The West Pa Samuel said he came to PA from Monongalia Co, VA.And his children are listed in his will. Fayette Co, PA, had not yet been formed when Samuel wrote his will. That area was originally Bedford Co, PA before becoming Westmoreland Co, I think in 1776.His will is Book 1, p 27, in Westmoreland Co, written 9 Jan 1781; probated 2 Aug 1782.
Samuel in Loudoun Co, VA, in the mid 1700s, said he had originally come to VA from Bucks Co, PA, about 1748 when he incurred a debt there.That is the only info I have on him being in Bucks Co, PA.All my other data is from Loudoun Co, VA, tax and court records.Which at the time included a lot of area as the other western counties weren't yet formed.The dates of their formations may or may not be of any help.
The Shackletts in Loudoun Co, VA, disappear from there and show up later in Westmoreland Co, PA. Along with a Samuel Stillwell.Since groups of families tended move together, it seems reasonable that the Samuel in Loudoun Co, VA, migated west with the Shackletts. Probably having moved further west from Loudoun Co, then up to PA.The caveat is that this does not prove it is the same Samuel.When did that part actually begin to be settled?As an aside, I have a copy of a 1776 map (actually a layout) of Uniontown, PA, (in modern Fayette Co, PA) which shows both a Samuel Stillwell and an Obediah Stillwell living there. That brings up the question of how closely they are related. Is this the same Samuel?Or another Samuel?I have no info on the "East" Samuel's ancestory.
Daniel, Elijah, Isaac, and their mother all went to Washington Co, KY, about 1791/92 as they are on the 1792 tax list there.Joseph remained in PA.Elijah married Elizabeth "Betsy" Hardin there Jan 20, 1804.Samuel, Jr, died circa 1797, about a year after his son, Hiram, was born. His widow then married John Berryman Snelling in 1800.