Hi, I went to your website but the Genealogical page says “Coming Soon”. The front page talks of an Elizabeth with no last name.
The Elizabeth Jarman – James Anderson union is extremely well documented including the LDS database and local records here in Schuylkill Twp and Chester County, where they lived. My Elizabeth Jarman is the daughter of Thomas Jarman, a Quaker Welshman, who was granted one of the first 4 licenses from William Penn to open a grist mill in Pennsylvania. He lived in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, PA. A later-built mill is a National Historic building on the site of the first mill. The mill is on the cover of the picture book “Our Pennsylvania” (here’s the pic http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/0896585549/ref=dp_image_text_0/104-1803596-3566353?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books).
Thomas and his wife Elizabeth had two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary. Elizabeth, the first daughter, was promised to Enoch Walker, who was heir to a large farm across the Great Valley (right up against Valley Forge Park today). Instead, she eloped in 1712 with James Anderson, a Scot who was sold into indenture to Thomas Jarman in payment for his passage to America. A year later they reconciled with Thomas and he gave them 350 acres of land in Schuylkill Twp (then Charlestown Twp) just west of Valley Forge National Park. The last 80 acres of the farm was just broken up for development 5 years ago. A 14 acre “Anderson Place” is still preserved (although for sale) on Valley Park Road, next to Phoenixville Borough. The younger daughter Mary did eventually marry Enoch Walker.
Now, Thomas Jarman had a brother named John, who also had a farm in Chester County but out further west in Uwchlan Twp. I think I read somewhere he had a daughter named Elizabeth (which was far and away the most popular girl’s name of the era).
Valley Forge, PA
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