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Richard Margerum

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Falls Township, Bucks County, PA, USA
Death: Died in Lower Makefield, Bucks County, PA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Margerum (Morgeram); Henry Margerum; Jane Margerum and Jane Bayless
Husband of Mary Lucas; Mary Mercer Margerum and Hannah Margerum
Father of Benjamin Margerum; John Margerum; William Margerum; Joseph Margerum; Jonathan Margerum and 5 others
Brother of Elizabeth Harvey; Abraham Margerum and Jane Scarborough
Half brother of Henry Margerum; Robert Margerum and Sarah Margerum

Managed by: Louis Margerum
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About Richard Margerum

MARGERUM, RICHARD Ancestor #: A211279 Service: PENNSYLVANIA Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE Birth: CIRCA 1705 Death: ANTE 9-12-1786 LOWER MAKEFIELD TWP BUCKS CO PENNSYLVANIA Service Source: PA ARCH, 3RD SER, VOL 8, PP 139, 262 Service Description: 1) PAID SUPPLY TAX, 1781-2 SPOUSE: 1) Mary Lucas, 2) Hannah White. Ref. [3]

Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown Pennsylvania 20 Jun 1976 pg 82, Col 2-4 [4]

The Bucks Heritage Henry Margerum lost his wife. Elizabeth, and all their children shortly after arriving in Pennsylvania in 1682. Margerum had left his home in Wiltshire, England — as had so many other Quakers — looking for religious liberty, only to lose his family to the rigors of the ocean voyage and the raw frontier conditions of the Delaware Valley. He remarried, however, and took up 630 acres in what was later to be organized as Lower Makefield and Falls Townships. He and his second wife Jane Bayliss — the former Widow Riggs — lived two and one-half miles south of Yardley after they were married "out of unity" — that is, without the consent of the Quaker Meeting.

Henry and Jane Margerum had only one offspring who survived to adulthood. But he, Richard, seemed determined that the Margerum line should not die out in America. He fathered 16 children: eight by his first wife and eight by his second. Of these, five boys served in the Revolution in spite of their Quaker background.

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Richard Margerum's Timeline

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Falls Township, Bucks County, PA, USA
1736
April 5, 1736
Age 36
Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
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Lower Makefield, PA, USA
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