Henry Work, Sr. (1746 - 1819) MP

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Birthplace: Franklin, PA, USA
Death: Died
Managed by: Sherry Lynne Houy
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About Henry Work, Sr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor #: A131655

From “Work Family History”, vol. I (1969) & vol. II (1994), compiled by Von Gail Hamilton.

Henry and his brother, John, came from Lancaster County, PA to Franklin County while it was still undivided from Cumberland County, to that part of Peters twp which later became Montgomery twp. He and John were on the original tax list for Cumberland County, 1772, as free men (at least 21 years of age). In 1772, Henry paid taxes on 46 acres; in 1779, on 200 acres and 200 slaves. In 1781, 1782 and 1783, he and John each paid on 337 acres in Montgomery twp.

Henry served under Capt. William Huston 1780-81; was elected Sheriff of Franklin County in 1790 and served until 1793. Later, he was in charge of the Post Office at Chambersburg, and was County Commissioner 1796-98.

His will was filed in Chambersburg and had a total of 1417 acres in KY from 2 land grant deeds dated 1786 and 1798. These acres were bequeathed to his son, Samuel. Henry's will shows the first 4 children predeceased him.

He sold a tract known as the Blue Spring Farm to a John Davis of Big Spring, Earl twp, Lancaster County, PA - who came to Montgomer twp, Franklin County, PA, where the farm was located.

Much of this information may also be found at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sunnyann/work3.html

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Henry Work, Sr.'s Timeline

1746
December 10, 1746
Franklin, PA, USA
1773
December 4, 1773
Age 26
Franklin, PA, USA
1775
February 27, 1775
Age 28
Franklin, PA, USA
1776
October 4, 1776
Age 29
Franklin, PA, USA
1778
September 23, 1778
Age 31
Franklin, PA, USA
1780
September 25, 1780
Age 33
Franklin, PA, USA
1785
January 16, 1785
Age 38
Franklin, PA, USA
1787
November 30, 1787
Age 40
Franklin, PA, USA
1790
October 21, 1790
Age 43
Franklin, PA, USA