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Subject: Re: Pickle Gifford of NJ to Stout's, Adams Co., OH - sons' lines
Date: 1 Jul 2002 16:37:05 -0600
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This is very useful to me as Sarah's sister, Nancy, was my gg grandmother. She married Wm. M. Rogers, Wm. Rogers' son, Sarah's brother. There was a strain of red hair in the family which has been narrowed down to the Rogers-Montgomery line. I suspected it came from Margaret or Samuel, so this is good to know.
Regarding Margaret being from Ireland and that they were married there. Nancy and two of her living siblings indicated in the 1880 census (the first time such a question was asked on a census about birth places of parents) that Margaret was born in PA. I have wondered about this as well because someone put out they were married about 1791, a child was born in 1794 - either at sea or in Washington Co., PA, and that the second child was born in 1799 in England. Also the date given for the second daughter's last child would have her having the child about 46-47 years of age. It seems that Sarah and Elenor's dates should be reversed. After 1799 all the children are born in the usual two year increments and seem to be born in OH.
I have tried to locate Samuel in Washington County, PA earlier than most persons are saying he was there. I did find a Samuel Montgomery with a young adult female (probably wife) in the 1790 U.S. Washington Co., PA census. That is all.
I am also trying to find out if Samuel might have had anything to do with the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 which took place in that area, involving many Scots-Irish farmers who were distilling their grain in large volume rather than selling it and Alex. Hamilton attempted to tax them on it against which they rebelled. I have found several Stout, OH. farmers' surnames among these Western PA farmers who took part. Shortly afterward, they seem to leave the area. Some to KY then across the OH to Stout's. I had long wondered why Samuel, if he was fresh from Ireland, would have risked his family in this land where Shawnee fighting was barely over (same with Stout, whose children were kidnapped at one point). By 1804 there were 4 distilleries in Stout, OH. Perhaps it had to do with the freedom to operate their distilleries. Thank you again.