Ancestral Notes

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Elijah Doane

My sixth great-grandfather, Elijah Doane, was born in Cape Cod, Massechusets, on April 3, 1694, the son of Daniel Doane, Jr. and Mehitabel Twining. His family was the first New England family to go to Pennsylvania in 1695 after getting a certificate of removal from the Middletown Monthly Meeting. His family was the first in the family to leave Cape Cod and the first to forsake the church and join the Society of Friends.
He grew up in Wrightstown, Bucks County and was married to Catherine Wilson on Nov. 4, 1718 out of unity of the Society of Friends. On Nov. 4, 1728, he made an apology to the Society for marrying out of unity and it was accepted.
His death was announced in the Philadelphia Gazette implying that he died quite suddenly while in that city. Widow Catherine appointed administratrix on estate, 1736, 9, 25.

Children, from records of Wrightstown Monthly Meeting :
i Ann,’ b. 1718, 9, 24.
ii Mary, b. 1721, 2,24.
iii Rebecca, b. 1723, 6, 12.
iv Joanna, b. 1725, 3, 8.
93 v Titus, b. 1727, 3, 29.
vi Catherine, b. 1729, 11, 3.

The Doane Family – Descendants of Deacon John Doane by Alfred Alder Doane, 1902

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Tombstone Tuesday – My German Ancestry

My 6th great-grandfather lived in Green County, Tennessee. Henricus Steinseifer was born in Eisenfeld, Westfaln, Germany on July 27, 1739 and immigrated to Philadelphia in 1749 with his family. Heinricus, aka Henry Stonecypher, married Catherine Call in Culpepper, Virginia in 1760. Catherine died in 1778 in Davie, South Carolina. Henry died in Green County, Tennessee in 1832 at 93 years of age.

Henry and Catherine’s son, Solomon Stonecipher, was born in Surrey, North Carolina in 1772. He married Elizabeth Hawkins Nov. 18, 1796 in Green County, Tennessee. Solomon died in Green County, Tennessee on Sept. 2, 1844. Elizabeth died in Green County, Tennessee in 1824.

Absolom Stoncifer, Solomon’s brother, was born in 1769 and married Sarah Humbert. Absolom died in 1861 in Green County, Tennessee at the age of 92. Sarah died in Green County, Tennessee on Jan. 11, 1860 at the age of 85.

There is a story about Absolom Stoncifer in my blog, My Crockett Connections.

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March 2009