David Singer's father, John Singer, died in York county in 1792, when David was two years old, leaving him the youngest of a family of orphans. Of these, Samuel and Susannah were children by his first wife, while Christiana, Barbara, John and David were full brothers and sisters by the second wife. Their mother afterwards married a Mr. Prowell, who belonged to a Philadelphia family.
Susannah and David were followed to Cambria county by two of the other children, Samuel and Christiana. Samuel was the founder of the Singer settlement in Jackson township. He is the grandfather of ex-Register and Recorder James M. Singer, of Jackson township.
Christiana married Joseph Dimond and settled with him in what is now East Taylor township, near the present Angus farm. They reared a family of three daughters, who are now living in the west. Two of them married men named Goughnour, from near the old homestead in Taylor township, and the third is now Mrs. Metz. They, with Miss Mary Singer, a daughter of the other brother, John, living in Harrisburg.