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Re: Thomas Faith b/c.1750
Posted by: Toni Date: June 29, 2001 at 11:23:29
In Reply to: Re: Thomas Faith b/c.1750 by Bonnie of 283

Dear Bonnie.

As I understand it, information on Thomas and his wife Ruth is spotty at best. From "Faith and Hope" book by Charles H. Hall and Virginia Hall, I quote," The earliest known settlers in america of the Faith family among our ancestors are Thomas and Ruth Faith of Somerset County, Pa. There is a record of their purchase of land from the proprietors of Pennsylvania ,John Penn and Thomas Penn, in Bedford County in 1773, warrant number (F) 22, dated 8 Dec 1773 at Philadelphia, Pa. Present-day Somerset County was then a part of Bedford County." Also from same book, "We find in LDS census report of Ireland, p. 12-455, a listing for Faith ,Thomas w/spouse Ruth York (or Yock), 1734, located in Antrim or Dublin Parish. We could speculate that this is the same Thomas Faith who emigrated to the colonies with his wife about 1740-50. But without further proof, this is only a guess. LDS Ancestral file contains submission #AFN:C2GC-J7 by Donna Lea Ewing, Bellingham, Washington and Faith Stowers, North Highland California, that seems to indicated the above Thomas and Ruth Faith of 1734, indeed were the above immigrants and our ancestors." Still quoting from the above referenced book, """ Memory Book of Ulysses Grant Faith""written in 1935. We quote: "Old Abraham Faith, father of Old Thomas Faith was born in Belfast, Ulster, Ireland, and migrated to Somerset County , Pennsylvania in 1652(Typo). ...census summary for many dates in Ireland which has a listing for Thomas Faith or Fath and spouse Ruth Yourk or "Yock" in County Antrim, Ireland , in 1734. These facts together with family tradition lead us to the conclusion that Thomas and Ruth Faith arrived in the New World ca 1750.

Bonnie, I hope I have not confused you, I was quoting from some source data I have used to get my information from. I do have some more information on the children but you will have to let me know what you need.

How are you related to this family? I descend from Thomas to his son John to his son Robert James, to his son Silas Burns, to his son William Crosby to my Grandmother Ora Faith.

Would love to speak with you again.

Toni


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