THE JAMES McNEAL FAMILY
With an Addendum on Family of James Santee and Margaret Cortright

 

By David Lear

November 2010

 

Preface: In November 2010, David Lear wrote to us concerning the McNeal family records referenced in the records of Old Zion and Peace Church. These records can be found at: Peace Church and Old Zion Church: The Founders. We made some corrections based on his inquiry, but also offered to post his McNeal family records, which we have done so below. The McNeals seem to have had a presence in both Luzerne and Coumbia Counties prior to their appearance in Sullivan County in the 1830s. This type of crossover from one area to another is typical in our county history and indicates once again the common social and economic heritage of the entire northeastern Pennsylvania region. Please address any comments, questions, or additonal information to David Lear, with a copy to Bob Sweeney, the page coordinator.

 

First Generation

1. James1 McNeal was born in Scotland circa 1744.

He married Sarah Webb 7 March 1772 in Douglassville, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Sarah was born 1 July 1753. She was the daughter of John Webb and Rachel Willets. Sarah died before 16 April 1805.

A brief account of this family is found on page 61 of A History of the Wapwallopen Region, undated, published by the Wapwallopen Historical Society. The account was written by Elma C. Bishop of Berwick. Much of the information was donated to Miss Bishop by unidentified sources and was undocumented.

James McNeal is said to have come from Scotland aboard the ship Catharine, landing in Philadelphia on 20 December 1774, but this is contradicted by a handwritten note on the bottom of page 61, by an unknown person, which reads as follows: "Sarah Webb, daughter of John Webb Jr. and his wife Rachel Willets was born July 1, 1753 and married March 7, 1772 in St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Douglassville, Pa to James McNeal. She was 'disowned' by Exeter Monthly Meeting in 1772." This is confirmed by Hazel A. Spraker on page 85 of The Boone Family. "4-29, 1772. Sarah Webb, dtr. of John, for marrying out and by a priest." He could not have been married in Berks County more than a year before he arrived from Scotland.

 

 

James McNeal and Sarah Webb had the following children:

 

2 i. Rachel2 McNeal was born 14 October 1772.

ii. Sarah McNeal.

She married Mr. Hughes.

3 iii. John McNeal was born 1 March 1780.

iv. Janet McNeal.

4 v. Samuel McNeal was born circa 1788.

vi. Margaret McNeal was born 13 September 1790.

She married Mr. Shiner.

Margaret died 27 October 1856.

vii. William McNeal.

viii. Alexander McNeal.

ix. Wallace McNeal.


 

 

Second Generation

2. Rachel2 McNeal (James1) was born 14 October 1772.

She married James Santee circa 1790. An online source gives the marriage date as 15 April 1794, after the birth of their first two children, raising the possibility that he had an earlier wife.

James was born 25 February 1763 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Valentine Santee and Margaret Funston. He married [2] Margaret Cortright 19 April 1818. She was the widow of Samuel Seely. James died 24 December 1828 in Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He was interred in Old River Church Cemetery, Wapwallopen, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

A brief account of this family is found on page 67 of A History of the Wapwallopen Region, undated, published by the Wapwallopen Historical Society. The account was written by Lillie Harter Cameron. It references the Santee Genealogy by Ellis M. Santee. It incorrectly assigns a wife Mary Tucker to his son Robert, who was Rachel's twin. Margaret Tucker married Robert's half brother, also named Robert. See ADDENDUM for James' sons by his second wife, Margaret Cortright.

Rachel died 26 March 1813. She was interred in Old River Church Cemetery, Wapwallopen, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

 

Rachel McNeal and James Santee had the following children:

 

5 i. Sarah3 Santee was born 4 July 1791.

6 ii. Margaret Santee was born 13 February 1793.

7 iii. John Santee was born 17 April 1796.

8 iv. George Santee was born 9 August 1798.

9 v. James Santee was born 9 April 1803.

10 vi. Nancy Santee was born 5 September 1805.

11 vii. Susan Santee was born 30 December 1807.

12 viii. Rachel Santee was born 5 June 1810.

ix. Robert Santee was born 5 June 1810. Robert died young.

3. John2 McNeal (James1) was born 1 March 1780.

He married Rachel Shiner. Rachel was born 29 August 1790.

She was living with her son William in Black Creek Twp., Luzerne Co. in 1860 and 1870.

John died 10 May 1854.

 

John McNeal and Rachel Shiner had the following children:

 

i. Amos3 McNeal.

He married Catharine Schmidt 22 March 1846. Records of Rev. Isaac Shellhamer.

ii. John McNeal.

13 iii. James McNeal was born circa 1811.

14 iv. Isaiah McNeal was born circa 1813.

v. Eliza McNeal was born circa 1816.

She married Samuel B. Jones.

15 vi. Margaret McNeal was born circa 1820.

16 vii. Andrew S. McNeal was born circa 1821.

17 viii. Hannah McNeal was born circa 1822.

18 ix. William McNeal was born 3 November 1826.

19 x. Anna Mary McNeal was born 8 May 1829.

xi. Wallace McNeal was born circa 1833.

He married Phebe Sager 4 January 1856. Rev. Isaac Shellhammer records. Jan 4, 1856 Wallis McNeele of Black Creek, Luzerne Co. Pheby Sager of Black Creek, Luzerne Co.

4. Samuel2 McNeal (James1) was born circa 1788.

He married Susanna Schortz, born Sept. 9, 1790, the daughter of Abraham and Sarah (Craig)Schortz. You can learn more at The George Michael Schortz Family.

In A History of the Wapwallopen Region, Samuel's wife's name is given as Mary Moffett.

Susanna died 28 January 1865. She was interred in Old Zion Cemetery, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.

Samuel died before 12 June 1867 in Benton, Columbia County, Pennsylvania. Samuel McNeal's death at age 79 at Benton was reported in the 12 June 1867 issue of the Bloomsburg Democrat and in the 14 June 1867 issue of the Columbian.

Samuel McNeal was one of the forty-eight taxables when Cherry Township was formed from Shrewsbury Township, Lycoming County, in May 1824. He was one of the early workers on the turnpike.

On 9 July 1835 Samuel McNeal of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. and Susannah, his wife sold to Christiana Beam of Briar Creek Township, Columbia County, for the sum of $225.00, property in Salem Township, Luzerne County, consisting of 112 acres and 131 perches, [part of a large tract surveyed to James McNeal in warrant dated the 25th day of May one thousand eight hundred and nineteen] conveyed to Samuel McNeal by James McNeal on 23 March 1824, excepting ten acres which was reserved to Christiana Cope, wife of John Cope. [Deed Book 30, pp. 728-729]

Census records:

In 1820 the family of Samuel McNeal of Shrewsbury Township, Lycoming County, consisted of 1 male 26-45; 1 female 26-45; and 1 female <10.

In 1830 in Cherry Township, Lycoming County there were 1 male 40-50; 1 female 30-40; 1 male <5; 3 males 5-10; 1 female 5-10; and 1 female 10-15.

In 1840 in the same location there were 1 male 50-60; 1 female 50-60; 1 male 5-10; 1 male 10-15; 2 males 15-20 and 1 female 15-20.

 

Samuel McNeal and Susanna had the following children:

 

20 i. Sarah3 McNeal was born circa 1820.

21 ii. George McNeal was born circa 1822.

22 iii. Amy McNeal was born 28 February 1824.

iv. William McNeal was born 6 May 1826. William died 23 November 1839. He was 13 years, 6 months and 16 days old when he died.

He was interred in Old Zion Cemetery, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.

v. Samuel S. McNeal was born circa 1829.

vi. Abraham McNeal was born circa 1831.

23 vii. Isaac W. McNeal was born circa 1833.


 

 

Third Generation

5. Sarah3 Santee (Rachel2 McNeal, James1) was born 4 July 1791.

She married [1] Conrad Line 2 February 1811. Conrad was born 27 March 1787. He was the son of Conrad Line and Huldah Locke. He married [2] Catharine. Conrad died 10 March 1886. He was interred in Old River Church Cemetery, Wapwallopen, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

Sarah died 9 January 1844. She was interred in Old River Church Cemetery, Wapwallopen, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

 

Sarah Santee and Conrad Line had the following children:

 

i. James4 Line was born 23 April 1812.

He married Elizabeth Detterline 2 May 1840.

James died 9 April 1896.

They resided in Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe,) Carbon County, PA.

ii. William Line.

iii. Stuart Line.

iv. Rachel Line was born 13 August 1817.

She married Nathan Garrison. Nathan was born 3 December 1815 in Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Matthias Garrison and Susannah Seely. He married Eve Seybert.

Rachel died 2 June 1895.

v. Samuel Line was born 2 November 1817.

He married Martha Culver 21 January 1841. Martha was born 15 September 1820. She was the daughter of Daniel Culver and Charlotte Tubbs.

Samuel died 9 April 1896.

They resided in Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe,) Carbon Co.. PA.

vi. Huldah Line was born 21 November 1817.

She married Charles Densmore Culver 1851 in Mauch Chunk, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. Charles was born 4 January 1823. He was the son of Daniel Culver and Charlotte Tubbs.

Huldah died 25 September 1875 in Mauch Chunk, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

They resided in Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe,) Carbon Co.. PA.

vii. Peter Line.

viii. Fletcher C. Lines was born circa 1826.

He married [1] Mary Vandermark. Mary was born 27 May 1826. She was the daughter of Daniel Vandermark and Mary Fairchild. Mary was baptized 17 September 1826 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Mary died 16 December 1860. She was interred in Old River Church Cemetery, Wapwallopen, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

He married [2] Sarah Elizabeth Andreas. Sarah was born 3 March 1844. She was the daughter of Reuben Andreas and Maria Meixell. Sarah was baptized 25 April 1844 in Wapwallopen, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

Fletcher died 8 March 1893. He was interred in Old River Church Cemetery, Wapwallopen, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

ix. Maria Line was born 29 September 1829.

She married Louis Praetorius 10 October 1853. Louis was born circa 1828.

Louis Praetorius was born in New Bavaria in 1828 ; educated for a teacher; studied music under Jacob Vierling, Vendling and later with Nulizer; came to Wilkes-Barre in 1848; began teaching music in the old Dana academy and taught there for seven years; had charge of the musical department of Wyoming Seminary until the beginning of the late war; bandmaster of the Ninth Pennsylvania Cavalry and later captain of Co. D, of the same regiment ; was organist in the M. E. and Presbyterian churches and for the last eight years in St. Mary's church. Organized the first brass band in Wilkes-Barre.

Maria died 1 February 1892.

x. John Santee Line was born in Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 15 June 1831.

He married Emma West 23 December 1857. She was the daughter of Jacob West.

They resided in Sayre, Bradford Co.. PA.

6. Margaret3 Santee (Rachel2 McNeal, James1) was born 13 February 1793.

She married George Muchler 18 July 1820.

 

Margaret Santee and George Muchler had the following children:

 

i. Susan4 Muchler was born 15 February 1825.

She married Thomas Cassidy 1849.

ii. Nancy Muchler was born 9 May 1827.

She married William Barkman 19 March 1847.

Nancy died 2 March 1914.

They resided in Sayre, Bradford Co.. PA.

iii. Emma Muchler was born 9 September 1829.

She married Benjamin Gregory 21 September 1848.

Emma died 8 November 1899.

iv. Margaret Muchler was born 23 September 1832.

She married Edward Inman 9 March 1853.

They resided in Janesville, Wisconsin.

v. James Muchler was born 4 April 1835.

He married Janette Woodworth.

James died 1863. He died during the Civil War.

vi. Rachel Muchler was born 11 November 1837.

She married Stephen Wolfe 5 January 1862.

Rachel died 9 December 1903.

7. John3 Santee (Rachel2 McNeal, James1) was born 17 April 1796.

He married [1] Clarissa Line 7 July 1816. She was the daughter of Conrad Line and Huldah Locke. Clarissa died 14 June 1824.

He married [2] Elizabeth Lockhart. She was the daughter of Joseph Lockhart and Annie Cameron.

John died 1851.

 

John Santee and Clarissa Line had the following children:

 

i. Samuel4 Santee was born 25 December 1816.

He married Margaret Whaling.

They resided in White Haven, Luzerne Co., PA.

ii. Wesley Santee.

iii. Sarah Santee was born 20 September 1820.

She married Benjamin Saylor 16 February 1843.

She married Richard Metcalf 21 April 1884.

iv. Margaret Santee was born 18 July 1822.

She married Justin Loomis 24 December 1845.

They resided in Stillwell, Indiana.

John Santee and Elizabeth Lockhart had the following children:

 

v. Rachel Santee was born 19 June 1836.

She married John F. Gebhart 28 June 1856.

They resided in New Albany, Indiana.

vi. Susan Santee was born 17 November 1837.

She married F. J. Heckler 12 December 1867.

vii. James Santee.

8. George3 Santee (Rachel2 McNeal, James1) was born 9 August 1798.

He married [1] Nancy Loughry 1826. She was the daughter of Joseph Leander Loughry and Mary Nancy Santee. Nancy died 25 October 1836 in Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio.

He married [2] Almira Allen 25 January 1838 in Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio. Almira was born 1803. She was the daughter of Silas Allen and Louise Butterfield. Almira died 1879 in Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio.

George died 31 August 1861.

 

George Santee and Nancy Loughry had the following children:

 

i. Joseph4 Santee was born 8 October 1827.

He married Jane Nixon 1858.

Joseph died 31 March 1908.

They resided in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

ii. Mary Santee was born 4 June 1831.

She married Mr. Kentz.

iii. Susan Santee was born 7 July 1832.

She married James Eddy.

Susan died 4 November 1898.

They resided in Oakland, CA.

iv. James Santee was born 7 September 1834.

He married Calista Parent 1 August 1857. Calista was born circa 1837.

James died 8 May 1904.

They resided in Delta, OH.

v. Samuel Santee was born 25 December 1836.

He married Margaret Whaling.

They resided in White Haven, Luzerne Co., PA.

George Santee and Almira Allen had the following child:

 

vi. Almira Santee was born 22 September 1840.

She married George Knight 14 September 1864. George was born June 1833.

Almira died 18 November 1882.

9. James3 Santee (Rachel2 McNeal, James1) was born 9 April 1803.

He married Mary Kleintob 21 February 1837.

James died 16 December 1873.

 

James Santee and Mary Kleintob had the following children:

 

i. Caroline4 Santee.

ii. Charles Santee. Charles died 30 December 1862. He was killed at the Battle of Stone River.

iii. Lydia Santee was born 1 July 1842. Lydia died 1900 in Dixon, Lee County, Illinois.

iv. Madison Santee was born 11 September 1845.

He married Susan Blackmore 27 June 1871.

Madison died in Dixon, Lee County, Illinois.

10. Nancy3 Santee (Rachel2 McNeal, James1) was born 5 September 1805.

She married [1] John B. Cortright. John was born 16 November 1796. He was the son of Abraham Cortright and Sarah Boutcher. He married [2] Eliza V. S. Pollock. John died 29 March 1874.

Nancy died 28 May 1837.

 

Nancy Santee and John B. Cortright had the following children:

 

i. Abraham4 Cortright was born 29 August 1829.

He married Lucinda Fortner. Lucinda was born 13 July 1828 in Nescopeck Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Andrew Fortner and Susanna Gruver. Lucinda died 30 September 1903 in Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania. She was interred in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania.

Abraham died 2 June 1889. He was interred in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania.

ii. Rachel Cortright was born 1832.

She married Tobias L. Varner.

iii. James Cortright.

iv. Caroline E. Cortright was born February 1835. Caroline died 26 January 1838.

11. Susan3 Santee (Rachel2 McNeal, James1) was born 30 December 1807.

She married James Lockhart. James was born 1802. He was the son of Joseph Lockhart and Annie Cameron. James died 1876.

 

Susan Santee and James Lockhart had the following children:

 

i. Benjamin4 Lockhart.

ii. Elizabeth Lockhart was born circa 1837. Elizabeth died 5 February 1921.

iii. Mary Lockhart was born 17 May 1840.

iv. Maria Lockhart was born 15 December 1845.

She married Dr. Isaac E. Ross 27 September 1871.

v. Rachel Lockhart was born 30 April 1848.

She married George W. Harter.

Rachel died 16 February 1926.

vi. Richard Lockhart was born circa 1848.

vii. Charles Lockhart was born 6 November 1856.

He married Dessie Marteeny 4 June 1918 (?).

Charles died 18 February 1920.

12. Rachel3 Santee (Rachel2 McNeal, James1) was born 5 June 1810.

She married James Beals.

 

Rachel Santee and James Beals had the following children:

 

i. Jameson4 Beals.

ii. Lockhart Beals.

iii. William Beals was born 14 February 1840.

He married Margaret Wylie 1 January 1872.

13. James3 McNeal (John2, James1) was born circa 1811.

He married Sarah. Sarah was born circa 1812.

 

James McNeal and Sarah had the following children:

 

i. John4 McNeal was born circa 1834.

ii. Margaret McNeal was born circa 1836.

iii. William McNeal was born circa 1839.

iv. Norman McNeal was born circa 1841.

v. Hannah McNeal was born circa 1845.

vi. Hevey McNeal was born circa 1847.

vii. Samuel McNeal was born Samuel 1849.

14. Isaiah3 McNeal (John2, James1) was born circa 1813.

He married [1] Mary Ann. Mary was born circa 1823.

He married [2] Lydia. Lydia was born circa 1815.

 

Isaiah McNeal and Mary Ann had the following child:

 

i. Huldah4 McNeal was born circa 1849.

Isaiah McNeal and Lydia had the following child:

 

ii. Hannah McNeal was born circa 1859.

15. Margaret3 McNeal (John2, James1) was born circa 1820.

She married Henry M. Schwenk 10 May 1840. Rev. Isaac Shellhammer records.

Henry was born circa 1819.

 

Margaret McNeal and Henry M. Schwenk had the following children:

 

i. William Wallace4 Schwenk was born circa 1842.

ii. Samuel J. Schwenk was born circa 1845.

iii. Benjamin Newton Schwenk was born circa 1849.

16. Andrew S.3 McNeal (John2, James1) was born circa 1821.

He married Sarah circa 1850. Sarah was born circa 1825.

 

Andrew S. McNeal and Sarah had the following children:

 

i. Emma4 McNeal was born circa 1851.

ii. Flora McNeal was born circa 1853.

iii. Rhoda McNeal was born circa 1856.

iv. Phebe J. McNeal was born 1859.

17. Hannah3 McNeal (John2, James1) was born circa 1822.

She married Theodore Hauze. Theodore was born circa 1820.

 

Hannah McNeal and Theodore Hauze had the following children:

 

i. Rachel4 Hauze was born circa 1846.

ii. Sarah Hauze was born circa 1849.

iii. Henry Hauze was born circa 1852.

iv. Caroline Hauze was born circa 1857.

v. John Hauze was born circa 1859.

vi. Martha Hauze was born circa 1861.

vii. William Hauze was born circa 1867.

18. William3 McNeal (John2, James1) was born 3 November 1826.

He married Mary Reinmiller. Mary was born circa 1830.

 

William McNeal and Mary Reinmiller had the following children:

 

i. Mary4 McNeal was born circa 1853.

ii. Samuel McNeal was born circa 1856.

iii. Rachel McNeal was born circa 1858.

She married Henry Ringlaben.

iv. Eliza McNeal was born circa 1861.

She married Johnson Yeager.

v. Ulysses G. McNeal was born circa 1864.

He married Mary Frederick.

vi. William H. McNeal was born circa 1867.

vii. George E. McNeal was born circa 1869.

19. Anna Mary3 McNeal (John2, James1) was born in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 8 May 1829.

She married Benjamin Franklin Budworth 9 November 1848 in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Rev. Isaac Shellhammer records Nov 9, 1848 Benjamin Buddweath of "von der Sammeta" and Maria McNelle of Sugarloaf.

Benjamin was born 17 May 1826 in St. Michael, Stone, Staffordshire, England. He was the son of George Budworth and Anne Lunt. He married [1] Elizabeth Esmond 31 January 1846 in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Benjamin died 16 May 1898 in Beetown, Grant County, Wisconsin.

Anna died 1 July 1905 in Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin.

 

Anna Mary McNeal and Benjamin Franklin Budworth had the following children:

 

i. Rebecca4 Budworth was born 17 September 1849. Rebecca died 11 November 1852 in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

ii. Albert Budworth was born in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania 11 January 1852.

He married Euphemia L. Irish 14 November 1871 in Dunleith, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Euphemia was born 20 October 1852 in Grant County, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Lyman D. Irish and Susan M.. Euphemia died 21 June 1934 in Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin.

Albert died 3 June 1915 in Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin.

iii. Rachel Budworth was born in Summit Hill, Carbon County, Pennsylvania 22 October 1854.

She married Henry Miles Roberts 24 February 1880 in Beetown, Grant County, Wisconsin. Henry was born 30 December 1852 in Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin. Henry died 13 June 1925 in Bloomington, Grant County, Wisconsin.

Rachel died 13 October 1945 in Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin.

iv. George Washington Budworth was born in Beetown, Grant County, Wisconsin 16 February 1857. George died 28 July 1928 in Bloomington, Grant County, Wisconsin.

v. Mary Budworth was born in Beetown, Grant County, Wisconsin 15 March 1859. Mary died 9 September 1912 in Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin.

vi. Alice Budworth was born in Beetown, Grant County, Wisconsin 9 June 1861. Alice died 7 April 1939 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA.

vii. Emily Budworth was born in Beetown, Grant County, Wisconsin 13 April 1863.

She married Frank P. Stubenrauch 1 January 1894. Frank was born December 1861. Frank died 1 January 1923.

Emily died 1 November 1929 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

viii. Rosalie Budworth was born in Beetown, Grant County, Wisconsin 20 July 1866. Rosalie died 29 September 1872 in Beetown, Grant County, Wisconsin.

ix. Benjamin Franklin Budworth was born in Beetown, Grant County, Wisconsin 4 July 1869. Benjamin died 9 May 1910 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

x. William Raymond Budworth was born in Beetown, Grant County, Wisconsin 6 March 1872. William died 20 June 1922 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

20. Sarah3 McNeal (Samuel2, James1) was born circa 1820.

She married Elias Hahn. Elias was born circa 1817.

 

Sarah McNeal and Elias Hahn had the following children:

 

i. George Washington4 Hahn was born 5 January 1841. George was baptized 21 February 1841 in Peace Church, Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.

He married Sarah. Sarah was born circa 1848.

ii. Maria Susanna Hahn was born 18 December 1842. Maria was baptized 8 January 1843 in Peace Church, Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. Maria died 24 June 1844.

iii. Abraham Elias Hahn was born 21 November 1844. Abraham was baptized 22 February 1845 in Peace Church, Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.

iv. Amy Carolina Hahn was born 29 November 1846. Amy was baptized 11 April 1847 in Peace Church, Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.

v. Lydia Jane Hahn was born 19 February 1849. Lydia was baptized 10 June 1849 in Peace Church, Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.

vi. Samuel Frederick Hahn was born 22 July 1851. Samuel was baptized 28 September 1851 in Peace Church, Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.

vii. Hannah Elizabeth Hahn was born 12 September 1853. Hannah was baptized 13 November 1853 in Peace Church, Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.

viii. Thomas J. Hahn was born circa 1855.

ix. William A. Hahn was born circa 1857.

21. George3 McNeal (Samuel2, James1) was born circa 1822.

He married Elizabeth Green. Elizabeth was born circa 1826. She was the daughter of John S. Green and Elizabeth Henley.

 

George McNeal and Elizabeth Green had the following children:

 

i. Mary Elizabeth4 McNeal was born 1852.

She married Elmer L. Weaver. Elmer was born 11 June 1853. He was the son of Barnhart Weaver and Mary Thrasher. He married [2] Arminta Elizabeth Hopkins. Elmer died 4 December 1940.

Mary died 23 March 1882.

ii. Susanna McNeal was born circa 1852.

iii. Virginia McNeal was born circa 1855.

iv. George E. McNeal was born circa 1859.

v. Charles W. McNeal was born circa 1862.

22. Amy3 McNeal (Samuel2, James1) was born in Dushore, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania 28 February 1824.

She married William Henry Hedden. William was born 20 June 1827 in New Jersey. He was the son of John Hedden and Elizabeth Bowman. William died 28 July 1897 in New Columbus, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He was interred in New Columbus, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

Amy died 30 December 1894 in New Columbus, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. She was interred in New Columbus Cemetery, New Columbus, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

 

Amy McNeal and William Henry Hedden had the following children:

 

i. Franklin Pierce4 Hedden was born in Dushore, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania 13 January 1853. Franklin was baptized 24 April 1853 in Peace Church, Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. #317. An out of wedlock Son of Wm. Hetter [Hatter?] & Emma McNiel [McNeal], born 13 Jan.1853, bapt. 24 April 1853, received the Name Franklin Piers [Pierce], Sponsors were Samuel McNiel & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

He married Frances Rocelia Yaple 7 December 1878 in New Columbus, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Frances was born 23 December 1853. She was the daughter of Jacob Yaple and Susanna Bowman Dodson. Frances died 24 February 1930 in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. She was interred in New Columbus Cemetery, New Columbus, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

Franklin died 29 March 1917 in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He was interred in New Columbus Cemetery, New Columbus, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

ii. Arlas Hedden was born in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania 16 April 1857.

He married Anna M. Link 29 January 1885 in Town Hill, Huntington Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Anna was born 24 November 1872 in Wales. Anna died circa 1897.

He married Eleanor Myfanwy Evans 14 March 1898 in Luzerne Borough, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Eleanor was born in Wales. She was the daughter of John P. Evans.

Arlas died 30 July 1933. He was interred in Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

iii. William Henry Hedden was born in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania 8 August 1859.

He married Nellie Day Belles 16 March 1907 in Luzerne Borough, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Nellie was born 15 February 1877 in Newport Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Belles and Emily Mosier. Nellie died 13 March 1936 in Nanticoke, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. She was interred in Newport Cemetery, Newport Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

William died 9 March 1936 in Sheatown, Newport Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He was interred 13 March 1936 in Newport Cemetery, Newport Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

iv. Nora Emmaline Hedden was born in Huntington Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 17 April 1865.

She married Earl B. Shultz. Earl died 1898.

Nora died 1914.

23. Isaac W.3 McNeal (Samuel2, James1) was born circa 1833.

He married [1] Jane Schoonover 14 October 1852. Isaac MCNEAL married to Miss Jane SCHOONOVR, in Cherry on Thursday last, by Rev. William REESER. 19 Oct. 1852 issue of The Sullivan County Democrat, Tuesday Publication, Published by Michael Meylert and R. H. Forster, Laporte, PA

Jane was born circa 1827.

He married [2] Elsie J..

 

Isaac W. McNeal and Jane Schoonover had the following children:

 

i. Emmily4 McNeal was born circa 1853.

ii. Sarah C. McNeal was born circa 1858.

 


ADDENDUM

 

FAMILY OF JAMES SANTEE AND MARGARET CORTRIGHT

 

 

First Generation

James Santee and Margaret Cortright had the following children:

 

x. Isaac M. Santee was born in Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 14 November 1820. Isaac died 24 July 1853 in Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, apparently unmarried and without children. He was interred in Beach Grove Cemetery, Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

On 27 February 1838, as a minor over the age of fourteen, he petitioned the Orphan's Court of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and chose Nathan Beach as his guardian.

xi. Samuel Santee was born after 11 August 1823. On 11 August 1837, Samuel and his brother Robert, both minors under the age of fourteen, and represented by their brother-in-law George Muchler, petitioned the Orphan's Court of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and chose John Cortright as their guardian.

No further record has been found.

1. xii. Robert Santee was born circa 1827.

 

Second Generation

1. Robert2 Santee (James1) was born circa 1827.

He married [1] Margaret Tucker. Margaret was born circa 1830. She was the daughter of John Tucker and Margaret. She married [2[ Cornelius Shultz circa 1855.

Robert died circa 1854.

On 11 August 1837, Robert and his brother Samuel, both minors under the age of fourteen, and represented by their brother-in-law George Muchler, petitioned the Orphan's Court of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and chose John Cortright as their guardian.

In 1850, he was a blacksmith, age 23, living with the family of George Fritz, a blacksmith in Huntington Twp., Luzerne, also a blacksmith.

 

Robert Santee and Margaret Tucker had the following children:

 

i. Frances3 Santee was born 4 April 1851.

She married Isaac Stenger Belles 5 October 1875. Isaac was born 27 February 1849. He was the son of Adam Belles and Charlotte Yaple. Isaac died 27 February 1918.

Frances died 3 November 1916.

In 1860 she was living with the family of Cornelius and Margaret Shultz, her mother and step-father, and three younger half-siblings, in Fairmount Twp., Luzerne Co. The Shultzes moved to Fishingcreek Twp., Columbia Co. by 1870, but Frances was not listed in their household.

ii. Robert Santee was born 16 September 1853.

He married Almina Mead. Almina was born circa 1852.

Robert died 1885 in Hughesville, Lycoming Co., PA.

He was killed in a railroad accident at Hughesville, PA.

In 1860 and 1870 he was living with the family of Elihu and Lavina Seward in Fairmount Twp., Luzerne Co. In 1880 he and his family were living in Huntington Twp.

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