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Stewart, Hugh, son of Robert Stewart, was born near Glasgow, Scotland, June 11, 1719; died October 8, 1798; buried in the graveyard of the old Covenanter church, three miles east of Harrisburg, Pa., of which church he was the main supporter. At the age of sixteen years he accompanied his elder brother, Samuel, and family, in their migration to the Province of Pennsylvania in 1735. He landed with a capital in coin equivalent to one dollar and twenty-five cents, and having learned the trade of weaving followed it for many years; settled finally in Paxtang township, about six miles from Harrisí Ferry, where he acquired a large estate, for the times. His name first appears on the tax list of 1750. In 1780 he was assessed for four hundred and five acres. He was considered a very handsome man, of more than ordinary height, and retained through life his Scotch accent. Hugh Stewart was twice married; married, first, in 1750-1, Hannah Dallas, born 1727, in Ireland; died 1760, and buried with her husband. He married, secondly, in 1764, Nancy Moore, born 1735; died March 22, 1790.


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