Hi, I am trying to fill in the line of William Harris who was born in Ireland between 1690 and 1700 and came with his family to Pennsylvania before 1730.
This line is the Harrises in Group 3 of the FamilyTree DNA study. They are the descendants of Edward Harris and Flora Douglas from Ayrshire, Scotland. They had sons and one, Robert Harris was married to Dorothy Wiley. Robert and Dorothy had a daughter and several sons who are thought to have emigrated at the same time before 1730 from Donegal, Ireland. The family landed in Pennsylvania and settled near Lancaster, PA and purchased land from the Penns. (This is not the Harrisburg Harris family thought to be Welsh and living in the same area)
Of Robert and Dorothy’s children, Daughter Margaret stayed in Pennsylvania and her brother Thomas Harris also remained in PA and lived to be over 100. Their brother William Harris and his wife Elizabeth Glen settled in Cecil, Maryland. Other brothers headed south and settled in Mecklenburg, North Carolina about 1750. My line is that of Brother John Harris who was married first to Grizzel Steel who probably died in Ireland and then Rebecca McBay and they settled close to brothers but one Carolina boundaries were settled found to be in South Carolina.
This family, especially the PA lines, is detailed in a book by Robert Stewart on his ancestors Col. George Steuart and Margaret Harris which can be found as a free e-book on the internet. The book was published in 1907, but in 1865 Stewart was given a document which included a contemporaneous history written in 1801 while the family gathered for the funeral of Thomas Harris (one of the Immigrant brothers). This history was called the Mifflintown Document and has proven to be outline of Harris DNA Group 3.
We don't have a donor so far from the direct line of William Harris of Cecil, Maryland, but I wanted to try and fill out their tree. My line-John Harris and Rebecca McBay had son John who ended up in Blount, TN after the Revolution and was living in the Territory South of French Broad in TN. He is with many familiar surnames and several can be traced back to Cecil, MD, Mifflin, PA and Virginia even more so than South Carolina where he had lived or Mecklenburg where he also had family. My John was known to have lived with his sister Jane Jean Harris married to her cousin John Harris, who descended from another son of Edward Harris and Flora Douglas. This couple and Immigrant brother Thomas Harris had also lived in the Cecil and Harford area of Maryland, but later moved back to Pennsylvania where they founded Mifflintown, Juanita, PA.
The children of William Harris and Elizabeth Glen seem to have been born in Pennsylvania. They are
1. Robert Harris, b ca 1720 Ireland
2. James Harris, b between 1722 and 1740/d 1777. He was an active merchant in Pennsylvania at the Lower Cross Roads from 1760 to 1768 as a partner in the firm of “Archer & Harris”, and also had stores in Baltimore and in Georgetown on the Potomac. Robert Stewart wrote in his book (p.122) “..nor before his death in 1777 was there any one more prominent than he in promoting the Revolution.” He was a signer of the Bush Declaration
3. George Harris b ca 1723
4. Elizabeth Harris b ca 1724
5. William Harris, b ca 1726
6. John Harris, b ca 1727
7. Jane Harris, b ca 1729
8. Susanna (Susan?) Harris, b between 1730 and 1741; lived in PA. She married between 1745 and 1758 to Mathew McClintock. On 4 March 1778 Mathew bought part of the property of Capt. Thomas Harris in Juniata County, PA. (Stewart, p. 101) They had daughter Elizabeth Harris McClintock who is mentioned in the will of her aunt, Dolly Harris Turbett.
Elizabeth Harris McClintock
Birth 1782 in Nova Scotia and later of Philadelphia, PA Death 16 Aug 1864 in Aiken, SC
Married 1801 in Philadelphia, PA to the much older and well regarded writer and researcher,
Felix A. Ouvier Pascalis
Birth 1759 in France
Death 20 Jul 1833 in New York, New York
Two children from marriage
A. Cyril Ouviere Pascalis
Birth 1810 Philadelphia, PA
Death 1836 on the Mississippi River unmarried and no issue
B. Francesca Anna Pascalis Birth August 1803 Philadelphia, PA Death 28 May 1833 New York, NY
Death 17 Sept 1833
Francesca was a poet and married to Palmer Canfield. Francesca Anna died and a few months later her husband also died.
In 1835, Elizabeth Harris McClintock, a widow purchased a 795 acre plantation and moved, including her grandchildren to Aiken, South Carolina. She was joined by her son Cyril. He was a civil engineer and was the resident engineer on the Charleston Hamburg Railroad which was the longest railroad in the world when completed in 1833. Cyril also laid out the town of Aiken, Some time later Cyril returned north to settle some of his father and sister’s investments. On his return South, he decided to make a detour west. While on a steamboat traveling on the Mississippi River, he disappeared. For months Cyril’s fate was undetermined, but then some of his possessions were found and a man confessed to the murder. A marker for Cyril is beside his mother, buried at Saint Thaddeus Cemetery in Aiken, South Carolina. (formerly Barnwell, SC) The Pascalina Plantation was left to Theodosia Canfield and her husband John C. Wade.
9. Margaret Harris, b ca 1732. She is not mentioned in the will of sister Dolly in 1810 so may be deceased. Margaret married James Fulton, son of Samuel Fulton and Elizabeth Stewart (The parents are mentioned in the book and the name Fulton appears several times.) Margaret and James had 5 children: Samuel, Hugh, John, James Jr. and Elizabeth.
Birth 15 Aug 1752 in Northumberland, Northumberland, PA
Death 2 Nov 1823 in Philadelphia, PA
married 17 Oct 1789 in PA
Birth 1753 in Frederick, Frederick, MD
Death 1807 in PA
Elizabeth’s brother Samuel served as the executor of his Aunt Dolly’s will in 1810 and at that time was residing in Philadelphia, PA and is on the 1810 census in the North Ward.
10. Sarah Harris, b ca 1733 and d after 1810. She married John Harris and they lived in Carolina
11. Dorothea (Dolly) Harris m Samuel Turbett (See Will of Dolly below). She died in 1810 Mifflin, PA.
12. Thomas Harris b ca 1736
13. Isabella Harris, b ca 1738 d aft 1815; m Dr. Robert Harris. She was his second wife and no children came from this marriage. He was b 1 Jul 1731 and died 10 Jan 1815, son of Mary McKinney and Capt.Thomas Harris (One of the immigrant brothers) Dr. Robert Harris was a prominent physician and business man of Philadelphia, PA for 50 or 60 years.
14. Edward Harris b ca 1739.
The Will of Dolly Harris (Mrs. Samuel Turbett)
Signed 9 Mar 1810 and proved 13 Jul 1810 in PA.
Dolly’s husband had died in 1798 and had an estate in the Tuscarora Valley. Dolly did not mention any children of her own.
Relations mentioned in her will were:
Elizabeth m Henry Ball of Philadelphia
Esther m Hugh Barthey of Bedford
Margaret m Isaac Smith of Philadelphia
Elizabeth Harris m Dr. Feliz Pascalis/Paxcales/Persales* of NY *This name had various spellings in the will.
Stephenson Archer of Hartford, MD.
Amy Bryson, widow, of Fromaugh Tp
Jane Bryson, daughter of Amy
1. Late husband Samuel Turbett
2. Dau of John Turbett
3. Isabella Harris, wife of Dr. R. Harris of Philadelphia “who is my sister”
4. Niece Elizabeth Ball, wife of Henry Ball of Phila. 200 lbs
5. Sister Sarah Harris, wife of John Harris “who I think lives in Carolina”
100 lbs sterling.
6. Niece Esther Bartley, wife of Hugh Bartley of Bedford, 100 lbs.
7. Kinsman Stevenson Archer, son of Dr. John Archer of Harford, MD
8. (information missing)
9. Niece Margaret Smith wife of Isaac Smith of Phila. 50 lbs.
10. Niece Elizabeth Harris Persales, wife of Dr. Felix Paxcales of NY 50 lbs.
11. Nephew Samuel Foulton (Samuel Fulton) of Phila. 100 lbs.
12. Amy Bryson, wid. of Fermanogh Township, a mare.
13. Jane Bryson, dau of above, a mare.
14. Samuel Foulton of Phila. residuum heir.
15. Exr. Samuel Foulton of Phila. & Michael Monahan of Mifflintown.
16. Joseph Morgan & David Crawford.”
I will include the Mifflintown Document in the hopes you might recognize some of the surnames. I noticed your Fultons also go back to Ayrshire. This Harris family had allied families such as the Alexanders, Caldwells, Cunninghams, Brevards, Hamiltons, Blacks, Calhouns, Pickens, McCalls, Armstrongs that shared a migration pattern for centuries. Much of the info can also be found in the book on the Harris family by Calista Leonard and has been substantiated by Group 3 researcher Ann Harris Gary.
Colonel George Steuart and his wife Margaret Harris:
Their Ancestors and Descendants
with Appendixes of Related Families
Portraits and Illustrations
A Genealogical History
Robert Stewart, D.D., LL.D
This book was Printed at the "Civil and Military Gazette" Press, 1907 in Lahore, India pp.398-401
APPENDIX No. XI
T H E M I F F L I N T O W N D O C U M E N T
A copy of this document was sent the author
by John Harris9, M.D., of Philadelphia, Jan. 18, 1865.
At the conclusion he wrote:
“The foregoing was copied Aug. 10, 1855, by John Harris9 (then resident in Philadelphia) from two separate half sheets of cap paper, in the handwriting of his father, James Harris7, in the possession of Mrs. Thomazin Potter, a granddaughter of James Harris7. John Harris9, the copyist of the foregoing, born Dec. 31st, 1792, was the son of James Harris7, who was the son of John Harris2 who was the son of James Harris1 (by his second wife, Janet McClure), who was the son of Edward Harris1 and Flora Douglas. The family of James Harris7, the copyist’s father, were Jane5, John, Eliza Grizzel, James D., William11, Joseph, and Andrew, besides Robert and a female child who died in infancy. Jane, John, and Eliza were born in Mifflintown, the others in or near Bellefonte”.
In view of the above statement, therefore, it seems probable that James Harris7 of Bellafonte was the author of the document.
At the time of writing (Dec. 20, 1801) he was about 45 years old. He was also a very careful, cultured man and no doubt put nothing down but what was thoroughly established as correct.
He probably, too, gathered up his facts and penned them at
Mifflintown where he was born, where there were older records, and where several older Harrises resided who could aid him in his researches. These persons were his eldest sister Jane5, his mother Jane1 (then in her 78th year), his uncle James Harris3 (then 82 or 83 years old), and probably his mother's cousin, Mrs. Turbett (nee Dolly Harris1) besides others who could give more or less help. The oldest of all, Thomas Harris1, had died 16 days previously, and his death seems to have suggested and stimulated the effort to get a written record of genealogies before it was entirely too late.
The antecedent probability that this document is perfectly trustworthy has been confirmed by all subsequent investigations (excepting in regard to William Harris2 and his wife-see Appendix XVIII), and the writer considers it fortunate that he has had such a record to guide his researches.
It is hardly necessary to say that the "superior" numbers inserted are not original, but added by the author of this book as a guide to identify. The words bracketed are also the author's.
This document is without a heading and reads as follows:-
Edward1 and Charles1 Harris, being dissenters, were driven from Ayrshire, in Scotland, at the time of the persecution of the Protestants In the reign of Charles II, or of his successor, James.
They settled in County Donegal, near Rapho, Ireland. They were possessed of a valuable estate in Scotland, which was lost on account of their abandoning it.
Edward1 was married to Miss Flora Douglas, of the famous family of that name, who resided near the borders of England. He had sons: Edward2, Robert1 and James1.
Robert1 was married to Dorothy Wiley. They had children: John1, William1, James2, Margaret1, Thomas1, Samuel1, Robert2 and Charles2.
James1, son of Edward1, and Flora Douglas, married Mary Simpson, by whom he had William2, Ann1 and James3. By a second marriage with Janet McClure he had a son, John2.
Edward2, son of Edward1, and Flora Douglas, married ...............and had children, Robert3, William3 and Mary1.
John1, son of Robert1 and Dorothy Wiley, had Margaret2, Jane1, Robert4,and James4 by his first wife Grizzel Steel, daughter of Margaret Gray; by a second wife, Rebecca McBay, he had William4, Elizabeth1, Thomas2 and John3.
William1, son of Robert1 and Dorothy Wiley, married Elizabeth Glen, daughter of R. Glen and Jane Scott, by whom he had Robert6, James5, George1, Elizabeth2, William5, John4, Jane2, Susan1,Margaret3, Sarah1, Dolly1, Thomas3, Isabella....... Ireland.
James2, son of R. and D. Wiley, married .........Mcllhenny, by whom he had Robert6, Samuel2 and others. The family moved to the Carolinas.
Margaret1, sister of James2, married Alexander Poer, to whom he had Jane, Dorothy, William and Samuel........ Pennsylvania.
Thomas1, son of R., and Dorothy Wiley, married Mary McKinney1, by whom he had Robert7, Mathew1, Margaret4, Margaret5, John6 Catharine1, and Mary2. He died Dec. 4th, 1801,............Pennsylvania.
Samuel1, brother of Thomas1, married........ Laird, by whom he had several children in Carolina.
Robert2, his brother, married Fanny Cunningham, by whom he had Robert8, William6, Elizabeth3, Martha1 and Margaret6..........Carolina.
Charles2, his brother, married Mcllhenny; had a large family in Carolina.
William2, son of James1, and Mary Simpson, married Catharine Wilson; emigrated from Ireland; settled at Swartara; had James6,John7, William7 who died young, Sarah2, Mary3, and Robert9.
Ann1, sister of William, married David Caldwell1; emigrated to Pennsylvania; moved to Carolina; had a family of children. After the death of D. Caldwell she married Robert Harris2, son of Robert1 and Dorothy Wiley.
James3, son of James Harris1 and Mary Simpson, never married, and is at this time (Dec. 20, 1801) living with his sister-in-law, widow of his half brother, John2, at Mifflintown, Mifflin Co.,Penn'a.
John Harris2, son of James Harris1 and Jane McClure, first married Jane Poer, daughter of Alexander Poer and Margaret Harris1,Mifflin, who died without issue. By his second wife, Jane Harris1,daughter of John Harris1 and Grizzel Steel (born Feb. 7, 1721) had Jane3, James7, William8, Grizzel1, Margaret7 and Ann2 .............Penn'a. He died Feb., 1794.
Robert Harris3, son of Edward2 the younger and..........., married, and had Margaret8, Jane4, and Margery1. By a second wife, Margaret Mcllmunn, he had Robert10, Mary4 and William9.
He died in Carolina.
Margaret Harris2, daughter of John1, and Grizzel Steel, married Andrew Buchanan1, to whom she had Jane, Mary, John, James and Andrew2. They resided near Gilligordon, Donegal, Ireland.
James4, son of John Harris1 and Grizzel Steel, married Elizabeth Harris3, daughter of Robert2 and Fanny Cunningham. By her he had a number of children in Carolina, where he died about 1794.
Robert4, his brother, died without issue.
William4, son of John Harris1 and his second wife Rebecca McBay, married Margaret Wilson, by whom he had John8 and a number of other children. They resided in South Carolina.
Thomas2, brother of Willam4, married in South Carolina.
John3, his brother, who had lived with his half brother-in-law John2, and sister Jane1, went to Carolina, married........., by whom he had William10 and other children. After her death he married .............by whom he has other children. He now resides near Mayville [or Maryville], Blount Co., Tennessee. His children are William10, John Baird, Elizabeth4, Robert Marklin, Mathew Handy,and Joseph Gilliland------------1801
NOTES ON THE ABOVE
For accounts of Edward Harris1, Flora Douglas, Robert Harris1,Dorothy Wiley, Thomas Harris1 and Margaret Harris5, see special sketches in Parts III and IV of this book. For an account of John Harris2 of Mifflintown, and his descendants see pages 92, 93, and App. No. XVII. For Mathew Harris1 and his descendants, see pages 94 to 97, and Appendix No. XXI. For Robert Harris7 see pages 97, 98, 110. For John Harris6 and his descendants see pages 94 to 96 and App. No XX. For Catherine Harris1 and her descendants see pages 94, 95, and App. XIX. For Mary Harris2 and her descendants see pages 101, 102, and App. No. XXIII. For the Carolina Harrises see App. No XXXV.
For William Harris2 and his family see page 83 (note) and App. No. XVIII.
Some of the family of William Harris1 lived for a time in Harford Co., Maryland---see page 93.
Margaret3 married a Fulton---see App. No. VI;
Dolly1, a Turbett---see App. No. XXVII;
Isabella married her cousin Robert Harris7---see page 98.
This is also from the Stewart book page 383 and mentioned above and also substantiates the relationship of Margaret Harris (daughter of William Harris of Cecil, MD) and James Fulton:
APPENDIX No. VI
Samuel Fulton, Esquire, and his Descendants
Samuel Fulton', who married Elizabeth Stuart1, daughter of George Stuart1, was one of the most prominent men in Donegal township where he is said to have settled as early at
least as 1724. His farm called “Fulton’s Choice” or “Fulton’s Pleasure” adjoined that of John Allison2, Esquire and lay 2 or 3 farms distant from that of his father in law in the direction of Donegal Church. He was a land surveyor, as well as a farmer, and, for some time also served as justice of the peace. There is no proof that Robert Fulton, the inventor, was related to him. The latter was born in Little Britain Township in 1765 and died 1815. Samuel’s will was made Feb. 17, 1760, and was probated April 1 following. He therefore died probably in March. He left children as follows:-
1.James Fulton1, who got the dwelling house and 170 acres of land, and afterwards bought his brother Samuel’s portion (Ann Allison being a witness to the deed). This land was sold (April 20, 1778) to David Cook, after which Mr. Fulton's name disappears from the annals of the neighborhood. He married Margaret Harris, daughter of William Harris1, a cousin of Colonel George Steuart's wife. Samuel Cook, Esquire, who died in 1804, bequeathed property to the "heirs of the late James Fulton." The names of these children are all with their parent’s names on the Rev. Colin McFarquhar's catechising roll of 1776—7. They are as follows ;—(1) Samuel Fulton3, who was living; in Philadelphia in March, 1810, when his aunt Dorothy (Harris) Turbett made her will at Mifflintown, PA (2) Hugh (3) John2 (4) James2 (5) Elizabeth.
2.John Fulton1; received £8 from his father and was to “live in the house William Bell lives in”; made heir to his mother’s share at her death; removed early from Donegal.
3.Samuel Fulton3; received 139 acres from his father which he sold to his brother James. No further trace of him.
It is probable that Samuel Fulton1, Esquire, had daughters also, but no trace of them can be found.
The Fultons of Washington County, Pennsylvania, were probably descendants of Samuel Fulton' of Donegal.
Pages 50-53 of book by Robert Stewart
The probability is that George Stuart1, like his neighbors, was a member of the Presbyterian church of Donegal, and that he was one of its founders. The sentiments expressed in
his will, and the fact that his son John1 married a daughter of the first settled pastor, favor this supposition.
His will was signed Dec. 26, 1732, and proved Jan. 30, 1732-33. His death therefore must have occurred between these dates—probably about eleven months after George Washington
was born. Squire Evans says that he "was taken sick and died the latter part of January, 1733, while attending the Assembly in Philadelphia." This is possible; but at the time of making his will he was "low, weakly, and sick of body," while his witnesses were his old neighbors who would not likely be found together in Philadelphia during his illness. Had he been in Philadelphia at the time probably his colleagues of the Assembly would have been his witnesses.* (Author’s footnote-True he might have made his will at home, when ill, then recovered and gone to the city, and there died after a renewed attack; but proof is necessary to establish such a hypothesis)
Of the place of His burial we know nothing. If he died in Philadelphia in all likelihood he was buried there; if at home he would doubtless be buried at the Donegal church, but no
tombstone there marks his grave.t (Author’s footnote- Nor the graves of any Allison, Rowan, McClure, Mitchell, Harris, or Fulton. If any memorials were erected they have disappeared.)
Following is a copy of his will, made by the writer of these pages at Lancaster, PA, July 30, 1896 :
" In the name of God. Amen. It being appointed for all
men once to die And I George Stewart of the Township of
Donigall County of Lancaster and province of pensylvania being
at present of Sound mind reason and judgement but low
weakly and sick of body I do make this ;is my last will and
testament—Imprimis I give my Soul to the Lord that gave it
hoping that it Shall be salvd eternally through the merit and
righteousness of my Dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and
my body I order to be decently Interred at the discretion of
my Executors after mentioned. In the next place I order all
my just and Law full debts funerall charges and probate of
this last will to be payd out of the first end of what worldly
goods and estate It has pleased God in his providence to confer
upon me as to what remains In the first place I give to my
Son James Stewart ten pound to him his heirs and assigns
forever and by this cutt him of from being any otherwise concerned
in any part of my estate but only in so far as my
afternamed exers Shall both agree to also I give to Elizabeth
Stewart alias Fulton now wife of Samuel Fulton a two year old
mare to her her heirs and Assigns forever, also I give and bequeath
to Frank Daviess daughter Rosannah a two year old mare to her
her heirs and assigns forever as to what remains of my Estate
Real and personall I give and bequeath to my daughters Frank
and Mary Stewart each of them fifte pound to them their heirs
and assigns for ever and all the rest I order be equally divided
betwixt my Dearly beloved wife Jean Stewart and my Son John
Stewart to them their heirs and assigns forever and if my said
wife should die without a will I give all my estate both real and
personall to my said Son John Stewart to him his heirs and
assigns for ever In the next place I appoint and constitute my
said wife and my Son John to be executors of this my last will
and testament revoaking and disannulling all other wills and
testaments made by me before the date of this In testimony of
all which I have signed sealed and declared this as my last will
this twintie sixth day of december one thousand seven hundred
and thirtie two.
The above will is recorded in "Will Book A, pp. 7, 8. The
will itself is found on file.
James Anderson and Patrick Campbell alone of the witnesses
appeared, at the time the will was probated, to testify
to their own signatures and that of George Stuart1- and also
to the fact that the latter was of "Sound mind, memory and
understanding to the best of their knowledge. Done Coram
Sa. Blunston, Deputy Registrar."t
The penman of the will, perhaps Rev. James Anderson, it
will be observed, always writes "Stewart," while the testator
writes his name " Stuart," as the Registrar does also. George
Stuart writes with a good firm hand.
How old he was at the time of his death is largely a matter of conjecture. His town daughters, Elizabeth and Frank, were already married and the latter had one daughter: and his son John1was old enough to be appointed one of the executors, while his youngest child, Mary, was married as early as 1734 or 1735. He was, therefore, in all likelihood, at least 45 or 50 years of age, and may have been some years older when he died. This would make the date of his birth 1685 or earlier.
Brief sketches of George Stuart1 are published in the History of Lancaster Co. (p.767) and also in the History of Pennsylvania by Dr. Egle (pp.846-847) as well as elsewhere.
* The first witness J.Anderson was George Stuart's neighbor and pastor;
the second a close neighbor on the north who kept an ordinary ; and the third,
doubtless, was David McNair of Derry, a Covenanter, and probably the
ancestor of Col. Donning McNair who married Anne Steuart, daughter of
Col. George 8teuart.- At this time McNair must have been a very young man,
Mr. Anderson writes the two or three first letters of his first name and the
initial capital of his last name in a peculiar monogram which cannot be imitated
in print. 8ee Carlisle Presbytery Memorial, pp. Gl, G2—cut.
t Samuel Bluston, J. P., it is said was also an agent for the Penns and employed men and armed them to ward off the Mar landers. The Governor of Maryland offered one hundred pounds sterling for his arrest. A plot was arranged to waylay him while he was returning from the funeral of Mrs. James Anderson in 1736. He got wind of the matter and took another route home. The Maryland troubles referred
to were those attending what is called Cresup’s war about the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania.
The above info relates in some way to a query I saw on Rootweb and will repost. I believe the Hugh Barthey of Bedford, mentioned as being the husband of Esther, niece mentioned in the will of Dorothea Harris Turbett is the Hugh Barclay mentioned in a posting from Roberta Fulton Hirth, 2001. I wondered if you might have more info about the parentage of Esther? Also it refers to an Elizabeth Harris living with her granddaughter in Washington, DC on the 1790 census age 100 and I think this is possibly Elizabeth Glen wife of William Harris and mother to Margaret Harris Fulton. Since so much time has passed since this query, I wondered if you have more info on this line. It has many of the same names we are researching. You can also reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org Out of curiosity is there DNA on the Fultons back to Ayrshire?
Rootsweb posting begins
From: "Roberta (Fulton) Hirth"
Subject: [FULTON] Samuel Fulton and Hugh Barclay in Colerain Twp, Lanc Co, PA 1738
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 07:58:07 -0500
Subject: Re: Bart Township
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 13:20:57 EST
Margie Barclay writes: "... The Middle Octarara Presbyterian
Church was founded in 1738 by my ancestor Hugh BARCLAY, among others."
I am enclosing some information on some Hugh Barclay men as it relates to Fultons.
Please provide me some more information about your Hugh Barclay.
*** A Samuel Fulton and Hugh Barclay in 1738/1739 **
I obtained copies of some of the land warranty maps for Coleraine
Township, Lancaster Co, PA from the Lancaster County Historical
Society. A Hugh Barclay is listed as owning the following:
Lot 48 Hugh Barclay 259 1/4 acres, Warranty 29 Oct 1735, Survey about year 1736.
Lot 49 B-5-102 Hugh Barclay, 64 acres, warranty 23 April 1748, survey 27 ? 1750.
In the Journal Lancaster Co Historical Society volume 26 page 55-56 is
an abstract of Docket Nos 1 and 2 of the Court of Quarter Sessions of
Lancaster Co, PA dealing with the creation of roads. It discusses the
creation of a road in 1738-1739 at the Octoraro Forks to the Middle
** quote from Journal begins **
" At the August Court 1738, there is a record of a petition of the
inhabitants of Middle Octoraro in Drumore Township setting forth
their hardships and inconvenience for want of a road to Meeting-House, Mills
and Lancaster Town. They pray that a road may be laid out from
Samuel Fulton's plantation near said Creek to Lancaster and likewise to
a branch near the center of the inhabitants to lead to Buckley's Mill. Viewers
were appointed to lay out a road from said Fulton's to a road
leading to said Mill near Henry Frye's or Frye's, and to branch to said
Mill, near Daniel McConnnel's; and to make report(1 D. 234). 'Said Creek',
must refer to Middle Octoraro. The western branch of Octoraro forks; and the
larger or eastern fork passes or flows, down between the Eastern Branch
and the rest of the Western Branch. It flows southward through the middle
of present Bart Township - at that time, Sadsbury Township; of February
1738 set out, in a petition of the inhabitants about the 'Forks'
hence it is 'Middle Octoraro.'
The records of November 1738 Court are missing; but the minutes of
February 1739 are set out in a petition of the inhabitants about the
'Fork of Octoraro', that road was laid out pursuant to an Order to
August Term from Samuel Fulton's plantation towards Lancaster and the
inhabitants did not have notice of the same. It is further stated that,
the road so laid out parallels another road not a mile distant in part.
Viewers were asked, for a remedy of this and were appointed. This
proves that the first viewers did lay out a road.
The second viewers so appointed, laid out the roads asked for and
made return to May Court 1739 (See 1 D. 249). The road laid out begins
at Fulton's plantation and it trends northward by John McConnell's
and Hugh Buckley's by Mathew Patten's on to John Reid's ground and
on to a road formerly laid out, being to this point, about 3 1/12 miles;
it then goes down through 'a stony valley' to 'Cotter's Creek' and one branch
bears to Lancaster and the other towrd the Buckleys Mill road. Near the
beginning of the road, just after Hugh Barkley's land is passed, a northwest
course of half a mile leads to 'School House Branch.'
This is a very interesting road. The Middle Octoraro Meeting House is the
one on Meeting House Branch of Middle Octoraro. The School House Branch
is one a little farther south. No doubt it was a Church School. But we have
no evidence of that fact in these records. The 'Stony Valley' is one to the
north of the Meeting House in the diection of the Old Cooper Mines.
There is some haziness as to just where Fulton's plantation is, but
it is stated to be at the 'Forks' of Octoraro and that can mean only the
point where Meeting House Branch joins the main west branch of Octoraro.
See same on the map designated '1-249' etc."
** quote from Journal ends **
Although the map in the Journal shows this road starting in the northwest corner
of Colerain Township, Lancaster Co, PA and running in a north by northwest
direction up through current Eden Township, based on my analysis of plotting
the names mentioned in this article on a warranty map, I believe the road
may have acutally have started a few miles lower in the southern portion
of Colerain Township and ran north/northwest. I found lots for all those
mentioned except the Samuel Fulton (the one I am looking for !) in the
correct sequence and direction in Coleraine Township with warrants
in the 1730-1750s.
Daniel McConnel Lot #1
Jno. McConnell Lots 59,60,61,62,63
John McConnel Lot 83
Hugh Barclay Lots 48/49
Matthew Patten Lot 24
John Reid Lot 12
More analysis of the Eden Township warranty maps is needed.
Then there is a much later patent on lot 98 on the East Branch of the Octoraro
all the way in the southern part of Coleraine Township as follows:
James Purtle (I wonder if we later see this named spelled as Purdie)
Lot 98, A-26-155, 106 acres, warrant 9br-2-1737, sur 9br-22-1737,
-a- 62 acres-92 ps, Pat Jan 31 1901 to Wm T. Fulton, H-75-711. This Wiliam T.
Fulton is from the John Fulton b 1713 Lanarkshire, Scotland line who settles
in Oxford, Chester Co, PA. William T. Fulton b 1835 in West Nottingham
Twp, Chester Co, PA, He becomes a lawyer and settles in Oxford. His
biography appears in History of Chester Co by Futhey/Cope on page 555.
He is the brother to Hugh Ramsey Fulton who wrote the book about John
Fulton b 1713 mentioned above. I have no idea how this relates to the
Samuel Fulton of 1738.
*** Is your Hugh Barclay of Middle Octoraro Church related to the Hugh below ?**
1 John FULTON b ca 1723, d 3 or 5 Apr 1803 80th year 
From Rathmelton, Ireland.
Brother to James FULTON the Phil merchant.
1790 census Lac Borourgh,PA shows John FULTON
and 3 free white females 
1779 Tax list Lanc Boro [PA S3 xvii p 606]
+ Elizabeth HARRIS d age 100 living with granddau at Georgetown,
Washingtown, D.C. Interred in Oak Hill Cemetery in the
Davidson lot. [Roberta's Note: I feel her age is significant
because it means that a wife of a member of this family who
claims a collateral relationship to steamboat Robert was alive
not only during steamboat Robert's accomplishments but also
alive when his father lived in Lancaster Co. and she could
tell her family a first-hand account from her memories.]
b. 1732 in Rathmelton, Ireland, m there 
d at "Ever May", Georgetown, MD20 Jan 1831 [2}
2 Samuel FULTON 
2 Elizabeth FULTON b 15 Aug 1762 
d 2 Nov 1823 age 61 yr 2 mos 18 da 
+ Henry BALL m 17 Oct 1789 
m at Trinity Lutheran Church 
[position of the following suggests they are the children
of the above, but it is not explicitly stated]
3 Blakall/Blackall William BALL b 19 Jan 1791 
+ Mary CLAY m 30 May 1816
d Apr 1824 age 25 in Cincinatti, OH 
3 John Fulton BALL b 5 May 1792 
3 Elisabeth Harris BALL b 19 Feb 1796 
+ John W GORDON m 31 Aug 1819 
d Fayetteville, TN 
3 Thomond BALL b 21 March 1796,d 31 Jan 1824 28 yr
+ Ellen --- m 1823 
3 Henry BALL b 22 Sept 1797 
+ Caroline FROWERT m 15 Mar 1826 
3 Samuel BALL b 10 April 1799, d 28 Aug 1823 at
Natchez MS 24 yr 4 mos 18 da 
3 George H BALL b 13 Feb 1801 
+ Mary S. -- m 12 Dec 1823
3 Robert Harris BALL b 10 July 1802 
+ Eliza Virginia LEATHERS
m 26 May 1829 in Campbell Co, KY 
4 Jane Elizabeth BALL b 13 Nov 1831,d 8 Jul 1837
4 Samuel A. M. Shippen BALL b 7 June 1834,d 1 Aug 1835
4 Isabell Francis BALL b 23 Oct 1835, d 27 Oct 1835
3 Margaret BALL b 19 Aug 1805 , d 6 Aug 1806
2 Margaret FULTON [1,2]
+ George BALL of Philadelphia
3 Robert BALL
3 George BALL
3 to other BALL children
2 Esther "Hetty" or "Nellie" FULTON  [this child not listed
in source 2, so maybe this child does not belong in this line]
+ Hugh BARCLAY of Bedford m 24 May 1791 in Trinity
Lutheran Church 
(childr:John, Samuel, Hetty)
2 Sarah FULTON [1,2]
+ William CRAWFORD  a merchant of Lancaster Co, PA
m 17 June 1796 St James Epis Ch Rec by Rev Rigg[3,p45]
moves to Georgetown, Washington, D.C. 
3 Annie CRAWFORD 
3 Eliza CRAWFORD 
3 Julia CRAWFORD 
3 William CRAWFORD 
3 Richard CRAWFORD 
2 Jane FULTON (1768-1847) b Rathmelton Ireland [1,2]
+ Samuel MOORE of Lebanon in 1792 
m 1 Sept 1791 St James Epis Ch Rec [1,3-p42]
1st Lt, 2nd Regt, PA Batallion 5 jan 1776 
Capt in the PA line of the Rev 
Capt Samuel Moore's Co Roll, 3rd PA Regt 10 Sept 1778 
PA Arch S5 ii p 941.
Promoted Capt 11 Nov 1776 PaArch S5 ii p 110 
Associate Judge of courts Dauphin Co, PA 
Applicant for associate judge Pa Arch S5 ii p 912. 
3 Lydia MOORE 
+ John REYNOLDS (1820-1863)
4 John Fulton REYNOLDS 1820-1863
(General of Civil War fame)[1,2]
4 William REYNOLDS Rear admiral U.S.N. 
It mentions that Elizabeth Harris Fulton's sisters were
Mrs. Stevenson Archer and Mrs. Samuel Turbot who also came to
this country. Mr. & Mrs Archer settled in Maryland. 
Two sisters as well as her husband preceded Elizabeth Harris Fulton
to America. One sister marrying Samuel Turbutt of Northumberland Co,
and the other Dr Stephenson Archer of harford Co, MD. Elizabeth came
ca 1773. Elizabeth kept a select schools at Lanc PA and Robert
Fulton (steamboat) attended. .
Source 1: Eleanore Jane Fulton/ Presbyterian Collection, Manuscript
Group 50, Folders 31 and 39 loose papers, located at the Lancaster
Co Historical Society, Lancaster, PA; Some of Eleanore Jane Fulton's
notes and correspondence with descendants of John Fulton/Elizabeth
Harris's branch (from a Col J.F.R. Scott, May 20, 1946: a copy of
a paper - possibly Mother's writing and other papers and letters
of both Hoffmans & Evans).
Source 2: Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families From the Pennsylvania
Genealogical Magazine, Vol III, Indexed by Robert and Catherine Barnes,
Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1982, p 642-643.
Source 3: The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
containing Egle's Notes & Queries, 1897.