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Margaret "Peggy" Kennedy Witherspoon
Birth: Oct., 1794
Beaver County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 13, 1860
Frankfort Springs
Beaver County
Pennsylvania, USA

From "Witherspoon Family History" by Evelyn Potter Park:

Margaret Kennedy was born October 1794 at Service in Beaver County, Pa. and died December 13, 1860 at Frankfort Springs, Beaver County, Pa. She married John Witherspoon.

The Kennedy farm was located on-the south side of Service Creek directly across the creek from Service Church. A deed recorded in Allegheny County at Pittsburgh, Pa. dated September 20, 1797 shows Mathias Hook deeded Samuel Kanady a certain tract of land situate on Service Creek, now in the County of Allegheny, called "Sierra Movena" containing four hundred and seventeen acres and three quarters. A lake, Armbridge Water Reservoir, was built in 1956 at this point and now probably covers most, if not all, of what was the Samuel Kennedy farm. (Deed Book 8, page 240, Allegheny Co., Pa.)

Margaret was a member of the Seceder Presbyterian Church at Service and after she married at Kings Creek [branch of the church] two miles west of Frankfort Springs, where they were both buried.
Because Service church was such an important part of the Service community and the Kennedy family, it seems important to include a brief history of the church. It was organized in August, 1790, when it was known as the Associate Congregation of Millcreek. In 1792 they received their first pastor, Dr. John Anderson, who was also pastor of the Kings Creek church near Frankfort Springs. Dr. Anderson built his home about one mile west of Service church and near his home he built Eudolpha Hall, a seminary for young men who wanted to study for the ministry. More than 800 books were donated by associates in Scotland. It was the third such seminary established by any denomination. The first church was built of logs and served the congregation until 1828. It was replaced by a brick structure which was used until 1866 when it was then replaced by another brick building. It was used until it burned in 1927. By then the membership had dwindled as families moved from farming areas. A small brick chapel was then constructed where biannual services are conducted on Memorial Day and Homecoming Day.

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These data were transcribed by Margaret Park in 1965 from pages of the Family Record of a Bible which are separate sheets kept in the old Stephens Family Bible, which was then in the possession of Hunter Stephens of Frankfort Springs, Pennsylvania; the transcription was notarized:

John Witherspoon was born May the 4th in the year 1785.
Margaret Witherspoon was born October in the year 1794.
Children:
William Witherspoon was born June 18th in the year 1816.
Martha Witherspoon was born March the 5th in the year 1818.
Drusilla E. Witherspoon was born June the 23rd in the year 1821.
Margaret M. Witherspoon was born May the 23rd in the year 1824.
Calvin Witherspoon was born March 11th in the year 1828.
Mary H. Witherspoon was born March 19th in the year 1831.
John Hamilton Witherspoon was born February 25 in the year 1835.
John Witherspoon and Margaret Witherspoon was married November
the 18th in the year A. D. 1813.
Robert Stephens and Martha Witherspoon was married March 7th
A. D. 1838.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Kennedy (1755 - 1842)
  Martha Bole Kennedy (1755 - 1815)
 
 Spouse:
  John Martin Witherspoon (1786 - 1867)
 
 Children:
  William Witherspoon (1816 - 1878)*
  Martha Witherspoon Stephens (1818 - 1887)*
  Drusilla Edgington Witherspoon Moorehead (1821 - 1895)*
  Calvin Witherspoon (1828 - 1848)*
  Mary H. Witherspoon Huffman (1831 - 1905)*
 
 Siblings:
  Martha Kennedy Gibb (1793 - 1890)*
  Margaret Kennedy Witherspoon (1794 - 1860)
  Elizabeth Kennedy Christy (1794 - 1860)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Margaret, wife of John Witherspoon, died Dec. 13, 1860 in the 67th year of her age.
 
Note: The cemetery is in a state park near a trail and is in poor condition. Margaret's gravestone is fallen and buried in leaves.
 
Burial:
Kings Creek Cemetery
Beaver County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Darrell Brown
Record added: Oct 03, 2012
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Margaret Peggy <i>Kennedy</i> Witherspoon
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Margaret Peggy <i>Kennedy</i> Witherspoon
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Margaret Peggy <i>Kennedy</i> Witherspoon
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