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Amy Kenworthy Blackburn
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1776
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 1816
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA

Spouse William Blackburn born 1776 died 1839 Montgomery County Pa Married 5 Mar 1797 Dunning Creek Bedford Pa grave not located

other children not listed or located
Samuel Blackburn born 16 Jan 1798
Amos Blackburn born 1799 died 1799
Ruth Blackburn born 1806 died 3 may 1827 married Abraham Smith
Amy Blackburn born 1809 married Robert Miller
Amos born 1814 died 1814

William and Amy (Kenworthy) Blackburn first settled in Bedford Co. where they were members of Dunnings Creek Mtg. They were enumerated in the census schedules of Bedford and St. Clam Twps, in 1800, and of St. Clair Twp. In 1810, Since their son, Isaac, was reported as born in Washington Co., Pa. in 1812, it would appear the family moved to that county between 1810 and 1812, but if so, they maintained membership in Dunnings Creek Mtg. for several years. This would be a bit unusual in that there was an established Mtg. in Washington Co. as early as 1785. A removal certificate for William and wife, Amy, and children. Samuel, Jesse, William, Ruth, Amy, Isaac and John dated 5-15-1816 at Dunnings Creek Mtg., Bedford Co., was deposited at Westland Mtg. in Washington Co., 5-23-1816. Amy, Williams first wife, died in 1816, probably in childbirth. Westland Mtg. minutes do not have a record of her death, but do have an entry in December 1817, that reveals: “William Blackburn of Washington Co., Pa., son of Thomas and Elizabeth, married at Pike Run Mtg., Washington Co., Pa., Rachel McKennan, daughter of James and Rachel McKennan.” William and Rachel and family were recorded in East Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., in the 1820 census. Statistics indicate one male, age 45 or over; one male and two females, age 10-16; three males under age 10; two females, age 16-26. One of the latter was presumably William’s second wife, Rachel, who must therefore have been considerably younger than he. The identity of the other young woman has not been determined, but the thought occurs that census takers were not always able to determine a child’s sex by the child’s name, so perhaps Jesse was enumerated as a female, Jessie, thus accounting for the unidentified female? As one of the legatees named in the will of his father, Thomas Blackburn, William received only a pecuniary legacy. The will, probated in 1822, bequeathed - to my Son William Blackburn Twelve Dollars to be paid out of my personal Estate he having Been already Advanced by me.” The William Blackburn thniily continued to live in Washington Co. until about 1833. At Westland Mtg., 10-23-1833, William and wife, Rachel, and children, John, Thomas, Ann. Rachel and Joseph received a certificate to Springborough Mtg., Warren Co., Ohio. Son, Isaac, received a similar certificate at the same time. These certificates were received at Springborough Mtg. 6-14-1834. The records indicate the fiimily did not remain long in Ohio. On 3-25-1834, Springborough Mtg. granted certificates to all of them to Sugar River Mtg. (located about five miles northeast of Crawfordsville) in Montgomery Co., Md. After William’s death, his widow, Rachel, continued to live in Montgomery Co. and was listed there in the 1850 census. No records were found to verify either the births or deaths of the two children named Amos. Their names appeared only in the family records of two of the descendants of William and Amy.
Source:
Marriage Re ister, Menallen Mtg.. p. 54.
Hinshaw, IV, 21,75,611; v, 967.
Heiss, VII, 352, 367.
1800 Census, Bedford and St. Clair Twps., Bedford Co., Pa.
1810 Census, St. Clair Twp., Bedford Co., Pa.
1820 Census, East Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., Pa. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Kenworthy (1743 - 1818)
 
 Children:
  Jesse Blackburn (1801 - 1831)*
  William Blackburn (1803 - 1876)*
  Isaac Kenworthy Blackburn (1812 - 1892)*
  John Blackburn (1816 - 1862)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Kenworthy Hancock (1770 - 1856)*
  Amy Kenworthy Blackburn (1776 - 1816)
  Ruth Kenworthy Smith (1779 - 1849)*
  Lydia Kenworthy Fisher (1779 - 1857)*
  Jesse Kenworthy (1781 - 1860)*
  Isaac Kenworthy (1786 - 1817)*
  Amos Kenworthy (1789 - 1863)*
  Phebe Kenworthy Sopher (1791 - 1828)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Westland Cemetery
Centerville
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Quaker section
 
Maintained by: Howard - Sherry
Originally Created by: Debbie Day
Record added: Jan 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64507583
Amy <i>Kenworthy</i> Blackburn
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 Added: Nov. 14, 2011
 
 
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