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Andrew Hemphill, Sr
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Birth: 1735, Northern Ireland
Death: Dec., 1790
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA

Andrew and his brother John(?) came to America from Northern Ireland. They settled in the vicinity of the Path Valley, Lurgan Twp., Lancaster Co., PA in 1749, later to Cumberland Co. in 1750 and Franklin Co., PA in 1784. Andrew married Margaret Young at Head of Elk, MD about 1770.
4 children were born to this marriage, Matthew, John, Andrew Jr. and Elizabeth.

Andrew served in the Revolutionary War in Capt. Patrick Jack's Company, Jan. 1778 and Capt. Isaac Miller's Company, April 10, 1778. 8th Company, Capt. Charles McClay and 6th Battalion, 4th Company, Capt. James Miller, 4th Class, August 1, 1782.
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Ancestor #: A054559
Death: 1785-90
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Cumberland County was formed from Chester County in 1751.

Andrew and John Hemphill purchased their property in Lurgan Twp., Cumberland County, PA on 14 Apr 1769 from the Widow Anne Lickey, who was then married to Rev. John Roane. On 8 Mar 1773 John sold his share of the property to Andrew and left the area or died. We don't know which.

In 1784 Luran Twp. became part of Franklin County due to a county line change.

In order to understand the Hemphill history, you have to reseach all the counties involved. When Pennsylvania began, there were only three counties in existance. That was the case in 1749. Cumblerand county didn't exist then.

Look at the history of Cumberland County.

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Lurgan Twp was in Cumberland County. In 1784 they changed the County lines when they created Franklin County, and that meant that the property in Lurgan Twp was then in Franklin County, because they took part of Cumberland County to form Franklin County. Andrew and Margaret didn't move, but they did escape to Lancaster County for a few years, because the Indians were out of control and Lancaster County was safer than Lurgan Twp., Cumberland County during the Indian problems. Margaret Hemphill had property from two sources. She had the property left to her from Andrew Hemphill and the property left to her by her father. It took her quite awhile to sell it all, before she left for Kentucky.

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Andrew Hemphill and John Hemphill purchased the property in Lurgan Twp., Cumberland County on 14 Apr 1769 from a widow Anne Lickey. On 8 Mar 1773, John sold his half of the property to Andrew and it is not known what happened to John.

There was an older Andrew Hemphill, who died in Northampton County, PA. in Feb. 1779 or before. I think he was the father of Andrew and John and Moses Hemphill and James Hemphill. Moses was born in Chester County, PA., which was the County Cumberland County was formed out of. Look at the history of Cumberland County. I think it was formed or created in 1752.

Originally, there were only three Counties in Penssylvania. Slowly, the others were created, confusing the history in the area quite a bit. And the Indians confused the situation even more, due to their uprisings.

Family links: 
  Margaret Young Hemphill (1748 - ____)*
  Matthew Hemphill (____ - 1815)*
  John Hemphill (1775 - 1836)*
  Andrew Hemphill (1780 - 1843)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Gaylon Hemphill
Record added: May 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69760068

Flowers for my 6th great-grandfather
- A.D
 Added: Mar. 13, 2015
HEMPHILL, ANDREW DAR Service: PENNSYLVANIA Rank: PRIVATE Birth: (ANTE) 1748 PENNSYLVANIA Death: 1785-90 PENNSYLVANIA******Thank you for your service.
 Added: Jun. 25, 2013
Flowers for my 5th great grandfather
- Zoe
 Added: Oct. 13, 2011

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