1722.[John Addis,(5) an immigrant, a tanner by trade, was born September 2, 1687, and died 1745.He came to Northampton from Philadelphia about 1719 and bought two tracts of land in the township, one hundred acres of Nathaniel West and two hundred and fifty acres of Joseph Wantier, 1724.The children of John Addis were Nehemiah, Joseph (born 1726), John, Richard, Mary, Bridgett, wife of William Peachy, and Jane, wife of Linn.In 1746, the heir sold one hundred acres of the two-hundred-and-fifty-acre tract for 200 pounds to their brother Richard, who died, 1749 (his wife Mary, August 9, 1747), leaving children: John, Richard, Charity, Mary and one other.John Addis, son of Richard, born November 1, 1725, bought one hundred and fourteen acres of Isaac Bolton, 1763, once part of his father's estate, and eighty acres additional, 1770, part of the same, with house and tanyard.They were still in Northampton, 1791.
John Addis (2d) married Elizabeth Strickland, and had children, Ann, Enoch, John, to whom he gave his plantation, and daughters Elizabeth Duffield and Mary Duffield.John Addis (3d), son of the above, who died in 1818, had wife Mary and sons Miles and Joseph, and daughters Phebe Dungan, Elizabeth Levenster, Martha Seager, Nancy Seager and Rebecca.His two sons, Miles and Joseph, got his plantation.Joseph was the father of Henry Addis, of Ivyland.Enoch, born 1758, died August 5, 1830, was buried at Southampton, and Elizabeth, his wife, born 1754, died 1839.John, brother of Enoch, born 1756, died 1818, and Mary,wife of John born 1762, died 1850, was buried at Southampton.Nehemiah Addis, son of the immigrant, born 1740, died 1824, and Grace, his wife, born 1738, died 1822. *]
(5)Although the Addis family is a large one, and, in the past one
of the most prominent in middle lower Bucks, we have found it
difficult to trace for want of data.What we have given here relates
to a single branch only, and for that we are indebted to Edward Matthews,
one of our most diligent students of history. *
The children of John and Elizabeth Addis were Mary, born April, 1750, Martha, born March 3, 1752, Elizabeth, born May 4, 1754, John, April 8, 1756, Enoch, August 5, 1758, Amy, February 22, 1763, and Amos, November 28, 1767. The children of another John Addis, doubtless the 4th, whose wife was Elizabeth Strickland, had children, Amy, Phebe, Elizabeth, Mary, Richard, Sarah, John, Miles, Martha, Nancy, Rebecca and Joseph, all born between 1782 and 1805.
History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Chapter XXI, Northampton (Township), 1722 from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time by W.W. H. Davis.