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John Addison Biles

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Special thanks to the following people for compiling and sharing much of the information in this annex:

 

1. Bryan W. Biles of Altus Oklahoma (see Para 4a.C.5.b.(4.(b.(1)(a)[1., below), whose 1969 book How Green Was Our Valley (published privately) was the source for most of the information on this page.  Especially to Mrs. Pansy Lu Verna (Biles) (Germain) Jordan, who co-authored the William Biles section of his book (see Para 4a.C.2.c.(1.(a.(3)(a)[1.[b., below).

 

2. William L. Ridge: Paragraph 4a.C.2.c.(1.(c.(3)(a)[5.[c.[3][a], below.

 

3. Robert Bruce Jones "Bruce": (more info) Paragraph 4a.C.2.b.(1.(c.(3)(h)[1.[a.[1], below, who spent years researching his family's history.  Bruce also authored The History of Green Street Monthly Meeting of Friends.

 

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William Biles (1644 - ) (more info)

Biles Generation 3a

 

1.  William’s parents: Alexander, Jr. and Dorothy (Strong) Biles

 

2.  William’s birth: 18 September 1644 at Dorchester/Shillingstone, Dorset County, England.

 

William’s death: 10 March 1710; interred 19 March 1710.

 

3.  Other biographical notes on William:

 

On 26 October 1660 matriculated at Exeter College in Cornwall, England.  He received his BA degree in 1664 and an MA degree in 1667.  Joined the Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1672 and was a leader of that group at Yorkshire, England.  Religious prejudices in England (and elsewhere) made life difficult for Quakers.  William Penn offered religious freedom in his colony along the Delaware River basin in North America; Quakers were not welcome in other North American colonies.

 

William (and his youngest brother, Charles, who was also a Quaker) immigrated to America from All Saints Parish, Dorchester, Dorset County, England with his wife, their five children, and two indentured servants, a boy (Edward Hancock) and girl (Elizabeth Petty), bound to him for 8 and 7 years, respectively.  After their terms of service to William, each servant was guaranteed to receive "the Governor's allowance" - 50 acres of land.  Three more children were born in America.  On 4 April 1679 they arrived at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania aboard the sailing ship "Elizabeth and Sarah" out of Weymouth, Dorset County, England.  Shortly thereafter they relocated further up the Delaware River near Trenton Falls, Bucks County, Pennsylvania - a location called Crewcorne/Creekehome/Crookhorn.  They were the earliest of their surname (spelled "Byles" in England) to be recorded in the vicinity of Pennsylvania.  Of interest, the ship's register of passengers did not list a wife or other dependents of William’s brother, Charles.

 

Stepping back in time for a moment, in 1664 Charles II granted to his brother, the Duke of York, the territory from New York to New Jersey, and the Duke took action to secure his grant.  Conflict with the Dutch followed, and it was following this period that New Amsterdam and New Amstel were renamed, respectively, New York and New Castle.  In the fall of 1674 Sir Edmund Andros arrived to head the government, as Governor, on behalf of the Duke of York.

 

The colonies along the Delaware River, as elsewhere, grew in population quickly during the 1670s.  Some 800 settlers arrived in New Jersey in the year 1679 through William Penn’s agency alone and real estate for their sustainment was quickly becoming an issue for the government.  Some of the earlier, but many of the later arrivals were attracted to the west side of the River, so in July 1679 Governor Andros directed Philip Pocock, the surveyor for New Castle, to lay out lands below the falls, on the west side of the Delaware, “for several persons lately come out of England, destitute of land.”  These persons appear to have applied directly to the Governor for grants of land and received them without going through established procedures, which involved consideration by the Court.

 

In accordance with regulations then in force, the lands were laid out with a river frontage in proportion to the amount of land purchased, and extending inland for quantity.  Of these plats the nearest to the falls was a tract of 478 acres, with an island “lying over against it,” granted to John Wood.  Adjoining it on the lower side was a tract of 205 acres granted to Daniel Brindson, and others in consecutive order down the river were tracts of 213 acres to John Acreman, 218 acres to Richard Ridgeway, 173 acres to William Biles, 121 acres to Joshua Boare, 177 acres to Richard Lucas, and 180 acres, with a small island, to Gilbert Wheeler.  All of these settlers were from New Jersey.

 

In 1680 William and Charles Biles purchased from Native Americans in the area an island across from Trenton Falls, New Jersey.  To this day that island is called Biles Island.  William’s son, William, Jr., built a brick home there (with bricks imported from England) and opened it to other Quakers as a Monthly Meeting place on 2 May 1683.  They met there, in his kitchen, and in other area homes, until 1690, when the Falls Meeting House was built.  The local Court was also held there a few times.  Subsequently the Fairless Steel Company bought the island and built a factory there.

 

At the March Court in 1681 William Biles was granted an additional tract of 150 acres, which was subsequently increased to 300, possibly by the purchase of Robert Hoskin’s estate, the care of which had been entrusted to William Biles by Robert Hoskin’s heirs in England.  During this period William Biles was a prominent citizen and distinguished preacher among the Friends.  He held numerous governmental posts, including member of the Upland County Court and Delegate from the falls area to the second assembly held in Philadelphia in 1683.  He was also one of the signers of “Penn’s Great Charter.”

 

William Penn established his colony of Pennsylvania in 1682 after working on it throughout the previous year.  Since 1674 Penn had been one of the trustees of Fenwick and Byllinge for disposition of their lands in West New Jersey, and had been so active in promoting that area’s colonization that some 1400 people had settled there.

 

William Biles was mentioned in his mother’s will (in England) in 1692 as being “in Pensilvania or Elsewhere.”  Considering the proximity of this William Biles and his family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania to the known early Ancestors of John Addison Biles in Bucks County, it's highly likely they are directly related, but no proof has been found.

 

4a. William’s 1st marriage:

 

A. To whom: Johanna Hellard (also seen: Johanah)

 

1. Johanna’s parents: 

 

2. Johanna’s birth: 1646.

 

Johanna’s death: Interred 4 July 1687 from complications of disease following a flood that year.

 

B. Marriage date & location: 6 May 1669 in England.

 

C. Children:

 

1. Elizabeth Biles:

 

Born 3 June 1670 in England; baptized 14 June 1670.  Died 17 July 1767.  Married (1st), at her father’s residence on 31 August/1 June 1688 at Bucks County, Pennsylvania to Stephen Beakes/Beaks (b. 1668, d. 1699), son of William and Mary Beakes, who came to Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1682 from Blackwell, Somsetshire, England.  Stephen was a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1697.  Elizabeth and Stephen had the following children:

 

a. John Beakes.

 

b. Mary Beakes.

 

c. Grace Beakes.

 

d. Unknown.

 

e. Unknown

 

Elizabeth (Biles) Beakes married (2nd) Mathew Hughes/Hewes (d. 1766), son of Uriah Hughes and grandson of Humphrey Hughes of Cape Day, New Jersey, in 1770.  Mathew Hughes came to Bucks County, Pennsylvania approximately 1696 from Long Island, New York.  He was a man of distinction, having represented his county for 15 consecutive years (1723 - 1738) in the Pennsylvania Assembly.  Elizabeth and Matthew had one son:

 

f. Professor Mathew Hughes, Jr.: Died 23 October 1755.  Was a Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment of Bucks County from 1747 to 1748.  This Matthew Hughes married Elizabeth Stevenson (b. abt 1712, d. 17 Jul 1767), daughter of Thomas, III (b. 1674) and Elizabeth Sarah (Jennings) (Pennington) Stevenson (b. 8 Dec 1686; interred 12 Jun 1733 in the Friends graveyard, Middleton, Bucks Co., PA) on 17 March 1733.  Elizabeth Sarah Jennings, sister of Ann Stevenson (who m. William Biles III (below)) had married (1st) Edward Pennington on 6 November 1699.  Elizabeth Sarah (Jennings) Pennington married (2nd) Thomas Stevenson, III.  Matthew Hughes, Jr. and Elizabeth Stevenson had the following children:

 

(1. Matthew Hughes, III: Born 3 January 1733/4.

 

(2. George Hughes: Born 17 August 1735.

 

(3. Elizabeth Hughes: Born 21 January 1737/8.  Married Joshua Ely (b.17 Mar 1733) on 22 November 1758.

 

(4. Isaac Hughes: Born 15 April 1740.  Married Mary Warne about 1763 and moved to Loudon County, Virginia.  Isaac and Mary had the following daughter:

 

(a. Mary Hughes:  Born 1778 in Loudon County, Virginia.  Married Samuel Craig there in 1796.  This Craig family was also in Rowan County, North Carolina and in Dorchester, England.

 

(5. Hannah Hughes: Born 7 March 1742.  Died 18 April 1791.  Married (as his 2nd wife) Lieutenant Colonel John Wilkinson, Jr. (b. Wrightstown, PA, d. 31 May 1782), son of John Wilkinson, Sr. and grandson of Captain Samuel Wilkinson of Rhode Island, in February 1770 and settled about 1711 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  John Wilkinson, Jr. represented his county in the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1761, 1762, 1781, and 1882.  In 1763 he was appointed a member of the committee to audit the accounts of Benjamin Franklin.  He served as a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, which had jurisdiction over local affairs during preparations for the Revolutionary War.  He was also a member of the Constitutional Convention that met 15 July 1776.  John Wilkinson, Jr. had first married Mary Lacey, daughter of John Lacey.  He and Hannah had the following children:

 

(a. Martha Wilkinson: Married (?) Bennett.

 

(b. Ann Lacey Wilkinson: Married General Samuel Smith.

 

(c. Hannah Wilkinson: Married Abner Reeder on 22 May 1796.

 

(d. Elisha Wilkinson: Married (1st) Anna Dungan on 11 April 1792.  Married (2nd) Maria Whiteman.

 

(6. Sarah Hughes: Born 3 October 1744.

 

(7. Humphrey Hughes: Born 9 March 1747.

 

(8. Mary Hughes: Born 26 September 1749.

 

(9. Thomas Hughes: Born 1 October 1751.

 

(10. Constantine Hughes: Born 8 September 1754.  Moved to Loudon County, Virginia.

 

2. William Biles, Jr.: (more info)

 

Born 12 June 1671; baptized 12 January 1672 at Dorchester, Dorset County, England.  Died 1 September 1739? (also seen: d. 1731).  Married Sarah Langhorne, daughter of Reverend Thomas (d. 6 Aug 1687?, just two years after emigrating from England) and Grace (Whitehead) Langhorne, on or about 1 November 1695.  On 4 April 1679 William Biles, Jr. and Sarah Langhorne settled near the falls in Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and grew exceptionally prosperous and influential.

 

In 1726 William Biles, Jr. built a large brick residence next to the Delaware River about 3 miles south of Morrisville and opposite Biles Island, which he also owned.

 

William, Jr. and Sarah (Langhorne) Biles had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Thomas Biles: Born 7/30 June 1696.  Died 1743.  Married Mary Elizabeth Lambert “Elizabeth” (more info)(b. 14 Jul 1703, d. 21/22 Aug 1764, will proved 1771), daughter of Thomas Lambert of Nottingham, Burlington County, New Jersey, on 5 December 1729 at the Chesterfield (New Jersey) monthly meeting (of Friends).

 

Thomas and Elizabeth (Lambert) Biles had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Margaret Biles: Died between 28 April 1779 and 31 October 1781.  Married (1st) the owner of Kingwood Iron Works in New Jersey.  Married (2nd) Robert Lettis Hooper, Jr. of Kinsbury before 3 July 1759.  Hooper was a Lieutenant in the 10th Regiment, Northampton County.  Robert and Margaret had the following children:

 

(a. Robert Lettis Hooper, III.

 

(b. Thomas Hooper.

 

Robert Lettis Hooper, Jr. married (2nd) Mrs. Elizabeth Erskine on 31 January 1781.  He was administrator of the estate of Major Thomas Langhorne Biles. 

 

(2. Thomas Biles, Jr.: Died prior to 18 December 1765.  Resided in Salem County, New Jersey.  Inherited from Judge Jeremiah Langhorne the 800 acre plantation called “Langhorne Park”.  Married Sarah Mullin and had the following children:

 

(a. Major Thomas Langhorne Biles: Died 16 April 1780 – killed by the British at Paramus, New Jersey while serving with the 3rd Regiment.

 

(b. Thomas Lambert Biles.

 

(c. Samuel Biles: Died intestate, so his brother, Benjamin, claimed his estate.

 

(d. Benjamin Biles.

 

Sarah (Mullin) Biles married (2nd) (?) Eley, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Mullin) Stevenson.

 

b. William Biles, III: Born 1698.  Died probably 1775; will dated 1770 and probated 1775.  On 2 June 1756 was disowned by the Falls Monthly Meeting [of Quakers] for his “military association” (having joined the military).  Married (1st) Ann Stevenson (b. 6 Dec 1704 at Middletown, Bucks Co., PA, d. 8 Mar 1734 in Bucks Co.), daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Jennings) Stevenson (and sister of Elizabeth Sarah (Jennings) Pennington, who married Mathew Hughes, Jr., above), on 5 March 1725 at the Falls Meeting (of Friends), Bucks County, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

(1. William Biles IV: (more info) Born roughly 1735-39.  Died 1802; will dated 20 June 1802 and proved 7 January 1803.  Perhaps the William Biles, Jr. who on 2 June 1756 was disowned by the Falls Monthly Meeting [of Quakers] for his “military association.”  Married Sarah (?).

 

Note: This William Biles appears to have been confused by Bryan Biles (see ref. top of this page) with his 1st cousin, William, son of Charles (Para. c., below), who, it appears, was the William Biles who married Hannah Kirkbride.

 

(2. Thomas Biles: Died October 1774.  Married Abigail Stevenson, daughter of Thomas Stevenson.  Perhaps the Thomas Biles, son of William, who on 2 June 1756 was disowned by his Monthly Meeting [of Quakers] for his “military association.”

 

(3. Ann Biles: Died before 1802.  Before marriage resided in Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Married Asher Mott (d. 1783), son of William (b. 9 Nov 1699) and Margaret (Hartshorne) Mott (b. 3 Sep 1704, d. 1745) (who was the dau of William Hartshorne and grandson of Gersham and Phebe (Scudder) Mott) of Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, on 10/2 May 1769 at St. Mary’s Church, Burlington, New Jersey.  On 7 June 1769 Ann (Biles) Mott was disowned by her Monthly Meeting [of Quakers] for her “marriage out of unity.”  Of related interest, Asher’s sister married William Biles on 1 October 1789.  In 1778 Asher’s house on Biles Island was destroyed by fire.

 

(4. Susannah Biles: Mentioned in her brother's will.  Died 7 September 1806.  Married Thomas Thorn/Thorne (b. 21 Jul 1733 at Crosswiche, NJ, d. there 25/15 Feb 1801) at Fallington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Subsequently resided in Burlington County, New Jersey.

 

(a. Joseph Thorne: Born 12 February 1761.  Died 28 September 1822.  Married (1st) Ann Beck.  Married (2nd) Ann Pancoast.

 

(b. Benjamin Thorne: Born 5 January 1763.  Died 13 June 1846.

 

(c. Ann Thorne: Born 4 May 1764.  Married John Taylor.

 

(d. William Biles Thorne: Born 26 March 1766.  Died 17 November 1796.

 

(e. George Biles Thorne: Born 29 August 1767.

 

(f. Langhorne Thorne: Born 8 March 1769.

 

(g. Sarah (or Samuel) Thorne: Born 9 October 1772.  Died 2 January 1774.

 

(h. Enoch Thorne: Born 6 January 1775.  Died 12 February 1826.

 

(i. Thomas Thorne: Born 17 February 1782.  Died 2 August 1846.

 

William Biles, III married (2nd) Jane (?).

 

c. Ann Biles: Born 4 December 1700/02/03.  Died ; interred 22 December 1748.  Married immigrant Isaac Pennington (b. 22 Sep 1700, d. ; interred 5 May 1742), son of Edward and Sarah (?) Pennington, on 5 October/November 1725 and had the following son:

 

(1. Edward Pennington: Born 4 October 1726.  Died 1796.  Married Sarah Shoemaker (b. 1725, d. 1800), daughter of Benjamin (b. 1704, d. 1767) and Sarah (Coates) Shoemaker (b. 1705, d. 1738), and had the following children (documented in the Falls Monthly Meeting records):

 

(a. Isaac Pennington: Born 30 October 1756 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Died 28 April 1803 near Bordentown.  Married Sarah (Biles) Harvey (b. 1754, d. 6 Jan 1807), widow of Thomas Harvey, and had the following children:

 

(1) William Pennington: Born 8 April 1781.  Died 20 March 1797.

 

(2) Nancy Ann Pennington: Born 1784.  Died 28 October 1806.

 

(b. Mary Penington: Born 1763.  Died 1764.

 

(c. Edward Penington: Born 1766.  Died 16 March 1834.  Married Helena Lawrence Holmes (d. 28 Jan 1852), daughter of James and Helena (Lawrence) Holmes, and had the following children:

 

(1) John Penington: Born 1799.  Died 1867.  Married Lucetta Davis (b. 1797, d. 1881).

 

(2) William Le Conte Penington: Born 18 April 1803 at  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Died 16 August 1863.  Married Anne Harding.

 

(3) Henry Penington: Born 1807.  Died 1858.

 

(4) Edward Penington, Jr.: Born 6 December 1800.  Died 6 January 1868.  Married Elizabeth Ann Lewis.

 

(5) Lawrence Penington: Born 25 October 1805.  Died 5 August 1870.

 

(6) George Penington: Born 17 July 1809.  Died 10 November 1809.

 

(d. John Penington: Born 1768.  Died 1793.

 

(e. Anne Penington: Born 1760.  Died 15 August 1791.  Married Robert Smock and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Sarah Penington Smock.

 

(f. Benjamin Penington: Born 1765.  Died 19 August 1792.

 

(g. Sarah Penington: Born 22 August 1762.  Died 31 March 1765.

 

(2. Mary Pennington: Born 5 April 1732.  Died 1801.

 

(3. Sarah Pennington: Born 1734.

 

(4. Thomas Pennington: Born 1 February 1738.  Died 1740.

 

d. Charles Biles: (more info) Born 1702.  Died 7 July 1759 at home in Southhampton, Pennsylvania; will dated 7 February 1754 and proved 7 August 1759.  Earlier resided in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Married Ann Mary Baker (b. 16 Apr 1704 in Falls Twp, Bucks Co., PA, d. 13 May 1715 in Bucks Co.), daughter of Samuel and Rachel (Warder) Baker, on 28 July 1728.  Was condemned on 4 April 1729 by his Monthly Meeting [of Quakers] for “marriage out of unity.”  Ann Mary Biles and her husband were granted a certificate of membership to a Monthly Meeting on 2 April 1732.  Charles and Ann had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Samuel Biles: On 5 January 1758 received a certificate from the Middletown Monthly Meeting [of Quakers] to marry Martha Jones (d. 1792), daughter of John Jones of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and that marriage took place 9 February 1758 at the Philadelphia Meeting House.  On 26 May 1758 Martha was granted a certificate [of membership] in the Middletown Monthly Meeting.  On 25 April 1760 Samuel and his wife, Martha, were granted a certificate of membership in the Middletown Monthly Meeting.    Samuel went with the Tory Army prior to the Revolutionary War and never returned.

 

(a. Charles Biles: Born 1762/3 at New London, Pennsylvania.  Died 21 February 1852, age 89, at Southhampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) Rachel Leedom (b. 20 Feb 1763 in Middletown Twp, Bucks Co., PA), daughter of John and Ruth (Strickland) Leedom, on 31 December 1783 in Southampton and moved to Chester County, Pennsylvania, where he purchased more than 300 acres of land from the Vandergrits brothers, one mile east of New London, Pennsylvania.  The deed was dated 17 April 1799.  170 acres of that property remained in his family until 1932.   Charles and Rachel had the following children:

 

(1) William Bailey Biles: Married Mercy Bye and had the following children:

 

(a) Charles Ross Biles: Married Catherine R. Oldham on 20 November 1869 and resided on a farm near Blue Ball, Maryland.   Charles and Catherine had the following children:

 

[1. Anna M. Biles: Married Francis James Darlington (b. 23 Apr 1840, d. 14 Nov 1897), son of William (b. 19 Oct 1804, d. 6 Dec 1879) and Catherine (Paxson) Darlington (and grandson of Abraham and Susanna (?) Darlington), and resided at West Chester, Pennsylvania.  Anna and Francis had the following children:

 

[a. Lillian Victoria Darlington: Born 24 August 1861.  Married Henry Ittner.

 

[b. Isabella Darlington: Born 7 March 1863.  Married Robert William Careron.

 

[c. William Darlington: Born 30 August 1864.  Died 15 August 1897.  Never married.

 

[d. Charles Ross Darlington: Born 13 October 1865.  Married Minnie Bernard Hooper.

 

[e. Frances Brooks Darlington: Born 17 February 1870.

 

[f. Ethel Darlington: Born 15 March 1873.

 

[g. Lionel Chester Darlington: Born 17 December 1875.

 

[2. Louisa B. Biles: Married John P. Wilson and resided at Rising Sun, Maryland.

 

[3. George Leedom Biles: Died as an infant.

 

[4. George Washington Biles: Married Ann Quinn.

 

[5. Charles Ross Biles, Jr.: Married Anna Taylor and had the following children.

 

[a. Margaret McBride Biles: Married Harvey M. Mackey and had the following son:

 

[1] Charles Robert Mackey: Married Helen Wise and resided at Elkton, Maryland.  Charles and Helen had the following son:

 

[a] Robert H. Mackey: Resided in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 

[b. Katherine Oldham Biles: Married Jesse T. Cameron and had the following son:

 

[1] Ross Biles Cameron: Married Phyllis Reid and resided at Interlacken, New Jersey.  Ross and Phyllis had the following children:

 

[a] Ross Biles Cameron, Jr.

 

[b] Reid Cameron: Resided at Interlacken, New Jersey.

 

[c. Blanche Louise Biles: Married Clifford H. Roberson; no children.

 

[d. Taylor Ross Biles: Born 1896 a Blue Ball, Maryland.  Died 7 April 1954.  About 1904 was Postmaster of Rising Sun, Maryland.  Married Clara Roberson (sister of Clifford, Para. [c., above, and Thomas B. Roberson, who m. Ann Kirk, Para. [6.[a., below) and had the following daughter:

 

[1] Ruth Roberson Biles: Married Dr. Earl Edward Walker, M.D. and resided near Wilmington, Delaware.  Ruth and Earl had the following children:

 

[a] Patricia Walker.

 

[b] Cheryl Walker.

 

[c] Barbara Walker.

 

[6. Victoria Parson Biles: Married Samuel M. Kirk and resided near Blue Ball, Maryland.  Victoria and Samuel had the following daughter:

 

[a. Ann Kirk: Married Thomas B. Roberson (d. Dec 1954), brother of Clara Roberson, who married Taylor Ross Biles, paragraph [5.[d., above, and had the following daughter:

 

[1] Daughter: Resided in Arlington County, Virginia (just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

 

(b) Anna Eliza Biles.

 

(c) John Leedom Biles.

 

(d) George Washington Biles.

 

(e) Sarah Ann Biles.

 

(f) William Bailey Biles.

 

(2) Rachel Biles: Born about 1789 in Pennsylvania.  Died after 1850.  Married Isaac Moore (b. 26 Dec 1785, d. 10 Jan 1867; interred Deer Creek, Harford, MD) on 12 December 1808 at the New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester County, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

(a) Leedom B. Moore: Born 1817 in Pennsylvania.  Employed as a farmer.  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

[1. Rachel L. Moore: Born about 1841 in Delaware.

 

[2. Anna M. Moore: Born about 1842 in Delaware.

 

[3. Sarah Moore: Born about 1844 in Delaware.

 

[4. Adelaide Moore: Born August 1850 in Delaware.

 

(b) Mary Ann Moore: Born 1821 in Pennsylvania.

 

(c) Martha W. Moore: Born 1825 in Pennsylvania.

 

(d) Charles Moore: Born 1830 in Pennsylvania.

 

(3) John Biles: Born 1784 at New London, Pennsylvania.  Died there 23 September 1864; interred Broad Creek Quaker Cemetery near Dublin, Maryland.  Married Mary Fana/Farra (b. 1781, d. 23 Mar 1861; interred with John), daughter of Oliver Fana/Farra and granddaughter of John Farra, in 1817 and had the following children:

 

(a) Charles “Belchfire Charlie” Biles: Born 22 October 1819 at New London, Pennsylvania.  Died 23 July 1893 at Red Lion, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) Elizabeth Cook Jackson, daughter of Joshua and Sarah (Cook) Jackson (b. 31 Mar 1822 in Unionville, PA, d. 11 Mar 1860 at Millgreen, MD), on 20 February 1840 and had 9 children, including:

 

[1. Jesse Kersey Biles: Born 21 July 1841/42 in Hartford County, Maryland.  Died 21 May 1933 in Bern, Kansas.  Married (1st) Victoria Louise Miles (b. 12 Aug 1851, d. 29 July 1896), daughter of Stephen B. Miles, on 22 October 1868 and had the following son:

 

[a. Warren Cooper Biles: Born 30 March 1871.  Died at age 3 months.

 

Jesse Kersey Biles married (2nd) Emily Ethel Miller (b. 4 Feb 1880 at Bern, KS, d. 8 Dec 1954 at DesMoines, IA), daughter of William (b. 13 Oct 1833 at Waldeek, Province, Germany, d. 21 Jul 1922 at Bern, KS) and Margaret (Spack) Miller, on 7 April 1899 and had the following daughter:

 

[b. Pansy Lu Verna/Luverna Biles “Verna”: Born 14 June 1900 at Bern, Kansas.  Married (1st) Everett E. Germain (b. 10 Aug 1890, d. 25 Jul 1935 at Lincoln, NE; interred Bern, KS), son of Omar Abel and Nellie Madge (Harvey) Germain, on 22 June 1920.  Note: Pansy researched and co-authored the portion of Bryan W. Biles’ book How Green Was Our Valley that resulted in most of the information displayed on this page.  Pansy and Everett had the following children:

 

[1] June Elizabeth Germain: Born 2 August 1921 at Bern, Kansas.  Married Thomas Lincoln Feller on 21 June 1963.

 

[2] Willard Warren Germain: Born 23 May 1925 at Bern, Kansas.  Died 2 August 1965.  Married Majorie F. Cooper on 8 December 1963.

 

[3] Son: Died at birth 12 September 1931.

 

[4] Robert Earl Germain: Born 13 July 1932 at Bern, Kansas.  Married Leaona M. Janedae on 8 December 1955.

 

Pansy Lu Verna (Biles) Germain married (2nd) William Dewey Jordon (b. 5 May 1898 at Wellington, KS, d. 1967) on 1 December 1950 and resided at 315 W. Sherman Street, Hutchinson, Kansas.

 

Charles “Belchfire Charlie” Biles married (2nd) Maria Kelly; no children.  He married (3rd) Georgianna Chalk; no children.

 

(b) John Bailey Biles: Born 15 December 1842.  Died 23 September 1909; interred Emery Cemetery, near Street, Maryland.  Married Ellen Jane Pyle (b. 22 Jul 1853, d. 4 Nov 1936) on 2 April 1879 and had the following children:

 

[1. Ida Belle Biles: Born 6 January 1880.  Died 6 February 1961.  Married Wilbur Augustus Harvey (b. 1884, d. 1944) on 18 July 1905; no children.

 

[2. Mary Bertha Biles: Born 22 March 1892.  Died 11 March 1949.  Married Frank Kilgore Ramsey (b. 23 Dec 1891) on 24 Dec 1919; no children.

 

(c) Mary Emma Biles: Born 10 November 1844.  Died 20 January 1848.

 

(d) Sarah Louise Biles: Born 27 September 1846.  Died 9 February 1933.  Married Charles Allen (d. 12 Jun 1911) and had the following children:

 

[1. Marian Allen: Born 18 January 1868.  Died 15 July 1958.  Married (?) Burkins and had the following children:

 

[a. Ellis Burkins.

 

[b. Marie Burkins: Married (?) Triplett and resided at Pylesville, Maryland.

 

[2. Nelson Allen: Born 8 July 1870.  Married (?) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[a. Son.

 

[b. Daughter.

 

[c. Daughter.

 

[d. Daughter.

 

[e. Daughter.

 

[f. Daughter.

 

[3. William “Doc” Allen: Born 14 December 1871.  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

[a. Child.

 

[b. Child.

 

[c. Child.

 

[d. Child.

 

[4. Mary Corrine Allen: Born 17 November 1877.  Married (?) Davis and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[a. Son.

 

[b. Daughter.

 

[5. Winfield Allen: Born 28 February 1883.  Moved to Washington State.

 

(e) Margaret Elizabeth Biles: Born 11 March 1849.  Died 30 January 1927.  Married Chandlee Rhea on 24 September 1868 and had the following children:

 

[1. Samuel Orlando Rhea: Born 7 August 1869.  Died 5 December 1873.

 

[2. Charles Allen Rhea: Born 20 July 1870.  Died 26 January 1941 at York, Pennsylvania.

 

(f) Susannah Jackson Biles: Born 14 March 1851.  Died, unmarried, on 6 June 1941.

 

(g) Phoebe Ann Biles: Born 8 June 1853.  Died 5 December 1886.  Married John Hames Kinsey (d. 1926) on 26 October 1876 and had the following children:

 

[1. Mae Elizabeth Kinsey: Born 27 February 1878.

 

[2. James Melvin Kinsey: Born 5 September 1879.

 

[3. Charles Edgar Kinsey: Born 17 October 1884.

 

[4. Freddy Leroy Kinsey: Born 5 December 1886.

 

(h) Charles Edwin Biles: Born 28 July 1855.  Died 14 February 1922.  Married Cossandra Wallich (b. 24 Mar 1864, d. 9 Jul 1933) on 7 October 1900 and had the following son:

 

[1. Stewart Edwin Biles: Born 23 October 1901.  Died 1902.

 

(i) William Job Biles: Born 19 October 1857.  Died 20 September 1942.  Married Amanda Elizabeth Iley (b. 22 Apr 1869, d. 19 Oct 1948) on 6 November 1888 and had the following children:

 

[1. Gertrude Mae Biles: Born 18 March 1890 at Narka, Kansas.  Married Joseph Coats Towson on 12 February 1908 at Bel Air, Maryland and had the following children:

 

[a. Alice Mary Towson: Born 10 September at Hill City, Kansas.  Married Lester Irwin Crossette on 4 August 1946 and had the following daughter:

 

[1] Sandra Lynn Crossette: Born 24 February 1948 at Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 

[b. Ernest Leroy Towson: Born 20 August 1913.  Married (1st) Pauline Post; subsequently divorced; no children.  Married (2nd) Ivadel (?), who had the following daughter before marriage to Ernest:

 

[1] Sharon (?) Towson: Adopted by Ernest Leroy Towson.

 

[c. Charles Delmar Towson: Born 19 December 1915.  Married (1st) Betty Hart on 2 April 1938 and had the following son:

 

[1] Frank Edward Towson:

 

Charles and Betty (Hart) Towson were subsequently divorced.  Charles married (2nd) Arlene Van Camp (subsequently divorced) and had the following children:

 

[2] Robert Lee Towson: Born 1944.

 

[3] Joseph Sheldon Towson: Born 1946.

 

[4] Charles Dennis Towson: Born 1950.

 

[2. Edith Elizabeth Biles: Born 6 November 1891 at Narka, Kansas.  Died 4 September 1951 at Edmond, Kansas.  Married Ira Boyd (b. 18 Jul 1887, d. 21 Nov 1918) on 25 December 1909 at Hill City, Kansas and had the following daughter:

 

[a. Ethel Mary Boyd: Born 11 December 1910 at Hill City, Kansas.  Married (1st) Charles Dutton and had the following children:

 

[1] Arlene Dutton: Married Harold Wauffle.

 

[2] Leonard Dutton.

 

[3] Edith Alice Dutton: Married (?) Kramer, who was killed before the following daughter was born:

 

[a] Daughter.

 

[4] Judith Dutton: Born 20 November 1946.

 

Ethel Mary (Boyd) Dutton married (2nd) (?) Boyd and had the following children:

 

[5] Ivan William Boyd: Born 2 July 1913.  Married LaVeta Wallace.

 

[6] Barbara Boyd.

 

[7] Beverly Boyd.

 

[3. Lida Lillian Biles: Born 24 July 1895 at Haddam, Kansas.  Married James Robert Bever (d. 15 Sep 1949 from complications of being gored by a bull) on 12 December 1913? and had the following children:

 

[a. Kathryn Bever: Born 22 May 1915 at Gentry, Arkansas.

 

[b. Robert Bever: Born 29 December 1916 at Gentry, Arkansas.

 

[c. Dorothy Jean Bever: Born September 1918 at Gentry, Arkansas.

 

[d. Helen Bever: Born 1920 at Gentry, Arkansas.

 

[4. Anna Evelyn Biles: Born 24 February 1899 at Haddam, Kansas.  Married Ralph C. Griffith (b. 1 Aug 1891, d. 14 Feb 1949 in an automobile accident) on 14 August 1918 and had the following children:

 

[a. Leland Harold Griffith: Born 1921.  Was married and divorced more than once.

 

[b. Carol Leone Griffith: Born 13 May 1923.  Married Ray Meyers and had the following children:

 

[1] Nancy Meyers.

 

[2] Gary Meyers.

 

Charles Biles (Para. (a., above) married (2nd) Sarah Walmsley and had the following children:

 

(4) Elizabeth “Betsey” Biles: Married Joseph Farra and had the following children:

 

(a) Mahlon Farra.

 

(b) Sarah Ann Farra.

 

(c) Jesse Farra.

 

(d) Phoebe Farra.

 

(e) Grace Farra: Married John Conely.

 

(5) Sarah Biles: Married John Farra and had the following children:

 

(a) Elizabeth Farra.

 

(b) Phoebe Farra.

 

(c) Charles Farra.

 

(d) Oliver Farra.

 

(e) Sarah Jane Farra.

 

(f) John Farra

 

(6) Langhorne Biles: Died age 16 from complications of pneumonia.

 

(7) Samuel Biles: Married Anne Closson of New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

(a) Pamela J. Biles: Never married.

 

(b) Sarah F. Biles: Married Davis Spencer and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[1. Daughter.

 

2. Daughter.

 

[3. Son.

 

[4. Son.

 

[5. Son.

 

[6. Son.

 

[7. Son.

 

(c) John P. Biles.

 

(d) Amos T. Biles: Married Reba Kennedy and had the following son:

 

[1. Wilmer K. Biles: No children.

 

(e) Charles C. Biles: Never married.

 

(f) Annie M. Biles: Never married.

 

Charles Biles (Para. (a., above) married (3rd) Margaret Conard; no children.  He married (4th) Grace Pawl; no children.

 

(b. Martha/Mary Biles: Married Obadiah Willet/Willett.  On 2 March 1780 at the Middletown Monthly Meeting (see pg. 223) "women friends brought testimony against Mary Willett, late Mary Biles."  Martha and Obadiah had the following children:

 

(1) Samuel Willet.

 

(2) Rebecca Willet: Married (?) Duvall.

 

(3) Julia Willet.

 

(4) Martha Willet.

 

(c. Unknown

 

(1) Unknown

 

(2) Unknown

 

(3) Langhorne Biles: Born about 1756 in Pennsylvania.  Died 11 May 1818 in Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Married, as her 2nd husband, Sarah (Hicks) Staats (b. May 1766, d. 2 Jun 1850 at Pleasantville/Southampton, Bucks Co., PA), who married (1st) John Staats.  Langhorne and Sarah had the following children:

 

(a) Charles W. Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 1800 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died 28 November 1866 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; interred William Penn Cemetery, Somerton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Married Susannah/Susanna J. Scott (photos) (b. 23 Sep 1808 in PA, d. 24 Apr 1886 at Feasterville, Bucks Co., PA; interred with husband), with Reverend J.P. Evans officiating, and had the following children:

 

[1. Augustus “Augustine” S. Biles: (photos) Born 29 September 1939 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died 28 October 1891 in Wenonah Borough, Gloucester County, New Jersey; interred Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Hurffville, Gloucester County.  Was a veteran of the Civil War.  Employed as a farmer.  Married Mary Hurff (photos) (b. 7 May 1845 at Hurffville, d. 3 Apr 1932 in N.J.; interred with Augustine), daughter of Thomas W. Hurff, in 1867/68 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania with Reverend Mordica C. Stokes officiating.  Augustine and Mary had the following son:

 

[a. Willie Biles: (photos) Born 26 February 1869.  Died 27 March 1869 in New Jersey; interred with his parents in Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Hurffville, Gloucester County, New Jersey.

 

[2. Alfred R. Biles: (photos) Born 15 June 1832 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died 4 October 1905 (abt age 73) at Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; interred William Penn Cemetery, Somerton, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Employed as a farmer until 1880.  Subsequently employed as a day laborer until 1900.  Employed as a sexton (maintained church property) until 1905.  Married Lillian Rebecca Carter (photos) (b. 24 Oct 1871 in PA, d. 28 Feb 1950, unknown location), daughter of James and Mary E. (States) Carter, about 1893 in Pennsylvania (Alfred abt age 61; Rebecca abt age 22).

 

1880 US Census: Lillian resided in Middletown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

 

1900 US Census: Alfred was heading a household in Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

 

1910 US Census: Lillian resided at Hulmeville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

 

1920 US Census: Lillan resided in Middletown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

 

1930 US Census: Lillian resided in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

 

Alfred R. and Lillian Rebecca (Carter) Biles had the following children:

 

[a. Charles Leon Biles: (photos) Born 18 July 1894 in Bensalem Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died 16 December 1917 in Hulmeville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; interred William Penn Cemetery, Somerton, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Perhaps never married.

 

[b. Jennie Alfreda Biles: (photos) Born 24 November 1898 in Pennsylvania.  Died 12 October 1925 at Mount Pocono, Monroe County, Pennsylvania; interred William Penn Cemetery, Somerton, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Perhaps never married.

 

[3. Maria Louisa Biles: (photos) Born 1836.  Died 1859; interred with her parents and sister, Mary Jane, in William Penn Cemetery, Somerton, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Never married.

 

[4. Phineas Knight Biles: Born 19 December 1841 (per gravestone; note, Bryon Biles had: b. 29 Dec 1843).  Died 15 February 1914 in Oklahoma; interred Dover Cemetery, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.  Married Martha Good (b. 19 Dec 1843, d. 8 Feb 1918) (note, Bryon Biles had: Martha Good Cloud) on 19 December 1867 and had the following children:

 

[a. Charles Henry Biles: Born 1 January 1869.  Died 10 October 1923 (per gravestone; note, Bryan Biles had: d. 1928); interred Dover Cemetery, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.  Married Drucilla Rauh on 29 February 1904; no children.

 

[b. Lydia C. Biles: Born 23 February 1871.  Died 22 January 1949.  Married William H. Allen on 1 January 1893 and had the following children:

 

[1] Rosa Belle Allen.

 

[2] Mattie Mae Allen.

 

[3] Susie Geneva Allen.

 

[4] Lydia Velma Allen.

 

[5] Mamie Etta Allen.

 

[6] Mary Zelda Allen.

 

[7] Henry Wilbur Allen.

 

[8] Oliver Harold Allen.

 

[c. Susanna Biles: Born 22 October 1873.  Died 26 February 1966.  Married Reverend Hans Steenbock and resided in Humbold, Kansas.  Had children.

 

[d. Josiah Osborne Biles: Born 4 December 1876.  Died 19 November 1949.  Married Florence Owens on 3 September 1908 and had the following children:

 

[1] Eulalie Biles.

 

[2] Dorothy Biles.

 

[3] Lois Biles.

 

[e. Claphery Biles: Born 2 April 1879.  Died 28 November 1955.  Married Albert W. Knapp on 10 March 1909; no children.

 

[f. George Parker Biles: Born 30 August 1881.  Died 1957; interred Banner Cemetery, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.  Married Ethel C. Bunce (b. 1886, d. 1967; interred with George) on 15 January 1909 and had the following daughter:

 

[1] Leta Biles: Born 25 February 1919.  Died 23 December 2000; interred Banner Cemetery, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.  Married Cecil “Pete” F. Todd (b. 17 May 1915, d. 2 Mar 1988; interred with Leta) on 4 May 1946.

 

[g. James Robert Biles: Born 11 June 1884.  Died 22 January 1945; interred Dover Cemetery, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.  Married Lula Mauk (b. 1887, d. 1964; interred with James) on 29 July 1906 and had the following children:

 

[1] James Robert Biles, Jr.

 

[2] Clarence Biles.

 

[3] Grace Biles: Adopted.

 

[5. Edward Joyce Morris/Maurice Biles: (photos)

 

Biles, Edward Joyce Morris (40) #

 

Born 2 July 1846 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died 20 October 1913.  Married Anna Rebecca Shallcross (photos) (b. 10 Sep 1856 in PA, d. 13 Oct 1929/32), daughter of George McCully and Rebecca (Cripps) Shallcross, about 1880 in Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

[a. Helen Rebecca Biles: (photos) Born 1 May 1881 in Pennsylvania.  Died 3 March 1952; interred William Penn Cemetery, Somerton, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Married William Stoker (b. 31 Dec 1880 in Bucks Co., PA, d. there Jan 1968; interred William Penn Cem.), son of Charles B. (b. 8 Jun 1856 in Bucks Co., PA, d. 28 Nov 1911 at Newtown, Bucks Co.) and Eliza (Dominic) Stoker (b. Feb 1855 in PA, d, abt 1887 in Bucks Co., PA), on 1 October 1900 in Pennsylvania.  William was employed as a farmer.  Helen and William had the following children:

 

[1] Elva Alberta Stoker: Twin.  Born 22 November 1903 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 26 December 1904; interred William Penn Cemetery, Somerton, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

 

[2] Elmer Charles Stoker: Twin.  Born 22 November 1903 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Died 22 July 1991.  Married Hannah Alberta Fluck (b. 15 Jan 1912) on 10 June 1936 and had the following children:

 

[a] Francis Elmer Stoker: Born 1942.

 

[b] Kenneth Robert Stoker: Born 1946.

 

[3] Wilberta E. Stoker: Born 1909 in Pennsylvania.  Died 1928; interred William Penn Cemetery, Somerton, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

 

[b. Ida Cripps Biles: (photos) Born 24 October 1882 in Pennsylvania.  Died 9 February 1942.  Married Albert M. Griffith (b. abt 1880 in PA, d. after Apr 1930) in 1903 in Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

[1] Charles Griffith: Born in Pennsylvania.

 

[2] Albert Griffith, Jr.: Born 13 July 1907 in Pennsylvania.  Died May 1981 in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; interred Middleton Cemetery, Dauphin County.

 

[c. Lillian “Lillie” Frederick Biles: (photos) Born 7 February 1884 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Died 9/10 February 1923 from complications of influenza; interred William Penn Cemetery, Somerton, Philadelphia County.  Before marriage Lillian was employed as a domestic servant in Southhampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Married Linford Ridge (photos) (b. 23 Mar 1871 at Lanhorne, Bucks Co., PA, d. there 9 Feb 1962; interred William Penn Cem.), son of Isaiah and Rebecca Cummings (Kenderdine) Ridge, on 14 December 1905 in the Frankford section of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Linford was employed as a farmer.  Linford and Lillian had the following children:

 

[1] Harold “Smokey” “Perk” Wesley Ridge: (photos) Born 29 September 1906 at Trevose, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died 17 January 1969 at work; interred Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Employed by the US Postal Service, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Resided from 1906 to 1931 at Trevose, Bucks County.  Resided 1931 to 1969 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

 

Harold married Catherine Marie Lineman (b. 25 Jun 1911 in Philadelphia Co., PA, d. there 2 Feb 1994; interred with Harold), daughter of William A. (b. abt 1887 in PA) and Catherine (?) Lineman (b. abt 1888 in PA), on 24 September 1931 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

[a] Catherine Delores Ridge: Born 1932 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

 

[b] John Harold Ridge: Born 1943 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

 

[2] Edward Stanley Ridge: (photos) Born 24 October 1908 at Trevose, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died 21 December 1991 at Langhorne, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; interred Sunset Memorial Park, Feasterville, Bucks County.  Resided his entire life at Trevose.  Was employed 45 years as a machinist for the Butterworth Corporation, Bethayres, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; retired 1973.  Was a longtime and distinguished member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).  Had a lifetime interest in firearms, and was an excellent marksman; received more than 1,000 medals, trophies, and awards for marksmanship and was a Certified NRA Instructor.  In that capacity was recognized by the US Army for distinguished service.

 

Edward married Caroline Doris Nortenheim (b. 16 May 1909 in PA, d. 9 Jul 1984 in Bucks Co., PA, interred with Edward), daughter of William S. (b. 10 Jan 1878 in PA, d. 11 Jan 1963) and Grace (Hammond) Nortenheim (b. 15 Oct 1878 in PA, d. 31 Oct 1959; interred Zions Evangelical Lutheran Cem., Old Zionsville, Lehigh Co., PA), and had the following children:

 

[a] Marion Lois Ridge: Born 1930 in Pennsylvania.

 

[b] Lawrence Edward Ridge: Born 6 July 1932 in Pennsylvania.  Died 13 August 2001 in California.

 

[c] Arthur George Ridge: Born 1938 in Pennsylvania.

 

[3] Wilmer Shallcross Ridge: (photos) Born 5 March 1911 in the Somerton section of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Died 6 December 1989 at Levittown, Bucks County, Pennsylavania; interred Sunset Memorial Park, Feasterville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Served in the US Army during World War II.  Employed as an automotive mechanic.  Resided 1911 to 1989 at Trevose, Bucks County.

 

Wilmer married Pearl Arline Lownie (photos) (b. 28 Dec 1919 in Philadelphia Co., PA, d. 15 Oct 1978 at Huntington Valley, Montgomery Co., PA; interred with Wilmer), daughter of William Reed and Mary Amanda (Forepaugh) Lownie, on 25 September 1942 at Croydon, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

[a] William “Bill” Linford Ridge: Born 1943 at Abington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  Has done a lot of work documenting his family’s history, some of which is on display in this annex.

 

[b] Linda Arline Ridge: Born 1946 at Abington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

 

[4] Anna Lorraine Ridge: (photos) Born 24 October 1913 in Pennsylvania.  Died 4 November 2004 at Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Graduated 1931 from Bensalem Township High School, Cornwells Heights, Bensalem Township, Bucks County.  Resided her entire life at Trevose, Bensalem Township, Bucks County.  Married Roscoe Albert Herritt (b. 6 Feb 1912 in New York City, NY, d. 18 Sep 2001; interred with Anna), son of Benjamin Elwood (b. 2 Mar 1867 in Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA, d. 27 Feb 1944 in PA; interred William Penn Cem., Somerton, Philadelphia, PA) and Elizabeth H. (Paterman) Herritt (b. 28 Sep 1875 in Philadelphia, PA, d. 8 Sep 1955 in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, PA; interred with Benjamin), on 14 February 1932 at Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland.  Roscoe and Mary were self employed from 1935 to 1975 managing and operating Herritt Rubbish Removal Service.  Anna and Roscoe had the following children:

 

[a] Lillian Elizabeth Herritt: Born 1933 in Pennsylvania.

 

[b] Mary Jane Herritt: Born 1935 in Pennsylvania.

 

[c] Anna Lorraine Herritt: Born 3 February 1937 in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  Died 6 September 2009 at Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

 

[d] Roscoe Albert Herritt, Jr.: Born 7 July 1938 in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  Died 1 November 2003 at Willow Grove, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

 

[e] Robert Linford Herritt: Born 1939 in Pennsylvania.

 

[5] Mary Jane Ridge: (photos) Born 13 June 1916 at Trevose, Bensalem Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died 19 September 1999 at Langhorne, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; interred Sunset Memorial Park, Feasterville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Graduated 1935 from Bensalem Township High School, Cornwells Heights, Bensalem Township, Bucks County.  Resided her entire life at Trevose, Bensalem Township, Bucks County.  Married (1st) John Maurice Paulus, Jr. “Maurice” (b. 23 Oct 1917 in PA, d. there 13 Dec 1958; interred with Mary), son of John Maurice Paulus, on 10 December 1938 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

[a] James Robert Paulus: Born 1941 in Pennsylvania.

 

[b] Nancy Jane Paulus: Born 1944 in Pennsylvania.

 

Mary Jane (Ridge) Paulus married (2nd) James Clarkson (b. 22 Jan 1909, d. 25 Sep 1999 in Doylestown Borough, Bucks Co., PA) on 18 November 1978 in Penndel Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

 

[6] George “Jiggs” Biles Ridge: (photos) Born 7 February 1920 at Trevose, Bensalem Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died 30 April 2009 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred Sunset Memorial Park, Feasterville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Graduated 1938 from Bensalem Township High School, Cornwells Heights, Bucks County.  During World War II served with distinction in the US Army in the European Theater of Operations, mostly in Italy.  Following the War resided in Bensalem Township, where he partnered with his brother, Wilmer, from 1945 to 1995, as co-proprietor of Ridge Auto Service.

 

George Ridge married Helen Mushler Mende (b. 1919 in Bensalem Twp, PA), daughter of William F. (b. 1895, d. 1963 in PA) and Eva (Yeagle) Mende (b. 1896 in PA, d. 1963 in PA), on 8 March 1944 at Mechanicsville, Bensalem Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Helen graduated 1937 from Bensalem Township High School, Cornwells Heights, Bucks County.  George and Helen had the following children:

 

[a] Judith Eileen Ridge: Born 1945 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

 

[b] Doris Elaine Ridge: Born 1954 in Pennsylvania.

 

[d. Margaret Shallcross Biles: (photos) Born 14 April 1886 in Pennsylvania.  Died 26 December 1957; interred William Penn Cemetery, Somerton, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Employed as a book keeper for a stock & bond company in Philadelphia.  Married Milton Moses Depue (b. 11 Jan 1885 in Philadelphia Co., PA, d. 1959; interred William Penn Cem.).  Wilbur was employed as a truck driver until 1930 for the American Forklift Company in Philadelphia.  Margaret and Wilbur resided on Byberry Road, Somerton, Philadelphia County and had the following children:

 

[1] Elma A. Depue: Born 6 May 1909 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 1 August 1987; interred William Penn Cemetery, Somerton, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Never Married.

 

[2] Wilbur M. Depue: Born 22 June 1914 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 29 November 1998.  Interred William Penn Cemetery, Somerton, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Never married.

 

[e. Horace Shallcross Biles: (photos) Born 5 July 1890 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Died 5 July 1946; interred William Penn Cemetery, Somerton, Philadelphia County.  Married Helen Francis Warburton (photos) (b. 27 Mar 1898, d. 6 Dec 1971; interred with Horace) on 14 April 1920 and had the following daughter:

 

[1] Jeanne Frances Biles: (photos) Born 13 February 1921.  Died 18 April 1976; interred William Penn Cemetery, Somerton, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Married Frederick Stowell Green in 1942 and had the following children:

 

[a] Janice Elaine Green: Born 1946.

 

[b] Stephen Frederick Green: Born 1950.

 

[f. George Shallcross Biles: (photos) Born 22 August 1896 at Feasterville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) Louise Wiessinger (b. 30 Jul 1895, d. 15 Nov 1953), daughter of Frederick (b. 30 Jul 1852 in Bavaria) and Hilda (Linder) (Schaffer) Weissinger (b. 4 Mar 1853 in Prussia) on 22 June 1915 at Patterson, New Jersey and resided in California.  George and Louise had the following children:

 

[1] Viola Louise Biles: Born 6 March 1916.  Died 24 February 1925.

 

[2] Elva Helen Biles: Born 6 May 1918.  Married Woodrow Werley on 28 November 1940.

 

[3] Charlotte Ada Biles: Born 1922.  Married George Raubenhold in 1942.

 

[4] Irvine George Biles: Born 1925 in Siles Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Married Joyce L. Henke in 1951 and had the following children:

 

[a] Beth A. Biles: Born 1954.

 

[b] Brian I. Biles: Born 1956.

 

[5] George Shallcross Biles, Jr.: Born 1935.  Married Anna Mae (?) in 1960.

 

George Shallcross Biles, Sr. married (2nd) Lillian H. Hatch in 1954.

 

[6. Mary Jane Biles: (photos) Born 1844.  Died 1932; interred with her parents and sister, Maria, in William Penn Cemetery, Somerton, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Never married.

 

(b) Augustin “Austin” M. Biles: (photos) Born 2 March 1807 in Pennsylvania.  Died 26 October 1889 in Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; interred William Penn Cemetery, Somerton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Employed as a farmer.

 

1850 US Census: Austin was heading a farming household in Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

 

1860 US Census: Austin was heading a farming household in Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

 

1870 US Census: Austin was heading a farming household in Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

 

1880 US Census: Austin was heading a household at Bridgewater, Somerset County, New Jersey.

 

Austin married Martha Kiple (b. abt 1813 in PA) on 17 April 1834 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

[1. Adin W. Biles: (photos) Born about 1835 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Killed in action on 3 July 1863 during the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg; interred William Penn Cemetery, Somerton, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Was a Private in Company I of the 71st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

 

[2. Joseph R. Biles: Born about 1839 in Pennsylvania.

 

[3. Samuel I. Biles: Born about 1841 in Pennsylvania.

 

[4. Adelaide Biles: Born about 1843 in Pennsylvania.

 

[5. Thomas Biles: Born about 1845 in Pennsylvania.

 

[6. William Biles: Born about 1847 in Pennsylvania.

 

[7. Mary W. Biles: Born about 1849 in Pennsylvania.

 

[8. Edwin Biles: Born about 1852 in Pennsylvania.

 

[9. Charles Biles: Born about 1853 in Pennsylvania.

 

(d. Samuel Biles.

 

(e. Doughty Biles.

 

(2. William Biles: (more info) Born about 1734-35.  Died 1773.  Mentioned in his father’s will.  Married Hannah Kirkbride (b. 9 Oct/Dec 1743 in Falls Twp, Bucks Co., PA, d. 1794) on 21/26 June 1766 in the Southampton Reformed Church (also seen: m. Churchville Presbyterian Church), Southampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

(a. William Biles, Jr.: Married Rebecca Cornell.

 

(b. Grace Biles: Born 1776 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died 1848.  Married Samuel Carey Betts (b. 1776 in Bucks Co., PA, d. 2 Feb 1843; interred western burial ground (also seen: d. 1861)), son of Zachariah Betts of Bucks County, Pennsylvania on 18 October 1798 at the Makefield Monthly Meeting [of Quakers] in Bucks County and had the following children:

 

(1) Ann Betts.

 

(2) William Carey Betts: Died 27 June 1844; interred Fairhill.  Married Ruth Anna Wayne (d. 18 Jun 1862; interred Fairhill), daughter of William and Rebecca (Potts) Wayne, and had the following children:

 

(a) Sarah W. Betts: Born 19 August 1834.

 

(b) Rebecca P. Betts: Born 12 April 1836.

 

(c) Ruthanna Betts: Born 10 August 1840.

 

(d) Mary Betts: Born 15 October 1842.

 

(3) Richard Betts.

 

(4) Sarah Harvey Betts: Married Thomas Ellwood Chapman and had the following children:

 

(a) Samuel B. Chapman: Born 30 May 1837.

 

(b) Josiah Chapman: Born 22 May 1839.

 

(c) Dellwyn Parrish Chapman: Born 5 October 1842.  Died 18 December 1843.

 

(c. Deacon Thomas Kirkbride Biles, MD: Born in Pennsylvania.  Died 1821 in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Employed as a physician.  Of interest, an old, handwritten family record said: "He used steelyard scales to weigh his medicines."  Married Clarissa "Claire"/"Clara" DeNormandie (b. 5 Dec 1761 at Philadelphia, PA, Bapt. there 28 Dec 1761 in Christ Church with Rev. Robert Jenney officiating) and resided in lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Thomas and Clara had the following children:

 

(1) Mary Biles: Born about 1790 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Married Dilworth Buckman, son of William and Hannah (?) Buckman of Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, on 23 December 1810 at Trenton, New Jersey, with William Potts officiating.

 

(2) Thomas J. Biles: Born 1793.  Died 1848.

 

(3) Charles Biles: Born 1 November 1795 in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died 6 May 1865 in Middletown, Bucks County. (also seen: d. 15 March 1865 & 15 May 1886).  In 1850 was employed as a farmer at Middletown, Bucks County.

 

Married Susanna Paxson/Paxon/Paxton (b. 22 Nov 1799 in Falls Twp, Bucks Co., d. there 6 Feb 1875, age 76) on 13/30 October 1823 at the Paxson residence, with Justice of the Peace Isaac Hicks officiating.  Charles and Susanna had the following children:

 

(a) James Biles: (photos) Twin.  Born 20 November 1827 in Pennsylvania (also seen: b. 16 May 1825; could be date for Charles, above).  Died 1 June 1913.  Apparently never married.

 

(b) Edward E. Biles/Byles: Twin.  Born 20 November 1827 in Pennsylvania.  Died 22 February 1893.  In 1880 was age 54, single, employed as a farmer, and heading his own household in Baltimore County, Maryland.

 

(c) Lieutenant Alfred Biles: (photos) (more info)

 

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Born about 1828/29.  Died 26 July 1863 at Warrenton, Virginia; killed in action 26 July 1863 by elements of the 43rd Virginia Cavalry, which was commanded by legendary Colonel John Singleton Mosby, "the Gray Ghost."  Mosby's Rangers were notorious for their stealth and cunning.  Alfred served in the Union Army during the US Civil War - 2nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry (59th Volunteers), which was organized at Philadelphia and Harrisburg between September 1861 and April 1862.

 

Before the War, Alfred was employed as an architect, with office at 154 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, one block from Independence Hall.  He designed the Church of Saint Alban in the Roxborough neighborhood of northwest Philadelphia, and in 1861 was among the 19 signers of the application for a Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.  Never married.

 

(d) Anthony DeNormandie Byles/Biles: (photos) Born 22 January 1830 in Pennsylvania.  Died 4 March/April 1898.  In 1880 was age 50, a retired broker, and headed a household in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Married Frances/Francis "Fanny"/"Fannie" Molony (photos) (b. 9 Aug 1836 in PA; parents b. PA; d. 7 Mar 190?) and had the following children:

 

[1. Estella Byles: (photos) Born April 1872 in Pennsylvania.  Married Horace G. Mitchell (photos) (b. 23 Aug 1869 at Philadelphia, PA), son of Love and Anna "Annie" (Cavasdale) Mitchell of Philadelphia, before 1900 and in 1900, 1920, and 1930 they resided at Langhorne, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Estella and Horace had the following son:

 

[a. Howard Mitchell: (photos) Born January 1897 in Pennsylvania.

 

[2. Ethel Byles: Born January 1875 in Pennsylvania.

 

In 1900 Fanny, age 63, was heading a household in Langhome and Langhome Manor Boroughs, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and her daughters resided with her.

 

(e) Sarah P. Biles: (photos)

 

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Born 12/23 February 1832 in Pennsylvania.  Died 17 January 1916.  Apparently never married.

 

(f) Harriet E. Biles: (photos) Born 16 August 1834.  Died 16 February 1918.  Resided near Baltimore, Maryland.  Apparently never married.

 

(g) Anna Biles: Born about 1837 in Pennsylvania.  Died 1859.  Married C. Taylor Knight, son of Absalom/Absolom and Elizabeth (?) Knight; no children.

 

(h) Elizabeth "Lizzie" Paxson Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 28 April 1839 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died 3 May 1932, age 93, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (also seen: d. Apr 1932 in Bucks Co., PA).  Unmarried in 1859.  Married Joseph Field Brown/Browne (b. 20 Jun 1836 at Prospect Hill/Emilie, York Co., PA, d. 28 Jun/30 Jul 1913 in Bucks Co., PA) on 19 December 1860 in Bucks County.  Joseph was employed as a milk dealer in Philadelphia.  He was a descendant of Colonel Thomas Cresap (b. 1702 in England), a pioneer settler of colonial Maryland and a commander during 'Cresap's War'.  Elizabeth and Joseph had the following daughter:

 

[1. Laura Cresap Brown: (photos) Born 31 March 1862 in Bristol Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (also seen: b. 31 Mar 1862 at Bordentown, Burlington Co., NJ).  Died 18 June 1906, age 44 years, 2 months, 18 days, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; interred Langhorne, PA on 21 June.  Married Dr. Edward White Jones, MD (b. 12 Aug 1862 at Morrisville, PA, d. 26/27 Jan 1923 in Bucks Co., PA) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 14/8 October 1885 and resided there.  Edward graduated 1890 from Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia and practiced medicine in Philadelphia.  Laura and Edward had the following son:

 

[a. Dr. Clifford Buckman Jones (MD): (photos)

 

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Born 11 November 1886 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Died there 4/1 May 1969.  Raised as a Quaker; member of the Greene Street Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends.  Graduated 1908 from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School.  Employed as a physician - general practitioner.  Resided at 6601 Emlen Street, Philadelphia for many years.  Married (1st) Elizabeth "Bessie" Harrison Ferguson (photos) (b. 9 Apr 1889 at Philadelphia, PA, d. there 6 Oct 1918 from complications of influenza - a victim of the flu pandemic of that year), on 7 December 1910.  Clifford and Elizabeth had the following children:

 

[1] Robert Bruce Jones "Bruce": (photos) (more info) Born 1912 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Died .  Raised as a Quaker.  Attended the Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia.  Author of: "The History of Green Street Monthly Meeting of Friends."  Also documented his family's history in great depth.  Married Jeanne Edith Tousaw.  Resided last in a retirement community in Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

 

[2] Dorothy Anne Jones: (photos) Born 16 May 1916 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Died 2008.  Raised as a Quaker.  Attended the Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia.  Graduated 1938 from Wheaton College, Norton Township, Massachusetts; BA degree majoring in art history, with minor in French.  After graduation traveled by steam ship to France, hoping to lead American student tours there, but increasing tensions just prior to World War II forced her to return to the United States.  Subsequently employed as curator for the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts.

 

Married S. Sidney Newhouse (photos) (b. 1915, d. 2011) and had the following children:

 

[a] Nancy Anne Newhouse: Born 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Married Thomas Davis Trimmer in 1968 and had the following children:

 

{1. Thomas Davis Trimmer, Jr.: Born 1970).

 

{2. Michelle Trimmer: Born 1972.

 

[b] Philip Edward Newhouse: Born 1948 in Indiana.  Married Cynthia "Cindy" Gietzen in 1976 and had the following children:

 

{1. Juliana Newhouse: Born 1979.

 

{2. Andrew Newhouse: Born 1980.

 

{3. Meredith Newhouse: Born 1984.

 

[c] David "Dave" Russell Newhouse: Born 1953 in Indiana.  Married (1st) (?) and had the following daughter:

 

{1. Megan Kathleen Newhouse: Born 1983 in Michigan.  Married George Alexis Kounnas of Pretoria, South Africa in 2010 and had the following daughter:

 

{a. Eleni "Ella" Kathleen Kounnas: Born 2014 in New Jersey.

 

David and (?) Newhouse were subsequently divorced.  David married (2nd) (?).

 

Clifford Buckman Jones married (2nd) Alice McKinley (b. abt 1897) in 1919 and had the following children:

 

[3] Edward White Jones, II: (photos) Born about 1921.  Died .

 

[4] Philip Edward Jones: Born about 1922.  Died .

 

(i) Clarissa "Clara" DeNormandie Biles: (photos) Born 22 January 1842 in Pennsylvania.  Died Wednesday, 28 September 1927, age 86, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from complications of arterial sclerosis and chronic myocarditis.  Employed as a school teacher.  Never married.  Resided in the farming household headed by her brother, James, and with her sisters, Sarah and Harriette (all apparently never married) at Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania until at least 1910.  In 1920 was boarding in the household headed by Jesse M. John at Newtown.

 

(4) William Henry Biles: Born about 1798 in Pennsylvania.  Employed as a farmer.  Married Sarah LaRue (b. abt 1804), daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (?) LaRue of Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on 7/5 April 1825 in Newtown Township, Bucks County, with Justice of the Peace Isaac Hicks officiating.  In 1850 resided in Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  In 1860 resided in District 6 (near Leonardtown), St. Marys County, Maryland.  In 1870 resided in Baltimore County, Maryland (near Little Gunpowder).  William and Sarah had the following children:

 

(a) Thomas Jefferson Biles/Byles: Born May 1826 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  In 1850 resided with his parents there and was employed as a school teacher.  Moved to Delaware City, New Castle County, Delware, where he met Martha Jane Nicle/Nickel (b. abt 1835 in DE), daughter of John and Lydia (?) Nickle of Red Lion Hundred, New Castle County, on 24 November 1853 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with Reverend D. W. Bartine officiating.  In 1870 resided at Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania and was employed in a clothing store.  In 1880 was employed as a commercial agent/salesman.

 

(b) Caroline Biles: Born about 1838 in Pennsylvania.  In 1860 resided with her parents in District 6, St. Marys County, Maryland and was employed as a seamstress.

 

(c) Maria/Mariah L. Biles: Born about 1839/40 in Pennsylvania.  In 1860 resided with her parents in District 6, St. Marys County, Maryland and was employed as a seamstress

 

(d) William Henry Biles, Jr.: Born about 41/42 in Pennsylvania.  Died 1884.  In 1860 resided with his parents in District 6, St. Marys County, Maryland and was employed as a farm had.  Married Julietta H. Chapman (b. abt 1831), daughter of John and Lavine (?) Chapman, on 25 June 1868.

 

(5) James "J.D." DeNormandie Biles: Born about 1799/1800 in Lower Makefield Towhship, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died after 1875, perhaps at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  In 1850 was employed as a farmer and resided in Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  In 1860 was employed as a milkman and resided at Ward 4, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware.  In 1870 was age 70 and resided in Ward 20 of Philadelphia.

 

James married Elizabeth C. Dunlap/Dunlop (b. abt 1805 in PA) in 1826 (perhaps 6 Sep) at the Dutch Reformed Church, Churchville, Bucks County and resided there initially.  Subsequently moved to Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. James and Elizabeth had the following children:

 

(a) Martin Harris Biles: Born 17 February 1827 in Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died after 1910.  In 1850 resided with his parents and was employed as a blacksmith.  Married Deborah Ann/H. Temple (b. 15 Feb 1833), daughter of Andrew and Charity (Christopher) Temple, and had the following children:

 

[1. Anna Mary Biles: Born 1 June 1852.  Died 23 April 1872.

 

[2. Sarah Ellenah Biles: Born 5 January 1854.  Died 3 June 1920.

 

[3. Rachel Ann Biles: Born 28 February 1857.  Died 1931.

 

[4. Elizabeth Ida Biles: Born 5 September 1860.

 

[5. Andrew Temple Biles: Born 15 March 1862.  Died 14 March 1841.

 

[6. James Harris Biles: Born 4 June 1855.  Died 15 May 1857.

 

[7. Samuel G. Biles: Born 11 September 1864.  Died 10 January 1866.

 

(b) John DeNormandie Biles: Born about 1829 in Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  In 1850 resided with his parents and was employed as a wheelwright.

 

(c) Jacob K. Biles: Born about 1831 in Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died 22 May 1911 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; interred Delaware.  Veteran of the US Civil War; served in the 1st Regiment of Delaware Infantry, Companies H, E, and F.  In 1850 resided with his parents and was employed as a farmer.  In 1860 resided with his parents at Wilmington, Delaware and was employed as a carpenter.  In 1870 was employed as a farmer at Fair Hill, Cecil County, Maryland.  In 1880 was employed as a farmer at Blackbird, New Castle County, Delaware.  In 1910 Jacob resided with his daughter, Mary E. Biles at Prospect Park, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

 

Jacob married Anna "Annie"/"Fannie" Robinson (b. abt 1835/36 in MD, d. before 1910) on 26 September 1859 at Cecil, Maryland.  Of interest, Anna had a sister, Sarah (b. abt 1840), who married (?) Hudson, and a brother, George H. Robinson (b. abt 1845).  Jacob and Anna had the following children:

 

[1. Charles O. Biles: Born about 1860/61 in Delaware.

 

[2. Louisa M. Biles: Born about 1863/64 in Delaware.

 

[3. William H. Biles: Born about 1866/67 in Delaware.  Perhaps died between 1905 and 1910.  Perhaps married Mary E. (b. abt 1873) and had the following children:

 

[a. Ethel R. Biles: Born about 1890.

 

[b. Lula C. Biles: Born about 1895.

 

[c. Robert K. Biles: Born about 1900.

 

[d. Frank O. Biles: Born about 1906.

 

[4. John P. H. Biles: Born about 1874/76 in Maryland. 

 

(d) Charles Biles: Born about 1834 in Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died about 29 January 1868; interred Glenwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  In 1850 resided with his parents and was employed as a farmer.  In 1860 resided with his parents at Wilmington, Delaware.

 

(e) Matilda Biles: Born March 1837 in Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) William E. Krewson (d. 14 May 1872) on 8 February 1855.  Married (2nd) John Carter. (also seen: m. James Spencer)

 

(f) Samuel Biles: Born about 1840 in Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  In 1860 resided with his parents at Wilmington, Delaware and was employed as a clerk.

 

(g) Elizabeth C. Biles: Born about 1842/43 (perhaps 22 Jan 1842) in Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  In 1860 was single and resided with her parents at Wilmington, Delaware, where she was employed as a seamstress.  Married William G. Thompson (b. 1841 in DE).

 

(h) Clara D. Biles: Born April 1846 in Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died 28 September 1927.  In 1860 was single and resided with her parents at Wilmington, Delaware, where she was employed as a seamstress.  Married (1st) William C. Rodgers.  Married (2nd) Theodore M. Robinson.

 

(6) Grace Biles. (perhaps)

 

(7) Hannah (also seen: Sarah) Biles: Born 1806 at Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Appears to have died before 1865.  Married Silas Phillips (b. abt 1796 in PA, d. 19 Dec 1865 at Bristol), and in 1850 resided at Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Silas was employed as a coach maker.  Hannah and Silas had the following daughter:

 

(a) Louisa Phillips: Born 1827.  Married (1st) Sun. Wright (b. abt 1808), who was employed as a blacksmith in 1860, before 1851 and had the following children:

 

[1. Silas/Cyrus Phillips Wright: Born about 1851/52 in Pennsylvania.  In 1870 was an apprentice confectioner residing in the household headed by Charles A. Ahlee, age 52 and employed as a confectioner.  Subsequently employed as a baker.

 

[2. Hannah Louisa Wright "Louisa": Born about 1854 in Pennsylvania.  In 1870 was employed as a domestic servant in the household headed by Israel S. Tomlinson, age 37, who was employed as a coal agent at Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

 

[3. Alfred Wright: Born about 1856.

 

[4. Mary Wright: Born about 1859.

 

Louisa (Phillips) Wright married (2nd) John H. Craven (b. abt 1821 in PA) after 1855.

 

Silas and Hannah (Biles) Phillips also raised the following children; relation to them still unknown.

 

(b) Thomas B. Phillips: Born about 1841 in Pennsylvania.  Resided with Silas and Hannah Phillips in 1850 and 1860.

 

(c) Mark Phillips: Born about 1845.  Resided with Silas and Hannah Phillips in 1850 and 1860.

 

(d. Sarah Biles: Married (1st) Thomas Harvey (b. 1741 in Chester Co., PA) and moved to southwest, Pennsylvania.  Sarah and Thomas had the following children:

 

(1) Joseph Harvey.

 

(2) Harriet Elizabeth Harvey: Married John Wister of Germantown, Pennsylvania.

 

(3) George Harvey: Born 4 April 1769.  Married (1st) (?).  Married (2nd) Mrs. Mary Cravens.  George and one of his wives had the following son:

 

(a) Robert Harvey: Born 1800.  Married Ruth (?) and moved to Virginia (now Managolia Co., WV) before 1830.

 

Sarah (Biles) Harvey married (2nd) Isaac Pennington and had the following children:

 

(4) William Pennington: Born 8 April 1781.  Died 20 March 1797.

 

(5) Ann Pennington: Born 1784.  Died 18 October 1806.

 

(3. Langhorne Biles: Mentioned in his father’s will.

 

(4. Mary Biles: Mentioned in her father’s will.  Married Richard Betts.

 

(5. Johannah “Hannah” Biles: Mentioned in her father’s will.

 

(6. Doughty Biles.

 

(7. Grace Biles: Born 19 April 1764.  Died 11 March 1813 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Mentioned in her father’s will.  On 3 May 1759 received a certificate of membership in the Middletown [PA] Monthly Meeting [of Quakers], with duration through 31 August 1759.  Married Hezekiah Williams, son of George Williams of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, at the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting [of Quakers] on 19 April 1764.

 

e. Grace Biles: Born 1704.  Died 1739 (also seen: d. before 1737).  Married (?) Bates and had the following children:

 

(1. Sarah Bates: Will dated 1760 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

 

(2. Hannah Bates: Married Samuel Yardley.

 

(3. William Bates.

 

(4. Jeremiah Bates.

 

(5. John Bates: Married (?) and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Sarah Bates.

 

f. Sarah Biles: Born 1705.  Died 1781.  Reported married, as his 1st wife, to Lawrence Growden/Growdon on 6 Mar 1741 at her Monthly Meeting [of Quakers].  Lawrence married (2nd) (?).

 

g. Hannah Biles: Born 1708.  Died 1784.  Married Thomas Janney, son of Abel Janney, on 4 April 1735 at the Falls Monthly Meeting (of Friends) and had the following children:

 

(1. Amos Janney: Married Mary Yardley, daughter of Thomas and Ann (Biles) Yardley, in 1727.

 

(2. Charles Janney.

 

(3. Thomas Janney:

 

h. Elizabeth Biles: Born 1710.  Died 1784.  Of Bucks County, Pennsylvania when she married Abel Janney of Maidenhead, New Jersey, son of Thomas and Rachel (Pownall) Janney (b. Cheshire, England on 5 June 1740 and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Betty Janney.

 

i. Langhorne Biles: Born 1735 in Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 1769.  On 4 March 1748 was dismissed from his Monthly Meeting [of Quaker] for “disunity.”  Married Hannah Kirkbride (b. 23 Sep 1726, d. before 1 Oct 1803), daughter of Joseph, Jr. and Mary Sarah (Fletcher) Kirkbride (m. 1724 at Abington) in 1749 (also seen: 1740).  On 3 March 1756 Hannah Biles, wife of Langhorne, was disowned by her Monthly Meeting for her “marriage contrary to discipline.”  Langhorne and Hannah had the following children:

 

(1. Mary Biles: Born 1759.  Married Captain Joseph Borden (b. 1755, d. 16 Oct 1788), 3rd child of Joseph Borden, and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Elizabeth Borden: Born 1776.  Married Azariah Hunt of Hopewell, New Jersey.

 

(2. Rebecca Biles: Will proved 4 August 1815.

 

(3. Ann Biles: Married John Carlisle.

 

(4. Charlotte Biles.

 

3. George Biles:

 

Born 4 September 1673.  Died ; interred 27 December 1708/9.  In 1702 the local Court convened at his residence.  Married (1st) Martha/Mary Blackshaw (b. abt 1681, d. 9 Jan 1720), daughter of Randall and Alice (Burgess) Blackshaw, on/about 3 September 1697 and had the following children:

 

a. Joseph Biles: Born 20 August 1698.  Died 22 August 1698.

 

b. Johannah/Joanna Biles: Born 2 November 1699.  Died 1743/9 January 1742.  Married, as his 1st wife, Evan Morgan (b. 1700, d. 1748), son of David Morgan, in 1730.  On 28 Mar 1725 was “disowned [by the Philadelphia, PA Monthly Meeting of Quakers] for marriage contrary to discipline.”  Johannah and David had the following children:

 

(1. John Morgan: Married Mary Hopkins.

 

(2. Hannah Morgan: Born 4 April 1737.  Died 17 March 1821; interred with Samuel in Granary Burial Ground, Park Street Church, Boston Common, Boston, Massachusetts.  Married Dr. Samuel Stillman (b. 27 Feb 1736/7, d. 12 Mar 1807) on 23 May 1759 and had the following children:

 

(a. Elizabeth Stillman: Born 16 June 1760.

 

(b. Samuel Stillman #1: Born 17 December 1761.

 

(c. Hannah Stillman: Born 20 July 1763.

 

(d. Mary Stillman: Twin.  Born 20 July 1766.  Died 8 November 1800.  Married Nathaniel Balch on 17 December 1789.

 

(e. Harriett Stillman: Twin.  Born 20 July 1766.

 

(f. Benjamin M. Stillman: Born 13 February 1765?  Married Mary Balch on 17 December 1789.

 

(g. Deborah Stillman: Boen 15 June 1770 at Boston, Massachusetts.  Died 9 September 1829 at Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts.  Married Thomas Gray (b. 16 Mar 1772 at Boston, MA, d. 1 Jun 1847 at Jamaica Plains, MA), son of William and Elizabeth (Hall) Gray, on 22 May 1793 and had the following children:

 

(1) George Harrison Gray: Born 10 May 1795 in Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts.  Died 7 November 1868 at Arlington, Massachusetts.  Married Ann Wakefield on 9 May 1844.

 

(2) Hannah Stillman Gray: Born 8 September 1796 at Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts.  Died 2 March 1798?

 

(3) Ann Greenough Gray: Born 5 January 1800 at Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts.  Died there 18 August 1873.  Married Reverend George Whitney on 15 December 1829.

 

(4) Thomas Gray: Born 4 February 1803 at Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts.  Died 6 March 1849 at Boston, Massachusetts.  Married Mar Turrell Fales.

 

(h. Samuel Stillman #2: Born 18 August 1781.

 

(i. John Stillman: Born 25 August 1772.  Died 5 December 1805.

 

(j. Jerusher Stillman: Born 12 May 1774.

 

(k. George Stillman: Born 10 April 1776.

 

(l. Thomas Stillman #1: Born 17 December 1777.

 

(m. Ann Stillman: Born 31 May 1779.

 

(n. Thomas Stillman #2: Born 2 December 1782.

 

(3. Martha Morgan: Married (?) Austin.

 

(4. Evan Morgan, Jr.

 

(5. Enez Morgan.

 

(6. Benjamin Morgan.

 

(7. Thomas Morgan.

 

(8. George Morgan: Born 1743.  Died 1810.  Married Mary Boynton.

 

(9. Daniel Morgan: Of Cowpens.

 

c. Jonathan Biles: Died 29 January 1775.  Employed as a carpenter in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Married Ann Abbott (b. 14 Sep 1698, d. 10/11 Aug 1767, age 69), daughter of John (b. 1660 at Fransfield, Nottinghamshire, England, d. 16 Oct 1739 in America) and Anne (Mauleverer) Abbott, on 3 October 1723.  On 24 February 1724 Ann was “received on certificate from the Chesterfield Monthly Meeting [of Quakers] in New Jersey.”  In 1769 Jonathan was dismissed from his Monthly Meeting for his “marriage out of unity.”  Jonathan and Ann had the following children: 

 

(1. Johanna/Joanna/Joan Biles: Born about 1725.  Married (1st) (?) Smith on 28 July 1744, contrary to her Quaker discipline (on 28 Jul 1744 the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting [of Quakers] reported this as a “marriage out of discipline.”).  Following her 1st husband’s death, Johanna married (2nd) Edward Morris, son of Cadwallader Morris of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, on 11 October 1753 at the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting.

 

(2. George Biles #1: Died ; interred 2 February 1731.

 

(3. Ann Biles: Died 18 November 1742.

 

(4. George Biles #2: Died ; interred 17 December 1736.

 

(5. John Biles: Born 1738 or before.  Of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Married Ruth Hall, daughter of John Hall of Philadelphia, on 13 June 1758 at the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting [of Quakers].  On 7 February 1759 Ruth Biles was disowned by her Monthly Meeting for “disunity.”  John and Ruth had the following children:

 

(a. Elizabeth Biles: On 8 October 1777 was received on certificate from the Northern District of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting [of Quakers].  On 1 May 1782 Elizabeth and her sister, Sarah, were granted a certificate of membership in the New York Monthly Meeting.

 

(b. Sarah Biles: Born about 1766.  Died 7 May 1843, age 77.  On 8 October 1777 was received on certificate from the Northern District of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting [of Quakers].  On 1 May 1782 Sarah and her sister, Elizabeth, were granted a certificate of membership in the New York Monthly Meeting.    On 1 May 1782 Elizabeth and her sister, Sarah, were granted a certificate of membership in the New York Monthly Meeting of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Married Thomas Hartshorne, Jr. (d. 18 Feb 1810, age 54), son of Thomas and Mary (Smith) Hartshorne, on 24 October 1786 at the Dutch Church of New York and had at least the following children:

 

(1) Elizabeth Hartshorne: Born about 1787.  Died 18 February 1819, age 32.

 

(2) Thomas Hartshorne, III: Born about 1788.  Died 19 October 1809, age 21.

 

(3) William Hartshorne: Born about 1791.  Died 18 February 1821, age 30.

 

(4) Margaret Hartshorne: Born about 1802.  Died 2 January 1858, age 56.

 

(5) Robert Hall Hartshorne: Born about 1806.  Died 26 January 1859, age 53.

 

(6) John Biles Hartshorne: Married Hannah T. Borden (b. 9 Nov 1801), daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Lloyd) Borden, and had the following son:

 

(a) Thomas Hartshorne: Died October 1840, age 9.

 

d. Susannah Biles: Born 1693/1708.  Married, as his 2nd wife, Evan Morgan (b. 1700, d. 1748), who married (1st) her older sister, Johanna.  On 30 February 1725 Susannah Morgan was “disowned for marriage out of unity.”

 

e. George Biles: Died intestate; only brother was Jonathan.  No children.

 

f. Phoebe/Phebe Biles: Married mariner John Plaskett of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 11 October 1773.  Subsequently, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Monthly Meeting (MM) [of Quakers] reported a marriage “out of unity” for Phebe, and on 26 August 1733 the Philadelphia MM “disowned” Phebe for “marriage out of unity.”

 

g. Sarah Biles.

 

Following the death of George Biles, Martha (Blackshaw) Biles married (2nd) Joseph Waite (d. 1720), son of John Waite of Philadelphia, on 11 December  1713 at the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (of Quakers).

 

4. Jona Johannah Biles: Born 1 January 1675 (or 31 Mar 1674).  Married Samuel Beakes/Beaks of Bates, son of Mary (?) Beakes, on or about 4 July 1695 and had the following children:

 

a. Samuel Beakes.

 

b. Johanna Beakes.

 

c. John Beakes.

 

d. Mary Beakes.

 

e. Grace Beakes.

 

f. Rebeckah Beakes.

 

5. John Biles:

 

Born 13 March/January 1678 at Dorchester, Dorset County, England.  Died 1726, perhaps in England.  Granted a certificate to marry Mary Lambert (b. 2 Feb 1681), daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Hootan) Lambert (who also had sons, Samuel Lambert (b. 12 Aug 1679) and Thomas Lambert), on 2 February 1707/06 at the Chesterfield Monthly Meeting (of Friends/Quakers).  Resided in New Jersey.

 

Possible ancestor of the Biles of Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Appears to be too old to be the father of Henry Biles, who is generation 6 of the Ancestors of John Addison Biles, but could have had a son named John (b. ca 1720), who was Henry’s father.

 

John and Mary (Lambert) Biles had the following children:

 

a. Samuel Biles: Born 26 February 1708.

 

b. Thomas Biles: The "Grand Sir Tommy" discussed on page 191 of Bryan Biles' book, which is referenced at the top of this page.  Born 12 March 1710 in West New Jersey.  Granted a certificate to marry his 1st cousin Elizabeth Lambert, daughter of Thomas Lambert, Jr. and granddaughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Hootan) Lambert, on 7 November 1729 at the Chesterfield Monthly Meeting [of Quakers].  Following a disagreement with his Quaker associates, Thomas and Elizabeth moved to Rowan County, North Carolina.  Thomas and Elizabeth had the following children:

 

(1. Joseph T. Biles: Born about 1744 in New Jersey.  Died in Rowan County, North Carolina.

 

1790 US Census: Joseph was heading a household in Rowan County, North Carolina.  The household also included 1 male over age 16, 1 male under age 16, and 8 females.

 

1800 US Census: Joseph was heading a household in Rowan County, North Carolina.  The household also included 1 male age 10 to 16, 2 females under age 10, 1 female age 10 to 16, 1 older female, and 4 slaves.

 

Married Ann Johnson on 16 November 1769.

 

(2. Charles Stephen? Biles: Born 22 September 1747 in New Jersey or Pennsylvania.

 

1790 US Census: Charles was heading a household in Rowan County, North Carolina.  The household also included 3 males under age 16 and 1 female.

 

Married (?) and perhaps had 5 sons and several daughters, including: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Charles Biles, Jr.

 

(b. John Stephen Jerome Biles "Stephen": Born about 1782 at Salisbury, North Carolina.  Died before 28 February 1846 in Giles County, Tennessee.

 

(c. Isaac Biles.

 

(d. Thomas Biles.

 

(e. Alexander "Sandy" Biles.

 

(3. Daniel Biles: Born about 1749 in New Jersey or Pennsylvania.  Died 1835.  Veteran of the American Revolutionary War; Rowan County Militia.  Married Jean Conger, daughter of John and Mary (Ross) Conger, and had the following children:

 

(a. Jonathan Biles: Born 26 January 1780.  Died 1 July 1861.  Moved to Wilson County, Tennesse about 1804.

 

(b. Joseph Biles: Born 1784 in North Carolina.  Married Fareby Meadows (b. 1791).

 

(c. Thomas Biles: Born 1775-80 in Rowan County, North Carolina.  Married Jane Davis/Daves on 18 February 1800.

 

(d. James Biles: Born about 1782 in Rowan County, North Carolina.  Married Isabella Margaret Barnett (b. 6 May 1792, d. 9 Oct 1848) in 1808.

 

(e. Euphemy Biles.

 

(f. Charles Biles: Perhaps married Catherine Lemley on 15 February 1816.

 

(g. William Biles: Perhaps married Julietta Pitchey on 27 August 1816.

 

(h. Daniel Ross Biles: Born 1792.  Died 1874.  Married Elizabeth Cozart on 22 March 1823.  Moved to Spalding, Georgia.

 

(i. Phebe Biles: Died relatively young.  Married Moses L. Brown (b. 16 Feb 1808, d. 5 Oct 1887) on 14 October 1830.

 

(j. Jane Biles: Married Alexander Boyd on 2 November 1820 and resided at Concord, North Carolina.

 

(4. Thomas Biles: Born 1752 in New Jersey.  Died 31 December 1844 in Stanly County, North Carolina.  Veteran of the American Revoulutionary War.  Married Tabitha Marbury (b. abt 1765) on 8 March 1783 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

 

(a. Isaac Biles: Born 28 March 1784 in Rowan County, North Carolina.  Died 25 June 1856 in Stanly County, North Carolina.  Married Martha "Patsy" Moss (b. 3 May 1798, d. 25 Oct 1862) on 29 January 1810 and resided at Cedar Hill, North Carolina.

 

(b. Alexander "Sandy" Biles: Born 26 March 1787 in Rowan County (later Stanly Co.), North Carolina.  Died 15 Aril 1880.  Married Dovey/Dovie Taylor about 1810 and had the following son:

 

(1) William Alexander Biles: Born 31 March 1835 in Stanly County, North Carolina.  Died 11 February 1918 in Lincoln County, Oklahoma.  Veteran of the American Civil War on the Confederate side.  Married Mary Catherine Strother (b. 1 Dec 1838, d. abt 1917), daughter of John and Eliza Ann (?) Strother of Stafford County, Virginia on 20 June 1863 at Front Royal, Virginia and had the following son:

 

(a) George Hudson Thomas Biles "G. H. Biles": Born 23 December 1866, perhaps in either Taney County or Stone County Missouri.  Died 17 August 1944 at Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma.  Moved to Oklahoma in 1889.  Married Dorah Belle Pruitt (b. 17 Dec 1872, d. 30 Jan 1955 at Cushing), daughter of Andrew Jackson and Elizabeth Jane (Cameron) Pruitt, on 26 August 1888 in Farsyth, Taney County, Missouri and had 12 children, including the following son:

 

[1. Bryan Wilson Biles: Born 27 January 1916.  Married Mary Marie Huston (b. 15 Jan 1914), daughter of Homer Howard and Eva Naomi (Brown) Huston.  Had an interest in his family's history; author of The Biles Family - How Green Was Our Valley; privately published and copyrighted in 1969.

 

(c. Sarah H. Biles: Mentioned in her father's will.  Married John M. Rogers.

 

(d. Daniel Biles: Born 21 August 1792.  Died about 1870.  Married (1st) Elizabeth Parker (b. abt 1794, d. abt 1862) on 16 May 1814.

 

(e. William D. Biles: Died before his father.  Married (?) and had children, who resided in a western state.

 

(f. Francis Biles: Died before his father.

 

(g. Dosey/Docia Biles: Born about 1799.  Died 1875.  Married David Crowell (b. 14 Feb 1798, d. 13 Feb 1868), son of George and Jemmina (Sherrin) Crowell of Mecklenbert, North Carolina, in 1821.

 

(h. Thomas Biles: Born 14 June 1800.  Died 7 February 1882.  Man for whom Bilesville (now New London), Stanly County, North Carolina was names.  Married Elizabeth Sides (b. 4 Mar 1804, d. 19 Mar 1882).

 

(i. Lucinda Biles: Born about 1810.  Died 1883.  Married Allen Crowell (b. 1801, d. 1882).

 

(5. Deborah Biles: Born about 1754 in Rowan County, North Carolina.  Will dated 5 July 1804 in Rowan County, North Carolina.  Never married.

 

(6. Jonathan Biles: Born 1755-60 in Rowan County, North Carolina.  Died before 1804.

 

1790 US Census: Jonathan was heading a household in Rowan County North Carolina.  The household included 3 males over age 16 and 5 females.

 

1800 US Census: Jonathan was heading a household in Rowan County, North Carolina.  The household included 2 males between 26 and 45 years old, 1 male under age 10, 2 females between 26 and 45 years old, and 2 slaves.

 

(7. Ann "Tabby" Biles: Born 1760-70.

 

(8. John Biles: Born 1760-70 in Rowan County, North Carolina.  Married (1st) Margaret Whitaker (d. shortly after marriage) on 2 July 1790 in Rowan County.  Married (2nd) Elizabeth "Betsy/Betsay" Smith on 12 March 1792 in Rowan County.  John and Elizabeth probably had at least the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Obadiah Biles: Born 1794 in Rowan County, North Carolina.  Died 2 September 1850 in Rutherford County, Tennessee.  Married (1st) Sally Espy on 28 May 1816 in Rutherford County, Tennessee and had the following son:

 

(1) William J. Biles: Born 8 February 1826 in Rutherford County, Tennessee.  Died 11 June 1912 at Enumclaw, King County, Washington.  Married Rebecca Jane Walton on 16 May 1848 in Canaan Township, Gasconade County, Missouri and had the following son:

 

(a) Robert Logan? Biles: Born 1856 in Canaan Township, Gasconade County, Missouri.  Died 22 June 1911 at St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri.  Married Martha Marguerite Matthews on 5 December 1872 in Canaan Township and had the following son:

 

[1. Charles Morgan Biles: Born September 1873 in Bourbois Township, Gasconade County, Missouri.  Died 4 January 1931 in Auburn, King County, Washington.  Married Mabel Getz (b. 8 Sep 1882) on 22 June 1903 at Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington and had the following son:

 

[a. Floyd Biles: Born 23 April 1908 at Enumclaw, King County, Washington.  Died 2 September 1964 at Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.  Married Rose Rambousek on 1 July 1939 at Enumclaw and had the following son:

 

[1] Charles Morgan Biles: Born 1939 at Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.  Has an interest in his family's history.  Authored the paper "Biles Island" in 2010.

 

Obadiah Biles married (2nd) Martha Keeble on 7 November 1847 in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

 

(b. Harbert Biles, MD: Born in North Carolina.  Married Martha Anne Rutledge on 22 March 1825.

 

(c. Smith Biles, MD.

 

(d. James Henderson Biles.

 

c. Ruth Biles: Born 13 March 1712.

 

d. John Biles: Born 14 August 1715.  Died 9 September 1716.

 

e. Lambert (or Benjamin) Biles: Born 10 August 1717.

 

6. Rebeckah/Rebecca Biles:

 

Born 27 October 1680 at Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died 1728.  Married Joseph Janney (b. 26 Jan 1675/76 in Pownall Fee, Cheshire, England, arrived America 29 Jul 1683, d. approx. 1728 in PA), son of Thomas and Margery (Heath) Janney, on 18 June 1703 at the Falls Monthly Meeting [of Quakers] and had the following six children, five of whom moved to Loudoun County, Virginia:

 

a. Martha Janney: Married Nicholas Parker in November 1732.

 

b. Ann Janney: Died before 1729.

 

c. Abel Janney: Born 1712.  Died 1774 in Loudon County, Virginia.  Married Sarah Baker (b. 1712, d. 1778), daughter of Samuel and Rachel (Warder) Baker, on 2 August 1733 and had the following children:

 

(1. Rachel Janney: Married Lewis Neill, Jr., son of Lewis and Lydia (Hollingworth) Neill, on 5 May 1774 and had the following children:

 

(a. Abel Neill: Died young.

 

(b. Joseph Neill: Died young.

 

(c. Lydia Neill: Married John Williams in 1804.

 

(d. Sarah Neill: Married William Hunt Brown in 1801.

 

(e. Rebecca Neill: Married William Jolliffe in 1799.

 

(f. Ann Neill: Married Mahlon Scholfield in 1807.

 

(g. Mary Neill: Never married.  Died at age 80 while visiting Swathmore, Virginia.

 

d. William Janney: Born 1791.  Married Elizabeth Moon on 26 September 1739.

 

e. Jacob Janney: Died 3 September 1786.  Married Hannah Ingledue (b. 9 May 1725 at Philadelphia, PA, d. 23 Feb 1818 at Lincoln, Loudon Co., VA), daughter of Blackstone Ingledue of Philadelphia, on 20 March 1742 and had the following children:

 

(1. Rebecca Janney: Born 1742 in Loudon County, Virginia.  Died 28 February 1824.  Married (1st) Thomas Craig, Jr. on 7 October 1762.  Married (2nd) Jacob McKay on 28 June 1802.

 

(2. Blackstone Janney: Born 7 September 1745.  Married Mary Nichols on 22 March 1769.

 

(3. Jonas Janney: Born 1747.  Died May 1834.  Married Ruth Janney (his 1st cousin) in 1774.

 

(4. Joseph Janney: Born 30 November 1749.  Died 6 July 1829.  Married Mary Holmes on 4 June 1778.

 

(5. Phebe Janney: Born 1750.  Married (?) Bennett.

 

(6. Jacob Janney, Jr.: Born 1751.  Died before 1784.  Married Sarah Harris on 14 October 1780.

 

(7. Israel Janney: Born 28 May 1752.  Died 18 August 1823.  Married (1st) Pleasant Hague on 5 May 1773.  Married (2nd) Ann Plummer on 17 August 1790.

 

(8. Aquila Janney: Born 16 October 1758.  Died 1805.  Married Ruth McPherson on 12 May 1785.

 

(9. Elisha Janney: Born 12 May 1761.  Died 18 July 1827.  Married (1st) Albinah Gregg on 19 April 1786.  Married (2nd) Mary Gibson on 4 March 1795.

 

(10. Abel Janney.

 

(11. Hannah Janney: Born March 1787.  Married Robert Whitacre on 2 September 1786.

 

(12. Thomas Janney: Born 1768.  Died 1847.  Married (?) White.

 

f. Sarah Janney: Died after 1797.  Married John Hough, Jr. (b. 3 Jan 1719/20, d. 1797), eldest son of John (d. 18 Sep 1693) and Elizabeth (Taylor) Hough (m. 1718/19, dau of Phillip and Julianna Taylor), in 1742.  Moved to Loudon County, Virginia, where John Hough, Jr. owned 4,000 acres.

 

7. Mary Biles:

 

Born 1 November 1682.  Married (?) Robbins on 10 December 1706 and had the following son:

 

a. William Robbins.

 

8. Ann Biles:

 

Born 13 April/June 1685 at the Falls, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died 11 August 1767.  Married Thomas Yardley (b. 1682 at Rushton Spencer, Stafford Co., England, d. Apr 1767), son of William Yardley of Congleton, England, in December 1706.  Thomas had emigrated from England to America in 1704.  He purchased from Thomas Lambert

 

At the 3 October 1707 Monthly Meeting [of Quakers] to which she belonged, Ann was reported to be married “contrary to discipline” [in other words, she married a non-Quaker].  Ann and Thomas had the following children:

 

a. Mary Yardley: Born 8 April 1707.  Died 1767.  Married Amos Janney (b. 1701 in Bucks Co., PA, d. 1747 in VA), son of Abel Janney (b. 29 Oct 1671 at Mobberly, Cheshire) on 8 December 1728.

 

b. Jane Yardley: Born 20 November 1708 in Pennsylvania.  Died 25 January 1772 in Virginia.  Married Francis Hague, Jr. (b. 11 Feb 1701 in Pennsylvania, d. 27 May 1780), son of Francis Hague, on 2 May 172_ and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Ann Hague: Born 3 February 1730.  Died 1824.  Married William Wildman (b. 1749, d. 5 Jul 1805 in Loudon Co., VA) on 25 October 1777.

 

c. Rebecca Yardley: Born 27 January 1710.

 

d. Joyce Yardley: Born March 1714.

 

e. William Yardley: Born 4 February 1715.

 

f. Hannah Yardley: Born 13 November 1717.

 

g. Sarah Yardley: Born 20 July 1720.  Married Benjamin Conkey on 6 September 1734.

 

h. Thomas Yardley: Born 1 November 1721.

 

i. Samuel Yardley #1: Born 16 April 1723.  Died 12 August 1726.

 

j. Samuel Yardley #2: Born 13 July 1729.

 

4b. William’s 2nd marriage:

 

A. To whom: widow Jane (Bond) Atkinson

 

1. Jane’s parents: (?) Bond

 

2. Jane’s birth:

 

Jane’s death: October 1709; interred 21 October 1709.

 

3. Jane’s 1st marriage was to Thomas O. Atkinson (d. 1687 from complications of disease following a flood), who, like William Biles, was a leader in the Society of Friends in Yorkshire, England before immigrating to America.  Jane and Thomas had 3 young children when Thomas died, including:

 

a. Samuel Atkinson: Born about 1685.  Resided with William and Jane until age 26, when he moved to Burlington County, New Jersey to marry Ruth (Stacy) Beakes, widow of William Beakes and daughter of Mahlon and Rebecca (Ely) Beakes.

 

4. Other biographical notes on Jane:

 

B. Marriage date & location: 11 October 1688 at Middletown, Pennsylvania (“liberated to marry William Biles 7 Sep 1688”).

 

C. Children: None.

 

 

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