A History of Uniontown: The County Seat of Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Author: Hadden, James, 1845-1923, Uniontown, PA
JAMES HADDEN – author of Washington's & Braddock's Expeditions
Akron, Ohio: Printed by the New Werner Co., 1913
PRISCILLA COULTER, consort and relict of JOHN LYON, died Aug. 20, 1855.She was the widow of JOHN LYON, ESQ., and was familiarly known as AUNT LYON.
JOHN LYON, born in Carlisle, Pa., Oct. 13, 1771, died in Uniontown 27th of April, 1837.MR. LYON first came to Uniontown as a soldier to suppress the whisky insurrection of 1794, and returned east with the troops.He returned here and was admitted to the bar of Fayette County, June 26, 1797, and remained here the rest of his life.He was an able lawyer.He was married to MISS PRISCILLA COULTER, a lady of one of the first families of Greensburg.
SAMUEL KING purchased from Henry Beeson a part of lot No. 25, containing 45 feet on Elbow Street, June 23, 1791.He was a native of Adams County and was located in Uniontown as early as 1789.He received the appointment of postmaster (pg. 49) from President Washington, and opened the office Jan. 1, 1795, in his store room.His first wife was POLLY COUTLER, a sister to MRS. JOHN LYON, whom he married Jan. 3, 1791, by whom he had three sons.His second wife was MRS. ANN MARSHALL, a sister to THOMAS HADDEN, ESQ., by whom he had one daughter who became the second wife of JUDGE JOHN HUSTON.MR. KING died Aug. 5, 1803, and his widow died June 23, 1835.
Ezekiel Shelcutt carried on a bakery and confectionery business here in 1812, and MRS. MARIA KING, widow of SAMUEL KING, the first postmaster of the town, occupied this as a dwelling.
Matthew Irwin who was appointed postmaster in 1837, kept the post office a part of his term in this property.MRS. SAMUEL KING occupied this property as a boarding house.
Other tenants of this property were John McCleary, who came here in 1824, and carried on silversmithing.Dr. Robert (pg. 99) McCall settled here and practiced his profession.He was a native of Shippensburg, and was an army surgeon.In 1819, he married the daughter of SAMUEL KING, a leading merchant of the town, and its first postmaster.Dr. McCall died here in 1823, and his widow subsequently became the second wife of the ASSOCIATE JUDGE JOHN HUSTON.
JOHN CAMPBELL was born in Hagerstown, Md., Feb. 5, 1778, and came to Uniontown with his parents in 1792. On December 13th, 1821, he was married to MISS ELIZABETH COULTER of Greensburg, Pa., by whom he had two children; RICHARD, who was born Feb. 3, 1823, and who died July 1, 1828, and MARY, who became the wife of SAMUEL DUNCAN OLIPHANT, and had ten children, all boys. She died at Trenton, N. J. JOHN CAMPBELL died in Uniontown, July 27, 1842, in the 65th year of his age.
Before the death of JOHN CAMPBELL, his brother, DR. HUGH CAMPBELL, moved his drug store into this room, and it was continuously used as a drug store by different proprietors until 1883, when the First National Bank of Fayette County purchased the property and converted it into a banking room.