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NOTES - AND QUERIES. Historical, Biographical and Genealogical. CLXXXII. Or Gsnebal Interest. Although the Jirincipal object of these historical notes is or local use and interest, yet owing to the frequent inquiries made from near and afar off, they have become more general in their character, ana trequent aeroana is maae xor back numbers or series. If any of our readers desire the full series, they can se cure them by communicating with the publisher of the Telegraph. Eight parts comprising volume 1, and one part of vol ume II have been puonsnea. Early Church Record. In ApriL 1881, the pulpit of the Methodist Church, in Har - risburg, was Diown trp Dyiome miscreant, a reward was offered for the arrest of the scoun drel, but it failed to bring anyone to account. xhe corner stone of the Ke formed Church, on Chestnut street, was laid June 15. 1821. Rev, Mr. Burgess, pastor of the Roman Catholic con - gragatlons of Elizabetntown ana Harris onr?, breached regularly in theCourt House in 1821. The Baptist Church, on Front street, was dedicated August 18, 1831, the sermon being preached by the Rev Mr. Crone, of New York city. - - PENSION KECORI) OF C'APT. WM. GRAY. rant Wm. Grav having died July 19, 1804, which was before the passage of a law for th sorvlceonly in the Revolutionary War, therefore there is no statement of his mili tary services other than that by his widow . . . . 1 A? f Mary wnen sne maae ner application ior a pension dated in July, 1838. Sne stated that she was living in Sunbury, Penn'a., & was aged 74 years in April last & was the widow of Wm. Gray who was a captain in me n Penn'a regiment of the - Continental line & served to the close of the war, but gives no dates or further details at his service or inci dents connected therewith. Her marriage to Wm. Gay was Sept 10, 1784. Jane Brady testifies in Jnly, 1838, that she was 70 years old & was present at their marriage. His commission (which is on file) is dated Jnne 28, 1778, signed by John Jay, Presdt, of Congress, & authorizes his rank as Captain in the 4th regiment of Penn'a from June 3, 1777. In June, 1848, she was living in Sun - bury. , . William M. Gray testified, in 1838, that he copied in 1831 from an old original family Bible record made bv his father, a list of the births of the children of William and Mary Gray, as follows : i. Elitabeth; b. April 23, 1786. ii. Mary; b. Sept 3, 1789. iii. William M.; b. Dec. 3, 1792. iv. Jackson; b. Sep. 30, 1796. Underneath these names follows' a record: Harriet Jane Seely, b. January 22, 1811. In an opposite column on same leaf is the following: John Brady, b. March 1 8, 1 762. Mary Brady, b. April 22, 1764. William P. Brady, b. April 1, 1766. Hush Brad v. b. July 27. 1768. Jane Brady, b. July 27, 1768 (twin to Hugh.) Robert Brady, b. Sept. 12, 1770. Agnes Brady, b. Feb. 14, 1773. Hannah Brad, b Dec. 3, 1774. On the opposite side of the leaf, under the heading of Marriages, as follows; Jackson Gray married to Margaretta Jane Carpenter, Sept. 3, 1827. - v V the Revolutionary war. ins deed was a Trust deed. He complied with its provisions, and became owner in fee. His neighbors were Henry and John Carpenter and Evan Edwards. It is probable that Mrs, Keimer was in some way connected with the Edwards'. James Keimer was a very prominent person. He was an active member of Bangor Church, and was chosen one of the Trustees to lease the Glebe lands belonging to the church, a position he held for many years, and as late as 1777. James Keimer's wife's name was Elizabeth They did not reside in "Cumry" township prior to 1758, nor m . "Caernarvon. When Mr. Keimer took the Edwards Trust, in 1761, he borrowed one thousand pounds from Wil liam Humpmes, of Philadelphia. KEES Davies died in 1751, leaving cml dren: i. Gabriel. ii. Zaccheus. iii. Sarah; m. Darlington. to. David. Zaccheus Davies, sr., married a sister of Rees Davies. Gabriel Davies, son of Rees Davies, PIONEER SETTLERS la Caernarvon Township, County. Lancaster n. Nathan Evans took up several hundred acres of land on the west side of the Jenkins tract in 1 730. He built a grist and saw mill on a small stream which empties into the Cones toga just north of the present village of 'Beartown." His sons and daughters were grown up when he came to the - township. He gave each of his sons a farm shortly after he settled there; was one of the founders, and most liberal contributors to Bangor church and the school belonging to it An annual quit rent is still paid to the support of that church by the present owner of part of his land near Beartown. Mr. Evans also owned several farms in Chester county; part of the income of which went to support schools in Chester county. He died in 1761, leaving wife, Susannah, and children as follows : i. Nathan; ai. and had issue: . Nathan. 2. David. 3. John. 4. a dau.; m. Edwards. ii. John. iii. Jamti: m. Elizabeth , and had Issue: 1. Hiram. 2. Rebecca. 8. Nathan. 4. William. - Home of the descendants of Hiram own part of the old homestead lands. There are descendants of James living in Columbia, Penna. - iv. Ann; m. Eleazer Evans, and had: 1. John. - 2. David. v. Mary; m. Thomas Nicholas. William Davies, Edward Davies, John Davies, Philip Davies took up large tracts of land along 'Muddy" Run in 1719. Hugh Davies, David Davieb, Rees Davies, Thomas Davies,. . Zaccheus Davies, settled in the same neighborhood. These families were related, and some of them wore doubtless related to Gabriel Davies, previously named, as that name was continued in many of these families. David Davies was a store keeper, and probably resided along the Horse Shoe or raxtang - Road. This was prior to the date of any of the villages in Earl or Caernarvon. 8everal of the Davies lived at "Big Spring" near the mouth of Muddy Run. Thomas Edwards, - Esq,, and John Edwards, in 1719 took up about fifteen hundred acres of land, now in East Earl, at and west of the mouth of "Muddy Run." They occupied the extreme western limits of the Welsh settlement, whose further advance in that direction was completely shut off by the Weavers, Martins and Sneeders, all Palatines. They not only held their lands then, bnt now their descendants are still in possession. .Thomas Edwards, settled in . Earl in 1719. He was then one of the i ustices for Chester county, and also a member of the General Assembly. When Lancaster county was organized, ho was appointed one of the Common Picas Justices, a position he held for more than twenty years. The records of the Courts show that he was one of the most industrious, and attentive Justices of the Court His signature aud the records and orders made by him in person upon the official records, indicate that he was a person well educated, and of more than ordinary intelligence. He resided about twenty miles from the court house. It is known that he frequently walked that distance barefooted. ' For many . years he was a member of the General Assembly. He was over sixty years of age when he settled in ' Lancaster county. . He was not a thrifty person, and was probably, "land poor." When he purchased . his land he gavo mortgages to the "Loan Commissioners" payable in small amounts, running many years. He defaulted in these paymeuts. He was probably a favorite with the Penns, and bo was allowed to remain on the land without foreclosure. This was not, however, to continue always. I And that on September 26th, 1745, that his friend, John Kinsey, then speaker of the Assembly, and one of the most prominent men - in the Province, paid the "Loan Commissioners' the whole of Mr. Edwards'' indebtedness; where upon, on the same day, Thomas Edwards and his wife Elizabeth, conveyed the whole of thoir estate to Mr. Kinsey, upon condition that they could remain upon the land during thoir lives. Ho deeded back to them for life & Mr. Kinsey died intestate leaving sons : i. James, ii. Philip, iii. Thomas, These sens, on 12th June, 1761, conveyed the whole of the - Edwards land to James Keimer who then lived in "Cumry" township, Berks "County, upon the condition that Keimer should pay the several sums which Mr. Edwards owed the commissioners, and npra the same conditions mimed by Mr. Kinsey in bis deed to Edwards. Mr. Keimer moved upon the Edwards land and remained there until after died in 1804, leaving children: i. Jean. ii. Margaret. iii. Archibald. iv. George. v. John. Gabriel Davies married Jane Douglass, daughter of Archibald Douglass, of Salis bury township, who was a member of St. John's church ("compass. ") Mr. Davies is buried at that church. (See Hamilton articles.) This is the Gabriel Danes asked for in "Notes and Queries." jenkin Davies and Mary, bis wile, were the parents of Zaccheus Davies and John Davies. They conveyed to Zaccheus Davies, in 1747, three hundred and seventy - five acres, being the eastern part of a much larger tract. He owned a grist and fulling mill. Zaccheus Davis was one of the Justices of Common Pieas, and was a very active patriot during the Revolution. He died in 1787, and left children : t. Zaccheus. ii. Jenkin, who had three sons. iii. Dinah; m. first, Thos. Kennedy; sec ondly, Percel ; her children were : 1. Hannah. 2. Zaccheus. 3. Sarah; m. Kyle. 4. Mary; m. Scott. iv. Sarah; m. first, Pelmer, by whom she had one son, Thomas Davies; m. secondly; - Ferree, by whom she had : 1. James. 2. Elizabeth. Ann; m. Willis Davies ; and had : 1, Zaccheus. 2. Sarah; m. Byne. vi. Jtilizaovta; m. Thomas Carter. viii. ' Mary; m. Park; and had : 1. Oliah. ix. Hannah; m. John Gordon. John Edwards died in 1790, leaving a wife Sarah (who was a sister of Rees Davies) and children: i. Dinah; m. William Smith, Esq., who in connection with his brother Thomas, built Martic Furnace and Forge in 1755; he was sheriff in 1757; removed to New Holland and "was a justice until his decease in 1806 he left children : i. Wiliiam. ii. Mary. iii. Sarah. iv. Lydia. v. JSdward. vi. Margaret. vii. Rebecca. This family were intermarried with Zac cheus Daviesfamily,and Gabriel Davies, who married Miss Douglass. Edward Davies died intestate about 1 760, and left one daughter, Mary, who also mar ried a Davis; she left: t. James. ii. Davis. iii. Ann. iv. Sarah. - v. Jane; m. Robt Good and had: 1. Jean, m. Jonathan Jones; removed to Kenhawa county, va. The late John ZelL Esq., of Chnrchtown, married the widow of James Davies, who was the father of the late Edward Davies, member of Congress, and the grandfather of Hon. a. Ki. strong wite. Samuel Evans. Columbia, Pa. Funny Men' Fancies. Wife What do you mean, John, when yon say that my stud vine or. lierman is a real act of kindness ? Husband I mean, my dear, that it will five the English language a little needed rest - ' - "Who is that man ?" "He the servant of old bmith, the un dertaker." - "Ah I then he's the valet of theshadow of death." Funny Man (of Chicago daily) "A sudden feeling of nausea has come over me. It must be something I've eaten." Horse Editor (sympathetically) "Possibly it's something yon have written. Visitor Your little girl plays nicely on the piano. Perhaps she has dormant genius. Father For heaven's sake, keep quiet Don't wake it up. - "Doctor," she said, "it must require patience to be successful in your profession. 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