ann, Lindsey and Wilson, all of who are now living except Ruth. In 1860, he was married to Eliza Branson his present companion. By this union they are the parents of four children, three of whom are now living viz: Minnie E., Ellsworth, and Bertie Lee.


Descendants of Bertie Lee Addington

Bertie Lee Addington, date of photo unknown and Carrie Long when she was about about age 13 or 14.

1 Bertie Lee Addington 1868 - 1920 b: Abt. 1868 in Randolph County, Indiana d: Aft. 1920 in McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma +Melvia Carolina Long 1870 - 1955 b: August 19, 1870 in Barry County, Missouri d: 1955 in Barry County, Missouri Burial: New Liberty, also known as Kings Prairie, Monett, MO m: September 20, 1890 in Barry County, Missouri

2 Myrtle Estia Addington 1888 - 1984 b: July 18, 1888 in Barry Co., Missouri d: January 29, 1984 in Contra Costa, California +Friazer 1891 - b: Abt. 1891 m: Abt. 1904 in Missouri *2nd Husband of Myrtle Estia Addington: +Henry Carroll 1890 - 1944 b: July 13, 1890 in Arkansas d: September 18, 1944 in Los Angeles, California m: Abt. 1911 in Barry Co., Missouri

2 Gertrude Mae Addington 1892 - 1974 b: April 09, 1892 in Purdy, Barry Co., Missouri d: April 21, 1974 in Monett, Barry Co., Missouri Burial: April 25, 1974 King's Prairie, Monett, Barry Co., MO +Samuel Sanders Haddock 1867 - 1935 b: July 04, 1867 in Barry Co., Missouri d: March 07, 1935 in Purdy, Barry Co., Missouri Burial: March 09, 1935 King's Prairie, Monett, Barry Co., MO m: July 23, 1911 in Barry Co., Missouri

2 Lottie J. Addington 1897 - b: August 1897 in Barry Co., Missouri d: in Anderson, McDonald County, Missouri +Dan Nelson Farmer 1894 - b: Abt. 1894 in Barry Co., Missouri d: in Anderson, McDonald Co., Missouri m: Abt. 1914 in Barry Co., MO *2nd Husband of Lottie J. Addington: +Cliff Douthitt? 1894 - b: Abt. 1894 m: Aft. 1930

*2nd Wife of Bertie Lee Addington: +Ollie L. 1883 - 1920 b: Abt. 1883 in Illinois d: Aft. 1920 m: Abt. 1904

2 Gladys Addington 1905 - b: Abt. 1905 in McAlister, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma

2 Etta Addington 1909 - b: Abt. 1909 in McAlister, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma

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Pictured is Watson Farmer, Gene Haddock, and Warren Haddock

An abstract of obituary for the son of Watson Farmer reads that he died January 8, 2005 and was named Albert G. Farmer. He was age 62, of Pierce City, and died at the Freeman Hospital in Joplin. Mr. Farmer was born August 25, 1942, in Jenkins. He was a member of the Christian Church in Verona, Dry Valley Fox and Wolf Hunters, and Pierce City Saddle Club. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Farmer. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 12, at Lakin Chapel in Pierce City with Dr. Jerry White officiating. Burial will be in Spring River Cemetery near Verona under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home of Pierce City. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, January 11, at the funeral home.

Lottie J. Addington was married to Dan Nelson Farmer and she was a sister to Myrtle E. Addington and Gertrude Mae Addington. Gertrude married Samuel Sanders Haddock and Myrtle married Henry Carroll but was also first married to a Frasher. She lived to be over a hundred years old.

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Melvina Carolina "Carrie" Long first married Bertie L. Addington and they are my great grandparents. He deserted her and their three little daughters. He then went to McAlister, OK and there remarried. There were at least two children from his second marriage. Carrie later married George Thomas, and her last husband was named Asher Smith. She and Asher are both buried at New Liberty, King's Prairie, near Monett, Barry Co., MO. Also buried there are Carrie's daughter, my grandmother, Gertrude Mae (Addington) Haddock and some members of her family including my father, Warren G. Haddock.

Asher Coleman Smith was the son of Lewis M. and Sarah Melvina (Fly) Smith. Lewis was a brother of Giles Ira Smith, Carrie's grandfather. So Carrie's and Asher's grandfathers were brothers - but according to the family - they were from different Smith families and not related! 

The Addington family was a Quaker family and the above-mentioned Bertie L. Addington was part of that clan of people. He came down from Indiana to Barry County, Missouri. He was an interesting character, a very handsome one, too, I might add. He had a relative who was a sheriff in north Missouri but none of his siblings drifted as far south as he did and most were a highly respectful type of people.

But this one was a bit different because old Bertie deserted his wife, Caroline Long, and her daughters - Gertrude, Myrtle, and Lottie - sometime between 1900 and 1904 and for many years no one knew where he was or where he went.

The family story was that he'd gone to prison at McCalister [sic]. So I wrote to the prison at McAlester, OK, to get the details. I wanted to know all about this alleged horse thief that I had hanging on my family tree. McAlester Prison wrote back saying that they had not ever had anyone named Bertie L. Addington - of any spelling or variation - in their prison system. I even wrote another time and asked in a different way about any records concerning any Addington and gave a variation of spellings. But no, they said, no one like that had ever been there!

Finally I located Bertie L. Addington in McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma in 1920 with a new wife and two more daughters living in a respectful neighborhood and working there in town.  So after I located Bertie with a new wife and living in there in McAlester, I figured that the family must have assumed that if he went to prison if he'd sent word that he was in McAlester. My horse thief turned out to be a woman chaser.

I suppose the old folks would turn over in their graves if they really knew about him and all of his "secrets". They'd probably not want him on our family tree. I bet that those Quakers would have even run him off and probably would have disowned him for such carrying on. Who knows, maybe that is why he came to south Missouri in the first place. I don't know, and probably never will - but he sure makes for interesting reading. He adds a lot of spice to an otherwise straight-laced family who never seemed to do anything - not even a little out of line or time.

I suppose a lot of folks would trim that branch of the tree. And I bet they'd never tell what happened and if they did - it would have been whispered. Don't you imagine? From the family research files of Donna Haddock Cooper

 

9 Generation
John & Elizabeth Addington, ancestors of Henry Addington who lived in Bucks Co., PA. His son William Addington was a Rev War Soldier and the ancestor of Maybelle (Addington) Carter and June (Carter) Cash.
8 Generation 7 Generation 6 Generation 5 Generation 4 Generation
Henry & Elizabeth Sarah (Burson) Addington, born Bucks Co., PA, died Union Co., SC. Quaker.

 

John & Elizabeth (Heaton) Addington, born Bucks Co., PA, died Richmond, Chester Co., IN, buried Quaker Cemetery. Quakers Joseph & Selah (Townsend) Addington born Union Co., SC, died Randolph Co., IN  Quakers - Anti Slavery Elihu & Elizabeth F. (Branson) Addington of Randolph Co., IN  Quakers - Anti Slavery Bertie L. & Carolina "Carrie" (Long) Addington, she died in Barry Co., MO.  He died in OK.
3 Generation        
Samuel Sanders & Gertrude (Addington) Haddock died in Barry Co., MO        

 

10 Generation 9 Generation
Robert & Alice Heaton, from Settle MM in England, died Middletown Twp., Bucks County, PA - Quakers   John & Elizabeth (Heaton) Addington, born Bucks Co., PA, died Richmond, Chester Co., IN, buried Quaker Cemetery. Quakers
8 Generation 7 Generation 6 Generation 5 Generation 4 Generation
Joseph & Elizabeth (Smith) Heaton, born  of Bukingham MM, Bucks Co., PA, died Bush River MM, Newberry District, SC - Quakers

 

John & Elizabeth (Heaton) Addington, born Bucks Co., PA, died Richmond, Chester Co., IN, buried Quaker Cemetery. Quakers Joseph & Selah (Townsend) Addington born Union Co., SC, died Randolph Co., IN  Quakers - Anti Slavery Elihu & Elizabeth F. (Branson) Addington of Randolph Co., IN  Quakers - Anti Slavery Bertie L. & Carolina "Carrie" (Long) Addington, she died in Barry Co., MO.  He died in OK.
3 Generation        
Samuel Sanders & Gertrude (Addington) Haddock died in Barry Co., MO        

 

10 Generation 9 Generation
Thomas & Agnes (Hawthornthwaite) Croasdale , from Waddington, Yorkshire, England, died Bucks County, PA - Quakers   William & Mary (Crossdale) Smith, from Burt, Yorkshire, England and died Bucks Co., PA. She is buried Falls Creek MM, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania - Quakers
8 Generation 7 Generation 6 Generation 5 Generation 4 Generation
Joseph & Elizabeth (Smith) Heaton, born  of Bukingham MM, Bucks Co., PA, died Bush River MM, Newberry District, SC - Quakers

 

John & Elizabeth (Heaton) Addington, born Bucks Co., PA, died Richmond, Chester Co., IN, buried Quaker Cemetery. Quakers Joseph & Selah (Townsend) Addington born Union Co., SC, died Randolph Co., IN  Quakers - Anti Slavery Elihu & Elizabeth F. (Branson) Addington of Randolph Co., IN  Quakers - Anti Slavery Bertie L. & Carolina "Carrie" (Long) Addington, she died in Barry Co., MO.  He died in OK.
3 Generation        
Samuel Sanders & Gertrude (Addington) Haddock died in Barry Co., MO        

A few Notes

Church Records: Falls Creek Monthly Meeting: Births and Deaths.
William Smith and Mary Crosdil, both of Bucks Co., 20th of 9th month 1690.

Quaker - Quarterly Meeting of Births and Deaths, Bucks County, Vol. 2: Margaret daughter of William and Mary Smith b. 20/8/1691.

Sarah dau. of William and Mary Smith b. 26/11/1700.

Bucks Co., PA, Vol. 2, Bucks Monthly Meeting, Births and Deaths: Children of William and Mary (Croasdale) Smith, of Wrightstown: Margaret Smith b. 20th day of 8th month, 1691; Mary Smith b. 8th day of 2nd month, 1696; Sarah Smith b. 26th day of 11th month, 1700. Mary Smith, wife of William Smith, was bur. 16th day of 10th month, 1716.

William Smith, of Bucks Co., md. 20th day of 9th month, 1690, Mary Croasdale, of said co., daughter of Thomas and Agnes Croasdale, at the house of John Chapman.

William Smith, Jr., of Wrightstown Twp., Bucks Co., son of William and Mary (Croasdale) Smith, md. 8th day of 2nd month, 1723, Rebecca Wilson, of Middletown Twp., co. aforesaid, daughter of Stephen and Sarah (Baker) Wilson.

Thomas Watson, of Buckingham Twp., Bucks Co., PA, son of Thomas and Elinor Watson, md. 8th day of 2nd month, 1718, Elisabeth Smith, daughter of William and Mary (Croasdale) Smith, of Wrightstown Twp., said co., at the house of Stephen Twining.

Wrightstown MM: Men's Meeting.
1/11/1768 - David Smith requests certificate for himself, wife and children [Margaret, Mercy and Hannah], to Bush River Monthly Meeting in South Carolina. Judith Hirst received into membership.

6/10/1772 - Certificate for Elizabeth Smith to Buckingham Monthly Meeting. Moses Smith about to take a voyage to Charlestown, South Carolina.

1/6/1773 - Certificate for Sarah Smith and her son Samuel Smith, in his minority, to Buckingham Monthly Meeting.

6/7/1773 - Certificate for Lydia Heaton Jur. to Bush River, South Carolina [to go with her parents].

22/9/1779. James Smith son of James Smith produces certificate from New Garden Monthly Meeting.

In 1740 when William Smith made his will he was living in Wrightstown, PA. In that will he named his children including his daughter Lydia Heaton. The abstract reads: Will Book 2, Page 25. Bucks Co., PA, William Smith, of Wrightstown, Yeoman. 10th MO, (December) 13, 1740. Proved April 20, 1743. Wife Mercy. Sons William (eldest), Thomas, Joseph, Ralph, John, Samuel, and David. Daughters Margaret Pearson, Sarah Blaker, Mary Atkinson, Hannah Lee, Lydia Heaton, Esther and Elizabeth. John Penquite and Joseph Chapman, exrs. Land adj. John Chapman, Abrm. Chapman and John Turning. Wit: Rachel Penquite, Abrm. Chapman, Wm. Chapman

Abstract of Quaker Church Records: Bucks Co., PA.
1/6/1773 - Certificate for Sarah Smith and her son Samuel Smith, in his minority, to Buckingham Monthly Meeting. Sarah Good condemns her unchastity with him that is now her husband and having a child born within 5 months after marriage. John Johnson requests certificate to Falls Monthly Meeting.

6/7/1773 - Certificate for Elizabeth Hulme wife of John Hulme from Middletown Monthly Meeting. Certificate for Lydia Heaton, Jur. to Bush River, South Carolina [to go with her parents ].

Abstract from the Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy, by William Wade Hinshaw
Bush River MM, SC
Smith.
1776,3,30. William, Aaron & Rachel, ch Ralph, Padget's Creek, dis.
1776,11,30. Zopher, s Ralph (above), of Padget's Creek, dis.
1778,9,28. William, of Cane Creek, dis.
1779,3,27. Daniel recrq.
1782,3,30. John dis mou.
1783,11,29. David of Padget's Creek, dis.
1783, 11,29. Joseph dis mou.
1784,4,24. David con his misconduct.
1783, 11,29. Joseph dis mou.
1784,4,24. David con his misconduct.
1789,8,29. Testification of Daniel, Jr. ordered.
1802,10,30, James dis.
1806. 2,22. Daniel gct Deep Creek MM, NC.

Page 10.
Daniel Smith
Elizabeth Smith
Ch: Hannah b. 4-15-1765; d. __-4-1781, A.M.
Margarett b. 9-26-1769; d. 9-2-1775.
James b. 7-8-1773.
Elizabeth b. 3-31-1777.
Mary b. 11-18-1762; d. 12-1-1781 A.M.
Daniel b. 9-7-1802, P.M.

Page 9
David Smith
Hannah smith
Ch: Jeremiah b. 1-21-1762; d. 6-14-1762, Bucks Co., PA.
Margaret 9-6-1763, Bucks Co., PA.
Marcy b. 8-30-1765, Bucks Co., PA.
Hannah b. 7-3-1767, Buck Co., PA.
Sarah b. 6-5-1769.
David b. 4-20-1771.
Joseph b. 3-13-1773
George b. 1-21-1777.
John b. 2-21-1775; d. 9-8-1778.
William b. 1-11-1779.
Ruth b. 9-13-1781.

Page 23.
William Smith
Jean Smith
Ch: Mary b. 6-3-1748 O. S.
John b. 1-31-1752 O. S.
Sarah b. 3-12- ___ O. S. m Isaac Cook' d. 4-20-1784, bur at friends Bur Ground at Tygar.
Ann b. 3-11-1754.
Jean b. 1-23-1761.
Olive b. 11-25-1758
Dinah b. 4-1-1761.
William b. 6-3-1763; d. 4-20-1780.
Joseph b. 6-16-1766.
Benjamin b. 9-27-1770.
(O. S. designates the Old Style Calendar)

William Smith, was a young Quaker, who emigrated from Yorkshire, England, to the Province of Pennsylvania in 1684. 

William Penn, of Pennsylvania, and the son of a distinguished father, Admiral Sir William Penn, became an ardent Quaker convert. Because of violent opposition and unfavorable reaction to this "Society of Friends" by the people in general, resulting in much persecution, William Penn had the conceived idea of locating a large Colony of English Quakers in the new country of America; and so the founding of the Province of Pennsylvania grew from this idea.

On March 4th, 1681, William Penn obtained the signature of King Charles ll, of England, to a charter of the grant of a large territory west of the Delaware River and on the 1st of September 1682, accompanied by one hundred Quaker emigrants, he embarked on the ship "Welcome" from Deal on the Southwest coast of England and on 27 Oct landed at New Castle, on the Delaware River. During the voyage, one-third of the passengers died of smallpox. (Ref: Encyclopedia Britannia)

Pennsylvania was the only Royal grant in America purchased with currency or money. The grant was made in settlement of a debt owned by King Charles ll to Admiral Sir William Penn and in which was included in the estate left by him to his son. William Penn wanted to name the new province "Sylvania", but the King prefixed "Penn" thereto naming it in honor of his friend, the Admiral. By the next year, 1683, the Province had been divided into three counties, Philadelphia, Chester and Bucks; these became know as the Colonial Counties. (Ref: Encyclopedia Britannia)

William Smith was born 22 January, 1669, at Wighton, now spelled Weighton, in Yorkshire, England. It is recorded in the Yorkshire Parish Register Supplement that his parents, William Smith and Jane Wilberfoss, were married 1 Nov 1660, at the residence of Edward Wilberfoss, Shipton, and that Wighton was their place of above on the date of the birth of their son William.

From Quaker Records: William and Jane Smith were members of the Hull Monthly Meeting of Friends in Hull Parish.

When William Smith was well into his sixteenth year, he emigrated from Yorkshire to the Province of Pennsylvania; very probably, his parents were substantial people, as he came to these shores with considerable money for a Quaker. The ship on which he crossed the ocean landed its passengers at New Castle, now in the State of Delaware, from which point he traveled up the river to the home of Phineas Pemberton, a native of Yorkshire, who at that time, was one of the most prominent men of the Little Quaker Colony on the Delaware, and who always looked after the interest of immigrants from Yorkshire.

According to the history of these families William Smith remained at the home of Phineas Pemberton for awhile. Little is known of his activities until about six years after he arrived to Penn's Colony when he became twenty-one years of age in the year of 1690. In that same year, he purchased from John Chapman 100 acres of land in Bucks County. A short time later, he purchased several hundred acres of land adjoining this tract on the south, which extended to intervals, he acquired additional lands which were offered to settlers at "40 shillings the 100 acres, subject to a quit rent of a shilling a year".

John Chapman was the first settler in that part of Bucks County and William Smith was the second, soon other settlers came to the area and purchased land adjoining the land of these two pioneers, and together they organized Wrightstown Township. Shortly after his first marriage, William Smith established his homestead on he two tract of land first purchased by him and there he raised his family and lived until his death in 1743.

William Smith of Wrightstown, Bucks Co., Province of PA., was married twice and by his two wives had seventeen children, fifteen of whom lived to maturity and married. On 20 September, 1690, he married Mary Croasdale, a daughter of Thomas and Agnes Croasdale, formerly of Yorkshire England, who with their six children, had come over in 1682 with William Penn on the ship "Welcome". Mary's parents brought with them certificates of membership in the Settle Monthly Meeting of Yorkshire, England dated 7 April 1682. Their marriage took place in the Middleton Meeting (Wrightstown Meeting was formed from Middleton Meeting in 1734) in the home of John Chapman. A full account of the wedding, which includes the names of the guests present, is preserved in the Quaker records. The Croasdale Family became quite prominent in the Colony and were the ancestors of some of American's best known families, notably that of President Theodore Roosevelt.

Mary Croasdale, the first wife of William Smith, died in 1716, leaving eight living children, two of her children had died in infancy. She was buried in the old cemetery in Penn's Park, later called Logtown, on 16 of October 1716. In 1720, William Smith married his second wife, Mercy whose surname is not known, the tradition in the family of Mercy's grandson, William Smith (infra), identifying Mercy as a sister of Mary, the first wife, is not supported by reliable evidence. No reference to a daughter to a daughter named Mercy is contained in the will of Thomas Croasdale or in the will of his wife, Agnes Croasdale. (SMRM-H, pages 180-181). [Ref: Page 225, Historical Southern Families, Vol. lV, Smith of Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Alabama. Family History: Southern Genealogies #1]

[Ref: Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel Roberts Moore, Page 177] William Smith, The Immigrant, Came from Yorkshire, England in 1684 in a ship that landed him at New Castle, now Delaware, from which point he engaged passage on a boat up the Delaware River. He was entertained for some time at the home of Phineas Pemberton, a native of Yorkshire, who was one of the most prominent Quakers in the colony on the Delaware. William Smith settled in Wrightstown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was the second settler in the township. John Chapman and wife were the first settlers there. They arrived two years earlier, and it was from John Chapman that William Smith made his first purchase of land. William Smith died in 1743 on the Wrightstown farm.

When he arrived, he was unmarried. But he married 9-20-1690 at John Chapman's house, Mary Croasdale, daughter of Thomas and Agnes Croasdale, who had come from Settle, England, in 1682 in the ship "Welcome". Mary (Croasdale) Smith was born 1672, died in 1716, and was buried in the old graveyard at Logstown (Penn's Park).
Among the witnesses of his marriage to Mary Croasdale were -- William Croasdale, John Chapman, Jane Chapman and Ezra Croasdale. The parents of Mary, Thomas and Agnes Croasdale were then dead. William Smith married a second time in 1720, Mercy (?), surname unknown.


Quaker Church Records: Falls Creek Meeting: Births and Deaths.


William Smith and Mary Crosdil, both of Bucks Co., 20th of 9th month 1690.


Bucks Co., PA., Vol. 2, Bucks Monthly Meeting, Births and Deaths: Children of William and Mary (Croasdale) Smith, of Wrightstown: Margaret Smith b. 20th day of 8th month, 1691; Mary Smith b. 8th day of 2nd month, 1696; Sarah Smith b. 26th day of 11th month, 1700. Mary Smith, wife of William Smith, was bur. 16th day of 10th month, 1716.

Bucks Co., PA., Vol. 2, Bucks Monthly Meeting, Marriages: John Atkinson, of Newtown Twp., Bucks Co., m. 30th day of 8th month, 1717, Mary Smith, dau. of William Smith, of Wrightstown Twp., co. aforesaid, at the house of Stephen Twining.

William Smith, of Bucks Co., m. 20th day of 9th month, 1690, Mary Croasdale, of said co., daughter of Thomas and Agnes Croasdale
, at the house of John Chapman. William Smith, Jr., of Wrightstown Twp., Bucks Co., son of William and Mary (Croasdale) Smith, m. 8th day of 2nd month, 1723, Rebecca Wilson, of Middletown Twp., co. aforesaid, daughter of Stephen and Sarah (Baker) Wilson.

[Ref: Our Family Ancestors, Chapter II. The Croasdale Family.] Thomas Croasdale, the first of the family in Pennsylvania, was probably a native of Yorkshire, England. His marriage, recorded by the Lancaster [England] Monthly Meeting of Friends, is the earliest mention of him that has been noticed. On 3 MO. 1, 1664, he married Agnes Hathernthwaite, [or Hathornthwaite], of Wyersidd.? Subsequent to their marriage they resided at New Hay, Yorkshire, and were under the care of Settle Monthly Meeting.

By deeds of lease and release, dated April 21 and 22, 1682, Thomas Croasdale, of New Hay, in Yorkshire, England. The name has been variously spelled, Croasdale, Croasdall, Croasdell, Croasdel, Croasdill, Crossdale, Crossdell, Crossdel, Crosdale, and Crosdell.

 Ezra Croasdale, probably a relative of Thomas, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683, and settled in Bucks County. He married Ann Peacock, 2 MO. 6, 1687. His will dated 2 MO. 17, 1727, was probated Aug. 2, 1740. There were at least two children.

1 William Croasdale, died 1781; md Grace Harding, 7 MO. 16, 1713, and had children, 1 Mary, 2 Sarah, 3 Ann, 4 Grace, 5 John, 6 Rebecca, 7 Rachel. He m. 2d, Deliverance. There was another child, Phebe, but by which marriage is uncertain to this researcher.

2 Jeremiah Croasdale, md. Grace Heaton, 7 MO. 22, 1730, and had a son Ezra and possibly other children.  From Besse's Sufferings of the People Called Quakers, it appears that a William Hathornthwaite was one of forty three Friends who were, on Jan. 24, 1660, for refusing to take the prescribed Oath of Allegiance, arrested at Swathmore, Lancashire, and without warrant mittimus, or examination committed to Lancaster Castle. [See page 308] This name was also written Newah and New Key.

[Same book as listed above and on Page 25] "yeoman, received a grant of 1000 acres of land, from the Proprietor, to be laid out in Pennsylvania. A couple of months later, a number of Friends, probably neighbors or relatives, procured a Certificate from Settle Monthly Meeting, [Yorkshire,] dated "the 7th of, the 4th month 1682," as follow:  These are to certify all whom it may concern that it is manifested to us that a necessity is layed upon severall friends belonging [to] this Monthly Meeting to remove into pensilvania & particularly our dear friend Cuthbert Hayhurst (his wife & family) who has been and is a labourer in the truth for whose wellfare and prosperity we are unanimously concerned and also our friends Thomas Wrigglesworth and Alice his wife; Thomas Walmsley Elizabeth his wife; Thomas Croasdale, Agness his wife & six children, Thomas Stackhouse & his wife, Nicholas Waln, his wife & three children; Ellen Cowgill widow & her children; & Wm Hayhurst who we believe are faithfull friends in their measures & single in their intentions to remove into ye aforesaid pensilvania in America there to inhabit if ye Lord permit, & we do testifle unity with their said intentions & desire their prosperity in ye Lord & hopes what is done by them will lead to ye advancement of the truth in which we are unanimously concerned with them. Samuel Watson, John Moore, Jr., Nicholas Franklin, Anthony Overend, George Atkinson, George Bland, John Driver, Ch. Jonson, Francis Tennant."

[Ref: Colonial Families of Philadelphia, page 204] By deeds of lease and release dated April 21 and 22, 1682, Nicholas Waln bought of William Penn 1,000 acres of land in Pennsylvania. A Patent for 500 acres of this was issued to him by the Commissioners of Property, January 29, 1684-5, the land having been laid out in two tracts of 250 acres each, (the warrant for one bearing date March 21, 1683-4) on Neshaminy creek, one in Middletown township, and one across the creek in Northampton township, Bucks county. Both of these tracts are shown on Holme's Map of the Province. Waln sold all of this 500 acres, 200 to Edmund Cutler and 50 to Thomas Stackhouse in 1686; 50 to William Hayhurst in 1689, and 200 to John Stackhouse in 1695-6. Of the other half of his 1,000 acres purchase, the land was apparently never laid out in his name, he having sold his rights, 150 acres to Henry Walmsley; 100 to Thomas Walmsley, brother of Henry; 230 to Jedediah Allen, of Shrewsbury, East Jersey, all in 1686; and to John Goodson his right to the Liberty Land in the County of Philadelphia appurtenant to his purchase, which under the original conditions would have been 20 acres, completing the purchase of 1,000 acres. These Liberty Lands, by a later ruling reduced to 16 acres, were ordered to be surveyed to John Goodson, by the Commissioners of Property, July 6, 1692. Besides these tracts Nicholas Waln purchased three other tracts in Bucks county, 118 acres of Thomas Holme's tract in Bristol township in 1686, which he sold to John Town in 1697; 340 acres in the same township of Elizabeth, relict of Edmund Bennett in 1692, which he sold to Robert Heaton in 1697; and 250 acres of Thomas Croasdale, which he sold to Robert Heaton in 1702.


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