This webpage is not trying to be the definitive Lupton genealogy. Its more modest intention is to supply as full an account as possible of the Lupton ancestors of Sarah Lupton, who married Isaac Pickering in 1738.
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The earliest Lupton in our line that I've found listed on the web is Thomas LuptonB, born sometime around 1570 and married in about 1595 in England. Their son Martin LuptonA was christened on 22 September 1601 in St. Peters church, Leeds. On 22 February 1630 Martin married Anna DOBSON in Rothwell parish, Yorkshire. She was born sometime around 1605, probably in Yorkshire, and died in December, 1654 in Oulton, Yorkshire. Martin died 6 February 1681 in Oulton and was buried the same day in Rothwell parish. I have not yet done any primary research myself on these Luptons.
Oulton (along with Woodlesford) was a township in the parish of Rothwell, in the Lower Division of the wapentake of Agbrigg, in the West Riding of Yorkshire (all this, of course, before the 1974 reconstruction of the county boundaries and names). Oulton is four and a half miles southeast by east of Leeds. It has a small stream that flows into the River Aire. At the time our Lupton family lived there, Oulton was chiefly the property of the lord of the manor of Oulton Hall. The church in Oulton, dedicated to St. John, was not built until 1827, so our ancestors would have gone to church in the parish town of Rothwell. The latter is four and a quarter miles southwest of Leeds in a fertile vale, with excellent coal. After the Norman conquest it was given to the LACEY family, as a dependency of the castle of Pontefract. Its church was much enlarged and rebuilt in 1826, so no longer resembles what our ancestors would have known.
Children of Martin and Anna (Dobson) Lupton:
i. Richard Lupton1, chris. 26 Feb. 1631, Rothwell parish, Yorkshire
ii. Thomas Lupton, chris. 14 Nov. 1633, Rothwell parish, Yorkshire; bur. 12 July 1696, Rothwell parish.
iii. Anna Lupton, chris. 11 Oct. 1635, Rothwell parish, Yorkshire;
iv. Maria Lupton, chris. 9 Sept. 1638, Rothwell parish, Yorkshire;
v. Martha Lupton, chris. 17 Sept. 1640, Rothwell parish, Yorkshire;
vi. William Lupton, chris. 23 Sept. 1642, Rothwell parish, Yorkshire;
vii. Joseph Lupton,; chris. 11 Aug. 1645, Rothwell parish, Yorkshire; d. 23 May 1731, Bucks Co., Pa.; married Ann HALL 9 May 1679 in Brighouse, Yorkshire, England.
viii. Sara Lupton, chris. 30 Nov. 1647, Rothwell parish, Yorkshire
ix. Elizabeth Lupton, chris. 24 Feb. 1649, Rothwell parish, Yorkshire; d. 1 Dec. 1650, Rothwell parish.
There was a John Lupton who was a member of the local Friends meeting in Craike in 1668. It was one of four meetings that made up a single monthly meeting. Craike Meeting drew members from the towns of Sutton, Hubye, Toullerton, Thoulterup [sic: Tholthorpe], and Stillington, in the North Riding of Yorkshire.[3a] I have no idea how this man might (or might not) connect to our Lupton family.
First Generation in America
Joseph could have attended the free grammar school in Rothwell. It had been endowed in 1552 on condition that the town build a school house. This hadn’t happened until 1624 when a man named John HARRISON built one at his own expense. However, it appears that Joseph and his family became Friends in the 1650s when Joseph was a boy. It is unlikely that a Quaker would have attended the school at that time.
Joseph married Ann HALL on 5 June 1679 in Brighouse. This was a hamlet in the township of Hipperholme, in the parish of Halifax, also in Agbrigg. It is five miles east by north from Halifax on the road between Bradford and Huddersfield, in the fertile valley of the River Calder. The established church building in Brighouse wasn’t constructed until 1830. The nineteenth century dates for many of the churches in this area of the West Riding indicate the ecclesiastical neglect that provided the fields for such a ripe harvest for Friends in the seventeenth century. The Luptons appear in the earliest records of the Brighouse Friends Meeting, which probably began shortly after George Fox's visit to the area in 1652.
After Ann’s death, Joseph and his son, Joseph Jr. emigrated to Pennsylvania. Joseph died in Bucks County, 23 May 1731. Alternatively Paul Forstad writes that Joseph Lupton Sr. and his wife Anna were blind late in life and remained in England. Although there is neither a will for Joseph nor mention of his death in Middletown Meeting's records, this does not prove that he was not there, nor that he died there. There are two shreds of evidence in other Bucks County wills. In late March 1732 Nathaniel DONHAM bequeathed to his son Ephraim 48 acres in Newtown purchased of Joseph Lupton. The other is the February 1720 will of Stephen TWINING in which a real estate bequest to his son contained "the Northeast part adjoyning unto William Buckmans land and to extend Southward downe Newtown Creek untill it come to fifteen pole or pearch on the Northside of the house whearin Joseph Lupton did formerly live and thence such a course or courses as will make two hundred and thirty acres . . . ." If Joseph Lupton Jr. did not move to Solebury until 1725, which Joseph "formerly lived" near Stephen Twining? If Joseph2 and Mercy were still living wherever they were, in the present tense, was Stephen referring to Joseph1 who was still alive but had moved? Was it Joseph2 or Joseph1 who had sold land in Newtown to Nathaniel Donham sometime before 1732? Some research might need to be done in Bucks County real estate records. For now, it looks like we are approaching a brick wall.
Children of Joseph and Ann (Hall) Lupton:
i. John Lupton2, b. ca. 1680, Yorkshire; d. 12 Dec. 1710 in England;
ii. Nathan Lupton, b. ca. 1682, Yorkshire; supposedly died fairly young.
iii. Joseph Lupton, b. 1686, Yorkshire; d. 9 Aug. 1758 in Frederick Co., Virginia; m(1) Mercy TWINING; m(2) Mary (PICKERING) SCARBOROUGH
iv. Mary Lupton, b. ca. 1688, Yorkshire;
v. Jonathan Lupton, b. 31 Mar. 1697, Yorkshire; d. Woodlesford, England;
vi. Hannah Lupton, b. in Yorkshire
Second Generation in America
Joseph Lupton2, son of Joseph and Ann, was born in 1686 in Yorkshire, England, and died 9 Eighth Month 1758 in Virginia in his 72nd year. He married twice: Mercy TWINING and Mary SCARBOROUGH, the widow of Samuel PICKERING.
Joseph emigrated with his father to Newtown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He married Mercy TWINING, the daughter of Stephen and Abigail (YOUNG) Twining who had come from Eastham, Barnstable County, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, about 1695. The young couple brought their first intentions to be married to Middletown Monthly Meeting on 6 Sixth Month 1713. The usual clearness committee was named, which reported back the following month that they were clear to marry. They were married 10 Seventh Month (September) 1713 at her father's house. However, unbeknownst to the clearness committee, the young couple had engaged in "unchaste actions before marriage". When their first child was born less than nine months after the wedding, the overseers spoke to the couple. Mercy and Joseph brought in a paper condemning their fault. It was read, accepted, ordered read the next First Day after meeting for worship, and recorded in the Men’s minute book.
According to Barbara Henkle, "Joseph Lupton's name appears in very few Bucks land records, suggesting that he spent his years there as a tradesman. A map of that era shows him with 50 acres on the south side of Newtown, but the records relating to the estate of his father-in-law, Stephen TWINING, who died in 1720, suggest that the 50 acres reverted to the estate on his death, and that they were redistributed among Stephen's sons." I suspect that this indicates the land was intended by Stephen for his daughter Mercy, and after her death it was entailed to her brothers. I need to see the entire original will, not just an abstract.
Joseph and Mercy removed to Solebury Township where they were members of Buckingham Monthly Meeting. The certificates of removal from Middletown Monthly Meeting for Joseph Lupton and Nathaniel TWINING "and their wives" was read and accepted in December 1725.
Joseph was not mentioned in the Buckingham Meeting minutes again until Sixth month 1730. While it was not unusual for there to be a period in which a new comer was not asked to do meeting business until Friends got to know him or her better, there is apparently an old family legend that during this period they returned to England where Mercy died. According to Hopewell Meeting records, she died on 25 May 1726.
After Mercy’s death Joseph married Mary (SCARBOROUGH), the daughter of John and Mary, and widow of Samuel PICKERING (Samuel and Mary had married in 1712). Joseph and Mary brought their first intentions to marry to Buckingham Monthly Meeting on 4 Sixth Month 1730, specifically asking that the orphans’ court be involved because of her children’s rights. Under the law of femme covert, the property of a widow would be subsumed into that of her new husband. Friends were particularly careful to protect the rights of orphans (meaning children whose fathers had died) when their mothers remarried.
Joseph was moderately involved in his meeting, as reflected in the minutes. For example, in 1731/2 he was named to a committee to determine the clearness of Jonas PRESTON for marriage to Jane Paxson. He served the same function in 1734 for Matthew BEANS who intended to marry Margery PAXSON, and in 1739 for Henry Paxson and his marriage to Martha SHINN. In 1740 Joseph served on a committee to ascertain if Joseph and Sarah DUER and her brother, Thomas PAXSON, were clear of debts or other encumbrances and could receive a certificate of removal.
The story goes that Joseph and another man, perhaps one of his sons, ventured to Frederick County, Virginia, about 1740, to explore land for settlement. They were said to have spent the first winter in a hut that was built under a fallen tree. When summer came, they built a log cabin on a prairie several miles west of Winchester. The men returned to Pennsylvania, and Joseph brought his wife and children to settle on the frontier of Virginia.
On 6 Second Month [April] 1741 Joseph requested a certificate of removal for himself and his eldest son Joseph. Joshua ELY and John SCHOLFIELD were appointed to see that his affairs were in order. At the following monthly meeting, 4 Third Month Friends approved a certificate for Joseph and his son Joseph to Hopewell Meeting. William followed the next year, requesting a certificate 6 Seventh Month [September] 1742, and receiving clearness in regard to his conversation and clearness for marriage and his affairs, the following month. Joseph was accompanied by his second wife, and three young children by that marriage (Ann, Mercy, and Jonathan), and his two younger sons by the first marriage, Joseph Lupton3 and John Lupton.
On 15 January 1741, Benjamin Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette published a list of unclaimed letters at the Philadelphia Post Office. Among them were a letter addressed to Joseph Lupton of Solebury Township, Bucks Co., and one addressed to George FISHER, which was to have been delivered to him at Joseph Lupton's. The letters had gone unclaimed because Joseph was in Virginia. It is not recorded if the letters eventually found their way to their intended recipients.
Typical of any small community, whether newly established or longer standing, men (and sometimes women) were called upon to witness wills and deeds, and execute wills. It seems that either they were hanging around the courthouse and available for witnessing deeds, or they were near neighbors or friends called in to witness wills. In 1747 Joseph witnessed the sale of 200 acres by Nathaniel THOMAS to Nathaniel CARTMELL. Joseph and his son Joseph were named executors of John RICHARDS's estate (probated 2 August 1757); Joseph's son John Lupton was one of the witnesses. Joseph was one of the witnesses of the will of John LITTLER, signed 30 August 1748 and probated 6 December that year.
Joseph was an early treasurer of Hopewell Friends meeting, and active in the meeting. Although the minutes of Hopewell Meeting were burned in a house fire in 1759, a few bits have been preserved or reconstructed. On 4 Second Month 1748 Joseph Lupton and James WRIGHT were appointed to check on William HOGE Jr. and his sons William and Solomon and if all was in good order, to draft a certificate of removal for them to Richland Meeting, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.[31a] Joseph signed the certificate witnessing the marriage of Evan ROGERS, son of John "of or near Back Creek", and Sarah BALLINGER, daughter of Josiah, deceased, of Opekan, held at Hopewell on 15 Fourth Month 1749.
Joseph Lupton's son Joseph of Opeckan and Rachel BULL, daughter of Richard Bull, were married on 17 Eighth Month 1750 at Isaac HOLLINGSWORTH's home in Opeckan. The marriage certificate was signed by Mary, William, John, Ann, Marcy [sic], and Jonathan, but not by Joseph. William and Sarah PICKERING also signed, as did James WRIGHT, Sr. for a total of 45 witnesses.
The Lupton home offered hospitality to Friends travelling in the ministry. William RECKITT, a British Friend, recorded in his journal that at the end of 1757 during the so-called French and Indian War, he visited western Virginia where "the Indians had done much mischief, by burning houses, killing, destroying, and carrying many people away captives; but friends had not hitherto been hurt: yet several had left their plantations, and fled back again over the Blue Mountains, where the lands had been rightly purchased of the Indians." He continued:
Things seemed dreadful, and several hearts ready to fail. We proceeded on our journey, and came within six miles of Winchester, where the English had a fort. On sixth day [Friday] we had a meeting at Hopewell, which was an open time. I found my mind much engaged for the poor suffering people, but had to tell them, their greatest enemies were those of their own houses. The meeting ended well. We lodged at Joseph Lupton’s, an ancient friend, who with his wife were very loving to us. The Indians had killed and carried away several within a few miles of their habitation; yet they did not seem much afraid; for they said, they did not so much as pull in their sneck-string of the door when they went to bed, and had neither lock nor bar. We had a meeting at Crooked-run on first day [Sunday], the eighteenth of the twelfth month. It was a good meeting, the Lord favouring with his living presence. Glory be to his great Name for ever!
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Meeting for Sufferings sent £50 to Hopewell for relief, and asked for a list of which Friends had suffered losses, and the age and gender of their children. Joseph Lupton and Jesse PUGH gathered up the information along with an account of how much money each family was given. As the report was hurriedly readied to return to Philadelphia, they were able to report that £35 had been immediately disbursed.
Joseph's will was dated 8 January 1757 and proved 5 September 1758 in Frederick County, Virginia. He died 9 Eighth Month 1758 in Virginia in his 72nd year.
After Joseph’s death, Mary continued to offer hospitality, as well as a place for holding called meetings. John CHURCHMAN recorded in his journal, the following vignette in the life of a travelling minister:
... we went to Hopewell Preparative Meeting, also to a small meeting over the mountain near Jesse Pugh’s; then attended a select meeting at Hopewell, and one at the same place on First-day, which was large and solid, many therein being much tendered, to the praise of the Lord, whose mercy endureth forever: in the evening we had a satisfactory meeting at the widow Lupton’s, near Winchester. Next day we were at Hopewell Monthly Meeting, where we found considerable weakness, as to the practice of the discipline, on which account we had some labor to the comfort of the well-minded.
Mary died 10 January 1787.
Children of Joseph and Mercy (Twining) Lupton:
i. William Lupton3, b. 4 First Month [Mar.] 1713/4; d. 4 Eleventh Month [Nov.] 1783, Apple Pie Ridge, Frederick Co., Virginia; m. 7m/1745 Grace PICKERING, daughter of Samuel and Mary (SCARBOROUGH) Pickering. Grace was b. 24 Aug. 1722. William moved from Solebury to the Shenandoah Valley the year after his father moved there, 4/8m/1742; he returned to Buckingham MM 6/4m/1743 where he married Grace. They removed back to Hopewell MM 2/9m/1745, and settled on upper Apple Pie Ridge where the Back Creek and Opequon watersheds meet, near Winchester, Va. William and Grace' sons Samuel, Asa, and William were active in Hopewell Meeting. They had 7 children, all born in Frederick Co., Va.:a. Samuel, b. 22/4m/1746; m. 18/6m/1772 at Hopewell Sarah SMITH, daughter of James of Hampshire Co., Va. ; Samuel & Sarah's daughter Betty Lupton m. 9/5m/1792 at the Ridge school house Thomas ALLEN, son of Joseph and Ruth; Samuel & Sarah's daughter Rachel Lupton m. 1/10m/1800 at the Ridge John BOND, son of John and Margaret, dec'd.; Samuel & Sarah's son Samuel [Jr] m. 25/10m/1804 at Hopewell Leah WALKER, daughter of Lewis and Sarah Walker; Leah m(2) 12/4m/1810 Isaac STEER.  Samuel & Sarah's daughter Grace Lupton m. 4/11m/1807 at Upper Ridge William BROWN, son of Daniel and Miriam of Hampshire Co., Va. 
b. Isaac, b. 11/7m/1748; m. 17/3m/1774 Elizabeth KIRK Their daughter Mercy m. 14/1m/1795 Jesse GEORGE, son of "Elis and Lydia" (Lewis) George, at a meeting appointed in Hampshire Co., Va. Lydia had been disowned from Exeter Mo. Mtg. because she "hath married a person not a member of our society." Later she acknowledged her outgoing and was reinstated. Ellis eventually joined Friends. Jesse and Mercy with their six oldest children migrated to Highland Co., Ohio, in 1804.
c. Joseph, b. 5/11m/1752;
d. William, b. 9/11m/1754; m. 4/11m/1779 at Smith's Creek, Bathsheba ALLEN, daughter of Jackson and Betty; the daughter of William and Bathsheba, Betty Lupton, m. 7/9m/1803 at Upper Ridge Isaac McPHERSON, son of William and Jane of Jefferson Co., Va. 
e. Asa, b. 16/3m/1757; m. 17/5m/1787 Hannah HANK, daughter of John (dec'd) and Margaret Hank, at Hopewell.
f. Jesse, b. 16/1m/1760; m. 13/4m/1786 at Hopewell Rebecca GEORGE, daughter of Ellis and Lydia George; their son William Lupton m. 13/10m/1813 at Dillens Run Meeting house Mary BARRETT, daughter of John and Rhoda.
g. Marcy, b. 13/11m/1762; m. 5/4m/1781 at Hopewell William HORSMAN, son of Charles and Elizabeth of York Co., Penna.
ii. Sarah Lupton, b. 22 Sixth Month [Aug.] 1716; d. 27 May 1778 in Solebury, Bucks Co., Penna.; m. 1738 Isaac PICKERING; 9 children.
iii. Joseph Lupton, b. 5 First Month [Mar.] 1717/8; d. 9 Nov. 1791, Apple Pie Ridge, Frederick Co., Virginia; m. 17/8m/1750 at Isaac HOLLINGSWORTH's home in Opeckan Rachel BULL, daughter of Richard. She was b. in Chester Co., Pa. Joseph was active in Hopewell Meeting. The mostly Quaker descendants of Joseph and his younger half-brother Jonathan were known as the Apple Pie Ridge Luptons, spreading north and west from the original grant. They grew separate from the Presbyterian "Round Hill" Luptons so that after some generations they no longer knew they were related. Joseph and Rachel had 7 children:a. David, b. 14/9m/1757; m. 12/6m/1777 Mary HOLLINGSWORTH, daughter of Rachel, at Hopewell.60 David was active in Hopewell Meeting. Their daughter Ruth Lupton m. 13/11m/1799 at Upper Ridge, Phineas JANNEY, son of Israel and Pleasant of Loudon Co. Their son Joseph Lupton m. 16/3m/1803 at Upper Ridge mtg hse Esther WRIGHT, daughter of Jonathan and Hannah; Their son Isaac Lupton m. 16/1m/1805 at Berkley mtg hse Thamzin McPHERSON, daughter of John and Hannah. Their son David Lupton, Jr. m. 14/2m/1809 at Berkeley Ann McPHERSON, daughter of John and Hannah of Jefferson Co., Va. 
b. Rachel, b. 31/7m/1761; d. 29/12m/1782; m. 17/3m/1780 at Center Mtg Joseph WOOD, son of William, dec'd.
c. Ann, b. 9/6m/1767; m. Nathan UPDEGRAF of Winchester, son of Joseph of York Town, Penna., and Susanna, dec'd, on 14/5m/1788 at Center Mtg. 
d. Hannah, b. 30/6m/1770;
iv. Elizabeth Lupton, b. 30 Second Month [April] 1722; d. 1 Aug. 1801 in Solebury; m. Henry PAXSON, Jr. in 1745.] Her marriage certificate was signed by her brother William. They had twelve children.
v. John Lupton, b. 4 Mar. [or May ?] 1725; d. 25 Dec. 1804 in Winchester, Frederick Co., Va.; m(1) 26 June 1755 at Opeckan Sarah FROST, daughter of John. Sarah was b. in 1735 in Chester Co., Pa., and d. 22 May 1775. John m(2) 13 June 1776 at Hopewell Ann NEILL Rees, daughter of Lewis Neill. Ann had m. Henry REES, son of Thomas and Margaret on 26/8m/1762. John was active in Hopewell Meeting. John settled on his father's land at Round Hill (now west of Winchester on route 50); he was called the "Presbyterian Lupton", and his descendants the "Round Hill Luptons". John and Sarah had 7 children:a. Grace, b. 9/6m/1757; m. 11/4m/1776 at Hopewell Joseph STEER, son of Joseph and Grace.
b. Joshua, b. 12/9m/1759)
c. Nathan, b. 7/8m/1761; m. Margaret REES, daughter of Henry, dec'd, and Ann, on 12/11m/1788 at Center Mtg.
d. Mary, b. 8/6m/1764
e. John, b. 3/1m/1769
f. Joseph, b. 3/6m/1771
g. Sarah, b. 28/4m/1773
Children of Joseph and his second wife, Mary (Scarborough) Pickering Lupton:
vi. Ann Lupton, b. 16 Mar. [or May ?] 1733; d. by 1806 in Newbury, S. Car.; m. 15 Seventh Mo [July] 1773 at Hopewell Meeting Joseph THOMPSON "of Barkley County and Colony of Virginia". Their marriage was witnessed by her siblings, step-siblings, and siblings-in-law William, Joseph, John, Grace, Rachel, Grace, David, Samuel, and Isaac Lupton, nobody with the Thompson surname signed it. It was signed by William, Samuel, Samuel, Jr., Sarah, Grace, Lydia, and Jacob PICKERING along with James MACCORMICK and Joshua and Mary [sic? should be Mercy?] HAINES, and 13 other Friends. Joseph Thompson was born in 1728, and died 1813 in Miami, Ohio. Joseph and his wife Ann received a cert of rem. 6/9m/1773 from Hopewell Mtg. to Bush River Mtg.
vii. Mercy Lupton, b. 16 Mar. [or May ?] 1735; d. after 1760; m(1) in 1745 at Hopewell Meeting Joshua HAINES, son of Abraham and Grace (HOLLINGSHEAD). At Haddonfield MM 10/1m/1745/6 "Joshua Hains", son of Abraham, requests a cert. to "where he is gon to settle"; on 14/2m/1745/6 a cert. was signed for him to Opeckon,Va.  Joshua d. 1754 and Mercy m(2) 1758 at Hopewell Meeting James McCORMICK. Joshua and Marcy/Mercy had three children:a. Grace Haines, twin b. 1/10m/1753Children of Mercy and her second husband James McCormick:[80a]
b. Mary Haines, twin b. 1/10m/1753
c. Joshua Haines, b. 10/12m/1754.d. Moses McCormick, b. 1758; d. 1840
e. Rachel McCormick, b. 1759; d. 1830
f. William J. McCormick, b. 1765; d. 1818; may have with the Overmountain Men at the Battle of King's Mountain in 1870.
g. James McCormick, b. 1768; d. 1841
h. Sarah McCormick, b. 1770;
i. Mercy McCormick, b. 1772;
j. Elizabeth A. McCormick, b. 1774;
k. John McCormick, b. 1775; d. 1848;
l. Joshua McCormick, b. 1775;
viii. Jonathan [B.?] Lupton, b. 11 Dec. [or Feb. ?] 1739; d. 23 Apr. 1819 in Jefferson Co., Ohio.; m. 23 May 1764 at the home of John Fawcett, Sarah FAWCETT, daughter of John and Rebecca (IRESON) Fawcett;  Jonathan was active in Hopewell Meeting. 9 children:a. Mary, b. 18/4m/1765
b. John, b. 1/2m/1767; m(1) 16/5m/1792 at "the Ridge" Lydia CASE, daughter of Reuben and Mary of Nelson Co., Kentucky and had a son, David, b. 1/11m/1795; John m(2) Rachel (__), and had 4 children: Jonathan (b. 13/3m/1798); Lydia (b. 4/5m/1800); Frances (b. 31/7m/1802); and Abigail (b. 25/1m/1805.)
c. Rebeckah, b. 25/1m/1769
d. Sarah, b. 12/12/1771; d. 11/10m/1778;
e. Phebe, b. 27/3m/1774
f. Lydia, b. 25/5m/1777
g. Jonathan, b. 1/9m/1779; d. 3/12m/1781
h. Joseph, b. 1/4m/1782
i. Ruth, b. 19/2m/1786.
Third Generation in America
Sarah Lupton3, the eldest daughter of Joseph and his first wife, Mercy (Twining), married in 1738 in Buckingham Isaac PICKERING, the son of Samuel and his first wife, Mary (Scarborough). Isaac was born 23 February 1716/7 and died 31 December 1798. After the deaths of Mercy and Samuel, Sarah's father Joseph married Isaac's mother Mary, so that Sarah found she was married to her step-brother.
Isaac was a blacksmith and farmer. He purchased a farm in 1742. They did not remove to the Shenandoah Valley with their parents and younger siblings.
After Sarah’s death, Isaac married for a second time, Sidney WRIGHT widow of Isaac Wright, and daughter of John and Ellen (PUGH) ROGERS. They were married 8 Third Month 1780 at Back Creek Meeting in Frederick County, Virginia. Their certificate was signed by Samuel, William, Grace, Sarah, Hannah, Samuel, Jonathan, and Mary Pickering; Jonathan and Joseph Lupton; and Sidney's son Solomon Wright. Sidney "& husband" received a certificate of removal from Hopewell to Buckingham Meeting, 16 Sixth Month 1780. Sidney and Esther Wright had travelled in the ministry to Maryland "in or about 1766". She attended the "Yearly Meeting at Curls" in late 1772 (probably near Curles Neck in Henrico Co., Va.). Earlier, on 1/4m/1771 at Sidney's request her son Solomon was accepted as a member by Hopewell Meeting. Later, Solomon married Isaac's daughter Rachel. This seems to have become a family pattern.
Isaac died in December 1798 at the age of 82.
Children of Isaac and Sarah (Lupton) Pickering.:
i. Joseph Pickering, b. 9 May [July ?] 1739 in Solebury; d. 13 Feb. 1792 in Bucks Co.; m. 18 Aug. 1762 Jane PAXSON, daughter of James and Margaret. Jane was b. 3 June ?? 1739.
ii. Sarah Pickering, b. 27 Feb. [Apr ?] 1741 in Solebury;
iii. Mary Pickering, b. 13 May [July ?] 1743 in Solebury; d. 14 Jan. 1787 in Bucks Co.
iv. Mercy Pickering, b. 27 Aug. [Oct ?] 1745 in Solebury; d. 14 Feb. 1829 in Horsham, Montgomery Co., Penna.; m. 11 May 1774 Joseph ROBERTS (b. 27 Aug.? 1747 in Gwynedd), 9 children.
v. Isaac Pickering, twin, b. 24 Jan. [Mar.?] 1747/8 in Solebury; d. 21 May [July sez Paul]1748 in Solebury.
vi. Samuel Pickering, twin, b. 24 Jan. [Mar.?] 1747/8 in Solebury; 29 Aug. [Oct. ?]1749 in Solebury.
vii. Jonathan Pickering, b. 15 Mar. [May ?] 1750 in Solebury; d. 9 July 1804 in Bucks Co; m. 1773 Mary WILLIAMS. Their daughter Sarah Pickering m. 1802 John Paxson.
viii. Rachel Pickering, b. 17 Feb. 1752 in Solebury; d. Aug. 1827 in Bucks Co.; m. Solomon WRIGHT, her step-brother; 5 children. Solomon Wright received a certificate from Hopewell 5/7m/1784 to Buckingham.
ix. Esther Pickering, b. 6 June [July ?] 1755 in Solebury; d. 9 Oct. 1755 in Solebury.
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