Monday, January 19, 2015

James Hanlin (1798 - 1842)

My great-great-grandfather, James Hanlin, was born December 24, 1798 based on the calculation of his birthdate from the information on his gravestone.  He was (probably) born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania to Alexander Hanlin who emigrated from Ireland.  I have not found his mother's name.

James married Margaret Griffith, daughter of Thomas Griffith and Rebecca Jane Blackburn, around 1822 based on the age of his oldest child, John.  James and Margaret had ten children.  Their youngest, Levi, was my great-grandfather. In 1840 they were living in Jenner, Somerset County, Pennsylvania where James died on May 15, 1842 at the age of 43.  Margaret survived him and died in 1884.  James' estate record names his children John Hanlin, Mary Ann Reed, Rebecca Stufft, Eliza Boyles, Jesse Hanlin, James Hanlin, Joseph Hanlin and Levi Hanlin.

James is buried in the Jenner Township Baptist Church Cemetery.

Children of James and Margaret (Griffith) Hanlin:

John Hanlin                   1823 - 1901
Mary Ann Hanlin     ca 1824 - 1903
Rebecca Hanlin            1825  -   ??
Elizabeth Hanlin           1829  -   ??
Jesse Hanlin             ca 1830  - 1893
William Hanlin             1832 - 1834
Abner Hanlin                1834 - 1839
James Hanlin                1837 - 1898
Joseph Hanlin               1839 - 1885
Levi Hanlin                   1841 - 1913

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