Apr. 2, 1814 Aurora Preston County West Virginia, USA
MARY MARGARET TROXELL was born October 25, 1744 in Egypt, Bucks County, Pennsylvania the daughter of PETER TRACHSEL (Troxell) and JULIANA FRAUDHUEGER.
Mary Margaret married Abraham Wotring in 1766 in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland. Abraham and Mary Margaret Troxell's marriage was blessed with nine children: 1.)JOHN NICHOLAS WOTRING, b. April 06, 1767, Northhampton, Lehigh, PA; dod Unknown, Preston Co., Aurora, WV; m. MARGARET, 1789; b. 1768; dod Unknown. 2.)PETER WOODRING, b. 1768, Whitehall, Northhampton Co., PA; d. January 1852, Bordley, Union Co., KY. 3.)JOHN ABRAHAM WOTRING, JR, b. January 09, 1770, Whitehall, Lehigh Co., PA; d. 1817, Preston Co., Aurora, VA. 4.)CATHARINE ELIZABETH WOTRING, b. March 03, 1772, Whitehall, PA; d. Aft. 1834, Preston Co., Aurora, WV. 5.)JOHN DANIEL WOTRING, b. January 09, 1774, Northhampton, Lehigh, PA; d. December 25, 1844, Williams Twp., Northhampton, PA. 6.)DANIEL WOTRING, b. June 28, 1776, Whitehall, Lehigh Co., PA; d. April 15, 1839, Aurora, Preston Co., WV. 7.)MARY SUSANNA WOTRING, b. June 18, 1778, Whitehall, Lehigh Co., PA; dod Unknown; m. ALEXANDER BINGAMON; dod Unknown. 8.)WILLIAM F. WOTRING, b. 1780, Northhampton, Lehigh, PA; d. September 25, 1848, NY, NY. 9.)JACOB WOTRING, b. May 08, 1783, Hagerstown, Washington, MD; d. after September 15, 1850, Preston Co., Aurora, WV.
All of Mary Margaret and John Abraham's children were born in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania except the last son who was born in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland. It may have been from Hagerstown that the family bravely set out to join Rev. John Stough in 1787 or 1788 to help establish a new German settlement in the high plateau of the Allegheny Mountains in the western part of what was then Virginia at Carmel now Aurora.
Both Mary Margaret and her husband are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Aurora, Preston County, (West) Virginia.