Hurry - JS Klinefelter Describes Family Tree

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Liberty Bell Ringer^s Descendants to Visit Freedom Train Here DEAN POIILENZ. for the occasion, he may not have' troop.s. and that the Dei’lara- fn and ihny uoic the parrots of mtrntt Wnt»r arftiallv t-tina ♦!-<*« Kf.11 'T'F.« I.;.. fwm chimia 1.« t-,. .,! <*,.f tl.« .,*..1*. 1 W .... to S. to to of to a w«ff Writer Til# Jnarnsl .s;#Mtpiip#r«. The descendants of a man who witnessed the birth of liberty in America ore coming to Lincoln Sunday to visit the Freedom Train and to see for them.selves a faded yellow parchment dated July 4, 1776 which begins, "When in the course of human events actually rung the bell. The history history of the old Pine Street church (Third Presbyterian), “Leaves From a Century Plant," Page 18.3, gives William Hurry the credit for ringing the bell on this dav. turn should be read “at the state house in the City of Philadelphia on Morulay, the F.ighlh day cf July, in.stant. at 12 o'clock noon, of the .same day," Colonel John Nixon. S Klinctchcr Mr, Klincfcltci i, the fallici of three daughter.4 ( me. Mr.- Cam- I.v n .Shelt.in lives n L.tkewood, (V, witti her two riaughter.s, and another, Mrs Hniteivse Palson, old J. S. Klinefelter, of Palmyra. Nob., who is a sixth generation descendant of one William Hurry, who, as Mr, Klinefelter puts it, "everyone knows rang the Liberty Bell after the signing signing of the Declaration of Independence; Independence; why, it's been in all the history books',” * ♦ AT LEAST one hi.«storian, Victor Victor Hosewater. In a volume called. "Liberty Bell, Its History and Significance,” credits an Andrew Ml Narr, the doorkecfHT of Independence Independence hall, with actually tolling the bell. Wrote Rosewater, "As doorkeeper, doorkeeper, Andrew must be credited with attending the bell in 1776, when it performed its solemn mission ‘to proclaim liberty thru- out all the land.’ ” • APPARENTLY' THERE was no specific job of bell ringer, but the doorkeeper of the constitutional constitutional assembly rang the bell, along with his other dutie.s. Rosewater .say.s that McNarr was doorkeeper until 1777, when iie was sucicedcd by "A William Hurrie." Mr. Klinefelter, who de.seribed himself as “well and hardy” despite despite his more than four score of years, scoffed good-naturedly at Roscvvatcr’.s version and offered to refute it “in any history book." FOR THE KIND of proof he meant, Itlr. Klinefelter might turn to a slender, ten-page tome called "Andrew McNair and the Liberty Bell,” by Mary D. Alexander. Alexander. After building the case for Mc­ Narr (or McNair) as the ringer of the bell, the book, a little grudgingly, admits: "Tliere is some doubt as to who actually rang the Liberty Bell on July 8, 1776. For altho Andrew McNair W’as the official bellman irwiitom"niTi;y did'rini'Tiic' -ho shTna'Tf" .'¡¡„¡"doiph": - i',;'"':" must have done .so un-| had delegated the reading, is d,;- bip the 26 other members of "he officially, for he IS not mentioned scribed as "a strong voiced and f.unih, all children 'snd'p. oiH open-featured man " His reading I chiidt en of ihe third d u.ghfrr" wa.s accepted "With general ap-j Mrs Bl.m. he Thmnpson te plau.se and beautiful satisfac- fMirovra. Bemu't uid 1 Im .in tioii,” wrote Mary Alexander. i in the notes of the Pennsylvania uie course OI numan cv'enis ■■ i Assembly for 1776 nor in the Thev will he led bv 83-year-' journal of the Continental Con- .j f . *- . 1 gress for the same year. The first mention of William Hurry is on March 4, 1777, when he was first appointed doorkeeper,” AN INTERESTING .sidelight on the whole affair is that the bell w'as not rung until four davs after the signing of the Declaration Declaration of Independence. On July 5, the congress in a "resolve" ordered copies of the declarations distributed thruout the colonies and to the continrn- Af’CORDINO TO an elabotalc chflit drawn by Mr. Klineteltf'r, William Hurry had a sen. whose Chri.stian name i.s unknown to posterity. This .son had a daughter daughter v\ ho Was married to a John McCfinley. Their daugtiter, Ann. mnrned a Mr. Stettler and thi.*, union was blessed, as it was th«' fashion of that time to say, with I L.\,\s xnn boing m.idr for thc l.imil. t„ M.ii tiir tiain be- twccii !» a m .tnd 10 a m Sun da.v, betöre it opf'iic lo the fnibli. "A family i ich m Ameru .in tradiluMi as thi.s onc, certainlv descrves a hltle .sp*'ci,d trc.d ment, Ray Ramsay, « hairm.m of the commiitee in charge of the tram, .said 1 his drew a know ing notl from ed ea the the l.c V a son. Abner. His daughter. Caro-* M, Klin.'feltcr as he v,„,h line, married Jo.seph J Klinefei- Aictrew M, Naii, ch’ lfum|>b!" ■ a a a ■ ■ % resA ii|i sour lie<ln»uiiis for Hiiitinier wilh Alunly. Iiihbahle eutlon Aeer.siicker BEDSPRE Tluy re well »»iiliiii siuir hoiue- inukers hiidget . . . «re « erÌA|ì rhiiiige for a new

Clipped from Lincoln Journal Star13 May 1948, ThuPage 5

Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska)13 May 1948, ThuPage 5
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