STEWART, Robert
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STEWART, ROBERT TEMPLETON, was born June 15, 1773, in Hanover, and died October, 1835, at Holidaysburg, Pa., while en route to Pittsburgh; buried at Saltsburg, Indiana county, Pa. He settled in Bellefonte in the year 1800, and was admitted to the bar of Centre county at the November tem. He was retained in the famous slander suit of McKee vs. Gallagher, August term, 1801, in which there were fourteen lawyers for the plaintiff and twenty-two for defendant. In 1810 he was appointed postmaster, and continued in office until 1819. In 1810 engaged in mercantile pursuits with his brother, William C., and in 1819 entered into partnership with John Lyon in the manufacture of iron; residence at Coleraine Forges, Huntingdon county. In 1828 Lyon and Stewart sold Coleraine Forges to Joseph and James Barnett and Anthony Shorb. He moved to Pittsburgh in 1823, and built Sligo Rolling Mill. Represented Allegheny county in Pennsylvania legislature in 1831-32. Disposing of this interest in the iron business, Mr. Stewart went to manufacturing salt on the Kiskiminetas. He was a man of genial disposition and social habits, and of great practical humor. In person, above the ordinary size, and of very dark complexion, which he inherited from his grandmother Stewart. He married, in 1809, by Rev. Henry Wilson, Mary Dunlop, daughter of James Dunlop, and Jean, daughter of Andrew Boggs, of Donegal township, Lancaster county, Pa., who, in connection with James Harris, in 1795, laid out the town of Bellefonte. Mary Dunlop Stewart died in 1827, aged forty-five years, and was buried in the First Presbyterian churchyard, Pittsburgh. Robert T. Stewart married, secondly, in 1831, Mrs. Mary E. Hamilton, of Middlesex, Cumberland county, Pa., who died in Pittsburgh in 1842.