Samuel Stewart, Sr. 1698

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Samuel Stewart, Sr. 1698

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Birthplace: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
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Son of Robert Stewart, Sr. 1665 and Mary Stewart (Clark)
Husband of Abidah Mary (McClay) Stewart
Father of John Stewart, (Killed in Revolutionary War); Samuel Stewart, Jr. 1729 (Revolutionary War); Joseph Stewart; Andrew Stewart; Elijah Stewart and 5 others
Brother of Hugh Stewart and Robert Stewart, Jr.

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About Samuel Stewart, Sr. 1698

I John Stewart moved from Scotland to the North of Ireland, locating in Drumore Township, county Down, twelve miles from Belfast, during the reign of Charles II of England, shortly after the commencement thereof (his reign extending from 1660-1685.)

II Robert Stewart was the son of John who was born in 1665, near Glasgow, Scotland, but who also went to the North of Ireland.

III Samuel Stewart was the son of Robert, who was born in 1698 near Glasgow, Scotland. He moved to the North of ireland, and died in 1770 in Lancaster county Pennsylvania. In 1735, accompanied by his younger brother HUGH STEWART, he crossed the ocean, landing in Philadelphia, and settled in Drumore Township, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania, near Chestnut Level, A Scotch-Irish settlement, where had been established a Presbyterian meeting-house. In person, Samuel Stewart was large and well-proportioned, six feet in height, Roman nose, blueish-grey eyes, brown hair and ruddy complexion. He married in Ireland Mary McClay, who was noted for her dark complexion and large person. She weighed 200 pounds. There were born to them ten children.

IV The second son was Samuel, who was born in County Down and was brought to Pennsylvania in the emigration of his father's family in 1735, and, on coming of age, settled as a farmer in Hanover Township, Lancaster County, now West Hanover, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, about 1750. In the book by William H. Egle, State Librarian of Pennsylvania, entitled, "Pennsylvania Genealogies" in referring to Samuel Stewart, among other things the author uses the following language: "A public meeting of the citizens of Hanover Township, June 4, 1774has gone into history, showing the earliest recorded movement toward independence, and, when the Revolutionary War began the liberty loving and patriotic Scotch-Irish of Hanover were found faithful and active participants. Samuel Stewart entered as a private, serving in Colonel Timothy Green's battalion for the defense of the frontier, and on June 6, 1776, in Captain James Rodger's Lancaster County Associators, 'destined for the camp in the Jerseys'. His first WIFE was NANCY TEMPLETON and his second WIFE was AGNES CALHOUN.

SOURCE: Stewart Family Tree, as found on page 561 of the "20th Century History of Springfield, and Clark County, Ohio" Edited by William Mahlon Rockel. Published 1908.

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John Stewart was a Scottish Presbyterian Covenanter of the seventeenth century. He abandoned his native hills on account of the persecution of the Covenanters by King Charles II, and fled to County Down, Ireland, which was then a refuge for the early Protestant Presbyterian Covenanters of Scotland.

England had begun the process of introducing Protestants into Ulster (Northern Ireland) in the hope of making Ireland more Protestant. The Scottish Covenanters were given many business opportunities in Ulster. However, the Irish Catholic vehemently objected to the intrusion of both Protestants and Scottish. The Protestant Scotsmen who moved to Uslter at that time were called Scots-Irish because they were Scottish people colonizing Ireland.

When James II, a Roman Catholic, succeeded Charles II in 1685, Covenanting was declared to be treason and punishable by death. Persecution of Protestant Covenanters increased. These were the so-called 'killing times' when some have said as many as 18,000 died. Many Covenanters fled quickly to ireland first and then some travelled to America to settle. The persecution ended with the accession to the throne of William III, and since 1790 the Presbyterian Church of Scotland has been the official church in that country. By that time, many Presbyterian Covenanters had been killed or long fled to America.

John Stewart died in County Down Ireland in 1720, and left one son, Robert Stewart, who was born near Glasgow, Scotland, in 1665. Robert accompanied with his father John to County Down, and after the death of his father he settled near the city of Belfast, but shortly returned to Scotland, where he died near the city of Glasgow, in 1730. The lives of John and Robert Stewart embraced one of the most remarkable periods of English history, beginning in the reign of Charles I, and extending into that of George II.

Robert Stewart reared a large family, and one of his sons, Samuel Stewart, was born near Glasgow, Scotland, in 1698, who went with his father and grandfather to Ireland, in 1720. In 1735 he and his youngest brother, Hugh, set sail for America, and landed at Philadelphia, where they remained but a short time before settling in Drumore township, Lancaster county.

Samuel Stewart married Mary McClay, and died in 1750, leaving a large family.

Their eight children include:

1. John Stewart 1728 – 1777

2. Robert Stewart 1732 – 1811

3. Samuel Templeton Stewart 1734 – 1803 (served in the Revolutionary War) Married Nancy Templeton and Agnes Calhoun.

4. Andrew Stewart 1736 – 1763

5. Elijah Stewart 1738 – 1807

6. James STEWART 1739 –

7. Mary STEWART 1740 –

8. Hugh Stewart 1757 – 1824 (Hugh was named after his uncle Hugh) Married Margaret Roxburgh-Smith.

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-------------------- I John Stewart moved from Scotland to the North of Ireland, locating in Drumore Township, county Down, twelve miles from Belfast, during the reign of Charles II of England, shortly after the commencement thereof (his reign extending from 1660-1685.)

II Robert Stewart was the son of John who was born in 1665, near Glasgow, Scotland, but who also went to the North of Ireland.

III Samuel Stewart was the son of Robert, who was born in 1698 near Glasgow, Scotland. He moved to the North of ireland, and died in 1770 in Lancaster county Pennsylvania. In 1735, accompanied by his younger brother HUGH STEWART, he crossed the ocean, landing in Philadelphia, and settled in Drumore Township, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania, near Chestnut Level, A Scotch-Irish settlement, where had been established a Presbyterian meeting-house. In person, Samuel Stewart was large and well-proportioned, six feet in height, Roman nose, blueish-grey eyes, brown hair and ruddy complexion. He married in Ireland Mary McClay, who was noted for her dark complexion and large person. there were born to them ten children.

IV The second son was Samuel, who was born in County Down and was brought to Pennsylvania in the emigration of his father's family in 1735, and, on coming of age, settled as a farmer in Hanover Township, Lancaster County, now West Hanover, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, about 1750. In the book by William H. Egle, State Librarian of Pennsylvania, entitled, "Pennsylvania Genealogies" in referring to Samuel Stewart, among other things the author uses the following language: "A public meeting of the citizens of Hanover Township, June 4, 1774has gone into history, showing the earliest recorded movement toward independence, and, when the Revolutionary War began the liberty loving and patriotic Scotch-Irish of Hanover were found faithful and active participants. Samuel Stewart entered as a private, serving in Colonel Timothy Green's battalion for the defense of the frontier, and on June 6, 1776, in Captain James Rodger's Lancaster County Associators, 'destined for the camp in the Jerseys'. His first WIFE was NANCY TEMPLETON and his second WIFE was AGNES CALHOUN.

SOURCE: Stewart Family Tree, as found on page 561 of the "20th Century History of Springfield, and Clark County, Ohio" Edited by William Mahlon Rockel. Published 1908.

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Samuel Stewart, Sr. 1698's Timeline

1698
March 1698
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1727
1727
Age 28
Ireland
1728
1728
Age 29
1730
1730
Age 31
Ireland
1732
1732
Age 33
Ireland
1736
1736
Age 37
Lancaster, PA
1738
1738
Age 39
Lancaster, PA, USA
1740
1740
Age 41
Lancaster, PA
1742
1742
Age 43
Lancaster, PA
1745
1745
Age 46
Lancaster, PA