Family:Widney, Charles (1763-1844)

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Charles1 Widney, son of James and Mary (Wilson) Whitney, was born 1 Nov 1763, Ireland, and died 13 Mar 1844, Franklin Co., PA.

He married, Jul 1793, PA, Mary Dolly Henderson, daughter of Samuel and Mary (-----) Henderson. She was born 7 Jun 1775, Cumberland Co., PA, and died 28 Jan 1858, Concord, PA.

He is listed as Charles "Wooney", farmer, age 55, on an 1828 tax list of Fannett Township, Franklin Co., PA.[1] Either the age is wrong, or he was born in 1773, not 1763.

Franklin County, PA, Will Book C, p 629. Letters of Administration were issued to the estate of Robert Elder to William Gamble and John Blair, 21 Jan 1823. Sureties: John Alexander and Charles Widney.[2]

"113. An act allowing compensation to Charles Widney, James Widney, James Adams and John Harman, for their services as commissioners for completing certain public roads."[3]

In 1837, he was one of the pioneers of Concord, DeKalb Co., IN.[4]

Children of Charles1 and Mary Dolly (Henderson) Widney:

i. John2 Widney, b. 3 May 1794, d. Apr 1825 [sic], Piqua, Miami Co., OH, m. 1826 [sic], Caroline Broderick. Children, if any, unknown.
ii. Samuel Widney, b. 29 Jul 1796, Franklin Co., PA, d. ca. 1855, DeKalb Co., IN, m. 22 May 1822, Joanna Brearley.
iii. Mary Widney, b. 28 Oct 1800, d. 30 Oct 1887, m. 22 May 1822, Franklin Co., PA, Thomas M. McKim.
iv. Sarah Widney, b. 3 Jul 1803, d. 1870, m. John M. McIntyre.
v. Charles Wilson Widney, b. 11 Nov 1805, d. 28 Sep 1878, Baton Rouge, LA, m. 13 Aug 1831, Cumberland Co., PA, Mary Alexander Gilson.
vi. James Henderson Widney, b. 27 Apr 1808, d. 1889, m. Ann E. Tydings.
vii. Wilson Widney, b. 27 May 1810, Franklin Co., PA, d. 4 Aug 1845, DeKalb Co., IN.
viii. Alexander Erwin Widney, b. 29 Aug 1812, d. 18 Dec 1883, Woodhull, Henry Co., IL, m. 2 Feb 1837, Path Valley, PA, Margaret Hammond.
ix. Ann Elizabeth Widney, b. 10 Oct 1814, Franklin Co., PA, d. 1896, Evanston, IL, m. Apr 1839, John Bamborough.
x. Johnston Widney, b. 13 Oct 1818, PA, d. 7 Jan 1877, Concord, PA, m. 5 Dec 1839, Franklin Co., PA, Molly Mary Skinner.

Census

269 269 Mary Widney 75 F - [Penna.] Susan Wagoner 60 F - [Penna.] John McElise 35 M - Laborer [Penna.] Idiot Noah Stephenson 15 M - [Penna.] Attended school

1464 1433 Johnston Widney 42 M - Farmer $4000 $1200 Penn. Mary " 37 F - " Chas. W. Widney 20 M - farm hand " Attended school Nancy M. " 18 F - " Attended school Mary " 16 F - " Attended school Ann E. " 15 F - " Attended school Marth. " 13 F - " Attended school Cath. " 11 F - " Attended school Stephen " 9 M - " Attended school David " 7 M - " Attended school Ellen J. " 4 F - " Wm. " 3/12 M - " Sarah McEntyre 57 F - " John " 35 M - farm hand " Illiterate, Insane

Sarah McEntyre was his daughter.

282 280 Wodney, Johnston 52 M W Farmer $4500 $2525 Penna. Male citizen over 21 -----, Molly 47 F W Keeping house Penna. -----, Mary 26 F W At home Penna. -----, Catharine 19 F W " Penna. Married in Apr -----, Stephen 18 M W Works on farm Penna. -----, David 15 M W " " Penna. Attended school -----, Ellen 12 F W At home Penna. Attended school -----, William 10 M W " Penna. Attended school -----, Samuel 8 M W " Penna. Attended school -----, Daniel 6 M W " Penna. Weidner, Minnie 3 F W " Penna. McIntire, Sarah 67 F W Retired $200 $300 Penna.

Sarah McIntire was his daughter.

References

  • Census records

1.^  Tax List: 1828 Listing: Fannett Township, Franklin Co, PA.

2.^  PAFRANKL-L Archives.

3.^  Title of Acts Passed by the Legislature of Pennsylvania at the session of 1822-23.

4.^  History of DeKalb Co., Indiana, With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Old Families, Illustrated (Indianapolis, B. F. Bowen & Co., Inc., 1914), p. 152.


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