Monthly Archives: July 2017

Josiah Good

On this day, 25 July 1848, Josiah Good passed away in Sharpsburg, Maryland. He was my 5th great-grandfather.

Circa 1740, Josiah Good’s uncle, Joseph Chapline, was the first to settle in the area,. In 1763, at the end of the French and Indian War, Joseph Chapline laid out the first town in Washington County, naming it Sharps Burgh, in honor of his friend Horatio Sharpe, the proprietary governor of the Province of Maryland. The early residents of Sharps Burgh in the 1760s were primarily of English, German, or Swiss ethnicity. Many local farmers grew wheat.

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Philip Williams

On this day, 14 July 1882, Philip Williams, my spouse’s 3rd great-grandfather, passed away in Worth Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania.

Phillip Williams was born on 12 February 1812, in Worth Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Joseph Williams and Jane Williams, who were married on 3 February 1796, in Centre County, Pennsylvania. He joined elder sister Maria Williams, who was born in 1796.

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David Woodmansee

On this day, 13 July, in the year 1799, David Woodmansee passed away. He was my 7th great-grandfather.

David Woodmansee was born on 14 Nov 1719, in Shrewsbury Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Formed in 31 October 1693, Shrewsbury Township spanned nearly 1,000 square miles, extending north to the Navesink River, south to encompass present-day Ocean County, east to the Atlantic Ocean, and west to the present-day border of Monmouth County. It retained its size and scope until 1750, when it was divided, and Stafford Township was formed. On 21 February 1798, a year before David Woodmansee’s birth, Shrewsbury Township officially was designated a township by the New Jersey Legislature’s Township Act of 1798.

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