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Emmanuel Dungworth, son of Richard
Posted by: Angela Dunsworth (ID *****2259) Date: March 06, 2008 at 03:09:02
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Emmanuel Dungworth born in 1680 and died an untimely death in Hatboro, PA on April 10, 1733. (Possibly murdered by the British) He married Elizabeth Bringhurst, daughter of John Bringhurst on September 10, 1713.

Emmanuel built a mill in Hatboro, PA at the corner of Horsham and York Roads in 1715 and it still stands today as a restaurant now called The Old Mill Inn. I visited the mill and it is beautifully restored! On-line also if you want to take a look.

Verified children of Emmanuel and Elizabeth Dungworth:

John, a son born on March 26, 1715.
Hester, a daughter born on September 6, 1716
Elizabeth, a daughter born on June 25, 1718 and died June 21, 1719.
Elizabeth, a daughter born on January 2, 1720
Emmanuel, a son born on August 14, 1722
Richard, a son born on April 16, 1727

John could of possibly died sometime as I have no further info on him.
Hester married John Kinnard and moved to NJ.
Elizabeth could of possibly died since no further information on her.
Emmanuel, was disowned from Quakers in 1753. He mustered out to the militia on the side of the Revolutionaries to Greenville, SC in 1756.
Richard was disowned from Quakers in 1754. He married Susanna Melvin in 1755 in PA. It is most likely they are the parents of Charles Dungworth/Dunsworth at the top of the verified family tree.

Hans Anmer left Switzerland in 1738 for America. Servant to Elizabeth. He drowned in the mill pond while bathing four months later.

I believe what was left of the Dungworth family took a trek south from PA in 1756 to Greenville, SC. They became staunch Methodists. I believe the West, Carter, and Melvin families were with them on this journey. As there is reference to a Captain Melvin and Charles being granted land in Tennessee/North Carolina in 1787. If Richard served under Captin Melvin's Company, it would make sense that his son Charles would be granted land for the service of his father, who probably died during military service.
Richard would of been 29 years old when he mustered in 1756. In 1756, this could of been the birth year of Charles Dungworth/Dunsworth also. He would of been 31 years old at the first grant of land in 1787. Thomas, Charles' first son born was born in 1789.

Again, verified is the fact that the writing at the time showed an "S" to be very simlarly written as a "G". (Take a look at the Irish flag where it states Erin Go Braugh and you can see for yourself!) Therefore, the information to be obtained from typed written sources may indicate the name as Dungworth, when it could of been Dunsworth all this time! I did some transcription of written censuses from that time and if one is trying to verify the written records, mistakes can be made! It is extremely difficult to decipher the written records as the handwriting was very formal!

Still working on the Colonial Story of the Dunsworth family! If anyone has any further information, please feel free to share!

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