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Pancoast Ancestors

Outline of the Descendants of Reverend Samuel Panckhurst

1 Reverend Samuel Panckhurst [Sources] [Notes]
2 Joseph Panckhurst
3 John Pancoast b: in England d: December 1694 in West Jersey, NJ
 +Elizabeth ? d: Bef 1680 in England
4 William Pancoast b: in England d: 1742 in Mansfield Township, Burlington Co., NJ
 +Hannah Scattergood m: September 05, 1695 in Burlington Co., NJ Father: Thomas Scattergood Mother: Elizabeth ?
5 William Pancoast b: 1698 in Mansfield Township, Burlington Co., NJ d: Abt 1763 in Mansfield Township, Burlington Co., NJ
 +Mary Copeland m: December 31, 1730 in Pennsylvania d: 1758 in Mansfield Township, Burlington Co., NJ
6 Edward Pancoast b: March 16, 1732/33 Burlington Co., NJ d: October 26, 1808 in Greenwich Township, Gloucester Co., NJ
 +Hannah King b: December 09, 1739 in Pemberton, NJ m: August 15, 1761 d: June 15, 1812 Father: John King Mother: Susannah Cowgill
7 William Pancoast b: December 26, 1761 in Burlington Co., NJ d: September 19, 1829
 +Sarah Lishman b: March 19, 1760 Burlington Co., NJ m: Feb. 19, 1784 d: October 13, 1821 Father: Henry Lishman Mother: Mercy Marriot
8 Henry Pancoast b: February 02, 1792 in Woodstown, NJ d: September 09, 1835 in Woodstown, NJ
 +Hannah Ivins Hackney b: 1796 d: April 18, 1882 Palmyra, NJ Father: Isaiah Ivins Hackney Mother: Rebecca (?) Hackney
9 Edward Hackney Pancoast b: May 12, 1835 in Pilesgrove Twp., Salem Co., NJ d: December 01, 1915 in Riverton, NJ
 +Rebecca A. Bishop b: November 12, 1837 in Bridgeboro, NJ m: March 18, 1857 d: 1920 in Riverton, NJ Father: Ahab Bishop Mother: Sarah Sharp
10 Martha Austin Pancoast b: September 10, 1858 in Riverton, NJ d: December 04, 1942

Susannah Pancoast
+Ralph Cowgill m: 1697
Susannah Cowgill
 +John King
Hannah King b: December 09, 1739 in Pemberton, NJ d: June 15, 1812
 + Edward Pancoast b: March 16, 1732/33 Burlington Co., NJ m: August 15, 1761 d: October 26, 1808 in Greenwich Township, Gloucester Co., NJ Father: William Pancoast Mother: Mary Copeland


Descendants of Reverend Samuel Panckhurst

Generation No. 1

1. REVEREND SAMUEL1PANCKHURST.

Child of Reverend Panckhurst is:
2. i. JOSEPH2 PANCKHURST.
Generation No. 2

2. JOSEPH2 PANCKHURST (REVEREND SAMUEL1).

Child of Joseph Panckhurst is:
3. i. JOHN3 PANCOAST, b. England; d. December 1694, West Jersey, NJ.
Generation No. 3

3. JOHN3 PANCOAST (JOSEPH2 PANCKHURST, REVEREND SAMUEL1) was born in England, and died December 1694 in West Jersey, NJ. He married (1) ELIZABETH ?. He married (2) ANN SNOWDEN 1682. He married (3) JANE ? CURTIS CHAPMAN 1689.

Notes:
The Pancoasts are of English origin, coming to America from Northamptonshire. Pancoast, the present spelling, was used by John in 1676 when he signed the "Consessions and Agreements". However, John brought with him in 1680 a certificate from Friends in England wherein his name was spelled Panckhurst. This supports the idea that our 'Pancoast' spelling was adopted by John and explains why 'Pancoast' is not found as a family name in England.

John, in preparing to come to America, secured the following certificate of Removal, which was duly presented to the Friends Meeting at Burlington.

"From the Men's Monthly Meeting at Ugbrook, in the County of Northampton in old England, the 13th Day of the 3rd month (May) 1680, to ye ffrds. and Brethern in New Jersey, in America, greetings.

"Whereas this friend John Panckhurst of Ashton having laid his intentions of transporting himself into New Jersey and desired a Certificate form this Meeting. These may therefore let you understand that ye sd John Panckhurst hath lived soberly as becometh ye truth and yt he is clear from all women as to relative in marriage soe far as we understand. And that friends here have not anything against his transporting himself by reason yt we do not understand but that he hath left all things clear as to his debts: all we thought meet to signifie etc., in testimony thereunto we whose names are here written have set our hand by the direction of ye sd meeting I shall rest you ffrds. and brethern:"

Signed by - Thomas Poole and eight others.

Shortly after securing this "Certificate of Removal", John Pancoast left his home at Ashton, five miles from Northampton in Northamptonshire, England, and with his family of eight children (two sons and six daughters), came into America on the ship "Paradise"; William Evelyn, Master, landing at Burlington on the fourth of October, 1680.

"The Concessions and Agreements of the Proprietors, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Province of West New Jersey in America" was drawn up and signed in England on March 3rd, 1676. many of its important features were incorporated into our Constitution one hundred years later. This document was signed by 151 men, including William Penn, who were directly interested in West Jersey. John Pancoast, a signer, may be one of those who signed after they arrived in America.

Within three weeks of his landing, "John's first survey was recorded for 100 acres of land "Burlington County" on the north side of Assiscunk Creek against Mattacopenny Branch". Four days later, October 28, 1680, John Pancas [sic] recorded a deed for 1/32 of a 10-90th share of the province of West Jersey. This is easier to visualize when we remember that Province was first divided into 100 shares. Ten of these were awarded to Fenwick and became known as the Fenwick tenth (roughly, Salem County).

The Quakers, who settled at Burlington in 1677, were really in two groups, one from Yorkshire and the other from London. The land from the Rancocas Creek to Timber Creek was selected as the London Tenth, and from the Rancocas north to the Assunpink at Trenton, as the Yorkshire tenth. The city of Burlington was founded jointly by the two groups. The proprietors bought their land from the Indians, the first Indian deed being dated October 10, 1677. Ten years later, this deed was recorded. may 25, 1687 - John Pancoast - and 58 others, "Proprietors of several undivided shares of West Jersey, to Thomas Budd, for 1500 acres to be bought of the Indians".

John also signed on February 13, 1687 - with twenty-six other Proprietors, an agreement --- to issue a warrant to the General Surveyor to survey and lay out --- ye said lands.

He also signed February 22, 1688 - with others, giving consent of the Proprietors to the agreement made with East Jersey concerning the partition line by Daniel Coxe.

Amon the early Jersey Records, the name of John Pancoast is found in several places. As different surveys are made to him - as he signs as a Proprietor, business papers, and in the court record of ear-mark for cattle made august 8, 1685, as follows: "John Pancoast. Left ear slit, ye right cut out".

John took an active part in Civil affairs of the province. He served as regulator of weights and measures in 1681. He was Constable of Yorkshire Tenth in 1682, and served as a member of the Assembly of the Province of West New Jersey in 1685.

One son, James, preceded his father to America, unknown to them at that time. It seems that James, who was bound apprentice to a watchmaker in London, was kidnapped and brought to Maryland and sold by the Captain to some gentleman there. However, James worked out his time, bought a tract of land on the Potomac in 1687, acquired a nice estate, and became a leading citizen of Prince George County. About 1734, learning of his family's being in New Jersey, James came north for a visit and upon returning home, was drowned crossing the Potomac River, leaving no heirs.

NJA 21,22,23; EAQ-2; GMNJ 30-13; FWL-NA2/13/1913; Shinn Gen.

From The Pancoast Family in America, 1981, by Bennett S. Pancoast. References Listed:

Children of John Pancoast and Elizabeth ? are:
4. i. WILLIAM4 PANCOAST, b. England; d. 1742, Mansfield Township, Burlington Co., NJ.
ii. JAMES PANCOAST, b. England; d. Abt 1734, Maryland.
iii. MARY PANCOAST.
iv. ANN PANCOAST.
v. ELIZABETH PANCOAST.
vi. JOSEPH PANCOAST, b. 1672; m. THOMASINE SCATTERGOOD, 1695.
vii. SARAH PANCOAST.
viii. HANNAH PANCOAST.
5. ix. SUSANNAH PANCOAST.
Generation No. 4

4. WILLIAM4 PANCOAST (JOHN3, JOSEPH2PANCKHURST, REVEREND SAMUEL1) was born in England, and died 1742 in Mansfield Township, Burlington Co., NJ. He married HANNAH SCATTERGOOD September 05, 1695 in Burlington Co., NJ, daughter of Thomas Scattergood and Elizabeth ?.

Notes:
He came over with his father from England in 1680. That William was the oldest of John was proven in Court during the "Pencott Invention" Trial. In 1801 it was testified, by Edward, that his brother Caleb was the oldest son of William, the oldest son of William, the oldest son of John.

William, as the oldest son, inherited the Proprietary Rights of his father. However, he added to them greatly as on December 25, 1697, he purchased 1/32 of a share from Henry Grubb; in March of 1698 he bought 1/12 of a share from George Porter. In April of 1700 William received a survey of 270 acres near Little Egg Harbour, received as a dividend.

William and Hannah resided on the homestead in Mansfield Township, Burlington County, and had at least nine children, six sons and three daughters. One son died young; the others all married and raised families.

From The Pancoast Family in America, 1981, by Bennett S. Pancoast. References Listed:

NJA 21-23; French Gen.; EAQ-11

Marriage Notes: Married at the Burlington Friends Meeting.

Because the two Pancoast brothers married two Scattergood sisters, all descendants with the Pancoast name are also descended from Thomas and Elizabeth (Jarvis) Scattergood.

Thomas Scattergood brought his wife and children to West Jersey from the Parish of Stepney, London, England, about 1677. They settled in that year on a 160 acre farm on Crafts Creek about one mile west of Columbus in Burlington County, West Jersey.

There has always been a tradition that the Scattergood family spent their first winter in West Jersey, living in a cave dug into the north banks of Crafts Creek.

Their plantation adjoined Percivall Towle's "Sutton Lodge" from whom Thomas bought 100 acres in 1689. The families may have been related as Thomasin Towle left legacies to several of the Scattergood family, including both Thomasin and Hannah Pancoast.

From the Evening Courier of Camden dated Saturday, Nov. 1, 1930, in an article on the Old Springfield Meeting of Friends.

"Thomas Scattergood, it will be remembered, was a great friend to the wandering tribes of Indians who once made their home in Southern Burlington County. He and his family made their home in a cave near Columbus and when death ended his eventful life, the first Americans were much in evidence as chief mourners. Scattergood did not favor the old boundary line and to show it he provided in his will that any Indian should feel free to visit and have access to any of his lands."

From The Pancoast Family in America, 1981 by Bennett S. Pancoast. References Listed;

N.J.A. 21-23; E.A.Q. II; French Gen.; DeCou Burl.; etc.

Children of William Pancoast and Hannah Scattergood are:
6. i. WILLIAM5 PANCOAST, b. 1698, Mansfield Township, Burlington Co., NJ; d. Abt 1763, Mansfield Township, Burlington Co., NJ.
ii. JOSEPH PANCOAST.
iii. JOHN PANCOAST.
iv. ELIZABETH PANCOAST.
v. HANNAH PANCOAST.
vi. SAMUEL PANCOAST.
vii. SETH PANCOAST, b. 1718.
viii. SARAH PANCOAST.
ix. EDWARD PANCOAST.
5. SUSANNAH4 PANCOAST (JOHN3, JOSEPH2PANCKHURST, REVEREND SAMUEL1). She married RALPH COWGILL 1697.

Marriage Notes: Old style number with March as the first month 7-2-1697.

Child of Susannah Pancoast and Ralph Cowgill is:
7. i. SUSANNAH5 COWGILL.
Generation No. 5

6. WILLIAM5 PANCOAST (WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2 PANCKHURST, REVEREND SAMUEL1) was born 1698 in Mansfield Township, Burlington Co., NJ, and died Abt 1763 in Mansfield Township, Burlington Co., NJ. He married (1) MARY COPELAND December 31, 1730 in Pennsylvania. He married (2) MERIBATH ALLEN 1760.

Notes:
In William's will of Aug. 1761, he directs his real estate to be sold and the youngest son, Aaron, to get two shares to the others' one. Undoubtedly, the others had received shares when they came of age. None of the children remained in Burlington Co. but scattered to new locations.

From The Pancoast Family in America, Volume I, 1981, by Bennett S. Pancoast. References Listed:

N.J.A. - Vol. 33-318; F. W. Leach; E.A.Q. - 11-247; Family Records

Marriage Notes:
William and Mary Copeland were married under the care of the Chester Friends Meeting, Pa.

Children of William Pancoast and Mary Copeland are:
i. CALEB6 PANCOAST, b. October 07, 1731; m. HANNAH ANDREWS, 1753.
8. ii. EDWARD PANCOAST, b. March 16, 1732/33, Mansfield Township, Burlington Co., NJ; d. October 26, 1808, Greenwich Township, Gloucester Co., NJ.
iii. WILLIAM PANCOAST.
iv. JOSHUA PANCOAST.
v. BENJAMIN PANCOAST.
vi. DAVID PANCOAST, b. September 23, 1738; m. SARAH MARLL, 1760.
vii. SETH PANCOAST.
viii. SARAH PANCOAST, b. August 06, 1742; m. JAMES LOWNES, 1763.
ix. AARON PANCOAST, b. September 22, 1744; m. HANNAH CHILDS, 1764.
x. MARY PANCOAST, b. February 22, 1747/48; m. AARON HEWES, 1770.
7. SUSANNAH5 COWGILL (SUSANNAH4 PANCOAST, JOHN3, JOSEPH2 PANCKHURST, REVEREND SAMUEL1). She married JOHN KING.
Child of Susannah Cowgill and John King is:
9. i. HANNAH6 KING, b. December 09, 1739, Pemberton, NJ; d. June 15, 1812.
Generation No. 6

8. EDWARD6 PANCOAST (WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2 PANCKHURST, REVEREND SAMUEL1) was born March 16, 1732/33 in Mansfield Township, Burlington Co., NJ, and died October 26, 1808 in Greenwich Township, Gloucester Co., NJ. He married HANNAH KING August 15, 1761, daughter of John King and Susannah Cowgill.

Notes:
"From 1765 to 1775 Edward was 'Mine Host' at the corner of the Egg Harbor Road and Hanover Street in New Mills (now Pemberton). Known as the 'Lower Tavern', this was an important stage coach stop and community center."

Edward, during the Revolutionary War, was once with a part of men caught in ambush by the British. They were wounded and left for dead. As the British were about to depart, one of their number turned and said, "I saw that man move; I will go back and finish him", to which one of his companions replied, "He is dead and so will you be, if we do not escape at once." Edward Pancoast heard the conversation and was shamming death, as he was conscious and had escaped serious injury.

His son Samuel, born 1769, thoughtlessly as a boy, put on a red flannel shirt to go out to play, and narrowly escaped being shot from a distance, by mistake, for a British soldier.

Edward and Hannah lived in Burlington County for over twenty years; then moved to Gloucester County. All of their children located in either Gloucester or Salem Counties.

From The Pancoast Family in America, Volume I, 1981, by Bennett S. Pancoast. References listed:

N.J.A. 40-255; N.J.G.S. Bible #2352, #2435; Pencott's Test. & Family Records; Old Inns & Taverns, Boyer, p. 64; Pemberton, Olsen, p. 19; N.J.A. 41-283.

Marriage Notes: Married by license dated August 15, 1761

Children of Edward Pancoast and Hannah King are:
10. i. WILLIAM7 PANCOAST, b. December 26, 1761, Burlington Co., NJ; d. September 19, 1829.
ii. EDWARD PANCOAST, b. August 14, 1763.
iii. JOHN PANCOAST, b. March 17, 1765; m. SARAH KEASBY.
iv. ACHSAH PANCOAST, b. January 26, 1767; m. THOMAS CLARK.
v. SAMUEL PANCOAST, b. September 11, 1769; m. DORCAS STRETCH.
vi. HANNAH PANCOAST, m. SAMUEL HANCOCK.
vii. MARY PANCOAST, b. April 16, 1781; m. JOSEPH ALLEN.
viii. BEULAH PANCOAST, m. ENOCH ALLEN.
ix. CALEB PANCOAST.
9. HANNAH6 KING (SUSANNAH5 COWGILL, SUSANNAH4 PANCOAST, JOHN3, JOSEPH2 PANCKHURST, REVEREND SAMUEL1) was born December 09, 1739 in Pemberton, NJ, and died June 15, 1812. She married EDWARD PANCOAST August 15, 1761, son of William Pancoast and Mary Copeland.

Notes: Edward and Hannah were second cousins.

Marriage Notes: Married by license dated August 15, 1761

Children of Hannah King and Edward Pancoast are:
10. i. WILLIAM7 PANCOAST, b. December 26, 1761, Burlington Co., NJ; d. September 19, 1829.
ii. EDWARD PANCOAST, b. August 14, 1763.
iii. JOHN PANCOAST, b. March 17, 1765; m. SARAH KEASBY.
iv. ACHSAH PANCOAST, b. January 26, 1767; m. THOMAS CLARK.
v. SAMUEL PANCOAST, b. September 11, 1769; m. DORCAS STRETCH.
vi. HANNAH PANCOAST, m. SAMUEL HANCOCK.
vii. MARY PANCOAST, b. April 16, 1781; m. JOSEPH ALLEN.
viii. BEULAH PANCOAST, m. ENOCH ALLEN.
ix. CALEB PANCOAST.
Generation No. 7

10. WILLIAM7 PANCOAST (EDWARD6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2 PANCKHURST, REVEREND SAMUEL1) was born December 26, 1761 in Burlington Co., NJ, and died September 19, 1829. He married SARAH LISHMAN February 19, 1784, daughter of Henry Lishman and Mercy Marriot.

Notes:
They farmed in Pilesgrove Twp., Salem Co. and William bought up several small farms joining each other until they owned a comfortable homestead.

From The Pancoast Family in America, by Bennett S. Pancoast. References Listed:

Wm. Pancoast Bible - poss. of Bennett S. Pancoast; Salem Co. Marriage Records - Craig. Family Records

Children of William Pancoast and Sarah Lishman are:
i. SARAH8 PANCOAST, b. January 14, 1786; m. SAMUEL DICKESON.
ii. EDWARD PANCOAST, b. September 13, 1790; m. MARTHA COLES.
11. iii. HENRY PANCOAST, b. February 02, 1792, Woodstown, NJ; d. September 09, 1835, Woodstown, NJ.
iv. WILLIAM PANCOAST, b. December 24, 1798; m. MARY STRATTON.
v. SAMUEL L. PANCOAST, b. November 29, 1800; m. (1) RHODA ELWELL; m. (2) JANE ELWELL.
Generation No. 8

11. HENRY8 PANCOAST (WILLIAM7, EDWARD6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2PANCKHURST, REVEREND SAMUEL1) was born February 02, 1792 in Woodstown, NJ, and died September 09, 1835 in Woodstown, NJ. He married HANNAH IVINS HACKNEY, daughter of Isaiah Ivins and Rebecca (?) Hackney.

Notes:
Henry's death left his widow with seven children (not all of whom have been traced by Bennett S. Pancoast) the youngest under 4 months of age. The older ones were left with relatives nears Woodstown while Hannah took the younger ones and moved to Palmyra, Burl., Co., to live near her parents. She never remarried.

From The Pancoast Family in America, by Bennett S. Pancoast. References listed:

Gen. & Men. Hist. of N.J., F. B. Lee; Haines Gen. p.86. Glou. Co. Mar. Rec. Craig: Family Bible record. Salem Co., Will and Probate Record.

Notes: From "Burlington Mirror", later known as "New Jersey Mirror" Search at the Burlington County Library

Acsn#         804; Category:         Advertisement; Headline:         Sheriff's sale
Date:         January 10, 1821; Page:         3; Column:         5
 Summary:
         Sheriff's sale to be held on Saturday March 3, 1821, at the house of Thomas Denney, Innkeeper, at Moorestown. All the equal undivided third part of the plantation now occupied by Joseph Sharp, situated in Chester Township, containing 118 acres, adjoining the lands of Amos Ivins and others. Seized as the property of Hugh Hackney and taken in execution at the suit of Thomas Lippincott. To be sold by Samuel Haines, Sheriff

Acsn#         3956; Category:         Notice; Headline:         Sheriff's Sale
Date:         January 1, 1823; Page:         2; Column:         1
Summary:
         By virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias, to me executed, issued out of court of Common Pleas, will be exposed to sale at Public Vendue, on Tuesday the 18th of February, between the hours of twelve and five o'clock in the afternoon of said day, at the house of John West, Innkeeper, at Moorestown, in the township of Chester, one equal undivided third of all that plantation belonging to the heirs of Isaiah Hackney, dec'd., now occupied by Henry Pancoast, situated in the township aforesaid, in the county of Burlington. Seized as the property of Hugh Hackney, and taken in execution at the suit of Thomas Lippincott, and to be sold by Samuel Haines, late Sheriff.

Children of Henry Pancoast and Hannah Hackney are:

i. MARY9 PANCOAST, b. October 10, 1818.
ii. CAROLINE PANCOAST, b. January 27, 1821; m. ISAAC JEANES, 1842.
iii. REBECCA HACKNEY PANCOAST, b. March 16, 1822; m. JAMES M. COOK, 1844.
iv. WILLIAM HACKNEY PANCOAST, b. September 10, 1824.
v. HENRY PANCOAST, JR., b. June 08, 1828.
vi. BARZILLAI B. PANCOAST, b. May 23, 1831; m. SARAH BIDGMAN.
12. vii. EDWARD HACKNEY PANCOAST, b. May 12, 1835, Pilesgrove Twp., Salem Co., NJ; d. December 01, 1915, Riverton, NJ.
Generation No. 9

Edward Hackney Pancoast12. EDWARD HACKNEY9PANCOAST (HENRY8, WILLIAM7, EDWARD6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2PANCKHURST, REVEREND SAMUEL1) was born May 12, 1835 in Pilesgrove Twp., Salem Co., NJ, and died December 01, 1915 in Riverton, NJ. He married REBECCA A. BISHOP March 18, 1857, daughter of Ahab Bishop and Sarah Sharp.

Notes:
In the summer of 1844 his sister Rebecca married James M. Cook and Edward went to live with them and grew up on their farm. He received a good education for a farm boy and when grown, taught school a few years and had a small truck farm. Next he opened a flour and feed business in Bridgeboro, NJ.

In August [14th as a Private, per Register of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War 1861-65, pub 1876] of 1862 when 27 years of age, Edward enlisted in Co. G., 12th Regiment [Infantry] of New Jersey Volunteers. He was in the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, where he was captured. He spent 3 months as a prisoner of war at Belle Island, Richmond and Annapolis before being exchanged. He received his discharge in May, 1865. [Discharged by reason of Surgeons Certificate of Disability as a Private at Philadelphia, PA on 05 April 1865, per Register of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War 1861-65, pub 1876.] Pension Certificate No. 1023508. He was a Comrade of Hatch Post No. 37 Department of New Jersey, G. A. R. [Notes found by Ruth White Morgan in the papers of her father, William White.]

Edward Hackney PancoastEdward settled at Riverton, NJ, took up carpentry and during the next 20 years built many houses in that area. Leaving the building game, he then devoted his full time to real-estate and insurance. He served as councilman, on board of assessors, on board of education and as chosen freeholder. He was also quite active in Church and Lodge work. In connection with his Masonic bodies he even made a trip to Africa along the Nile River.

From The Pancoast Family in America, by Bennett S. Pancoast, 1981. References Listed:

Gen. & Mem. Hist. N.J., Lee, 2-561; 1850 Ged. Census, Pilesgrove; Masonic records; Cemetery marker; Family Bible record.

May 1863 -- The Battle of Chancellorsville.

On April 27, Union General Hooker crossed the Rappahannock River to attack General Lee's forces. Lee split his army, attacking a surprised Union army in three places and almost completely defeating them. Hooker withdrew across the Rappahannock River, giving the South a victory, but it was the Confederates' most costly victory in terms of casualties.

June 1863 -- The Gettysburg Campaign.

Confederate General Lee decided to take the war to the enemy. On June 13, he defeated Union forces at Winchester, Virginia, and continued north to Pennsylvania. General Hooker, who had been planning to attack Richmond, was instead forced to follow Lee. Hooker, never comfortable with his commander, General Halleck, resigned on June 28, and General George Meade replaced him as commander of the Army of the Potomac.

On July 1, a chance encounter between Union and Confederate forces began the Battle of Gettysburg. In the fighting that followed, Meade had greater numbers and better defensive positions. He won the battle, but failed to follow Lee as he retreated back to Virginia. Militarily, the Battle of Gettysburg was the high-water mark of the Confederacy; it is also significant because it ended Confederate hopes of formal recognition by foreign governments. On November 19, President Lincoln dedicated a portion of the Gettysburg battlefield as a national cemetery, and delivered his memorable "Gettysburg Address."

Rebecca Bishop Pancoast Children of Edward Pancoast and Rebecca Bishop are: i. LAURA Z.10 PANCOAST, b. 1857; d. 1877.
13. ii. MARTHA AUSTIN PANCOAST, b. September 10, 1858; d. December 04, 1942.
iii. STACY STRATTON PANCOAST, b. March 05, 1860; m. MABEL D. GARNES, December 1884.
iv. ANNIE BROWN PANCOAST, b. March 04, 1861; m. ALFRED J. BRIGGS.
v. EDWARD PANCOAST, b. 1862; d. 1863.

Generation No. 10

13. MARTHA AUSTIN10PANCOAST (EDWARD HACKNEY9, HENRY8, WILLIAM7, EDWARD6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2 PANCKHURST, REVEREND SAMUEL1) was born September 10, 1858, and died December 04, 1942. She married HUGH CLENDENNING WHITE January 19, 1882, son of William White and Mary Clendenning.
 

Hugh Clendenning White Martha Austin Pancoast White
Children of Martha Pancoast and Hugh White are:
14. i. EDWARD CLENDENNING11 WHITE, b. October 01, 1883, Riverton, NJ; d. March 24, 1972, Long Beach, CA.
ii. WILLIAM WHITE, b. December 11, 1884; m. ALMA HORST, August 04, 1910. On Google is volume 2 of a 1920 rural leadership book containing this.
15. iii. LAURA PANCOAST WHITE, b. March 11, 1886; d. March 03, 1966.
Martha Pancoast White - undatedNotes:
Martha Austin Pancoast White completed an application for the DAR prior to 1915. She listed her line as: 
Generation No. 11
Edward Clendenning White Edward C. White - 1945

14. EDWARD CLENDENNING11WHITE (MARTHA AUSTIN10PANCOAST, EDWARD HACKNEY9, HENRY8, WILLIAM7, EDWARD6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2PANCKHURST, REVEREND SAMUEL1) was born October 01, 1883 in Riverton, NJ, and died March 24, 1972 in Long Beach, CA. He married GLADYS MERRITT June 02, 1908, daughter of George Milton Merritt and Cynthia Schory. She was born May 28, 1886 in Ohio and died February 02, 1959 in Long Beach, CA.

Notes: The first picture shows him in his Lieutenanant Junior Grade uniform.
Medical Doctor. Career Naval officer. Rear Admiral when retired. Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School.


Pancoast Biographical Sketch

From Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey, A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation. Complied under the editorial supervision of Francis Bazley Lee, New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910, volume II, pages 560 to 562. Scans: title page; page 560; page 561; page 562.


"I Joseph Pancoast, son of John and Elizabeth Pancoast of Ashen, five miles from Northampton Town, in Northampton Shire, England, born 1672 the 27th of eighth month called October; and in the year 1680, October 4th came into America in the ship 'Paradise,' William Evelyn, master; and I settled in West New Jersey, Burlington County, and on the 14th of the eighth month, October 1696, I took to wife Thomasin Scattergood, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Scattergood, of Stepney Parish, London, who also transported themselves into Burlington County in America." The above quotation is from an old document in the possession of Henry Pancoast of Mesopotamia, Ohio, and tells us the origin of the Pancoast family in this country.

(I) John Pancoast, the founder of the family, came as the document says, to West Jersey in 1680, bringing with him his family of children. It is uncertain whether his wife accompanied him or whether she died very shortly after her arrival in America. At any rate, John Pancoast was married a second time within two years of his coming, and shortly before his death he took to himself a third wife. His children are believed to have been all of them the issue of his first marriage. He settled at the mouth of the east branch of the Assiscunck creek, was one of the signers of the noted "Concessions and Agreements," and owned proprietary rights in the province.

In 1681 he was appointed regulator of weights and measures for Burlington county, in 1683 he was chosen constable, and in 1685 he was elected a member of the assembly of West Jersey. His will is dated November 30, and was proved December 22, 1694. The name of his first wife was Elizabeth; his second, whom he married in the Burlington monthly meeting in 1682, was Ann Snowden, and the name of his third wife was Jane. His children were: 1) Mary, married Seth Smith. 2) Ann. 3) William, referred to below. 4) Joseph, referred to above in the extract, who married Thomasin Scattergood. 5) Sarah, married Edward Boulton. 7) Hannah. 8) Susanna, married Ralph Cowgill.

II) William, son of John and Elizabeth Pancoast, was born in England, and accompanied his father to this country. He was probably the eldest of all his children and was the sole executor of his father's will. He settled near his father in Mansfield township, Burlington county, and seems to have lived there all his life, although in 1700 he had surveyed for him two hundred and seventy acres in Rock creek, near Little Egg Harbor. September 1, 1695, he married in the Burlington monthly meeting, Hannah, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Scattergood, the sister of his brother Joseph's wife, and there are records of four of his children. He undoubtedly had other children and the tradition which makes Edward who is referred to below and William who married Meribah Allen his sons, is most probably correct. The four children whose marriages are recorded in the Chesterfield and Burlington monthly meetings are: 1) John, married Mary Crusher. 2) Joseph, married Mary Ogborne. 3) Elizabeth, married Marmaduke Watson. 4) Hannah, married Matthew Watson.

III) Edward, son of William and Hannah (Scattergood) Pancoast, was born in Mansfield township, and spent the early part of his manhood in Bordentown, where in 1756 he advertises for the apprehension of a runaway servant, Patrick Weldon. Some time after his marriage he removed from Bordentown to Salem county, where his descendants became numerous and influential. August 15, 1761, he took out a license to marry Hannah King and there is record of at least two children to this marriage: 1) Samuel, married Dorcas Stratch, and became one of the most influential members of the Salem monthly meeting. 2) William, referred to below.

IV) William (2), son of Edward and Hannah (King) Pancoast, married in 1784, the license being dated February 19, Sarah Lishman, and had at least two sons: 1) Samuel. 2) Henry, referred to below.

V) Henry, son of William (2) and Sarah (Lishman) Pancoast, was born in Salem county, New Jersey, February 2, 1792, died there September 9, 1835. He married Hannah Ivins Hackney, born in 1796, died April 18, 1882. Their children were: I) Mary, born October 10, 1818. 2) Caroline M January 27, 1821. 3) Rebecca Hackney, March 16, 1822. 4) William Hackney, September 10, 1824. 5) Henry Jr., June 8, 1828. 6) Barzillai B., May 23, 1831. 7) Edward Hackney, referred to below.

Edward Hackney PancoastVI) Edward Hackney, youngest child of Henry and Hannah Ivins (Hackney) Pancoast, was born near Woodstown, Salem county, May 12, 1835 and now is living at Riverton, New Jersey. His father died when he was about four months old, and after receiving a common school education he was put out as apprentice when eight years old, and when twenty-two years old he had a small farm on which he carried on truck farming. Previous to this as a young man he taught school for a time, and later he had a flour and feed business in Bridgeboro. In 1862 he enlisted in Company G, Twelfth Regiment of New Jersey Volunteers, and was mustered into service in August, 1862. The company was then sent to Baltimore and was on police duty for a time. He was in the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and was taken prisoner in the second day's fight of the latter battle. He was taken to Belle Island, Richmond, where he was kept for three months, and then sent to Annapolis, Maryland, and later, after his exchange, went to the hospital at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was discharged from service in May, 1865. Returning to New Jersey he located at Riverton, where he took up carpentering and contracting, and built many of the houses of Palmyra and Riverton. This line of business he followed for some twenty years, and then went into the real estate and insurance business, in which he is active at the present time. Mr. Pancoast is a Republican and has served as councilman for several years. He has also served on the board of assessors, and on the board of education for many years, and he has been one of the chosen freeholders. He is a member of Covenant Lodge, No. 161, Free and Accepted Masons, of Palmyra, of which he was first master; Boudinot Chapter, No. 3, Royal Arch Masons, of Burlington, of which he is past high priest; Helena Commandery, No. 3, Knights Templar, of Burlington, of which he is past eminent commander. He is also a Scottish Rite Mason of Camden, New Jersey, and a thirty-second degree Mason. He is a member of Washington Camp, No. 23, Patriotic Order Sons of America, of Palmyra, Cinnaminson Lodge, No. 201, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Palmyra; Knights of the Golden Eagle, No. 22, of Palmyra; a life member of the Fire Association of Riverton; a member of William P. Hatch Post, No. 37, Grand Army of the Republic, of Camden, and a member, trustee and district steward of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Edward Hackney Pancoast married Rebecca A., born in Bridgeboro, daughter of Ahab and Sarah (Sharp) Bishop. Their children are; 1) Laura, born June 4, 1857, died March 29, 1877. 2) Martha Austin, born September 10, 1858, widow of Hugh Glendening [sic] White, whose children are: Edward, who is married and is surgeon in the United States navy, William and Laura P. White. 3) Stacy Stratton, referred to below. 4) Annie Brown, born March 4, 1861, died September 13, 1898: married Alfred J. Briggs. 5) Edward, born June 9, 1862, died August 15, 1863.

VII) Stacy Stratton, third child and only son of Edward Hackney and Rebecca A. (Bishop) Pancoast, was born in Chester township, Burlington county, March 5, 1860. and is now living at Delanco, New Jersey. He was educated in the schools of Riverton, in the Farnham preparatory school at Beverly, New Jersey, and at the Crittenden Commercial College in Philadelphia, graduating from the last named institution in 1878. He then worked in Philadelphia as a clerk and bookkeeper for several years, after which he went into the office of W. Frederick Snyder for three years. and in 1885 opened an office for himself in Philadelphia, where he conducted a real estate and conveyancing business, in which he continued until 1888, when he went to Alabama on account of his health. From there in 1892 he went to West Virginia, where he built a mill and carried on the lumber business for three years, when, his mill having been destroyed by fire, he returned north and settled at Delanco, New Jersey, in 1895, taking a position as assistant manager to The G.O. Hammell Company in the lumber business. In 1898 he was made manager and treasurer of the company, and this position he now holds. Mr. Pancoast is a Republican, and a member of the Masonic order, of Merchantville Lodge, No. 33, of the Boudinot Royal Arch Chapter, No. 3, of Burlington county, of the Helena Commandery, Knights Templar, No. 3, of Burlington, and he is also a member of the I.O.R.M., the Tacoma Tribe of Delanco; Washington Camp, No. 35, Patriotic Order Sons of America, of Delanco, New Jersey. In November, 1884, Stacy S. Pancoast married Mabel D., daughter of Henry D. and Matilda M. Garnes, of Camden, New Jersey. Child, Harry G., born August 10, 1885, died October 15, 1885.



[A portrait of Edward H. Pancoast, with his signature underneath is from the book. The others are from the family files. A very big thank you to Marc Chance in New Jersey for finding and transcribing this biographical sketch]

Continuing on pages 562 - 566 is a Pancoast line that is provided for the researcher, but is not my line.

(For ancestry see preceding sketch). Caleb C. Pancoast is a great-grandson of John Pancoat the emigrant. As to which of John's two sons he is the grandson there is some doubt, but the evidence seems to point to his beign the grandson of William and Hannah (Scattergood) Pancoast, through a son Caleb, whom tradition assigns to these parents.

(IV) Caleb C. Pancoast was born in Mullica Hill, Gloucester county


Notes

The name of Pancoast, with the present spelling, was used by John in 1676 when he signed the "Consessions and Agreements". However, John in England spelled his name Panckhurst. This explains why 'Pancoast' is not found as a family name in England.

"The Concessions and Agreements of the Proprietors, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Province of West New Jersey in America" was drawn up and signed in England by 151 men, including William Penn, March 3, 1676. Many of its important features were incorporated into our Constitution one hundred years later. John Pancoast, a signer, may be one of those who signed after they arrived in America.

William, as the oldest son, inherited the Proprietary Rights of his father. However, he added to them greatly as on December 25, 1697, he purchased 1/32 of a share from Henry Grubb; in March of 1698 he bought 1/12 of a share from George Porter. In April of 1700 William received a survey of 270 acres near Little Egg Harbour, received as a dividend.


Sources
The Pancoast Family in America by Bennett S. Pancoast, Volume I & II, 1981. Published by The Gloucester County Historical Society. This work from the New Jersey society provides detail and stories in addition to the basic facts. Each family listing is followed by a reference.

Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey, A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation. Complied under the editorial supervision of Francis Bazley Lee, New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910


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