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  • Name: THOMAS EWING
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT. 1730 in Pennsylvania
  • Death: ABT. 1800 in Huntingdon County, PA
  • Note:
    ca. 1730, Thomas was b. in Pennsylvania, county unknown

    1757 Nov. 11, Book A, p.48, Cumberland Co., PA, will of William Reed of Cumberland Co., written July 26, 1757; names wife Marget. sons James, John and Robert, minors, my plantation; other children, Eleanor Reed, Mary Reed, Marget Reed and the child my wife is with; Exs., wife Marget and James Sharp. --Chester County, Pennsylvania, Wills, 1713-1825 (Ancestry.com)

    1787, see Will Book 1, page 166, Huntingdon Co., PA: beloved wife Mary; children, Alexander, John, James, William, Thomas, Catherine, Mathew, David [this must be the date Thomas wrote his will?]

    1788 tax list, Barree Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA, 300 acres

    1790 tax list, Barree Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA, 300 acres, 1 horse, 1 cow

    1790, enumerated in the Huntingdon Co., PA, census (3 M over 16; 2 M under 16; 2 F)

    1791 tax list, Barree Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA, 300 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows

    1793 tax list, Barree Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA, 300 acres, 4 horses, 5 cows

    1794 tax list, Barree Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA, 300 acres, 4 horses, 3 cows

    1795 tax list, Barree Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA, 300 acres, 2 horses, 3 cows

    1800; died, possibly in Ohio while visiting a son; his wife is buried in Huntingdon Co., PA

    susanmellups, Susan Ewing Mellups (RentaVilla@aol.com), http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?pid=-1936898632&tid=1074510

    THOMAS EWING lived near what is known as the Duff place (in West Twp) until his death about 1800. He came from the southeastern part of the state, but, like most of the settlers of the valley, was of Irish descent. In addition, to the daughter Katie [Catherine], who married a Mr. Huston, of Centre County, he reared the following sons: Thomas who lived near Mooresville until his death when the family removed to Jefferson County; William, a second son, lived on the Miller farm and was the father of sons named James and Thomas. The former was the father of William Ewing of Manor Hill [this isn't correct*]. John, the third son, died in the upper part of the valley. He was the father of Mrs. Robert Fleming. James, another son of Thomas Ewing settler, reared a son named Thomas and daughters who married John Maffit and John Foster. David,* the youngest son, lived west of Mooresville and was the father of sons named Thomas, David, James, Alexander, William, and Samuel H., the latter two yet living on the homestead. Alexander, the first son of Thomas Ewing, was one of the early settlers of Spruce Creek Valley.

    * "William Ewing of Manor Hill" was a son of James s/o Thomas Sr. and this 1883 statement then caused the confusion in the 1897 biography as well.

    J. Simpson Africa, History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883), 210-17.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~pahuntin/townships/barree/index.htm

    Chapter XXXIII. Barree Township.
    The first assessment of the property in this township after the formation of Huntingdon County was in 1788. The following extracts have been arranged as nearly as possible according to the territory of the township as it has been since subdivided.
    The abbreviations used are "W," for warranted land ; " L," for land held by "locations" or orders of survey; "Imp.," for land held by improvement-right; "a." for acres ; "h. " for horses ; "h. c.," for horned cattle ; " c.," for cows.

    Barree and Miller Townships
    Ewing, Thomas, 300 a., L, 2 h., 2 h.c.
    Ewing, Samuel, 50 a., I, 2 h., 2 h.c.
    Ewing, John, Sr. (for Harshaw), 300 a., L, 2 h., 1 h.c.
    Ewing, John, 50 a., I, 1 h., 1 h.c.

    JOHN BELL - Another early settler in this part of the township was John Bell, who lived on the place now owned by Alexander Oaks until his death in 1833, a very aged man. He was the father of sons - George W., who was married to Margaret McMahan, and who died in 1864, at the age of eighty-two years; Alexander, married to Elizabeth Moore; William, married to Elizabeth Henry; THOMAS, married to MARGARET EWING; and John and Arthur, who were single men.

    The Shaver's Creek Congregation, a meeting-house was built on the Manor about 1790, on a tract of ground set aside for church and burial purposes, which has been in longer consecutive use than any other ground in the county devoted to the same purpose. There were originally four acres, but owing to an error in locating the new building additional land had to be purchased in 1835 from William Hennon and JAMES EWING, making the entire lot more than five acres in extent. On the 23rd day of February, 1805, the congregation became an incorporated body as "The Presbyterian Church at Shaver's Creek Manor." --J. Simpson Africa, History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883), 210-17.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~pahuntin/townships/barree/index.htm

    Soldiers in the War of 1812
    Ewing, David Private 11th Division, Captain William Morris' Company
    J. Simpson Africa, History of Huntingdon & Blair Counties, Volume 1, pp.107-08

    Huntingdon County by J. Africa Simpson in William H. Egle, History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: E. M. Gardner, 1883)

    The following list contains the names of early settlers in various localities in the county. The figures following the names respectively indicate the earliest year in which those persons are known to have resided in the county.
    Franklin township - Benjamin Webster, Absolem Gray, 1779; Alexander Ewing, 1786; Abraham Sells, 1785; James Hunter, 1784.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~pahuntin/egle-1883.htm
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    WILLIAM EWING, Manor Hill, Huntingdon county, Pa., was born in Barree township, February 12, 1826, son of James and Elizabeth (Creswell) Ewing. The Ewing family is of English origin. The progenitors of its American branch were immigrants here during colonial times; some of them took an active part in the Revolution. Thomas Ewing, great-grandfather of William Ewing, was during that war a resident of West township, having removed to this vicinity from the southeastern part of the State. His descendants are found in different parts of Pennsylvania. In the fall of 1782 his daughter Catherine, with a Miss McCormick, daughter of a neighboring farmer, was captured by Indians and taken to Montreal. She was restored to her family, but it was several months before she reached her home. She was afterwards married to Mr. Huston, of Centre county, Pa.
    The sons of Thomas Ewing were: Thomas; William; John; James; Alexander; and David. The father died in West township, about the year 1800. His second son, William, became a large land owner, farmer and stock-raiser in that township. He was a Democrat. He married Miss Anderson, of Scotch-Irish ancestry. Their children were: James Thomas; William; Mary; Margaret; Martha; and Elizabeth. William Ewing and his wife both died in Barree township. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. --excerpt from Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of the Juniata Valley: Comprising the Counties of Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata and Perry, Pennsylvania (Chambersburg, PA: J. M. Runk, 1897), 100
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/huntingdon/bios/runk/ewing-william.txt
    http://www.clanewing.org/journal/volume5/JoV5.htm
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    Susan Ewing Mellups (RentaVilla@aol.com)
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~pahuntin/ewing-burials.htm
    Ewing Burials, Huntingdon County, PA
    Including full listing of Manor Hill / Shaver's Creek and Ewing Cemetery

    MANOR HILL CEMETERY
    EWINGS
    Alexander d. Apr. 5, 1828, aged 75 REV (born 1753) (s/o Thomas Ewing/Mary Reed)
    Leander d. Feb. 13, 1831, aged 58 (b. 1773) (nee Weakland)

    EWING CEMETERY
    EWING
    James d Dec. 4, 1867, aged 74 (born 1793)
    Elizabeth w/o d Sep 18, 1877, aged 77 (b. 1800)
    William d. 1847, aged 82
    Elizabeth w/o d. 1857, aged 90 (b 1767)
    Margaret w/o Thomas Bell d/ Dec/ 26, 1875, AGED 79 (B 1796)
    William d May 15, 1830, aged 22 (b 1808)
    Thomas d. Jul. 18, 1840, aged 35 (b. 1805)
    Rebecca d/o Thomas and Ann d. Sep. 13, 1841, aged 10 mo.
    Was this child born a week before her father died?

    EWING
    David d. Dec. 21, 1865. aged 84, WAR of 1812
    Nancy w/o d. Jul. 24, 1851, aged 66

    EWING
    William d. Apr. 30, 1903 aged 77 (b. 1826)
    Mary Ann d. Jul. 1, 1904, aged 78
    Margaret C. d Aug. 25, 1858, aged l
    Inf. Son
    Twin Daughters
    Frances J. 1855-1936
    Mary 1854-1836
    Henrietta J. 1869-1950

    ORBOSONIA CEMETERY, Cromwell Twp.
    EWING
    J. Boyd 1899-1970
    Margaret H., 1899-
    Baby Ewing 1951

    and many more

    Mooresville Cemetery, also see http://www.rootsweb.com/~pahuntin/mville-3.htm
    Ewing, Catherine A. ~ May 13, 1882 ~ 25y 3m
    Ewing, infant ~ May 19, 1882 ~ 11d
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    Huntingdon County Genealogy, http://www.rootsweb.com/~pahuntin/

    Marriages by Rev. John Johnston 1787-1823 from J. Simpson Africa's History of Huntingdon & Blair Counties (1883), http://www.rootsweb.com/~pahuntin/africa_marriages.html
    1787 Sep 11, John Ewing md. Elizabeth McCormick
    1787 Nov 20, Katherine Ewing md. James Hustan
    1796 May 3, Samuel Ewing md. Nancy Cotton
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    date?, Huntingdon Co., PA, Book 1, 1787-1807: Thomas Ewing, p.166. Will [dated 17 Oct 1797]. Wife Mary, oldest son Alexander, son John, James, William, Thomas, David, daughter Martha, p.168 - Letters of Administration granted. --courtesy Georgia Morgan, July 11, 2007, from notes recorded in 1974
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    1830 Huntingdon Co., PA, census, p.2, Barree Twp.:
    Jame[s] Ewing [s/o Thomas], line 27: 1 1 0 0 0 1 : 1 0 0 0 0 1
    > 1 M & 1 F 30-40 (b. 1790-1800); 1 M 5-10 (b. 1820-1825); 1 M & 1 F under 5 (b. 1825-1830).

    1830 Huntingdon Co., PA, census, p.7, Barree Twp.:
    Alexander Ewing [identity unknown], line 10: 1 0 0 0 0 1 : 1 0 0 0 1
    > 1 M 30-40 (b. 1790-1800); 1 F 20-30 (b. 1800-1810); 1 M & 1 F under 5 (b. 1825-1830).

    1830 Huntingdon Co., PA, census, p.8, Barree Twp.:
    John Ewing [s/o Thomas], line 2: 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 : 0 0 0 0 2
    > 1 M 70-80 (b. 1750-1760); 2 F 20-30 (b. 1800-1810); 1 M 15-20 (b. 1810-1815).

    1830 Huntingdon Co., PA, census, p.145, West Twp.:
    Thomas Ewing [s/o William?], line 26: 0 0 1 1 1 : 0 0 0 2
    > 1 M 20-30 (b. 1800-1810); 1 M & 2 F 15-20 (b. 1810-1815); 1 M 10-15 (b. 1815-1820).

    1830 Huntingdon Co., PA, census, p.146, West Twp.:
    James Ewing [identity unknown], line 10: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 : 0 0 0 1 1
    > 1 M 70-80 (b. 1750-1760); 1 M & 1 F 20-30 (b. 1800-1810); 1 F 15-20 (b. 1810-1815).
    William Ewing [s/o Thomas], line 11: 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    > 1 M & 1 F 60-70 (b. 1760-1770); 1 M 20-30 (b. 1800-1810); 1 M 10-15 (b. 1815-1820).
    David Ewing, line 12: 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 : 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
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    Ewing Burials, Huntingdon County, PA
    Including full listing of Manor Hill / Shaver's Creek and Ewing Cemetery
    contributed by Susan Ewing Mellups (RentaVilla@aol.com)
    On Route 305 slightly SE of Mooresville, the Presbyterian Church of Shaver's Creek Manor is commonly known as "Manor Hill." The church played a key role for the early Ewing settlers in West and Barree Townships. A half-mile away is Ewing Cemetery, a charming private place with some shade trees, gated from the farmland of an original William Penn land grant farmhouse sitting in the distance. Early burials in the area were done with field stones placed over graves without benefit of inscription, and so we miss the opportunity to identify some of our ancestors who are very likely interred there. In Ewing cemetery in particular you will note that it was not exclusive to those bearing the Ewing name but also welcomed the deceased of friendly neighborhood associations of the family as well as some of the inter-marrying families who became in-laws to the Ewing clan.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~pahuntin/ewing-burials.htm
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    see also, Clan Ewing in America, http://www.clanewing.org/




    Marriage 1 MARY (UNKNOWN)
      Children
      1. Has Children John EWING b: BET. 1750 - 1760
      2. Has Children ALEXANDER EWING b: ABT. 1753
      3. Has Children William EWING b: ABT. 1765
      4. Has Children Catherine EWING b: 1766 in West Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA
      5. Has Children David EWING b: 27 AUG 1779 in West Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA
      6. Has No Children Thomas EWING b: 12 JUN 1782
      7. Has No Children Peggy [Margaret?] EWING b: ABT. 1790 in Barree Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA
      8. Has Children James EWING b: ABT. 1794 in Pennsylvania
      9. Has No Children Martha (Marthew) EWING b: 1796 in Barree Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA

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