|Birth: ||Mar. 27, 1759|
|Death: ||Aug., 1835|
The following information supplied by Kay W #48358814 on 19Sep2015. She states the data comes largely from History and Genealogy of the Espy Family in America by Florence Mercy Espy (1905):
George Espy was the oldest child of Josiah and Elizabeth Patterson Espy. He learned the shoe making trade at an early age.
He enlisted in the Continental Army at age 16 from Northumberland County, for which he was granted a pension in 1832. After the Revolutionary War, George and his brother Thomas went to Fayette County.
In 1784, George married Polly, daughter of his uncle, Peter Patterson Jr., in Old Redstone Church. He settled in Espyville where he operated a saw mill, grist mill, and distillery near the 'Big Spring.' George and his wife were members of the Swedenborgian religious movement.
George was commissioned as captain in 1813 and marched to Fort Erie with his three sons, Patterson, Thomas Stevenson, and James, but this company was not mustered in for service.
George and Polly were the parents of the following nine (9) known children:
1-Nancy Espy (b.1785) married Anthony Bennett
2-Patterson Espy (b.1786) married Mercy Freeman
3-Josiah Espy (b.1788) married Susan Denny
4-Thomas Stevenson Epsy (1792-1813) died on the march to Lake Erie and was brought back to Espyville and buried on the home lot
5-Anna Espy (b.1794) married Josiah Espy Stevenson
6-Dr. George Richard Espy (Feb. 21, 1796-Feb. 23, 1849 Fort Madison, Iowa)
7-James Espy (b.1798) married Nancy Espy
8-John Espy (b.1800) married Margaret Free
9-Hugh McConnick Espy (1802-1859) married Leonora Murray; after her death married he Jane Green
9-David Espy (1804-1860) married Jane Murray
Josiah Espy (1727 - 1801)
Elizabeth Patterson Espy (1735 - 1809)
George Espy (1759 - 1835)
Mary Espy Scott (1763 - 1833)*
Josiah Murdoch Espy (1771 - 1847)*
Hugh Espy (1771 - 1832)*
David Espy (1779 - 1863)*
Martha Espy Mitchell (1779 - 1864)*
James Pollard Espy (1785 - 1860)*
George Espy died Aug __ 1835 aged __ & 10 mo.
Created by: Cheryl (Theroux) Whitica...
Record added: Jun 10, 2006
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