STEWART, DAVID, born October 30,1792, in Hanover township, Dauphin county, and died May 29,1869, at Coleraine Forges, Huntingdon county, Pa.; buried in the Spruce Creek cemetery at Graysville. He was twenty-one years of age at the time of the exodus of the family from Hanover to Centre county in 1813. He became the general manager at Pennsylvania Furnace, and subsequently entered the firm under the title of Shorb, Stewart & Co., which was synonymous with that of Lyon, Shorb & Co., Pittsburgh, manufacturers of the famed Juniata iron. Mr. Stewart was, undoubtedly, the most prominent and wealthy member of this large family; resided at Coleraine Forges, Huntingdon county, from 1831 until his death. His house was noted for its elegant and liberal hospitality. In person he was large and imposing, showing traits of his Scotch ancestry, and was the last of his father's family, a long lived race and it may be noted that from the birth of his eldest brother, Robert, to the date of his own death, embraced a period of nearly one hundred years. He married, May 22, 1822, Sarah Walker, daughter of John Walker and Ann, his wife, of Alexandria, Huntingdon county, Pa., originally from county Strabane in the north of Ireland. She was born September 23, 1799, and died at Coleraine Forges, April 24, 1874, having survived her husband, by whose side she now lies buried.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 29 Oct 2000
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