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John Work

Birthplace: Cumberland, PA, USA
Death: Died in Mahoning twp, Indiana, PA, USA
Cause of death: found dead in the woods near his home
Immediate Family:

Son of James Work and Letitia Work
Husband of Mary Work
Father of James Work; Samuel Work; Elizabeth Wyncoop; Letitia Work; Jane Justice and 1 other
Brother of William Work; Elizabeth Kerr; Alexander Work; James Work; Susanna Morrison and 1 other

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About John Work

DAR Ancestor #: A130463

John moved to Westmoreland County, PA about 1801; to Pine Creek township, Indiana County, PA, about 1804. Sometime after 1807, moved to Mahoning township, Indiana County, PA.

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

John Work was a Revolutionary Soldier. He enlisted Sept 1777 in Captain Robert Shannon's Company, First Battallion Cumberland County Militia. He migrated with his brother William from Cumberland County to Westmoreland County and a few years later into East Mahoning twp, Indiana County, Pa.

He was one of the first Justices of the Peace of Mahoning twp, and one of the first Elders in Gilgal Presbyterian Church .

He was found dead in the woods near his home. He had accompanied John Brady to see him across the creek below Richmond, and as was the custom, took his gun and dog along. He failed to return and was found by the barking dog. His life was a quiet and peaceful one. A letter from William and Miriam, his brother and sister-in-law, written several months after John's death tells almost the same story. It was written to their brother, James, who resided at Greenspring. The letter was not sent until September of the same year because it was necessary to employ someone going that direction to deliver the letter.

(John Work, 10th regiment of the continental army during the revolutionary war)

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John Work's Timeline

Cumberland, PA, USA
December 31, 1787
Age 29
Indiana, PA, USA
April 7, 1789
Age 31
Big Spring, Cumberland, PA, USA
April 17, 1793
Age 35
Big Spring, Cumberland, PA, USA
Age 37
Cumberland, PA, USA
Age 39
Age 42
February 1809
Age 51
Mahoning twp, Indiana, PA, USA