Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Witherspoons in:
 • Kings Creek Cemetery
 • Beaver County
 • Pennsylvania
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
John Martin Witherspoon
Birth: May 4, 1786, Northern Ireland
Death: Jul. 28, 1867
Frankfort Springs
Beaver County
Pennsylvania, USA

From "Witherspoon Family History" by Evelyn Potter Park:

John Witherspoon was born May 4, 1785 in Ireland and was married Nov. 18, 1813 to Margaret Kennedy, daughter of Samuel Kennedy and Frances Bowles. He died 28th of July, 1867 at Frankfort Springs (near the state line west of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania) Margaret was born in 1793 at Service, another small town just north of Frankfort Springs. She died at Frankfort Springs, Pennsylvania December 13, 1860.

Their daughter, Drusilla and her children, lived with them during their later years when her mother's parents were in need of her assistance.

John had built a large brick home in Frankfort Springs where he also had pens and facilities to take care of herds of animals as they were being driven to markets in the East. He also had rooms for the drivers. They all loved their church very much and attended services regularly.

Their children [as recorded in the family Bible]:

1. William Witherspoon b. June 18th, 1816
2. Martha Witherspoon b. March 5, 1818
3. Drusilla Edgington Witherspoon b. June 23, 1821
4. Margaret M. Morehead b. May 23, 1826
5. Calvin Witherspoon b. March 11, 1828
6. Mary H. Witherspoon b. March 19, 1831
7. John Hamilton Witherspoon b. Feb. 25, 1835
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Witherspoon (1756 - 1841)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Kennedy Witherspoon (1794 - 1860)*
 
 Children:
  William Witherspoon (1816 - 1878)*
  Martha Witherspoon Stephens (1818 - 1887)*
  Drusilla Edgington Witherspoon Morehead (1821 - 1895)*
  Calvin Witherspoon (1828 - 1848)*
  Mary H. Witherspoon Huffman (1831 - 1905)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Martin Witherspoon (1786 - 1867)
  Elizabeth Witherspoon Allison (1789 - 1884)*
  Samuel H Witherspoon (1796 - 1885)*
  Margaret Witherspoon Witherspoon (1799 - 1867)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
John Witherspoon, May 4, 1786 - Jul. 28, 1867
 
Note: In the older, black & white photo, the year of birth is clearly 1786. The record in the family Bible, however, says 1785.
 
Burial:
Kings Creek Cemetery
Beaver County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Darrell Brown
Originally Created by: HALL LOVING GENEALOGY
Record added: Dec 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23275660
John Martin Witherspoon
Added by: Darrell Brown
 
John Martin Witherspoon
Added by: Darrell Brown
 
John Martin Witherspoon
Added by: Darrell Brown
 
 
There are 5 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

 
This page is sponsored by: Darrell Brown

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service