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Poe Family in Pennsylvania

 

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This set of details provides an idea about what a vast area Pennsylvania’s counties encompassed during the Colonial period. Bucks, Chester and Philadelphia are the first three formed. Lancaster appears in 1729, then York is made of the western part of York in 1749. Cumberland is formed in 1750. The next division of interest to Poe genealogy is in 1784 when Franklin is formed.

 

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Poe timeline based on data below

 

 

1692

Thomas Poe

 

Chester Co

 

 

1693

William Poes

 

Middletown Twp.

 

Chester / Delaware Co

 

 

1699

Thomas Pow

 

Upper Providence Twp

 

Chester / Delaware Co

 

 

1715

Thomas Poe

 

Springfield Twp.

 

Chester Co

 

 

1716

Hannah Poe marries Robert Roman

 

Chester Co

 

 

1721

Patrick Poe (tailor) and wife, Abigail

 

Plumstead Twp

 

Bucks Co

 

 

1722

Christopher Day

 

Buckingham Township

 

Bucks Co 

 

 

1728

Patrick Poe

 

 

1731

Patrick Poe

 

Christopher Day

 

Plumstead Twp

 

Bucks Co

 

 

1732

John Poe

 

Chester Co

 

 

1746

Christopher Day, dec'd.  (dau Abigail Poe)

 

 

1746

Thomas Poe (wife Mary Potter)

 

warrant for land Lancaster/Franlin Co (Antrim Twp)

 

 

1748

Patrick Poe (tailor) and Abigail

 

Plumstead Twp

 

Bucks Co

 

 

1752

Alexander Poe mentioned

 

Patrick Poe (Tavern "Sign of the Plough")

 

Bucks Co

 

 

1755

Patrick Poe (border of his land)

 

Philadelphia Co

 

 

1758

Patrick Poe, decd. Innholder Wife Abigail
Children, Edward, Patrick, John, Sarah, Rich, Abigail Brittain, Martha and Ann Poe. Wit: William Jessup, Samuel Simson, John Russell.

 

Plumstead Twp

 

Bucks Co

 

 

1759-61

Edward Poe

1762

Thomas Poe (Pue); Edward Poe

1763

Edward Poe

 

Plumstead Twp.

 

Bucks co

 

 

1770

Thomas Poe (dec'd)

 

wife Mary

 

son James Poe (Captain)

 

Lancaster / Franklin Co (Antrim Twp)

 

Dau. Kathrin Beard.

 

Dau. Susannah Potter.

 

Dau. Mary Long.

 

 

1770

John Brittain (dec'd) dau Martha Poe, wife of Edward Poe

 

Plumstead Twp

 

Bucks Co

 

 

1784

James Poe

 

Franklin Co (Chambersburg)

 

 

1785-1793

James Poe (commissioner)

 

Franklin Co

 

 

1787

Alexander Poe (dec'd) wife Margaret

 

Franklin Twp

 

York Co

 

 

1787

John Poe (son of Alexander Poe)

 

York Co

 

 

1795

James Poe (wife Elizabeth Potter)

 

New Castle Co, Deleware

 

 

1805

George Poe (dec'd) 1750-1805

 

Columbia Co (Mifflinville)

 

 

1806

James Poe

 

Franklin Co

 

 

1809-1813

Thomas Poe (commissioner)

 

Antrim Twp

 

Franklin Co

 

 

1817

George Poe

 

Plumstead Twp

 

Bucks Co

 

 1704

  

 

1729

  

 

1749

  

 

 

1750

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1784

  

 

 

 

Most of this research has been done at the Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, D.C. The citations are copied from the DAR website.

 

Beaver County

 

 

Children of George Jacob POE in Pennsylvania

Frank McGrath


Although George Jacob POE was granted land in Prince George's County Maryland all five (?) of his children had made it to Pennsylvania by the end of the eighteenth century.  After George Jacob Poe was murdered in 1862, his oldest son George received most of his property though right of Primature.  George Poe married Catherine Williard in about 1772.  George Jr.. Elixabeth, and Catherine were George's and Catherine's three children.  George POE was probably a Tory  He survived the Revolution in Frederick County Maryland though several Tories of the county were hanged.

General George POE who fought in the Revolution was born in Ireland and was from the Baltimore area.  Two of Catherine Williard's brothers fought under General George POE.  General George POE married Catherine PORTER from Frederick county.  It is easy to confuse the Tory son of George Jacob POE with the Revolutionary war general.

Sophronia Poe had married Matthias SHANOR in Cumberland County. Pennsylvania in 1756. (It is disputed that Sophronia was George Jacob Poe's daughter).  Andrew POE went west to Fort Pitt soon after his father was murdered. Before leaving, he apprenticed his brother Adam to a shoemaker.  Catherine, (Kate) POE married Isaac MILLER in Frederick county Maryland before June 29, 1763.

In 1763, Andrew acquired some land near Harmon's creek in what is now Washington County, PA.  His younger broth Adam joined him later in 1772 or 1774.  Andrew, known as Captain Poe, built a blockhouse on his land and all settlers would take their families to it when danger threatened.  The blockhouse was still standing in 1923 according to relatives at a Poe reunion in Georgetown, PA.

Andrew POE and Adam POE were Indian fighters and Revolutionary War soldiers. 

Andrew POE had married Elizabeth RUTAN at Williamsport, Lycoming County. PA on January 15, 1780.  Andrew POE had Poe Wood surveyed on February 15, 1786.  It contained 333 acres in Washington County Pennsylvania.  Andrew POE later moved to Beaver County Pennsylvania.  He died of dropsy at his home in Green C\township, Beaver county, in July of 1823.

In 1775 Andrew and Adam moved from Fort Pitt to Westmoreland County. Pennsylvania,  They lived with the John Crist family curing the Revolution.  On October 12, 1777, Adam POE married Elizabeth MATTHEWS COCHRAN.  On June 24. 1780 Adam POE homesteaded a 378 acre tract on Harmon's creek. Westmoreland county Pennsylvania.  He called this tract "Poeville".  Poeville was patented on March 14, 1788.  In 1793 Adam POE moved from Poeville to a place near the mouth of the Little Beaver.  This was part of Washington County that had been Allegheny County and would become Beaver County Pennsylvania.  In 1801 Adam returned to Poeville from Little Beaver.  In 1803 Adam moved his family to Columbiana County Ohio.  Adam and Elizabeth POE moved to Wayne County, Ohio in 1813,.  Adam Poe died in Massillon. Ohio in July of 1840.  Adam's wife Elisabeth died at the home of their son, Andrew, four years later.

There has been speculation that Andrew POE. Adam POE and Kate POE MILLER visited Sophronia POE SHANOR when they passed through Bedford County Pennsylvania.  In Monocacy & Cactoctin Professor C.E. Shilknecht stated that Sophronia was their sister.  Sophronia POE SHANOR died in Chipewa township, Beaver CO PA in about 1804.  Matthias SHANOR died in Beaver, County, PA on February 10, 1828.

Kate POE MILLER and her husband Isaac MILLER took up land in Smith Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania  in 1786.  This land was adjacent to Adam Poe's "Poe-town".  Isaac MILLER was listed on the 1790 Washington County census with one male over 16, one male under 16 and two females.  About 1809 Isaac and Kate MILLER left Pennsylvania and moved to Ohio.  Both are buried in Mahoning County Ohio.

Dawalt WILLIARD was Catherine WILLIARD POE's father.  When Dawalt WILLIARD made out his will on November 6, 1782 he left money to his grandchildren, George POE, Elizabeth POE and Catherine POE.  No mention was made of his daughter, Catherine WILLIARD POE.  She apparently died before 1781.  I believe George POE married Elizabeth MATEER in about 1782.  Andrew POE was born to George and Elizabeth POE on January 4, 1783.  Dolly POE Was born to George and Elizabeth POE in about 1788,

George POE sold the last of the land he had inherited in 1790 and moved his family to Fayette County Pennsylvania.  George and his family lived in Fayette County Pennsylvania for the next 20 years,  George POE and George POE Jr. moved their families to Montgomery County Ohio in 1810.  One George POE died in 1811 and the other died in 1818

 

 

 

Bucks County

 

Title:

Bucks county tax records 1693 - 1778 / compiled by Terry A. Mc Nealy and Frances Wise Waite.

Author:

Waite, Frances Wise

Author:

Mc Nealy, Terry A.

Publisher:

Doylestown, Pa. : Bucks county Genealogical Society, c 1982, 1983.

Collation:

163 p. ; 28 cm.

 

 

p.1

A Tax made the 13th & 14th days of 7th mo: 1693 by us whose Names are here under subscribed in Pursuance of an act of Assembly held in the 3 & 4th mo: of this present yeare Intituled an Act for granting unto Kind William & Queene Mary the rate of one Peny per pound upon the cleare vallue of all real & personall Estates & six shillings per head upon such as are not otherwise Rated by this act to be Imployed by the Govr. of this Province of Pensilvania & Territories for the time being towards the support of this Governmt.

 

Middletown Township 1693

list includes: William Poes

 

 

 

Title:

Bucks county tax records 1693 - 1778 / compiled by Terry A. Mc Nealy and Frances Wise Waite.

Author:

Waite, Frances Wise

Author:

Mc Nealy, Terry A.

Publisher:

Doylestown, Pa. : Bucks county Genealogical Society, c 1982, 1983.

Collation:

163 p. ; 28 cm.

 

 

Buckingham Township 1722

list includes: Christopher Day

 

Plumstead 1731

Christopher Day  20 pounds 1 pound 6 shillings

Patrick Poe

 

Plumstead 1759

Edward Poe [and]

    The Estate

Joseph Brittan

Nathaniel Brittan

 

Plumstead 1761

Joseph Britain

Edward Poe

..

John Britain

Benjamin Britian

William Britian

Mathew Day

Christopher Day

 

Plumstead 1762

Edward Poe

Thomas Poe (Pue)

 

Plumstead 1763

Christopher Day

Mathew Day

Edward Poe

 

Plumstead Township 1775

John Brittain

            Considd.

Joseph Bitain

Nathanial Briatain

Christopher Day 2 horses, 5 cattle, 3 sheep whole rate 7 pounds 10 shillings 6 d

 

Plumstead 1784

Benjamin Briton

Christopher Day

Mathew Day

Edward Poe

 

 

Patrick Poe

 

Rootsweb.com - Pennsylvania Marriages

1728, Nov. 28, Poe, Pat ., and Abigail Day.

 

Edward Poe (1732 Bucks County, Pennsylvania – 8 April 1816 Germantown, Bracken County, Kentucky)

Martha Brittain Poe

 

 Britton/Brittain Genealogy

 

 Kentucky Poe Family

       note Bracken and other counties formed from Bourbon County

 

Abigail Poe

Martha Brittain Poe

Patrick Poe

Abigail Day Poe

John Day

Samuel Poe

Mary Hook

 

 

Title:

The Day and Hendrix (cks) families including Poe and allied lines / by Ruth Hendricks DeVerter.

Author:

DeVerter, Ruth Hendricks

Publisher:

Baytown, Tex. : DeVerter, c1963.

Collation:

2 v. :

Note:

Index in book II.

Note:

T.p. (Bk. I): Bucks Conty, [Pa.]; Baltimore and Cecil Counties, [Md.]; Greenbrier County, [Va.]; Bracken and Mason Counties, [Ky.]; Brown and Clermont Counties, Ohio; Wayne and Hendricks Counties, [Ind.]

Note:

Bk. I. Christopher Day, Sr., including his first son, Mathew Day, Sr., and his descendants. -- Bk. II. Christopher Day, Sr., his last five children including Christopher Day, Jr., Joseph Day, Abigail Day (Poe); Nathaniel Day and Ursula Day (Fenton)

 

 

p.544

Abigail Poe, born 4/16/1760, was the 4th child of Edward and Martha Brittain Poe. Her maternal grandparents were John and Elizatbeth Stilwell Brittain of Shewsbury, Monmouth, Co., New Jersey. John Brittain was born 1695 - died 1705. Her paternal grandparents were Patrick and Abigail Day Poe of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Abigail Day was the daughter of Christopher Day.

 

On August 1, 1776 Abigail Poe married John Day, son of Mathew Day, who was the son of Christopher Day. This of course, is where our Poe and Day lines cross. Abigail Poe was the great grand daughter of Christopher Day. John Day was the grandson Christopher Day. So Abigail Poe and John Day were 1st cousins, once removed.

 

Abigail Poe's father, Edward Poe, had served bravely during the Revolution. After living in Maryland for some time, he moved to Bracken County, Kentucky. John Day had also lived in Maryland and moved to Clermont County, Ohio about 1802. I have no record of where John Day married Abigail Poe, but is was in Maryland, undoubtedly, as it is thought that Mathew Day, John's father, after living in Fawn Twp., Shewsbury, York County, Pennsylvania, either moved over into Maryland and died there or that portion of York County, Pennsylvania became Baltimore County, Maryland. The two families, no doubt were well acquainted, and in those early times it was not at all usual for cousins to marry cousins.

 

.... continue with the family of Edward Poe. His 1st wife Martha Brittain having died in 1770, he married 2nd, Catherine _____, whose surname we do not have.

 

By Catherine, Edward Poe had two known children, viz: Martha Poe and Samuel Poe, mentioned in his will.

 

page 548

 

Samuel Poe (10/16/1786 - 2/3/1865 married (1) Mary "Polly" Hook (3/27/1785 - 6/9/1846) They married 3/7/1807 (Recorded in Bracken County, Kentucky). Samuel was born in Baltimore County, Maryland and came to Kentucky with his parents at 10 years of age. Mary’s parents were John and Hannah Hook of Bracken Co., KY. Samuel Poe was executor of Isaac Day, Sr’s. estate in 1831. there were six children born to Samuel Poe and his 1st wife, Mary Hook Poe, viz: Richard, Morris, John H., Thomas W., Samuel J., Frances and William W.

 

See Kentucky Counties

        note Bracken and other counties formed from Bourbon County

 

 

Alexander Poe

before 1752

 

Title:

History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania from the discovery of the Delaware... / by William W. H. Davis

Author:

Davis, William W. H.

Publisher:

Pipersville, PA : Lear, 1975

Collation:

3 v. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.

 

p. 90. Sometime previous to 1752, Thomas Penn wrote to Dr. Graeme and Richard Peters to lay out ground at the Forks of Delaware for a town. The town plat was surveyed by Nicholas Scull, assisted by William Parsons, in the spring of 1752, the ground being then covered with trees and bushes. Mr. Parsons left Philadelphia May 7th, in company with Mr. Scull, and proceeding by way of Abington, the Crooked Billet, Alexander Poe's and Durham, crossed the west brand at the Forks.

 

Patrick Poe (Patrick Poe's Tavern "Sign of the Plough")

 

Title:

Bucks county Pennsylvania deed records 1684-1763 / John David Davis.

Author:

Davis, John David

Publisher:

Bowie, MD : Heritage, 1997.

Collation:

518 p. ; 22 cm.

 

p. 99

At the sessions of the court held June 11, 1752, George Hughes, of Buckingham, presented his petition for license to keep a house of entertainment where he lived at the junction of the York and Durham roads and his petition was "allowed." This was the first tavern in Buckingham, and stood where the farmhouse on the Hughesian farm now stands. At that time the nearest taverns were Canby's, at the Ferry, now New Hope, on the east; Joseph Smith's, at Wrightstown, on the northwest, and Patrick Poe's "Sign of the Plough" on the North.

 

Patrick Poe

Abigail Day

 

Title:

Bucks County Historical Society journal.

Publisher:

Doylestown, PA : Bucks County Historical Society, 1972.

Collation:

v. : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm.

 

Volume III. 1909

 

p. 254

p. 537, 22 Feb 1748, John & Sarah Rick, yeoman, of Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Patrick Poe, tailor, of same, pounds 450, 200 acres ..line of Alexander Brown, Thomas Brown and Francis Hugh...patented 1685, by Walter Hill, who sold, 1721, to Thomas Millner, who sold, 1721, to John & Mary Davis, who devise to his wife and daughters, Elizabeth and Ann Davis, (said Ann married Awberry Bevan who sold, 1726 to Ebenezer & Dorothy Large, currier, of Burlington, New Jersey, sold, 1734, to Richard & Elizabeth Lundy, who sold, 1735, to Francis Borden, who sold 1741 to said John. Signed John Rick and Saran (x) Rick. Wit: William Hamilton and William Tea.

 

(note: the open quote, "Davis (said" does not close in the text of the book. This is exactly as printed)

 

p. 255

p. 543, 24 Feb 1748, Patrick & Abigail Poe, tailor, of Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania mortgage to Patrick Band, gentleman, of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, owes pounds 150, 200 acres...line of Alexander Brown, Ephraim Fenton, Francis Hughes and Thomas Brown. Signed Patrick Poe. Wit: Gario Cunningham and John Rich.

 

p. 329

(1755) p.312, Abraham Brown, planter, of Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania mortgage to Paul Isaac Voto, of same, pounds 40 owned Ann Strettell, spinster, of same, 20 acres...Plumsted Twp... line of John Shockley and Patrick Poe. Signed Abraham Brown. Wit: Thomas Flower and Henry Flower.

 

Edward Poe

 

p. 382

p.162, 15 Apr 1760, David & Mary Schmid, yeoman, of Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania mortgage to Mathias Shade, sugar baker, of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, owes pouns 300, 200 acres..Plumstead Twp...line of Alexander Brown. Thomas Brown, Ephrain Featon and Francis Hough...purchased, 1759, of Edward Poe. Signed David Schimid. Wit: Edward Poe and L. Weiss.

 

p. 164, 20 May 1760, John Jessup, wheelwright, of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania mortgage to Mathias Shade, sugar baker, of same, owes pounds 100, 76 acres...Plumstead Twp...line of John Chesnut, John Britain, Joseph Brown and Josiah Dyer...purchased, 1759, of William & Catherine Chesnut, laborer, of Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. Signed John Jessup. Wit: Andres Jessup and L. Weiss.

 

 

1820 Census (these counties border Kentucky)

Clermont County Ohio: Edward Poe, Jesse Poe, Joseph Poe, Joseph Poe, Jr.

 

 http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2016985&id=I0020

 

Name: Joseph POE

 Sex: M

 Birth: ABT. 1754 in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

 Death: 16 MAR 1838 in Clermont County, Ohio

Father: Edward POE b: 1732 in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Martha BRITTAIN b: ABT. 1732 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

Title:

Abstracts of Bucks County, Pennsylvania land records

Author:

Meldrum, Charlotte D.

Author:

Brown, June D.

Publisher:

Westminster, MD : Family Line, 1995-

Collation:

v. ; 21 cm.

 

Ramsey and Loyd Family

 

see: Francis Browning

The following record is presented because there are close associations with the Poe and Loyd (Lloyd) families. Some say that Frances Browning who administered the estate of Samuel Poe of Essex County, Virginia in 1725 was married to a Lloyd. There are several other Poe-Lloyd marriages. Ramsey and Poe connect as far back as the daughter of Dr. Leonard Poe, Frances, who married David Ramsey, probably in the latter half of the 16th century (1570 or so). Ramsey and Poe also have close relationships in North Carolina in the 18th Century.  There are many other references in these Bucks County, PA records to Ramsey and Lloyd. That the names of Ramsey, Lloyd and Poe appear in this county as well as Essex County, VA and Chatham County, NC certainly indicates a common migration pattern for the three families.

See North Carolina

 

p. 107

p. 435 Mortgage. William Ramsey of Warwick, Bucks Co., yeoman, to secure a debt of pounds 425.15s to be paid by 3 Jul 1742, to Richard Ashfield of New York City, gent., 2 full third parts of 638 acres and 44 perches of land in Warwick bounded by Henry Baily's land, by land late of James Claypoole, deceased, and by land late of George Willard. Said land that which William Penn's Commissioners patented 31 Jan 1703 and recorded in Philadelphia Patent Book A, Vol 2, pg 649 to Isaac Norris and David Lloyd, executors of the estate of Thomas Lloyd, deceased, who sold the two third parts to Richard Ashfield who lately conveyed it to William Ramsey. Made 3 Jul 1741. Wit: C. Brockden, J. Reily, J. Ord. Ackn: 3 Jul 1741. JP: Thomas Griffitts. Memo: 8 Oc 1748 before Lawrance Growdon, Recorder of Deeds, a power of attorney made by Robert Huntor Morris, esq., administrator for Richard Ashfield, discharges mortgage but a bond remains in force for recovery of the money.

 

Patrick Poe

 

p. 192

p. 543 Mortgage Patrick Poe of Plumstead, taylor, and his wife Abigail, to secure a debt of pounds 150, to Patrick Baird of Philadelphia, gent., a plantation and 200 acres of land in Plumstead and bounded by the lands of Alexander Brown, Thomas Brown, Ephraim Fenton and Francis Hughes. Said land part of 1,250 acres which William Penn granted to William Kent by indenture of release dated 18 Oct 1681. William Kent sold it to Walter Hill by indenture of release dated 11 Sep 1685 who by indenture of release dated 29 Sep 1685 granted it to Thomas Millner who sold it to John Davis by indenture of release dated 8 Apr 1721.

               John Davis then died, having written a Last Will and Testament dated 7 Dec 1720, bequeathing to his daughters pounds 500 each and the residue to his wife Mary (but if she should remarry, she should have pounds 100 and the remainder divided equally among the daughters.) Mary Davis, on of John Davis' daughters, by indenture of release dated 13 Sep 1726, granted one equal one-third part of the 1,250 acres to her mother Mary Davis who along with the other two daughters, Elizabeth Davis and Ann Davis, by indenture of release dated 17 Sep 1726, granted the whole 1,250 acres to Ebenezor Large. Elizabeth Davis and Ann Davis (who married Awbery Devan) both released their share of the land to Ebenezer Large, by indentures of release 26 May 1733 and 20 Nov 1733 respectively.

               Ebenezer Large and his wife Dorothy conveyed 200 acres of the 1,250 acre tract to Richard Lundy, Jr and his wife Elizabeth by indentures of lease and release dated 1 and 2 Nov 1734. By indentures of lease and release dated 26 and 27 May 1735 the Lundy's sold the 200 acres to Francis Borden who then sold it to John Rich by deed dated 12 Mar 1741. John Rich and his wife Sarah, by dded dated 22 Feb this instant conveyed the 200 acres to Patrick Poe. To be repaid on or by 24 Feb 1749/50. Made 24 Feb 1748/9. Wit: Gariod Cunningham, John Rich. Ackn: 13 May 1749. JP: Lawrence Growdon. rec: 18 May 1749.

 

Christopher Day

Abigail Poe

Patrick Poe (deceased)

Edward Poe

Patrick Poe (Jr.)

John Poe

Sarah Poe

Rich(ard?) Poe

Abigail Poe Brittain

Martha Poe

Ann Poe

 

 

Title:

Abstracts of Bucks County, Pennsylvania wills

Publisher:

Westminster, MD : Family Line, 1995, 1998

Collation:

2 v. ; 21 cm.

 

Vol. 1 (1685-1785)

 

p. 38

page 141. Christopher Day, of Plumstead, Yeoman. Sept. 1, 1746. Proved Mch. 25, 1748/9. Wife Martha. Son Mathew, exr. Son Christopher 50 acres he lives on adj. Alex. Brown. Sons Joseph and Nathaniel. Daus. Abigail Poe and Ursula Fenton.

Wit: Clement Doyle, Jno. Watson. (John Watson)

 

p. 62

Page 357. Patrick Poe, of Plumstead, Innholder. Sept. 7, 1758.

Proved Feby. 9, 1759. Wife Abigail and son Edward, exrs.

Children, Edward, Patrick, John, Sarah, Rich, Abigail Brittain, Martha and Ann Poe.

Wit: William Jessup, Samuel Simson, John Russell.

 

p. 84

Page 197. Jeremiah Vastine, Srnr., Hilltown, Yeoman. Aug. 30, 1769. Proved Nov. 9, 1769. Wife Deborah and son Jeremiah, exrs. Jeremiah 170 acres "where I live." Dau. Martha, wife of John Louder, 68 acres in Plumstead bought of Edward Poe. Dau. Hannah, wife of Samuel Graham.

Wit: John Thomas, Evan Pugh, David Evans.

 

Title:

Abstracts of Bucks County, Pennsylvania wills

Publisher:

Westminster, MD : Family Line, 1995, 1998

Collation:

2 v. ; 21 cm.

 

Vol. II (1785-1825)

 

John Brittain

Martha Brittain Poe

Edward Poe

Anna Poe

George Poe

 

p.1

Book No. 4

Page 388. John Brittian (sic) of Plumstead Twp. yeoman. 3-31-1770. Proved 5-2-1785. Son Nathaniel and Nathan exrs. Wife Elizabeth. Sons William, Nathaniel, Nathan, Joseph and Benjamin. Daus. Elizabeth wife of Edward Morris, Anna wife of William Young, Hannah wife of Peter Cosner, Mary wife of James Lewis and Martha wife of Edward Poe.

Lot adj. Peter Cosner and Robert Gibson.

Wits: Joseph Michener and James Erwin.

 

p.197

Page 148. Anna Poe, Buckingham Twp., "advanced in age." Nov. 16, 1816. Proved Dec. 28, 1816. Patrick Fenton exr. Note of Jonathan Doil, and Wits: Silas and Margaret Preston.

 

p. 203

Page 199. Michael Walter, Plumstead Twp. March 4, 1817. Proved Sept. 5, 1817. Son Andrew Walter and son-in-law George Walter exrs. Ch. Christiana wife of Abraham Fry, Catharine wife of George Walter, Mary wife of Abraham Gaines, Susanna, Michael, Andrew and Elizabeth Walter.

Wits: William Kealer Sr. and George Poe

 

 

Chester County

 

 

Title:

Record of the courts of Chester County Pennsylvania, 1681-1697.

Publisher:

[S.l.] : Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, 1919

Collation:

430 p. ; 26 cm.

 

Printed by Patterson & White Company, Philadelphia, PA. 1910. Record of the Courts of Chester County, Pennsylvania Begun Ye 13th of September, 1681 Ending the 10th Dy of March 1696-7. The original record being in the office of the Prothonotary of Chester County, at West Chester ,Pa. This follows the Upland Count Record, 1676-1681, now in possession of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

 

page 276

Chester Court ye 19th day of ye 11th month 1692 Wee the Grand Inquest by ye Kings Authority in ye name of ye Propriatery doe present Thomas Poe and Sarah Buller for Comitting fornication.                 Thomas vernan

 

page 277

At a Courtt held at Chester

the 14th 15th & 16th days of the first month 1693. William Jenkin p'sident. Justices p'sent: John Simcocke, John Bristow, George Maris, John Blunston, Samuell Levis. Caleb Pusey Sheriff, Joshua ffearne, Clerke.

Thomas Pow Exhibited a petition to this Courtt

The said Thomas pow & Sarah his wife was called to the bar to Answer to a presentment of ye Grand Jury for Comiting fornication who submited themselves to the Court And the Court gave Judgment That the said Thomas & Sarah doe stand at the Comon whipingpost and for the officer to declare theire offence to the People.

               And also fines them Twenty shillings and pay ye Courts Charges

 

 

Title:

Records of the courts : Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1697-1710 /transcribed by Dorothy B. Lapp and Frances B. Dunlap.

Author:

Dunlap, Frances B.

Author:

Lapp, Dorothy B.

Publisher:

Newtown, PA : Will-Britt, 1987.

Collation:

211, 43 p. ; 28 cm.

 

p. 37

The sheriff alsoe made returne of what he had taken by virture of the said execution. Chester the 6th day of 1st month 1698/9 taken in execution seven hundred acres of land belonging to John Calvert lying in the Towneship of Upper Providence with all appurtenances thereunto belonging for to answer a debt due to Ann Harrison. The Sheriff having taken the lands of John Calvert with the appurtenances thereunto belonging in execution in order to pay a debt due to one Ann Harrison and he having required us being of the neighborhood for to appraise the said esteate soe taken as followeth - to seven hundred acres of land penny rent cleared and uncleared att eighty pounds, to one house Barn & orchard nursery and garding att one hundred & sixty pounds: to wheate in the Ground eighteen pounds and for a further testimony that these are truley done according to the best of our understanding We have hereunto sett our hands & seals the 6th day of the first month 1698/9 The names of the appraisors are as followeth Thomas Minshall, Robert Vernon, Thomas Pow; John Powell...

 

Title:

History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with genealogical and biographical sketches / by J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope

Author:

Cope, Gilbert.

Author:

Futhey, J. Smith

Publisher:

Salem, MA : Higginson, s.d.

Collation:

782, xliv p. : ill., color maps, ports. ; 30 cm.

 

p. 205

Springfield.

Taxables named in the assessment of 1715:

... Thomas Poe...

Note: In this township was born Benjamin West, the celebrated painter. It is now part of Delaware County.

 

Title:

A history of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its people / under the editorial supervision of John W. Jordan

Author:

Jordan, John W.

Publisher:

Bowie, MD : Heritage Books, 1994

Collation:

2 v. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.

 

p. 311

Springfield Township

The first record of Springfield as a township is in 1686, when Peter Lester was appointed constable. In the south, 850 acres had been surveyed in 1681 to Henry Maddock and James Kennerly. Henry Maddock represented Chester county in the General Assembly in 1684, but subsequently returned to England, the tract mentioned becoming the property of his son, Mordecai, and included the present grounds of Swarthmore College. Other early land owners were:

 

... the taxables of 1715 were: William West, Isaac Taylor, George James, Richard Woodward, John Glere, Thomas Poe, Thomas Taylor, George James, Richard Woodward, John Glere, Nicholas Smith, Thomas Kendall, Mordecai Maddock, William Miller.

 

_____________________

 

Various men in England and Ireland named Thomas Poe who could be this Thomas Poe

 

 

Although, the 1770 will of Thomas Poe in Chester County, PA mentions "Thomas Poe of Antrim” this appears confusing to me. There is an Antrim in Ulster, Ireland, and there is an Antrim township in Franklin County, PA where two Poe families lived in the late 1700s, one stated to be Irish (Thomas Poe and wife Mary Potter) and a German Lutheran probably from Germany (Jacob Poe and wife Mary Stoey).

 

 

Data from searches at ancestry.com on November 29, 2002

 

1674

Suffolk: - Hearth Tax Returns, 1674

Cert: For County: Suffolk

Country: England

Thomas Poe 2

 

1676

Nottinghamshire: - Register of Marriages, 1559-1812

Marriages at Mansfield, 1559 to 1812.

Volume 2.

County: Nottinghamshire

Country: England

Thomas Poe & Mary Willimson 01 Oct 1676

 

 

 

Title:

First families of Chester County Pennsylvania / John Pitts Launey

Author:

Launey, John Pitts.

Publisher:

Westchester, MD : Willow Bend, 1999

Collation:

v. ; 21 cm.

 

Philip Roman Family

second generation

p.105

3. Robert Roman of Chester County, son of Philip (1) Roman, Sr., was born in Chichester. He m. 31st of 8th mo, 1716 at First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Hannah Poe. (1) Robert d. intestate in Jan 1717/8. Letters of administration dated 22 Jan 1717/18.

               Robert and Hannah had children: William; Thomas; (oops, there may have been more, I didn't photocopy the next page)

 

 

 

 

Marriage Certificate of Robert Johnson & Katherine Hadley
19 August 1732

 

From this site, copied on December 21, 2003. The site has several images of the original document.

http://www.hadleysociety.org/index512.html 

(SEEMS TO BE REMOVED NOW )

"Whereas Robert JOHNSON son of Robert JOHNSON of Newgarden in ye County of Chester in ye province of Pensilvenia, and Katherin HADLY daughter of Simon HADLY of Newcastle County on Delaware, Having declared their intentions of Marriage with each other before several Monthly Meeting of ye Christian people called Quakers at Londongrove & Newgarden in ye County of Chester aforesd according to ye good order___ amongst them & having consent of parents and relations their sd proposal of Marriage was alowed [sic] by ye Sd Meetings. Now these are to certifie whom it may concern that for ye full accomplishing their said intentions this nineteenth day of ye Eight month in ye year of our Lord: 1732: they ye sd Robert JOHNSON and Katherin HADLY appeared in a publick meeting of ye sd people at Newgarden Meeting house in ye County of Chester aforesd and ye sd Robert JOHNSON taking ye sd Katherin HADLY by ye hand did in solemn maner openly declare that he took her ye sd Katherin HADLY to be his wife promising with he Lords assistance to be unto her a loving & faithfull Husband untill Death should separate them.... And then & there in ye sd assembly ye said Katherin HADLY did in like maner [sic] declare that she took ye sd Robert JOHNSON to be her husband promising with ye Lords assistance to be unto him a faithfull & loving wife untill death should separate them... And Moreover they ye sd Robert JOHNSON & Katherin HADLY she according to ye Custom of Marriage assuming ye sd name of her husband as a further Confirmation thereof did then and there to her - presents sett their hands. And we being present at ye solemnization of ye sd marriage Robert JOHNSON and subscription Do as Witnesses hereunto also subscribe Katherin JOHNSON our names ye Day and year above written."

The following signatures are affixed to the document:


William HAMMANS, Mary LIGHTFOOT, Ephraim JACKSON, Simon HADLY, Katherine LIGHTFOOT, Ruth HADLY, Sarah MILHOUS, Margret JOHNSON, Martha HOBSON, Mary JACKSON Ruth MILLER, Joshua HADLY, Rebekah YARNALL, Joshua JOHNSON, Rachel YARNALL, Sarah JOHNSON, Hannah DIXON, Joseph SHARP, Thomas YARNALL, Samuel JACKSON Mary JOHNSON, Rachel MILLER, Ruth JOHNSON, Ann HADLY, Benjamin JOHNSON, Benj. FRED, Michael LIGHTFOOT, Jere. WOLLASTEN, William JACKSON, Thomas GRAY, John POE, Joseph ??, Thos. MILHOUS, Abigail BAILY, Ann JACKSON, James JOHNSON

The document also contains two signatures that are illegible

 

CHESTER > Lancaster >  York > Cumberland > Franklin

 

http://home.comcast.net/~strasserancestry/wsb/html/view.cgi-html2.html--SiteID-2655078.html

 

John Gibson, son of Andrew and Elizabeth Carnes Gibson

 

, was born 1754 in Antrim Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. John Gibson was

enrolled in the eighth Battalion, third Company, as a Private third class, Cumberland

County Militia in which capacity he performed a tour of active duty under a call

dated October 1777. He served in two companies, Captain James Poe's company, July

1777, and in Captain McCoy's Company, January 1778. He also served in the war of

1812. DAR Patriot Index (Centennial Edition) Part 2, page 1152 , Gibson, John: B:

1754 PA. D: 5-15-1828, OH., M: Martha Parks. Pvt PA. The National Society of the

Daughters of the American Revolution Volume page. DAR ID Number 39911.James Poe

was also a witness to the Will of John's Father, Andrew. John is listed in the 1786

Taxables list for Franklin County, Pennsylvania, Antrim Twp. also his milatary officer

James Poe is also listed.

 

John Gibson married 1733 in Chambersburg, Franklyn County, Pennsylvania, Martha

Parks, daughter of John Parks of Warrington Township, York County, PA. They settled

on a farm given them by Johns father. They raised a large family of ten children.

In about 1790 to 1792 A new settlement by members of the Associate, or Seceder Church

had been made in Tennessee near Nashville. John Gibson with all his children, along

with James Hogg and all his children moved to Blount County, Tennessee. John and

his sons Thomas and James had fine farms adjoining each others. There was fine timber,

water and soil. They raised indigo and cotton.

 

[ My own Poe family ancestry intermarries with this Hogg (Hogue) family]

 

John Gibson and some of his sons, moved to Green County, Ohio about 1804. He and

his wife lived in Preble County. A Seceder church had been erected at Massies Creek.

About 1825, John and Martha came from Preble County and lived with their son Thomas

near Xenia until their death. Martha died 13 May 1830 and John died 15 May 1828,

age 74 Est. They were buried in Massies Creek Cemetery and a large, old style sand

stone marked their graves.

 

 

Local History From:

http://www.greencastlemuseum.org/Local_History/enoch.htm

 

 

James Poe was absent from school by virtue of the fact he played hookey. Mrs. Betty

Hopkins observed James climb a tree to watch a local farmer mow hay. Returning home

at the regular hour, he was asked where he had been. He replied he had been in school.

For that little lie, his father gave him a licking.

 

When the Revolutionary War began, James Poe enlisted in John Allison's Battalion

and served as a Lieutenant. He was later promoted to the rank of Captain. This illustrious

son of a pioneer family was a man of importance, not only in the community in which

he lived, but in the affairs of the county and state. He served on the first grand

jury in Franklin County. He also served on the first Board of County Commissioners

from 1784 to 1787 and later from 1790 to 1793. Captain Poe was a member of the House

of Representatives for two terms as well as representing this area in the State

Senate for two terms. Poe married Elizabeth, daughter of Captain James Potter. Potter,

with a small detail of men, tried to overtake the Indians after their cowardly act

became known.

 

Potter and Poe are the two men previously mentioned relative to a planned memorial

at the Brown's Mill Cemetery. *

 

*In spite of all the discouragements, all went well; the bills were paid and a small

balance remained in the treasury. Within a few years, the Enoch Brown Park Commission

sponsored and contributed $250 each to erect the memorials at Forts McCord, Loudon,

Steel, and McDowell. Their endeavor to erect monuments in the old Brown's Mill Cemetery

to honor General James Potter and Major James Poe as well as at the Renfrew Farm,

near Waynesboro, did not materialize because of the lack of interest and effort

on the part of the people of those areas.

 

 

 

 

Thomas Poe

Mary Poe (wife)

James Poe (son)

Susannah Poe Potter  (daughter)

Mary Poe Long (daughter)

Kathrin Beard (daughter, had children, unnamed in will)

 

Ancestry.com search:

Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825 Book Page: B:63

Surname: Poe

Given Name: Thomas

Title:

Description: Decedent

Residence:

Date:

Prove Date: 28 Oct 1770

Remarks: Thomas Poe of Antrim. 3 Sep 1770. 

Wife Mary.

Son James.

Dau. Kathrin Beard.

Dau. Susannah Potter.

Dau. Mary Long.

Grandchildren by dau. Kathrin Beard.

Land in Hamilton Township where Alexander Cockran now lives.

Exs., wife Mary Poe

Alan Killough

Wm. Duffield.

 

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvpleasa/pa.txt

 

28 Jul 1777 -- PA Archives, 2nd series, vol. 15 (The Pennsylvania Line),

pages 568, 571, 579:  Cumberland County Militia:  Battalions Called out

by an order from Council dated 28 Jul 1777: 

     First Battalion, Capt. Samuel Royer's Co.:

          Ensign:  Robert Snodgrass

     Second Battalion, Capt. John Trindel's Co.:

          Private:  Alexander Snodgrass

     Second Battalion, Capt. James Poe's Co.:

          Private:  Samuel Snodgrass

 

23 Oct 1777 -- PA Archives, 3rd series, vol. 23, page 616, & 5th series, vol.

6, page 521 & 523:  Cumberland Co. Militia, Captain James Poe's Company, 8th

Battalion, Third Co., first call, October 23, 1777:

     Samuel Snodgrass, 4th Class/private

 

1782 -- PA Archives, 3rd series, vol. 23, page 786 & 5th series,

vol. 6, page 572: 

Cumberland Co. Militia, Capt. James Poe's Co., a return of the

Third Class, 8th Battn., that marched to camp and served two months:

     Fourth Company - Samuel Snodgrass

 

 

 

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1819

 

Name: Elizabeth Potter Poe

Description: Niece 

Date: 17 Sep 1805

Prove Date: 2 Jul 1806

BookPage: 1:524 

Remarks: William Cathcart, M.D. City of Philadelphia. Exec. brother-in-law George Latimer to sell all estate in Penna. Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina or elsewhere. Proceeds to sister Margaret Latimer and my niece Elizabeth Poe, wife of James Poe, of Franklin Co. and dau. of sister Elizabeth Potter, decd. Exec: Brother-in-law George Latimer. 

 

Calendar of Delaware Wills, New Castle County, 1682 -1800 • Wills

page 137

Margaret Gray. Mill Crk. Hd. Aug. 3, 1793. Dec. 4, 1795. O. 128.

Niece, Margaret Latimer, wife of George Latimer; grand niece

Elizabeth Poe, wife of Capt. James Poe.

Exc. nephew, William Cathcart.

 

 

 

 

Copied from this site on March 13, 2005

http://www.geocities.com/asheline54/ThomasPoe/HistoryofClubFrame1Source1.htm

 

Daughters of the American Colonists

 

Thomas Poe Chapter

Chapter History

 

Thomas Poe, ancestor of Mrs. Maxine Dodd, emigrated first to New Castle on the Delaware.  He removed to Concocheaque Valley in 1741, and to Antrim Twp., Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1746.  It was here in Pennsylvania that he obtained a land warrant on October 9, 1750, for 568 acres and 40 perches.  His land began on the Concocoheaque on the North and extended along the Guilford Township line to the East.  Sometime prior to 1756, he built his home, similar to those common among the gentry of Ulster, Ireland.  He was a man of prominence in Antrim, where he held a number of local offices and was serving as constable at the time of his death in 1770.  He married Mary Potter.  To this union were born four children - one son and three daughters.

 

Ancestry.com has this:

 

Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825 Record

Name: Thomas Poe

Description: Decedent 

Prove Date: 28 Oct 1770

Book Page: B:63 

 

Remarks: Thomas Poe of Antrim. 3 Sep 1770. Wife Mary. Son James. Dau. Kathrin Beard. Dau. Susannah Potter. Dau. Mary Long. Grandchildren by dau. Kathrin Beard. Land in Hamilton Township where Alexander Cockran now lives. Exs., wife Mary Poe, Alan Killough and Wm. Duffield. 

Source Information:

 

Lineages, Inc., comp. Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Chester County Wills. Located at the Chester County Archives and Records Service. 

 

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/franklin/history/local/wbeers007.txt
 
HISTORY OF FRANKLIN COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
ILLUSTRATED CHICAGO:  WARNER, BEERS & CO., 1887
 
     The second session of the county court convened Thursday, December 2, 1784, in the second story of JOHN JACK's stone tavern, which stood where MILLER's drug store now is.  This building was burnt in 1864.  The judges present were WILLIAM McDOWELL, of Peters; HUMPHREY FULLERTON, of Antrim; JAMES FINLEY, of Letterkenny.  CRAWFORD was clerk.  TALBOT was
sheriff.  The grand jurors were JAMES POE, HENRY PAWLING, WILLIAM  ALLISON, WILLIAM McDOWELL, ROBERT WILKINS, JOHN McCONNELL, JOHN McCARNEY, JOHN RAY, JOHN JACK, JR., JOHN DICKSON, D. McCLINTOCK, JOSEPH CHAMBERS and JOSEPH LONG.
 
The first general election in the county was held October 12, 1784, in Chambersburg, that being the only polling place in the county.  The county was entitled to elect one member of the Supreme Executive Council, and three representatives in the Legislature.  JAMES McLENE was elected councilor, to serve three years; JAMES JOHNSTON, ABRAHAM SMITH and JAMES McCALMONT were elected representatives; JEREMIAH TALBOT, sheriff; JOHN REA, coroner; 
JAMES POE, JOHN WORK, JOHN BEARD, county commissioners.  As some index of the number of votes the new county was able to poll, it may be stated that the vote on county commissioners was as follows
     JAMES POE, 822;     JOHN WORK, 421;     JOHN BEARD, 339.
 
                       COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
1785 James Poe, John Work, John Beard
1786 John Work, James Poe, John Beard
1787 John Beard, James Poe, John Work
1788 Robert Boyd, James McConnell, William Allison
1789 James McConnell, William Allison, Josiah Crawford
1790 William Allison, Josiah Crawford, Matthew Wilson
1791 Matthew Wilson, James Poe, Daniel Royer
1792 Matthew Wilson, James Poe, John Work
1793 James Poe, Daniel Royer, James Chambers
 
1809-1813  Thomas Poe, Antrim (the township in Franklin Co)

 

 

 

 

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/franklin/history/local/wbeers007.txt

 

Area History: Warner-Beers' History of Franklin County, PA, 1887 -- Part II: Chapters V & VI

 

  The second session of the county court convened Thursday, December

2, 1784, in the second story of JOHN JACK's stone tavern, which stood

where MILLER's drug store now is.  This building was burnt in 1864.  The

judges present were WILLIAM McDOWELL, of Peters; HUMPHREY FULLERTON, of

Antrim; JAMES FINLEY, of Letterkenny.  CRAWFORD was clerk.  TALBOT was

sheriff.  The grand jurors were JAMES POE, HENRY PAWLING, WILLIAM

ALLISON, WILLIAM McDOWELL, ROBERT WILKINS, JOHN McCONNELL, JOHN

McCARNEY, JOHN RAY, JOHN JACK, JR., JOHN DICKSON, D. McCLINTOCK, JOSEPH

CHAMBERS and JOSEPH LONG.

 

 

     The first general election in the county was held October 12,

1784, in Chambersburg, that being the only polling place in the

county.  The county was entitled to elect one member of the Sup-

reme Executive Council, and three representatives in the Legis-

lature.  JAMES McLENE was elected councilor, to serve three years;

JAMES JOHNSTON, ABRAHAM SMITH and JAMES McCALMONT were elected

representatives; JEREMIAH TALBOT, sheriff; JOHN REA, coroner;

JAMES POE, JOHN WORK, JOHN BEARD, county commissioners.  As some

index of the number of votes the new county was able to poll, it

may be stated that the vote on county commissioners was as follows

     JAMES POE, 822;     JOHN WORK, 421;     JOHN BEARD, 339.

 

 

                        COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

1785 James Poe, John Work, John Beard

1786 John Work, James Poe, John Beard

1787 John Beard, James Poe, John Work

 

1791 Matthew Wilson, James Poe, Daniel Royer

1792 Matthew Wilson, James Poe, John Work

1793 James Poe, Daniel Royer, James Chambers

 

     DEPUTY SURVEYORS UNDER APPOINTMENT FROM THE SURVEYOR-GENERAL

 

1809-1813  Thomas Poe, Antrim

 

 

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/franklin/history/local/wbeers008.txt

 

               HARPER'S COMPANY FROM PATH VALLEY

 

     CAPTAIN    -- MICHAEL HARPER

     LIEUTENANT -- WILLIAM McKINZIE

     ENSIGN     -- JOHN CAMPBELL

     SERGEANTS  -- WILLIAM IRWIN

                   JAMES McKINZIE

                   JOHN WIDNEY

                   HUGH BARRACK

     CORPORALS  -- JEREMIAH BAKER

                   FRANCIS McCULLOGH

                   SAMUEL CAMPBELL

                   JAMES GIRMEREN

 

     PRIVATES

 

     JOHN CANNON           JAMES HOCKENBERRY     ISAAC SCOOLY

     JAMES DEVER           PETER HOCKENBERY      WILLIAM SMITH

     BARNABAS DONNELLY     GEORGE IRWIN          RICHARD SCOTT

     DAVID EVANS           JAMES LINN            JAMES TAYLOR

     JERE HOCKENBERRY      SAMUEL PHILLIPS       PETER TIMMONS

 

     In 1814, in obedience to orders from Government, GOVERNOR SNYDER

ordered a draft upon the State for troops.  Franklin, Cumberland, York

and Adams Counties' quota under the call was 1,000 men, the men from

this county to assemble in Loudon on the 1st of March.  CAPTAIN SAMUEL

DUNN, of Path Valley, had a company of forty men.  These at once volun-

teered.  The balance of the county's quota was 175 men.  CAPTAIN SAMUEL

GORDON's full company from Washington, and CAPTAIN STAKE's partial

company from Lurgan, rendezvoused at Loudon.  WILLIAM McCLELLAN in com-

mand, who took them to Erie, leaving Loudon March 4.  MAJOR McCLELLAN's

official report says the command, 221 privates, was officered by one

major, three captains, five lieutenants and two ensigns.  At Erie, they

were put in the Fifth Regiment, commanded by COLONEL JAMES FELTON;

JAMES WOOD, of Greencastle, was major; THOMAS POE, of Antrim, adjutant.

The latter was a brave and gallant soldier.  He was a man born to com-

mand.  It is told of him that by the mere power of his presence he

quelled an outbreak of his men in camp, and by a word forced them to go

quietly to their quarters.  He fell mortally wounded at the battle of

Chippewa, July 6, 1814.

 

 

GORDON'S COMPANY, MARCH 1, 1814

   

     CAPTAIN           -- SAMUEL GORDON

     FIRST LIEUTENANT  -- WILLIAM DICK

     SECOND LIEUTENANT -- WILLIAM PATTON

     THIRD LIEUTENANT  -- JAMES BURNS

     ENSIGN            -- WILLIAM MILLER

     SERGEANTS         -- HUGH DAVISON

                          CHARLES MILLER

                          JAMES SCOTT

                          JOSIAH GORDON

     CORPORALS         -- JOSEPH ARTHUR

                          JAMES HALL

                          JOSEPH SHILLING

                          JOHN PODMAN

                          PHILIP MASON

                          WILLIAM BURGISS

 

     PRIVATES

 

     THOMAS ALLEN          JOSEPH FLORA          JOHN McCLAY

     WILLIAM ALSIP         JOHN FISHER           PHILLIP MYERS

     MARTIN BEARD          MICHAEL FRITZ         WILLIAM MAHAFFY

     HENRY BAUGHER         HENRY GEIGER          MURDOCK MITCHELL

     BENJAMIN BUMP         GEORGE GLAZE          JOHN McCURDY

     GEORGE BURR           MOSES GETRICH         ROBERT McCLELLAND

     FRED'K BEVERSON       JOHN GREENLY          DANIEL MENTZER

     JOHN BAKER            JOHN GRAHAM           G.M. MILLER

     MICHAEL BORER         JOHN HUBER            GEORGE MILLER

     JACOB BAKER           JOSEPH HOFFMAN        GEORGE NEFF

     PETER BAKER           WILLIAM HARDIN        JOSEPH NEAL

     MICHAEL BEAR          GEORGE HARMONY        NATHAN PHIPPS

     ADAM BROWN            JAMES HARDY           ABRAHAM PIACEARE

     CONRAD CROFT          JOHN HAWK             WILLIAM PEARSLAKE

     JOHN COON             PETER HARGER          THOMAS POE

     JOHN CRAIG            JOHN IRWIN            ERASMUS QUARTERS

     RICHARD CAHIL         DAVID JOHNSTON        ANDREW ROBERTSON

     WILLIAM CLEM          JOHN JEFFERY          WILLIAM REESEMEN

     JOHN CARVER           NATHANIEL KING        JOHN RITTER

     WILLIAM CLARK         JACOB KEEFER          ADAM RANKIN

     RICHARD DONAHOE       WILLIAM KLINE         ADAM REAM

     WILLIAM DIVELBISS     WILLIAM KING          CHRISTOPHER SITES

     JOHN DOWMAN           PETER KEEFER          FREDK STUMBAUGH

     EDWARD DETRICK        MATHEW KING           JACOB STAUFFER

     GEORGE DAVIS          JAMES LOGAN           NICHOLAS SMITH

     SAMUEL DEAN           BENJAMIN LEWIS        JACOB SMITH

     JACOB DEEMER          JACOB LIEPERT         HENRY SATIN

     JOHN DAVIS            JOHN McCOLLEY         JOSEPH TICE

     ADAM DUNCAN           JOHN McCONNELL        JAMES THOMPSON

     JACOB EBY             ALEXANDER McMULLEN    HENRY UNGER

     GEORGE ENSMINGER      PETER MYERS           WILLIAM WOLF

     WILLIAM EDWARDS       WILLIAM MILLER        WILLIAM WHITMAN

     NATHANIEL FIPS        JOHN McNEAL           HENRY WEAVER

 

 

ROBISON's COMPANY

 

     CAPTAIN           -- ANDREW ROBISON

     FIRST LIEUTENANT  -- JOHN BROTHERTON

     SECOND LIEUTENANT -- JAMES MITCHELL

     ENSIGN            -- JACOB BESORE

     SERGEANTS         -- JAMES WALKER

                          ANDREW SNIVELY

                          THOMAS WILSON

                          ARCHIBALD FLEMING

     CORPORALS         -- JOHN RANDALL

                          GEORGE BELLOWS

                          GEORGE SACKETT

                          ALEX AIKEN

     PAYMASTER         -- WILLIAM CARSON

    

     PRIVATES

    

     WM. ARMSTRONG, JR.     JOHN GAFF            JACOB POPER

     JOHN ALLISON          JOHN GARNER           JAMES POE

     ROBERT BRUCE          EDWARD GORDON         J. PIPER

     SAMUEL BRADLEY        FRED'K GEARHART       JOHN PARK

     ROBERT BROTHERTON     JOSEPH HUGHES         A.B. RANKIN

     JOHN BILLINGS         WILLIAM HARGER        JOHN REED

     WM. H. BROTHERTON     JOHN HENNEBERGER      JOHN ROWE, SR.

     FREDERICK BAIRD       WILLIAM IRWIN         ROGER RICE

     WILLIAM BRATTEN       JAMES JOHNSTON        JOHN ROGERS

     HENRY BEATTY          WILLIAM KREPPS        JOHN SHIRA

     JAMES BROTHERTON      JONATHAN KEYSER       JOHN SHEARER

     JOHN BOGGS            GEORGE KUY            HENRY SITES

     BENJAMIN CORE         MATHEW KENNEDY        ROBERT SMITH

     GEORGE CLARK          JAMES McGAW           CHARLES STEWART

     JAMES CAMLON          WILLIAM H. MILLER     SAMUEL STATLER

     WALTER B. CLARK       SAMUEL McCUTCHEN      GEORGE SPECKMAN

     FREDERICK CARPENTER   ABRAHAM McCUTCHEN     JOHN SHAUP

     WILLIAM CLARK         JOHN McCLELLAN        ADAM SAYLER

     WILLIAM COFFROTH      JOHN McCUNE           GEORGE SCHREDER

     JAMES DAVISON         JAMES McCORD          JOHN SNYDER

     JESSE DEMAN           WILLIAM MORELAND      GEORGE ULLER

     WILLIAM T. DUGAN      JOHN MILLER           WILLIAM VANDERAW

     JOHN DENNIS           JOHN McCOY            GEORGE WALLACK

     GEORGE FLORA          ADAM McCALLISTER      JOHN WEAVER

     DAVID FULLERTON       WILLIAM McGRAW        THOMAS WELSH

     SAMUEL FOREMAN        JOHN McCONNELL        CHRISTIAN WILHELM

     ROBERT GUINEA         ARCHIBALD McLANE      THOMAS WALKER

     WILLIAM GALLAGHER     JOHN B. McLANAHAN     JAMES WILSON

     PETER GALLAGHER       SAMUEL NIGH           CHRISTIAN WISE

     HUGH GUINEA           ROBERT OWEN           ALEXANDER YOUNG

 

 

Columbia County

 

Stephen C PoheColumnia and Montour County

 

http://poegen.net/PA/Census/StephenCPohe00.jpg

http://poegen.net/PA/Census/StephenCPohe01.jpg

http://poegen.net/PA/Census/StephenCPohe02.jpg

http://poegen.net/PA/Census/StephenCPohe03.jpg

 

 

DAR Directory

George Poe (Pohe)

Born: Berks County, Pennsylvania March 1750

Died: Columbia County, Pennsylvania 10 June 1805

Service: PA

 

Records of Mifflinville Cemetery Located in Mifflinville, Columbia County, Pennsylvania

Originally Called The German Burial Ground (other Cemeteries listed also – I failed to write down which cemetery these records come from)

 

Row No. 148

 

Poe, Ephie w/ George Poe

d. May 5, 1825  84 yr. 7 mo.

 

Poe, George (under Lt. Capt. Ferdinand Ritter Rev. War S Co. 4 Bat. Berks Co. 1750-1805)

 

Pohe, Reglea d/ George & Ephie

d. April 20, 1796 (3-8-15 – age)

 

Pohe, George s/ George & Ephie

d. June 10, 1805 (182)? 12.8.20

 

--------------------------------------

 

York County, Pennsylvania

 

York County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1749-1819

Name: Alexander Poe

Description: Decedent 

Residence: Franklin Township 

Date: 14 Feb 1787

Prove Date: 24 Mar 1788

Remarks: Poe, Alexander. Feb. 14, 1787. Executor: Nicholas Findly. Franklin Township. Wife: Margaret Poe. Children: John, Sarah wife of James Marlin, Margaret wife of Thomas Ormond. Grandchildren: Alexander Poe Ormond, Alexander Marlin, and Mary Peden. 

 

 

This Information was provided by Dr. Harry Poe, a collateral relative of Edgar Allan

Poe.

 

ALEXANDER POE (17  -1787) son of Sarah and David Poe, was of Dring, Parish of Kildallon,

County of Cavan, Ireland. He emigrated to America prior to 1739 and before the death

of his father in 1742 and was an early settler on the Manor of Masque in what is

now Adam County, Pennsylvania, his claim for his land dating back to April 1739.

Under his father's will, he was to receive 5 pounds sterling if he returned to Ireland

within six years, but he remained on his Pennsylvania farm until his death, about

1787. His will was proved in York County, Pennsylvania on March 24, 1788, and that

of his wife, Margaret, on January 28, 1789. After the death of Alexander's father

David in 1749, his brother John came over from Ireland to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

It is probable that he spent some time on his brother Alexander's farm in the Manor

of Masque. John later moved to Maryland.

Alexander Poe married Margaret, and they had issue, namely:

John Poe (17  -    )

Sarah Poe (17  - 18  ) married James Marlin

Mary Poe (17  - 18  ) married 1st David Peden; married 2nd Archibald Findley

Margaret Poe (17  - 18  ) married Thomas Ormond

In compiling this genealogy, Harry T. Poe, Jr. speculated about what might have

become of Alexander's son, John Poe:

What became of Alexander's son John Poe has not been ascertained. He may have been

Sergeant John Poe of Captain James Young's Company of Baltimore County Maryland

who enlisted July 7, 1776. This John was born in 1754, stood five feet eight inches

tall, and had black eyes.  This John Poe may very well have had descendants, possibly

in Virginia.

 

Besides this line of the family, Harry T. Poe, Jr. also spent many years delving

into possible relationships between this family of Poes and other families with

the same name but no known connection. On March 23, 1930 he wrote to George Van

Emon Poe of Van Buren, Ohio to inquire  about George Jacob Poe who was born in 1809.

He had known for some time about the family of Poes who lived in Findlay, Ohio and

were buried in the Indian Green Cemetery. George Poe never replied to the letter,

but it was saved by the family, and his grand-daughter Marilyn Schaaf sent it along

with her family records to us during the planning of the 1999 Poe Family Reunion.

This family's earliest recorded member is Jacob Poe, but family tradition claims

descent from a John Poe. The Ohio Poes have conjectured that their John Poe was

the brother of Alexander, but possibly he was this son of Alexander.

 

MARY POE (17  - 18  ) daughter of Margaret and Alexander Poe (17  - 1787) was born

on the Manor of Masque in what is now Adam County, Pennsylvania. She first married

David Peden. After his death, she was married in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Archibald

Findley. Around 1800 they moved to Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Possibly they moved

to what is now Findley, Ohio with some of her Poe relatives., as some of the Poe

family lived there. Jacob Poe who died 28 May 1856 is buried beside his wife Nancy

in Indian Green Cemetery, ten miles west of Findley in Hancock County, Ohio. Mary

Poe Peden Findley and her husband Archibald Findley had children, though only one

name is known. A son Alexander married Catherine Deemer.

 

The Poe family line : a history of the Poe family and collaterals ; including short histories of collaterals ; Corley, Hitt, Crim, Spielman / early families found in Fauquier, Warren and Rappahannock Counties of Virginia / by Pauline Mae Brannan.

 

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Columbia County, Pennsylvania

 

Records of Mifflinville Cemetery Located in Mifflinville, Columbia County, Pennsylvania Originally Called The German Burial Ground

 

Row No. 148

 

Poe, Ephie w/George Poe

               d.May 5, 1825 84 yr.7 Mo.

 

Poe, George (under Lt. Capt. Ferdinand Ritter

               Rev. War S Co.4 Bat.Berks Co.)

               1750-1805

 

Pohe, Reglea d/George & Ephie

               d.Apr.20,1796 (3-8-15- age)

 

Pohe, George a/George & Ephie

               d.June 10,1805 (l812)? l2.8.20