Mary Anna Hulings (Boone) (1739 - 1822)

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Birthplace: Exeter, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
Death: Died in Painted Post, Steuben, New York, United States
Managed by: Vince Roberts
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About Mary Anna Hulings (Boone)

   NAME: Apparently named after her two grandmothers.
   6 August 1753 CHRISTENING: Hazel Atterbury Spraker, The Boone Family, 1922 (reissued by Genealogical Publishing Company, 1993). p.42-43, 608. Baptism records of St. Gabriel's Church, Morlattan, Berks Co., Pennsylvania. "Children to Benjamin & Susannah Boon. Sureties, the mother & Minister." Spraker, p608. All five of their children were baptized on the same day. Morlattan is now Douglassville. Marc Wheat visited this church during the Mouns Jones Country Fair, September 29, 2002. (Mouns Jones was a Swedish colonial ancestor of Marcus Hulings, Jr.). According to Richard Hulan, "New Sweden and its Churches," Lutheran Quarterly, Volume II, Number 1 (Spring 1988), at 19: "The next Swedish church to be constructed was far up the Schuylkill at present Douglassville, Pennsylvania. This congregation was usually called 'Manatawny,' after a large creek nearby; less frequently, it was called 'Morlatton.' Both names are of Indian derivation, dimly understood, and variously spelled. The Swedish community there resulted from an offer by William Penn of ten thousand acres of land at bargain rents, on which Pastor Rudman was to get Swedes to settle. This transaction was signed October 21, 1701. [FN: I wish to thank Peter S. Craig for a copy of the Swedes' Manatawney warrant, from Warrants & Surveys, Book D-74: 15 (Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg).] The new township that arose from the successful execution of this scheme was called 'Amity,' allegedly because the Swedes (then constituting the deepest inland settlement of Europeans in Pennsylvania) got along well with the Indians. The first resident pastor at Manatawny was Samuel Hesselius, assigned there in 1720, where he found a log church already built. It was replaced in 1736 by another log structure, in turn replaced by an 1801 stone church that has been beautifully restored in recent years as a chapel of the present St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church. [FN: Jehu Curtis Clay, Annals of the Swedes on the Delaware, 4th ed. (Chicago: John Ericsson Memorial Committee, 1938), 131-133; Raymond G. Wallick, Early Times and History, St. Gabriel's Church, Douglassville, PA 1720-1970 (Douglassville: 250th Anniversary Committee, 1970), 6-14, passim.]" At 151: "St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church; Douglassville, PA. Original Swedish Lutheran congregation of Manatawny (Creek) or 'Morlatton' was founded in 1720; the 1801 stone sanctuary is fully restored as a chapel for the present and larger church, dedicated in 1884. On the right side of US Hwy. 422 eastbound only (from Reading toward Pottstown); (215) 385-3144."
   1762: John T. Phillips, II, Historians Guide to Loudoun County, Virginia, Vol 1, 1757-1766, at 508: "September 15, 1762. Mary Patterson, the widow of Samuel Patterson, deceased, relinquishes her right of Administration in favor of Hezekiah Boone, with Philip Noland and Robert Popkins as his Securities. Book B., p. 56." The index to this book also mentions: Patterson & Adam (merchants); Fleming; John; Joseph; Mary; Samuel and William. Hezekiah Boone must have been a close relative of Mary Anna Boone Patterson.
   Ansel McCall, "Reminiscences: Some Personal Recollections of Benjamin Patterson, The Soldier and Scout." First published in the Bath Plaindealer. Printed in Daily Journal Monday, January 25, 1897 to Friday, April 30, 1897. Republished by the The Corning-Painted Post (NY) Historical Society, 59 West
   Pulteney St., Corning, NY 14830 in the "Andaste Inquirer" October 198
   "In the last days of August [1761] her husband was stricken with disease, and died, leaving her and her little ones desolate. With the aid of kind neighbors her fall crops were gathered and stored. She managed the little holding the next summer and secured subsistence for the coming winter. The Indians were still hostile and the settlers were in constant alarm.
   "In 1763, Mrs. Patterson disposed of her little property, and removed with her children to the Juniata Valley in Pennsylvania, where she had relatives who were disposed to give her assistance. While residing there, she met and married Marcus Huling, Jr. The Hulings were early and prominent
   settlers at Duncan's Island, near the mouth of the Juniata River. The only opportunity of attending school Benjamin Patterson ever had was while reading in the valley. He improved it.
   "In 1772, Marcus Huling and his father with their families, emigrated to the West Branch of the Susquehanna, 12 miles above Northumberland, and made the first settlement on the east bank of that stream near where the flourishing borough of Milton now stands. Their location being on the high road leading from Sunbury to the Loyal Sock and Great Island, the elder Huling opened a house of entertainment, and the younger having been apprenticed as a blacksmith, erected and conducted a smith shop." McCall, p11.
   MARRIAGE: Her second husband, Marcus Huling, Jr., was her second cousin once removed. They were both descendants of Peter Nilsson Lycon. See, Diana Zimmerman, Hulings of Pennsylvania, 1990. See also, Biographical Annals of the West Branch Valley, pp143-144. Copies from Mr. Toni Richard Turk, P.O. Box 667, Blanding, UT 84511, 801-678-2428. See also, Peter Stebbins Craig, The 1693 Census of the Swedes on the Delaware: Family Histories of the Swedish Lutheran Church Members Residing in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West New Jersey & Cecil County, Maryland 1638-1693. Published by Studies in Swedish American Genealogy, Winter Park, Florida, 1993. Library of Congress 92-82858. pp35-37, 53, 63-64.
   Peter Stebbins Craig, F.A.S.G., The Swedish Hulings: The Colonial Descendants of Marcus Laurensen of Holstein and the Delaware River, (3406 Macomb St., N.W., Washington, DC 20016, 1996), 30, "Marcus Hulings, born c. 1739 in Amity Township, married his cousin Mary Boone, born 11 Nov. 1739, daughter of Benjamin Boone and Susannah Lykins (Laican) and widow of Samuel Patterson, and became stepfather of her two small sons, Benjamin Patterson (born 10 September 1759) and Robert Patterson (born 22 Feb. 1761). Marcus Hulings, a blacksmith, ws shown on the tax record of Greenwood Township, Cumberland County, Pa., in 1769. On 25 Sept. 1781, he purchased an island in the west branch of the Susquehanna River in White Deer Township, Northumberland County, Pa. Later the family moved to Lycoming County, Pa. Marcus and Mary (Boone) Hulings are reported to have had five children: William (twin), born c. 1775, who married Mary Chatham; Charlotte (twin), born c. 1775, died in infancy; John; Andrew Jackson, who married Betsy Morris; and Nancy, who married Philip Sipps. Marcus Hulings' widow Mary died in 1822 in Painted Post, Steuben County NY."
   SOURCE: W.W. Clayton, "John M. Patterson," History of Steuben County, New York, p286; Library of Congress F127.S8C6. "Benjamin [Patterson] was born in Loudon [sic.] Co., Va., Sept., 1759. He was a farmer by occupation, and learned the trade of blacksmith when young... Benjamin left Virginia when a very young child, in company with his mother, for Bald Eagle, Pa., where Mrs. Patterson's parents (Benjamin Boone and wife) then resided. This was Benjamin Patterson's home till he became a resident of Northumberland Co., Pa., from which place he removed to Corning, then "Painted Post," May, 1797."
   BURIED: Other source says Mosquito Valley, PA

NOTES: Inventory of Estate of Mary Patterson, Loudoun County, Virginia, 1763. John Marc Wheat has in his possession a copy of a property inventory that may have been made to pay estate taxes. This could indicate that Samuel Patterson died in 1763, when Mary Anna Boone Patterson removed to Bald Eagle, Pennsylvania to be closer to her family. According to Ansel McCall's "Benjamin Patterson: The Soldier and Scout", he "Samuel" died in August 1763.

But see letter from Dorie Hopkins. Mary Boone's husband stated as William Patterson, a veteran of the French & Indian War and commanded at battle of Muncy Hills. The source appears to be J.F. Meginness, Otzinachson: A History of the West Branch Valley of the Susquehanna. Republished in 1991 by the Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 W. Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA 17701-5824. (717)

326-3326. In section on the Battle of Muncy Hills, cites a "Capt. Patterson." In other section, cites a "William Patterson" who bought property. JMW thinks this Patterson is not the husband of Mary Boone.

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Mary Anna Hulings's Timeline

1739
November 11, 1739
Exeter, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
1753
August 6, 1753
Age 13
St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Morlottan (now Douglassville), Berks Co., PA
August 6, 1753
Age 13
St. Gabriel's Ep, Morlottan, Berks, Pennsylvania
1758
1758
Age 18
Berks Co., PA, United States
1759
September 16, 1759
Age 19
Loudoun Co., VA
1760
February 22, 1760
Age 20
Loudoun Co., VA
1765
1765
Age 25
1765
Age 25
Pennsylvania
1765
Age 25
Pennsylvania
1767
1767
Age 27
Pennsylvania