Mary Martha Silcott1

b. 19 September 1825, d. 1858
Father*Jacob Silcott1 b. 28 Jan 1770, d. 14 Oct 1845
Mother*Tamer Cowgill1 b. 4 Oct 1791, d. 26 Sep 1874
Birth*19 September 1825Mary Martha Silcott was born on 19 September 1825 in Loudoun County, Virginia,1,2
Death*1858 and died in 1858 in Macon County, Missouri.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1539] Ethel Silcott Blackburn, Silcott Family History, 1735-1992, second edition. Contains Silcott families, many from Pennsylvania, who lived in Virginia, at the end of the 1700s and early 1800s. Most of the families lived in the vicinity of Silcott Springs, Loudon County, Virginia. Many descendants later migrated west to Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, and elsewhere. Includes the Edenfield, Tavenner, and other related families. (Pleasantville, Ohio: E.S. Blackburn, 1993). Hereinafter cited as Silcott Family History, 1735-1992.
  2. [S1540] Jacob Silcott Family of Loudon Co., VA, submitted on 01 September 2000 by Andy Miller, Columbus, Ohio, a Silcott cousin descending from Jacob through his daughter Sarah (Silcott) Tomlinson, online at http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/silcott/11/. Hereinafter cited as Jacob Silcott Family of Loudon Co., VA.

Nancy Silcott1

b. 1798
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Jacob Silcott1 b. 28 Jan 1770, d. 14 Oct 1845
Mother*Jane Heaton1 b. 30 Jun 1775, d. 1 Oct 1809
Birth*1798Nancy Silcott was born in 1798 in Loudoun County, Virginia.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1539] Ethel Silcott Blackburn, Silcott Family History, 1735-1992, second edition. Contains Silcott families, many from Pennsylvania, who lived in Virginia, at the end of the 1700s and early 1800s. Most of the families lived in the vicinity of Silcott Springs, Loudon County, Virginia. Many descendants later migrated west to Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, and elsewhere. Includes the Edenfield, Tavenner, and other related families. (Pleasantville, Ohio: E.S. Blackburn, 1993). Hereinafter cited as Silcott Family History, 1735-1992.
  2. [S1540] Jacob Silcott Family of Loudon Co., VA, submitted on 01 September 2000 by Andy Miller, Columbus, Ohio, a Silcott cousin descending from Jacob through his daughter Sarah (Silcott) Tomlinson, online at http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/silcott/11/. Hereinafter cited as Jacob Silcott Family of Loudon Co., VA.

Sarah Silcott1

b. 4 December 1794, d. 24 March 1874
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Jacob Silcott1 b. 28 Jan 1770, d. 14 Oct 1845
Mother*Jane Heaton1 b. 30 Jun 1775, d. 1 Oct 1809
Birth*4 December 1794Sarah Silcott was born on 4 December 1794 in Loudoun County, Virginia,1,2
Death*24 March 1874 and died on 24 March 1874 at age 79.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1539] Ethel Silcott Blackburn, Silcott Family History, 1735-1992, second edition. Contains Silcott families, many from Pennsylvania, who lived in Virginia, at the end of the 1700s and early 1800s. Most of the families lived in the vicinity of Silcott Springs, Loudon County, Virginia. Many descendants later migrated west to Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, and elsewhere. Includes the Edenfield, Tavenner, and other related families. (Pleasantville, Ohio: E.S. Blackburn, 1993). Hereinafter cited as Silcott Family History, 1735-1992.
  2. [S1540] Jacob Silcott Family of Loudon Co., VA, submitted on 01 September 2000 by Andy Miller, Columbus, Ohio, a Silcott cousin descending from Jacob through his daughter Sarah (Silcott) Tomlinson, online at http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/silcott/11/. Hereinafter cited as Jacob Silcott Family of Loudon Co., VA.

William Silcott1

Family

Child1.Jacob Silcott+1 b. 28 Jan 1770, d. 14 Oct 1845

Citations

  1. [S1539] Ethel Silcott Blackburn, Silcott Family History, 1735-1992, second edition. Contains Silcott families, many from Pennsylvania, who lived in Virginia, at the end of the 1700s and early 1800s. Most of the families lived in the vicinity of Silcott Springs, Loudon County, Virginia. Many descendants later migrated west to Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, and elsewhere. Includes the Edenfield, Tavenner, and other related families. (Pleasantville, Ohio: E.S. Blackburn, 1993). Hereinafter cited as Silcott Family History, 1735-1992.

Jemima Sill1

Marriage*2 December 1687She married John Hall of Medford, son of John Hall and Elizabeth Green, on 2 December 1687.2

Family

John Hall b. 13 Oct 1660
Children1.John Hall+1 b. 19 Sep 1690, d. 8 Aug 1746
2.Andrew Hall+1 b. 5 May 1698, d. Jun 1750
3.Stephen Hall Esq.+1 b. 19 Jan 1704, d. 1 Dec 1786

Citations

  1. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Hall, pages 538-549. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.
  2. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855, Hall, pages 538-549, her surname spelled "Syll."

Griselda Silvester1

Father*Nathaniel Silvester1
Mother*Mary Hobert1
(Daughter) ResidenceGriselda's parents divided their time between their homes in Shelter Island, New York and Newport, Rhode Island. The Silvesters, who had come from Barbados, were Lords of the manor at Shelter Island.1
Marriage*1 March 1713/14She married first William Sanford of Newport, Rhode Island on 1 March 1713/14.1
(Wife) Death24 April 1721Griselda became a widow when William Sanford died on 24 April 1721.1
Marriage*20 January 1721/22She married second Reverend Nathaniel Cotton, son of Reverend Rowland Cotton and Elizabeth Saltonstall, on 20 January 1721/22 in Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island.1,2
(Wife) Death3 July 1729Griselda became a widow for the second time when Reverend Nathaniel Cotton died on 3 July 1729.3,4

Family 1

William Sanford b. c 1690, d. 24 Apr 1721

Family 2

Reverend Nathaniel Cotton d. 3 Jul 1729
Children1.Roland Cotton5 b. 21 Jan 1722/23
2.Elizabeth Cotton5 b. 28 Feb 1723/24
3.Nathaniel Cotton5 b. 15 Feb 1724/25
4.Elizabeth Cotton5 b. 25 Feb 1725/26
5.Ann Cotton5 b. 20 Feb 1726/27
6.John Cotton+5 b. 25 Mar 1728

Citations

  1. [S1032] G. Andrews Moriarty, "President John Sanford of Portsmouth, R.I., and his Family", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, concluded, Volume 103, pages 271-277 (October 1949): pages 276-277. Hereinafter cited as "President John Sanford of Portsmouth."
  2. [S194] James N. Arnold, Vital record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a family register for the people, in 21 volumes. Most volumes digitized and online in Library Catalog at familysearch.org; Indexes included in most volumes. Contents: volume 1. Kent County, Volume 2. Providence County (Providence, Cranston, Johnston, North Providence, Glocester, Burrillville), Volume 3. Providence County (Glocester, Burrillville, Scituate, Foster, Cumberland, Smithfield), Volume 4. Newport County, Volume 5. Washington County, Volume 6. Bristol County, Volume 7. Friends and ministers, Volume 8. Episcopal and Congregational, Volume 9. Seekonk, Pawtucket and Newman Congregational Church, Volume 10. Town and church, Volume 11. Church records, Volume 12. Revolutionary rolls and newspapers, including Providence Journal, deaths A-R, Volume 13. Deaths, Providence Journal, S-Z, Providence Gazette, A-J, 1762-1830, Volume 14. Providence Gazette, deaths K-Z, marriages, A-C, 1762-1825, Volume 15. Providence Gazette, marriages D-Z; United States Chronicle, deaths A-Z, Volume 16. United States Chronicle marriages; American Journal, Impartial Observer, Providence Journal, marriages and deaths; Providence Semiweekly Journal, marriages, Volume 17. Providence Phenix, Providence Patriot, Columbian Phenix, marriages A-R, Volume 18. Providence Phenix, Providence Patriot, Columbian Phenix, marriages S-Z, deaths A-M, Volume 19. Providence Phenix, Providence Patriot, Columbian Phenix, deaths N-Z; Rhode Island American, marriages A-G, Volume 20. Rhode Island American, marriages H-Z, deaths A-B, Volume 21. Rhode Island. (Providence, Rhode Island: Narragansett Historical, 1891-1912), Volume 6, Bristol Marriages, page 16. Hereinafter cited as Rhode Island Vital Records 1636-1850 (Arnold).
  3. [S1031] Rhode Island, Deaths, 1630-1930, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Rhode Island, Deaths, 1630-1930.
  4. [S194] James N. Arnold, Rhode Island Vital Records 1636-1850 (Arnold), Volume 6, Bristol Deaths, page 125.
  5. [S194] James N. Arnold, Rhode Island Vital Records 1636-1850 (Arnold), Volume 6, Bristol Births, page 71.

Nathaniel Silvester1

Marriage*He married Mary Hobert.1
Residence*Nathaniel and Mary Silvester divided their time between their homes in Shelter Island, New York and Newport, Rhode Island. The Silvesters, who had come from Barbados, were Lords of the manor at Shelter Island.1

Citations

  1. [S1032] G. Andrews Moriarty, "President John Sanford of Portsmouth, R.I., and his Family", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, concluded, Volume 103, pages 271-277 (October 1949): pages 276-277. Hereinafter cited as "President John Sanford of Portsmouth."

Mary Simmons1

b. circa 1641, d. after 10 March 1696/97
Birth*circa 1641Mary Simmons was born circa 1641 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1
Marriage*circa 1660She married Joseph Alden, son of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, circa 1660 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1
Death*after 10 March 1696/97She died after 10 March 1696/97 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Family

Joseph Alden b. c 1627, d. 8 Feb 1696/97
Children1.Sarah Alden+1 b. c 1665, d. b 29 Jun 1713
2.Isaac Alden1 b. b 1666, d. 24 Jun 1727
3.Joseph Alden+1 b. 1667, d. 22 Dec 1747
4.Mercy Alden1 b. c 1669, d. a 28 Jul 1727
5.Hopestill Alden+1 b. c 1671, d. a 18 Dec 1753
6.Elizabeth Alden+1 b. 1678, d. 8 May 1705
7.John Alden1 b. c 1680, d. 29 Sep 1730

Citations

  1. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.

Moses Simmons1

Marriage*23 November 1769He married Lois Hayward, daughter of Josiah Hayward and Mary Perkins, on 23 November 1769 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Lois Hayward

Citations

  1. [S612] Paul Dillon Hayward, Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater (Denver, Colorado: P.D. Hayward, 1985), Author stated in his Preface that this book is his third compilation on the Haywards and that most of the data he obtained from previously published sources. He warned that there are undoubtedly many errors, some of which may invalidate entire sections, page 2. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Moses Simmons

(Original Proprietor) Land Grant1656Moses Simmons was among the fifty-four Duxbury men listed in 1645 as original proprietors for the development of the town that would become Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony). Two others, Reverend James Keith and Samuel Edson, were added to the group later, and when the town of Bridgewater was actually incorporated in 1656 there were a total of fifty-six. Of these proprietors, only eighteen, about one-third, actually relocated and became residents of the new plantation. Moses Simmons was one of those who never relocated his family and moved to Bridgewater.

The area known as the Bridgewaters was originally inhabited by Wampanoag who called it Saughtuchquett (Satucket). In 1642 when the township of Marshfield was separated from Duxbury and became its own distinct entity, Duxbury petitioned the court for additional land “to the westward” in compensation.

The General Court granted their petition in 1645 and six trustees, Captain Myles Standish, John Alden, George Soule, Constant Southworth, John Rogers, and William Brett were appointed to divide the land. The action by the General Court was primarily an authority to purchase land, and Captain Standish, Samuel Nash, and Constant Southworth were appointed to make the purchase. The deed was signed on 23 Mar 1649.

The Bridgewater lands were divided among the inhabitants “by an agreement among themselves”. Unfortunately, there is no record to tell us how the town proceeded to agree to their division, or how, by whom, or when it was determined what residence or other circumstance should entitle anyone to a share. To view the complete list of Bridgewater's Original Proprietors, click on the PDF icon; the photo icons lead to four early maps of the Bridgewater settlement.1,2,3,4,5
(Grantor) Land Transfer1660George Soule, Moses Simmons and Philip Delano never moved to Bridgewater and in 1660 sold their proprietor shares to Nicholas Byram who settled there soon after.6

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts). Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S913] Author unidentified, A map identifying the lands of the Original Proprietors of the Bridgewater Settlement, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, c1645-1656, Old Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified). Hereinafter cited as Bridgewater Original Proprietors Map, c1645-1656.
  3. [S888] Author unidentified (although probably a descendant of David Perkins), A map of Old Bridgewater identifying the lands of the Perkins Family and their neighbors, 1680-1730, Old Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 17.995 x 15.555 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of Old Bridgewater, 1680-1730.
  4. [S889] Author unidentified, A map of the Second Precinct of Bridgewater incorporated June 1, 1716 and called the South Parish, indicating the early highways and paths and the dwelling places of the settlers, at the date of incorporation of the Precinct and before the Census of 1746, Second Precinct, South Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 22.48 x 17.51 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of the Second Precinct of Bridgewater, 1716-1746.
  5. [S890] Author unidentified, A map of the East Parish of Bridgewater founded from Old Bridgewater December 14, 1723, the Meeting House raised March 14, 1720 and officially incorporated in 1823; the map also includes West Bridgewater, first settled in 1651 from Old Bridgewater and officially incorporated in 1822. The dwelling houses of some of the landowners are identified, c1723, East & West Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 22.215 x 17.12 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of the East and West Parishes of Bridgewater, c1730.
  6. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Byram, pages 127-130.

Rebecca Simmons1

ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Marriage*21 October 1742She married Samuel Bolton, son of John Bolton and Sarah Chesebrough, on 21 October 1742 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Court Action*31 October 1748 Constable Austin Bearse of Halifax, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), reported to the General Sessions court of Plymouth County, that by warrant from Selectmen Thomas Croade, Barnabas Tomson and Noah Cushing, he warned Rebecca Bolton, wife of Samuel Bolton, a Bridgewater Labourer, "who came from Bridgewater the fourth day of April Last past and hath Since Resided in Halifax without her Husband, being under Infirmity of Body and without Sufficient Means of Support" was ordered to depart on 31 October 1748.4

Family

Samuel Bolton b. 6 Dec 1688, d. 30 May 1753

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301, noted the date of their marriage as 25 Oct 1742.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S669] Plymouth Court Records, 1686-1859 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 3, page 14, Warrants to warn persons from Halifax; referencing (2:29-39). Hereinafter cited as Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859 - NEHGS.

Susan Simmons1

Marriage*9 February 1855She married Joseph N. Campbell, son of John Berry Campbell and Cynthia Beard Black, on 9 February 1855 in Morgan County, Illinois.1,2

Family

Joseph N. Campbell b. 24 Apr 1831, d. 30 Mar 1924

Citations

  1. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, Joseph N. Campbell and Susan Simmons, Morgan County, 9 February 1855. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  2. [S1727] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, online at www.ancestry.com, Joseph N. Campbell, father John B. Campbell, mother Cynthia Black, born 24 April 1831 in Illinois (which is believed to be incorrect and should be Kentucky), spouse Susan Simmons, died 30 March 1924 in Scott County and buried 2 April 1924 at North Prairie, age 92. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947.

Elizabeth Simms1

Marriage*29 July 1820She married Ephraim Davidson, son of Thomas George Davidson and ______ ______, on 29 July 1820 in Madison County, Illinois.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Ephraim Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 21, tray 66, D´s, No. 20-22; box 21, tray 67, D´s, No. 1-12, 1813-1903, images 1092-1100, images 1094-1095; identifying his wife Elizabeth. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  2. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Ephraim Davidson and Elizabeth Simms on 29 July 1820 in Madison County, referencing FHL film# 001306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  3. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Ephraim Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 21, tray 66, D´s, No. 20-22; box 21, tray 67, D´s, No. 1-12, 1813-1903, images 1092-1100, image 1095; Ephraim gave and devised seventy dollars to his grandson Westly Laughlin.
  4. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Ephraim Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 21, tray 66, D´s, No. 20-22; box 21, tray 67, D´s, No. 1-12, 1813-1903, images 1092-1100, images 1094-1095; identifying his older son Thomas Alexander Davidson.
  5. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Ephraim Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 21, tray 66, D´s, No. 20-22; box 21, tray 67, D´s, No. 1-12, 1813-1903, images 1092-1100, images 1094-1095; identifying his younger son John Nelson Davidson.

Matilda Simon1

b. 6 October 1865, d. 16 August 1889
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Birth*6 October 1865Matilda Simon was born on 6 October 1865.1
Marriage*She married Malachi Heaton, son of Mahlon Heaton and Jane Lunn.1,2
Death*16 August 1889She died on 16 August 1889 at age 231
Burial* and was buried in Hilltown Baptist Church Cemetery Upper, Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Malachi Heaton b. 30 Jun 1851, d. 6 Feb 1930
Children1.Jane Heaton3,1 b. 12 Sep 1884, d. 18 Feb 1912
2.Anna Mary Heaton+4 b. 22 Feb 1887, d. 29 Mar 1913

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Matilda (Simon) Heaton, Memorial# 14490436. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Malachi Heaton, Memorial# 55206652.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jennie Heaton, Memorial# 55206739.
  4. [S1816] Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Anna Heaton of Fricks (Hilltown), Bucks County, Pennsylvania, age 17, daughter of Malachi Heaton and mother deceased, and Harvey Pearson of Hellertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, age 23, son of Jacob and Sarah Pearson, both deceased, married on 7 May 1904 in Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Film# 000927192. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968.

Mary Simonds1

d. 14 December 1826
Marriage*12 November 1774Her marriage to John Jupp was published on 12 November 1774 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1
(Wife) Death17 December 1780Mary (Simonds) became a widow when John Jupp died on 17 December 1780.1
Marriage*23 April 1785Her marriage to Nathan Smith, son of Ephraim Smith, was published on 23 April 1785 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,2
(Wife) DeathMary (Simonds) Jupp Smith became a widow for the second time when Nathan Smith died.2
Death*14 December 1826She died a widow on 14 December 1826 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.3,2

Family 1

John Jupp d. 17 Dec 1780
Child1.Mary Jupp1 b. 26 Sep 1775

Family 2

Nathan Smith b. 1 Jul 1710

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 620-623. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, the record noted her date of death as 6 Mar 1826 and then as (dup. 14 Dec) 1826.

John Simpson1,2

Marriage*1 December 1665He married Abigail Smith on 1 December 1665 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).3

Family

Abigail Smith
Child1.Susanna Simpson+1,2 b. 12 Dec 1675, d. 26 Aug 1745

Citations

  1. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America. Contains index. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in this work often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982), Chapter 1, pages 4-5, suggesting her father may have been "Jonathan". Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Charlestown, Volume 1, page 95, their surname transcribed as "Simson". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Charlestown, Volume 1, page 22, their surname transcribed as "Simson."

Sarah Simpson1

Marriage*She married Joseph Frost, son of Joseph Frost Esq. and Margaret Colton.1

Family

Joseph Frost b. 3 May 1749, d. 29 Jan 1830

Citations

  1. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 15. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.

Susanna Simpson1

b. 12 December 1675, d. 26 August 1745
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*John Simpson2,3
Mother*Abigail Smith4
Birth*12 December 1675Susanna Simpson was born on 12 December 1675 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).5,3
Marriage*15 April 1697She married Nathaniel Heaton, son of Jabez Heaton and Experience Meade, on 15 April 1697 in Boston, Suffolk County.1,6
Residence* Most of the time Susanna and Nathaniel Heaton lived in Boston.1,7
Religion*September 1703 They must have lived in Charlestown, Middlesex County for a time also, because Susanna's husband Nathaniel was admitted to the First Church, Charlestown, in September 1703 and Susanna was admitted there on 15 April 1705.6,1,7
(Wife) Death5 January 1732/33Susanna became a widow when Nathaniel Heaton died on 5 January 1732/33.8,6,9
Death*26 August 1745She died on 26 August 1745 at age 691,7,6
Burial* and was buried next to her husband in the Granary Burial Ground, Boston, next to the old State House. His grave is reported to be 10 feet from John Hancock's and near Paul Revere and other Boston patriots.1,7,10,6

Family

Nathaniel Heaton b. 1676, d. 5 Jan 1732/33
Child1.Susannah Heaton+11,1 b. 7 Oct 1698

Citations

  1. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America. Contains index. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in this work often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982), Chapter 1, pages 4-5. Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  2. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 1, pages 4-5, suggesting her father may have been "Jonathan."
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Charlestown, Volume 1, page 95, their surname transcribed as "Simson". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Charlestown, Volume 1, page 22.
  5. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 1, pages 4-5, suggesting her father may have been "Jonathan" and the year of her birth 1676.
  6. [S933] Thomas Bellows Wyman, The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp and Son, 1879), Heaton, page 491. Hereinafter cited as Charlestown Genealogies and Estates, 1629-1818.
  7. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 1, page 5. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  8. [S946] Boston, MA: Old Cemeteries of Boston, online at www.americanancestors.org, Granary Burial Ground, page 602, noting aged 60 years, died 5 January 1732. Hereinafter cited as Old Cemeteries of Boston.
  9. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 1, pages 4-5, noting year as 1722.
  10. [S946] Old Cemeteries of Boston, online at www.americanancestors.org, Granary Burial Ground, G1016, page 602, noting 69th year of her age, died 26 August 1745.
  11. [S1215] Boston, MA: Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection), online at www.americanancestors.org, Reference Code 29840, page 10421. Hereinafter cited as Boston Inhabitants and Estates (Thwing).

Nancy Louisa Sims1

Marriage*20 November 1836She married James Ward McHaney on 20 November 1836.1,2

Family

James Ward McHaney
Child1.Mary Jane McHaney1 b. 12 Oct 1837, d. 6 Apr 1924

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Jane (McHaney) Wickersham, Memorial# 10803004. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1704] Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of James McHaney and Nancy L. Sims on 20 November 1836 in Wilson County. Hereinafter cited as Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002.

Annie Sinklear1

b. 16 March 1869, d. 4 October 1936
Birth*16 March 1869Annie Sinklear was born on 16 March 1869 in Lincoln County, Missouri.1
Marriage*She married John S. Inlow.1,2
Census US 1900*21 June 1900Annie and John S. Inlow were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 21 June 1900 in Union, Lincoln County, Missouri. John was recorded as 37 years of age and a day laborer, and Annie was 29 years of age. They rented their house, had been married for 15 years, and Annie had given birth to seven children, six of whom were living. All six of the children were enumerated with their parents in 1900. Neva was 14 years old; Ethel M. was 12; Leslie J. was 10; Reuben was 8; Catherine was 6; and Dora was 2 years old. The three oldest children were attending school.3
(Wife) Death3 April 1934Annie became a widow when John S. Inlow died on 3 April 1934 at age 70.2
Death*4 October 1936She died on 4 October 1936 in Calumet, Pike County, Missouri, at age 671
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Eolia Baptist, Eolia, Pike County.1,2

Family

John S. Inlow b. 22 Sep 1863, d. 3 Apr 1934
Children1.Neva Inlow3 b. Mar 1886
2.Ethel M. Inlow3 b. May 1888
3.John Leslie Inlow+1,4 b. 11 Feb 1890, d. Oct 1969
4.David Reuben Inlow+3,5 b. 19 Jan 1892, d. 19 Sep 1950
5.Catherine Inlow3 b. Nov 1894
6.Dora Inlow3 b. Jan 1898

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Annie (Sinklear) Inlow, Memorial# 37770084. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John S. Inlow, Memorial# 37770012.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John S. and Annie Inlow, Union, Lincoln, Missouri; Page: 14; Enumeration District: 0057; FHL microfilm: 1240871. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Leslie “Less” Inlow, Memorial# 127559753.
  5. [S1766] Web: Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1962, online at www.ancestry.com, death of David Reuben Inlow, Certificate# 31319, of Eolia, Pike County, farmer, married to Maude Inlow, age 58, born on 19 January 1892 in Briscoe, Missouri, died on 19 September 1950 in Pike County Hospital, Louisiana, Pike County, parents John Inlow and Annie Sinklear, informant Mrs. Maude Inlow, Eolia, Missouri, burial on 20 September 1950 in Eolia Baptist. Hereinafter cited as Web: Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1962.

Alta Sinkler1

b. 4 November 1908, d. 18 November 2007
Relationship7th great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*William Reed Sinkler1,2,3 b. 25 Oct 1886, d. 11 Mar 1949
Mother*Alice Michener Heaton1,2,4 b. 7 Aug 1887, d. 5 Dec 1921
Birth*4 November 1908Alta Sinkler was born on 4 November 1908 in Pennsylvania.5,6,2
(Daughter) Census US 191024 April 1910Alta was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 24 April 1910 in the household of her parents at 114 South Fifth Avenue, Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania. She was one year old.6
(Granddaughter) Census US 19202 January 1920Alta was enumerated with her brother on the 1920 census taken on 2 January 1920 in the household of her maternal grandparents, Sarah and Edward F. Heaton, on Second Street Pike, Southampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She was 11 years old and attending school.7
(Daughter) Train Crash5 December 1921Alta's mother was a passenger, and unfortunately a victim, of the terrible Bryn Athyn train crash, called a "Titanic" disaster, of 5 December 1921. It happened when two passenger trains traveling on a single track of the Philadelphia and Reading Railway collided head-on between the now-defunct Woodmont and Paper Mill stations in Upper Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. One train was heading from Newtown to Philadelphia and the other in the opposite direction. The result was 27 dead, 70 injured, and the casualties included many who burned to death.

The local hero of the event was Jacob B. Klenk who was credited with saving seven lives, one life being that of his sister-in-law, Ethel M. (Yerkes) Klenk, wife of his brother, William F. Klenk.

Below is our transcription of the story of the horrible ordeal published in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday , 11 December 1921:

Bryn Athyn Hero Saved Seven Lives : Jacob Klenk Working to Free Eighth Victim When Driven Back, Modest Rescuer’s Hands and Arms Seared; Wants to Forget Wreck

The modest, unsung hero of the Bryn Athyn wreck is, without dispute, Jacob Klenk, of Southampton. Seven persons owe their escape from the fiery furnace of burning cars to Klenk. He was trying to save the eighth when he was driven away by flames, and he saw the victim slip back into the fire, and heard her last despairing shriek.

Klenk, an automobile man, hasn’t much to say about it. In fact, he says “he’d rather not talk about the horrible affair.” He insists that what he did was “only what any real man would have tried to do.”

Klenk left his home in Southampton Monday morning and boarded the ill-fated train from Newtown. When the crash came, he was hurled to the aisle, but was virtually unhurt, and he made his way to an exit. He heard a scream, in which he recognized his sister’s voice, that of Mrs. Ethel Yerkes Klenk. She was injured and scalded about the legs, and “Jake” gathered her into his arms and carried her to a place of safety outside.

Then he went back into the car, and a minute later came out with another woman. Then, a third. The fourth and fifth trips meant the saving of two men. Twice more – another man and another woman saved. Klenk was tiring, but went back to save another – the eighth.
Timbers Hold Victim

Then he heard another voice he recognized – that of Miss Elizabeth Shelmire. She was pinioned, one foot fast in the wreckage, bur she had drawn her body up to an opening in the roof. Klenk grabbed her and pulled, but the timbers held the foot. He tugged at cross-pieces of wood, but without result.

The flames were spreading rapidly. Klenk knew that whatever must be done, must be done within a minute. An axe would have meant the saving of the woman, but no one had an axe, and there was not time to obtain one from the nearest farm house.

Klenk gave one last tug. Then, with his coat ablaze and his hands and arms seared, his hair scorched, he was compelled to jump back from an onrush of flames. He saw Miss Shelmire throw her arms despairingly, heard the final cry of anguish, saw her slip back into the pit of fire.

Miss Shelmire’s body has not been identified. It lies with five others in the “unidentified group” at the Morgue in Jenkintown. Mrs. Klenk, the first person saved by “Jake” Klenk, is improving.

But “Jake” himself doesn’t want to talk about the heroism evidenced in the list of eight saved. He doesn’t want to talk about the wreck at all. “I’m glad I’m alive,” is his terse comment.

Click the camera icon to see a photo published in the newspaper.8,9
(Daughter) Death5 December 1921Alta was 13 years old when her mother was killed at age 34 in the Bryn Athyn train crash of 5 December 1921.4,1
Marriage*31 December 1938She married Horace Robert Leary, son of John Arthur Leary and Elizabeth Johnson, on 31 December 1938.1,2,10
(Wife) Death1989Alta became a widow when Horace Robert Leary died in 1989 at about age 79.10
Death*18 November 2007She died on 18 November 2007 at the Luther Woods Convalescent Home, Hatboro, Montgomery County, at age 992
Burial* and was buried with her husband in North and Southampton Churchyard, Churchville, Bucks County.2

Family

Horace Robert Leary b. 1 May 1910, d. 1989

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, page 657. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Alta (Sinkler) Leary, Memorial# 54006431. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Reed Sinkler, Memorial# 54006482.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Alice Michener (Heaton) Sinkler, Memorial# 54208668.
  5. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 18, page 657, reporting her date of birth and also that of her brother Edward Earl, as 4 November 1908 which would have made them twins.
  6. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William R. and Alice Sinkler, Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1327; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0007; FHL microfilm: 1375340. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  7. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edward F. and Sarah K. Heaton, Southampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1543; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 55. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.
  8. [S2097] Jacob B. Klenk, 1921 Bryn Athyn Train Wreck Hero, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Sunday, 11 December 1921, page 10. Hereinafter cited as Jacob B. Klenk, 1921 Bryn Athyn Train Wreck Hero.
  9. [S2098] Bryn Athyn Train Crash of 5 December 1921, newspaper photo; Bucks County Courier Times.com, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/article/20131201/…
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Horace R Leary, Memorial# 54006432.

Edward Earle Sinkler1,2,3

b. 4 October 1906, d. 12 February 2004
Relationship7th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*William Reed Sinkler1,4 b. 25 Oct 1886, d. 11 Mar 1949
Mother*Alice Michener Heaton1,4 b. 7 Aug 1887, d. 5 Dec 1921
Birth*4 October 1906Edward Earle Sinkler was born on 4 October 1906 in Northampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3,5
Name VariationHe was often identified as Earle or Earl.1,3
(Son) Census US 191024 April 1910Earle was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 24 April 1910 in the household of his parents at 114 South Fifth Avenue, Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania.3
(Grandson) Census US 19202 January 1920Edward was enumerated with his sister on the 1920 census taken on 2 January 1920 in the household of his maternal grandparents, Sarah and Edward F. Heaton, on Second Street Pike, Southampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was 13 years old and attending school.6
(Son) Train Crash5 December 1921Edward's mother was a passenger, and unfortunately a victim, of the terrible Bryn Athyn train crash, called a "Titanic" disaster, of 5 December 1921. It happened when two passenger trains traveling on a single track of the Philadelphia and Reading Railway collided head-on between the now-defunct Woodmont and Paper Mill stations in Upper Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. One train was heading from Newtown to Philadelphia and the other in the opposite direction. The result was 27 dead, 70 injured, and the casualties included many who burned to death.

The local hero of the event was Jacob B. Klenk who was credited with saving seven lives, one life being that of his sister-in-law, Ethel M. (Yerkes) Klenk, wife of his brother, William F. Klenk.

Below is our transcription of the story of the horrible ordeal published in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday , 11 December 1921:

Bryn Athyn Hero Saved Seven Lives : Jacob Klenk Working to Free Eighth Victim When Driven Back, Modest Rescuer’s Hands and Arms Seared; Wants to Forget Wreck

The modest, unsung hero of the Bryn Athyn wreck is, without dispute, Jacob Klenk, of Southampton. Seven persons owe their escape from the fiery furnace of burning cars to Klenk. He was trying to save the eighth when he was driven away by flames, and he saw the victim slip back into the fire, and heard her last despairing shriek.

Klenk, an automobile man, hasn’t much to say about it. In fact, he says “he’d rather not talk about the horrible affair.” He insists that what he did was “only what any real man would have tried to do.”

Klenk left his home in Southampton Monday morning and boarded the ill-fated train from Newtown. When the crash came, he was hurled to the aisle, but was virtually unhurt, and he made his way to an exit. He heard a scream, in which he recognized his sister’s voice, that of Mrs. Ethel Yerkes Klenk. She was injured and scalded about the legs, and “Jake” gathered her into his arms and carried her to a place of safety outside.

Then he went back into the car, and a minute later came out with another woman. Then, a third. The fourth and fifth trips meant the saving of two men. Twice more – another man and another woman saved. Klenk was tiring, but went back to save another – the eighth.
Timbers Hold Victim

Then he heard another voice he recognized – that of Miss Elizabeth Shelmire. She was pinioned, one foot fast in the wreckage, bur she had drawn her body up to an opening in the roof. Klenk grabbed her and pulled, but the timbers held the foot. He tugged at cross-pieces of wood, but without result.

The flames were spreading rapidly. Klenk knew that whatever must be done, must be done within a minute. An axe would have meant the saving of the woman, but no one had an axe, and there was not time to obtain one from the nearest farm house.

Klenk gave one last tug. Then, with his coat ablaze and his hands and arms seared, his hair scorched, he was compelled to jump back from an onrush of flames. He saw Miss Shelmire throw her arms despairingly, heard the final cry of anguish, saw her slip back into the pit of fire.

Miss Shelmire’s body has not been identified. It lies with five others in the “unidentified group” at the Morgue in Jenkintown. Mrs. Klenk, the first person saved by “Jake” Klenk, is improving.

But “Jake” himself doesn’t want to talk about the heroism evidenced in the list of eight saved. He doesn’t want to talk about the wreck at all. “I’m glad I’m alive,” is his terse comment.

Click the camera icon to see a photo published in the newspaper.7,8
(Son) Death5 December 1921Edward was 15 years old when his mother was killed at age 34 in the Bryn Athyn train crash of 5 December 1921.9,4
Marriage*31 December 1927He married Elizabeth Louise McMurray, daughter of John S. McMurray and Lydia M. Renner, on 31 December 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.4,10
Death*12 February 2004He died on 12 February 2004 in Warminster, Bucks County, at age 9711
Burial* and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park, Feasterville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.5

Family

Elizabeth Louise McMurray b. 14 May 1909, d. 2007

Citations

  1. [S1866] Pennsylvania, Birth Certificates, 1906-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Edward Earle Sinkler on 4 October 1906 in Northampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to William Reed Sinkler and Alice Michener Sinkler, citing certificate# 119385, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania (State). Birth certificates, 1906–1910, Box 41 and 117901-120750 certificate number range. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Birth Certificates, 1906-1911.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, page 657, reporting his date of birth and also that of his sister, Alta, as 4 November 1908 which would have made them twins. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  3. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William R. and Alice Sinkler, Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1327; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0007; FHL microfilm: 1375340. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  4. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 18, page 657.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Earle Sinkler, Memorial# 104328711. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  6. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edward F. and Sarah K. Heaton, Southampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1543; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 55. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.
  7. [S2097] Jacob B. Klenk, 1921 Bryn Athyn Train Wreck Hero, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Sunday, 11 December 1921, page 10. Hereinafter cited as Jacob B. Klenk, 1921 Bryn Athyn Train Wreck Hero.
  8. [S2098] Bryn Athyn Train Crash of 5 December 1921, newspaper photo; Bucks County Courier Times.com, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/article/20131201/…
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Alice Michener (Heaton) Sinkler, Memorial# 54208668.
  10. [S1817] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Edward E Sinkler and Elizabeth L McMurray in 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, referencing Digital GSU# 4141829. Hereinafter cited as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951.
  11. [S2061] Edward Earle Sinkler Sr. 2004 Death, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, 17 February 2004, page B-9, death of Earle Sinkler Sr. of Warminster on 12 February 2004 at age 97; beloved husband of Elizabeth (nee McMurray), brother of Alta Leary, father of Earle Jr., Wendel, Bruce and Kathleen, 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Hereinafter cited as Edward Earle Sinkler Sr. 2004 Death.

Warren Sinkler1

b. 1889
Birth*1889Warren Sinkler was born about 1889 in Pennsylvania.1
Census US 1910*25 April 1910Warren Sinkler was enumerated as the head of his household on the 1910 census taken on 25 April 1910 on Kirk Road, Warminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was single, 21 years of age, and a farmer who owned his own farm with a mortgage. Enumerated in his household as boarders, were Edward F. Heaton, his wife Sallie K., and their son Raymond. Edward was 53 years of age and a farm laborer, and Sallie was 49 years of age and worked as a housekeeper for a private family. They had been married for 29 years, and their son, Raymond Heaton, was 12 years old. Also boarding at the Sinkler farm was David Craig, age 14, who was a farm laborer. He and Raymond Heaton had both attended school within the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Warren Sinkler, Warminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1320; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0056; FHL microfilm: 1375333. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.

William Reed Sinkler1

b. 25 October 1886, d. 11 March 1949
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*William S. Sinkler2
Mother*Harriett Reed2
Birth*25 October 1886William Reed Sinkler was born on 25 October 1886 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.1,2
Marriage*25 June 1905He married Alice Michener Heaton, daughter of Edward Fling Heaton and Sarah K. Sutch, on 25 June 1905.1,3,4
Census US 1910*24 April 1910Alice and William Reed Sinkler were enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 24 April 1910 at 114 South Fifth Avenue, Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania. William was 23 years of age and the storekeeper of his own hardware store, and Alice was 22 years of age. They rented their home, which was a house, had been married for four year and Alice had given birth to two children who were enumerated with their parents in 1910. Earl was 3 years old and Alta was one. Also residing with the Sinkler family in 1910 was Elizabeth Yerkes, age 23 and born in Pennsylvania, who was recorded as a boarder.5
(Husband) Train Crash5 December 1921William's wife was a passenger, and unfortunately a victim, of the terrible Bryn Athyn train crash, called a "Titanic" disaster, of 5 December 1921. It happened when two passenger trains traveling on a single track of the Philadelphia and Reading Railway collided head-on between the now-defunct Woodmont and Paper Mill stations in Upper Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. One train was heading from Newtown to Philadelphia and the other in the opposite direction. The result was 27 dead, 70 injured, and the casualties included many who burned to death.

The local hero of the event was Jacob B. Klenk who was credited with saving seven lives, one life being that of his sister-in-law, Ethel M. (Yerkes) Klenk, wife of his brother, William F. Klenk.

Below is our transcription of the story of the horrible ordeal published in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday , 11 December 1921:

Bryn Athyn Hero Saved Seven Lives : Jacob Klenk Working to Free Eighth Victim When Driven Back, Modest Rescuer’s Hands and Arms Seared; Wants to Forget Wreck

The modest, unsung hero of the Bryn Athyn wreck is, without dispute, Jacob Klenk, of Southampton. Seven persons owe their escape from the fiery furnace of burning cars to Klenk. He was trying to save the eighth when he was driven away by flames, and he saw the victim slip back into the fire, and heard her last despairing shriek.

Klenk, an automobile man, hasn’t much to say about it. In fact, he says “he’d rather not talk about the horrible affair.” He insists that what he did was “only what any real man would have tried to do.”

Klenk left his home in Southampton Monday morning and boarded the ill-fated train from Newtown. When the crash came, he was hurled to the aisle, but was virtually unhurt, and he made his way to an exit. He heard a scream, in which he recognized his sister’s voice, that of Mrs. Ethel Yerkes Klenk. She was injured and scalded about the legs, and “Jake” gathered her into his arms and carried her to a place of safety outside.

Then he went back into the car, and a minute later came out with another woman. Then, a third. The fourth and fifth trips meant the saving of two men. Twice more – another man and another woman saved. Klenk was tiring, but went back to save another – the eighth.
Timbers Hold Victim

Then he heard another voice he recognized – that of Miss Elizabeth Shelmire. She was pinioned, one foot fast in the wreckage, bur she had drawn her body up to an opening in the roof. Klenk grabbed her and pulled, but the timbers held the foot. He tugged at cross-pieces of wood, but without result.

The flames were spreading rapidly. Klenk knew that whatever must be done, must be done within a minute. An axe would have meant the saving of the woman, but no one had an axe, and there was not time to obtain one from the nearest farm house.

Klenk gave one last tug. Then, with his coat ablaze and his hands and arms seared, his hair scorched, he was compelled to jump back from an onrush of flames. He saw Miss Shelmire throw her arms despairingly, heard the final cry of anguish, saw her slip back into the pit of fire.

Miss Shelmire’s body has not been identified. It lies with five others in the “unidentified group” at the Morgue in Jenkintown. Mrs. Klenk, the first person saved by “Jake” Klenk, is improving.

But “Jake” himself doesn’t want to talk about the heroism evidenced in the list of eight saved. He doesn’t want to talk about the wreck at all. “I’m glad I’m alive,” is his terse comment.

Click the camera icon to see a photo published in the newspaper.6,7
(Husband) Death5 December 1921William became a widower when Alice Michener (Heaton) Sinkler was killed at age 34 in the Bryn Athyn train crash of 5 December 1921.3,4
Death*11 March 1949He died on 11 March 1949 in Upper Southampton, Davisville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, at age 621,2
Burial*14 March 1949 and was buried on 14 March 1949 in North and Southampton Churchyard, Churchville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1,2

Family

Alice Michener Heaton b. 7 Aug 1887, d. 5 Dec 1921
Children1.Edward Earle Sinkler8,4 b. 4 Oct 1906, d. 12 Feb 2004
2.Alta Sinkler4,9,1 b. 4 Nov 1908, d. 18 Nov 2007

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Reed Sinkler, Memorial# 54006482. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of William Reed Sinkler of Davisville, Bucks County, certificate# 20616, age 62, painter, widowed by Alice M. Sinkler, born on 25 October 1886 in Philadelphia, died on 11 March 1949 in Upper Southampton, Davisville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, of congestive heart failure due to years of atherosclerotic heart disease of several years, parents William S. Sinkler and Harriett Reed, both born in Philadelphia, burial on 14 March 1949 at Churchville, informant E. Earle Sinkler. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Alice Michener (Heaton) Sinkler, Memorial# 54208668.
  4. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, page 657. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  5. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William R. and Alice Sinkler, Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1327; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0007; FHL microfilm: 1375340. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  6. [S2097] Jacob B. Klenk, 1921 Bryn Athyn Train Wreck Hero, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Sunday, 11 December 1921, page 10. Hereinafter cited as Jacob B. Klenk, 1921 Bryn Athyn Train Wreck Hero.
  7. [S2098] Bryn Athyn Train Crash of 5 December 1921, newspaper photo; Bucks County Courier Times.com, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/article/20131201/…
  8. [S1866] Pennsylvania, Birth Certificates, 1906-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Edward Earle Sinkler on 4 October 1906 in Northampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to William Reed Sinkler and Alice Michener Sinkler, citing certificate# 119385, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania (State). Birth certificates, 1906–1910, Box 41 and 117901-120750 certificate number range. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Birth Certificates, 1906-1911.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Alta (Sinkler) Leary, Memorial# 54006431.

William S. Sinkler1

Birth*William S. Sinkler was born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*He married Harriett Reed.1

Family

Harriett Reed
Child1.William Reed Sinkler+1 b. 25 Oct 1886, d. 11 Mar 1949

Citations

  1. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of William Reed Sinkler of Davisville, Bucks County, certificate# 20616, age 62, painter, widowed by Alice M. Sinkler, born on 25 October 1886 in Philadelphia, died on 11 March 1949 in Upper Southampton, Davisville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, of congestive heart failure due to years of atherosclerotic heart disease of several years, parents William S. Sinkler and Harriett Reed, both born in Philadelphia, burial on 14 March 1949 at Churchville, informant E. Earle Sinkler. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.

John Sisney1

Family

Child1.Ruth Sisney1

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 17. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

Ruth Sisney1

Father*John Sisney1
Marriage*1 February 1766She married, as his first wife, William Beeson, son of Benjamin Beeson and Elizabeth Hunter, on 1 February 1766 at a New Garden Meeting of Friends, Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Family

William Beeson b. 11 Nov 1743

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 17. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

Avis Sisson1

b. 10 August 1756, d. 10 December 1816
Birth*10 August 1756Avis Sisson was born on 10 August 1756, according to what was recorded in the records of Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), It would appear from the fact that her maiden surname was not included in the record that the date information was obtained from her gravestone which read Avis Shove, second wife of Josiah, and likely did not include her actual place of birth.2
Marriage*She married Josiah Shove, son of Nathaniel Shove and Hannah Baxter.1
Death*10 December 1816She died on 10 December 1816 in Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 60.2

Family

Josiah Shove b. 18 Apr 1756

Citations

  1. [S7] Obituary of Samuel Shove, submitted by his son Josiah Shove, pages 223-225, although some of the lineage information, especially of the early Shoves in America, has proved to be incorrect. (Names mixed up and at least one generation skipped.) Samuel's son Josiah likely wrote parts of the obituary from his memory of stories his father had told him. And, of course, neither of them had any first-hand information of anything before Samuel's birth in 1789. From this researcher's point of view, other sources should be considered more reliable -- especially on events and people of the 1600s and 1700s, Necrology of the Rhode Island Society for the Encouragement of Domestic Industry, for the year 1874, Providence, Rhode Island, LHB Notebook - Books, News, & Online, Summerlin, Nevada. Hereinafter cited as Shove Necrology - RI Society 1874.
  2. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.

Elijah Skinner1

Marriage Intention11 October 1763An intention of marriage for Elijah Skinner and Abigail Hawes was recorded on 11 October 1763 in Dedham.2
Marriage*8 December 1763He married Abigail, daughter of Samuel Hawes and Elizabeth Warren, on 8 December 1763 in Dedham.1,3

Family

Abigail Hawes b. 24 Sep 1733

Citations

  1. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Three, pages 15-27. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 120. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 101.

Howard Edward Skinner1,2

b. 29 November 1915, d. 10 July 1999
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Descendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Howard P. Skinner3
Mother*Ethel L. Underwood3
Birth*29 November 1915Howard Edward Skinner was born on 29 November 1915 in Baltimore, Maryland.4,5
Marriage*9 January 1944He married Mary Louise Heaton, daughter of Roy Henry Heaton and Hazel Conger, on 9 January 1944.1,6
Relocation*1944Mary Lou and Howard moved to California in 1944.6
Divorce*11 October 1948Howard and Mary Lou Skinner were divorced on 11 October 1948.2,1,6
Death*10 July 1999He died on 10 July 1999 at age 83.3

Family

Mary Lou Heaton b. 22 Dec 1909, d. 7 Aug 2001
Child1.Son Skinner7 b. b 31 Dec 1944

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S247] Heaton Family Bible Record for the family of Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, The Complete Domestic Bible, Old and New Testaments (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hubbard Brothers, 1873); LHB, Summerlin, Nevada. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Family Bible Record for the family of MLHSR.
  3. [S1456] Social Security (U.S.) Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  4. [S247] Heaton Family Bible Record for the family of MLHSR, noting, in Mary Lou's handwriting, that his year of birth was 1914.
  5. [S1456] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, his year of birth noted as 1915.
  6. [S240] Mary Lou Skinner Ross, Thoughts While Ironing. Warning: The publication contains no chapters or page numbers. (Atlanta, Georgia: Ross, Mary Lou Skinner, 1981). Hereinafter cited as Thoughts While Ironing.
  7. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."