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Samuel Pinkerton Bio
Posted by: Roni Fraysier (ID *****0182) Date: February 06, 2006 at 15:49:13
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Samuel Pinkerton, son of an Irish emigrant, was born in 1770, in this county, and married Sarah Chrisman, a descendant of Daniel Chrisman, who came from Germany in the ship "Alexander and Ann," Sept. 5, 1730. To them were born nine children, viz.: Robert; Elisha C.; David; John; Thomas; Mary, married to Robert Harris; Jane, to William Baker; Agnes, to Isaac Bice; and Elizabeth, to John Brown. Of these, Elisha Chrisman Pinkerton was born Aug. 4, 1803, in East Brandywine township. He early learned the trade of a weaver, and carried on that business until 1853 in Upper Uwchlan township. In 1840 he purchased a farm, and from that time united farming with weaving. He was married Dec. 4, 1834, to Rebecca, daughter of George and Anna (Ramstin) Stiteler, from which union were born the following children: George Stiteler Pinkerton; Elizabeth, married to Edwin M. Philips, now deceased; Morgan Hoffman Pinkerton, deceased; Anna Mary, married to George L. Maris; and Vernon Pinkerton, deceased. Elisha C. Pinkerton died April 3, 1877, and his widow resides with her son George S. He served frequently in his township as supervisor and inspector, and was a liberal contributor to the churches, especially the Baptist and Methodist. Was a Democrat in his politics, but never sought office. After 1853 he retired from weaving and attended to his farm, which at his decease consisted of one hundred and eleven acres, now owned by his son George S. His son Morgan H. was in the nine months’ Pennsylvania volunteers in the Rebellion, and died in the service of the United States. His son George S. was born Nov. 5, 1835, and attended the boarding-school of Jesse E. Philips, in East Nantmeal township. He married, March 8, 1865, Elt[ ]a McCachran, of Lancaster County, by whom he had two children, Eudora and Clara May. Feb. 26, 1877, his wife died, and March 6, 1879, he married Sally A. Dowlin, of East Brandywine township, the fruits of which union are one girl, Lizzie. He is a farmer and grazier, a Democrat in politics, and member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He belongs to Patrons of Husbandry, Grange Lodge, No. 58, and like his father, Elisha C., is a man universally respected in the community for his probity of character and habits of industry.

J. Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope. History of Chester County, Pennsylvania with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches.

Can anyone tell me more about this family? Am particularly interested in Sarah Chrisman's parents. Thanks!

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