Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Margaret Griffith Hanlin (1804 - 1884)

My great-great-grandmother, Margaret Griffith, was born in 1804, probably in St. Clair, Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  She was the daughter of Thomas Griffith and Rebecca Jane Blackburn.

Based on the age of their oldest child, it seems that Margaret married James Hanlin around 1822.  Margaret and James were living in Jenner, Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1840 according to the US census.  James died there in 1842.

In 1850, Margaret was still living in Jenner with her sons, John, Jesse, James, Joseph and Levi, and her daughters, Rebecca and Eliza.  There is a Mary A. Hanlin, age 3/12, listed with the family on the census.  I have not identified how that person is related to Margaret.  Margaret owned real estate valued at $4,000.  Her sons, John and Jesse, were farmers.

In 1880, Margaret was living in Jenner with her unmarried son, Joseph.  They lived near Margaret's other son, Levi who is my great-grandfather.  Margaret died in 1884.  When her estate was probated in 1885 her oldest son, John, renounced his right to act as administrator of her estate and appointed James Stufft.  James was Margaret's grandson, son of Rebecca Hanlin Stufft and Jacob Stufft.

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