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BOYLE FAMILY of Washington County, Pa.
Posted by: Cathy Farrell (ID *****9307) Date: February 27, 2012 at 05:16:44
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History of the graveyard connected with Cross Creek Presbyterian Church containing also all the inscriptions on headstones and monuments therein, and the names of all known to the author who are buried there
Simpson, James, 1824-1902
Burgettstown, Pa: Enterprise-Call Office, 1894

Pg. 18

ELIZABETH, wife of JACOB BOYLES, died July 14, 1886, in the 79th year of her age.

Text taken from page 1185 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).

W. W. JACKSON is a young agriculturist of Cross Creek Township. His grandfather, ANDREW JACKSON, was born in 1785 in Cecil County, Md., and when ten years of age came with his parents to Washington County, Pa. They settled on King's creek, in Hanover Township, where ANDREW was reared to manhood.

ANDREW JACKSON was united in marriage in 1808 with ELIZABETH COOL, of Hanover Township, who was born, June 27, 1782, and children were born as follows: MARY, born April 25, 1809; W. C., born Nov. 12, 1810; ISAAC, born Jan. 1, 1812; ELIZABETH, born Oct. 2, 1816; ELI, born Oct. 27, 1818; ELSIE, born Oct. 23, 1820; JOHN, born Sept. 9, 1822; JAMES, born April 20, 1825; and SARAH, born May 24, 1827. Of these the only ones yet living are JAMES and ELSIE. The father was a soldier in the war of 1812.
W. C. JACKSON, the second son of ANDREW and ELIZABETH JACKSON, was born on King's creek, Hanover Township, Washington Co., Pa. He began the study of theology under the tutelage of Rev. William Wallace, of Wheeling, W. Va., afterward taking a course at the Allegheny Theological Seminary, graduating in 1846. In 1842 he married MISS MARTHA H. LAWTON, who was born May 1, 1825, daughter of JOB T. LAWTON, a native of Rhode Island, who came to this county with his parents in 1813. After graduating, MR. JACKSON preached as a supply at different U. P. Churches for several years, but never took charge of a congregation, as his wife could not leave her aged parents. Two children were born to the union of W. C. and MARTHA H. (LAWTON) JACKSON, namely: W. W., born March 19, 1844, and MARY E., born Oct. 22, 1850, the latter of whom was married to WILLIAM COLE, a prominent hotel landlord of Burgettstown, Penn. In politics MR. JACKSON was a stanch Democrat. He died August 20, 1888.

W. W. JACKSON (son of W. C., and grandson of ANDREW) was born at Wheeling, W. Va., and passed most of his early life in Cross Creek Township, Washington County. He attended the Cross Creek Academy several terms, and then entered Washington and Jefferson College, graduating at the early age of nineteen years. He afterward returned to the farm and assisted his father, who was unable to do much manual work, having been crippled by a falling tree in 1863. On Sept. 30, 1872, W. W. JACKSON was united in marriage with MISS MARY BOYLES, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, daughter of JACOB BOYLES. The farm contains 105 acres of land. In politics MR. JACKSON is a Democrat, and in religious faith a member of the Presbyterian Church, and of the Session at Cross Creek.

To WILLIAM and MARY E. (JACKSON) Cole was born WILLIAM A. COLE, Nov. 22, 1868. He married ALICE R. CRAWFORD, of Westmoreland County, Pa., in 1889, and to this union the following named children were born: WILLA MARIE, in 1890, ALFRED ORLANDO, who died when one year old, and ALICE MARGIE, born in September, 1892. WILLIAM A. COLE resides at Pittsburgh, where he is in the real-estate business.

Chartiers Hill Presbyterian Cemetery
Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania

BOYLE, WILLIAM (SR), died Jan. 28, 1865 at 71 years
BOYLE, ELIZABETH, died April 23, 1861 at 62 years, wife of WILLIAM (SR)
BOYLE, EBENEZER B., born Oct. 22, 1826, died Dec. 4, 1909 at 83 years,
Father; son of W & E BOYLE
BOYLE, ELIZABETH LINN, born April 26, 1834, died Sept. 1, 1913
Mother; wife of EBENEZER BOYLE
BOYLE, WILLIAM F., born Feb. 28, 1867, died Sept. 11, 1949
BOYLE, EVA JOHNSTON, born Sept. 6, 1874, died March 2, 1935
BOYLE, JOHN GRANT, born 1872, died 1951
BOYLE, MINNIE PALMER, born 1887, died 1965
BOYLE, DAVID McCONNELL, born 1905, died 1954
BOYLE, BIRD McCONNELL, born 1872, died 1911
BOYLE, ESTELLA LINN, born 1906, died 1907
BOYLE, AGNES JANE, born Aug. 30, 1853, died Sept. 14, 1924
BOYLE, LIZZIE W., born Jan. 7, 1856, died April 26, 1927
BOYLE, HAZEL, born 1902, died 19?/

Text taken from page 850 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).

E. B. BOYLE, citizen of North Strabane Township, is a son of WILLIAM BOYLE, who was born in 1794, in Allegheny County, Pa, and there learned the carpenter's trade. In 1823 he came to Washington County, and purchased the farm in North Strabane Township now occupied by his son. When a young man WILLIAM BOYLE was united in marriage with ELIZABETH WELLER, a native of Washington County, Pa., born in 1800, and eight sons were born to their union, namely: DANIEL (deceased), HUGH (residing in Washington, Pa.), J. W. (living in Oklahoma), WILLIAM (a citizen of Iowa), E. B. (whose name introduces this biography), ANDREW JACKSON (residence unknown), BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (of Lawrence County, Pa.), and JAMES G. (living in Pittsburgh). The mother of this family died in 1861, followed by the father in 1865, and they were buried in the private cemetery on the old Weller homestead. Both were earnest members of the Presbyterian Church.

E. B. Boyle was born October 22, 1826, on the old farm in North Strabane Township, Washington Co., Pa. On Oct. 28, 1852, he was united in marriage with ELIZABETH, daughter of COL. MOSES and NANCY LINN. To the union of E. B. and ELIZABETH BOYLE the following children have been born: AGNES J., LIZZIE W., CLARA B. (MRS. R. J. WALLACE, has one son, E. B. F.), NETTIE G. (wife of CHARLES WILKINSON, Lawrence County, Pa., has two sons, LAWRENCE B. and EARNEST), ANNA (MRS. E. G. WALKER, has one son, FRED), WILLIAM F., BLANCHE L., JOHN GRANT, H. A. and Mamie. Of this family the three eldest daughters have taught school, and all are regular attendants and ardent supporters of the Presbyterian Church. In political opinion MR. BOYLE votes according to the ability of the candidate, regardless of party preferences. During his father's lifetime, our subject purchased one-half of the home farm, which contains 175 acres, and after the death of his father he purchased the remainder from his brothers, B. F. and A. J. BOYLE. His principal attention is devoted to the general care of his farm and the breeding of Jersey cattle.

Samuel MacMillan Manuscript
Compiled and Written by Samuel MacMillan in 1914 in the 85 year of his age
Transcribed into electronic format by
Jean Suplick Matuson of Plano, TX in Winter 1997/1998

WILLIAM BOYL SR. North Strabane Tp HC died Jan. 28, 1865, 71
ELIZABETH BOYL WELLER his wife HC died April 23, 1861, 62
DANIEL BOYL, a son of WILLIAM, 1856, 37
JANE BOYL McCONNELL, his wife, died March 6, 1899, 79
HUGH BOYL, a son of WILLIAM SR., died Aug. 13, 1897, 75
REV. JOHN BOYL, a son of WM. DAKOTA, died Aug. 7, 1902, 80
WM. BOYL, a son of WM. SR., 1899, 73
EB BOYL, a son of WM. SR. HILL C, died Dec. 4, 1909, 83
FRANK BOYL, a son of WM. SR. Law. Co., 1894, 60
JAMES BOYL, a son of WM., 1896, 60
JACKSON BOYL, a son of WM., 1897, 60

Title: History of Washington County, Pennsylvania: with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men
Authors: Crumrine, Boyd, 1838-1916, Ellis, Franklin, 1828-1885, Hungerford, Austin N.

Pg. 782
NEAL GILLESIE, a native of Ireland, emigrated to this country, and after a short time in the eastern part of the State came to Washington County with his family. In 1784 he purchased a tract of land known as “Indian Hill” of the widow and son of William Peters, better known as Indian Peter. This tract embraced what is now West Brownsville and part of East Pike Run township adjoining. His large estate was partially divided before his death, which occurred in 1815. A ferry, which had been established in 1775, was continued by him until his death, and by others until the completion of the Monongahela bridge in 1833, when it was abandoned. His children were two sons — NEAL and JAMES — and four daughters, MARY, ELIZABETH, SUSANNA, and NELLY. NEAL GILLESPIE, JR., came into possession of a portion of the Indian Hill tract, on which he settled and died. His daughter MARIA became the wife of EPHRAIM L. BLAINE, and the mother of the HON. JAMES G. BLAINE.
JAMES lived in the stone house on the old homestead place, now owned by SAMUEL W. KREPPS. MARY, the eldest daughter, became the wife of JOHN KREPPS; they settled on a portion of the original farm, where they lived and died. ELIZABETH became the wife of ------ IRWIN. SUSANNA married ------ BEECHER, and NELLY married a MR. BOYLE. MARIA, one of their daughters, became the wife of THOMAS EWING, of Ohio, and the mother of MRS. GEN WILLIAM T. SHERMAN.

Title: History of Washington County, Pennsylvania: with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men
Authors: Crumrine, Boyd, 1838-1916, Ellis, Franklin, 1828-
1885, Hungerford, Austin N.

Pg. 873
One of the earliest warrants issued by the Pennsylvania land-office in what is now Washington County was to JOHN ALTMAN, and bears date May 23, 1769. It came into possession of ALEXANDER SPEER by patent, April 2, 1798. ALEXANDER SPEER left four children: ROBERT, MARIA, JAMES and ELLEN. ROBERT settled on the hill on a part of the tract now owned by MRS. JOHN WEAVER, who is a daughter of ROBERT. He had four children: JOHN, who settled in Mount Pleasant and still resides there; MRS. JOHN WEAVER, now living on the homestead of her father; NANCY (MRS. PORTE); JANE (MRS. JAMES McCOY), who both emigrated West. MARIA became the wife of MOSES LINN, and settled on the LINN farm in North Strabane Township. Of their children, one became the wife of EBENEZER BOYLE; JANE married JOHN CAMPBELL, and settled near Venice; HANNAH married ANDREW HENDERSON, and settled near McConnell’s Mills. JAMES, a son of ALEXANDER SPEER, lived at home, and died when a young man. ELLEN, the youngest daughter, became the wife of JOHN PATTERSON, and settled where their son, SPEER PATTERSON, now resides.

Pg. 874
JAMES LINN came from Carlisle, Pa., and settled in what is now North Strabane Township, on a tract (280 acres) called “Cranberry.” He married ELEANOR, daughter of ROBERT YOUNG. They had five sons, ROBERT, MOSES, WILLIAM, JAMES, MATTHEW, and two daughters, SARAH and MARY. The farm was divided between the sons. ROBERT settled on the farm; his descendants moved to the West. MOSES settled on his portion and died there. ELIZABETH, a daughter, became the wife of __ BOYLE, and settled in the north part of the township. WILLIAM settled in West Newton, and died there. JAMES settled on his part of the farm, and late in life sold out and settled near Washington, on the farm where Linntown now stands, that settlement deriving its name from the proprietor. His daughters were ELEANOR (MRS. JAMES POLLOCK), or North Strabane; ELIZABETH (MRS. THOMAS MILLER); SARAH J. (MRS. ALEXANDER McCOY), both of Canonsburg; MARGARET (MRS. TEASDELL), of Batavia, Ohio. The sons were JOHN LINN, of Washington, Pa.; MATTHEW LINN, of Linntown, and ROBERT LINN…
Title: History of Washington County, Pennsylvania: with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men
Authors: Crumrine, Boyd, 1838-1916, Ellis, Franklin, 1828-1885, Hungerford, Austin N.

Pg. 903
WILLIAM ATEN about 1800 purchased a farm of one hundred and twenty-six acres of James Bailey. It was part of a tract taken up by Seth Greer about 1785. WILLIAM ATEN lived here all his days, and reared a family of three sons: AARON, WILLIAM and HENRY, and four daughters. ARRON bought the property of the heirs and lived there till his death; the property is now owned by his children. WILLIAM settled in Smith Township, where John Stevenson now lives. HENRY is teaching school in Midway. Of the daughters, MARTHA became the wife of ROBERT STEVENSON, and lives in the township; JANE married EPHRAIM BOYLE; they reside in Mount Pleasant Township.

Title: A history of the Catholic church in the dioceses of Pittsburg and Allegheny from its establishment to the present time
Author: Lambing, Andrew Arnold, 1842-1918
Publication Info: New York: Benziger brothers, 1880

Pg. 343
CHURCH of the HOLY NAME of JESUS, Ebensburg, Cambria County…A part of the time FATHER MITCHELL resided at the Franciscan Monastery at Loretto but at length a house was purchased for him and he closed his pastorate, residing among the people. He was succeeded by REV. R. C. CHRISTY about the close of the year 1864.

(pg. 346)
Shortly before the completion of the church FATHER CHRISTY introduced a number of Sister of St. Joseph from New York, for whose reception a convent was built, and who, besides taking charge of the parish school now first called into existence, also opened Mount Gallitzin Seminary for very small boys. A little later the old pastoral residence was disposed of, and a new brick one erected at the rear of the church adjoining it. But FATHER CHRISTY’S heath, which had been seriously impaired by toil and exposure while he was chaplain of the Seventh-Eighth Regiment in the Army of the Cumberland during the Rebellion, was since gradually declining, and he was forced to seek an easier field of labor in the beginning of 1874. He was succeeded by REV. JOHN BOYLE, the present pastor.

St. Paul's Cathedral record an historical sketch of St. Paul's Cathedral from the beginning of the first parish in the city of Pittsburgh to May 10, Anno Domini : nineteen hundred and three
Pittsburgh: St. Pauls Cathedral, 1903.]

Pg. 20

Following is a list of the Priests who were at different times stationed at “Old St. Patrick’s” and St. Paul’s. Their names and the dates at which they came to the Cathedral appear below. (starts on pg. 20)

Pg. 21
REV. JOHN BOYLE, at present Vicar General of the Diocese of Altoona

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