.JAMES HAMMERSLEY:BORN: 1805, DEATH: 1857, I give and bequeath to my daughter CAROLINE RANDLE, residing at Bedworth near Coventry in the county of Warwickshire, England the sum of five hundred dollars. I give and bequueath to my daughter SELENA HAMMERSLEY KELSEY, residing at Bedworth near Coventry in the County of Warwickshire, England, five hundred dollars.
His daughter, MARTHA HAMMERSLEY MUNN, born: in U.S.A. My Great Great Great Grandmother. Married to JAMES MUNN, Belfast Ireland, Her daughter, ELIZABETH MUNN PFEIL , was born in the U.S. was married to JOHN S. PFEIL, born, Karlsruhe, Germany, married in Jackson Twp. Monroe, Ohio
Three children, MARTIN PFEIL, EDNA PFEIL KAPPLER TRIMBER, LILLIAN PFEIL WEAVER. all moved to Allegheny,Pittsburgh, Pa. (The home where these children were born was still standing in Fly, Ohio twenty yrs. ago.) the man who bought the land, would not take in down, the barn is n longer their, but the rock forms are.
Back to James will. I must say he was generous to the WOMAN of the family. Most money was left to the Males in the family. Their were three sons, JAMES HAMMERSLEY JR. died at a young age. GEORGE WASHINGTON HAMMERSLEY, and his brother HENRY B,HAMMERSLEY, (Look at the history of Cleveland and the bio, of Henry Hammersley) I Was amazed.
Also a picture of him, What a interesting and ambitious guy. Pittsburgh Historical Society should do a story on him.
PROPERTY OF JAMES HAMMERSLEY: The executors were Henry Whitfield, David Slack and George Duncan. Properties on the South Side (Birmingham and East Birmingham) 1857, Carson Street, a property with house and a property with a store next to the house. Sarah Street, one lot of property. The second oldest boy, George, received Two homes on Governor Street, as well as the ground they were on situated on the West side of the court near the river below Governor St.
James Hammersley the youngest received, Two brick homes in the court and all vacant property on that side of the court. One lot on Sarah Street. The will also states that the boys would be given the money and the property at the age of 35 years of age.
James Hammersley Also had Coal land located in Norththumberland County,Pa. This is in the History of Cleveland. James Hammersley died young in Pittsburgh and so did George. James Hammersley Sr. was married to a Anna Davis
from Wales and London. Her family was from Wales.
Thanks to Gloria Hills of Pittsburgh, Pa. and to a guess at the name HENRY, My dad told me about his Uncle many years ago and that he was the Treasure of the Nickle Plate Railroad. When I made the hit, it was like winning the lottery.
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