|Birth: ||1735, Ireland|
|Death: ||Sep. 16, 1803|
Samuel STEWART Jr.
Birth: 1735 in County Down, Ireland
Death: 16 Sep 1803 in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Burial: Hanover Cemetery, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Samuel Stewart, Jr., son of Samuel, Sr., [No. 2, See pg. 2] was but in his infancy on leaving County Down, Ireland, where he was born in 1834 (sic) when his father emigrated to the Province of Pennsylvania and settled at Chestnut Level in 1735.
After coming of age he settled on land purchased for him in Hanover Twp. Lancaster Co., [now South Hanover Twp., Dauphin Co.,] about the year 1756. This Twp. was established in 1737, was the frontier and subject to Indian raids and depredations until the year 1763 when the indignant and long suffering citizens of Hanover and Paxton Twps. led by Captain Lazarus Stewart (who is not known to be connected with the family) put a stoppage to them by slaying the Conestoga Indians at Lancaster.
In early life Samuel Stewart made a profession of faith in the Presbyterian Church, and was for many years a member and supporter of the Old Hanover Church, one of the historical churches of Dauphin Co., founded in 1719, located eleven miles east of Harrisburg.
Samuel Stewart Jr., performed Revolutionary War service; we find his name on the roster of Col. Timothy Green?s Battalion for defense of the frontier.
Samuel Templeton Stewart, born 1735, died 1803, aged 69 years and was laid to rest by the side of his first wife, Nancy Templeton Stewart, in the old graveyard at Hanover Church, graves unknown and unmarked. He was said to have been a large man, over six feet in height, weighing 250 lbs. His face was large and fleshy, his complexion fair, and his nose was his least prominent feature, but his whole appearance gave the impress of intelligence, earnestness, and determination.
In 1769 he married Nancy Templeton, who we suppose was his cousin from the similitude of names. She was the mother of three daughters and five sons:-
Nancy Templeton Stewart (____ - 1789)*
Agnes Calhoun Stewart (1763 - 1823)*
Sarah Stewart Stewart (1771 - 1835)*
Samuel Stewart (1775 - 1857)*
Charles Stewart (1778 - 1846)*
John Templeton Stewart (1781 - 1850)*
James B Stewart (1784 - 1828)*
William Calhoun Stewart (1789 - 1850)*
David Stewart (1792 - 1869)*
Created by: Marty & Harley
Record added: Dec 06, 2010
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