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Samuel Barclay, Scotsman – Patriot – Colonial Philadelphian   Leave a comment

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Samuel Barclay was born in Scotland, most likely on November 5, 1758.  It is reported that he was born in a town called Naillien, Scotland, as stated on a DAR paper. It is uncertain where this town might be.  It is uncertain when Samuel came to the colonies or to which port, though it is likely he came directly to Phildaelphia.  He clearly arrives prior to January 1776.  It is not likely that he came alone to the Pennsylvania, in that he would be younger than 18.

Samuel Barclay enlisted as an infantry man on January 30, 1776 at the age of 17.  I am thinking that he might be the son of George Barclay, a grocer who lives nearby him in Philadelphia.  He doesn’t name any children after George, though.   He was a private in the City Militia, Battalion B.  at Mt. Independence on November 26, 1776, in Company No. I  (Samuel Hay, Captain) of Col. William Irwin’s Pennsylvania Regiment. Mt. Independence was a battlefield in the Battle at Fort Ticonderoga.  He is excused on appeal from service after this, likely to get married.

At the age of 18, he marries Grace Knowles at the Old Swedes Church.  The marriage is recorded to have taken place on February 27, 1777.  He is a resident of the South Ward of Philadelphia in 1779.  Samuel does not appear on the 1790 Census.  He does appear on 1791 Directory. After 1798, Samuel lives at 323 South Second Street until he dies in 1823.  This house, like many other in the area, is gone.  This house and some buildings on Cox’s Alley are all gone.

Samuel and Grace have nine children.  Four of them die young.

Samuel Barclay, Jr., also known as Captain Samuel Barclay was a sea captain, busily sailing from Philadelphia to the Caribbean, Nova Scotia and to India.  Samuel was born in 1781 in Philadelphia.  This Samuel marries on May 16, 1801, Elizabeth Dyer in Boston, Massachusetts.  John Snelling Popkin, minister of the Long Lane Presbyterian Church, later Federal Street Church, and by then, a Congregationalist church.  Elizabeth is the daughter of John and Elizabeth Dyer of Boston.  Not certain how Samuel met Elizabeth, other than that he stayed there during one of his voyages.

John Barclay, second child of Samuel and Grace, was born in 1782 in Philadelphia.  Little is known about him other than that he was one of the victims of the recurrent Yellow Fever epidemics that befell the residents of Philadelphia in the 1790s.  He died in 1798.

Nancy (Ann) Barclay was born in Philadelphia in 1784.  She was baptized by the famous minister of the 3rd Presbyterian Church, George Duffield.  Duffield was the fiery and eloquent minister of this church from 1772 until his death in 1790.  He served as the third chaplain of the Continental Congress.  John Admas attended this church while in Philadelphia.  Duffield was a patriot and an “New Light” Presbyterian.  Ann was married at the Pine Street Presbyterian Church to Joseph Barker on May 29, 1802 by the famous New Light Presbyterian minister, Philip Milledoler.  She dies in Philadelphia in 1822.  It appears that Joseph pre-deceases her.

Rebecca Barclay was born February 23, 1787 in Philadelphia, also baptized at the 3rd Presbyterian Church by George Duffield.  She marries Robert Morris on December 15, 1803.  She is also married by Philip Milledoler.

Mary Barclay was born on February 3, 1789 in Philadelphia, also baptized at 3rd Presbyterian by George Duffield.  Mary married a man with the surname of Rolph.  Little is known about her.

Joseph Barclay was born in 1792 in Philadelphia.  He is a seaman.

Sarah Barclay is born in Philadelphia on July 7, 1796 in Philadelphia.  She married Gara J. Bishop, the famous minister and physician who moved from Philadelphia out west to Brookville, Pennsylvania where the couple lived and ministered to the citizens of Brookville until they both died, Sarah in 1852 and Gara in 1856.

Two of Samuel’s daughters were married at Old Pine Street Church by the famous minister, Phillip Milledoler.  During the time that Milledoler was the minister at the church, there was a continual state of revival.  Seems like Samuel and family were active in this church.  Need records of this church.

The last of Samuel and Grace’s children, John Ross Barclay was born in Philadelphia on October 18, 1798.  John lived in Philadelphia until moving to Trenton around the year 1841.  He lives in Trenton until he returns to Philadelphia in the 1870s, after several personal losses.  John married Jane Miles sometime before 1820.

Samuel is a Master Hatter, living in a fairly upscale business area of Philadelphia.  Southwark was an unincorporated part of Philadelphia and an area directly tied to light manufacturing, trades and business.  His sons, Samuel and Joseph are busy seafaring people reaching out to the world and bringing it to the citizens of Philadelphia.  It is likely that Samuel’s success might be tied to the travels of his sons.  It is important to remember that during the early 1800s, the fledgling United States of America was once again fighting to maintain its independence from Great Britain.  Ships leaving the USA were under constant attack from England.  Samuel and his sons are mentioned on Seaman’s Certificates, a way to protect the seamen from attacks by the British and Barbary pirates.

Samuel is well known and trusted in the community.  The are no fewer than 10 wills written in Philadelphia (Southwark) on which Samuel is the witness of the will.

Samuel’s wife, Grace, dies in Philadelphia on May 30, 1816, at the age of 58.  Her gravestone, located in the 3rd (Pine Street) Presbyterian churchyard, close to the church describes the love Samuel and his children had for Grace.  The inscription reads,

“A tender mother and a friend,

She did remain until her end.

She died and left the world in pain

And only died to live again.

My flesh shall slumber in the ground,

Till the trumpet’s joyfull sound

Then burst the chains with sweet surprise

And in my Savior’s image rise.”

As I have seen so many times in my walks through graveyards, inscriptions are more about the beliefs and feeling of the remaining than they are of the departed.  This inscription says that Samuel and Grace were close.  It says that the family was tightly connected.  It tells about the faith that the family had in the power of God in this life and in the next.

Also buried in this plot is the 17 year old son, John, who died of Yellow Fever in 1798.  So taken by the death of this dear child, Samuel and Grace named their next son, born in this same year, after him.  The little child, Grace, daughter of Samuel Jr. and his wife Elizabeth, and named after her grandmother, is also buried here.  She died at the age of 1 in 1807.  Samuel and Elizabeth’s son Daniel, aged 10, who died in 1802.

So then Samuel remains to take care of the family, likely assisted by his daughters.  He remains active in the community of Southwark, just north of Headhouse Square.  He is witness, as I mentioned earlier, to many wills written at this time.  His son, John Ross Barclay lives in several houses around him after marrying sometime before 1820.  Notably, he lived in the out buildings located behind his dwellings at 323 South Second Street, known then as Cox’s Alley, which ran from Second Street to Front, to the river.  His son was a shoemaker, a job he held all of his life, and from which he gave life and promise to my family there in Philadelphia and in Trenton.

His son and namesake, Samuel, known as Captain Samuel Barclay died of pneumonia in Philadelphia in 1821.  This must have been very difficult for this aging and sick man.  Seems like the once vibrant and busy household is slowing down.  Samuel is, at this time, sick himself.  He had written and rewritten his will a few times.  Oddly, in his will, he mentions that his wife is alive and is called Elizabeth.  I can only assume that he remarries after Grace dies in 1816.

An abstract of his will reads as follows:

“Samuel Barclay of Southwark, Co. of Philadelphia, Hatter –

To my wife, Elizabeth Barclay, my children Joseph Barclay, Sarah Bishop, Grace Jordan, and John Barclay, and to the children of my son Samuel, my deceased daughter, Nancy, and my daughter, Rebecca, to executors, in trust for daughter, Mary Rolph and her children.  Executors, son-in-law Garry Bishop and John Jordan, signed November 9, 1821 and proved September 21, 1823.  This is witnessed by Joseph Klapp, who is the doctor confirming the death of Samuel’s son in the same year.  It is also witnessed by Peter Williamson and James Thompson.  There is a codicil to this will, written on April 9, 1823 makes the changes: Appoints friend, Jesse Williamson, District of Southwark, as executor, in place of Garry Bishop.  Codicil witnessed by Richard Renshaw, Peter Williamson, and John Oakford.”

Samuel’s obituary, written in Poulson’s Advertiser, offers a glimpse into the type of man and the reputation he enjoyed.  Here is the text of the obituary, appearing in the newspaper on August 29, 1823:

“ DIED, on Wednesday evening, the 27th instant, of a long illness, SAMUEL BARCLAY, aged 64 years, 9 months, and 22 days.

His friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral from his late dwelling, in Cox’s Alley, adjoining No. 323 South Second Street, this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Master Hatters in general are invited.

“Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord”

Mr. Barclay’s long residence in the neighborhood where he terminated his mortality, gives full demonstration of an untarnished life, heightened with all the honours due to his years.  During his illness, which has been long and severe, his uniform submission and patience do credit to his Christian and manly fortitude, but his death adds lustre to the whole, leaving a manifest evidence of his perfect resignation to the will of his Father in Heaven.  Without a struggle or a groan, he has fallen asleep in Jesus, and we rejoice to believe that he is one of those blessed dead who die in the Lord.”

This obituary was written by the family who surrounded Samuel at his time of death. It says to me that there was a group of people in his home and that the people there witnessed the peaceful passing of their father, grandfather, father law and friend.  I would imagine that this obituary, written in such high style, was likely written by his son-in-law, likely Gara Bishop.

I would imagine many people showing up to his house off the square at Second Street.  I would imagine in excess of 25 Master Hatters, meeting at the house and standing outside talking about Samuel, remembering good and bad times.  I would imagine the friends coming and going, the children playing outside, still dressed in their funeral clothes.  After a quiet evening, following the funeral, Samuel’s body is taken from his long-time dwelling and carried down to Pine Street and over two blocks to Fourth Street.  He is laid to rest next to his wife, Grace, without remarks on the already full tombstone.  He is in plot 12-71.

Remaining behind are five of his children, Rebecca, Mary, Joseph, Sara, and John.

As to the parentage of Samuel Sr., I am proposing that George Barclay, listed as a grocer on the Philadelphia Directories.  George lived at 168 South Second Street from 1798 through to his death in 1819.  This address is adjacent to the City Tavern, the hub of colonial history at the time.  I do not believe that Samuel Sr. would have come from Scotland to Philadelphia at the age of 16, though it is a possibility.  Even if George is not his father, I would suppose that he could be his uncle.  There are other, few other, Barclays in Philadelphia at this time.  The businessman and banker, John Barclay lives just north of where Samuel lives.  He and his family are mentioned frequently in the newspapers.  Another Barclay living in the area of Southwark is Thomas Barclay.  This Thomas Barclay built and operated a brewery in this area.  He later became a Consul to the Barbaries, and, together with Robert Morris, became a part of the financial backing of the revolutionary movement.  This Thomas later buys Summerseat, located in Morrisville.  While a resident there, in 1776, Thomas hosted George Washington, who used the position on a high hill in Morrisville, across from Trenton, to make final plans for his invasion of Trenton not long after.  I have not been able to make specific connections to these Barclays, but image some interconnections.

I continue this story with my gg grandfather, John Ross Barclay, Samuel’s youngest son and child, born the very year their other son John died as a result of yellow fever.  By the time that John is born, Samuel is well-established in the community.  Life was likely busy and full in that area of Philadelphia.  John would have seen sailing ships coming and going from his house that had direct access to the Delaware River.  I imagine he was in and around the ships, going with his brother Samuel, 17 years older than him.  He would have attended school, but likely very early became an Apprentice Shoemaker.  By the time he is married, sometime before 1820, he was a practicing shoemaker.

John and his wife Jane move quite a bit during time that they are establishing a family.  This is a reflection of the likelihood that John had not established himself in his business.  He lives on such streets as Cox’ Alley, Little Water, Beck Court, Sutherland, and Federal.  He never leaves the area, but his movement to me indicates a struggling family who is renting houses and who is struggling financially.

The Henry Beck Family of Chesterfield NJ   Leave a comment

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Henry Beck Family of Chesterfield, NJ 1680   Leave a comment

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Carl Freeman Barclay and Virginia Marie Crawford   Leave a comment

Carl Freeman Barclay and Virginia Marie Crawford married on June 21, 1947 in Trenton. She was just shy of her 19th birthday, having been born on August 1, 1928 in Trenton. Carl was 23 years old. He was born on February 4, 1924, also in Trenton. These two were married in the Rectory of St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Virginia was the eldest of three daughters. Her sisters, Joan Dolores Crawford and Dorothy Shirley Crawford were the other two children of James Walton Crawford and Alice Beck. James was born to James Gilbert Crawford and Lela Leona Cole in Bradley Beach, NJ on November 26, 1905. Lela was the daughter of Willard L. Cole and Mary Evona Walton and born on July 24, 1881. James Gilbert Crawford was the son of George Haggerty Crawford and Sarah Jane Brower.
Alice Beck was the daughter of Clarence Ford Beck of Yardville and Barbara Louise Weismiller, born in Allentown, PA, but likely living with her father, George at the farm on Kuser and White Horse Road in Hamilton. Clarence was the son of William Franklin Beck and Maria Chandler Ellis. Maria is from Plympton, MA, and is descendent from 5 Mayflower passengers. The house where Clarence was born still stands on Yardville-Allentown Road, just east of Route 130 in Yardville.

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MATLACKs of West New Jersey, Burlington and Mercer Counties, 1600′s to present   Leave a comment

Kathy Matlack and Thomas Barclay at Faith Baptist Church April 11, 1981

Kathy Joan MATLACK is the daughter of Philip Randolph MATLACK and Joan Martig ALLCROFT. She was born on 30 Sep 19xx in Rahway, Union, New Jersey, USA.

Thomas Elliott Crawford BARCLAY and Kathy Joan MATLACK were married on 11 Apr 1981 in Ewing, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. They had 3 children.

Dan, Laura, Rachael, Kathy, and Tom Barclay at Christmas 2010

1. Rachael Leah Johanna BARCLAY. She was born on 10 Jul 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.

2. Laura Virginia Rebecca BARCLAY. She was born on 03 Apr 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.

3. Daniel Thomas Aaron BARCLAY. He was born on 23 Mar 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.

Joan and Phil at Wedding in Kenilworth 1950

Philip Randolph MATLACK is the son of James Burrough MATLACK and Ethel Victoria HYDE. He was born on 29 Jun 1926 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He died on 11 May 2005 in Bensalem, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA. Cause Of Death was Advanced Alzheimer’s Disease. Medical Condition was Unable to function.
Joan Martig ALLCROFT is the daughter of James William ALLCROFT and Cecile Lillian BEARINGER. She was born on 09 Feb 1929 in Ada, Hardin, Ohio, USA.
1. Philip Randolph MATLACK. He was born on 07 Jul 1951 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He married Rebecca LUZETTI. They were married on 01 Aug 1985.
2. Kathy Joan MATLACK. She was born on 30 Sep 1954 in Rahway, Union, New Jersey, USA. She married Thomas Elliott Crawford BARCLAY. They were married on 11 Apr 1981 in Ewing, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.
Philip Randolph MATLACK and Gloria. They were married 1982. They had no children.

James Matlack and Ethel Hyde at Seaside, NJ

James Burrough MATLACK is the son of Harry Ardean MATLACK and Rebecca D. MORTLAND. He was born on 08 Jul 1896 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He died on 25 May 1961 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Cause Of Death was Coronary thrombosis. Residence in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Other in Trenton City. Burial in Riverview Cemetery.
On 1920 Census, James is living with Ethel on N. Willow Street, Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey. He is a chauffeur for a produce store.

Ethel Victoria HYDE is the daughter of Adam W. HYDE and Esther W. SNYDER. She was born Abt. 1896 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Residence 1900 in Trenton Ward 6, Mercer, New Jersey. She died on 03 Dec 1959 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Cause Of Death was Diabetic Miletus. Burial in Riverview Cemetery.

James Burrough MATLACK and Ethel Victoria HYDE. They were married on 01 Aug 1919 in Trenton. They had 6 children.

Phil, Betty, Elwood, Ruth, and James Matlack at Elwood’s retirement party held at Carter Road Chapel

1. Ruth MATLACK

2. Elwood MATLACK. He was born 1922. He married Ruth BANHAM. They were married 1946.

3. James Carlton MATLACK. He was born on 12 May 1924 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He died on 26 Dec 2003 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

4. Philip Randolph MATLACK. He was born on 29 Jun 1926 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He married Joan Martig ALLCROFT. They were married on 22 Apr 1950 in Kenilworth, Union, New Jersey, USA. He died on 11 May 2005 in Bensalem, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA. Cause Of Death was Advanced Alzheimer’s Disease. Medical Condition was Unable to function.

5. Esther MATLACK. She was born 1928.

6. Betty MATLACK. She was born 1931.

Harry Ardean MATLACK is the son of James Burrough MATLACK and Charlotte HUSTON. He was born on 02 Feb 1864. Residence 1920 in Trenton Ward 9, Mercer, New Jersey. He died on 30 Oct 1922 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Cause Of Death was Hemorrhage. Burial in Riverview Cemetery T 584. Harry and Della had their house sold at auction. Brunswick and Rose Street. Bought it in 1903. this is in 1905

Rebecca D. MORTLAND is the daughter of James MORTLAND and Mary Ann DEACON. She was born Aug 1868 in Moorestown, Burlington, New Jersey. Residence 1900 in Trenton Ward 9, Mercer, New Jersey. She died on 17 Oct 1933 in Hamilton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. In 1930, Rebecca is living at 648 Olden Avenue, near to the convent for St. Anthony’s Church. She is living with sons Edwin and Abner and daughters Ruth and grace. She is a widow. She owns the house, valued at 5,500

Harry Ardean MATLACK and Rebecca D. MORTLAND. They were married on 15 Apr 1888 in Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey, USA. Reference ID was 3421. They had 7 children.

1. Roland MATLACK. He was born on 02 Dec 1889 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He died on 17 Jan 1946. Reference ID was 158. On 1930 Census, Roland is living on South Main Street in Hopewell with his wife, 2 daughters and a son, Harry A. He is a salesman at a grocery store and owns a home worth 5,500. 208 S. Main Street, Pennington, New Jersey was a manger of the “American Store” on Main Street. Roland was sentenced to jail 1909 for attempted murder. Spent time in Rahway Prison.

2. Horace A. MATLACK. He was born Aug 1892 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He died on 19 Jul 1897 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Cause Of Death was Diptheria. Burial in Riverview Cemetery.

3. Edwin MATLACK. He was born on 24 Nov 1894 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He died on 31 Jul 1964. Burial in Beverly National Cemetery.

4. James Burrough MATLACK. He was born on 08 Jul 1896 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He married Ethel Victoria HYDE. They were married on 01 Aug 1919 in Trenton. He died on 25 May 1961 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Cause Of Death was Coronary thrombosis.

5. Abner Huston MATLACK. He was born on 22 Oct 1900 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He married Violet Miriam MARION. They were married on 09 Dec 1934. He died on 19 Jul 1996 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Abner is living with Harry A. and Edwin A Matlack at 20 Tyler Street, Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey. Abner is a salesman Harry is a baker Edwin is a chauffer

6. Grace MATLACK. She was born 1903 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.

7. Ruth MATLACK. She was born on 14 Jan 1904 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She died on 21 Jan 1988 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.

James Burrough MATLACK is the son of Joshua MATLACK and Ann BURROUGH. He was born on 14 Aug 1841 in Westfield, New Jersey. He died on 17 Jul 1899 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Cause Of Death was Acute Nephritis. Burial in Riverview Cemetery.

1882 Trenton Directory

· Matlack Harry, baker, bds 258 Mercer

· Matlack James B., baker, 246 Mercer, h 258 do

· Matlack John, decorator, h 116 Kossuth

· Matlack Joshua retired, bds 208 Hamilton av, Chamb—g

· Matlack Reuben V., baker 208 Hamilton av, Chamb’g, h do

· Matlack Samuel, baker, 210 Hamilton av, Chamb’g, h do

· Matlack William, laborer, h 118 Pennington av

· Matlack William F., baker, bds 303 Hudson, Chamb’g Democratic Election Official 1895

Charlotte HUSTON is the daughter of Abner HUSTON and MAGARET. She was born 1842 in

Pottsville, Schuykill, Pennsylvania. She died on 30 Nov 1883 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey,

USA.
James Burrough. MATLACK and Charlotte HUSTON. They were married on 13 Aug 1863 in Camden, Camden, New Jersey. They had 6 children.

1. Harry Ardean MATLACK. He was born on 02 Feb 1864. He married Rebecca D. MORTLAND. They were married on 15 Apr 1888 in Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey, USA. Residence 1920 in Trenton Ward 9, Mercer, New Jersey. He died on 30 Oct 1922 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Cause of Death was Hemorrhage. Burial in Riverview Cemetery T 584.

2. Charlotte MATLACK. She was born 1868.

3. James Franklin MATLACK. He was born 1870. He died 1870 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.

4. William E. MATLACK. He was born 1872.

5. Ruth Ella MATLACK. She was born 1880.

6. Unknown MATLACK. His death Nov 1883 (Stillbirth).

Joshua MATLACK is the son of William MATLACK and Letitia HARRIS. He was born on 08 Jul 1802 in New Jersey, USA. Residence 1870 in Camden Middle Ward, Camden, New Jersey. He died on 21 Sep 1885 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Living in Camden in 1870 with wife, Ann. He is a butcher. He lives with his daughters Mary B. and Ruth A.

Ann BURROUGH is the daughter of Reuben BURROUGH and MARY. She was born on 29 Nov 1806 in New Jersey, USA. Residence 1860 in Trenton Ward 1, Mercer, New Jersey. She died on 15 Oct 1870 in Camden, Camden, New Jersey.

Joshua MATLACK and Ann BURROUGH. They were married on 12 Jan 1826 in Chester, Burlington County, New Jersey. They had 10 children.
1. William B. MATLACK. He was born on 01 Nov 1826. He married Pamela Buckman DYER. They were married on 01 Nov 1853. He died on 01 Nov 1859 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Reference ID was 874. Burial in Riverview Cemetery.

2. Mary B. MATLACK. She was born on 12 Mar 1829. She died on 02 May 1897. Reference ID was 878. Cause Of Death was valvular Disease of the heart. Burial in Riverview Cemetery.

3. Reuben B. MATLACK. He was born on 08 Feb 1831 in New Jersey, USA. He married Anna FOX. They were married on 27 Sep 1852 in Camden, Camden, New Jersey. He died on 23 May 1897 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He was also known as Liver Failure. Burial in Riverview Cemetery. Baker Lived at 214 Hamilton Avenue

4. Samuel MATLACK. He was born on 27 May 1833. He married Theodosia A. VERNON. They were married on 25 May 1859. He died on 12 Jun 1899 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Cause Of Death was Paralysis (Stroke). Burial in Riverview Cemetery. 210 Hamilton Avenue Was a practicing Quaker Funeral from home Matlack & Brothers Bakery 134 Pearl Street

5. Joshua MATLACK. He was born Oct 1837 in New Jersey, USA. He married Martha G. ELLIS. They were married on 18 May 1857. He died 1903. In 1880, he was a conductor on the Pennsylvania RR. Faught in Civil War, NJ Infantry 23 Filed for Pension in Ohio 1884

6. Albert MATLACK. He was born on 23 Nov 1837. He died on 18 Oct 1900.

7. James Burrough MATLACK. He was born on 14 Aug 1841 in Westfield, New Jersey. He married Charlotte HUSTON. They were married on 13 Aug 1863 in Camden, Camden, New Jersey. He died on 17 Jul 1899 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Cause of Death was Acute Nephritis. Burial in Riverview Cemetery.

8. Anna Letitia MATLACK. She was born on 15 Sep 1843.

9. Ruth Anna MATLACK. She was born on 07 Jun 1846. She married Elmer ROGERS. They were married on 25 May 1871.

10. Luthoram MATLACK. He was born 184

William MATLACK is the son of William MATLACK and Mary TURNER. He was born on 15 May 1752 in New Jersey, USA. He died on 12 Oct 1805 in Upper Greenwich, Gloucester, New Jersey.

Letitia HARRIS is the daughter of John HARRIS and Ruth TEST. She was born on 22 Jun 1767 in Upper Alloways Creek, Salem, New Jersey. She died on 22 Nov 1811.
William MATLACK and Letitia HARRIS. They were married on 01 May 1788 in Pilesgrove, Salem, New Jersey, USA. They had 4 children:

1. Ruth MATLACK

2. William MATLACK He was born on 22 Jan 1795. He died on 02 Jan 1801.

3. Joshua MATLACK He was born on 08 Jul 1802 in New Jersey, USA. He married Ann BURROUGH. They were married on 12 Jan 1826 in Chester, Burlington County, New Jersey. Residence 1870 in Camden Middle Ward, Camden, New Jersey. He died on 21 Sep 1885 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.

4. Rachel MATLACK was born 1805

William MATLACK is the son of William MATLACK and Ann ANTRIM. He was born on 31 Aug 1725 in Pennsauken Creek, Chester Township, New Jersey. He died on 15 May 1795 in Pennsauken Creek, Chester Township, New Jersey.

Mary TURNER is the daughter of John TURNER and Jane ENGLE. She was born on 13 Jun 1731 in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She died on 28 Nov 1794.

William MATLACK and Mary TURNER. They were married on 01 Oct 1748 in Haddonfield, New Jersey. They had 10 children.

1. Atlantic MATLACK. She was born on 15 May 1750. She died on 21 Feb 1775. 23 Feb 1775 in Haddonfield Friend’s MM.

2. William MATLACK. He was born on 15 May 1752 in New Jersey, USA. He married Letitia HARRIS. They were married on 01 May 1788 in Pilesgrove, Salem, New Jersey, USA. He died on 12 Oct 1805 in Upper Greenwich, Gloucester, New Jersey.

3. John MATLACK. He was born on 26 Mar 1755. He died on 08 Feb 1832.

4. Reuben MATLACK. He was born on 17 Nov 1757. He married Elizabeth COLE. They were married on 23 Jan 1783. He died on 01 Aug 1808.

5. Jane MATLACK. She was born on 11 Feb 1760. She died on 03 May 1760.

6. Samuel MATLACK. He was born on 07 Jun 1761. He died on 26 Nov 1832.

7. Rebeckah MATLACK. She was born on 13 Jul 1765. She died on 19 May 1842.

8. Joseph MATLACK. He was born on 21 Aug 1767. Cause Of Death was Suicide?.

9. George MATLACK. He was born on 06 Mar 1770. He died on 18 Dec 1841

10. Mary MATLACK. She was born on 04 Aug 1772. She died on 09 Feb 1790.

William MATLACK is the son of William MATLACK and Mary HANCOCK. He was born on 12 Feb 1690 in Burlington County, New Jersey. He died on 25 Jul 1730 in Chester, Burlington, New Jersey.

Ann ANTRIM is the daughter of John ANTRIM and Frances BUTCHER. She was born on 14 Sep 1691 in Springfield, Burlington, New Jersey. She died on 14 Dec 1737 in Chester, Burlington, New Jersey. Inherits a negro slave from her father, John

William MATLACK and Ann ANTRIM. They were married on 17 Sep 1713 in Burlington MM. They had 8 children.

1. Rebecca MATLACK. She was born on 16 Aug 1714. She died on 30 Jul 1798.

2. Jeremiah MATLACK. He was born on 04 Mar 1715. He married Elizabeth MARCH. They were married 1740. He died on 18 Jan 1767.

3. Rachel MATLACK. She was born on 11 Jun 1718. She died on 05 Feb 1762.

4. Leah MATLACK. She was born on 29 Aug 1720.

5. Ann MATLACK. She was born on 11 Dec 1722.

6. William MATLACK. He was born on 31 Aug 1725 in Pennsauken Creek, Chester Township, New Jersey. He married Mary TURNER. They were married on 01 Oct 1748 in Haddonfield, New Jersey. He died on 15 May 1795 in Pennsauken Creek, Chester Township, New Jersey.

7. James MATLACK. He was born on 13 Jun 1728.

8. Mary MATLACK. She was born on 06 Jan 1729.

William MATLACK is the son of George MATLACK and Jane HALL. He was born on 02 Jun 1645 in Cropwell Bishop, Nottingham, England. He died on 20 Dec 1720 in Chester, Burlington, New Jersey.

Matlack Cemetery in Cherry Hill, NJ

William came to West New Jersey aboard the Ship “Kent”, Captain Gregory Marlo. William Matlack was the first white man to set foot on what is now Burlington. He built the first two houses in Burlington, and the first corn mill. He lived to be 81. He had six sons and three daughters. William Matlack/Matlock was born in Cropwell Bishop, Nottinghamshire, England. In England the family spelled the name Matlock. After setting in Cherry Hill, William spelled the name Matlack. William was of the Quaker faith.
“Within this inclosure lie the remains of William and Mary Matlack who came to West New Jersey from England, William in 1677 and Mary Hancock in 1681, the first of the name and the ancestors of the family in America. Here also lies the remains of Richard Matlack, a son of William and Mary and part of his children. Also a number of the servants and slaves of the family.”

Mary HANCOCK is the daughter of William HANCOCK and Margaretta SAUL. She was born on 29 Mar 1668 in Brayles, Warwickshire, England. She died on 20 Nov 1728 in Cherry Hill, Camden, New Jersey
William MATLACK and Mary HANCOCK. They were married on 06 Feb 1682 in Chester, Burlington, New Jersey. They had 9 children.
1. John MATLACK. He was born 1683 in Burlington County, New Jersey. He married Hannah HORNER. They were married on 20 Mar 1708 in Burlington MM. He died 1765.

Abstract of John Matlack’s will: 1765, Feb 26. MATLACK, John, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeoman;
o To son Isaac; son, John; daughter Hannah Maxel, wife of John Maxel; Keziah Heritage, widow of Benjamin Heritage; Esther French, wife of Jonathan French; and daughter, Sarah Browning, wife of Joseph Browning, 5 shillings each.

o To the Hiers of my son Jacob Matlack, deceased, 5 shillings. To Samuel Lippincott, son of my daughter, Bathsheba, late wife of Ezekial Lippincott, 5 shillings.

o My son Benjamin, the plantation where he lives, which was divided from the place where I now live some years ago.

o Son, Ephraim, plantation where I live

o Daughter Lydia Matlack, 7 pounds and things she calls hers.

o Daughters, Lydia Matlack and Mary Hillman, wife of Joab Hillman, the residue.

o Executors – friends Nathaniel Lippincott and his son, Caleb Lippincott. Witnesses Joshua Stokes, William Bates, Abraham Allen. Proved March 14 1765. 1765 March 9. Inventory, 125.9.1 pounds made by Joshua Stokes and William Bates. Lib. 12 P. 46

2. George MATLACK. He was born Abt. 1684 in Burlington New Jersey. He married Mary FOSTER. They were married on 16 Sep 1709 in Burlington MM. He died on 26 Nov 1728 in Burlington, New Jersey.

3. Mary MATLACK. She was born on 02 May 1688 in Evesham, New Jersey. She married Jonathan HAINES. They were married 1711 in Newtown Meeting.

4. William MATLACK. He was born on 12 Feb 1690 in Burlington County, New Jersey. He married Ann ANTRIM. They were married on 17 Sep 1713 in Burlington MM. He died on 25 Jul 1730 in Chester, Burlington, New Jersey.

5. Jane MATLACK. She was born Abt. 1692 in Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey, USA.

6. Richard MATLACK. He was born Abt. 1693. He married Rebecca HAINES. They were married Oct 1721 in Evesham, Burlington, New Jersey. He died on 10 Jan 1778 in Haddonfield, Camden, New Jersey.

7. Joseph MATLACK. He was born Abt. 1694 in Pennsauken Creek, Chester Township, New Jersey. He married Rebecca HAINES. They were married on 09 Jun 1722 in Burlington County, New Jersey. He died Abt. 1760 in Goshen, Chester, Pennsylvania.

8. Timothy MATLACK. He was born on 08 Mar 1695. He married Mary HAINES. They were married 1720 in Evesham Township, New Jersey. He died on 18 Jun 1752.

9. Sarah MATLACK. She was born Abt. 1704 in Pennsauken Creek, Chester Township, New Jersey. She married Carlisle HAINES. They were married on 11 Dec 1721 in Evesham Township, New Jersey. She died 1774 in Burlington County, New Jersey.

George Matlack is the son of John Matlack and Margaret Assekem. He was born Apr 1606 in Cropwell Bishop, Nottingham, England. He died on 15 Nov 1658 in Cropwell Bishop, Nottingham, England.
Jane Hall. She was born on 15 Mar 1606 in England.  George Matlack and Jane Hall. They were married on 07 Nov 1636 in Cropwell Bishop, Nottingham, England. They had 3 children.

1. George Matlack. He was born on 18 Oct 1642 in Cropwell Bishop, Nottingham, England. He died Jun 1683.

2. Dorothy Matlack. She was born on 10 May 1644 in Cropwell Bishop, Nottingham, England.

3. William Matlack. He was born on 02 Jun 1645 in Cropwell Bishop, Nottingham, England. He married Mary Hancock. They were married on 06 Feb 1682 in Chester, Burlington, New Jersey. He died on 20 Dec 1720 in Chester, Burlington, New Jersey.

John Matlack is the son of William Matlack and Elizabeth. He was born Jun 1563 in Cropwell Bishop, Nottingham, England. He died Oct 1594.

John Matlack married Margaret Assekem. They had 1 child.
Matlack. He was born Apr 1606 in Cropwell Bishop, Nottingham, England. He married Jane Hall. They were married on 07 Nov 1636 in Cropwell Bishop, Nottingham, England. He died on 15 Nov 1658 in Cropwell Bishop, Nottingham, England. Reference ID was 7391.

William Matlack. He was born Abt. 1531 in Cropwell Bishop, Nottingham, England. William Matlack and Elizabeth. They had 1 child.
John Matlack. He was born Jun 1563 in Cropwell Bishop, Nottingham, England. He died Oct 1594.

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BARCLAYs of Philadelphia and Trenton, New Jersey, 1751 – to Present   Leave a comment

Thomas Elliott Crawford Barclay was born on 21 Jun 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He is the son of Carl Freeman Barclay and Virginia Marie Crawford. He married Kathy Joan Matlack on 11 Apr 1981 in Ewing, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.
Kathy Joan Matlack, was born 30 Sep 19xx in Rahway, Union, New Jersey, USA. She is the daughter of Philip Randolph Matlack and Joan Martig Allcroft.

Rachael, Tom, Laura, Kathy, Daniel Barclay at Cornerstone Church 1994

Children of Thomas Elliott Crawford Barclay and Kathy Joan Matlack are:

1. Rachael Leah Johanna Barclay was born in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.

2. Laura Virginia Rebecca Barclay was born in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA

3. Daniel Thomas Aaron Barclay was born in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA

Carl Freeman Barclay was born on 04 Feb 1924 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He was the son of Carlton Freeman Barclay and Jessie Elizabeth Dennis. He died on 07 Feb 2008 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He married Virginia Marie Crawford on 21 Jun 1947 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.
Carl was delivered by a midwife at home. N.E.Nawatkowski)

Ginny and Carl ca. 1948

Carl enlisted in the Army on April 3, 1943 in Newark, having traveled to Newark with his cousin and some buddies. He was honorably discharged from the Army, Battery B, 870 FA BN, having served as a Turret Lathe Operator, a Machine Gunner, and Carb Exp. He reached the rank of Corporal. After the Army, Carl returned home to Trenton. He met Virginia at Shirley Updike’s house on February 19, 1946. He was engaged August, 1, 1946 (Virginia’s 18th birthday) and married at St. Mary’s Cathedral Rectory by William Campbell, Asst. Pastor. The witnesses were William Heffelfinger and Joan Crawford

Carl Freeman Barclay – Carl “Doc” Freeman Barclay, 84, decided to go home on Thursday (February 7, 2008) from St. Francis Medical Center to be with his beloved wife Virginia and son Carl “Barkie” Barclay. Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong resident. Carl was from a family of working people of the great city of Trenton, who helped to make it what it once was. After a short stay in Ohio in his later years, Carl returned to the Trenton area to where his family first came in the 1680s. He worked on the railroad for 36 years in Trenton and in Morrisville, PA inspecting the rail cars for the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Penn Central Railroad, Con Rail and New Jersey Transit. He witnessed the transformation of trains from large, impressive diesel trains to the sleek, fast moving and quiet electric trains. If he had a vote, he would have chosen the diesels. Carl remained in touch with many of his “railroad buddies” who were responsible for calling him “Doc”, and with whom he liked to reminisce about the good old days when things were done by hand, personally. Carl was also a veteran of World War II, having served his country in the U.S. Army from 1943 until the end of the war. Carl enjoyed bowling, golf and watching sports on the television. Most certainly, however, he enjoyed his family, who miss him very much, but who are content that he is once again with those who have preceded him. He was the son of the late Carlton Freeman and Jessie Elizabeth Dennis Barclay, husband of the late Virginia Marie Crawford Barclay, father of the late Carl S. (Barkie) Barclay, and grandfather of the late Karyn Barclay. He is survived by his guardian angel and daughter, Geraldine Barclay of Ewing; his daughters Alice Barclay of Hamilton and Dolores Henry of Erlanger, KY; son Thomas E.C. Barclay of Ewing; and his nine grandchildren, Barbara Ann Yaede, Kelly Ann Yaede, Megan German, Ryan Barclay, constant friend and grandson Mark Potent, Brian Barclay, Rachael Barclay, Laura Barclay and Daniel Barclay, mostly of this area. He adored babies and thoroughly enjoyed his four great-grandchildren, Brianna, Kevin, Dylan and Erin. Funeral services will be held 10 am Tuesday at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 1863 Hamilton Ave. in Hamilton Township. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery where he will join Virginia and Barkie.

Virginia Marie Crawford was born 01 Aug 1928 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She died 27 Nov 1977 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She was the daughter of James Walton Crawford and Alice Beck.

Gerry, Dolores, Barkie, Alice, Tom in Living Room at 1790 Prospect Street, Ewing Twp.

Children of Carl Freeman Barclay and Virginia Marie Crawford are:

1. Alice Virginia Barclay was born 21 Aug 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She married Frederick Charles Yaede on 26 Aug 1966 in Ewing, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She was in a relationship with George Yaede for many years.

2. Dolores Ann Barclay was born 02 Aug 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She married Clifford Charles Potent on 19 Jun 1971 in Hamilton, Mercer, New Jersey. She married David Brown 1975 in Ewing, Mercer, New Jersey. She was in a relationship with Ronald Rosen beginning in 1980. She married Ernest E. Lindlar in 1993 in Hamilton, Mercer, New Jersey. She then married Richard Keith Henry on 31 May 2003 in Hamilton County, Ohio.

3. Carl Stephen Barclay was born 17 Sep 1952 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA and died 07 Jan 2002 in Montgomery, Hamilton, Ohio, USA.

4. Geraldine Barclay, born 06 Feb 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.

5. Thomas Elliott Crawford Barclay was born 21 Jun 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He married Kathy Joan Matlack on 11 Apr 1981 in Ewing, Mercer, New Jersey, USA

Carlton Freeman Barclay was born on 04 Sep 1896 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He was the son of Samuel Miles Barclay and Cora Marion Hardy. He died on 10 Aug 1969 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He married Jessie Elizabeth Dennis on 17 May 1919 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Carlton’s wife, Jessie Elizabeth Dennis was born 18 Sep 1900 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on Kensington/Frankford Section on Orchard Street, and died 21 May 1939 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA married 17 May 1919 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. The marriage ceremony was performed at 5:45 pm by L. Carroll, I believe who was then the Mayor of Trenton. The witnesses were Margaret Beach and Enoch Dennis. She was the daughter of William Henry Dennis and Johanna M. Knapinski.

Carlton enlisted in the Army on May 1, 1917 and reached the rank of Sergeant, of CO. A, 18th Regiment and was honorably discharged April 25, 1919 Camp Greenleaf Georgia Sargent

Carlton and 2nd wife, Pauline

Children of Carlton Freeman Barclay and Jessie Elizabeth Dennis are:

1. Carlton Barclay Jr. was born 08 Jan 1920 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA, and died Jan 1920 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.

2. Marion Edna Barclaywas born 09 Aug 1920 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA, and died 09 Aug 1920 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.

3. Dorothy M. Barclay was born Abt. 1922 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA, and died Mar 1943 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.

4. Carl Freeman Barclay was born 04 Feb 1924 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA, and died 07 Feb 2008 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He married Virginia Marie Crawford 21 Jun 1947 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.
5. Gladys Frances Barclay, born 21 Jul 1926 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA, died 21 Jul 1926 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.

Samuel Barclay on porch, likely at house on Walnut Avenue, Trenton, circa 1910

Samuel Miles Barclay was born on 17 Jan 1855 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He was the son of John M. Barclay and Catherine A. Noble. He died on 12 Aug 1940 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He married Cora Marion Hardy on 18 Sep 1893 in New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA. Cora was Samuel’s second wife. His first wife, Catherine Ann Robbins, died shortly after the birth of a stillbirth. She was 30 years old. Samuel and Catherine (Kate) had one daughter, Emma, who survived into adulthood.

Samuel joined the Salvation Army on 3/2/1893. He was a potter all of his life. The 1880 census indicates that he cannot read or write. According to the Death Certificate, Samuel died of heart failure. He had chronic issues with Kidney Stones. (Sounds familiar?)

Cora Marion Hardy was born Sep 1876 in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA. She died 18 Mar 1954 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She was the daughter of James Hardy and Lavinia Freeman. Cora was also known as Caroline and was a member of Trinity ME Church. She was lame in one foot, according to daughter.

Children of Samuel Miles Barclay and Cora Marion Hardy are:

1. James Hardy Barclay was born 17 Sep 1894 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He died 15 Sep 1956 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He married Helen Cook 29 Aug 1914 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. James was Recording Secretary of English-speaking Baker’s Union.

2. Carlton Freeman Barclay was born 04 Sep 1896 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He died 10 Aug 1969 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He married Jessie Elizabeth Dennis 17 May 1919 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Jessie died young and Carlton married Pauline Rogers 1944. Carlton, like his brother, was a baker all of his life.

3. Ruthalia Marion Barclay was born 03 Apr 1910 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She died 02 Mar 2004 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, at the age of 94. Ruth married Leroy Bertram Updike 29 Jun 1927 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Ruth was in a beauty contest in 1926, and won a “Best Legs” contest. In 1932, Ruth accuses Leroy of abandoning her and three children. He was arrested and bail was set at $300. They were divorced in 1946.

Children of Samuel Miles Barclay and Catherine Ann Robbins are:

1. Emma D. Barclay was born 27 May 1880 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She married Charles Smith 09 Jul 1898 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She was delivered by Catherine A. Kenney (Mother of Samuel) who was a well-known midwife in the South Trenton area.

2. Male Baby Barclay, born 10 May 1891, died before 1892

John M. Barclay was born in 1830 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was the son of John Ross Barclay and Jane Myers (Miles). He died on 24 Sep 1869 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He married Catherine A. Noble on 29 Jul 1851 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.
John enlisted 5/21/1861in response to the call to arms by Abraham Lincoln. He served for three years, and was discharged June 23, 1864. His invalid pension146.933 lets me know that John had a fair complexion, light hair, hazel eyes. and that he was 5′ 8.25″

John was wounded in action at Coal Harbor, Virginia on June 1, 1864 on his left shoulder. His regimental history indicates that he fought at:

  • Battle at Benson’s Tavern, Virginia on 15 October 1861
  • Battle at Miner House, Arlington, Virginia on 15 October 1861
  •  Battle at Gaines Farm, Virginia on 27 June 1862
  •  Battle at Charles City Cross Roads, Virginia on 30 June 1862
  • Battle at 2nd Bull Run, Virginia on 27 August 1862
  • Battle at Crampton’s Gap, Maryland on 14 September 18
  • Battle at Fredericksburg, Virginia on 03 May 1863
  • Battle at Salem Heights, Virginia on 03 May 1863
  • Battle at Williamsport, Maryland on 06 July 1863
  • Battle at Wilderness, Virginia on 05 May 1864
  • Battle at Wilderness, Virginia on 06 May 1864
  •  Battle at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia on 08 May 1864
  • Battle at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia on 09 May 1864
  • Battle at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia on 12 May 1864
  • Battle at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia on 14 May 1864
  • Battle at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia on 15 May 1864
  • Battle at Cold Harbor, Virginia on 01 June 1864
  • Battle at Cold Harbor, Virginia on 03 June 1864
  • Battle at Snicker’s Ford, Virginia on 18 July 1864
  • Battle at Winchester, Virginia on 17 August 1864
  • Battle at Winchester, Virginia on 19 September 1864
  • Battle at Cedar Creek, Virginia on 19 October 1864
  • Battle at Middletown, Virginia on 19 October 1864
  • Battle at Petersburg, Virginia on 02 April 1865

John returned from the Civil War essentially unable to work. All four of his children were born just prior to John’s service to his country. After the war, he found it difficult to work at his carpentry work, and unable to support his family. Four years later, he died from the lingering impact of the shoulder wound and the effect of exposure to the elements during the Battle of Spotsylvania. John is buried in the Mercer Cemetery, together with his mother, Jane and a few infant children, including John and Catherine’s. There is no marker for John, which is a shame, considering that he served his country well and left his wife and children behind when he was just 39 years old. I wish I could rectify this.

Catherine A. Noble was born Jan 1837 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA and died 15 Jun 1914 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She married 29 Jul 1851 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She was the daughter of John Noble and Hannah Beatty. They were married by Bailey West, the Justice of the Peace in Trenton.

After John died, Catherine made a living as a mid-wife, earning $10 – $15 per month. Her widow’s pension was $12 per month. She is poor. She signed with a mark. Catherine lived at 140 Second Street. She was apparently well-known in the community of South Trenton. She was a member of the Liberty Bell Temple #3 of O of UA, and Evening Star Lodge # 3 of the United Order of Shepherds. She did remarry to a Richard Kenney.

Children of John M. Barclay and Catherine A. Noble are:
Catherine J. Barclay was born 03 Jun 1852 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA, and died 05 Jun 1903 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She married William Ent bef 1880.
1. Samuel Miles Barclay was born 17 Jan 1855 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA and died 12 Aug 1940 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He married Catherine Ann Robbins on 22 Mar 1880 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Catherine is buried in the Riverview Cemetery, along with many of the related family. After her death, Samuel married Cora Marion Hardy 18 Sep 1893 in New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA

2. John N. Barclay, born 28 Jun 1858 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.

3. William Barclay, born 27 Jun 1860 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.

John Ross Barclay was born on 13 May 1798 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He died on 13 Sep 1891 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. John was born in Pennsylvania. It is always reported that way on census documents. On his death certificate, it states that he is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On the 1880 census, John is living with his daughter, Rebecca Mendham. On this form, he records that his parents were both born in England. This would likely mean that his parents would have arrived any time from 1798, when he was born to probably not earlier than 1750′s. Need to check immigration records and church records in that area around 2nd Street. I do not know of his religion.  His father was Samuel Barclay, born in Scotland and died in Philadelphia.
1820 John R. Barclay enumerated on 1820 Census, living in the Southwark section of the City of Philadelphia. In the same household there are 1 male between 15-25. There are three females, one younger than 10, one younger than 16 and one younger than 26. Thus, it is presumed that John and Jane have two daughters, or, at least one and a relative living with them. These older children do not show up on any future census.

1820 John shows up for the first time as a Cordwainer, living at Cox’s Alley. Cox’s Alley runs from 323 South 2nd to Front Street. A Samuel Barclay lives at 323 South 2nd. I think this is John’s father.

1823 John living at 18 Little Water Street, near South Street, working as shoemaker. He is 23 years old.

1825 John (Sr.) is living at 551 S. Second Street in Phila. and is working as a shoe maker. He lives there until at least 1841. (Philadelphia City Directory)

1830 John is living at 531 S 2nd and is working as a boot and shoemaker. There is a John Barkley listed on the 1830 Census, living in the “Pine Ward,” but no males listed match his age.

John is living at 4 Elmslies Alley

John is living at Beck Court, just to the south of South Street and closer to the river. He is working as a shoemaker.

John is living at Front and Christian Street and working as a Shoemaker

John is living at 262 S 6th Street and is working as a shoemaker. This is near Spruce and 6th, in Queen’s Village section

1839 John is living at Sutherland, n. Queen. Not certain as to where Sutherland was. It does not show on modern maps. Queen Street runs from 6th Street to the river.

1841 John is living on Federal, below M Road. Federal Street runs from Gray’s Ferry Road to the River. John’s son, William J. is born in Trenton, New Jersey, according to the death certificate.

1842 John is listed as living on 5 East Second Street, in Trenton, New Jersey and is working as a shoemaker. Also listed in Philadelphia at Laws’ Court

1854 John is listed as living at 37 Warren Street, near Front Street in Trenton, NJ.

1859 John Sr. is living on Lamberton Street and John Jr. on Spring St. in Trenton

1860 Census, Andrew and William are living with John and Jane in Trenton.

1865 Jane Barclay dies in Philadelphia, likely at the home of her daughter, Rebecca.

1868 John is listed as a Constable, Samuel M. as a Bow maker both at 95 S. Warren. There is also a Mrs. Barclay (widow) living at 29 Allen.

1869 Andrew J. Barclay, bow bender, is living on Washington St.(Lafayette). Samuel is a bow maker, John (M) a carpenter, and John a constable are all living at 95 S Warren (Warren and Market). John M is married, Samuel M is married and both had children. Must have been a crowded house!

1869 24 September, John M. Barclay dies of complications from war injuries. He is buried in Trenton, near to Jane.

1870 John R. SR is living in Trenton with Samuel, though Samuel M. is listed as John.

1870 Catherine Barclay (widow) is living with Catherine G. and Samuel at Calhoun, N of Quarry.

After this point, only Samuel Miles Barclay (John M’s son) shows up in the directories, on 5 Margerum’s Row (Broad), 19 Dillon’s Alley, 468 Centre, 99 New Rose Street all in Trenton

1880 Census – John R. Barclay (Sr.) is living with daughter, Rebecca and her husband, William Mendham at 513 Brooklyn Street, Philadelphia. On this same census, John is listed as having been born in Pennsylvania, but both his mother and father are listed as having been born in England.

1889 Samuel M. Barclay potter, is living at 348 St. Joseph av. in Millham, Trenton. Living with him is John R., plumber,(his nephew). I happen to know that John’s wife and children are born here.

1890 John R. Barclay, shoemaker living at 4243 Lancaster Ave. in Philadelphia, with his son, Samuel

1891 13 September, John dies of old age. He was still living at 4243 Lancaster Avenue.

What made John and Jane move from Philadelphia to Trenton during the time period after 1841, when William was born, and 1850, when they appear on the 1850 Census? One possible reason is that in the early 1840′s, there were riots in Philadelphia, Catholic vs. Protestant. In 1837, there was a typhus epidemic in Philadelphia. Why move to Trenton at all? The family, minus Samuel moved back to Philadelphia after much death in the family. They remained in Philadelphia, though I cannot identify any current Philadelphia Barclays.

Jane Myers (Miles), born 16 Sep 1797 in Lewes, Sussex, Delaware, USA. She died 05 Aug 1865 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was the daughter of John Myers (Miles) and Elizabeth. Jane died in Philadelphia, most likely while visiting her daughter, Rebecca. She is buried in Mercer Cemetery. Death certificate confirms birth in Lewiston, Delaware.
Children of John Ross Barclay and Jane Myers (Miles) are:

1. Andrew Jackson Barclay was born Feb 1827 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He died 27 Jun 1897 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is living in Trenton for the 1870 Census. In 1880, he is living at 1261 N. 52nd with Martha A. 39 (New Jersey) (ENG) (Delaware), John K. Barclay 17 (New Jersey) (New Jersey) (Pennsylvania), Florence R. Barclay 15 (New Jersey) (New Jersey) (Pennsylvania) Andrew was a storekeeper here. He no doubt did very nicely there. My sense is that the people who lived in west Philadelphia worked and shopped in that area. In the 1890 Directory, he is at 1313 N. 52nd as grocer.

2. John M. Barclay was born 1830 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He died 24 Sep 1869 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He married Catherine A. Noble 29 Jul 1851 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.

3. Samuel M. Barclay was born July 1835 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He died 25 Sep 1910 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He married Mary Ellen Murphy 29 Jun 1856 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Mary Ellen dies in Trenton and Samuel marries Mary Pendergrast 26 Apr 1860 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She also dies in Trenton and Samuel marries Sarah G 1871. On the 1880 Census, Samuel is listed as living in Philadelphia on Lismore Avenue. This street is in a very industrial section of West Philadelphia, not very far from the UP, and close to Woodlands Cemetery. He is not, however, buried in Woodlands. 1223 N. 52nd. He is living with: Sarah G. 45, Annie E. Johnson, Step Daughter 23, Edward Johnson, Son-in-Law 32, John R. Barclay Son 23, Louisa M. Barclay Daughter 15, and a boarder. Edward is suffering from paralysis. In 1900, Samuel is still living with Edward Johnson (Printer), this time not as head of house. Also lining there is Edward’s family. Samuel and his wife, Sarah are living there, they have been married 29 years. Samuel is listed as a machinist, and Sarah is a music teacher. In a visit to the area around which the family moved back to in Philadelphia (N 52nd St) on 6/28/95, I found true urban squalor. There was no Church or Marker at the corner of 53rd and Wayulusing (Blockley Baptist). Living in 1890 at 4243 Lancaster Avenue. Living in 1910 with Martha (Andrew’s wife) and Florence.

4. Rebecca G. Barclay was born 04 Jun 1837 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She died 30 Jan 1923 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio. She married William Mendham 21 Feb 1855 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Living in Dayton, Ohio in 1910. She had moved there with her children after William died in Philadelphia. Had 10 children, 4 living in 1910.

5. William James Barclay born 1841 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He died 25 Jul 1886 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. William shows up in Philadelphia in 1870 and is married to Mary J Bloomer. Always listed as a plumber. Living at 802 West Norris Street, Philadelphia,

Samuel Barclay was born on 05 Nov 1758 in Naillien, Scotland. He died on 27 Aug 1823 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He married Elizabeth, who was born in England
Samuel does not appear on the 1790 Census.  Does appear on 1791 Directory in PhiladelphiaElizabeth and Samuel Barclay had the following children:

  1. Samuel Barclay, son of Samuel Barclay and Elizabeth was born about 1780 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died in 1816 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  2. Joseph Barclay, son of Samuel Barclay and Elizabeth was born in 1792 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  3. John Ross Barclay, son of Samuel Barclay and Elizabeth was born on 13 May 1798 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He died on 13 Sep 1891 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He married Jane Miles. She was born on 16 Sep 1797 in Lewes, Sussex, Delaware, USA. She died on 05 Aug 1865 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  4. Sarah Barclay, daughter of Samuel Barclay and Elizabeth was born on 07 Jul 1796 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She married Garry Bishop on 30 Sep 1811 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was born on 18 Oct 1789. He died on 17 Oct 1852.
  5. Mary Barclay.  She married Unknown Rolph.
  6. Grace Barclay. She married John Jordan on 27 Jan 1819 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  7. Rebecca Barclay.  She married Unknown Garrison.
  8. Nancy Barclay.

Crawford Family of Monmouth and Mercer Counties   Leave a comment

Daniel Thomas Aaron BARCLAY was born on March 23, 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA, the son of Thomas Elliott Crawford BARCLAY and Kathy Joan MATLACK
Thomas Elliott Crawford BARCLAY is the son of Carl Freeman BARCLAY and Virginia Marie CRAWFORD. He was born on 21 Jun 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He was married in 1981 in Faith Baptist Church.
Virginia Marie CRAWFORD is the daughter of James Walton CRAWFORD and Alice BECK. Shewasborn on 01 Aug 1928 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She died on 27 Nov 1977 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She was 5 ft. 6 in. Cause of Death was Cancer of the Lung and Stage II Hodgkin’s Disease. Virginia suffered for over four years with this disease. She had had several operations and bounced back each time. She died on a Sunday, at about 3 in the afternoon in St. Francis Hospital. Arch and Mickey Kelly were her godparents. She was buried in Greenwood Cemetery.
Virginia’s Funeral Card reads:
IN MEMORY OF
Virginia Marie Barclay – Died November 27, 1977
TWENTY-THIRD PSALM
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green Pastures: He leadeth me besides the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Carl Freeman BARCLAY and Virginia Marie CRAWFORD were married on 21 Jun 1947 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA in the Rectory of St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral. Carl was a Baptist and Virginia was a Catholic. They had 5 children.
1. Alice Virginia BARCLAY was born on 21 Aug 19xx in Trenton, Mercer,New Jersey, USA.
2. Dolores Ann BARCLAY was born on 02 Aug 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, NewJersey, USA.
3. Carl Stephen BARCLAY was born on 17 Sep 1952 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He died on 07 Jan 2002 in Montgomery, Hamilton, Ohio, USA from Respiratory Failure.
4. Geraldine BARCLAY was born on 06 Feb 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.
5. Thomas Elliott Crawford BARCLAY was born on 21 Jun 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.
James Walton Crawford was born on 26 Nov 1905 in Bradley Beach, Monmouth, New Jersey. He died on 08 Dec 1972 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Cause Of Death was Brain Tumor – Cerebral Anoxia. James worked on the Pennsylvania Railroad his entire life. He was the foreman at the round-house in Fallsington, where his brother and his son-in-law, Carl also worked. For my life he lived at 114 E. Ingham Ave. James believed his whole life that his middle name was Howard. Alice also believed this, despite his birth certificate specifically saying W on it.
On the 1930 census, James and Alice are living with Arch, Mickey and Doris. James is listed as a mechanic at the Round House at the Railroad. He is unemployed at the time.
Alice Beck is the daughter of Clarence Ford Beck and Barbara Louise Weismiller. She wasborn on 31 May 1909 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She died on 24 Jun 1992 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Cause of Death was Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Chronic Bronchitis, and COPD. Alice was living with Dorothy Asay in Levittown for several years prior to becoming very ill. After release from St. Francis, Alice lived with Carl Barclay at 2300 Liberty Street. She is buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
James Walton Crawford and Alice Beck were married on 02 Feb 1926 in Elkton, Cecil, Maryland. They had 3 children.
1. Virginia Marie Crawford was born on 01 Aug 1928 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. On 19 Aug 1928 in St. Mary’s she married Carl Freeman Barclay. They were married on 21 Jun 1947 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She died on 27 Nov 1977 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She was 5 ft. 6 in. Cause of Death was Cancer of the Lung and Stage II Hodgkins Disease. Virginia suffered for over four years with this disease. She had had several operations and bounced back each time. She died on a Sunday, at about 3 in the afternoon in St. Francis Hospital. Arch and Mickey Kelly were Virginia’sgodparents. She is buried in Greenwood Cemetery.
2. Joan Delores Crawford. She was born on 13 Apr 1930 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She died on 10 May 2001 in Levittown, Bucks, Pennsylvania of Emphysema.
3. Dorothy Shirley Crawford. She was born on 18 Jul 1932 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She died on 06 Mar 2006 in Levittown, Bucks, Pennsylvania of a Brain Tumor.
James G. CRAWFORD is the son of George H. CRAWFORD and Sara Jane BROWER. He wasborn on 24 Jul 1876 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died on 11 Apr 1908 in Long Branch, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. Corporal. Cause of Death was Tuberculosis (2wks).
Lela Leona COLE is the daughter of Willard L. COLE and Mary Evona WALTON. She was bornon 24 Jul 1881 in Hightstown, Mercer, New Jersey. She died on 07 Mar 1927 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She was buried on 10 Mar 1927 in Greenwood Cemetery. Cause of Death was Cirrhosis (Non Alcoholic).
Lela is the sister of Ernest Cole, who married Mary Beers Crawford, daughter of Louisa Holmes Van Dorn and William Henry Crawford,cousins of one another.
James G.CRAWFORD and Lela Leona COLE were married on 31 Jan 1901 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. They had 5 children.
1. Willard L. CRAWFORD was born on 11 Jun 1901 in Bradley Beach,Monmouth, New Jersey. He died on 21 Oct 1923 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Cause of Death was Homicide – Willard was shot through the heart accidentally at Ferguson’s Garage located on Perry Street. There apparently was an investigation into police mishandling. 10/22/23. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.
2. Evona CRAWFORD was born on 12 Aug 1902 in Bradley Beach,Monmouth, New Jersey. She died eleven months later on 31 Jul 1903 in Bradley Beach, Monmouth, New Jersey.
3. George Howland CRAWFORD was born on 07 Apr 1904 in Bradley Beach,Monmouth, New Jersey. He married Elizabeth Veronica BECK on 26 Nov 1928 in Elkton, Cecil, Maryland, having run away to get married, like James and Alice had done. He died on 25 Apr 1999 in Newtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. George and his brother, James, had married Bessie and her sister Alice!
George Crawford (Obituary)
HAMILTON – George H. Crawford, 95, died Saturday at Chandler Hall Nursing Home, Newtown, Pennsylvania.
Born in Bradley Beach, he was a lifelong Trenton and Hamilton area resident. He retired from Pennsylvania Railroad Yard, Fallsington, Pennsylvania, where he was a machinist for more than 35 years. He enjoyed gardening and baseball.
Husband of the late Elizabeth Beck Crawford and brother of the late James, Edward and Willard Crawford, he is survived by a daughter and son-in law, Lela and Harry Robinson of Hamilton Square; four grandchildren, Corrine Rooney of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania., Lela Hartnagle of Trenton, Harry L. Robinson Jr. of Florence, and George H. Robinson of Hamilton; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Saul Colonial Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chandler Hall, Attention: Hospice, 99 Barclay St., Newtown, Pennsylvania. 18940.
4. James Walton CRAWFORD was born on 26 Nov 1905 in Bradley Beach, Monmouth, New Jersey. He married Alice BECK on 02 Feb 1926 in Elkton, Cecil, Maryland, having eloped. He died on 08 Dec 1972 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.
5. Edward Gilbert CRAWFORD was born on 04 Nov 1906 in Bradley Beach,Monmouth, New Jersey. He died on 24 May 1968 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. 1930 Census Edward is a machinist at Railroad. Obituary in 1968, aged 60, Wife is Marie Scalzi Crawford
George H. CRAWFORD is the son of James Gilbert CRAWFORD and Elizabeth HAGGERTY. He was born on 09 Aug 1843 in Shark River, Monmouth, New Jersey. His residence in 1850 in Ocean, Monmouth, New Jersey. He died on 30 Apr 1908 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He was 5 ft. 8 in. and weighed 163 lb. The Cause Of Death was Gastroenteritis. Burial in Colts Neck Church Cemetery.
George was a 1st Sgt., 2nd Calvary, Co. H of Civil War.
He was married by the Rev. William Riley
Buried in Colt’s Neck
He lived in a house on South Street still standing (4/2/1999). Fairly large house, two blocks south of Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey. In 1870, He is living in Atlantic Township with Fannie and Minnie, his daughters.
Dark Brown Hair, ruddy complexion
Worked for Charles E Strong of Colt’s Neck at various times.
New Jersey 2nd Cavalry Regiment, from 11 August 1863 to 01 November 1865
Regimental History
Battles Fought
Battle at Iuka, Mississippi on 04 December 1863
Battle on 28 December 1863
Battle on 28 January 1864
Battle at Union City, Tennessee on 02 February 1864
Battle on 13 February 1864
Battle at Holly Springs, Mississippi on 13 February 1864
Battle at Memphis, Tennessee on 14 February 1864
Battle at Okolona, Mississippi on 18 February 1864
Battle at Okolona, Mississippi on 20 February 1864
Battle at Okolona, Mississippi on 22 February 1864
Battle at Union City, Tennessee on 25 February 1864
Battle on 24 March 1864
Battle at Bolivar, Tennessee on 02 May 1864
Battle at Bolivar, Tennessee on 04 May 1864
Battle at Corinth, Mississippi on 06 June 1864
Battle at Guntown, Mississippi on 09 June 1864
Battle at Guntown, Mississippi on 10 June 1864
Battle at Guntown, Mississippi on 11 June 1864
Battle at Waldron’s Bridge, Mississippi on 11 June 1864
Battle at Guntown, Mississippi on 12 June 1864
Battle at Memphis, Tennessee on 02 July 1864
Battle at Port Gibson, Mississippi on 15 July 1864
Battle at Memphis, Tennessee on 12 September 1864
Battle at Memphis, Tennessee on 13 September 1864
Battle at Memphis, Tennessee on 05 October 1864 Battle on 24 December 1864
Battle on 26 December 1864
Battle at Egypt Station, Mississippi on 28 December 1864
Battle at Mississippi on 18 February 1865
Battle at Clayton, Alabama on 28 April 1865
George enlisted as a Corporal on 24 July 1863 in Company H, 2nd Cavalry Regiment New Jersey on 24 July 1863. Promoted to Full Sergeant on 25 November 1863. Promoted to Full Sergeant 1st Class on 01 March 1865. Promoted to Full Lieutenant 2nd Class on 24 October 1865 (As of Co. G Not Mustered) Mustered out Company H, 2nd Cavalry Regiment New Jersey on 01 November 1865 in Vicksburg, MS
Sara Jane BROWER is the daughter of William Henry BROWER and Elizabeth A. RIDDLE. Shewas born on 30 Apr 1846 in Atlantic, Monmouth, New Jersey. Residence 1860 in Marlboro, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States. She died on 16 Nov 1916 in Asbury Park, Monmouth, New Jersey. Cause of Death was Colon Cancer. Burial in Colts Neck Church Cemetery.
Notes for Sara Jane BROWER:
Charles H. Lane, Sara Jane’s son-in-law, was the informant. She died in his home November 16, 1916 in Colt’s Neck. Sarah Jane appears to be living in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey in 1910 on Broad Street
George H. CRAWFORD and Sara Jane BROWER were married by Wm. Reily, Minister of the Reformed Dutch Church in Holmdel, on 02 Jan 1867 in Atlantic Township, Monmouth, New Jersey. They had 10 children.
1. Fannie CRAWFORD. She was born on 01 Oct 1867 in New Jersey, USA. Shemarried Charles H. LANE. They were married 1903. She died on 30 Aug 1940.
2. Minnie E. CRAWFORD. She was born on 08 Jan 1869 in New Jersey, USA. Shedied on 19 Apr 1933.
3. William B. CRAWFORD. He was born on 24 Sep 1872 in New Jersey, USA. Hedied on 14 Nov 1874 in New Jersey, USA.
4. Lyle CRAWFORD. He was born on 03 Apr 1875 in New Jersey, USA. He diedon 21 May 1875 in New Jersey, USA.
5. James G. CRAWFORD. He was born on 24 Jul 1876 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He married Lela Leona COLE. They were married on 31 Jan 1901 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died on 11 Apr 1908 in Long Branch, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA.
6. Margaret A. CRAWFORD. She was born Mar 1879 in New Jersey, USA.
7. Almanza Wilbur CRAWFORD. He was born on 24 Jan 1883 in Holmdel,Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He married Minnie REID. They were married on 12 Nov 1908. He died on 06 Mar 1965.
In 1930, Almanza is living with Minnie (Reid) and Gladys, John and Raymond at 56 Throckmorton Street. He is a clerk at the post office in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey.
8. Harry Walton CRAWFORD. He was born on 07 Mar 1885 in New Jersey, USA.He died on 18 Sep 1907 in Monmouth, New Jersey, USA.
Sarah Jane is listed as the Administrix of the estate of Harry Walton Crawford (9/13/1907) Harry was the Secretary to the YMCA
9. Martha Evona CRAWFORD. She was born on 14 Oct 1887 in New Jersey, USA.She died on 31 Jan 1890.
10. Eliza Jane CRAWFORD. She was born on 07 Aug 1889 in New Jersey, USA.
James Gilbert CRAWFORD is the son of Gilbert CRAWFORD and Amy VAN CLEAF. He wasborn on 29 Jun 1813 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died on 04 Apr 1893 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. Cause of Death was Paralysis(d.c.), Old Age, Atherosclerosis. He was a shoemaker and a painter. Burial in Colts Neck Church Cemetery.
James Gilbert was a Private in Company G, 29th Regiment in the Civil War. He would have been about 47 years old at that time.
According to a deed, in which he sells land belonging to his father, he and his wife Elizabeth are residents of Shrewsbury Township in 1843. Is it possible that James and Elizabeth lived at Elizabeth’s parents’ house? I doubt the James was Gilbert’s first or only child. Gilbert was 35 when James was born. James is living in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in 1890 Census of CW veterans.
Regimental History
NEW JERSEY 29TH INFANTRY (9 MONTHS)
Twenty-ninth Infantry – Cols., Edwin F. Applegate, William R. Taylor; Lieut.-Col., Joseph K Davison; Maj., Joseph T. Field. This regiment was raised in Monmouth County and rendezvoused at Camp Vredenburg, located on the old battle-ground near Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey. It was mustered into the service on Sept. 20, 1862, and left for Washington on the 28th, with 39 officers and 866 enlisted men. Reaching Washington on the 30th, it went into camp on East Capitol hill, where it was permanently brigaded with the 21st, 24th and 31st N. J. Regiments, under command of Col. Robertson of the 24th. Cos. A, F, D and I patrolled the city of Fredericksburg while the conflict raged along the slopes, and remained on that duty until the stormy night of Dec. 15, when they were the last to withdraw, crossing upon the upper pontoons under a fierce cannonade from the enemy, which, however, did not inflict a single casualty. The division of which the regiment formed a part held an important position in the early days of the Chancellorsville campaign without drawing on a serious engagement, though picket firing was steadily maintained, and having accomplished its purpose in diverting the enemy’s attention from the right of Hooker’s army re-crossed the Rappahannock on May 2 under a heavy fire from the Confederate batteries, the regiment losing 7 men killed or wounded. The term of service having expired, the regiment marched with the brigade to Washington, while the remainder of the army pushed on to overtake and vanquish Lee in his northward movement.
Leaving the capital on June 17, it reached Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey two days afterward, where it was mustered out on the 28th. The total strength of the regiment was 958, and it lost during its term of service by resignation 4, by discharge 63, by promotion 6, by transfer 3, by death 40, by desertion 17, mustered out 825.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 3
Battles Fought
Fought on 13 December 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA.
Elizabeth HAGGERTY is the daughter of Asher T. HAGGERTY and Susannah HOWLAND. Shewas born on 29 Jun 1813 in Ocean Township, Monmouth, New Jersey. She died on 25 May 1874 in Colt’s Neck, Monmouth, New Jersey. Burial in Colts Neck Church Cemetery.
Monmouth County Receipts and Discharges, Book B, p. 290, proves that Elizabeth is the daughter of Asher T., and that Asher T. is married to Susannah Howland
James Gilbert CRAWFORD and Elizabeth HAGGERTY. They had 8 children.
1. Gilbert J. CRAWFORD was born 1839. He married Lavinia MAINES. They were married on 15 Nov 1864 in Atlantic Township, Monmouth, New Jersey. He died 1913.
Gilbert was a Corporal, Company G, 29th Reg. 1862 Buried at Colt’s Neck Cemetery Living in Red Bank, New Jersey in 1890 Census and in 1880 Census Blacksmith Bartending in Shrewsbury in 1900
2. John H. CRAWFORD was born 1841. He married Elizabeth VAN DER HOOF. They were married on 01 Jan 1860 in Monmouth, New Jersey, USA.
3. George H. CRAWFORD was born on 09 Aug 1843 in Shark River, Monmouth, New Jersey. Residence 1850 in Ocean, Monmouth, New Jersey. He married Sara JaneBROWER. They were married on 02 Jan 1867 in Atlantic Township, Monmouth, New Jersey. He died on 30 Apr 1908 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA.
4. William Henry CRAWFORD was born on 26 Nov 1845. He married Louisa Holmes VAN DORN. They were married on 13 May 1867 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died on 07 Dec 1917 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He is buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold. He served, as did his brothers, in the Civil War.
5. Amy CRAWFORDwas born 1848.
6. Charles E. CRAWFORD. He was born on 22 Feb 1849 in Ocean Township, Monmouth, New Jersey. He died on 29 Jun 1925 in Asbury Park, Monmouth, New Jersey. He is buried in Fairview Cemetery in a plot owned by Susan Crawford
7. Asher CRAWFORD. He was born 1853. In 1880 Census, Asher is living with Mr. Heyer and working as a Sawyer
8. Elizabeth CRAWFORD. She was born 1856.
Gilbert CRAWFORD was born on 27 Apr 1776. He died on 03 Aug 1840 in Holmdel,Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He was a Shoemaker (Inventory, 1843). He attended the Baptist (Dutch Reformed). He is buried in Holmdel Baptist Cemetery.
In a deed I4/473, the connection is made between Gilbert Crawford and James G. Crawford. In this deed, James and Elizabeth sell the land James’ father owned to John I. Taylor (9/28/1843) for $50.00. I learn in the inventory, that he was probably a shoemaker, lived in a two story house.
This land is described as follows:
In Holmdel, in the Township of Middletown, in the southeast corner of Lot#2; west to the brook, which is the east boundary of the Upper Baptist Meeting Lot. From the same origin, south 36* 1 chain and 94 links to a stake and stone planted, and west to brook, to the southwest corner of lot #2. (1 acre). Bounded north by Lot#2, and the southeast by the road leading from Monmouth to Middletown. This lot was sold to Gilbert out May 9, 1807.(Deed Book R/318)
There is a further deed related to this property, a Hugh Giberson, married to the daughter of Gilbert and Amy, (unknown). This was sold to William G. Crawford.
Married by the Justice of the Peace
Amy VAN CLEAF is the daughter of Johnnes VAN CLEAF and Elizabeth MOUNT. She was born on 07 Nov 1778 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. She died on 19 Aug 1847 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. She attended Holmdel Baptist Church. Burial in Holmdel Baptist Cemetery. Amy Van Cleaf Crawford was received as a member of the Holmdel Baptist Church upon Baptism in 1837. Also in the list is a Gideon and Sarah.
Married by Justice of the Peace John Smock, J. of P.to Amey Van Cleaf on Aug 25, 1801. Amey is dau. of John Van Cleaf (Cleef) and Elizabeth Mount. Gilbert and Amey are parents of William G. Crawford.
Gilbert CRAWFORD and Amy VAN CLEAF were married on 25 Aug 1801 in Atlantic Township, Monmouth, New Jersey. They had 4 children.
1. Mariah CRAWFORD. She was born Abt. 1811 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. She died Aft. 1880.
2. James Gilbert CRAWFORD. He was born on 29 Jun 1813 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died on 04 Apr 1893 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA.
3. Sarah CRAWFORD. She was born Abt. 1817 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. She died Aft. 1880.
4. Rulliff CRAWFORD. He was born 1821 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died on 13 May 1891. In 1870, Ruliff is in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey and has a farm worth $10,000.
I have been unable to verify who Gilbert’s father and mother are. There are only two Crawford families in Monmouth County at this time, and the given names of most all of the children are very similar, making the distinction hard to make. I welcome anyone to assist, if they have knowledge of this old Monmouth County family.

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ALLCROFTS of Manchester, England, New Jersey and Ohio   Leave a comment

Kathy Joan MATLACK is the daughter of Philip Randolph MATLACK and Joan Martig ALLCROFT. She was born on 30 Sep 19xx in Rahway, Union, New Jersey, USA.

Thomas Elliott Crawford BARCLAY and Kathy Joan MATLACK were married on 11 Apr 1981 in Ewing, Mercer, New Jersey,. They had 3 children.

  1. Rachael Leah Johanna BARCLAY. She was born on 10 Jul 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.
  1. Laura Virginia Rebecca BARCLAY. She was born on 03 Apr 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.
  1. Daniel Thomas Aaron BARCLAY. He was born on 23 Mar 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey,

Rachael, Tom, Laura, Kathy, and Daniel

Joan Martig ALLCROFT is the daughter of James William ALLCROFT and Cecile Lillian BEARINGER. She was born on 09 Feb 19xx in Ada, Hardin, Ohio, USA.
Philip Randolph MATLACK and Joan Martig ALLCROFT were married on 22 Apr 1950 in Kenilworth, Union, New Jersey, USA. They had 2 children.

Joan Allcroft and Philip Matlack

  1. Philip Randolph MATLACK. He was born on 07 Jul 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.
  1. Kathy Joan MATLACK. She was born on 30 Sep 19xx in Rahway, Union, New Jersey, USA.

Phil, Joan, Randy, and Kathy Matlack, Lanning Avenue

James William ALLCROFT is the son of Peter ALLCROFT and Wilhehmina SHAW. He was born on 03 Sep 1898 in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA.. He died on 22 Nov 1960 in Margate, Broward, Florida, USA.

James W. Allcroft, Sr.

James went to Ohio Northern University because his Uncle Arthur had gone there, after serving in WWI. Took him eight years to get through school. In Ada, he met and later married Cecile Lillian Bearinger, the daughter of Thaddeus L. BEARINGER and Amy EmmaTYLER. She was born on 04 May 1902 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA. Residence 1920 in Ada , Hardin, Ohio. She died on 09 Nov 1987 in Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA.

Cecile Bearinger and James Allcroft in Ada, Ohio

James William ALLCROFT and Cecile Lillian BEARINGER were married on 08 Feb 1921 in Kenton, Hardin, Ohio, USA. They eloped. They had 9 children.
  1. James William ALLCROFT Jr.. He was born on 03 Dec 1921 in Ada, Hardin, Ohio, USA. He married Mary Louise ALLEN. They were married on 09 Dec 1950 in Lincoln Park, New Jersey. He died on 25 Nov 1995 in Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA.
  2. Meriam Lyda ALLCROFT. She was born on 22 Oct 19xx in Ada, Hardin, Ohio,USA. She married Herbert ARLT. They were married on 26 Aug 1945 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She is also known as Polly.
  3. Roger DeWitt ALLCROFT. He was born on 23 Sep 1925 in Ada, Hardin, Ohio, USA. He died on 22 Jun 1945 in Pacific Ocean, (Okinawa).
  4. Cecile Lillian ALLCROFT. She was born on 27 Sep 1925 in Ada, Hardin, Ohio, USA. She died on 05 Jan 1926 in Ada, Hardin, Ohio, USA.
  5. Aline Lorain ALLCROFT. She was born Abt. 1927 in Ada, Hardin, Ohio, USA. She died on 20 Nov 1927 in Ada, Hardin, Ohio, USA.
  6. Joan Martig ALLCROFT. She was born on 09 Feb 19xx in Ada, Hardin, Ohio, USA. She married Philip Randolph MATLACK. They were married on 22 Apr 1950 in Kenilworth, Union, New Jersey, USA. She married (2) Wallace J. Schonwald.
  7. Robert Leland ALLCROFT. He was born on 05 Aug 19xx in Ada, Hardin, Ohio, USA. He married Gail Diane DRUCKENMILLER. They were married on 08 Jun 1957 in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
  8. Gladys Marie ALLCROFT. She was born on 01 Feb 1936 in Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey. She married Donald D. SCHREIBER. They were married on 03 May1958. She died on 12 Nov 1981 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
  9. Richard Tyler ALLCROFT. He was born on 23 Apr 1945 in Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey. He died on 24 Dec 1988 in Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA.

Peter Allcroft

Peter ALLCROFT is the son of William ALLCROFT and Elizabeth ALBERT. He was born on 05Mar 1862 in Manchester, Manchester, England. he arrived on 25 Sep 1886 in Boston, Massachusetts. He died on 15 Jan 1925 in Belleville, Essex, New Jersey, USA..
· Came to the US in 9/25/1886 on the Pavonia, from Liverpool, England
· Peter became a citizen of the United States on 10/28/1892 in Paterson, New Jersey
· Employed by Bethlehem Steel
· He was a Bantam Weight Boxer in England
· Died February 8, 1925 in Belleville. Lillian Allcroft was the informant of the same address.
· Parents are listed as William and Jane (Albert) Allcroft.
· Buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Patterson, New Jersey

Wilhemina Shaw

Wilhehmina SHAW is the daughter of James SHAW and Annie ORR. She was born on 05 Jun 1871 in Forfarshire, Dundee, Angus, Scotland. She died on 19 Jul 1942 in Unadilla Forks, Ostego, New York.

  • She was sponsored by the Church
  • She immigrated in 1882
  • She did not come with her parents

Peter, Wilhemina and children

Peter ALLCROFT and Wilhehmina SHAW were married on 25 Dec 1890 in Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, USA. They had 11 children.
  1. Albert Steward ALLCROFT. He was born on 10 Aug 1891 in Newark, Essex,New Jersey, USA. He died Bef. 1900.
  2. Ruth Shaw ALLCROFT. She was born on 10 Aug 1891 in Newark, Essex, NewJersey, USA. She died Bef. 1900.
  3. Rosemary ALLCROFT. She was born Aug 1892 in Newark, Essex, New Jersey,USA. She died Bef. 1900..
  4. Arthur Newton ALLCROFT. He was born on 25 Jul 1895 in Newark, Essex, NewJersey, USA. He married Vivian Geraldine TOBIAS. They were married on 29 Apr 1918 in Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Virginia, USA. He died on 26 Apr 1945 in Dayton, Ohio.
  5. Irwin Wilbur ALLCROFT. He was born on 16 Aug 1896 in Newark, Essex, NewJersey, USA. He died Bef. 1900.
  6. Unknown ALLCROFT. He was born 1897 in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA.He died Bef. 1900.
  7. James William ALLCROFT. He was born on 03 Sep 1898 in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA. He married Cecile Lillian BEARINGER on 08 Feb 1921 in Kenton, Hardin, Ohio, USA. He died on 22 Nov 1960 in Margate, Broward, Florida, USA.
  8. Lillian Shaw ALLCROFT. She was born on 18 Jan 1900 in Newark, Essex, NewJersey, USA. She died on 05 Dec 1990 in Michigan.
  9. Leslie Miles ALLCROFT. He was born on 13 Feb 1902. He died Bef. 1910.
  10. Lyda Elenora ALLCROFT. She was born on 23 Apr 1903 in Irvington, Essex,New Jersey. She married Theodore Henry CLARKE on 20 Nov 1926 in Belleville, Essex, New Jersey, USA. She died on 17 Sep 1978 in Leominister, Massachusetts.
  11. Peter De Witt ALLCROFT. He was born on 28 Mar 1908 in Irvington, Essex,New Jersey.
William ALLCROFT is the son of Peter ALLCROFT and Jane MOLINEAUX. He was born on 15Oct 1837 in Manchester, Manchester, England. He worked as an Iron Turner.
Elizabeth ALBERT is the daughter of James ALBERT and MARTHA. She was born 1838. Shedied on 11 Sep 1875 in Manchester, Manchester, England. Cause of Death was Accidental Scalding.
William ALLCROFT and Elizabeth ALBERT were married in Manchester, Lancashire, England in Manchester Cathedral. They had 7 children.
  1. Emily ALLCROFT. She was born on 12 Feb 1858 in Manchester, Manchester,England..
  2. James Herbert ALLCROFT. He was born on 24 Jun 1860 in Manchester,Manchester, England. He married Mary Ann CRITCHLEY. They were married Bef. 1889. He died 1896 in Panama Canal Zone. Cause Of Death was Typhoid Fever. Burial in Laurel Grove Cemetery.
  3. Peter ALLCROFT. He was born on 05 Mar 1862 in Manchester, Manchester, England. Arrival on 25 Sep 1886 in Boston, Massachusetts. He married Wilhehmina SHAW. They were married on 25 Dec 1890 in Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, USA.
  4. Thomas ALLCROFT. He was born 1863 in Manchester, Manchester, England.
  5. Elizabeth Ann ALLCROFT. She was born on 22 Apr 1864 in Manchester, Manchester, England.
  6. Elsie ALLCROFT. She was born 1868 in Manchester, Manchester, England.
  7. Albert ALLCROFT. He was born on 25 Jan 1870 in Manchester, Manchester, England.
William ALLCROFT and MARGARET. They had 1 child.
1. Ellen ALLCROFT. She was born 1877.
William ALLCROFT and CHARLOTTE. They had 1 child.
1. Charles ALLCROFT. He was born 1891.
Peter ALLCROFT is the son of William ALLCROFT and HANNAH. He was born Abt. 1814 in Derbyshire, England. He died Abt. 1884 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England.
Notes for Peter ALLCROFT:
Residence: Staveley, Derbyshire, England
Christening date: 14 Apr 1811, in STAVELEY, DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND
Jane MOLINEAUX. She died Abt. 1857.
Peter ALLCROFT and Jane MOLINEAUX. They had 4 children.
1. William ALLCROFT. He was born on 15 Oct 1837 in Manchester, Manchester, England. He married Elizabeth ALBERT. They were married in Manchester, Lancashire, England. Occupation was Iron Turner.
2. Joseph ALLCROFT. He was born 1835 in Manchester, England.
3. Elizabeth ALLCROFT. She was born Oct 1840 in Manchester, England.
4. Peter ALLCROFT. He was born 1843..
William ALLCROFT.
HANNAH.
William ALLCROFT and HANNAH.. They had 1 child.
  1. Peter ALLCROFT. He was born Abt. 1814 in Derbyshire, England. He died Abt. 1884 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England.

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