Chessrown / Chessround of Pennsylvania
Here's some information provided by Betty Bell, starting with the oldest Chessround/Chessrown ancestors:
Born abt 1648 in Thaleischweiler, Germany.Died there Nov. 22, 1728.
Source: Lutheran Church book of Thaleischweiler in the Protestant Landeskirchen archive, Speyer, Germany.
Johann was father of:
Bartholomaus Jessrang (also spelled "Jeserang") + Anna Maria ****
Name also spelled "Bartolomaus" and "Barholmi."The modern English equivalent is probably "Bartholomew."
Bart. and Gorg Michel Jeserang made oaths of allegiance to the government on Sept. 3, 1739 in Philadelphia.Gorg Michel [prob. aka George Michael] was probably Bart.'s brother.Henrich Kiffer and Gothfrid Mang made oaths at the same time-- Bart.'s daughters married Kiffer and Mang boys.Source: Pennsylvania German Pioneers, p. 270.
Bartholomaus was father of:
Georg Daniel Jessrang (went by the name"Daniel") + C. Zentz
Born Oct. 16, 1724 in Pirmasens, Germany.
Married Dec. 25, 1745 in Lititz Co., Pennsylvania (in Moravian Church).
Name on marriage record spelled "Jesrong."
(Georg) Daniel was father of:
Peter Cheseroun (also spelled "Cheseround," "Chesround," and"Yesserounds")
Found on the 1790-1830 federal censuses in Washington Co., Pennsylvania (Fallowfield Twp.).
Peter was father of:
Adam Cheseround (also spelled "Chessaround" and "Chesround") + Elizabeth ****
Found on the 1800-1850 federal censuses in Washington Co., Pennsylvania (Somerset Twp. & Fallowfield Twp.).
Born about 1770.1850 census says Adam and wife were both born in Maryland (the information might be wrong--Pennsylvania is a more likely birthplace for Adam).
Died in 1853 (presumably in Washington Co. PA).
Elizabeth's maiden name unknown.She was born about 1777.
Adam was father of:
Catherine Elizabeth Chesround + Samuel Craft Jr.
Catherine Elizabeth went by the name "Elizabeth."
Born abt 1788 in Washington Co. PA.
(Catherine) Elizabeth was mother of:
Peter Craft + (1) Tacy DeGood + (2) Lydia May Clark
Born April 11, 1817 in Millsboro, Washington Co., Pennsylvania.
Died April 3, 1893 in Ottumwa, Wapello Co., Iowa.
I'm descended from this line: Peter Craft--William Preston Craft--Emma Craft--Glenn William Taylor--James Lee Taylor--Jeffrey Lee Taylor.
In addition to the Betty Bell info, I have a few scraps of information I found on my own. Adam Chesround might have had a son named George Chessround (1830 Washington Co. PA census; 1860 Warren Co. IA census).George was born in Pennsylvania about 1799.
There's a Chesrown family booklet on microfilm available from the LDS (Mormon) Family History Library Catalog (U.S. & Can. Film Area, 1305156, item 16).The booklet "contains a family history and pedigree charts beginning with the Chesrowns who were Pennsylvania Dutch and settled around Harrisburg in eastern Pennsylvania.Peter Sr. married Anna Hume McLaughlin and they moved to western Pennsylvania near Pittsburg."I borrowed the microfilm in 1993 and made some copies.Here's a summary:
Peter Chesrown I married Anna Hume McLaughlin.Eventually he left the Harrisburg area, moving his family, horses, and cattle to western Pennsylvania on the Monongahela River, near a trading post close to Pittsburg.He raised six boys and three girls.
Peter I's youngest son was Peter Chesrown II (or Peter Jr.).Peter II was born Jan. 30, 1809 and died Oct. 4, 1896.The booklet says that Peter II worked on a ferry boat that made trips to Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia).While he was in Virginia, he met Ann Laughlin of Scotch-Irish descent (born Feb. 22, 1812 on ocean; died Mar. 5, 1902).They eventually married and settled in Zanesville, Ohio.They had five children: Martha (b. 1838), Daniel (b. 1840), Peter III (b. 1842), James (b. 1844), and Elizabeth J. (b. 1847).By the 1860s, the family was living in Edgar Co., Illinois.That's where Peter II and Ann died.
Obviously "Anna Hume McLaughlin" and "Ann Laughlin" are the same people!In the booklet's descendancy chart, the wife of Peter I is listed as Barbara Stacher / Stacker.That's probably the correct name.Peter II married Ann(a) (Mc)Laughlin.
Is the booklet's "Peter Chesrown I" the same person as Betty Bell's "Peter Cheseroun" (father of Adam)?Maybe.I'm sure they belong to the same family.The family began in eastern Pennsylvania and eventually moved west (Washington Co. contains the town of Monongahela and is close to Pittsburgh). Adam was born about 1770.Peter II was born in early 1809.Peter II was the youngest son.It's possible Peter II could have had an older brother born 40 years earlier, but I'm not sure that it's likely.Another possibility is that Peter Chesrown I was a BROTHER, not father, of Adam.So here are the two possibilities:
PETER I + Barbara Stacher
ADAM + Eliz.; PETER II + Ann(a)
ADAM + Eliz.; PETER I + Barbara Stacher