|Birth: ||May 4, 1786, Northern Ireland|
|Death: ||Jul. 28, 1867|
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
William Witherspoon (1756 - 1841)
Margaret Kennedy Witherspoon (1794 - 1860)*
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)*
John Martin Witherspoon (1786 - 1867)
Elizabeth Witherspoon Allison (1789 - 1884)*
Samuel H Witherspoon (1796 - 1885)*
Margaret Witherspoon Witherspoon (1799 - 1867)*
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.
Kings Creek Cemetery
Maintained by: Darrell Brown
Originally Created by: HALL LOVING GENEALOGY
Record added: Dec 06, 2007
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