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  • ID: I114574
  • Name: James FIGARD , Sr. 1
  • Sex: M
  • Name: James FIGART , Sr.
  • Birth: ABT 1789 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death: 8 DEC 1852 in Broad Top Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial: Joseph Evans family Cemetery, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial: Evans Cemetery, Coaldale, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Note:
    ID: I105058
    Name: James Figard , Sr
    Sex: M
    Birth: 1789 in York Co.,PA
    Death: 8 DEC 1852 in Broad Top Twp.,Bedford Co.,Pennsylvania, USA
    Burial: Joseph Evans family cemetery,Huntingdon Co., PA
    Note:
    Registration of Deaths in the County of Bedford
    >James Figard: White, Male, Age about 60, Name of mother of deceased:Annie
    >Figard, Occupation Farmer, Place of Birth:Huntingdon, Huntingdon County,
    >Name of wife of deceased;Nancy Figard, Born in 1789, Died: 8th Dec. 1852,
    >Cause of Death: Stroke of Palsy, Name of place where person died: Broad Top
    >Township, Bedford County, Burial ground: Jos Evans family burial ground,
    >nameof person returning certificate: Ephraim Foster a neighbor, Date of
    >certificate: Dec. 24, 1852, date of registration: Dec. 30, 1852.


    Marriage 1 Abigail Evans b: 9 JUN 1785
    Children
    Amos Figard b: 31 DEC 1814 in Bedford Co., PA

    Marriage 2 Nancy Sheckler b: 26 FEB 1797 in Huntingdon Co.,Pennsylvania, USA
    Married: ABT 1815 in Bedford Co., PA
    Children
    William Figard b: 1 AUG 1816 in Bedford Co., PA
    David Figard b: 1821 in Bedford Co.,Pennsylvania, USA
    James Figard , Jr b: 2 APR 1823 in Bedford Co.,Pennsylvania, USA
    Mary Figard b: BET AUG AND SEP 1825
    George Watson Figard b: 1 MAY 1829 in Six Mile Run,Bedford Co.,Pennsylvania, USA
    Joseph H. Figard b: 16 DEC 1833 in Broad Top Township,Bedford Co.,Pennsylvania, USA
    John C. 'Squire' Figard b: 28 OCT 1836 in Bedford Co., PA

    http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi op=GET&db=rrrose2&id=I105058
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    ID: I504852679
    Name: James Sr. FIGARD
    Given Name: James Sr.
    Surname: Figard
    Sex: M
    Birth: 1789 (1797) in York Co. Pa.
    Death: Dec. 8, 1852 in Broad Top Twp., Bedford Co. Pa.
    Note:
    !Sheckler Booh pg361-gave birth as 1789 Pa., death as Dec.8, 1852 in
    Bedford Co. Pa. Listed nine children, William(c.1816), son (bef.1820
    David(1821), James Jr.(1823), Amos(1825), George(1829), Joseph(1820)
    and John(1836)
    !Figard Book, compiled 1969 by Charles Orville Satterfield, pg8. James is
    mentioned as great-grandfather of compiler. List five sons, James Jr.
    John C. (compiler grandfather), George W. and William.

    !Biographical Review,pg163-164 (Sketch on John C, Figard) listed parents of John c. as James and Nancy(Sheckler)Figard. Stated that James was born in York Co. Pa. and came to Bedford Co. Pa. in about 1806. Of the children born of his union with Nancy Sheckler, a native of Bedford Co. four sons survive, Amos of Huntingdon Co. Pa. James of Fulton Co. Il. Joseph of Broad Top Twp. and John C.
    !Ref859

    !Another source gave data from Registration of Deaths in County of Bedford, Pa. said he was born in Huntingdon, Huntingdon Co. Pa. Mother was Annie Figard.
    !Burial:Joseph Evans family burial ground.

    !Note:Article by Shel Horton (source unknown)

    It is always nice to chat with Chester Dixon of Round Knob. he is very handy with a knife, whittling out many things from wood and passing them out as gifts. This brings up some informatiom that I'd like to pass along. James Figard Sr, (great-grandfather of Chester Dixon) came to Broad Top Twp region from Maryland. He married Nancy Sheckler, A Delaware Indian maiden who resided, with her kin folks, about where the Pennsylvania, USA Central Light Plant stands in what is now Saxton. Maiden Sheckler was born about the year 1810 and became a great huntress and hourseback rider. James Figard Sr. with eight sons and a black maid, came to Round Knob and were the first settlers in that area. They erected a cabin near where Raymond Figard house now stands, and built a shanty for Hannah the maid. the family was quite wealthy but lost heavily on a cattle venture due to water shortage. Five of the boys took up farming in Illinois. James Figard Sr. built a grist mill where Defiance, Pa. now stands and operated it with his son William. John C. and Joseph Figard made what was called "Cut Nails" (three nails were cut with but one heating) getting their iron from Hopewell, Pa. and shipping their product, via boat, to Philadelphia.

    HEAD FOR ILLINOIS:James Figard Jr., son of James and Nancy (Sheckler)
    Figard Sr. took up farming in Round Knob area for a while. Becoming discontented, he put his few farming implements on a pin sled and set out for Illinois. He and his wife accompanied only by a mule and a heifer, journied three months before settling down near Chicago. Some of their sons became lawyers.

    The exact birth and date of James Figard Sr., to this date are unknown. Likewise, final resting place of James And Nancy (Sheckler) Figard Sr. is unknown. It is believed however, that the burial site was located adjacent to their home place in Round Knob.


    Father: Joseph FIGARD b: abt. 1728 in France
    Mother: Annie MELINE b: Oct. 26, 1734 in France

    Marriage 1 Nancy SHECKLER b: Feb. 26, 1797 in Huntingdon Co. Pa.
    Married: abt. 1814 in Bedford Co .Pa.
    Children
    John C. FIGARD b: Oct. 28,1836 in Bedford Co. Pa.
    William FIGARD b: Aug. 1, 1816 in Bedford Co. Pa.
    David FIGARD b: 1821 in Bedford Co. Pa.
    James Jr. FIGARD b: April 2, 1823 in Bedford Co. Pa.
    Mary FIGARD b: bet, 08-09 1825 in Bedford Co Pa.,.
    George Waton FIGARD b: May 1, 1829 in Six Mile Run, Bedford Co. Pa.
    Joseph FIGARD b: Dec. 16, 1833 in Broad Top Twp. Bedford Co. Pa.
    John C. FIGARD b: Oct. 28, 1836 in Bedford Co. Pa.
    Amos FIGARD b: 1825 in Huntingdon, Pa.
    http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi op=GET&db=:2262047&id=I504852679ID: I3539

    Name: James FIGARD
    Sex: M
    Birth: 1789 in ,York Co.,PA
    Death: 8 DEC 1852 in ,Bedford Co.,PA
    Burial: Evans Cem
    Note:

    !SHECKLER Book, pg 361 - gave birth as 1789 PA, death as 8 Dec 1852 Bedford
    Co., PA. Listed nine children: William (c.1816-), son (bef 1820-), s on (bef
    1820-), David (1821-), James, Jr. (1823-), Amos (1825-), George (1829 -), Joseph
    (1835-), and John (1836-).

    !FIGARD Book, compiled 1969 by Charles Orville SATTERFIELD, pg 8 - James is
    mentioned as great-grandfather of compiler. Lists five sons: James, Jr., John
    C., Joseph [compiler's grandfather], George W., and William.

    !Biographical Review, pg 163-164 [Sketch on John C. FIGARD] - listed parents of
    John C. as James and Nancy (SHECKLER) FIGARD. Stated that James was born in
    York Co., PA, and came to Bedford Co., PA, about 1806. Of the children born of
    his union with Nancy SHECKLER, a native of Bedford Co., four sons survive:
    Amos, of Huntingdon Co. PA; James of Fulton Co. IL; Joseph of Broad Top, PA;
    and John C.
    !Ref 859

    !E007 - Email of 4Jul2000 from Joyce (SHECKLER) HEISS [jsheiss@charter.net] -
    forwarded data she received from Ronald WEAVER who sent her data on James
    FIGARD from Registration of Deaths in the County of Bedford, PA. Said he was
    born in Huntingdon, Huntingdon Co., PA, mother was Annie FIGARD. Buried Jos.
    Evans family burial ground.

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    Marriage 1 Abigail EVANS b: 9 JUN 1785 Registration of Deaths in the County of Bedford
    >James Figard: White, Male, Age about 60, Name of mother of deceased:Annie
    >Figard, Occupation Farmer, Place of Birth:Huntingdon, Huntingdon County,
    >Name of wife of deceased;Nancy Figard, Born in 1789, Died: 8th Dec. 1852,
    >Cause of Death: Stroke of Palsy, Name of place where person died: Broad Top
    >Township, Bedford County, Burial ground: Jos Evans family burial ground,
    >nameof person returning certificate: Ephraim Foster a neighbor, Date of
    >certificate: Dec. 24, 1852, date of registration: Dec. 30, 1852.

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    1850 United States Federal Census
    Name: James Figard
    Age: 60
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1790
    Birth Place: Pennsylvania
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Broad Top, Bedford, Pennsylvania
    Family Number: 22
    Household Members: Name Age
    James Figard 60
    Nancy Figard 52
    George Figard 21
    Joseph Figard 15
    John Figard 14
    Wilthey A Foster 6
    Sarah J Anderson 3

    Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Broad Top, Bedford, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_751; Page: 263A; Image: 526.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
    Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

    Description:
    This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1850 Federal Census.
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    NANCY SHECKLER - DELAWARE INDIAN, OR NOT?

    The other day a descendant of Nancy Sheckler brought up the question of her being a Delaware Indian.
    Her parents Frederick Sheckler and Marie Catherine Mamro were both born in the mid-1700's in Germany.

    They were married in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1771.

    Their first son, Frederick Sheckler, Jr. was the only child born in Bucks County.

    Their second child Susannah was born in 1778, two years before the famous Captain Philip's incident.
    This was a rugged area in the late 1700's. The Sheckler family was right there and part of these historical events. Nancy was born much later in 1799.

    It was not uncommon, during those trouble days, for Indian tribes to come through the area and kidnap or rape the women. There are published stories about such things happening in this area. To hide the shame, many rapes were not reported and the children were accepted as being the natural children of the couple. Often in later census reports these children and the Indian women who married white men were listed as white.

    Nancy's parents were both born in Germany and neither of them are from Delaware Indian tribe?

    I am not saying that this is why there is a claim that Nancy Sheckler is a Delaware Indian, but only providing some possibilities for the claim.

    CENSUS: "HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 Pennsylvania HUNTINGDON Co."

    Name of head of family: Sheckler, Frederick

    Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 1

    Free white males under 16 years: 2

    Free white females, including heads of families: 4

    CITATION SOURCE: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots: Volume 4: "SHECKLER, Frederick Fockler Cem, Saxton, Bedford Co Pennsylvania 80." Military Service: Rev. War- private in Capt Kuhn's Co.of the Northampton Co. Militia.

    CITATION SOURCE: The Story of Captain Phillips. "On Saturday, 15 July, 1780 a group of settlers who had taken shelter at Shoup's Fort were getting more worried that they might be attacked and not be able to hold out against the Indian invaders. Certain of their group had decided to head east into Cumberland Co. Those that remained at the Fort in Woodcock Valley decided on their next course of action. Their decision was to have one of their number travel northward into Morrisons Cove to request a company of the Bedford Co. rangers to come aid them in their defense. Joshua Davis was the one chosen to make the trip for help. He set out that morning and found Captain Philips who agreed to take his small company to the Shoup's Fort settlers' aid. Davis started out ahead of Philips' company and while crossing Tussey Mountain was ambushed by a party of Indians estimated at roughly sixty. Davis somehow managed to escape and hurried to the fort to warn the others. They immediately discussed the situation and agreed to leave the relative safety of the fort and head eastward. They would not actually return to Bedford Co. until 1785.

    As the rest prepared to leave, one of the settlers, Frederick Sheckler, headed north through the valley to warn the family of Frederick Heater of the impending danger to their safety. The Heater's homestead dwelling was located on Fisher's Summit about two miles north of the Shoup's Fort. Enroute to the house, Sheckler found the Heater's son, John, lying on the ground, dead and scalped. He roused the rest of the family and they headed out of the valley to join their fleeing neighbors.

    CITATION SOURCE: Extracted from an Article by Shelton Horton which can be found at the Pioneer Library.

    It is always nice to chat with Chester Dixon of Round Knob, he is very handy with a knife, whittling out many things from wood and passing them out as gifts. This brings up some information that I'd like to pass along.

    James Figard, Sr. (great grandfather of Joseph Chester Dixon) came to the Broad Top region from MD. He married [Nancy] Sheckler, a Delaware Indian maiden who resided, with her kin folks, about where the Pennsylvania Central Light Plant stands in what is now Saxton.

    Maiden [Nancy] Sheckler was born about the year 1810 and became a great huntress and horseback rider. James Figard, Sr., with eight sons and a colored maid, came to Round Knob and were the first settlers in that area. They erected a cabin near where the Raymond Figard house now stands and built a shanty for Hannah [Nolan] the maid. The family was quite wealthy but lost heavily on a cattle venture due to water shortage. Five of the boys took up farming in Illinois.

    James Figard Sr., built a grist mill where Defiance, Pennsylvania now stands and operated it with his son William.

    John C. and Joseph Figard made what was called "Cut nails" (three nailes were cut with but one heating), getting their iron from Hopewell, Pennsylvania and shipping their product, via boat, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    The exact birth place and date of James Figard Sr., and his wife is unknown. It is believed, however, that the burial site was located adjacent to their home place in Round Knob."
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    James Figard

    Birth: 1789
    York County
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Death: Dec. 8, 1852
    Hopewell (Bedford County)
    Bedford County
    Pennsylvania, USA

    BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW VOLUME XXXII Containing life sketches of leading citizes of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania. Published in Boston by the Biographical Review Publishing company in 1899. Page 163 - 164. "James Figard was born and brought up in York County, Pennsylvania. He came here as a pioneer settler about the year 1806, when this region, thickly wooded, was but a hunting ground, abounding with deer and other wild animals, and untold wealth beneath the soil being undreamed of. Clearing the land of the heavy timber with the help of his sons, he developed and improved a farm. In December 1852, after a long and useful earthly career, he passed to the higher life. He was a Whig in politics, active in his party, and a valued member of the Church of God, in which he was a Deacon. Of the children born of his union with Nancy Sheckler, who was a native of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, four sons survive, namely: Amos, of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania; James of Fulton County, Illinois; Joseph, of Broad Top, Pa.; and John C."
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    A son of Annie (Meline) Figard 1734 - 1812. He was married to Nancy. He died at about age 63 from a Stroke of Palsy. The death certificate was returned by Ephriam Foster, a neighbor of James Figard.

    I have been unable to find confirmation of his father. It was either Charles or Joseph. Most family trees have Joseph, but a researcher I trust has his father as Charles.

    Spouse:
    Abigail Evans 1785 1815
    Children:
    Amos Figard 1814 1899

    Spouse:
    Nancy Sheckler 1799 1860
    Known Children:
    William Figard 1816 1884
    Infant Figard 1818 1818
    Infant Figard 1820 1820
    David Figard 1821
    James Figard 1822
    George Watson Figard 1829 1884
    Joseph Figard 1833 1916
    John C. Figard Esq. 1836 1905


    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Abigail Evans Figard (1785 - 1815)

    Children:
    Amos Figard (1814 - 1899)*

    *Calculated relationship


    Burial:
    Evans Cemetery
    Coaldale
    Bedford County
    Pennsylvania, USA

    Created by: Sharron
    Record added: Oct 15, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 98925480

    Added by: Sharron


    Cemetery Photo
    Added by: Kat

    - karen nash/motyka
    Added: Apr. 9, 2013


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    1850 United States Federal Census

    Name: James Figard
    Age: 60
    Birth Year: abt 1790
    Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Home in 1850: Broad Top, Bedford, Pennsylvania
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 22
    Household Members: Name Age
    James Figard 60
    Nancy Figard 52
    George Figard 21
    Joseph Figard 15
    John Figard 14
    Wilthey A Foster 6
    Sarah J Anderson 3


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    Father: Joseph FIGARD b: ABT 1728 in France
    Mother: Annie MELINE b: 26 OCT 1734 in France

    Marriage 1 Abigail EVANS b: 9 JUN 1785 in Broad Top Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
      Children
      1. Has Children Amos FIGARD b: 31 DEC 1814 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA

      Marriage 2 Nancy SHECKLER b: 26 FEB 1797 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
      • Married: 1815 in Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
      Children
      1. Has Children William FIGARD b: 1 AUG 1816 in Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
      2. Has No Children David FIGARD b: 1821
      3. Has Children James FIGARD , Jr. b: 2 APR 1822 in Pennsylvania, USA
      4. Has Children Mary FIGARD b: 9 AUG 1825 in Broad Top, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
      5. Has Children George Watson FIGARD b: 1 MAY 1829 in Six Mile Run, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
      6. Has Children Joseph H. FIGARD b: 16 DEC 1833 in Broad Top Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
      7. Has No Children John C. FIGARD b: 28 OCT 1835

      Sources:
      1. Title: Duchesne (Duke) P. Clark
        Author: Dclark@erols.com
        Publication: E-Mail, 04/06/2001
        Repository:
        Media: Electronic

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