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John Negley, 7th child of Alexander Negley
Posted by: William Muller (ID *****3372) Date: April 29, 2003 at 15:24:30
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This is my line:

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Descendants of John Negley


Generation No. 1

1. JOHN7 NEGLEY (ALEXANDER6, JACOB5 NAGELI, BENJAMIN4, ??3, ??2, JOHANN1) was born April 6, 1778 in Ft. Ligonier, Allegheny Co., PA, and died August 11, 1870 in Butler, PA. He married ELIZABETH ANNA PATTERSON July 21, 1816, daughter of JAMES PATTERSON and ANNAH HULL. She was born August 3, 1798 in Allegheny Co., PA., and died August 19, 1835 in Butler, PA.

Notes for JOHN NEGLEY:
Could this be the John Negley listed in the 1820 Census for Butler Co.? There were 4 males in the household between the ages of 26 & 45; 2 females under 10; 1 between 10 and 16; and 1 between 16 and 26.

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History of Butler County Pennsylvania - 1883: Chapter 17 -- The Borough of Butler

JOHN NEGLEY

The man whose name stands at the head of this sketch was one of the first settlers in the vicinity of Butler, and, for a period of seventy years, he was prominently identified with the history of the town and county., He was born in Fort Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., Penn., April 6, 1778. His parents were moving West from Bucks County, and , owing to the hostility of the Indians, were obliged to take shelter, with others in the fort. Shortly after his birth, they moved on, and settled at East Liberty, Allegheny County. The subject of our sketch first came into what is now Butler County (then a part of Allegheny) in 1799, when he was twenty-one years of age. Before making his final settlement, he made two trips through Northwestern Pennsylvania, or at least that part of it now included in the counties of Venango, Mercer, Crawford and Erie, in search of a favorable location. It seems that he was best pleased with the site of Butler Borough, for, in the year 1800, almost immediately after Butler was erected as a separate county, and three years before the town was founded, he settled here. He was at first employed by John and Samuel CUNNINGHAM in their mill--the first flouring mill erected on the Connoquenessing Creek at Butler--which stood where the WALTER & BOOS mill now stands. Shortly afterward, about 1806, he purchased the mill and a considerable body of land around it. He established a woolen mill in connection with the flouring mill, and also a cabinet ship near by (as has been already more fully related in the history of the borough).

He carried on various lines of business, and entered largely into real estate investments. He was a man of much force of character, large executive ability and correct principles. His worth was quickly recognized by the people of the town, which grew up after he made his settlement on the banks of the Connoquenessing, and by the citizens of the county. We find that he was elected to the General Assembly as early as 1809, and again in 1821 adn1822. He was Prothonotary of the county, and held various other offices of trust and honor within the gift of the citizens of county and borough, as their lists of officials show. during his early life and middle age, he was a Democrat, but he voted for Fremont for President. He was a man of strong religious tendency, and a member of the German Lutheran Church. He contributed liberally toward the erection of the old house of worship of this denomination, as well as to all of the other church edifices built in Butler during his long residence here. His benevolence found expression, too, in various other ways beneficial to individuals and the community. When he died, August 11, 1870, aged ninety-two years four months and five days, he was buried in the South Cemetery, in ground given by him for the dead.

A massive marble monument marks the resting place of this departed pioneer, one of the latest lingering of all that band of sturdy men who formed the vanguard of the army of civilization in this region.

In 1816, John NEGLEY was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Ann PATTERSON, who died in August, 1835. they were the parents of ten children, viz.: Mary B. (MUNTZ), living in Butler; Elizabeth H., deceased August 1835; Susan A. (PATTERSON), in Butler; John Henry, of whom a biography appears elsewhere, also in Butler; Felix CASPER, living in Pittsburgh; Minerva (HASELTINE). deceased 1859; Ann MCLEAN, also deceased; James ALEXANDER, living in Allegheny City, Penn.; William CLARK, deceased 1850; Albert GALLATIN, living in Pittsburgh.
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Served on the Butler borough council in 1852 (1883 History, Ch. 17).

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Helped organized the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in the 1840s. (1883 History, Ch. 17)

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Gave land for the South Cemetery, owned in common by the German and English Lutherans and the United Presbyterian societies. 1883 Butler Co. History, Ch. 17.

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Was on the Bd. of Directors of the Company which built the Butler and Pittsburgh Turnpike after 1821 (Butler Co. History, 1883, Ch. 6)

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According to the 1895 History of Butler Co., John Negley was investing in the drilling of a salt well in about 1832.

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ABSTRACTS OF SOME BUTLER COUNTY DEEDS RELEVANT TO THE KING SURNAME
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FHL film 1434250
Butler County, PA, Deed Book L, p. 178-179
made 20 Dec 1838
recorded 12 Mar 1839
For $380, John Negley of Butler Twp., Butler Co., PA, sold to George King of Muddycreek Twp., Butler Co., PA, farmer, land partly in Muddycreek Twp. and partly in Centre Twp., consisting of 77A and 19 perches, being part of a tract granted by patent dated 13 Jul 1837 and recorded in Patent book H, vol. 37, p. 534, to Negley. Said land adjoins that already owned by George King.
signed and sealed by Jno. Negley
witnessed by John N. Purviance and [T]. C. Purviance


Notes for ELIZABETH ANNA PATTERSON:
Felix Casper Negley gives the name as Elizabeth Anna Patterson in his Negley genealogy, but Anna Elizabeth in the Patterson listing.

Is this the Ms. John Negley listed as one of the Class leaders in the Butler Methodist Episcopal Church which was organized in 1825 (1883 Butler Co. History, Ch. 17)?

The first church buildging was build on land purchased from John Negley in 1837.

More About ELIZABETH ANNA PATTERSON:
Burial: Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA

Marriage Notes for JOHN NEGLEY and ELIZABETH PATTERSON:
The Mormons have a rather different set of dates for the children of John and Elizabeth:

Mary (May 29, 1817)
Elizabeth (Jan 10, 1819)
Felix (Feb 28 1826)
Minerva (Feb. 6 1827)
Ann (Jan 26, 1831)
James (April 3, 1829)
William (Feb 21, 1833)
Albert (Feb 22, 1835)

See http://www.familysearch.org/Search/family_group_record.asp?/familyid=10655 231

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Lived in Butler in 1883.

More About JOHN NEGLEY and ELIZABETH PATTERSON:
Marriage: July 21, 1816
       
Children of JOHN NEGLEY and ELIZABETH PATTERSON are:
2.       i.       MARY BERKSTRESSER8 NEGLEY, b. May 29, 1817, Butler Co., PA; d. August 1905, Butler Co., PA.
       ii.       ELIZABETH HULL NEGLEY, b. January 10, 1819, Butler Co., PA; d. August 17, 1835.
3.       iii.       SUSANNAH NEGLEY, b. February 13, 1821; d. November 1, 1908, Butler Co., PA.
4.       iv.       JOHN HENRY NEGLEY, b. February 7, 1823, Butler, PA; d. June 17, 1908.
5.       v.       MINERVA NEGLEY, b. February 6, 1827, Butler Co., PA; d. 1859.
6.       vi.       FELIX CASPER NEGLEY, b. February 28, 1828, Butler, Pa.; d. October 5, 1901, Pittsburgh, Pa..
7.       vii.       JAMES ALEXANDER NEGLEY, b. April 3, 1829, Butler Co., PA; d. August 2, 1900, Philadelphia, PA.
       viii.       ANNA MCCLAIN NEGLEY, b. January 26, 1831; d. February 28, 1831.
       ix.       WILLIAM CLARK NEGLEY, b. February 21, 1833; d. September 17, 1850.
8.       x.       ALBERT GALLATIN NEGLEY, b. February 22, 1835, Butler Co., PA; d. 1921, Florence, AL.


Generation No. 2

2. MARY BERKSTRESSER8 NEGLEY (JOHN7, ALEXANDER6, JACOB5 NAGELI, BENJAMIN4, ??3, ??2, JOHANN1) was born May 29, 1817 in Butler Co., PA, and died August 1905 in Butler Co., PA. She married JOHN GOTLIEB MUNTZ September 6, 1842. He was born 1804.

Marriage Notes for MARY NEGLEY and JOHN MUNTZ:
Lived in Butler, PA in 1898.

More About JOHN MUNTZ and MARY NEGLEY:
Marriage: September 6, 1842
       
Children of MARY NEGLEY and JOHN MUNTZ are:
       i.       MARY ADELAIDE9 MUNTZ, b. September 14, 1843, Tarentum, Allegheny Co., PA area; m. W. H. H. FITHIAN, November 30, 1879.

Marriage Notes for MARY MUNTZ and W. FITHIAN:
Lived in Butler, PA in 1898.

More About W. FITHIAN and MARY MUNTZ:
Marriage: November 30, 1879

       ii.       ANNIE LIZZIE MUNTZ, b. April 8, 1845.

Notes for ANNIE LIZZIE MUNTZ:
Died in infancy.

       iii.       EMELINE MUNTZ, b. January 12, 1847.

Notes for EMELINE MUNTZ:
Died in infancy.

       iv.       JOHN NEGLEY MUNTZ, b. October 18, 1848, Tarentum, Allegheny Co., PA; m. MARY D. KRAMER, February 23, 1886.

Marriage Notes for JOHN MUNTZ and MARY KRAMER:
Resided in Butler, PA in 1898.

More About JOHN MUNTZ and MARY KRAMER:
Marriage: February 23, 1886

       v.       CATHERINE R. MUNTZ, b. January 6, 1852, Tarentum, Allegheny Co., PA; m. JUDSON G. CRANE, May 10, 1877.

Marriage Notes for CATHERINE MUNTZ and JUDSON CRANE:
Resided in Butler, PA in 1898.
SOURCE: Felix Caspet Negley, TRADITIONAL HISTORY OF THE PATTERSON FAMILIES.
1898. Microfische copy, dated 1988. NOTE: This is the original version and NOT the updated portion on the Negley family done by David Mitchell in 1979.

More About JUDSON CRANE and CATHERINE MUNTZ:
Marriage: May 10, 1877


3. SUSANNAH8 NEGLEY (JOHN7, ALEXANDER6, JACOB5 NAGELI, BENJAMIN4, ??3, ??2, JOHANN1) was born February 13, 1821, and died November 1, 1908 in Butler Co., PA. She married JOSEPH PETER (COL.) PATTERSON November 17, 1845 in Butler, PA, son of JOHN PATTERSON and MARY FINLEY. He was born December 23, 1819, and died 1856 in New Orleans, LA.

Notes for SUSANNAH NEGLEY:
Susannah was living in Butler, PA in 1898. Buried in the Butler Cemetery.

Notes for JOSEPH PETER (COL.) PATTERSON:
Joseph first married Effa Rowland in 1839. After she died, he married Susannah Negley.

With his brother-in-law, John Henry Negley, Joseph published the DEMOCRAT HERALD in Butler Co., PA.

Felix Casper Negley is not clear about where Joseph Patterson died. In the Negley genealogy, he has him dieing in New Orleans. In the Patterson genealogy, he dies in Butler, PA.

Marriage Notes for SUSANNAH NEGLEY and JOSEPH PATTERSON:
Susannah and Joseph were First cousins.

More About JOSEPH PATTERSON and SUSANNAH NEGLEY:
Marriage: November 17, 1845, Butler, PA
       
Children of SUSANNAH NEGLEY and JOSEPH PATTERSON are:
       i.       JOHN NEGLEY9 PATTERSON, b. December 10, 1849; m. (1) EMILY STEIN, December 31, 1879; d. March 25, 1887; m. (2) MAUD C. NIECE, October 22, 1891.

Notes for JOHN NEGLEY PATTERSON:
Could this be the J. N. Patterson who was a sometime JP in Butler and Chief Burgess?

More About JOHN PATTERSON and EMILY STEIN:
Marriage: December 31, 1879

Notes for MAUD C. NIECE:
Of Mercer Co., PA.

Marriage Notes for JOHN PATTERSON and MAUD NIECE:
John and Maud resided in Butler, PA in 1898.

More About JOHN PATTERSON and MAUD NIECE:
Marriage: October 22, 1891

       ii.       MINERVA HASELTINE PATTERSON, b. December 28, 1852, Butler Co., PA; m. WILLIAM H. RITTER, September 4, 1873.

Marriage Notes for MINERVA PATTERSON and WILLIAM RITTER:
Minerva and William resided in Butler, PA in 1898.

More About WILLIAM RITTER and MINERVA PATTERSON:
Marriage: September 4, 1873


4. JOHN HENRY8 NEGLEY (JOHN7, ALEXANDER6, JACOB5 NAGELI, BENJAMIN4, ??3, ??2, JOHANN1) was born February 7, 1823 in Butler, PA, and died June 17, 1908. He married MARY HARPER July 8, 1847, daughter of JOHN HARPER and JANE PATTERSON. She was born May 18, 1828 in Butler, PA, and died December 2, 1912.

Notes for JOHN HENRY NEGLEY:
Served briefly as a private in the Union Army (Co. G, 14th PA Infantry) during the Civil War. He was mustered in on 9/16/1862 and mustered out on 9/28/1862 at Harrisburg, PA. (1883 Butler Co. History, Ch. 13). Who was the ALFRED G. NEGLEY who served with him?

Elected to the PA state legislature in 1863.

John was an attorney, a District Attorney and a newspaper publisher. He bought the AMERICAN CITIZEN in 1869 and changed the name to the BUTLER CITIZEN. In 1872, John took his son, William C. Negley, into partnership. The paper has been a Republican paper since its establishment.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~pabutler/1883/83-09.htm

Floyd Negley say he published the DEMOCRAT-HERALD with his brother-in-law, Joseph Patterson. Later, he sold the DEMOCRAT-HERALD and started the AMERICAN CITIZEN in 1858.

Buried in a Butler Co. cemetery.

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History of Butler County Pennsylvania - 1883

Chapter 8 -- The Bar Of Butler County


John H. NEGLEY, oldest son of the late John NEGLEY, was born near Butler February 7, 1823. He received a common-school education, and attended the old Butler Academy in his early days. He entered Washington college, Washington, Penn., in 1841, and left in 1843, without graduating, owing to the stringency in money matters than prevailing. Beginning the study of law under the late Hon. John BREDIN, then Judge of the courts of the county, he was admitted to the bar of the county in 1845. He was appointed District Attorney of the county, then called Deputy Attorney General, by the Attorney General of the State, in 1848, Lewis Z. MITCHELL being also an applicant. He held the office until some time in 1849, when he was succeeded by Ebenezer MCJUNKIN, owing to a change in the State administration. SHUNK, Democratic Governor, having died, was succeeded by William F. JOHNSTON, Whig, who, as Speaker of the State Senate, became Governor under the law, and was subsequently elected by the Whigs. The next Legislature, in its session of 1850, passed a law making the office elective, and changing its name from Deputy Attorney General, or as it was commanly [sic] called, Prosecuting Attorney, to that of District Attorney. Provision was made for electing this officer in each county at the fall election of 1850. Mr. NEGLEY was nominated for the office on the Democratic Ticket, by a county convention composed of delegates, and Mr. MCJUNKIN, then holding the office, was nominated in similar manner by the Whigs. Thus these two men, having each first held the office by appointment, came before the people as rival candidates, although always personal friends. The election resulted in favor of Mr. NEGLEY by a majority of 144. He held the office for three years. In 1851, he was elected a member of the Town Council of Butler. In the spring of 1855, he suggested to his brother-in-law, Col. Joseph P. PATTERSON, the purchase of the Democratic Herald, then published by its present owner, Capt. Jacob ZEIGLER, familiarly known as "Uncle Jake." In November, 1855, Col. PATTERSON was obliged, by declining health, to discontinue the business of publishing the paper, and it passed into the hands of Mr. NEGLEY. In this way, and very unexpectedly to him, he became an editor. He published and edited the Herald until July, 1858, when he sold it to John C. and Samuel COLL. Up to this time, Mr. NEGLEY had acted with the Democratic party, but, for some time prior, had differed with its leaders upon the slavery question. In 1860, he voted for and earnestly supported the election of Abraham LINCOLN as President. In 1861, he was appointed by Gov. CURTIN to make an enrollment of the men in his county for military and draft purposes, the war for the Union then being in progress. In the spring of 1863, he was nominated by the Republicans for the General [p. 61] Assembly, and elected in the fall of the same year. He was renominated and re-elected in the years 1864 and 1865, thus serving his county three consecutive years in the Legislature of the State. While there, he was instrumental, with Senator HASLETT, in securing important legislation affecting the railroad interests of Butler County, as the chapter in this work upon internal improvements shows. After his last term of service in the Legislature expired, he practiced his profession in Butler until 1869, when he purchased the American Citizen, a Republican paper, which had been started some years before. Soon after, he changed the name to the simpler and better one of the Butler Citizen. This paper he, in connection with a son, continues to edit and publish. It has always maintained a leading position and influence in the Republican party of the county. Mr. NEGLEY has held no office since he became editor of the Citizen except that of Assistant Assessor for his county in the Internal Revenue Department, which position he filled for a period of from fifteen to eighteen months in the years 1870 and 1871. Mr. NEGLEY's religious affiliation is with the English Lutherans, and he is one of the oldest members of that church in Butler.

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An early member of the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) from 1847. Butler Co. History, 1883, Ch. 17.

More About JOHN HENRY NEGLEY:
Occupation: Lawyer/DA/Paper pub

Notes for MARY HARPER:
Buried in a Butler Co. cemetery.

Marriage Notes for JOHN NEGLEY and MARY HARPER:
They lived in Butler Co., PA in 1898.

John and Mary were cousins.

More About JOHN NEGLEY and MARY HARPER:
Marriage: July 8, 1847
       
Children of JOHN NEGLEY and MARY HARPER are:
       i.       ELIZABETH ANN HULL9 NEGLEY, b. April 17, 1848, PA; m. LEVI H. (REV.) GESCHWIND, May 21, 1872; d. 1894.

Notes for LEVI H. (REV.) GESCHWIND:
Floyd Negley gives his death date as Dec. 17, 1891.

Served as minister of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in Butler from Aug. 1870 until May, 1874.
(1883 Butler Co. History, Ch. 17)

More About LEVI H. (REV.) GESCHWIND:
Occupation: Minister

Marriage Notes for ELIZABETH NEGLEY and LEVI GESCHWIND:
Elizabeth and Levi lived in Butler, PA.

More About LEVI GESCHWIND and ELIZABETH NEGLEY:
Marriage: May 21, 1872

       ii.       WILLIAM CLARK NEGLEY, b. December 18, 1850, Butler Co., PA; m. EMMA ARMOR STAUFFER, January 8, 1878, Butler, PA.

Notes for WILLIAM CLARK NEGLEY:
William graduated from Annapolis and served in the US Navy for a period.

Published the BUTLER CITIZEN.

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM NEGLEY and EMMA STAUFFER:
Emma and William had four additional children who died as infants.

Emma and William resided in Butler, PA. Buried in Butler Cemetery.


More About WILLIAM NEGLEY and EMMA STAUFFER:
Marriage: January 8, 1878, Butler, PA

       iii.       JOHN HENRY NEGLEY, JR., b. December 20, 1853, Butler, PA; d. July 1897, Philadelphia, PA; m. (1) MARY LACK, December 24, 1877; d. January 1879; m. (2) ELIZABETH SHEARSTONE, September 18, 1885; d. November 22, 1939, Philadelphia, PA.

Notes for JOHN HENRY NEGLEY, JR.:
John always used the name "Harry" to distinguish him from his father.

More About JOHN NEGLEY and MARY LACK:
Marriage: December 24, 1877

Marriage Notes for JOHN NEGLEY and ELIZABETH SHEARSTONE:
John and Elizabeth moved to Philadelphia where John worked for the SATURDAY EVENING POST.

More About JOHN NEGLEY and ELIZABETH SHEARSTONE:
Marriage: September 18, 1885

       iv.       JAMES FLETCHER NEGLEY, b. March 1, 1857, PA; d. March 4, 1857, PA.
       v.       JOSEPH PRESCOTT NEGLEY, b. November 14, 1858, Butler, PA; m. KATE BAUM COLEMAN, February 7, 1883, Allegheny Co., PA.

Marriage Notes for JOSEPH NEGLEY and KATE COLEMAN:
Joseph and Kate moved to Pittsburgh after they were married.

More About JOSEPH NEGLEY and KATE COLEMAN:
Marriage: February 7, 1883, Allegheny Co., PA

       vi.       MARY STELLA NEGLEY, b. April 26, 1861, PA.
       vii.       MARTIN LUTHER NEGLEY, b. January 11, 1864, PA; d. August 21, 1884.
       viii.       FELIX CASPER NEGLEY II, b. July 1, 1866, Butler, PA.

Notes for FELIX CASPER NEGLEY II:
Never married according to Floyd Negley.

       ix.       ARTHUR NEGLEY, b. March 1869, PA; d. 1872.
       x.       EDGAR HAYES NEGLEY, b. January 31, 1875, Butler, PA; d. May 25, 1958; m. MARY ALICE HARRISON, July 8, 1907; b. October 31, 1875, Concord Twp., Butler Co., PA; d. October 15, 1959.

Notes for EDGAR HAYES NEGLEY:
Edgar served in the army during the Spanish American War.

A lawyer and sometime Butler Co. District Attorney.


Notes for MARY ALICE HARRISON:
Or is her name Mary Alice Wick? (see the Descendants of Jacob Rider web page: (http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/e/Barbara-S-Wenzelburger/ODT2-0007 .html)

Floyd Negley uses both names in referring to her (p. 47 and p. 102 ). Part of the confusion may derive from the fact that Mary Alice's father was apparently William Harrison Wick (1845--1918).

Marriage Notes for EDGAR NEGLEY and MARY HARRISON:
Buried in South Cemetery, Butler, PA.

More About EDGAR NEGLEY and MARY HARRISON:
Marriage: July 8, 1907


5. MINERVA8 NEGLEY (JOHN7, ALEXANDER6, JACOB5 NAGELI, BENJAMIN4, ??3, ??2, JOHANN1) was born February 6, 1827 in Butler Co., PA, and died 1859. She married SAMUEL W. HASELTINE June 6, 1846 in Butler Co., PA?.

Marriage Notes for MINERVA NEGLEY and SAMUEL HASELTINE:
Samuel and Minerva resided in Butler Co., PA

More About SAMUEL HASELTINE and MINERVA NEGLEY:
Marriage: June 6, 1846, Butler Co., PA?
       
Children of MINERVA NEGLEY and SAMUEL HASELTINE are:
       i.       JOHN NEGLEY9 HASELTINE, b. May 1847, Butler Co., PA; d. 1891, Steubenville, OH; m. JANE FOX, 1881.

Notes for JOHN NEGLEY HASELTINE:
Died in 1891 by falling off a barn at Steubenville, Ohio according to Felix Negley.

Marriage Notes for JOHN HASELTINE and JANE FOX:
John and Jane lived in Butler Co., PA.

More About JOHN HASELTINE and JANE FOX:
Marriage: 1881

       ii.       SUSAN HASELTINE, b. February 1851, Butler Co., PA; m. FRANK EATON, 1874.

Marriage Notes for SUSAN HASELTINE and FRANK EATON:
Frank and Susan moved to Chattanooga, TN.

More About FRANK EATON and SUSAN HASELTINE:
Marriage: 1874

       iii.       FANNIE HASELTINE, b. June 1853, PA; d. 1873.
       iv.       MINERVA HASELTINE, b. February 1855, Butler Co., PA; m. JESSE F. POMEROY, 1878.

Marriage Notes for MINERVA HASELTINE and JESSE POMEROY:
Jesse and Minerva resided in Haverhil, MA.

More About JESSE POMEROY and MINERVA HASELTINE:
Marriage: 1878


6. FELIX CASPER8 NEGLEY (JOHN7, ALEXANDER6, JACOB5 NAGELI, BENJAMIN4, ??3, ??2, JOHANN1) was born February 28, 1828 in Butler, Pa., and died October 5, 1901 in Pittsburgh, Pa.. He married MARGARET ANN DICKSON October 12, 1848 in Pittsburgh, Pa., daughter of THOMAS DICKSON and MARY BROWN. She was born November 11, 1829 in Coagh, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, and died November 1919 in Edgewood, Allegheny Co., Pa..

Notes for FELIX CASPER NEGLEY:
Lived in Pittsburgh in 1883.

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Enlisted in the Army at the age of 17 and served in the Mexican War according to Floyd Negley.

A civil engineer by profession, Felix was involved in the coal industry with his cousin, Thomas Mellon.

Served as surveyor for the turnpike constructed in 1845 between Butler and Brady's Bend (Butler Co. History, 1883, Ch. 6)

In March, 1849, Felix left his wife in Pittsburgh with her father and went west as part of the Gold Rush, returning tp Pittsburgh by the end of the year. His original diary of the trip over the Oregon Trail, thru the South Pass to Ft. Hall and then down the Humbold-Carson Rivers and over the Sierras to California is on display at the California State Historical Society. Several xerox copies have circulated to other members of the family and will sometime be included here.

Served in the Civil War in the "Negley Scouts" part of the nucleus of the 1st Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry Regiment. Felix had original organized the "Negley Scouts" at his own expense. Was this unit also known as "Dale's Cavalry?"

Lost most of his money in the Panic of 1873-74.

Felix is the author the 1898 pamphle on THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND FAMILY RECORD OF THE NEGLEY FAMILY (PENNSYLVANIA), published by H. L. McGaw & Sons of Pittsburgh. The pamphlet was revised in 1979 by David L. Mitchell and republished privately.

Was a charter member of the Butler Masonic Lodge (No. 272). 1883 Butler Co. History, Ch. 17.
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More About FELIX CASPER NEGLEY:
Burial: Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
Military service: Civil War: USA: Co. D, 212th Artillery (Major)
Occupation: Coal w/cousin Tom Mellon

More About MARGARET ANN DICKSON:
Burial: Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
Immigrated to U.S.: 1832
Occupation: Dressmaker

Marriage Notes for FELIX NEGLEY and MARGARET DICKSON:
Felix and Margaret lived in Pittsburg in 1898, and in Edgewood Park, PA in 1907.

More About FELIX NEGLEY and MARGARET DICKSON:
Marriage: October 12, 1848, Pittsburgh, Pa.
       
Children of FELIX NEGLEY and MARGARET DICKSON are:
       i.       JOHN DICKSON9 NEGLEY, b. September 20, 1849, Butler Co., PA; d. April 26, 1919, East Orange. NJ; m. ISABELLA SCULLY, November 19, 1872.

Notes for ISABELLA SCULLY:
Isabella Scully was the sister of John Scully, who married Mary E. Negley (according to Floyd Negley). Mary is the sister of John D. Negley.


Marriage Notes for JOHN NEGLEY and ISABELLA SCULLY:
John and Isabella lived in Chicago for a while. Also in East Orange, NJ.

More About JOHN NEGLEY and ISABELLA SCULLY:
Marriage: November 19, 1872

       ii.       MARY ELIZABETH NEGLEY, b. February 16, 1852, Butler, PA; d. March 30, 1932; m. JOHN SULLIVAN SCULLY, September 12, 1871; d. October 3, 1914.

Notes for MARY ELIZABETH NEGLEY:
Mary moved to Washington, DC after the death of her husband.

Notes for JOHN SULLIVAN SCULLY:
John Scully is the brother of Isabella Scully who married John Negley.


Marriage Notes for MARY NEGLEY and JOHN SCULLY:
John and Mary resided in Pittsburgh.

More About JOHN SCULLY and MARY NEGLEY:
Marriage: September 12, 1871

       iii.       WILLIAM ALEXANDER NEGLEY, b. March 17, 1855, PA; d. April 15, 1855.
       iv.       MARGARET BROWN NEGLEY, b. August 20, 1857, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA; d. February 24, 1917, Crafton, Allegheny Co., PA; m. WILLIAM WILSON RAMSEY, October 9, 1883; b. Greentree, Pa.; d. February 24, 1917.

More About WILLIAM WILSON RAMSEY:
Burial: Crafton, Chartiers Cem.

Marriage Notes for MARGARET NEGLEY and WILLIAM RAMSEY:
William and Margaret lived at Idle Wild, Allegheny Co., PA.

More About WILLIAM RAMSEY and MARGARET NEGLEY:
Marriage: October 9, 1883

       v.       RACHEL BLAIR NEGLEY, b. October 7, 1859, PA; d. June 3, 1862.
       vi.       MINERVA SUSAN NEGLEY, b. August 21, 1862, PA; d. October 9, 1948.

Notes for MINERVA SUSAN NEGLEY:
Her headstone in Allgeheny Cemetery (Section 19), Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA gives her name as "Nova" S. Negley. It shows her birth and death dates as Aug. 20, 1862--Aug. 30, 1948. She enlisted in the Army Nurse Corp on Jan 14, 1918 and was discharged on Aug. 13, 1919.

       vii.       FELIX CASPER NEGLEY, JR., b. February 28, 1865, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA; d. January 18, 1964, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA; m. MARY SEATON APPLETON, February 15, 1888; b. July 1868; d. 1961, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX.

More About MARY SEATON APPLETON:
Burial: Garden of Memories Cemetery, Kerr, Kerr Co., TX

Marriage Notes for FELIX NEGLEY and MARY APPLETON:
Felix and Mary lived in Butler and later in Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA.

More About FELIX NEGLEY and MARY APPLETON:
Marriage: February 15, 1888

       viii.       JESSIE PATTERSON NEGLEY, b. May 24, 1867, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA; d. March 10, 1960, Albuquerque, NM; m. JOSEPH LINDSAY MITCHELL, November 25, 1899, Ft. Worth, Texas; b. February 8, 1870, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pa.; d. January 26, 1947, R. D. 1, Eighty-Four, Somerset Twp., Washington Co., Pa..

Notes for JESSIE PATTERSON NEGLEY:
Jessie Patterson Negley was a school teacher. She separated from his husband in the 1920s, but never divorced. She is buried in the Negley plot of Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA while he is buried in the Mitchell plot.

Shares a gravestone with her son, David Lindsay Mitchell.

More About JESSIE PATTERSON NEGLEY:
Burial: Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA

Notes for JOSEPH LINDSAY MITCHELL:
Joseph Lindsay Mitchell was a real estate operator/promoter in Pittsburgh, PA. He and his wife separated in the 1920s, but never divorced.

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from HISTORY OF PITTSBURGH AND ITS ENVIRONS (American Historical Society, 1922), p. 269:

"In charge of large affairs of varied nature and carrying into each separate branch of endeavor the practical ability which counts for permanent progress, Joseph L. Mitchell, of Pittsburgh, PA., represents a broad and everwidening group of citizens, whose activities spell advance.
Mr. Mitchell is a son of David and Hettie Mitchell, long residents of this city. David Mitchell was in the livery business in Pittsburgh, at one location for thirth-five years.
Joseph L. Mitchell was born in Pittsburgh, Feb. 8 1868, and received a thorough grounding in the essentials of education in the public schools of the city. At the age of fourteen years he entered the employ of Harry Algeo, with whom he remained for a period of three years. After that he took charge of his father's livery business for three years. This did not particularly appeal to him, and he kept watch for an opportunity in some more constructive line of endeavor. This appeared in the tin roofing business, in which he embarked alone. He followed this business as a mainstary, for four years, during that time branching out into real estate and building. The latter interest developed widely, and for some years Mr. Mitchell was very active and prominent in real estate circles, and was identified with many building operations about Pittsburgh and vicinity. He still holds a considerable interest in this line of business, and is widely known as a progressive and up-to-date real estate man. In 1908 Mr. Mitchell took over the Peerless Manufacturing Company, of Pittsburgh, manufacturers of insecticides and disinfectants, becoming general manager and holding this office at the present time (1921). He has also been in charge of Spear estate for the past ten years.
In November, 1898, Mr. Mitchell married Jessie P. Negley, of Pittsburgh, and they have two daughters and a son: Dorothy [SIC], David and Jeanette."

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More About JOSEPH LINDSAY MITCHELL:
Burial: Allegheny Cemetery (Sect. 18), Pittsburgh, PA
Cause of death (Facts Pg): Pneumonia

Marriage Notes for JESSIE NEGLEY and JOSEPH MITCHELL:
There is some speculation that the "aristocratic" Negley's may have disapproved of the romance between Jessie and the "common" Joseph and thus they were married in Texas, away from interferring relatives.

Joseph and Jessie were separated for many years, but never divorced.

They are buried in different sections of Alegheny Cemetery. Separated in death as in life.

More About JOSEPH MITCHELL and JESSIE NEGLEY:
Marriage: November 25, 1899, Ft. Worth, Texas
Separated: 1928

       ix.       HENRY HULL NEGLEY, b. November 12, 1868, Butler, PA; d. January 16, 1943; m. ANNE ST CLAIR WILLIAMSON, May 1, 1906; b. 1885; d. 1953.

Notes for HENRY HULL NEGLEY:
Attended West Point, but resigned for health reasons (according to Floyd Negley, p. 105).

Attorney.

More About HENRY HULL NEGLEY:
Occupation: Attorney

Notes for ANNE ST CLAIR WILLIAMSON:
Shares a grave stone with her husband.

Marriage Notes for HENRY NEGLEY and ANNE WILLIAMSON:
Henry and Ann lived in Pittsburgh and in Crafton, PA.

More About HENRY NEGLEY and ANNE WILLIAMSON:
Marriage: May 1, 1906

       x.       ANNA SCOTT NEGLEY, b. December 7, 1870, Butler Co., PA; d. August 21, 1968; m. GEORGE M. SCHMIDT, January 24, 1899; b. 1869; d. 1958.

Notes for GEORGE M. SCHMIDT:
Shares gravestone with his wife, Anna Scott Negley.

Marriage Notes for ANNA NEGLEY and GEORGE SCHMIDT:
George and Anna maintained a residence in Edgewood, PA.

More About GEORGE SCHMIDT and ANNA NEGLEY:
Marriage: January 24, 1899

       xi.       WILLIAM GEORGE NEGLEY, b. July 26, 1872, Butler, PA; d. October 2, 1951, Glenshaw, PA (killed by train); m. MARTHA J. THOMAS, June 30, 1898; b. 1875; d. 1944.

Notes for WILLIAM GEORGE NEGLEY:
William was an attorney and member of the firm of Negley and Negley. He was killed by a train in Glenshaw, PA.

More About WILLIAM GEORGE NEGLEY:
Burial: Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
Occupation: Attorney

Notes for MARTHA J. THOMAS:
Buried at Allegheny Cemetery with her husband (see picture of grave marker under William George Negley.

More About MARTHA J. THOMAS:
Burial: Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM NEGLEY and MARTHA THOMAS:
William and Martha lived in Avondale Place, Pittsburgh, PA.

More About WILLIAM NEGLEY and MARTHA THOMAS:
Marriage: June 30, 1898

       xii.       ALICE KEZIAH NEGLEY, b. October 23, 1874, PA; d. October 30, 1949, Crafton, Allegheny Co., PA.

Notes for ALICE KEZIAH NEGLEY:
World War I nurse like her sister, Minerva.

Buried in Allegheny Cemetery (Section 19), Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA


7. JAMES ALEXANDER8 NEGLEY (JOHN7, ALEXANDER6, JACOB5 NAGELI, BENJAMIN4, ??3, ??2, JOHANN1) was born April 3, 1829 in Butler Co., PA, and died August 2, 1900 in Philadelphia, PA. He married ELIZABETH MYTINGER September 10, 1861 in Philadelphia, PA. She was born January 22, 1837 in Philadelphia, PA, and died July 1909 in Philadelphia, PA.

Notes for JAMES ALEXANDER NEGLEY:
Could this be the James A. Negley listed as one of the initial share holders in the Butler Savings Bank created in 1868? (1883 Butler Co. History, Ch. 17).

Appointed to fill a vancy on the School Board, serving from June, 1871 until August, 1871. (1883 Butler Co. History, Ch. 17)

Marriage Notes for JAMES NEGLEY and ELIZABETH MYTINGER:
Floyd Negley only assigns 5 children to James and Elizabeth (p. ), leaving out an Anna Elizabeth Negley (b. Mar. 1, 1867). Later he has Anna Elizabeth marrying Francis Shunk Purivance.

James and Elizabeth are said to have moved to Philadelphia after getting married.

More About JAMES NEGLEY and ELIZABETH MYTINGER:
Marriage: September 10, 1861, Philadelphia, PA
       
Children of JAMES NEGLEY and ELIZABETH MYTINGER are:
       i.       FREDERICK M.9 NEGLEY, b. October 28, 1862, Butler Co., PA; d. Philadelphia, PA.

Notes for FREDERICK M. NEGLEY:
An alternate birth date is Dec 15, 1862 (DESCENDANTS OF GEORG LUDWIG MEITING).

       ii.       MARY ELIZABETH NEGLEY, b. December 15, 1864, Butler Co., PA; d. September 3, 1895, Butler Co., PA.

Notes for MARY ELIZABETH NEGLEY:
Could the correct name here be Annah Elizabeth Negley; or Mary Harding Negley (which is the name used in the DESCENDANTS OF GEORG LUDWIN MEITING). In the Meiting database, Mary's birthdate is Oct 28 1862.


       iii.       ANNAH ELIZABETH NEGLEY, b. March 1, 1867, Butler Co., PA; d. March 15, 1894, Philadelphia, PA; m. FRANCIS SHUNK PURVIANCE, August 15, 1889.

Notes for ANNAH ELIZABETH NEGLEY:
An alternate birthdate is Mar. 1, 1866 in Philadelphia. The Meiting database gives her nickname as "Bessie."

Notes for FRANCIS SHUNK PURVIANCE:
Floyd Negley has Purviance married to Mary Elizabeth Negley (b. Dec. 15, 1864) and does not list Anna Elizabeth Negley.

Marriage Notes for ANNAH NEGLEY and FRANCIS PURVIANCE:
Francis and Annah resided in Philadelphia, PA.

More About FRANCIS PURVIANCE and ANNAH NEGLEY:
Marriage: August 15, 1889

       iv.       WILLIAM BRUCE NEGLEY, b. March 31, 1869, Butler Co., PA; d. Philadelphia, PA.
       v.       BERTHA MAE NEGLEY, b. September 17, 1870, Butler Co., PA; d. Philadelphia, PA.
       vi.       JAMES BONBRIGHT NEGLEY, b. December 24, 1873, Philadelphia, PA; d. March 4, 1874, Philadelphia, PA.

Notes for JAMES BONBRIGHT NEGLEY:
The Mytinger database has James dieing in April, 1874.


8. ALBERT GALLATIN8 NEGLEY (JOHN7, ALEXANDER6, JACOB5 NAGELI, BENJAMIN4, ??3, ??2, JOHANN1) was born February 22, 1835 in Butler Co., PA, and died 1921 in Florence, AL. He married ELENORA REYNOLDS October 15, 1860 in Florence, AL. She was born 1842, and died 1920 in Florence, AL.

Notes for ALBERT GALLATIN NEGLEY:
Albert was living in Cincinati, OH at the time of the 1850 census.

Served as a Major in the Engineers in the Union Army during the Civil War

Buried in Florence, AL.

Notes for ELENORA REYNOLDS:
The IGI index suggests that Elenora was from Florence, AL.

Buried in Florence, AL.

Marriage Notes for ALBERT NEGLEY and ELENORA REYNOLDS:
Albert and Elenora moved to Florence, AL after the Civil War and he served as the city engineer and postmaster there for many years. They also owned the Negley Hotel in Florence which was finally demolished in 1966 after all of Albert's children had died or moved on.

More About ALBERT NEGLEY and ELENORA REYNOLDS:
Marriage: October 15, 1860, Florence, AL
       
Children of ALBERT NEGLEY and ELENORA REYNOLDS are:
       i.       JOHN REYNOLDS9 NEGLEY, b. August 21, 1861; d. 1882.
       ii.       JAMES SCOTT NEGLEY, b. August 1, 1863; d. April 7, 1866.
       iii.       ALBERT GALLATIN NEGLEY, JR., b. September 7, 1867, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.

Notes for ALBERT GALLATIN NEGLEY, JR.:
Lived in Florence, AL for many years, helping to run the family hotel.

Was listed in the 1910 census in Plainfield, NJ.

Was reported living in New Port Richey, FL at the time of Charle's death in Feb., 1945.

       iv.       CHARLES W. NEGLEY, b. September 6, 1869, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA; d. February 17, 1945, Florence, AL; m. GERTRUDE FELTMAN; d. August 20, 1958.

Notes for CHARLES W. NEGLEY:
Civil engineer.

Operated family hotel in Florence, AL for many years.


       v.       ELEANORA NEGLEY, b. September 18, 1871, Prob. Florence, AL.

Notes for ELEANORA NEGLEY:
Not listed as a child of Albert and Elenora by Floyd Negley.

       vi.       NELLIE EUDORA NEGLEY, b. September 1874, PA; d. April 29, 1941, Florence, AL.

Notes for NELLIE EUDORA NEGLEY:
Not listed in the Felix C. Negley family history. Floyd Negley says she never married (p. 72).

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