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John (RWS) English (1746-1844) Lycoming Co., PA
[Participant #E-0035]

John (RWS) English
(1746 - 1844 PA)

married: 1783
to: Fanny [Boatman]
Their 10 children:
John English,
Margaret English,
Mary 'Polly' English,
James English,
Claudius English
Elisabeth 'Lissie' English,
Fanny English,
Wm. 'Uncle Billy' English,
Thomas English,
Sarah English

Migration of John (RWS) English & family
1746 born America? Ireland?
1783 married Northumberland Co., PA
[Participant #E-0035] -- Descendancy and Documentation

Generation 1:
John (RWS) ENGLISH was the son of ____
John (RWS) ENGLISH was the brother of James (1745), William (1758), & Rebecca (1762)

John (RWS) ENGLISH was married to Fanny [Boatman]
birthdate: 1750
birthplace: Pennsylvania? America? Ireland? (see research notes below)
death: 1844
death place: Waterville, Lycoming Co., PA
burial: English Island at Waterville, Lycoming Co., PA
spouse: Fanny [Boatman]
spouses parents: Claudius Boatman & Esther Callahan
spouses birthdate & place: 1752; Lycoming Co., PA
spouses death date and place: 1844; Waterville, Lycoming Co., PA, bur.English Island
marriage date: 1780/1781* (see research notes below)
marriage place: Northumberland Co., PA
Note: x

  Generation 2:
James ENGLISH was the son of John (RWS) English & Fanny [Boatman]

James ENGLISH was married to Ann [Young]
birthdate: 1785
birthplace: Buttonwood Island, PA
death: 13 Dec 1851
death place: English Mills, Lycoming Co., PA
burial: x
spouse:Ann [Young]
spouses parents: John Young & ___
spouses birthdate & place: 1790; PA
spouses death date and place: 17 Jun 1874; English Mills, Lycoming Co., PA
marriage date: 1812
marriage place: x
Note: x
  Generation 3:
John Westley ENGLISH was the son of James English & Ann [Young]

John Westley ENGLISH was married to Mary Jane [Campbell]
John Westley ENGLISH
birthdate: 28 Jan 1824
birthplace: Cummings Twp, Lycoming Co., PA
death: 01 Apr 1894
death place: Covington, PA
burial: x
spouse:Mary Jane [Campbell]
spouses parents: Abner Campbell & Elizabeth Gamble
spouses birthdate & place: 10 Nov 1827; Cammel, Lycoming Co., PA
spouses death date and place: 24 Apr 1916
marriage date: 07 Feb 1854
marriage place: Jersey Shore, Lycoming Co., PA
Note: x
  Generation 4:
William Stephen ENGLISH was the son of John Westley English & Mary Jane [Campbell]

William Stephen ENGLISH was married to Florence [Vail]
William Stephen ENGLISH
birthdate: 28 Jan 1869
birthplace: English Mills, Lycoming Co., PA
death: 01 Feb 1957
death place: Nauvoo, PA
burial: x
spouse:Florence [Vail]
spouses parents: Stephen Vail & Harriett Hurd
spouses birthdate & place: 02 Apr 1876; Elba, New York
spouses death date and place: 18 Apr 1961; Nauvoo, PA
marriage date: 06 Apr 1888
marriage place: Lindley, New York
Note: x
  Generation 5:
Doyle Robert ENGLISH was the son of William Stephen English & Florence [Vail]

Doyle Robert ENGLISH was married to Mollie E. [Ford]
Doyle Robert ENGLISH
birthdate: 17 Nov 1896
birthplace: Lawrenceville, PA
death: 31 Aug 1974
death place: Covington Twp, Tioga Co., PA
burial: x
spouse: Mollie E. [Ford]
spouses parents: Daniel Henry Ford & Josephine E. Bailey
spouses birthdate & place: 16 Jul 1893; Tioga Co., PA
spouses death date and place: 30 Nov 1988; Cheery Flats
marriage date: 19 Oct 1915
marriage place: x
Note: x
  Generation 6:
Paul ENGLISH was the son of Doyle Robert English & Mollie E. [Ford]
  Generation 7:
Participant ENGLISH
[Participant #E-0035] - Additional Information
  Research Notes:  
  * A few comments: if John and Fanny's dau. Margaret English was b. 1783 as her obit states (my line) and son John English was b. 1781 as commonly accepted, John & Fanny were perhaps more likely m. 1780 or 1781 at the latest. There is no marriage date for them. 

On migration path: there were Englishes in SE Pa. in and near Phila. in the 1680s and 1690s. By 1719 or 1729 (forget which) Joseph English purchased land on the Susquehanna River near present Millersburg, PA about 75 miles below where John English settled in 1783. In my OPINION John and siblings were b. in Pa.   In 1892 the definitive Lycoming Co. History book was written. The author interviewed many descendant branches. One of them said that John English was b. in Ireland. The English name in Ireland goes back to the 1200s which would make them Irish rather than Scotch-Irish to some people's chagrin. Although the name English probably means that they were originally from England and perhaps came to Ireland as Normans which matches the 1200 date. Perhaps that redeems them again. In the 1600s and 1700s some of these Englishes were Quakers.   Pa. was established by William Penn as a haven for Quakers. All of this connection is intuitive and not documented but probably generally defines the English route to and in PA.

You say the family remains in the same place over time (Waterville, Pa.1780s to the present) and my grandmother ...was the 6th generation of her family to live in that place. Some other branches scattered over the whole country. Waterville is a little village of perhaps 100 people today but was a booming place in the Pa. lumber era.  (Clarke Glennon; 29 Dec 2007)
  See also: Family page on the English Plantation  


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