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Bestwick and Moon Families of Mercer County,Pennsylvania

Updated September 27, 2004

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James Bestwick Sr.b. December 1, 1783 Acre-Head Stafford, England, d.March 16, 1881 in Sandy Lake Twp.Mercer County, PA married Esther Clewlow June 26, in Buck-cum-Bagnall, Stafford, England, she died in 1855 in Worth Twp. Mercer County, Pennsylvania. They were the parents of 11 childern;
1. Sarah b 1803 in Blackshaw Moor, Stafford, England.
2. Ann b 1805 in Blackshaw Moor, Stafford, England, m,
Samuel Fisher 1827 in Meerbrook, Stafford
England. Married Samuel Fisher.
3. James Jr. b 1807 Acre-Head,Alstonefield, Stafford,
England, married Mary Huey 1839 in Mercer
County, Pennsylvania. Married Mary Huey.
4. Esther b. 1808 Acre-Head, Alstonefield,Stafford, England
d.October 13, 1811 in Blackshaw Moor, Stafford
5. Hannah b 1810 Blackshaw Moor, Stafford, England d. June
28,1881 in Sherkley Hall Farm, Horton, Stafford,
England. Married Thomas Brassington.
6. Peter Clewlow/Gidion b 1811 Acre-Head, Stafford, England d.
1849 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.
7. John b. February 12, 1815 in Blackshaw Moor, Stafford,
England. Married Anne Gadsby.
8. Jane b. 1817 Blackshaw Moor, Stafford, England d. June
20, 1893 in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania
Married George Washington Brigham.
9. Robert b November 1819 in Blackshaw Moor, Stafford, England
d. January 26, 1853 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.
10.Esther b. 1822 in Blackshaw Moor, Stafford, England d. 1886
in Pipestone, Michigan. Married Hiram Clawson.
11.William b. 1825 in Blackshaw Moor, Stafford, England d. 1826
Blackshaw Moor, Stafford, England.


George Moon b.1760 in Pennsylvania d.9-26-1856 in Grove City, Mercer Co, PA married Ruth Anna b.abt.1773 in Virginia, d. in Mercer County, PA. They were the parents of 12 children; 1. John b 3-5-1791. 2.Jacob b.4-22-1793. 3. Elizabeth b.10-8-1795.
4. Sarah Catherine b.11-1-1797. 5.George M. b.12-25,1799. 6.David b. 3-31-1802. 7.Mary Ann b.4-20-1804. 8.Ruth Ann b.3-4-1807. 9.Daniel b.6-1-1809. 10.Samuel b.2-13-1811. 11.Susannah Ann b.12-25-1814. 12. Martin b.2-17-1818. The children were born in Virginia, Maryland and mainly Butler County, Pennsylvania.

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