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Re: Mordecai Pancoast/ Mary Mears PA/OH
Posted by: William Long (ID *****6142) Date: December 04, 2004 at 20:29:03
In Reply to: Mordecai Pancoast/ Mary Mears PA/OH by Sherry C. Young of 113

Sherry, can you tell me whether you have found any further confirmation on your branch of Pancoast? I'm meeting you on the way down the line. (I'm a descendant of George Boone and Deborah Howell.) Can anyone provide any further information or corrections to the following?

1. ADIN2 PANCOAST (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1748 in Mansfield, Burlington Co., New Jersey, and died December 12, 1822 in Wayne Co., Ohio. He married (1) DIADAMA CURTIS April 22, 1762 in Burlington Co., New Jersey, daughter of JOSEPH CURTIS and ANN WATSON. She was born Abt. 1742 in Mansfield, Burlington Co., New Jersey, and died April 06, 1767 in Chesterfield, Burlington Co., New Jersey. He married (2) ABIGAIL BOONE May 28, 1767 in Exeter MM, Berks Co., Pennsylvania1, daughter of WILLIAM BOONE and SARAH LINCOLN. She was born Abt. 1749, and died March 14, 1808.

Notes for ADIN PANCOAST:

From the Pancoast Rootsweb Message Board, posting by Norma Lehnert on August 19, 2001, claims to have a newspaper article too large for photocopying, stated as follows:

"I have found some information about Adin Pancoast. It is from a large newsprint type article named "Old Philadelphia Families by CL Pancoast" with another name Frank Willing Leach. It states "John Pancoast married June 7, 1738, Mary Crusher, daughter of John Crusher, of Springfield township, Burlington County, and died in October, 1749, his will being dated October 7, 1749, and proved, October 28, 1749. He mentions therin a daughter, Hester, four sons, Edin - usually called "Adin" - John, William and Asa, and a prospective child, which proved to be a daughter, Hanna. The eldest of the children was but ten years of age, when the father died, and in course of time, the family became widely scattered. All, or nearly all the sons went south, one or more immediately to Maryland, but eventually to Loudoun County, Virginia. Adin Pancoast, the eldest, married, first Diadema Curtis, and secondly, Abigail Boone, whose father, William Boone, was a first cousin of the celebrated hunter and explorer, Daniel Boone, and whose mother, Sarah Lincoln, was a sister of the ancestor of President Abraham Lincoln. John Pancoast, the next younger brother of Adin Pancoast, married Ruth Nichols. Still another brother, William Pancoast, married Sarah Gover. While all three of the above settled in Loudoun County, Virginia, the family of Adin Pancoast subsequently removed to Pennsylvania, locating, first, in Berks county, and, later, in Columbia County. There several of his sons were "disowned" by the Society of Friends for joining the militia. These several families became scattered to various parts of the world. One of the best-known representatives of this branch of the Pancoasts is William T. Lindsey, of Pittsburgh, Clerk of the District Court of the United States for the Western District of Pennsylvania, whose mother was a granddaughter of Adin Pancoast. On the territorial Supreme Court Bench of Oklahoma there recently sat, as one of the Justices, John L. Pancoast (My GreatGrandfather), who is believed to be a descendant of Adin Pancoast or one of his brothers as ancestors are traceable to Loudoun County, Virginia."

From the Fairfax Monthly Meeting Records:

"Adin & wife Abigail (BOONE) Pancoast & child, Diadamy, received on certificate from 26-10-1769 Burlington monthly meeting, N. Y. dated 3-4-1769, and was endorsed to West River monthly meeting Md., ?they have settled near Indian Spring Md., & West River monthly meeting being more convenient to them.?

. . .

HISTORICAL: On 26-7-1794 Fairfax monthly meeting appointed a committee to examine into the status of Adin Pancoast & family, in connection with Burlington monthly meeting, N. J., West River monthly meeting, Md. & Exeter monthly meeting, Pa.; the following facts appear; BURLINGTON monthly meeting, N. J.; 1767-4mo-6 PANCOAST, Adin, son John deceased & wife Mary (CRUSHER) Pancoast, granted certificate to Exeter monthly meeting, Pa. to marry Abigail BOONE, daughter Wm. & Sarah Boone of Berks Co. Pa. Adin & Abigail were reported marry 28-5-1767 at Exeter Mtg (See Exeter Minutes, vl, p 36); Abigail (BOONE) Pancoast, wife of Adin was received on certificate from Exeter monthly meeting, Pa. by Burlington monthly meeting, N. J., 2-11-1767 dated 26-8-1767. In his report dated 25-4-1795, Asa Moore, Clerk of Fairfax monthly meeting, listed also the following: {[1]no. inserted} Diadamy now lives within the verge of Fairfax monthly meeting & has married out of unity; {[2]no. inserted: note semicolon} their daughter Sarah, resides within the verge of Fairfax monthly meeting and some time ago applied to Goose Creek monthly meeting for membership & was accept. Abigail Pancoast reported to this Mtg that her certificate of 1769 from Burlington monthly meeting, N. J. to Fairfax and endorsed to Indian Spring monthly meeting Md had never been delivered to that Mtg; investigation shows that the said certificate was lost or mislaid and not delivered. Abigail therefore applied to Burlington monthly meeting (1795) for a certificate Exeter monthly meeting, Pa.; she was received at that Mtg by request requests requested of Burlington Mtg.

. . .

Diedamia, daughter Aden & Abigail (BOONE) Pancoast of Exeter monthly meeting, Pa; complained married out of unity 25-4-1795 ?some time past to a man named Elgin?, now disowned same. (See ELGIN)

Source: Ancestry.com. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 6 [database online]. Orem, UT: Ancestry.com, 1998. Original data: Hinshaw, William Wade. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume 6. Ann Arbor, MI: Edwards Bros., 1938-.

More About ADIN PANCOAST:

Meeting Notes: April 06, 1767, 1767, 4, 6. Adin gct Exeter MM to m.2

Meeting Notes2: April 03, 1769, 1769, 4, 3. Adin & w, Abigail, & ch, Diadamy, gct Fairfax MM, Va.

More About ADIN PANCOAST and DIADAMA CURTIS:

Marriage: April 22, 1762, Burlington Co., New Jersey

Notes for ABIGAIL BOONE:

Exeter MM, Selected items from the Men's Minutes: "29/7/1767 - Certificate for Abigail Pancoast to Burlington Monthly Meeting."

F. Edward Wright, Berks County Church Records of the 18th Century, p. 145

More About ABIGAIL BOONE:

Meeting Notes: November 02, 1767, 1767, 11, 2. Abigail, w Adin, rocf Exeter MM, Pa.2

More About ADIN PANCOAST and ABIGAIL BOONE:

Marriage: May 28, 1767, Exeter MM, Berks Co., Pennsylvania3


Children of ADIN PANCOAST and DIADAMA CURTIS are:

i. UNKNOWN MALE3 PANCOAST, b. December 18, 1764.

2. ii. DIADAMY PANCOAST, b. Bef. April 06, 1767.


Children of ADIN PANCOAST and ABIGAIL BOONE are:

iii. SARAH3 PANCOAST, m. JACOB MYERS.

iv. WILLIAM PANCOAST, b. April 16, 1781, Georgetown, Kent Co., Maryland4; m. VASHTI COOPER.

v. MARY PANCOAST, m. (1) UNKNOWN HUGHES; m. (2) JAMES EVANS LINDSEY.

vi. THOMAS PANCOAST, m. MARY FIELD.

vii. HEZEKIAH PANCOAST, b. June 08, 1789; m. RACHEL BOONE; b. May 03, 1789.

viii. MORDECAI PANCOAST.

ix. PEMBERTON PANCOAST.

x. ASA PANCOAST.



Generation No. 2


2. DIADAMY3 PANCOAST (ADIN2, JOHN1) was born Bef. April 06, 1767. She married WALTER ELGIN Bef. April 25, 1795.

Notes for DIADAMY PANCOAST:

April 3, 1769 is the earliest reference I have found to date for Diadama Pancoast in the Fairfax MM records. Some people list her as born on April 3, 1768, but I think this is in error/typo and was probably confused with the date listed in the Fairfax meeting records, April 3, 1769, when Adin and his second wife Abigail Boone, and Abigail's stepdaughter Diadama removed to Fairfax Monthly Meeting. I think the most logical scenario is that she was a daughter of Adin's first wife, Diadama Curtis. Also note, Adin married his second wife, Abigail Boone, in a big hurry. Diadama Curtis died on April 6, 1767 at Burlington Co., N.J., and then Adin hurries up and married Abigail Boone on May 28, 1767, barely a month after Diadama dies. On April 6, 1767, supposedly the same date his wife Diadama dies, Adin Pancoast gets a certificate of removal from Burlington MM to go to Exeter MM for the purpose of marrying. After Adin had married Diadama Curtis, his marriage was condemned by the Burlington MM since he had married out of unity.

More About DIADAMY PANCOAST:

Name 2: Diedamia Pancoast

More About WALTER ELGIN and DIADAMY PANCOAST:

Marriage: Bef. April 25, 1795


Child of DIADAMY PANCOAST and WALTER ELGIN is:

i. MORDECAI4 ELGIN.

Endnotes
1. F. Edward Wright, Berks County Church Records of the 18th Century, Vol. II (1993), Willow Bend Books (2002, 3d ed.).
2. Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy, Vol II, Burlington Monthly Meeting, Page 247.
3. F. Edward Wright, Berks County Church Records of the 18th Century, Vol. II (1993), Willow Bend Books (2002, 3d ed.).
4. Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Births[database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001.



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