FLEMING, Robert
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FLEMING, ROBERT, the fouth son of Robert Fleming and Jane Jackson, was born in Chester county, Pa., June 6, 1756. His parents were natives of Argyleshire, Scotland, who subsequently removed to Ireland, and from thence emigrated to America, about 1746, settling near Flemington, Chester county. Prior to the Revolution they located within the limits of the "New Purchase," on the West Branch of the Susquehanna, but during the "Great Runaway," in 1778, they sought refuge among some friends in now Dauphin county. About 1784 they removed to Hanover township, Washington county, Pa., locating on Harmon's creek, where they resided at the time of their death, Robert Fleming at ninety-six and his wife at ninety-four. Robert Fleming, the subject of this notice, remained in Dauphin county; purchased land in Hanover township, on which he resided during his lifetime. On the 6th of February, 1783, he married Margaret, daughter of John Wright. He was one of the founders of the Harrisburg Bank, and instrumental in the erection of the Harrisburg bridge. He was an officer in the volunteer force of 1812, and filled acceptably various local offices. He was an elder in the Hanover church during the ministrations of Rev. James Snodgrass. He died February 4, 1817, and his wife December 12, 1813, aged fifty-nine years.

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