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Historical Review of Dauphin County
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CHAPTER VI

In the absence of town records, much difficulty is daily experienced by those in search of the records of their ancestry. In Pennsylvania, save among the early Quakers, the abstracts of wills, the assessment lists, the administration accounts, with an occasional deed, are the only fields for genealogical research prior to the war of the Revolution.

Owing to this fact, and to preserve to the people of Dauphin county, and to the descendants of those who have gone out from it and are scattered over many States of the Federal Union, we have compiled the following abstracts of wills pertaining to that section of Lancaster county which, after 1785, became the county of Dauphin. The History of the family is becoming of far greater importance than the general history of public affairs or that of the individual. We feel confident, that in the preservation in this volume of these beginnings of the early family history of the pioneers and other settlers, we do excellent service; and, therefore, tender them to those into whose hands this Encyclopedia of Biography may fall, believing that no other chapter contained within the covers of the volume will be more highly appreciated. At the present time, when on all sides efforts are being made to preserve the history of the family, no better lexicon of genealogy can be found in any local historical volume.

Ashton, Alexander, of Hanover, d. December, 1743, leaving a wife Isabella, and children: James, John, and Henry. The executors were Walter Carruth and John McQueen.

Allison, William, of Derry, d. in August, 1739, leaving a wife, and several children.

Allison, James, Sr, of Cormack Plains, d. in September, 1739, leaving a wife Jean, and children: Isabella, James, and John.

Allison, John, of Derry, d. in May, 1747, leaving a wife Jeanet, and children: Robert, Jean, Isabel, Margaret, Jeanet, and James.

Allison, James, d. in September, 1762, leaving a wife Rebecca, and children: James, Anna m._____Defrance, Janet m. William Watt. Margaret m. _______Bowman, Sarah, and Rebecca. Mrs. Rebecca Allison d. September, 1764.

Allison, Robert, of Derry, d. in February, 1765, leaving brothers William and John, who were his executors. The legatees of his estate were the trustees of the Philadelphia Hospital, the Grammer School of Newark, De., Annabella McDowell and Mary Clark.

Allison, John, d. May, 1767, leaving a wife Ann, and children: Patrick, Jane, m. _____Clark, Margaret, John, James, Ann, William, Robert and Rose.

Allison, James, d. April, 1776, leaving his estate to his sisters Sarah, Allison, Rebecca, m. ______Killwell, and Janet, m. William Watt; also to his nephews, James and John Defrance.

Allen, William, of Hanover, d. in February, 1744, leaving a wife Sarah, and children: William, John, Benjamin, and James.

Allen, William, of Hanover, d. in March, 1782, leaving a wife Elizabeth, and children: John, Sarah, m. James Dixon, Jean, m. John Sawyer, Elizabeth, m. Samuel Mann, Mary, m. John Snodgrass, Samuel, and William. He mentions grandchildren Sarah and Allen Dixon, Mary and William Allen.

Armstrong, James, of Paxtang, d. December, 1758, leaving a wife Jean, brothers William and John, sisters Margaret, Mary, Elizabeth, m. ______Thompson, and Frances.

Andrews, John, of Hanover, d. March, 1783, leaving a wife Rachel, and among others, daughter Elizabeth.

Barnett, John, d. September, 1734, leaving a wife Jennet, and children: Thomas, Joseph, Robert, James, John, Rebecca, Mary, and Jean.

Barnett, Samuel, of Hanover, d. July, 1758, leaving a wife Martha, and children: Samuel, John, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Rebecca.

Barnett, William, of Hanover, d. February, 1762, leaving a wife Margaret, and children: Joseph and Sarah. John and William Barnett were the executors.

Barnett, William, of Paxtang, d. September, 1764, leaving a wife Rebecca, and children: John, William, Mary, Rebecca, Isabel, and Jean.

Barnett, John E., of Paxtang, d. January, 1785, leaving a wife Margaret, and children: Andrew, John, and Janet.

Bartlett, John, d. prior to August, 1761, leaving sisters as follows: Rachel, m. William Mills, Mary, m. Matthew Chambers, Bathsheba, m. John Bailey, Rebecca, Martha.

Barclay, William, d. prior to 1761, at that time his widow Esther being the wife of _______McIntire. William Barclay’s children were: John, Hugh, Stephen, Joseph, Mary, Margaret, Martha, Esther.

Brandon, William, of Hanover, d. April, 1753, leaving a wife Isabella, and children: James, Catharine, Ann, and William.

Black, David, of Derry, d. September, 1753, leaving a wife Jane, and his estate to his nephews, William and Thomas Spencer, and William Laird, and neices, Eliza Laird and Mary Maxwell.

Black, Hugh, of Derry, d. September, 1759, leaving a wife Margaret, and children: Thomas, David, deceased, Jean, Agnes, m. John Laird, and Mary, m. _____Maxwell.

Bowman, Thomas, of Derry, d. in 1763, leaving a wife Mary, and children: Hugh, Jean, Elizabeth, John, and Thomas.

Bowman, Stephen, of Paxtang, d. May, 1782, leaving a wife Anna, and children: Chrisly, John, Stephen, Barbara, m. Elias Neglee, Mary, m. John Roop, Addy, m. Jacob Roop, Freney, m. Chrisly Stopher, Ann, m. Henry Landis, and Elizabeth, m. Melchoir Poorman.

Brown, William, of Hanover, d. January, 1771, leaving children: Mary, Ann, Molly, William, John, and James. John and Andrew Brown, presumably brothers, were the executors.

Brown, Daniel, d. April, 1782, leaving a wife Agnes, and children: Philip, Margaret, Elizabeth, Agnes, and John.

Boyd, Jane, of Paxtang, d. in December, 1772; she left children: Mary, Jane, and Martha; sons-in-law, James Miller, James Means, James Anderson, William McWorter, and Robert McWorter; also a grandchild, Jane Means.

Boyd, Robert, of Paxtang, d. September, 1785, leaving a wife Elizabeth, and children: Sarah, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Catharine---the first three then residing in Ireland.

Boyd, William, of Derry, d. May, 1800, leaving a wife Jennett, and children: James, John, who had a son William, Jennett, m. ____Moore, Mary, m. ______Strawbridge, Margaret, m.________Williams, and William, who had a son William.

Brightbill, J. Dorst, of Hanover, d. in December, 1773, leaving a wife Mary, and children: Elizabeth, Mary, John, and Peter.

Balsbach, George, of Hanover, d. in September, 1773, leaving a wife maria Eva, and children: Peter, Valentine, Margaret, Catharine, Eva, and George; son-in-law Gerge Henry.

Boeshore, Jacob, of Hanover, d. December, 1778, leaving children: Henry, Catharine, John, Jacob, Ann, Christina, and Margaret; son-in-law Adam Baumgardner.

Boggs, William, of Paxtang, d. March, 1782, leaving a wife Lydia, and children: James, Catharine, Ann, Margaret, Elizabeth, William, Lydia, and John.

Bishop, William, d. March, 1783, leaving a wife Anna, and children: Christopher, Peter, John, Philip, Godleib, and Susanna, m. _____Bretz.

Bell, William, of Paxtang, d. in October, 1783, leaving children: John, George, William, Thomas, Arthur, Andrew, Jean, Sarah, Mary, Dorcas, and Margaret.

Bell, Thomas, b. 1737, d. June 23, 1815. His wife Ann, b. September 18, 1740, They had among other children: Rev. Samuel, m. Mary Snodgrass; James, b. 1772, d. March 6, 1841, m. Catharine______, b. 1782, d. October 4, 1826; Eliza, m. James Dale, of Union county, Pa.

Brand, John, of Paxtang, d. in November, 1783, leaving his estate to brothers Christopher, Jacob, and Peter; to sisters Elizabeth, m._____Allman, Nancy, and Mary, m.____Hemperly.

Bradley, Samuel, of Hanover, d. April, 1785, leaving a wife Agnes, and brother John, whose children were Samuel, William, Mary, and John, brother James, and son Samuel, brother Matthew; besides Mary and William Shay, children of William Shay.

Boal, Peter, of Paxtang, d. April, 1791, leaving his estate to his brothers John, Michael, Henry, and sisters not named.

Bordner, John, of Lykens, d. June 1812, leaving a wife Susanna, and children as follows: Peter, Anna, m. Adam Heller, Susanna, Elizabeth.

Bucher, Casper, of Paxtang, d. September, 1800, leaving a wife Catharine, and children: George, John, Casper, Catharine, m. Henry Goetz, Elizabeth, m. Jacob Engel, Anna Maria, m. Samuel Wiestling, Dorothea, m. Godfrey Frichey, Magdalena, m. Henry Shiley, and Jacob.

Clark, William, d. in September, 1732, leaving wife Esther, and children: William, Sarah, Esther, and Priscilla. the executors were Thomas Clark and Rev. Adam Boyd.

Clark, Sarah, d. October, 1752, leaving sisters: Esther, m. Jonathan Jones, and Priscilla, m. Joseph Cookson, and a brother William Clark.

Clark, John, d. in January, 1753, leaving a wife Elizabeth, and children: Thomas, Robert, and James.

Clark, Thomas, d. in 1750, leaving a wife and children named: James, John, Abraham, William, Thomas, Eleanor, Mary, and Margaret.

Clark, William, d. in May, 1763, leaving wife Margaret, and children: Peter, John, Thomas, Joseph, and Ann. He mentions his son-in-law John Baldridge.

Clark, Robert, of Upper Paxtang, d. in March, 1771, leaving a wife Jean, and children: William, Jean, m. Thomas Renick, Elizabeth, m. John Means, and Mary, m. William Wallis.

Clark, Robert, of Paxtang, d. March, 1788, leaving his estate to his nephew William Duncan.

Clark, Benj., of Hanover, d. March, 1801, leaving children: Thomas, Margaret, deceased, m. John Gilichen, Mary, m. Richard McClay, grandson Benjamin Clark, and granddaughter, Elizabeth Clark, m. Balzer Stein, children of his daughter Jane.

Cathey, John, of Paxtang, d. in February, 1742, leaving a wife Ann, and children: Alexander and Eleanor.

Campbell, Samuel, of Derry, d. October, 1747, leaving a wife and children: William, James, John, Hugh, and Thomas; also grandchildren Elizabeth, and Samuel, children of Hugh Campbell.

Campbell, William, d. in April, 1748, leaving a wife Mary, and children: John, William, Mary, Jane, Margaret, and Ann. The executors were Samuel Reed and Samuel Graham.

Campbell, Andrew, d. in June, 1752, leaving children: John, Archibald, Andrew, Sarah, and Margaret; besides grandchild Jane, m. Robert McNeal.

Campbell, James, of Londonderry, d. in May, 1771, leaving a wife Rosanna, and children: John and Patrick; grandchild James, son of John; sister Martha Cary.

Campbell, Patrick, d. July, 1772, leaving a wife Mary, son-in-law William Smith, and grandchild Campbell Smith.

Campbell, Andrew, d. in July, 1797, leaving his estate to his nephews Daniel, Archibald, and John McNeal.

Campbell. John, of East Hanover, died in 1787, leaving a wife Margaret, and children: William, James, John, Mary, Jane, Isaac, and Margery.

Craig, John, d. prior to September, 1760, and left issue: Sarah, m. David Allen, Mary, Isabel, and John.

Caldwell, Andrew, d. in December, 1752, leaving a wife Ann, and children: Andrew, Rachael, m. James Croswell, and Robert; granddaughter Hannah, child of Rachael.

Caldwell, Robert, d. March, 1755, leaving his estate to his mother Ann Caldwell, and brother Andrew Caldwell, and sister Rachael, m. James Croswell.

Caldwell, Andrew, of Paxtang, d. in April, 1771, leaving children: Sarah, m. James Carson, Rebecca, David, Ann, Andrew, and James. The executors were James Carson, Matthew Smith, and Andrew Caldwell.

Caldwell, John, of Paxtang, d. in March, 1782, leaving a wife Mary, and children: David, James, John, Sarah, and Ann.

Caldwell, David, of Paxtang, d. in May, 1783, leaving mother, Mary Caldwell, brothers, James and John, and sisters Sarah and Ann.

Caldwell, James, d. in March, 1785, leaving a wife Mary, and children: John, William, Andrew, Oliver, James, Mary, m. William Mooney, and Agnes, m. John Atchinson.

Caldwell, John, of Paxtang, d. April, 1786, leaving a father John; brothers James and David and sister Ann.

Crawford, John, or Christopher, a native of Londonderry, Ireland, came to America about 1803. He married, about 1805, Barbara Radebaugh Berryhill, daughter of Peter Radebaugh, of Hummelstown, and widow of ______Berryhill. By her first marriage Mrs. Crawford had: Mary, b. February 9, 1794, m. ____Wise; Justina, b. March 21, 1796, m.____Deary; William, b. 1798 d. December 11, 1867, m. Catharine Brandon, d. August 28, 1863, at Harrisburg. The children of Christopher or John Crawford and Barbara Radebaugh Berryhill were: John, b. November 6, 1808; Eliza, b. 1808; m. Robert Wright, and removed to Miami coounty, Ohio; Mrs. Wright resided near Potsdam, that county; Jane, b. June 9, 1810, m. John Daly, of Lewistown, Pa.; then removed to Piedmont, W. Va., where their descendants now reside; Mrs. Daly died in 1880; Susan, b. 1812, m. Andrew Murray, of Hanover; removed to Harrisburg, Montgomery county, Ohio, and subsequently to Blue Ball, Butler county, that State; Barbara, b. January 18, 1814, m. John Delaney, of Derry, Dauphin county, removed to Red Lion, Lycoming county, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Crawford died in Springdale, and were buried in the old church graveyard at Hummelstown.

Cochran, William, of Paxtang, d. in July, 1749, leaving a large family of children, only two of whom are named in the will, Janet and Martha.

Cochran, John, of Hanover, d. in July, 1750, leaving a wife Jean and son William. Cochran, Andrew, of Paxtang, d. in November, 1755, leaving children: James, Jean, Mary, Martha, Sarah, John, Andrew, and William. The executors were Andrew and William Cochran.

Calhoun, John, of Paxtang, d. in October, 1754, leaving a wife Janet and son George.

Calhoun, James, d. November, 1772, leaving a wife Elizabeth, and children: William, James, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Jane.

Calhoun, William, of Paxtang, d. September, 1786, leaving a wife Agnes and daughter Elizabeth, m. Henry McCormick, and other children; Isabel and William, and also a grandson William.

Cunningham, William, d. in December, 1751, leaving a wife Isabella, and children: John, Thomas, James, Margaret, and Mary. The executors were Anna Kyle and Samuel Ramsey.

Cunningham, Samuel, d. in July, 1777, leaving a wife Janet, and children: Robert, Samuel, Sarah, Martha, and James, and grandchild Hannah Campbell.

Chambers, James, of Derry, d. in February, 1758, leaving a wife Sarah, and children: Ann, Sarah, James, Elizabeth, Benjamin, and Joseph. The executors were Robert Boyd and Arthur Chambers.

Chambers, Arthur, of Derry, d. in 1761, leaving a wife Jean, and children: Maxwell, Robert, Rowland, Arthur, and John. Jean Chambers and James Shaw were the executors.

Chambers, Thomas, of Paxtang, d. in February, 1768, leaving a wife Mary, and daughter Catharine. James Patterson and Samuel Hunter and Thomas Forster were the executors.

Chambers, William, of Paxtang, d. in October, 1765, leaving a wife Mary, and children: Margaret, Elizabeth, Sarah, James, and Samuel. The executors were Mary and Samuel Chambers.

Chambers, Samuel, of Paxtang, died in July, 1766, leaving a wife Jean, and mother Mary, brothers William, John, and James and sister Sarah. James Chambers and Joshua White were the executors.

Chambers, John, of Paxtang, d. in March, 1770, leaving a wife Margaret, and children: Samuel, Robert, Elizabeth, Isabel, Esther, and Mary.

Chambers, Maxwell, of Paxtang, d. in June, 1785, leaving children: Elizabeth, b. April 14, 1792; Arthur, b. December 5, 1793; Jeremiah, b. November 16, 1794; and Maxwell, b. September 7, 1799.

Crawford, William, d. in April, 1761, leaving a wife Violet, and children: Isabella, m. William Moore, Elizabeth, m. John Crawford, Robert, and William.

Crawford, David, d. in April, 1779, leaving a wife Mary, and children: Ann, Martha, Betsy, and James; grandchildren Lillie Hamilton, David and John Maybin, Mary and Sarah Clark, David and William Crawford.

Carson, William, of Paxtang, d. in September, 1761, leaving a wife Elizabeth, and children: Sarah, Agnes, John, Jean, and Eliza.

Carson, John, of Paxtang, d. in February, 1765, leaving a wife Elizabeth, and children: William, John, and Elizabeth; and step-children Sarah Willis and Tillie Gillespie. The executors were Jeremiah Warder, John Ord, and John Pywell, all of Philadelphia.

Carson, James, of Paxtang, d. in July, 1773, ;leaving children: Jean and Andrew, brother Alexander, and sister Mary Sloan alias Thompson.

Carson, John, of Paxtang, d. January, 1778, leaving children: Richard, John, George, and Jean, and son-in-law James Wilson. Sons Richard and George were the executors.

Curry, William, of Paxtang, d. in February, 1746, leaving a wife Agnes, and child Mary, and brothers Robert Curry and Andrew Caldwell.

Curry, Robert, of Paxtang, d. in may, 1768, leaving a wife Mary Ann, and children: William, Margaret, Jean, Agnes, John, Daniel, and James.

Crocket, John, of Derry, d. in March, 1768, leaving a wife Jean, and children: Thomas, Robert, John, and James. There were others, but not mentioned by name. Jean Chambers and Robert Bradshaw were the executors.

Caruthers, Robert, of Derry, d. November, 1770, leaving a wife Eleanor, and a brother James. Robert Chambers and Jacob Cook were the executors.

Caruthers, Robert, of Derry, d. April, 1772, leaving children: Mary, Eleanor, Dorcas, Jane, and Sarah, son-in-law Henry Taylor, and grandchild Robert McCartney. Jacob Cook and David Montgomery were the executors.

Carr, John, of Derry, d. February, 1789, leaving sisters Rosannah Campbell, Mary McMichael, and her children: John, James, Jean, and Mary; Susannah, m. ____Coulter; and brother Joshua; also a sister’s son, Robert Edmiston; Susannah Caldwell, Mary Caldwell, and Rosannah Green.

Cooper, William, of Hanover, d. April, 1785, leaving a wife Sarah, and children: John, Robert, who had a son Robert, Margaret, m. Alexander Mitchell and had a son William, and Isabella, m. David Ramsey.

Corbett, Peter, of Upper Paxtang, d. 1785, leaving his estate to his daughter Margaret, m.______Sturgeon, and other children: Jean, Peter, Samuel, John, and Thomas.

Duncan, John, d. in 1746, leaving a wife Ann.

Duncan, James, of Derry, d. in March, 1758, leaving a wife Jean, and children: Mary, Elizabeth, Jean, Margaret, Anthony, James, Andrew, and Joseph. The executors were Thomas Logan and Robert Boyd.

Duncan, James, of martick, d. in September, 1765, leaving a wife Elizabeth, and children: John, Robert, James, Andrew, Sarah, m. Robert Martin. The executors were wife Elizabeth and son John.

Duncan, Jean, of Derry, d. October, 1765, leaving children: Joseph, Andrew, John, James, Elizabeth, Jean, and Margaret. John Steel and Patrick hays were the executors.

Duncan, John, of Paxtang, d. October, 1788, leaving wife Ann, brothers James, Robert, Andrew, sister m. John Hilton, and their daughter Jean, grandson David Ritchey, great-grandchildren John and Ann Ritchey.

Dickey, George, d. in October, 1784, leaving a wife and children: James. William, John, Sarah, Susanna, Esther, Elizabeth, and Moses. Moses Dickey was executor.

Dickey, Moses, of Paxtang, d. in May, 1766, leaving a wife Agnes, and children: William, John, Catharine, m. John foster, Sarah, m. John Carson, Agnes, m. Robert Dickey, and Moses. The executors were John and Moses Dickey.

Deininger, Leonard, d. September, 1770, leaving a wife Mary Margaret, and children: Adam, Barbara, and Catharine, m. _____Leitzer.

Dearmond, Mary, of Hanover, d. in March, 1780, leaving children: John, Sarah, Margaret, and Richard; grandchildren James Robertson and Mary Johnston. Richard Johnston and Richard Dearmond were the executors.

Ettelin, David, of Paxtang, d. in May, 1781, leaving a wife Anna Margaret, and children: Christina, John, Philip, Catharine, Conrad, David, and Anna. The executors were Christopher Heppich and Conrad Wolfley.

Ellis, Ann, of Hummelstown, d. 1788, leaving children: Christiana, m. Samuel Miller; Amm, m. ____Wolfkill; and sister m. Mathias Hoover, and their son Mathias.

Enterline, John Michael, of Upper Paxtang, aged 74 years, d. march, 1800, leaving a wife Anna Barbara, and children: John Michael, John Paul, Daniel, Anna Mary, m. Adam Lenker, and Elizabeth, m. Henry Wirth.

Foster, David, of Derry, d. in November, 1745, leaving a wife Mary, and children: David, William, James, and Robert. The executors were Andrew Moore and John McQueen.

Foster, William, of Derry, d. March, 1764, leaving brothers James, John, Robert, and David.

Foster, David, of Londonderry, d. in April, 1778, leaving a wife Mary, and daughter Elizabeth. Mary and James Foster were the executors.

French, James, of Hanover, d. in September, 1764, leaving a wife Margaret, and children: Mary, Thomas, Isabel, James, Agnes, Elizabeth, John, Sarah, Ruth, and Margaret.

Fleming, George, of Paxtang, d. in June, 1768, leaving a wife Martha, and children: Elizabeth and Margaret.

Fleming, John, of Derry, d. in April, 1777, leaving a wife Jean, and children: John, Margaret, Eleanor, and Ann. Jean Fleming and Jacob Cook were the executors.

Finney, James, of Hanover, d. in April, 1774, leaving a wife Jane, and children: Thomas, Mary, Jane, and Rebecca.

Finney, Thomas, of Hanover, d. March, 1786, leaving a wife Isabella, and children: Martha, Mary, Jane, Isabella, Margaret, Effie, John, and Henry.

Flora, Joseph, Sr., of Paxtang, d. September, 1785, leaving a wife Katharine, and children: David, deceased; Abraham, deceased; John, deceased; Katharine, m. John Bomberger; Mary, m. Michael Bomberger; Joseph, and Peter. Executors Katharine Flora and Conrad Wolfley.

Fertig, Michael, of Middle Paxtang, d. prior to 1800, leaving a wife mary, and children as follows: Michael, John, Zachariah, Peter, Adam, and Elizabeth, m. Jacob Bogner.

Flack, Alexander, of Derry, d. March, 1788, leaving by his first wife Elizabeth, children: Martha, Christina, Margaret, William, Thomas, and Elizabeth; by second wife Dorothy, children: Dorothy and Sabina.

Fox, Peter, of Lower Paxtang, d. in May, 1814, leaving a wife Anna, and the following children: Henry, Peter, and Anna.

Forster, Thomas, of Paxtang, d. in July, 1772, leaving brothers John and William; sisters Elizabeth, Margaret, Isabella, and Agnes.

Fisher, George, of Paxtang, d. October, 1781, leaving children: John, George, and Hannah. The executors were Joshua and Jonas Chamberlin.

Graham, John, d. January, 1743, leaving a wife and children: William and John. Richard Sankey and Brice Sankey were executors.

Graham, James, d. in October, 1745, leaving a wife and children: James, John, and Mary. Richard Sankey and Patrick Watson were the executors.

Graham, John, d. in December, 1763, leaving a wife Margaret, and brothers George and Robert.

Graham, James, of Hanover, d. May, 1786, leaving a wife Agnes, and his estate to his brother John, deceased, and his children: William, James, and John; to sister Elizabeth Innis, and her children: Elizabeth, Ann, m. _______Irwin, Rachael, m. David Sterrett, Mary, m. Timothy Green; to sister Martha Graham and her children: Mary, m. _____Young, Jennie, m. ______Irwin, William, Martha, m. _____Black, John, Ann, and Samuel; to sister Ann Henderson and her children: Mary, m. ____Smith, Samuel, and John; brother Alexander Graham, and his daughter Ann, m. Thomas Bell; sister Margaret and her children: Jennie Bell and Ann Crawford.

Gilchrist, John, of Paxtang, d. in February, 1746, leaving a wife Jean, and children: James, John, Elizabeth, and Robert.

Gilchrist, James, of Paxtang, d. April, 1777, leaving a wife Jean, and children: Eleanor, Mary, Margaret, Jean, Elizabeth, Martha, and John. Robert Gilchrist executor.

Gilchrist, James, d. may, 1782, leaving a wife Sarah, and children: Margaret, m. Charles Harrow, Sarah, m. James Robertson, and Robert; grandchildren James and Alexander Harrow.

Gilchrist, Robert, of paxtang, d. July, 1783, leaving a wife Sarah, and children: Thomas, John, Robert, Elizabeth, Eleanor, Agnes, and Sarah.

Gilchrist, William, d. in March, 1795, leaving children: Sarah, Samuel, and a son-in-law James Cummings.

Gilliland, Hugh, d. in November, 1750, leaving a wife Ann, and children: Mary, Eleanor, Ann, Elizabeth, Agnes, Robert, and Hugh. Executors wife Ann and brother John.

Gillespie, Patrick, of Paxtang, d. in March, 1771, leaving a wife Mary, and children: John, William, Catharine, and Mary.

Gallagher, John, of Paxtang, d. in April, 1781, leaving a wife Elizabeth, and children: Sarah, Mary, Thomas, and William. The wife, with David Montgomery and Andrew Stewart, were the executors.

Greenlee, James, of Hanover, d. March, 1785, leaving wife and children: William and son James, James Alexander, and Robert.

Harper, Moses, of Paxtang, d. April, 1746, leaving his estate to his brother Samuel, sister Jean, and nephew Moses Harper.

Harris, John, of Paxtang, d. in 1748, leaving a wife Esther, and children: William, Samuel, David, Elizabeth, John, and Esther. John Harris and George Gibson were the executors.

Hall, James, d. August, 1745, leaving a wife Catharine, and children: John, William, Jane, Mary, and Catharine.

Hall, Hugh, of Derry, d. in February, 1758, leaving a wife Sarah, and children: John, George, Thomas, James, Hugh, Samuel, Rose, and William. Sarah Hall and Joseph Candour were the executors.

Hall, Thomas, d. in March, 1759, leaving a wife Isabella, and children: Mary, Sarah, Hugh, Elizabeth, and John. The executor Isabella, his wife.

Hall, Sarah, of Londonderry, d. April, 1783, leaving children: Rose, m. Jacob Cook, Samuel, and William; grandchildren Sarah Hall and Sarah Cook.

Hendricks, Tobias, of Pennsboro, d. November, 1739, leaving children: Henry, John, Rebecca, Tobias, David, Peter, Abraham, and Isaac. Executors were his wife and son Tobias.

Hamilton, James, d. in December, 1748, leaving a wife Mary, and son James. He mentions his cousins Thomas and James Hamilton, and brother Hance Hamilton.

Hamilton, Jean, of Londonderry, d. May, 1801, leaving children: Elizabeth, William, and James.

Hamilton, William, d. in 1782, having made his will September 17, 1778. In this he mentions his wife Jean, and the following children: Hugh, William, John, Robert, Ann, m. James Wallace, James now in the Army, Nancy, m. Thomas Wade. The executors of the estate was his son Hugh.

Hays, John, of Derry, d. May, 1766, leaving a wife Margaret, and children: Jean and William. The wife and Patrick Hays were the executors.

Hays, John, of Londonderry, d. in April, 1774, leaving a wife Mary, and children: James, Jean, Mary, John, and sybil. The executors were wife Mary, and trusty friend William Hays.

Hays, Hugh, of Londonderry, d. in April, 1779, leaving a wife Mary, and child: Margaret. He speaks of his brother, Patrick Hays, and sisters Buchanan and Morrison.

Hays, David, of Rapho, d. May, 1780, leaving a wife Jean, and children: Robert, John, and Patrick; son-in-law Alexander Scott.

Hays, Robert, of Derry, d. April, 1807, leaving a wife Margaret, and children: Margaret, John, Patrick, Robert, William, Samuel, and Joseph.

Hough, Joseph, of Hanover, d. in July, 1768, leaving children: Ann, Elizabeth, and Joseph. Executors were Joseph Stout and Samuel Jones.

Haney, Margaret, of Paxtang, d. February, 1771, leaving children: Jean, Margaret, m. Patrick Heaney, and Mary, and grandchild Howard Heaney, and brother John Scott.

Hill, John, of Hanover, d. in June, 1770, leaving a wife Abigail, and children: William, Jenny, Ann, and Abigail.

Hill, Robert, of Hanover, d. 1783, leaving children: William. Abigail, and Robert, and step-daughter Ann Morton.

Heart, Henry, of Derry, d. in June, 1771, leaving a wife Agnes, and a number of children. Names not given.

Huston, Andrew, of Paxtang, d. in May, 1782, leaing a wife, whose maiden name was Park. The legatees were: brother James and his sons Andrew, James, William, and John, sister Margaret, wife of Thomas Mayes, neice Jean Hilton, neice Mary Smith, brother John, and his son John, neice Margaret Stewart, nephew Robert Thome, the children of John Rutherford, Thomas, Samuel, John, William, Jean, Martha, and Mary, sister-in-law Margaret Rutherford. The executors were John Rutherford, William Thome, and Samuel Hutchison.

Hubler, Abraham, of Hanover, d. in February, 1777, leaving children: Barbara, m. Francis Alberdal, Jacob, Catharine, Salome, and John.

Hutchinson, John, of Hanover, d. in March, 1784, leaving a brother Robert and a sister Lydia Scott.

Hutchinson, Joseph, of Hanover, d. in February, 1785, leaving children: Mary, m. Robert Moody, Lydia, m. James Wilson, step-daughter Margaret Robinson, and grandchildren Joseph Willson, Elizabeth Jamison, and Nancy Scott.

Henderson, John, of Swatara, d. September, 1801, leaving children: William, John, James, Alexander, Francis, and Mary, m. James Graham.

Harrison, Sarah, widow, of East Hanover, d. August, 1806, leaving children: Elizabeth, m. _____Martin, Mary, m. ________Ward, Jane, Sarah, James, and Stephen.

Hume, Mary, of Hanover, d. April, 1791, leaving brothers: John, William, and Thomas, and sister Martha.

Hume, William, of Hanover, d. February, 1792, leaving a mother Ann Hume, brothers James, Thomas, and John; sisters Isabel, Eleanor, and Martha.

Irvine, William, of Pennsboro, d. in May, 1748, leaving a wife Eleanor, and children: Mary, Francis, John, William, Robert, James, Samuel, and Alexander.

Ireland, James, of Derry, d. September, 1767, leaving a wife Anna, and child: Mary. The executors were Robert Wallace and Matthew Laird.

Innis, Elizabeth, of Hanover, d. May, 1788, leaving daughters: Ann Irwin, Rachael, wife of David Sterrett, Elizabeth, wife of John Gilchrist, and Mary, wife of Timothy Green, son James Innis and grandson Brice Innis.

Isenhower, Peter, of Paxtang, d. May, 1801, leaving a wife Ann, and children: Peter, Frederick, and son John, Samuel, Michael, Elizabeth, Nicholas, Magdalena, Barbara, John, Catharine, Christina, Ann, Margaret, and Jacob.

Johnston, Francis, d. September, 1752, leaving a wife Isabella, and children: Mary, George, and John.

Johnston, James, of Paxtang, d. September, 1783, leaving children: James, Jean, m. John Foster; step-daughters Eleanor and Mary McClain; and grandchildren Martha Willson and Janet means; son-in-law Thomas Means.

Johnson, John, of Hanover, d. in January, 1763, leaving children: Robert, William, and Mary.

Jones, Darick, of Paxtang, d. in July, 1777, leaving a wife Jean, and children: William, Benjamin, Miriam, and Jean. Executors were wife Jean and brother Benjamin, residing at Kirkwood, Hunterdon county, N.J.

Jones, Isaac, of Halifax, d. January, 1816, leaving children as follows: Jacob, John, and George.

Jury(Shora), Abraham, of Upper Paxtang, d. September, 1785, leaving a wife Catharine, and children: Samuel, Abraham, Mary, Magdalena, Margaret, and her son Andrew, Catharine, and Susannah.

Kerr, John, of Paxtang, d. in July, 1734, leaving a brother William, and nephew George, son of William.

Kerr, James, of Paxtang, d. in June, 1748, leaving a wife and children: John, Joseph, William, Mary, James, and Nathaniel. The executors were James Morris and Thomas Elder.

Kerr, John, of Derry, d. October, 1754, leaving children: Sarah, m._____Caruthers, and James; grandchildren John, Robert, and Esther Caruthers. The executors were James Kerr and Seth Rogers.

Kerr, John, d. in 1778, leaving brothers Michael and Thomas, and sisters Janet and Sarah.

Kirkpartick, William, of Paxtang, d. September, 1760, leaving a wife Margaret and children: John, William, Margaret, Anna, and Sarah.

Kapp, Michael, d. in May, 1764, leaving a wife Margaret, and children: Christopher, Barbara, George, Valentine, John, Andrew, Michael, Anthony, Jacob, Peter, Susanna, Catharine, and Christina.

Kapp, Margaret, widow, d. in December, 1785, leaving children: Christopher, George, John, Andrew, Michael, Anthony, Peter, Barbara, Susanna,Catharine, and Christina. The executors were George Kapp and son-in-law Martin Frey.

Kelly, George, of Derry, d. in September, 1768, leaving wife Rosanna, and children: Andrew, Thomas, and Rachel. The wife and brother Patrick Kelly were the executors.

Kelly, Patrick, of Londonderry, d. in July, 1770, leaving a wife Rachael, and children: Patrick, Thomas, James, Rachael, Mary, George, Anna, and John; grandchild Andrew, son of George.

Kirkwood, Robert, of hanover, d. September, 1771, leaving a son William and a brother William. Robert Wallace and James McCreight were the executors.

Kittering, Adam, of Londonderry, d. in November, 1775, leaving a wife Magdalena, and children: Valentine, Jacob, Michael, Lawrence, and Margaret, m. Mathew Stehley; grandchildren Abraham and Barbara Stehley.

Kennedy, David, of Paxtang, d. April, 1775, leaving a wife Sarah.

Kennedy, James R., of Paxtang, d. in September, 1777, leaving a wife Mary; his widow d. in September, 1777, leaving a brother John Kerleton.

Kennedy, Thomas, of West Hanover, d. January, 1803, leaving a wife Jean, and children: Robert, Joseph, Mary, and Jean.

Kerper, Frederick, of Londonderry, d. March, 1790, leaving a wife Margaret, and children: John, Nicholas, Jacob, Philip, Adam, Samuel, Catharine, m. Peter Becker, and Magdalena.

Keiter, Peter, of Upper Paxtang, d. April, 1801, leaving a wife Gertrude, and children: John, Peter, Gerhard, Benjamin, Margaret, m. Jacob Frack, Elizabeth, m. John Frey, Gertrude, m. Daniel Miller, Mary, Catharine, and Veronica.

Koch, David, of Lower Paxtang, d. in November, 1813. He left his estate to his mother Eva Koch, and his sisters, as follows: Magdalena, Jane, Catharine, and Eva.

Kupper, John George, of Upper Paxtang, d. in April, 1780, leaving a wife Elizabeth, and children: Jacob, Elizabeth, Catharine, Anna Maria, Magdalena, and Adam. Executors were Martin Weaver and John Matter.

Laird, James, of Derry, d. in November, 1731, leaving a wife Jean, and children: David and Mary.

Laird, John, of Derry, d. in August, 1777, leaving a wife Agnes, and children: James, Hugh, John, Samuel, William, Elizabeth, m. Mathew McKinney, Mary, m. Andrew Reigart, and Jane. The executors were Hugh and James Laird.

Laird, Agnes, dau. of Hugh Black and widow of John Laird, of Derry, d. March, 1779, leaving children: Hugh, Elizabeth, m. Matthew McKinney, Mary, m. Andrew Bigger, James, John, Jean, m.____Parkhill, Samuel, and William. Executors were James and John Laird.

Lusk, James, of Paxtang, d. in May, 1768, leaving a wife and children: James, Patrick, William, Margaret, Martha, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah, and Ann.

Lusk, James, of Paxtang, d. May, 1778, leaving sisters Mary, m. John Bowman, Elizabeth, Sarah, Ann, and Margaret, and brother Patrick Lusk.

LeRue, George ,of Paxtang, d. in December, 1769, leaving brothers Isaac and Jonas LeRue.

LeRew, Peter, d. December, 1744, leaving a wife Elizabeth, and children: John, George, Esther, Mary, Elizabeth, Catharine, and Peter. Nathaniel Lightner and Joseph Ferree were the executors.

Landis, John, d. July, 1756, leaving a wife Margaret, and son John. There were other children whose names are not given.

Landis, Henry, d. September, 1760, leaving a wife Mary, and son Henry. Other children not named.

Landis, Felix, of Derry, d. in April, 1770, leaving a wife Mary, naming sons Peter and Jacob. The writer of the will was twice married, and there were minor children whose names are not mentioned.

Landis, John, d. in November, 1771, leaving a wife Anna, and children: Mary, m. Christian Graybill, Rebecca, m. Martin Bear, and Sarah, m. Michael Wenger; grandchild Jacob Grider.

Landis, Barbara, d. in March, 1776, leaving a brother Henry. Executors were Rudy and Daniel Bollinger.

Loss, Jacob, of Hanover, d. December, 1781, leavinf a wife Anna Dorothea, and children: John, Jacob, and George.

Low, James, of Hanover, d. in July, 1782, leaving a wife Isabella, and children: James, George, John, Margaret, m. John Willson, Mary, and Isabella. Executors were John French and David Ramsey.

Lecron, Daniel, d. prior to 1770, leaving a wife maria Margaret, and issue: John, Mathias, Andrew, Maria Susanna, Susanna, and Dorothea.

Luther, Dr. John, of Harrisburg, d. January, 1811, leaving children: Catharine, Cornelius, Martin, and John.

Logan, John, of Londonderry, d. February, 1788, leaving a wife Hannah, and children: Thomas, William, John, Margaret, m. ____Willson, Mary, m. Samuel McCleary. Executors were William Duncan and William Logan.

Middleton, William, of Paxtang, d. in January, 1732, leaving a wife and children: John, William, Thomas, and George.

Middleton, George, d. 1747, leaving a wife Mary, and children: Thomas, Robert, and William.

McCallen, James, d. September, 1744, leaving a wife and children: John, James, Dolly, and Esther.

McCallen, James, of Pennsboro, d. July, 1747, leaving a wife Anna, and children: Alexander, William, James, and John.

Mordah, John, d. in December, 1744, leaving a wife Agnes, and children: James, Henry, and Eleanor.

Muray, John, of Paxtang, d. in June, 1745, leaving his estate to James Armstrong and Thomas Gallagher.

Mays, James, d. August, 1745, leaving a wife Margaret, and children: Rebecca, Margaret, James, and Andrew. Executors were wife and brother Andrew.

Means, Samuel, of Paxtang, d. in February, 1746, leaving a wife Griselda, and children: Nellie, Margaret, Andrew, Jean, Isabella, John, Mary, and Samuel.

McMeen, William, pf Pennsboro, d. in September, 1746, leaving a wife jennie, and children: John, William, James, Thomas, and Rachael. Executors were James Woods, George Wright, and John McCormick.

Mitchell, James, d. October, 1746, leaving children: James, Alexander, Thomas, William, Jean, Rachel, Mary, and Margaret.

Mitchell, David, d. November, 1757, leaving children: Samuel, Jean, Margaret, Sarah, Abraham, George, and David.

Mitchell, David, of Londonderry, d. April, 1786, leaving children: Thomas, who had Jean, Elizabeth, and David; Jean, who had a son David; a daughter m. James McCord, David, Elizabeth, Eleanor, a daughter m. ____Thome, who had a son David.

McDowell, James, d. August, 1746, leaving a wife Mary, and children: John, Margaret, Mary, Jean, Elizabeth, Abigail, and Sarah. Executors were Andrew Morrison and John McDowell.

Montgomery, Robert, of Paxtang, d. in October, 1748, leaving a wife Elizabeth, and children: John, Jean, m. James Tolan; son-in-law George Clark, and grandchild Robert, son of John.

McGee, John, of Derry, d. in 1748, leaving brothers and sisters: James, Elizabeth, Margaret, Jane, and Mary.

McCleary, Andrew, d. in may, 1748, leaving a wife Isabella, and children: Samuel, Robert, and Hannah. Executors were William Maxwell and David Houston.

McQuown, John, d. in July, 1748, leaving a wife Margaret, and children: Hugh, Thomas, John, Richard, Elizabeth, and Margaret.

McKinney, John, of Paxtang, d. in November, 1749, leaving a wife Jean, and among other children , a son John; mother, Martha McKinney; brother Henry, and brother-in-law Thomas Harris--the latter three being executors.

McFarland, James, d. january, 1752, leaving a wife Margaret, and brothers John and Joseph. Executors were wife Margaret and brother-in-law William Greer.

McFarland, Daniel, d. July, 1752, leaving a wife and children: William abd Margaret; grandson James Chestnut.

McFarland, Walter, of Hanover, d. July, 1790, leaving a wife Margaret, and children: John, dec’d, who left children, Margaret, m. _____McBride, Catharine, m. _____Johnston, and had Walter, Mary m. _____Riddle, Walter, Rachel,m. _____Gibson, Ann, m. _____McCullough, and William; grandson James McFarland.

McFarland, Mary, of Derry, widow of John, d. August, 1780. leaving children: Walter, John, Mary, m. James laird.

McCosh, John, of Derry, d. in November, 1754, leaving a wife Jannet. Executors were wife and Robert and William Boyd.

McCosh, Jannet, of Derry, d. in October, 1757, leaving brothers William and John and Alexander Boyd.

McAllister, Neal, of Derry, d. November, 1757, leaving children: John, James, and Neal; grandchild Neal.

McKnight, James, of Paxtang, d. in November, 1753, leaving a wife Martha, and children: Francis, Samuel, and John. Executors were wife Martha and brother William.

McNeely, John, of Hanover, d. in October, 1758, leaving a wife Martha, and child: