Laura Ann Ward1

F, b. 23 October 1868, d. 23 January 1892
  • Last Edited: 26 Nov 2018

Family: William Henry Trexler b. 24 Oct 1860, d. 24 Feb 1897


  1. [S3], .
    Memorial ID      97201453.

Joanna Trexler

F, b. circa 1863
  • Last Edited: 26 Nov 2018

Family: John B. Naile b. c 1861


  1. [S1] Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.

John B. Naile1

M, b. circa 1861
  • Last Edited: 26 Nov 2018

Family: Joanna Trexler b. c 1863


  1. [S1] Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.

Sarah Australia Trexler1

F, b. 5 February 1867, d. 30 July 1940
  • Last Edited: 26 Nov 2018

Family: James Franklin Mooring b. 18 Oct 1849, d. 15 Oct 1905


  1. [S3], .
    Memorial ID      56229245.
  2. [S3], .
    Memorial ID      56229399.
  3. [S1] Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
  4. [S1900] 1900 Federal census, , Year: 1900; Census Place: Whitten, Mississippi, Arkansas; Page: 17; Enumeration District: 0057; FHL microfilm: 1240068.

James Franklin Mooring1

M, b. 18 October 1849, d. 15 October 1905
  • Last Edited: 26 Nov 2018

Family: Sarah Australia Trexler b. 5 Feb 1867, d. 30 Jul 1940


  1. [S3], .
    Memorial ID      56229399.
  2. [S1] Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
  3. [S1900] 1900 Federal census, , Year: 1900; Census Place: Whitten, Mississippi, Arkansas; Page: 17; Enumeration District: 0057; FHL microfilm: 1240068.

Mary N. Trexler

F, b. 5 February 1867
  • Last Edited: 26 Nov 2018

Catherine Elizabeth Trexler1

F, b. 25 January 1869, d. 21 March 1914
  • Last Edited: 26 Nov 2018

Family: David Wilkins Proffitt b. 15 Aug 1871, d. 8 Mar 1953


  1. [S3], .
    Memorial ID      164969228.
  2. [S3], .
    Memorial ID      56814875.

David Wilkins Proffitt1

M, b. 15 August 1871, d. 8 March 1953
  • Last Edited: 26 Nov 2018

Family: Catherine Elizabeth Trexler b. 25 Jan 1869, d. 21 Mar 1914


  1. [S3], .
    Memorial ID      56814875.

Melissa Trexler

F, b. circa March 1870
  • Last Edited: 26 Nov 2018

Zarado Ellen Trexler1

F, b. 13 July 1874, d. 27 April 1959
  • Last Edited: 26 Nov 2018

Family: Franklin E. Adams b. 7 Oct 1877, d. 25 Apr 1961


  1. [S501] FamilySearch Family Tree, .
    ID # L5KJ-M7B.
  2. [S501] FamilySearch Family Tree, .
    ID # 967Q-M1C.

Franklin E. Adams1

M, b. 7 October 1877, d. 25 April 1961
  • Last Edited: 26 Nov 2018

Family: Zarado Ellen Trexler b. 13 Jul 1874, d. 27 Apr 1959


  1. [S501] FamilySearch Family Tree, .
    ID # 967Q-M1C.

Thomas Cox1

M, b. 2 May 1766, d. 1 October 1853
  • Last Edited: 27 Nov 2018

Family: Martha D. Smith b. c 1790, d. a 1 Jun 1870


  1. [S501] FamilySearch Family Tree, .
    ID # 2DXY-4F3.
  2. [S1] This marriage is apparently not found in official Franklin County records, so if correct, it must be from an as yet undocumented Bible record.

Martha D. Smith

F, b. circa 1790, d. after 1 June 1870
  • Last Edited: 27 Nov 2018
  • Birth*: circa 1790; Martha's parents are not known, so her maiden name must be from the marriage record, which itself is not documented.1
  • Marriage*: 27 April 1807; Franklin Co., Georgia; Principal=Thomas Cox2,3
  • Married Name: 27 April 1807; Cox2
  • Death*: after 1 June 1870; Whitfield Co., Georgia4

Family: Thomas Cox b. 2 May 1766, d. 1 Oct 1853


  1. [S501] FamilySearch Family Tree, .
    ID # L6MJ-Z81.
  2. [S1] This marriage is apparently not found in official Franklin County records, so if correct, it must be from an as yet undocumented Bible record.
  3. [S501] FamilySearch Family Tree, .
    ID # 2DXY-4F3.
  4. [S1870] 1870, Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Militia District 872, Whitfield, Georgia; Roll: M593_183; Page: 122A; Family History Library Film: 545682.

Sarah Howard1

F, b. circa 1645, d. 1 May 1717
  • Last Edited: 28 Nov 2018

Family: Captain William Stone b. c 1645

Captain William Stone

M, b. circa 1645
  • Last Edited: 28 Nov 2018
  • Birth*: circa 1645
  • Marriage*: 1671; Pittsylvania Co., Virginia; Principal=Sarah Howard1
  • Biography*: 28 November 2018; William Stone (1645-1704) and some of his progeny resided in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, for several generations and there is considerable record of them there. His contemporary, Francis Stone (1650-1716), resided in the area which became King George County in 1721.

    On April 3, 1680, while a resident of Gloucester County, William Stone purchased 727 acres of land in Rappahannock County from Robert Bedwell; this property fell into Richmond County upon its formation in 1692. William Stone and his wife Sarah Stone seated this plantation on Totusky Creek in North Farnham Parish and their progeny continued in the present Richmond County area for several generations. William Stone also acquired land in Essex County from Richard Gregory but he disposed of it in 1699.

    The terms of the last will and Testament of William Stone caused his widow and executrix Sarah considerable concern and it appears it was only after considerable difficulty she succeeded in getting it admitted to record. There are many recordings in the North Farnham Parish Register in regard to the issue of William and Sarah Stone and their progeny.

    1. 1704, Nov 4, North Farnham, Richmond Co., Virginia, Will of William Stone: Probated Jan 31 1707: Named sons Phillip and Joshua; son-in-law Robert Scholfield; grandsons Gregory and John Glascock; wife Sarah as exec; daughter Elizabeth and Mary Fann; no witnesses listed. 2. 1705, Sept 5, Order Bk. 4: William Stone (Jr.) and Elizabeth Stone, two of the children of William Stone, deceased, vs. Sarah, executrix of the said deceased. 3. 1711, July 2, Probated 1717, May 1, North Farnham, Richmond Co., Virginia, Will of Sarah Stone, widow and relict of William Stone; Named daughter Elizabeth Dawson, wife of William Dawson, a tract of land near the lands of George Glascock and James Tune (containing) 40 acres which said land was bought of my son Philip Stone by the said William Dawson; Wits: Joseph Stone, Thomas Draper, Leonard Hart. 4. 1717, June 5, Estate Inventory of Sarah Stone, widow of William, presented by William Stone (Jr.), exec.

    Old family traditions declare that the Stones of Virginia lived in great wealth for the times and were persons of large influence.2

Family: Sarah Howard b. c 1645, d. 1 May 1717

Sir John Stewart Sheriff of Bute

M, b. after 1350, d. between 1445 and July 1449
  • Last Edited: 30 Apr 2020
  • Birth*: after 1350; Dundonald, South Ayr, Scotland
  • Death*: between 1445 and July 1449; Dundonald Castle, Ayr, Scotland
  • Note*: 29 November 2018; He had two wives: Elizabeth Graham and Jean Simpill.

    This link shows his mother as Moira Leitch in the text but then states Elizabeth Mure is his mother.

    SP states his mother is Moira Leitch as listed below.

    The sudden rise in status of the Leitch family in Scotland, from this point in history (c. 1340), is clear evidence of the fact that Moira was the mother of John the "Black Steward".

    "Robertus dei gratia,* &c. sciatis nos dedisse, &c. dilecto fratri nostro, Johanni senescallo de Bute, officium vicecomitatus de Bute, Arran, &c. datum 11mo Novembris, anno 1400."

    Sir John Stewart was born between 1345 and 1390. He was the son of Robert II Stewart, King of Scotland and Moira Leitch.2 He married, firstly, Elizabeth Graham, daughter of Sir William Graham, in 1407/8.1 He married, secondly, Jean Simpill.

    He died between 1445 and July 1449.2,3, Sherrif of Bute, Keeper of Rothesay Castle, and Baron of Ardmaleish and Grenan.

    Sir John Stewart also went by the nick-name of 'The Black Stewart'. Circa 1385 he had the islands of Arane (Arran), Bute and Cambrae erected into a county for him by his father and was constituted Hereditary Sheriff of the new entity. He was invested as a Knight.

    He lived at Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland.

    From The Scots peerage founded on Wood's ed. of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom. Published 1904 by D. Douglas in Edinburgh . Vol Vl. Page 217-218:

    "Elizabeth Graham married Sir John Stewart of Dundonald, natural son of Robert ll, between 1412 and 1414"


    [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 225. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

    [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family, page 226.

    [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 607. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

    [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 312. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage. He held the office of Clerk of the Audit (1402-06) and later served as Captain of Dumbarton Castle where he was killed in 1425 when the town was attacked by his grandnephew, James, son of Murdach, Duke of Albany.


    John Stewart of Dundonald, the ‘Red Stewart’, captured Dumbarton Castle from the Earl of Lennox, on behalf of James I, on the 11th of November, 1424.

    John Stewart of Dundonald was one of six Johns who were sons, in one way or another, of Robert II, King of Scots. Robert II wasn’t Scotland’s most effective King, but he was extremely good at one thing; procreation. Randy Robert II had at least twenty-one children at the last count so it’s not surprising that more than one of them got called John. How could he have remembered their names; particularly when they were fathered by several different women? Calling them John was an easy way out of having to keep coming up with new names. The eldest of the legitimate Johns was born in 1337, to Robert’s first wife, Elizabeth Mure. That John Stewart, who was the Earl of Carrick, became King Robert III of Scotland and he took the name of Robert, because he felt that Kings with the name of John had not had very good luck. The eldest of all the Johns was known as the ‘Black Stewart’ and he was born illegitimately in 1336 to Mora Leitch. The next in line was born to an unknown mistress in 1340 and he was known as the ‘Red Stewart’. Another John was brought into the world in 1342 and his mother was Marion Carney. The last two Johns were born to an unknown mother or mothers; one in Cardney, in 1344 and another, who became Sir John Stewart, at some unknown time, nine months after Robert had enticed someone into his bed chamber.

    Robert II came to the Throne somewhat fortuitously after the death of David II on the 22nd of February, 1371. Robert was the seventh High Steward of Scotland and the son of the sixth, Walter, a hero of Bannockburn, who had married Princess Marjory, the daughter of Robert I, Robert the Bruce as was. In 1318, Robert the Steward had been declared heir presumptive to the Throne and when David II died with no issue, Robert stepped up to the Throne at the age of fifty-five. By all accounts, by that time, he had stopped procreating as the last child we have a date for was Walter Stewart, who was born in 1368 and became the Earl of Atholl. Robert II was the first Stewart to ascend the Throne of Scotland and his direct male line ended with James V. It is from Robert II that the Royal House of Stuart and the present dynasty of Great Britain are descended.

    The John Stewart, who was known as the ‘Black Stewart’, because of his dark complexion, was granted the lands of Bute, Arran and Cumbrae by his father and, about 1385, he was also granted the hereditary office of Sheriff of Bute. The grant of lands was confirmed by a charter of his half brother John, aka Robert III, in 1400, and it is from this Sir John that the Stuarts of Bute are descended. Sir John Stewart of Dundonald, on the other hand, was known as the ‘Red Stewart’. We don’t know why. Presumably, because he had a ruddy complexion or he had red hair. Some records suggest that the ‘Red Stewart’ was made Constable of Rothesay Castle, but that surely fell to his ‘Black’ brother along with the Sheriffdom of Bute, for the obvious reasons, but mibbies nae. Sir John ‘the Red’ was also Lord of Burley.

    In April of 1424, the grandson of Robert II, who had been crowned James I, returned to Scotland from captivity in England. In his absence and in his name and in succession, both his uncle Robert and his cousin Murdoch had ruled Scotland as Regent with the title of Duke of Albany. James I set about clearing out all the Nobles who he felt were a threat to his reign and he did so quite ruthlessly. On the 13th of May, he caused the arrest and imprisonment of several prominent Nobles, including Walter Stewart, the eldest son of the Duke of Albany, and ordered the capture of the Stewart Earl of Lennox, father-in-law of Albany. The task of apprehending Lennox was given to the ‘Red Stewart’, Sir John Stewart of Dundonald, which he duly achieved on the 11th of November, 1424, when he captured Dumbarton Castle and promptly seized and imprisoned Lennox.

    The following spring, on the ninth day of a Parliament, which began at Perth on the 12th of March, James I arrested a total of thirty further Barons and Knights. Those included Murdoch, the Duke of Albany, his son, Sir Alexander Stewart, the Earls of Douglas, March and Angus, and David Stewart, the Earl of Strathern, yet another son of Robert II, but not called John. James also imprisoned Murdoch’s wife Isobell in Tantallon Castle. These proceedings were specifically directed against the Duke of Albany and his family, and many of the others were released after a very short imprisonment. Murdoch’s fate was sealed in a Parliament, which assembled at Stirling in May. A court was held in Stirling Castle on, the 26th of May, 1425, where Walter Stewart was tried before the King and a jury of twenty one barons, found guilty, condemned, and immediately beheaded. The following day, Murdoch, his son Alexander and the aged Earl of Lennox were tried, convicted, and sentenced to death, with all their lands and titles forfeited. They were executed on Heading Hill and buried in the Church of the Black Friars. However, their severed heads weren’t buried as those were taken to Tantallon Castle and cast into the dungeon beside Murdoch’s wife with the express purpose of driving her insane.

    Sir John Stewart of Dundonald, the ‘Red Stewart’, was then in possession of Dumbarton Castle, but he had a vengeful, surviving son of Murdoch to contend with at the last. That son is variously described as James ‘the Gross’ or James ‘the Fat’ or, more correctly, Sir James Mhor Stewart. When Sir James Mhor heard that his father, brothers, and grandfather had been imprisoned and executed by James I, he raised a small force and came down out of the Highlands to descend upon Dumbarton. He attacked Dumbarton Castle and took his vengeance by burning it to the ground, and with it, its Governor, Sir John ‘the Red Stewart’ of Dundonald, his own great-uncle and an uncle of the King.

    After the sacking of Dumbarton and the judicial murder of ‘the Red’ Sir John Stewart, James Mhor fled to England, where he remained in exile until 1429, before going to Ireland. There, he called himself King of Scots and began to mass an army with the intention of invading the west coast of Scotland. Unfortunately for him, he died in 1451, before his English allies and the MacDonald Lord of the Isles could muster enough forces to make a realistic attempt on the Scots throne.1

Moira Leitch

F, b. circa 1316, d. 1356
  • Last Edited: 29 Nov 2018

Family: Robert II Stewart King of Scotland b. 2 Mar 1316, d. 19 Apr 1390


  1. [S501] FamilySearch Family Tree, .
    ID # L2VD-9VF.

Robert Leche Laird of Ardmaleish1

M, b. circa 1290, d. 1320
  • Last Edited: 29 Nov 2018
  • Birth*: circa 1290; Oxfordshire, England1
  • Marriage*: say 1312; Principal=Christian (?)
  • Death*: 1320; Scotland1
  • Note*: 29 November 2018; le Leche (l'Leche) is a very old Anglo-Norman name.

    Pronounced as Leckie/Leky in the old Scots phonic method of spelling. The name for a doctor in Scotland at this time was " the leech/leche ".

    This is the start of the 'Bute tree'. The family who spent many generations in Kilmavanan on Bute.

    Robert was a Medical Practitioner of that time.

    "There is a tradition imported into the Bute family history upon the authority of the late Lord Bannatyne (1742-1833), who is merely said to have heard it from Stewart of Kilwhinleck, that the mother of the first of the family of Bute was named Leitch, and was the daughter of the laird of Ardmalish, (Ardmaleish) in Bute"


    ROLL C. 91

    ... "people, whose names they know not, nor do they suspect anyone of the death except the said Nicholas le Walsh. Being asked what became of the said Nicholas le Valsh, the jurors say that he was taken by some persons unknown to the house of Robert le Leche upon Cornhue to be medically treated, the said Robert not knowing of the felony, and that he fled from there, but where he went or who received him the jurors know not. "

    Robert is mentioned in the "Hundred Rolls of Oxfordshire", during the reign of King Edward I, 1272 - 1307.

    Robert le Leche, 1307. Writs of Parliament. [1] The Isle of Bute in the Olden Time [ Cornell University Library] by JAMES KING HEWISON, M.A. F.S.A.(Scot), Minister of Rothesay, Bute
    Robt Le Leiche, leech (Doctor) of David II Bruse. His wife Christian le Leche of Jarrow of Durham was physician.2

Family: Christian (?) b. c 1292

Christian (?)

F, b. circa 1292
  • Last Edited: 29 Nov 2018

Family: Robert Leche Laird of Ardmaleish b. c 1290, d. 1320

John Stewart1

M, b. circa 1712, d. 8 April 1777
  • Last Edited: 30 Nov 2018

Family: Frances (?) b. c 1716, d. 16 Nov 1790


  1. [S1]
  2. [S3], .
    Memorial ID      15047721.

Frances (?)1

F, b. circa 1716, d. 16 November 1790
  • Last Edited: 30 Nov 2018

Family: John Stewart b. c 1712, d. 8 Apr 1777


  1. [S1]
  2. [S3], .

    Historical Sketch of Old Hanover Church by Rev. Thomas H. Robinson, D.D. (1828-1906) With a Notice of the Church at Conewago, by A. Boyd Hamilton, Harrisburg, PA: Dauphin County Historical Society, 1878, page 42: lists her name and dates entered herein.

Margaret Stewart1

F, b. 1714, d. after 1740
  • Last Edited: 30 Nov 2018

Family: James Steuart b. 1708, d. a 1745

James Steuart

M, b. 1708, d. after 1745
  • Last Edited: 15 Dec 2018
  • Name Variation: James Stewart
  • Birth*: 1708; in the north of Ireland. He may have been the son of George Steuart, brother of the Margaret Steuart who married Lazarus Stewart I.1,2
  • Marriage*: circa 1730; Principal=Margaret Stewart
  • Deed*: 2 December 1738; Hanover Township, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; James took up one hundred and fifty acres of land "adjoining Lazarus Stewart and James Murray on Swahawtawro creek, in Hanover township," surveyed to him on the 2d of December, 1738. This is now the boundary beteen Dauphin and Lebanon counties. James still owned this farm in 1744-5.2,3
  • Death*: after 1745; Pennsylvania

Family: Margaret Stewart b. 1714, d. a 1740


  1. [S397] "Stewart Clan Magazine".
    December 1928, Volume VII, No. 6, p. 91.
  2. [S1]
  3. [S397] "Stewart Clan Magazine".
    Nov. 1928, Vol. VII, No.5, p.81.

Margery Stewart1

F, b. 1716, d. after 1752
  • Last Edited: 30 Nov 2018

Family: John Young b. s 1714, d. Jun 1775

John Young1

M, b. say 1714, d. June 1775
  • Last Edited: 30 Nov 2018

Family: Margery Stewart b. 1716, d. a 1752

Capt. Lazarus Stewart1

M, b. 16 May 1733, d. 3 July 1778
  • Last Edited: 2 Dec 2018
  • Birth*: 16 May 1733; Hanover Township, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania1
  • Marriage*: circa 1765; Principal=Martha Espy2
  • Death*: 3 July 1778; Wyoming Valley, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania1,3
  • Note*: 29 November 2018; Capt. Lazarus Stewart ... was well grounded in the essentials of an English education and was a farmer, says his biographer, but he early became interested in military affairs. In 1755 he raised a company for the provincial service in Gen. Braddock's campaign, and in the subsequent Indian wars he was an officer of distinguished daring. In December, 1763, exasperated by the incursions of the Indians and by the inaction of the Quaker assembly, he led a party of men against the savages and massared a settlement of them at Conestoga. A warrant for his arrest, orderng the constable to bring Stewart to Reading gaol [jail], was issued nine years afterward by the assembly, but no one would arrest him, because of the attitude of the people of Lebanon. In company with a number of families from Hanover he removed to the Wyoming valley, in Luzerne county, where he took the side of the settlers from Connecticut against the claims of the Penns. He was captain of a company of forty Paxtang Rangers, in the pay of Connecticut. At the beginning of the Revolution he promptly took up the cause of independence. He married, about 1765, Martha Espey, born in 1747, daughter of Josiah and Elizabeth (Crane) Espey of Derry. He was killed at the historic massacre of Wyoming, July 3, 1778, by a horde of Indian and Tories, in which his bravery amounted to audacity. Administration on his estate was granted Dec 4, 1782, to his widow Martha.2,4

Family: Martha Espy b. 1747

Martha Espy

F, b. 1747
  • Last Edited: 1 Dec 2018

Family: Capt. Lazarus Stewart b. 16 May 1733, d. 3 Jul 1778


  1. [S397] "Stewart Clan Magazine".
    December 1928, Volume VII, No. 6, pages 91-92.

Lazarus Stewart Jr.1

M, b. 1718, d. after 21 October 1779
  • Last Edited: 30 Dec 2018
  • Birth*: 17181
  • Marriage*: say 1740; Principal=Ann (?)2
  • Death*: after 21 October 1779; Hanover Township, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania3
  • Note*: November 1928; Lazarus married Ann, as we see by a deed dated 1779. He took out a warrant Oct. 20, 1743, for land in Hanover township, Lancaster [now Dauphine] county, Pa. His father may have been living or recently died, and this land partly or wholly belonged to the elder Lazarus. On Nov. 4, 1763, he sold 100 acres of the land to John Stewart of Montjoy, Lancaster county [Deeds, Z: 187] On Feb 8, 1770, he mortgaged to James Stewart the land in Hanover which he had received by proprietory warrant dated Oct. 20, 1743; the witnesses were William Madden and Charles Stewart. The last notice we have of him was on Oct. 21, 1779, when he and his wife Ann deeded land in Hanover to Daniel Lodwick of Heidelberg, Berks county [Deeds, Z:302].3
  • Note: May 1958; Lazarus, born about 1714, has baffled family genealogiests for a hundred years. He is almost certainly the Lazarus Stewart who, with his wife Ann, deeded land in Hanover township, Lancaster [Dauphin] county, Pennsylvania, to Daniel Ludwig of Heidelberg township, Berks county, on Oct 21, 1779 [Deeds Z:302], for Ludwig was the man who finally acquired the interest of the other six children -- John, Peter, James, David, Margaret, and Mary -- in the homestead of old Lazarus. Old Lazarus, as you remember, with the help of his brother-in-law, George Steuart, in 1729, got a warrant for some 300 acres of land below the fork of Swatara creek. He never applied for a patent. But his son Lazarus did, and a patent for 363 acres was issued Oct. 20 1743. The chidlren had married and found homes of their own, excepting Lazarus, the younger, and there he was, nominally owner of the farm.

    A strange thing happened. John Stewart of Mountjoy township, Lancaster county, induced Lazarus to sell to him -- or Lazarus talked John into buying -- 100 acres off of the 363, leaving 263 acres. The deed was made Oct. 19, 1762. John assigned his title to Joseph Berkey on Nov. 4, 1763, probably not suspecting that it was "hot." It was about this time that Lazarus's eldest brother, John Stewart, died, and John's eldest son, William, petitioned the orphans' court of Lancaster county May 4, 1762, for the right to buy his father's real estate.

    So who was this John Stewart of Mountjoy township who came into the picture? Perhaps something can be learned from a letter written Nov. 12, 1880, from Fairchance, Fayette county, Pa., by Alfred Stewart, son of Abraham and grandson of John of Mountjoy, to his nephew David Shriver Stewart, Washington, D. C.:

    "My ancestors came from the Grampian Hills of Scotland, where 'Doon pours down her floods,' " Uncle Alfred stated, with rich poetic license, for Doon river is a long way from the Grampian hills.
    "About the year 1700 he emigrated in a colony from Scotland that settled in East Jersey. He had two sons, Mathias and Lazarus. They came to Pennsylvania in 1763 and, being good judges of land, settled at, or near, the city of Little York [York county] ... Lazarus Stewart was an outlaw. He was captain of a party who called themselves 'The Regulators' or 'Paxton [Paxtang] Boys'. Their business was to keep the Tories in subjection by robbing the rich ones and giving to the whigs.

    [A bit of historical correction is called for at this point. The Paxtang Rangers were organized to protect the settlers in the upcountry after the pious government at Philadelphia declined repeatedly to do it. Merchants in the safety of ships in the harbors were smuggling gunpowder and knives to the Indians, who used them to murder and scalp the wives and children of the pioneers. The fact that the upcountry men defied marshalls sent to arrest Stewart is enough to vindicate his charater.]

    A party of Indians who were supposed to have murdered some innocent whites were taken from the jail [at Lancaster] by Stewart's Regulators and hung, some five or six. A reward was offered for Stewart, dead or alive. He often came to my grandfather's, who was obliged to notify the sheriff to clear himself from the penalty of harboring an outlaw.

    My father has told me that he rode a fine large black horse, and when riding out he always put my father on behind as a kind of protection to prevent some unprincipled persons from shooting him for the sake of the rewards."

    Uncle Alfred's reminiscences, like several others, are not corroborated by public records. But they do tend to show that John Stewart of Mountjoy township belonged to the tribe of Lazarus. As for Matthias Stewart, he was probably Matthew, son of John of Mountjoy and uncle of Alfred. The name, like Abraham, evidently got into the Stewart family through the personality of John's German wife, who raised her children to be like her people. As to the Stewarts coming in a colony to New Jersey about 1700, that may be something to make hay with....
    from Lew Griffin: George Edson, the editor, goes on to point out that John Stewart of Mountjoy was the brother of the James Stewart who married Margaret Stewart, sister of the elder Lazarus Stewart. Capt. Lazarus Stewart, of the Paxtang Rangers, was the son of James and Margaret, and so was the nephew of John Stewart of Mountjoy.; Principal=John Steuart of Mountjoy Township4,5
  • Note: May 1958; Additional details on the later land transactions, etc. of this Lazarus can be found in the Stewart Clan Magazine, May 1958, Vol. 25, No. 11, p. 255.5

Family: Ann (?) b. s 1720


  1. [S1]
  2. [S1] Stewart Clan Magazine, Oct 1928, Vol VII, p. 78.
  3. [S397] "Stewart Clan Magazine".
    Nov. 1928, Vol. VII, No.5, p.81.
  4. [S397] "Stewart Clan Magazine".
    May 1958, Vol. 35, No. 11, p.254.
  5. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..

Peter Stewart1

M, b. 1720, d. after 1784
  • Last Edited: 6 Dec 2018
  • Birth*: 17201
  • Deed*: 17 September 1743; Hanover Township, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; Peter took up one hundred acres of land adjoining Andrew Lykens and William Campbell, in Hanover township, surveyed to him on the 17th of September, 1743 (over a month before his brother Lazarus received his warrant.)1
  • Note: before 1760; Prior to 1760, Peter, David, and James removed to North Carolina This is where the three were living in 1784-5, when the estate of the first Lazarus was finally distributed among the heirs.2
  • Note: 1784; In 1784, when their father's estate was finally being distributed, Peter and James Stewart, both of the state of North Carolina, in a quitclaim deed to Daniel Ludwig of Tulpehocken, Berks county, Pa. stated that they were two of the seven children of Lazarus Stewart, late of Hanover, Lancaster county, Pa. The quitclaim was witnessed by Spruce Macay, Mat Troy and David Stewart [Lancaster county deeds, BB: 325].2
  • Death*: after 1784; Rowan Co., North Carolina
  • Note*: January 1939; by George Edson, editor, Stewart Clan Magazine:

    Peter's name does not appear on the land or will records of Rowan county. Our surmise is that he was not a farmer but lived perhaps in Salisbury. He still owned his land in Pennsylvania, and died soon after he and his brother James signed a quitclaim of their interest in their father's land in Hanover township. Their signatures were sworn to by David Stewart on Aug. 27, 1784, in Rowan county. June 7, 1784, William Stewart of Hanover township gave a £ 100 bond in Lancaster county, Pa., as administrator of the estate of Peter Stewart, his securities being James Cunningham, gentleman, of Lancaster boro and Philip Grafant, innkeeper, of Lancaster boro. Dauphin county was detached from Lancaster on Mar 4, 1781. The Dauphin county court of common pleas at the May term, 1786, case 8, docketed a suit by James Stewart, executor of Peter Stewart, versus David Stewart. We were not permitted to examine the papers. We conjecture that some of Peter's children moved to western Pennsylvania.3



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  2. [S397] "Stewart Clan Magazine".
    Nov. 1928, Vol. VII, No.5, p.81.
  3. [S397] "Stewart Clan Magazine".
    Jan 1939, Volume XVI, No. 7, pages 25 -26.

David Stewart1

M, b. between 1720 and 1724, d. after 1784
  • Last Edited: 30 Dec 2018
  • Birth*: between 1720 and 17241,2
  • Marriage*: say 1750; Principal=Elizabeth (?)3
  • Note: before 1760; Prior to 1760, Peter, David, and James removed to North Carolina This is where the three were living in 1784-5, when the estate of the first Lazarus was finally distributed among the heirs.4
  • Death*: after 1784
  • Note*: January 1939; by George Edson, Stewart Clan Magazine:

    David Stewart went from Hanover township, Lancaster [now Dauphin] county, Pa., to Rowan county, N. C., about 1755. His brothers James and Peter also went, perhaps at the same time. A David bought Jan. 15, 1760, of Humphrey Cunningham of Rowan county 100 acres of land on the north side of Withrow Creek, in Rowan county, the witnesses to the deed being Thomas Douglas and John Johnson [4:216]

    David was in Pennsylvania when his father's homestead on Swatara creek was being sold by the heirs, and on May 18, 1784, he and his sister Margaret Young, "both of Hanover township," signed a quitclaim deed to Daniel Ludwig of their interest in their father's, Lazarus Stewart's, land, personally appearing before Samel Jones, one of the justices of the court of common pleas for Lancaster county [Z:305].

    A David Stewart of Salisbury, N. C., with Spruce Macay and Mat Troy, was a witness Aug 27, 1784, to a quitclaim deed by James and Peter Stewart to Daniel Ludwig of their interest in their father's land in Hanover township.

    With this document in hand David journeyed to Pennsylvania and personally appeared Dec 4, 1784, before John Thome, of the the justices of the court of common pleas for Lancaster cvounty, and swore that he saw James and Peter sign sign and also saw the witnesses sign and he was one of them [BB: 325].

    David entered Oct. 11, 1778, an application at the land office of North Carolina for 475 acres on Long branch on the north side of Withrow creek, adjoining his other land and lands of Nicholas Filhower, Jacob Crawford and John Patton, and a patent was issued Dec. 18, 1793 [13:436]

    David Stewart of Rowan county sold Mar. 31, 1794, to Isaac Cown for £ 95 "in gold and silver, that is, half-johannes at 3 punds 4 shillings and dollars at 8 shillings each," 200 acres on the northeast corner of his plantation, on the waters of Withrow creek; the witnesses were Robert Lowe and William Cowan [18: 187].

    David may have died in eastern Tennessee, where his son Thomas had located in 1781.

    His estate in Rowan county was divided Apr. 25, 1811, among Sally Cowen, Polly McRavey, Thomas Stuart, David Stuart and Lazarus Stuart, by an order of court....5
  • Note: June 1958; David Stewart, born about 1720, went with his brothers James and Peter from the Paxtang settlement in Lancaster [Dauphin] county, Pennsylvania, to the Yadkin River settlement in North Carolina, about 1755, and settled on Withrow's creek in Rowan county. He bought on Jan. 15, 1760, of Humphrey Cunningham 100 acres of land on the north side of the creek.

    A James Stewart also acquired land on Withrow's Creek, buying 350 acres from Thomas Douglas on Mar. 5, 1762, but he, gentleman, and his wife Elizabeth sold this and other adjoining tracts to Adam McNeely on Aug. 6, 1765. This James Stewart might be identified as the James from Augusta county, Virginia, who married Elizabeth Montgomery, daughter of Hugh, and eventually went to Washington county, Texas.

    David deeded Mar. 31, 1794, to Isaac Cowan for £ 95 in gold and silver, 200 acres of his plantation on the waters of Withrow's creek, witnesses to the deed being Robert Love and William Cowan. On Dec. 18, 1793, David got a state grant of 473 acres of land on Long branch on the north side of Withrow's creek, adjoining Jacob Crawford, John Patton and Nicholas Fellhower. After his death his children, most of whom had moved away, sold the land to Fellhower in 1812....2

Family: Elizabeth (?) b. s 1730, d. s 1810


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  2. [S397] "Stewart Clan Magazine".
    June 1958, Vol. 35, No. 12, p.257.
  3. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..
    According to deeds in Rowan, David's wife was Elizabeth, but others think her name was Barbara Hamilton. I do not know the original source for this idea.
  4. [S397] "Stewart Clan Magazine".
  5. [S397] "Stewart Clan Magazine".
    Jan 1939, Volume XVI, No. 7, pages 25.

William Stewart1

M, b. 1738, d. 14 July 1803
  • Last Edited: 30 Nov 2018
  • Birth*: 17381
  • Marriage*: say 1759; Principal=Mary (?)1
  • Marriage*: say 1781; Principal=Mary (?)
  • Death*: 14 July 18031

Family 1: Mary (?) b. 1736, d. 22 Feb 1780

Family 2: Mary (?) b. 1743, d. 9 Aug 1796

Mary (?)1

F, b. 1736, d. 22 February 1780
  • Last Edited: 30 Nov 2018
  • Birth*: 17361
  • Married Name: say 1759; Stewart1
  • Marriage*: say 1759; Principal=William Stewart1
  • Death*: 22 February 17801

Family: William Stewart b. 1738, d. 14 Jul 1803