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47. MARY4 HUSTON (Sarah3, James2, Francis1), born 10 July 1800 in Virginia; died 10 November 1883 in Clay County Indiana; married 6 March 1817 in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, NATHAN MCGREW, born 24 April 1782, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; died 12 January 1832 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.117

In 1850, Mary, head of household, was living in Fairfield Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio (page 325) with children, Eliza, Edward and Nathan, and grandchildren (children of daughter Martha Martin) Nathan C. Martin and David F. Martin. In 1870, Mary, unmarried daughter Elizabeth, and grandsons Nathan Martin and D. Findley Martin were living next to Mary's daughter Sarah (Doll) and her family in Goshen Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio (page 95).
Children of Nathan and Mary (Huston) McGrew:

+   97 i. Martha5 McGrew; born 21 November 1817 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; died 22 November 1848 in Sandyville, Ohio; married (first) Samuel M. Martin; married (second) [—?—].
  98 ii. Elizabeth McGrew; born 9 April 1820. In 1870, single, Elizabeth was living with her mother.
  99 iii. Edward McGrew; born 27 April 1822; died in Sandyville, Ohio; married Mary Jo Bailey. In 1860, Edward and Mary J., no children, were living in Sandy Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, where Edward was listed as a farmer (census page 342).
+   100 iv. Sarah Ann McGrew; born 13 September 1824; died 15 December 1904 in Litchfield, Meeker County, Minnesota; married Marcus Doll.
  101 v. Deborah McGrew; born 3 April 1827 in Ohio; died 26 October 1902 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio; married Alfred Davis; born circa 1828 in Ohio. The family lived in Sandyville, Tuscarawas County, Ohio (page 333) in 1870; and in Mineral Point Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio (page 332), in 1880. Alfred was a dry goods merchant.
Children known from the federal censuses (all born in Ohio):
(a) W. S. Davis, born circa 1850; enumerated as a carpenter in 1870, when single and living with his parents.
(b) Anson A. Davis, born March 1853; married Columbia [—?—], born June 1870 in Missouri. Anson and Columbia apparently did not have children. Anson was enumerated as a farmer in 1870 and as a physician and surgeon in 1880, when single and still living with his parents. In 1900, Anson A. and Columbia were living in Cleveland, Ward 19, Ohio (page 6A), where Anson was now enumerated as a coal dealer. But in 1910, Anson was once again enumerated as a physician, when he and Columbia were living in Malibu. Los Angeles, California (page 1A).
(c) Annie E. McGrew, born circa 1855;
(d) Mary Davis, born circa 1857; in 1880, single and still living with her parents, Mary was listed as a school teacher.
(e) Martha (Mattie) Davis, born circa 1859;
(f) Nevada Davis (female), born circa 1864.
  102 vi. Nathan McGrew; born 3 October 1829 in Ohio; died 16 March 1919 in Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa; married Lizzie Fowler, born circa 1834 in Ohio. In 1870 and 1880, Nathan, Elizabeth and daughter Olive were in Osceola, Clark County, Iowa, where Nathan was enumerated as a millwright (census page 80) in 1870 and as a miller in 1880 (not millwright). Also in the family in 1880 was Homer Swartz, born circa 1871 in Iowa, listed in the child column as "to raise." Nathan was living with his married daughter Olive Hanser in 1900 and Olive Young in 1910.
Child of Nathan and Lizzie McGrew:
(a) Olive G. McGrew, born January 1859 in Iowa; married (first) Adolph Hanser, born August 1858 in Switzerland; married (second) Alva W. Young, born circa 1861 in Iowa. In 1900, Olive, Adolph and family were living in Osceola Township, Clarke County, Iowa (page 11B), where Adolph was listed as a barber. In 1910, Olive and second husband Alva Young were in Des Moines, Iowa, Ward 1, where Alva was listed as a physician. Alva and Olive had moved to Denver, Colorado, by 1920, where they were living alone (page 4B). Probably Olive died before 1930, at which time Alva and (?second) wife Viola [—?—]; born circa 1888 in Nebraska, were living in Denver and Alva was listed as an osteopathic doctor (page 11B). Also with Alva and Viola in 1930 was Alice M. Evert, born circa 1911 in Colorado, listed as a daughter, probably a daughter of Viola. Apparently Olive and Alva did not have children (although Alva had at least one child, Roy Young, born circa 1884, by a first wife).
Children of Adolph and Olive Hanser (apparently all born in Iowa):
(i) Herman Hanser, born October 1885; married Marie [—?—]; born circa 1885 in Iowa. In 1910, Herman, Marie and daughter Lucille were living in Des Moines, Iowa, where Herman was listed as a teamster (page 6B). Also in the family in 1910 was Arthur Penney; born circa 1904 in Iowa, listed as a step-son.
(ii) Hazel Hanser, born October 1888.
(iii) Lena Hanser, born August 1890.
(iv) John N. Hanser, born August 1896; married Ellen D. [—?—]; born circa 1901 in Kansas. In 1930, John, Ellen and son John N. Hanser, Jr., were living in Denver, Colorado, where John (Sr.) was listed as a vegetable peddlar (page 19A).
(v) Daniel Hanser, born September 1898.
  103 vii. David McGrew; born 29 February 1832 in Ohio; died 16 July 1910; married Rebecca Saltgiven; born September 1837 in Ohio. In 1870 (census page 272) and 1880 (page 318), the family was living in Richland Township, Belmont County, Ohio, where David was listed as a miller. By 1900, the family had moved to Pierson Township, Vigo County, Indiana (page 9A), where in 1910 (page 9A), the year David died, David and Rebecca were living by themselves.
Children known from the federal censuses:
(a) Oscar McGrew, born June 1855 in Ohio; married Allie M. [—?—]; born October 1860 in Ohio. In 1870, Oscar, age circa 10 was enumerated as working in a mill (his father’s?). Oscar, Allie and family lived in Walnut Grove, Knox County, Illinois in 1900 (page 3B), 1910 (page 5 B) and 1920 (page 7B), where Oscar was listed as a clerk in a lumber yard in 1900, as a salesman in a grocery store in 1910 and as a janitor in a school in 1930.
Children of Oscar and Allie known from the 1900 federal census, both born in Ohio:
(i) Myrtle McGrew; born December 1880.
(ii) Roy McGrew; born November 1882.
(b) James M. McGrew, born circa 1861 in Ohio.
(c) Minnie McGrew, born circa 1863 in Ohio.
(d) Omer (Kedora) McGrew (male), born circa 1865 in Ohio.
(e) Elizabeth McGrew; born circa 1870 in Ohio.
(f) Jacob McGrew, born circa 1872 in Ohio.
(g) Edward Huston McGrew, born 18 April 1874 in Indiana; married Ruth [—?—]. In 1918, re Edward's World War I Draft Registration Card, Edward and Ruth were living in Columbus, Ohio, where Edward was listed as working for the American Chain Company. In 1910, the family lived in Pierson Township, Vigo County, Indiana (page 9A):
Children of Edward and Ruth McGrew known from the 1910 federal census (both born in Ohio):
(i) Marcello McGrew; born circa 1906.
(ii) Mildred McGrew; born circa 1908.
(h) Emma G. McGrew, born circa 1877 in Indiana.

62. JANE4 MCCLINTOCK (Hamilton3, Hugh2, Francis1). Jane McClintock (direct line ancestor of the author) was born 13 February 1796,118 apparently in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; she died 1865,119 place of burial not known. Jane married 8 November 1813120 SAMUEL FLEMING who was born 10 May 1784, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; Samuel died 19 October 1859 in Oil Creek Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania; buried in Miller Farm Cemetery, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
Their children were
(a) Sarah Fleming (Lytle).
(b) Mary Ann Fleming (Dale).
(c) George Washington Fleming.
(d) Hamilton Fleming.
(e) Lucinda Fleming (Solley).
(f) Samuel Lawrence Fleming.
(g) John S. Fleming.
(h) Nancy Fleming.
(i) Matilda Fleming (Clark).
(j) Rachel Fleming (Seeley).
For information on Samuel and Jane (McClintock) Fleming and their descendants, see Samuel Fleming #4 of Flemings".

63. HUGH4 MCCLINTOCK (Hamilton3, Hugh2, Francis1). born 17 March 1798 in Cornplanter Township, Venango County; died 10 October 1878 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania; buried in Cochranton Cemetery,121 Wayne Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania; married 2 June 1835 JANE NELSON, born 20 February 1812; died 16 October 1900 in Meadville, Crawford County; buried in Cochranton Cemetery,122 Crawford County.

Hugh McClintock, age 25, was reported as a member of Venango Guards in the 1823 Muster Roll.123 Hugh eventually settled in French Creek Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, on 75 acres, about three miles south of Cochranton, Crawford County.124 In 1900, shortly before Jane Nelson McClintock died, she was enumerated with her daughter, Sarah Jane Steele, in Meadville, Crawford County.125

From an unidentified Meadville, Pennsylvania, newspaper, Thursday, October 18, 1900 - (Excerpt); submitted by Bea Mansfield:
Mrs. Jane McClintock, 88, widow of the late Hugh McClintock, who died about 22 years ago, died Oct. 16 after a two-week illness. She died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. S.J. Steele, at the corner of Poplar and South Main streets. She was born February 28, 1812. Mrs. McClintock leaves five sons and four daughters, two of whom, Mrs. M.A. Marshall [I do not list a M. A. Marshall?] and Mrs. Steele, had taken care of her for the past year. All were present at the last hour except one.

Mrs. McClintock was the daughter of the late Colonel David Nelson of Fairfield township this county. She was married in 1835 and resided in French Creek township, Mercer county on the farm three miles south of Cochranton, until within the past two years, when she came to this city to live with her daughters last spring. She was a life-long member of the Cochranton United Presbyterian church where the funeral is taking place today, with interment in the Cochranton cemetery.

Mrs. McClintock was esteemed by all as a kind neighbor and true Christian woman.
Jane (Nelson) McClintock’s brother, William Nelson, married Hugh McClintock’s sister, Mary (McClintock) Shontz (#69). The parents of Jane and William Nelson were Colonel David Nelson, born 1773 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and Jane Milligan—daughter of John and Mary (Adams) Milligan.126 Jane Milligan was born 8 September 1776 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.127 In addition to William and Jane, other children of David and Jane (Milligan) Nelson were David (Jr.), Allen, Polly (Myers), Betsy (McDaniel), John, James, and Daniel Nelson.128

Besides Jane Milligan marrying David Nelson, two other children129 of John and Mary (Adams) Milligan married McClintocks:130 Alexander Milligan, born 16 October 1780; married 14 February 1804 Eleanor McClintock (they had issue); and Nellie Milligan, born 13 January 1785; married Hugh McClintock. I can not place this Eleanor McClintock nor the Hugh McClintock. A GenServ report131 lists a Maudie Milligan (born 24 June 1872) marrying a James R. Culbertson (born 24 March 1868). The report does not mention locations. I can not place this James R. Culbertson (but see #77 of “Culbertsons”).

Children of Hugh and Jane (Nelson) McClintock:

+   104 i. David5 Nelson McClintock; born 25 July 1836 died 3 March 1926; married (first) Irene Chatley; married (second) Mary Steele.
+   105 ii. James Hamilton McClintock; born 30 November 1837; died 2 November 1913; married Sarah Kephart.
  106 iii. William Culbertson McClintock; born 18 June 1839; married, 10 December 1867, Mary Zimmer; born 1846 in Pennsylvania. In 1860, William, single, was living in the household of John and Maria Lamey (#117) and family in Oakland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania (census page 378).132 In 1870, William and Mary, no children reported, were enumerated in Cochranton Borough, Crawford County (census page 6) where William was listed as a carpenter..
  107 iv. Mary Ann McClintock; born 12 September 1842;133 died 27 August 1934; married Jesse Marsteller on 13 September 1859.134 Jesse was born circa 1832 in Ohio. In 1900, Mary A, widow, was living with her widowed sister Sarah Steele and family and Mary A's mother, Jane, in Meadville, Pennsylvania.
Children known from the 1870 and 1880 federal censuses, when Jesse (enumerated as a carpenter) and Mary Ann were living in Cochranton Boro, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, in 1870 (census page 6) and in Fairfield Township, Crawford County (page 127) in 1880.:
(a) Edgar A. Marsteller, born circa 1874 in Pennsylvania.
(b) William George Marsteller, born circa 1880 in Pennsylvania.
+   108 v. Hugh Allen McClintock; born 31 October 1844; died 6 March 1920; married Mary Alice Thompson.
  109 vi. Alexander McClintock; born 23 January 1846; died 30 August 1849.135
+   110 vii. Sarah Jane McClintock; born 28 August 1848; died 3 March 1934; married William Byers Steele.
+   111 viii. John Milligan McClintock; born 29 October 1850; died 10 November 1933; married 25 December 1873 Mary Jane Foulke (or Foulk).
  112 ix. Eliza Alice McClintock; born 26 March 1854; died 21 August 1922;136 married 14 January 1874 Theodore Stainbrook,137 born 28 February 1850; died 20 July 1925. In 1880, the family was in Vernon Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, where Theodore was farming (page 365). In 1900 (page 3A), 1910 (page 5A) and 1920 (page 6A) , the family was in East Mead Township, Crawford County (page 3A), where Theodore was listed as a farmer.
Children known from the federal censuses (all born in Pennsylvania):
(a) Gertrude Stainbrook; born circa 1876.
(b) Lucretia Stainbrook; born circa 1878
(c) Bertha Stainbrook; born July 1886.
(d) Clarence Ambrose Stainbrook, born 13 September 1891 in Meadville, Pennsylvania; married Clo [—?—]; born circa 1897 in Pennsylvania. In 1918, re Clarence's World War I Draft Registration Card, Clarence and Clo were living in Pennsylvania, where Clarence was listed as a pumper, working for the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad. In 1920, Clarence and Clo, no children, were living in Clay Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, where Clarence was enumerated as a pumper (page 7B).
  113 x. Emma Lavine (Lavinia?) McClintock; born 13 September 1857; died 19 October 1934; buried in Cochranton Cemetery, Wayne Township, Crawford County; married King Ketcham on 14 March 1888.138 He was born August 1850 in Pennsylvania. In 1900, King, a farmer, and family were living in Mill Creek Township, Mercer County (page 4B).
In 1910, King Ketcham was listed as divorced, when he and son Charles and King's sister Polly Ketcham, single, born November 1834 in Ohio or Pennsylvania, were living in Mill Creek Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania (pagr 5A). At this time, Emma (enumerated as a laudress at home), son Frank (enumerated as a laborer in a candy factory), and daughter Cora were living in Meadville, Ward 2, Crawford County, Pennsylvania (page 2A). In 1930, Emma, erroneously enumerated as a widow, was living with her married daughter Goldie Yocum.
Children of King and Emma (McClintock) Ketcham (all born in Pennsylvania):
(a) Charles M. Ketcham; born 21 April 1890; died March 1980 in Warren, Pennsylvania; married Anna Frances [—?—]; born circa 1892 in Pennsylvania. In 1918, re Charles's World War I Draft Registration Card, Charles and Francis were living in Mercer County. In 1920 Charles, Anna and son Ralph lived in Mill Creek Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, where Charles was enumerated as a ?farmer (page 5A). In 1930 Anna F., head of household, and children were still in Mill Creek Township.
Children of Charles and Anna F. Ketcham known from the federal censuses (all born in Pennsylvania):
(i) Ralph L. Ketcham; born (private).
(ii) Clair K. Ketcham; born (private).
(iii) Hollis H. Ketcham; born (private).
(iv) Raymond C. Ketcham; born (private)
(b) Francis (Frank) Ketcham, born April 1891; married Ruth [—?—]; born circa 1895 in Pennsylvania. In 1920 the family was in Meadville, Pennsylvania, where Frank was listed as a machinist in the railroad shops (page 14B). Frank died before the 1930 federal census, at which time Ruth, widow, and children were still in Meadville, Pennsylvania (page 3a)
Children of Frank and Ruth Ketcham known from the federal censuses (all born in Pennsylvania):
(i) Francis Ketcham; born circa 1913, In 1930, Francis, single and living with his mother, was enumerated as a mail carrier for the railroad.
(ii) Florence Ketcham; born circa 1915.
(iii) Harold Ketcham; born circa 1917.
(iv) Charles Ketcham; born (private).
(v) Willard Ketcham; born (private).
(vi) Lester U. Ketcham; born (private).
(vii) Catherine L. Ketcham; Ketcham; born (private).
(c) Goldie Ketcham, born February 1894; married Roland Yocum; born circa 1882 in Pennsylvania. In 1920 and 1930, Roland and Goldie, no children reported, were living in Meadville, Pennsylvania, where Roland was enumerated as a general laborer in 1920 (page 5A.) and as a railroad repairman in 1930 (page 8A). Also living with the family in 1920 was Roland's mother, Roxie Yocum, widow, born circa 1849 in Pennsylvania, and Roland's sister Gertrude Yocum; born circa 1875 in Pennsylvania. Also with Roland and Goldie in 1930 was Goldie's mother, Emma Ketcham.
(d) Cora Ketcham, born May 1898.
+   114 xi. Francis Buchanan McClintock; born 19 June 1859; married Mary Ann Peterson, who died 12 December 1899.

64. JAMES4 MCCLINTOCK (Hamilton3, Hugh2, Francis1). born 4 June 1800 in Pennsylvania; died 3 March 1855; buried Plumer Cemetery,139 Cornplanter, Venango County, Pennsylvania; married November 1822140 LOUISA REYNOLDS in Cherrytree Township, Venango Couty, Pennsylvania; born 5 September 1802 in Cherrytree Township; died 21 December 1885; buried in Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Crawford County.141 In 1850, the family was in Cornplanter Township, Venango County, where James was listed as a farmer. In 1860, Louisa (Reynolds) McClintock was living with her son John and family in Cornplanter Township.142 In 1880, Louisa and son James (A.?) were living in the household of Louisa’s daughter Lydia Lamey in Crawford County.143

In 1840, James and family were in Cornplanter Township.144 James McClintock died of smallpox 3 March 1855, the same day that his brother Culbertson McClintock also died of smallpox.145 Probably James was the James McClintock listed in the Pennsylvania Militia, 1823, for Venango County.146

Louisa Reynolds

Louisa (Reynolds) McClintock (1802-1885). Date and location not known. From Verne E. Grant (Austin, Texas).

Louisa (Reynolds) McClintock taught school in Cherrytree Township. Her father was probably the first teacher in that area, having taught school in James Hamilton’s old log house.147 Louisa Reynolds was a daughter of William and Lydia (Thomas) Reynolds who moved from Birmingham, England to North America in about the 1790s,148 because of rioting, their Birmingham home having been sacked.149 William was born 1752 in Worchestershire, England; died 30 January 1820.150

Another daughter of William and Lydia Reynolds was Lydia Reynolds, born 23 August 1786 in Birmingham, England; died 19 April 1864 in Cherrytree Township, Venango County. She married Elijah Stewart (see #1 of “The Elijah Stewart Family of Cherrytree Township” in the “Notes on Stewarts” section of The Oil Creek Flemings of Venango County, Pennsylvania, with related families, Volume 2), born 1782 in Chester County, Pennsylvania; died 14 August 1847 in Cherrytree Township; their daughter Hannah Stewart, born circa 1822; died 1850; buried in Cherry Tree Cemetery, Cherrytree Township, married George Washington Fleming, a son of Samuel and Jane (McClintock) Fleming— see George Washington Fleming, #23, in the Fleming web site.

Other children of William and Lydia Thomas Reynolds were Eliza Reynolds, born 1783; died 1804; Mary Reynolds, born 1785; Sarah Reynolds, born 1787; Anne Reynolds, born 1789 (married Richard Hamilton); Eleanor Reynolds, born 1790; William Reynolds, born 1792; Joshua Reynolds, born 1794 (married Nancy Hamilton); and Edward Reynolds, born 1797 (married Maria Dunham). According to Ilisevich (1985), page 15:151 “William had emigrated from England because of political and religious rioting that led to the sacking of his home in Birmingham and the destruction of his property.” In England the Reynolds family had sympathy with the French Republic Movement.152

There are biographies of John Reynolds,153 one of Louisa (Reynolds) McClintock’s brothers; and John Reynolds also wrote his autobiography.154 John Reynolds was born 17 June 1782 in England and left in 1795 to join his parents in America, where they settled in Lansingburg, New York, in 1794.155 He and his father eventually took land on Cherry Tree Run, Venango County, owned by the Holland Land Company. John married Jane Judith Ellicotte Kennedy.

Here are a few extracts from the Autobiography of John Reynolds, pages 221 and 225:
… On our arrival at Pittsburg [in August 1797] we put up at Molly Murphy’s, at that time the most popular tavern … Immediately after crossing the Allegheny River we were met by an Indian who brought us a young deer he had killed near our cabin, for which my father paid three shillings … On March 3d. our cabin with all it contained was consumed by fire … In the spring of 1798 my father purchased a cow. Having no company she would not stay with us. We found her at Hamilton McClintock’s. We could not drive nor lead her home. After we had got her part of the way she broke from us and ran back. My father then sold her to Mr. McClintock
Children of James and Louisa (Reynolds) McClintock:156

+   115 i. Hamilton5 Reynolds McClintock; born 2 September 1822; died 3 January 1896; buried in Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Pennsylvania; married 10 June 1847 Mary Jane Small.
+   116 ii. John McClintock; born 26 March 1824; died 5 August 1913 in Meadville; buried in Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Crawford County; married Mary Jane Robertson.
+   117 iii. Maria (also Marie) McClintock; born circa 1826/7; married 11 October 1855 John Lamey.
  118 iv. Mary Jane McClintock; born April 1829; married (first) Thomas Green Ross.157 In 1860, Mary Jane Ross, age 31, and Thomas G. Ross, age 7, were living in the household of Jonathan and Adaline Long (see #122) (census page 379). Also in the household was Rachel McClintock, age 20. Rachel would eventually marry George W. Haskins (see #123).
This Thomas Green Ross was possibly the Thomas Green Ross, son of James and Susan (Green?) Ross, see under Hamilton McClintock (#75), who also married a Ross or Green. The 1850 federal census for Cherrytree Township158 lists a Thomas Ross (age 27) as head of the household with Susan (age 67) and Richard (age 65) Ross; also enumerated in the household was James R. McClintock (age 15) and Edmund Robinson (age 9). This James R. McClintock was probably the son of Francis and Priscilla (Ross or Green) McClintock (#76).
Mary Jane McClintock Ross married (second) Samuel Gregg159. In 1900, Mary Jame Gregg, widow, was living in the household of Melvin and Achsa Ward in Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania (page 13A). I have no information on children, if any, of Mary Jane and husband Samuel Gregg. In 1850, Mary Jane McClintock, not yet married, was living in Cherrytree Township with her uncle William Reynolds, born circa 1792, and her aunt Sarah Reynolds, born circa 1785, and a Josiah Reynolds, born circa 1825.161

(tentative) Child of Thomas Green and Mary Jane (McClintock) Ross:
(a) Thomas G. Ross; born circa 1853 in Pennsylvania.
+   119 v. Hugh Culbertson McClintock; born March 1832; died April 1920; married 1863 Mary (or Margaret) Knapp.161
  120 vi. Louis McClintock; 162 Louis was perhaps deceased by 1865; he was not mentioned in two 1865 Venango County deeds pertaining to the “heirs of James McClintock,” see above.
+   121 vii. Lydia McClintock; born March or April 1834; died September or October 1916; buried in Greendale Cemetery; married Levi Lamey.
+   122 viii. Adaline McClintock; born February 1836; died March 1895; married Jonathan Long.
  123 ix. Rachel A. McClintock; born circa 1842 in Pennsylvania; married George W. Haskins;163 born May 1841 in Pennsylvania. They lived in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Rachel was alive in 1913 according to the obituary of her brother John McClintock. According to federal censuses,164 George was a (Latin) professor at Allegheny College in Meadville in 1880; and an attorney-at-law in 1900. Also with the family in 1880 was Ida Lamey, “niece,” born circa 1862 in Pennsylvania.
Children known from the 1880 and 1900 federal censuses (all born in Pennsylvania):
(a) Charles Homer Haskins, born December 1870; married Clare Arlen Allen 1870; see his biography after list of other children.
Children of Charles and Clare (Allen) Haskins:
(i) George Lee Haskins, born 1905.
(ii) Charles Allen Haskins, born circa 1907.
(iii) Clare E. Haskins, born circa 1909.
(b) Anna Haskins, born circa 1878.
(c) Harold Haskins, born 12 October 1882; married George Everett [—?—]; born 19 March 1880 in Massachusetts (her given name was George although on ships passenger lists she was sometimes listed as Georgia). Harold was in the fire insurance business. In 1918, re his World War I Draft Registration Card, and 1920 (census page 1A) and 1930 (page 8B) federal censuses, Harold and George were living in St. Davids, Radnor Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Children of Harold and George E. Haskins known from the federal censuses and several ships passenger lists:
(i) Harold Haskins, Jr.; born circa 1912 in Pennsylvania; married Evelyn [—?—]; born circa 1915 in Brooklyn, New York.
(ii) Richard Haskins; born 24 August 1916; died 18 November 1988 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, re his Social Security Death Index.
Charles H. Haskins (1870-1937) American scholar, medieval historian and advisor to President Woodrow Wilson
Charles Homer Haskins was born December 1870 in Pennsylvania; married Clare Arlen Allen; born 6 March 1881 in Missouri; died May 1970 (last residence was Cambridge, Massachusetts). She was a daughter of George Washington and Lydia (McMillan) Allen. Another daughter of George and Lyida Allen was Elisabeth Walton Allen.

"On 10 April 1912, Elisabeth boarded the Titanic with her aunt, Elisabeth Robert and her cousin, Georgette Madill. The trio had spent the winter in England and were returning home to St. Louis. They planned to return to England in June. Elisabeth gave an account of the disaster, which her brother gave to the press." Miss Allen was in the first boat lowered in the water. She tells of the Titanic final hours online in "Tiianic Passengers—Information regarding Titanic's passengers and crew" (http://www.titanic-passengers.com/elisabethallen.htm).

In 1900 (page 7A) and 1910 (page 16), Charles, single, was living as a lodger in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where Charles was a professor (at Harvard). Charles, Clare and family were still in Cambridge in 1920 (page 3B) and 1930 (page 12A), when Charles continued as a professor (in 1930, Clare was enumerated as a teacher in a private school).

By typing "Charles H. Haskins" into your search engine, one will bring up several pages on this remarkable scholar. He was exceptionally talented at an early age, knowing Greek and Latin as a child. Charles started college at Allegheny College (Meadville, Pennsylvania) when he was 13. He received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University when he was 17 and his Ph.D from Johns Hopkins at age 20 (1890). He taught at the University of Wisconsin, before moving to Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Harvard University, where he eventually married, raised a family and taught for 19 years, retiring in 1931.

While at Johns Hopkins he met the future president Woodrow Wilson.
The excerpt below is from Wilipedia, the free encyclopedia, online at (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Haskins).
When Wilson attended the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, where the Treaty of Versailles was worked out, he brought only three advisors, including one medieval historian Charles Haskins, serving as chief of the Western European division of the American commission.
Some of the continuing accolades testifying to Charles Homer Haskins' reputation include The Haskins Society, dedicated to the study of Viking an early English history; and The Charles Homer Haskins Lecture Series, which recognize Haskins contribution to scholarly achievements. The Series is sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies. Here in part is what the Council said about our McClintock ancestor Charles Haskins in its online information about the Lectures (http://www.acls.org/ophaskin.html):
A great American teacher, Charles Homer Haskins also did much to establish the reputation of American scholarship abroad. His distinction was recognized in honorary degrees from Strasbourg, Padula, Manchester, Paris, Louvain, Caen, Harvard, Wisconsin and Allegheny College, where in 1883 he had begun his higher education at the age of thirteen.
Charles H. Haskins

Charles Homer Haskins (1870-1937).

From Wikipedia, the free encylopeia, online at (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Haskins).

  124 x. James (A.?) McClintock; born circa 1841.165 James was a soldier in E Company, 121st Pennsylvania Regiment, during the Civil War.166 He was apparently the James A. McClintock, born circa 1842, enumerated in 1860 with his brother John and family in Cornplanter Township.167 However, there was a James A. McClintock, age 19 (born circa 1841), enumerated with a Joseph Strawbridge, age 50, and an Elizabeth Strawbridge, age 10 (and an Elizabeth Deets, age 11 or 17) in 1860 in Cherrytree Township.168 In 1880, James and his mother, Louisa, were living in the household of James’s sister Lydia Lamey in Crawford County, where James was listed as a farmer.169 In 1900, James A. McClintock was living with his brother Hugh C. McClintock and sister Lydia Lamey in Vernon Township, Crawford County. James, son of James and Louisa (Reynolds) McClintock, was probably the James A. McClintock, born August 1842; died June 1908; buried in Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Crawford County.170 There’s no indication of children for James McClintock in any of these censuses.
  125 xi. William E. McClintock; born December 1845;171 married (first) Fannie Black; married (second) Katherine [—?— ].172 William moved to Michigan.173 In 1900, William and children were living in Iron Mountain, Michigan; no wife was listed.
Children known from the 1900 federal census (all born in Michigan):
(a) Hallet McClintock, born October 1881 in Michigan; married Lillian A. [—?—]; born circa 1885 in Nebraska. The family was in Omaha, Ward 10, Douglas County, Nebraska in 1920 (page 13B), when Hallet was listed as a civil engineer. By 1930, Hallet had died, but Lillian, widow, and her children were still in Omaha (page 10B), where she was enumerated as a dressmaker.
Their children known from the federal censuses (all born in Nebraska):
(i) Claire McClintock, born circa 1913.
(ii) Marion E. McClintock, born circa 1915.
(iii) Robert E. McClintock, born circa 1917.
(b) Anna L. McClintock, born April 1884.
(c) Anne L. McClintock, born June 1888 or 1891 (yes, apparently the first Anna L died young). In 1920, Anna was living with her brother Hallet and his family; she was enumerated as a stenographer for a newspaper.174

65. ANN4 MCCLINTOCK (Hamilton3, Hugh2, Francis1), born 22 July 1802; died 9 February 1868 or 1869; buried in Plumer Cemetery, Cornplanter Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania;175 married March 1822176 MOSES DAVIDSON, born circa 1794,177 died 4 February 1858, buried in Plumer Cemetery. Moses’ stone lists him dying 4 February 1858 in the 64th year.178 Moses Davidson, age 31, was reported as a member of Venango Guards in the 1823 Muster Roll.179 Moses Davidson was on the 1834 tax list for Cornplanter Township.180 In 1850, Moses, Ann and family were enumerated in Cornplanter Township.181 In 1860, after Moses had died, Ann was living with her son Alexander in Cherrytree Township.182 Moses Davidson possibly had a first wife, Sarah Halliday (Hallyday), daughter of Francis and Sarah Horth Halliday of Cornplanter Township. Bell (1890), p. 851, reports a Moses Davidson husband of Sarah Halliday who died 1817, left a child, Francis.

Ann (McClintock) Davidson died intestate and this resulted in several Orphan Court documents.183 One of these is especially instructive because it lists spouses of all daughters alive at that time.184 Also mentioned were the minor children of Ann (McClintock) Davidson, deceased, and “Angeline Davidson a grandchild.” Assuming Culbertson’s (1923), page 431, list of children for Alexander Culbertson is complete, Angeline probably would have been a child of the other son, James Davidson, who was not mentioned in this important document. Another child not mentioned in this petition was Charlotte Davidson, who died in 1833. Ann’s son Alexander and son–in–law Hamilton Culbertson were administrators of Ann (McClintock) Davidson’s estate, which included properties in Cornplanter Township, Venango County, and Titusville, Crawford County.185

Children of Moses and Ann (McClintock) Davidson:186

+   126 i. Mary5 Davidson; born 10 June 1826; died 1893; married William G. Wolf.
  127 ii. James Davidson; born circa 1828. Possibly he was the James Davidson, first husband of Elizabeth Jane Stewart, see under William Perry McClintock (#78) and #4 of the Charles Stewart family of Cherrytree Township in the “Notes on Stewarts” section of The Oil Creek Flemings of Venango County, Pennsylvania, with related families, Volume 2. James was not mentioned in Culbertson (1923) nor in the 30 November 1868 petition of heirs and legal representative, see above. He is only known from the 1850 federal census of Cornplanter Township, being in the household of his parents. The Elizabeth Jane Stewart who married a James Davidson had a child Lydia Agnes Davidson, known to have been alive in 1880, see under #78 of “McClintocks.” But she was not mentioned in the 30 November 1868 petition—unless she was also called Angeline.
  128 iii. Charlott D. Davidson; born 1829; died 1833.187
+   129 iv. Rachel Davidson; born circa 1833; died 5 June 1897; buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City, Pennsylvania; married Hamilton Culbertson.
  130 v. (tentative) Sarah Davidson; married [—?—] Culbertson. Sarah was not listed in Culbertson (1923) nor was she with the family in the 1850 federal census for Cornplanter Township, but she was mentioned as a heir in the 1868 Venango County Orphans Court Docket.188 Possibly by 1850 she had married. Since heirs other than children of Ann Davidson were so designated in this document (and Sarah was not), I am tentatively listing her as a child. If the given name of Sarah’s husband was known, probably we could associate him with our Culbertsons.
+   131 vi. Alexander Davidson; born circa 1834; died 1900; married in 1862 Phoebe Eleanor Morgan.
+   132 vii. Eliza Ann (or Anna Eliza) Davidson; born circa 1836; died 1862; married John S. McClintock.
+   133 viii. Nancy Jane Davidson; born circa 1841; died 1920; married 1864 Joshua E. Ewing.

67. ISABELLA4 MCCLINTOCK (Hamilton3, Hugh2, Francis1), born 1 May 1806; died 15 February 1846; married 1832 JOSEPH ANDERSON, born circa 1812189 in Pennsylvania.190 After Isabella died, Joseph married Elizabeth Culbertson, daughter of Francis and Mary Steeples Culbertson (see #30 of “Culbertsons” for their children).

In 1850, Joseph and second wife Elizabeth and family were living in Cornplanter Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania. In 1860, Joseph, Elizabeth and child Sarah by Isabella and children Alexander (born circa 1848), James (born circa 1851), Joseph (born circa 1854), and John (born circa 1857) by Elizabeth were still in Cornplanter Township, where Joseph was enumerated as a farmer.

(In 1850, living next door to Joseph Anderson and family in Cornplanter Township were Thomas Anderson, born circa 1780 in Ireland, and Mary Anderson, born 1776 in Ireland; also in the household were Lucy Broderick, born circa 1817 in New York and Augustus Skinner, born 1829 “on the ocean.”191 Probably Thomas and Mary Anderson were the parents of Joseph Anderson. The Mary Anderson, wife of Thomas [he died 3 September 1859, buried in Plumer Cemetery192] was Mary (McFate) Anderson; died 18 January 1861; buried in Plumer Cemetery; married (first) Robert Dunlap. Mary McFate Anderson was a daughter of Joseph and Jane Culbertson McFate193 (see #15 of “Notes on McFates” section in The Oil Creek Flemings of Venango County, Pennsylvania, with related families, Volume 2). Assuming Joseph was a son of Thomas Anderson, then Joseph married two second cousins, once removed, Isabella (McClintock) Anderson and Elizabeth (Culbertson) Anderson being first cousins. These interrelationships are best viewed as a figure.)

Culbertson, McClintock relationship

Children of Joseph and Isabella (McClintock) Anderson:194

  134 i. Robert5Anderson Anderson; born circa 1834 (at which time Joseph’s second wife Elizabeth would have only been circa 13).
  135 ii. Hamilton Anderson; born circa 1836. There was an 1864 Venango County land deed in which Joseph Anderson and wife Elizabeth and Hamilton Anderson sold land in Cornplanter Township to James Hazelton and others of New York.195 The deed indicates the land (8 acres) was initially warranted to a Henry Wolf, no date. There was a Hamilton Anderson, farmer, born circa 1836 in Pennsylvania, both parents born in Pennsylvania. This Hamilton was living in Pawnee County, Kansas, in 1880.196 Wife listed as Mary, born circa 1852 in Pennsylvania, both parents born in Pennsylvania.
Children listed for this census were
(a) Hamilton E. Anderson, born circa 1870 in Missouri.
(b) Francis Anderson, born circa 1872 in Illinois.
(c) Emily Anderson, born circa 1876 in Kansas.
(d) Samuel Anderson, born circa 1878 in Kansas.
  136 iii. Mary Anderson; born circa 1834
  137 iv. Sarah Anderson; born circa 1840
  138 v. female Anderson; born circa 1844

68. CULBERTSON4 MCCLINTOCK (Hamilton3, Hugh2, Francis1), born 16 May 1809; died (of smallpox197) 3 March 1855; married 3 November 1842198 SARAH MCKNIGHT, born 27 May 1813; died 18 May 1864. Both Culbertson and Sarah are buried in Plumer Cemetery,199 Cornplanter Township Venango County.

Culbertson and Sarah were enumerated in Cornplanter Township in 1850.200 Culbertson McClintock’s land, of 200 acres (Map 2), to become famous as the Widow McClintock’s or Coal Oil Johnny’s Farm, was given to Culbertson by his father on 24 May 1851. The deed was recorded two months after Sarah died in 1864.201

Culbertson McClintock’s will was written 28 February 1855, recorded 30 March 1855. From Venango County, Pennsylvania, Will Book 3, page 151–152:202
In the name of God I Culbertson McClintock of Cornplanter Township in the county of Venango in the state of Pennsylvania being weak … I give and bequeath unto my wife Sarah all that certain tract of land on which I now reside lying on Oilcreek adjoining land of John Rynd and John McClintock and other lands containing about two hundred acres of land with all buildings and appurtenances belonging there to have and to hold during her lifetime or so long as she shall remain my Widow and after her marriage or decease the total of land to _____ in fee simple [fee simple used in this context would probably mean fee simple absolute, with unconditional powers of disposition during the persons life time [see Black (1979), page 354] into the hands of John Washington Steel for him to have and to hold for ever and his heirs after him. I give and bequeath to Sarah Emily Scott who is now of my family one three year old heifer and two good sheep. I give and bequeath unto Sarah my wife all the remainder of my Stock which after my decease together the household furniture loose property and farming utensils which is now belonging to my farm and all debts which may be due me … And lastly I nominate and appoint John Rynd and Sarah my wife to be my Executors …

Witnesses: Thomas McKnight [he is probably the Thomas McKnight, brother of Sarah’s, see below] and John Blood.

Thanks to “Coal Oil Johnny” (see below), there is a description of Culbertson McClintock's home before the oil activity. The house is now a Pennsylvania historical marker and is located north of Rouseville, Pennsylvania, across Oil Creek from Route 8203 (see Map 3).

An article in the Titusville Herald, 17 January 2005204 by Michael Molitoris reports
Coal Oil Johnny’s home eyes makeover
After being moved just shy of a mile from its original plot, the home of petrolia’s prodigal prince is due for an interior makeover later this year.

The former Oil Heritage Region Inc. oversaw the 2001 move of John Washington Steele’s house -- better known as the Coal Oil Johnny's house --from its original location along Waitz Road, Cornplanter Township to Rynd Farm on the opposite side of Oil Creek . . .

Previous to the above actions, there was an online article in Preservation Pennsylvania, 1997, author not known,205 about the house being in a state of disrepair. The house was determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places . . . “Its foundation stones have shifted and are rotating, jeopardizing its structural integrity. Support beams underneath the kitchen wing are so rotten that they crumble when touched. Unoccupied for more than fifty years, the house has become home to rodents and insects. Although intermittent roof repairs were made, water damage is so extensive to both the exterior and interior that a recent study estimates that only seventy percent of the front portion and at best fifteen percent of the rear portion are safely usable in restoration efforts.”

home of John Steele

Home of Culbertson and Sarah (McKnight) McClintock Culbertson McClintock’s house. From Steele (1902), opposite page 46. The picture would have been taken after the start of the oil excitement in 1860. Note that this is a frame house and is presumably the one moved in 2005. The house that Johnny described and apparently built by his step-father, Culbertson McClintock, was of the one-room log cabin style.

From Steele (1902), pages 17–18:
The house in which we lived when I was a boy was the old–fashioned, log–cabin style of architecture, of one room, with a door and window at each side, while at one end was a large fire–place which furnished light and warmth for the house, as well as heat for cooking purposes. About the room were strung festoons of dried apples, dried pumpkins, and red peppers. The roof of a shed built against one end of the house served as a means for reaching the garret, wherein were stored many of the farming implements when not in use, and in this room were also placed the butternuts, walnuts, hickory–nuts, and chestnuts, which I always gathered in the fall and put away for the long winter evenings.

In this place, too, “Aunt Sally” stored her “yarbs,” prominent among which was a goodly supply of boneset, for she believed in the efficacy of the tea made from that plant as firmly as I despised the concoction. Were anything wrong with my physical organization, out would come the boneset, and I would be treated to an internal bath until my soul cried out in protest. Many a time did I suffer in silence rather than to endure a deluge of my Aunt’s favorite remedy.

The neighborhood frolics were gatherings which I always enjoyed. Nuts were brought down from the garret, and cracked between a hammer and flat–iron, the reddest and juiciest apples came from the cellar, and cider drawn from the best barrel into the big pitcher. And with the old fire–place all aglow, the conversation seasoned with perhaps, crude, but hearty, wit, hardships were forgotten, and the evenings would wear away with a zest and happiness which were never experienced in later life, and left deep impressions upon the memory which can always be recalled with the keenest pleasure.
Johnny goes on to mention that Culbertson eventually purchased a cookstove, which afterwards provided the heat and was used for cooking. Johnny said the stove allowed us to step “one rung higher in the social ladder than our neighbors who were stoveless.”206 One would suspect it was into this stove that Sarah threw a bucket of crude oil.

Sarah (McKnight) McClintock was terribly burned 17 March 1864 while attempted to light her stove. See “Tell the boys to drink water” in the Oil and Our Oil Creek Ancestors section. The next day—one can imagine how terribly painful this must have been—she made her will; she died the same day, 18 March 1864. The will was recorded four days later, 22 March 1864. Later, undoubtedly because of Coal Oil Johnny, Sarah’s brother–in–law, Hamilton [Jr.], filed suit to break Culbertson's will,207 but he were not successful. Possibly John McClintock (#116), and George W. McClintock (#80) were also involved in the suit but I have not located the document.

Will of Sarah McClintock (Venango County Orphans Court, Will Book 3, page 344, written 18 March 1864, recorded 22 March 1864):208
In the name of God Amen. I Sarah McClintock of the Township of Cornplanter in the County of Venango and state of Pennsylvania being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of life do therefore make and ordain publish and declare this to be my last will and testament. That is to say after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged the residue of my Estate real and personal to wit I give and bequeath and dispose of as follows: To my cousin Rachel McKnight one hundred Dollars in Cash, to Sarah Emily Moffett [she was Sarah Emily Scott, adopted by Culbertson and Sarah] Two hundred dollars in Cash, the remainder to John W. Steel. Likewise I make and constitute Said John W. Steel and R. W. McFate to be executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills made by me. In witness thereof I have hereunto Set my name and affixed my seal the eighteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Sixty four.
Sarah McClintock

Venango County S. S.
Personally came before me H. B. Gordon, Register for the Probate of wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for the County afore Said N. W. B. and Jesse Martz the Subscribing Witnesses to the above will who being duly sworn according to law, do Say that the[y] were present and Saw and heard Sarah McClintock the testator Sign Seal Publish pronounce and declare the foregoing Testament of writing as and [?] her last Will and testament and that at the time of so doing She was of Sound mind Memory and understanding to the best of their Knowledge and belief. Swore and Subscribed before me this 22 Day of March 1864, H. B. Gordon, Regt.
Letters granted to John W. Steel and R. W. McFate, 22rd March 1864.
It is important to present the entire will, because accounts usually leave the impression Sarah McClintock’s will was made sometime before she was burned. For example, McLaurin (1902), page 146, states that her will was written soon after her husband died, and that Sarah died within an hour of being burned. Another account has her keeping her will in a safe in her home. Admittedly, it is hard to imagine Sarah making her will after being so badly burned, but the date, 18 March 1864, would indicate she did.

From Venango County, Pennsylvania, Probate and Orphan’s Court Docket 2, page 460, 11 March 1865:209
Account Final of R. W. McFate and John W. Steele, Executors.
March 11th 1865. Filed Final Account of R. W. McFate and John W. Steele, Executors of the last will and testament of Sarah McClintock deceased.
April 27 1865. Confirmed Nisi by the Court.

May 17 [?] 1865. Confirmed finally by the Court
H. B. Gordon, Clk. Ale.

The R. W. McFate would most likely have been Robert W. McFate, born 25 April 1834, married Hulda J. Ricketts, daughter of James and Jane (McCalmont) Ricketts. Robert W. was a son of Joseph and Margaret McKnight (a sister of Sarah McKnight McClintock) McFate. See Robert W. McFate (#104 of “Notes on McFates” section in The Oil Creek Flemings of Venango County, Pennsylvania, with related families, Volume 2. The John W. Steele of course was Coal Oil Johnny. The H. B. Gordon was probably Hiram B. Gordon, who married Mary Ann McClintock (#166), a cousin of Culbertson McClintock.

Sarah McKnight was a daughter of David and Mary Williams McKnight.210 Sarah’s sister Mary Ann McKnight married Robert Hays, son of William and Rebecca Hays211 (one of their children, Mary Jane Hays married Moses Ward, #116 of “McFates”); another sister of Sarah’s, Margaret McKnight, married Joseph McFate, see #43 of “McFates.” A third sister of Sarah’s was Rebecca McKnight.212

Culbertson and Sarah were childless but adopted John and Permelia Steele in 1845 (see also “Tell the boys to drink water” in the Oil and Our Oil Creek Ancestors section). After Permelia's death in 1851, they adopted another child, Sarah Emily Scott.

Children (adopted) of Culbertson and Sarah (McKnight) Culbertson:

  139 i. Permelia5Steele (adopted circa 1845); born circa 1841,213 died 15 December 1851; buried Plumer Cemetery.214
  140 ii. Sarah Emily Scott; (adopted circa 1853215), born circa 1842. She was enumerated with Sarah McClintock and John W. Steele in Cornplanter Township in 1860.216 She was adopted after Permelia died. Sarah Emily married Richard Moffett.217 Note that John Steele married Eleanor Moffett, but the Richard Moffett who married Sarah Emily Scott was apparently not the Richard D. Moffett, brother of Eleanor Moffett—see #141.
+   141 iii. John (“Coal Oil Johnny”) Washington Steele ; (adopted 1845), born 1843 in Sheakleyville, Sandy Creek Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania; died December 1920; married Eleanor J. Moffett.

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Generation Three
Generation Four
Generation Five
Generation Six
Two other McClintock families
Notes on Nathanial Carey
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