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William John McCall, second son of Samuel McCall, early settler of Butler County, Pennsylvania. William John McCall was born on December 3, 1797. He must have been brought to Butler County as a very young child. Only a few white children were born in Butler County prior to 1800. The area was opened for settlement in 1796, although there were a few families already settled there prior to 1796 who had taken the chance that the indians would not molest them. Those settlers who did take up a claim in the wilderness, did not bring their wives and small children until they had established some kind of a home and cleared an area to plant. We know that William's father, Samuel, and possibly his family were already living in Butler in 1803, as we find him listed on the tax list of that year. Where was William John born? Maybe in Westmoreland County or possibly Washington County. A David McCall lived in Plum Township at this time, among other families who also moved into Butler County. They were the McCandless and McJunkin families of Westmoreland County.
William John McCall married Jane Wasson, daughter of William Wasson and Jane (Jean) McDowell, of the town of Isle, which was located a short distance from the McCall homestead. (This area is now covered with waters of Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park.) William's nickname was "Little Billy". He was 20 years old when he married Jane Wasson on April 30, 1818. Their first child arrived on April 5, 1818. A story has been related by one of Little Billy's descendants that he had been married to another before he married Jane Wasson and had fathered two or three children. If this is a fact, he would have been very young. There is no proven evidence of this story, but if this has been told by word of mouth down through the generations, it must be given some credence.
William John McCall took claim to 432 acres of land about eight miles from that of his father, in what would later become Clay Township, Butler County. It was then in the Township of Centre. According to the many records of "land deals" in the County Court House, our William John must have been a land speculator. He bought and sold land in many parts of Clay and Concord Townships and it is told that he held thousands of acres by lease, although farming must have been his principal occupation. Part of his original grant was later to become the town of Euclid, where there was a coal mine, lumber company and grain mill. Later still, the main line of the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad bisected his farm from east to west. The railroad at that time was called the Shenango Allegheny Railroad. Eventually William John broke up his farm into sections for his two oldest sons, William Wasson McCall and Samuel Robison McCall. He also sold several small pieces to his neighbors.
Nine children were born to William John McCall and Jane Wasson. The youngest, Jemima, was born in 1843. We know that Jane Wasson died in May of 1850. She must have had a lingering illness, as William John had to have a girl to take care of her and the small children. William John married this girl shortly after the death of Jane Wasson. She was Jane Brannan Currie, young widow of Francis Currie. Jane was 26 years old ...younger than some of William John's children...he was 53. Jane Brandon Currie had her own two children with her at this time, they were
William Brannan Currie, about 4 years old, and Margaret Ann Currie.
This marriage did not "go" well with William John's older children and must have caused a split in the family that has never healed to this date. His oldest son, William Wasson McCall, soon sold his portion of the family farm to the Stoner family and moved farther south in Centre Township. He did not live there very long and moved south again to Clinton Township, where most of his descendants still live. The next son, Samuel Robison McCall gave his portion of the farm to his younger brother, John McCall and his young wife Margaret Jane Prior. Samuel Robison McCall took his wife, Martha McCandless, sister of the wife of his brother (William Wasson McCall), and their young family and moved West. The family later moved to Rural Dale, Grundy County, Missouri.
John and Andrew found living with or near their new step-mother intolerable. John sold his portion of the farm left to him by his brother Samuel and went west to the Ohio country. His younger brother, Andrew, packed a few articles and ran away from home to follow his brother to Ohio. Only Jemima, a little girl was left at home with her father and step-mother.
William John McCall's second family began arriving soon after his marriage to Jane Brannan Currie. A son, Thomas Reed McCall was born in 1852, followed by four daughters, the last born in 1859 when William John was 62 years old.

William John McCall married Jane Wasson on the 30th day of April 1818. After the death of Jane Wasson in 1850, William John married a very young girl named Jane Brannan Currie who had been caring for his ailing wife. She was the widow of Francis Currie and was about 26 years of age. William John had three children older than she, and he was 53 years of age. We have a story passed down, that William John's two young sons, still at home at the time of their Father's second marriage, were very discontented and ran away from home. They were John and Andrew. John left first and resided in Ohio. Andrew left soon after and followed his brother. We are told that they never saw their father again. The descendants of both are all located in southern Ohio.

It has been reported that William John was married three times, the first being to a girl from Middlesex Township, and that he fathered seventeen children altogether. We have no record of this marriage or the children born. He married Jane Wasson who was from the village of Isle when he was just 20 years old, so he must have been very young at the time of the first marriage.

MCCALL, William John (I306)
Frances Sloan affidavit:
Bedford County, Parsonly appeared before me, the subscriber, one of the Justices of the Peace in and for said County, Frances Slone and being duly sworn according to law on her solom oath deposeth and saith that she, the deponant, was the reputed step-daughter-in-law of John Wason, decest, late of Cumberland County now of Franklin County, then of Antrim now of Peters, and was well acquent with the famely of the said John Wason, and she, this deponant, saith that to the best of her knowledge and she believeth the said John Wason left issue but three children, viz. Thomas, James and Elizabeth, said Elizabeth has since intermarried with Joseph Hartley.
Sworn and subscribed January 1, 1801, before me Abednego Stephen.
Francis Sloan.
A true copy taken from the original the 13th day of Aprill, 1812.
John Findlay. 
NESBIT, Frances (I591)
From: 1909 History of Butler County, pg. 611 - Josiah McCall married Miss Mary Ann Snyder, daughter of Conrad Snyder and Nancy McCandless Snyder of Brady Township. They had three children. Josiah P. McCall was a trustee of Muddy Creek Church, Butler County, Pennsyvlania.

From: The Butler Eagle - Sept. 15, 1874 - Joseph P. McCall to Miss Mary Ann Snyder, both of Butler County, Pennsylvania.

Josiah P. and Mary A. Snyder McCall are buried in the Muddy Creek U.P. Church Cemetery, Butler County, Pennsylvania. 
MCCALL, Josiah Porter (I525)
William Oates, Sr., born 1734 in Ireland or Pennsylvania, settled in Lincoln County, North Carolina. He was the son of John and Fanny Reed Oates of Peters Township. William Oates died Oct. 12, 1818. When they first moved to Cleveland County, North Carolina about 1777 he was employed by John Sloan in connection with his business. 
OATES, William Sr. (I590)
William Sloan settled in the Conococheague section of then Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The time of his death is not known, but was before 1850, possibly several years earlier. He held no title to the land on which he lived as this was still Indian land. In 1750 we have evidence that his widow had married a second time to John Wasson and that John Wasson had received all and singular and personal estate of William Sloan. Settlement of his estate was not made until 1762, after his widow had returned from captivity with the Indians. The Sloans were in the Conococheague early as a letter to the Pennsylvania Gazette written from Shippensburg in 1733 says "John Sloan and Dan McGee were in town today."

John Wasson bought the plantation, which had been warranted to James Glenn in December 1743, from James Glenn in January, 1750. This is where he lived with Ann Means Sloan, and possibly where William Sloan resided before his death.

The relationship between William Sloan, Ann Means and John Wasson is definitely established in the Frances Nesbit Sloan affadivit, which is a part of the Franklin Coutny Records, in which she says she is the step-daughter-in-law of John Wasson.

Orphan's Court, Cumberland County, Docket 1, page 94:

William Sloan's part of his father's estate 12 14 0
Expenses allowed sd Sloan from John Wason estate l 0 0
Sloan's part of John Sloan's estate 14 8 0
Total to the sd William Sloan 28 8 0

Robert Sloan's part of his father's estate 11 8 0
Sd. Sloan's part of John Sloan's estate 7 4 0
Total to the sd Robert Sloan l8 12 0

Jane Sloan's part of her father's estate 11 8 0
Said Sloan's part of John Sloan's estate 7 4 0
Total to the sd Jane Sloan 18 12 0

We, the subscribers, being chosen to settle the estate of William Sloan deceased, do find due to the heirs of said Sloan the sum of Sixty five pounds six shillings. Unto each person the sum set down to their names to be paid out of the estate of John Wason deceased. We find said Sloan dec'd possessed of no real estate and sd Wason received all and singular the personal estate of sd. Sloan dec'd. This settlement as made by consent of all parties this 26th of May 1762.
We pray the Orphans Court to confirm this above judgment.
William Allison
John Holliday
Wilm. Maxwell
James Potter

At an Orphans Court held at Shippensburg, for the county of Cumberland, the eighth day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-Three, before John Byers and Francis Campbell and John McDowl, Esqrs., Justices, etc., for said County, upon reading the petition of Ann Wason and William Sloan Adms. of John Wason, late of Peters Township, in the County of Cumberland deceased, to the Court setting forth that the said John Wason lately died intestate, seized and possessed of a certain plantation and tract of land situate and being in Peters Township, in the said County, containing about four hundred and fifty acres of land more or less, that the deceased was at the time of his death indebted to the children of William Sloan, deceased, and to sundry other persons, the whole of which sums amounted to fifty pounds or upwards, and was already come to the said administrators knowledge that the said deceased personal estate is already disposed of and applied to the payment of other debts, and praying the Court to enable the petitioners by an order of the court to make sale of the real estate of the said deceased to pay off and discharge the said debts. According to the Act of the Assembly of this province in such case made and provided the Court order and adjudge that the petitioners make sale of the plantation and tract of land aforesaid on Tuesday the third day of May next. That notice of the said sale be given according to the Act of the Assembly aforesaid, and that the said administrators make report of their proceedings to the next Orphans Court.
I do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the original record remaining in the Proth'y. office in Carlisle as witness my hand and seal in the County aforesaid, March 10, 1763.
Herman Alrichs 
SLOAN, William (I584)
6 William B. Porter resided in Sharpsville, PA. William served in WWI, Pvt. Inf., Amb. 28 St. PORTER, William B. (I650)
7 "Died young." MAYER, Priska (I1568)
8 "Immediate Cause of Death: Pernicious Vomiting of Pregnancy" JOHN, Clara Regina (I32)
9 "[He] took over his father's house and farm in Dittishausen. He had a very hard life. In World War I he lost a leg above the knee from a Sarkom {infection? - HM Probably more likely a bone cancer - RM}.  BENZ, Franz Anton (I1594)
10 (No record of all their children until the 1850 Census gives names. Older children not known.)

Registration of Death, Butler Co., PA, 1853
Full name of deceased: John McCall
Color: white
Sex: Male
Age: 57
Name of father of deceased: Samuel McCall
Name of mother of deceased: Elsey (formerly Davis) McCall
Occupation: farmer
Place of Birth: Butler co., PA
Wife of deceased: Jane
Death date: 5 Oct. 1853
Place of Death: Center Township
Date of birth and date of death: 5th October 1853
Cause of death: by the fall of a tree
Name of place, town or township and county in which the person died: Center Twp., Butler Co., PA
Name and location of burial ground in which interred: Concord Presbyterian burying ground.
Name of person returning certificate: John Sutton
Residence of such person: Center Twp.
Date of certificate: 25th Nov. 1853
Date of registration: 25th Nov. 1853
Signature of register or his deputy: James T. McJunkin, Reg.

John Edward McCall and Nancy Jane Stewart McCall lived in Concord Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, and are buried in the Concord United Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 625 Hooker Road, West Sunbury, Pennsylvania 16061 (no headstones) 
MCCALL, John Edward (I321)
11 -There are two "Zion Lutheran" churches in the Columbus area, and neither seems to have ever been near Mound & 3d. Trinity Lutheran, however, is at Fulton & 3d. Was Trinity ever called Zion? Was one of the Zions using Trinity's builidng in 1948?

-Emailed Trinity Lutheran with history questions.
Mr. Mueller,

The Zion Lutheran Church that you are searching for has moved from Mound and Third St. They are now located on South High Street and their contact information is:

Address: 766 South High Street Columbus, OH 43206

Phone: 614-444-3456


I called and spoke briefly with Vicki, their secretary. She stated that they
have some records on Magdalena (baptism and confirmation) but no death records.
I would recommend contacting Zion directly and they should be able to assist you.

Hope this helps.

Christopher Dent
Administrative Assistant
TrinityEvangelical Lutheran Church
404 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 224-6818

This information is from 2007.  
SCHMIDT, Magdelena (I232)
12 1900 Census for Ridgway TWP Elk Co PA ED 42 Fitch extract shows that Caroline had 8 children/6 living. It lists son Ernest and Abbie, grandsons Ernest and Otis, and adopted daughter Maggie. I couldn't make that out before. It lists her birthplace as Pennsylvania, and parents as unknown.

It's not clear who her adopted mother is. Ernest and Otis are both listed as grandosns to Caroline (head of household), but Maggie is listed as adopted daughter, which technically makes her Caroline's daughter.  
FITCH, Maggie (I1236)
13 1900 US Census gives his DOB as Oct 1858. FULTON, William David (I269)
14 1910 Census shows Abbie's parents from Sweden; Abbie was born in Pennsylvania. ALLISION, Abbie (I278)
15 2018 01 13 - Updated name and other information from Manuela Hess Family Tree. SCHRÖN, Katharina Margarethe Rebecca (I989)
16 8 Feb 2014: Located apparent marriage date for George and Elizabeth (27 Dec 1952) and birth date for Elizabeth (27 Aug 1930). She apparently remarried after his death, to Alvin F. Diliberto on 20 Sep 1958. I've contacted the source and am awaiting confirmation. This source spells her middle name "Anne." BALDINGER, George Pratt (I169)
17 A post at my blog discussing JC Mueller and explaining more of what I know. MUELLER, John Charles (I21)
18 Find-A-Grave Memorial MUELLER, Leo Oswald (I24)
19 Find A Grave DAVIS, Cheryl Lynn (I1762)
20 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I18)
21 6 Jan 2018: A blog post discussing the information I have for Michael Singleback. SINGLEBACK, Michael (I276)
22 A blog post summarizing what I know about Carl Diefenbach. DIEFENBACH, Carl Joseph (I231)
23 A blog post discussing what I know about George Singleback and what I'd like to learn. SINGLEBACK, George Walter Sr (I273)
24 Aaron McCall was a farmer in Grundy County, Missouri near Franklin. In 1900 he had 20 acres and a cow. MCCALL, Aaron (I404)
25 According to "Early Years In The United States: New York", there was little information about J. C. Mueller and Louise Schirmer and their life or years in the State of New York other than family legend.

However, once I located J. C. Mueller's immigration information placing him in New Hampshire in 1869 and naturalizing in New York City in 1873, I noted his naturalization paperwork placed him in Coxsackie as a farmer. So while the evidence that we have is circumstantial, it's more likely than not that the family legend is mostly correct.  
Family F9
26 According to the 1860 Census of Butler Co., Franklin Twp., Prospect, PA, Louise (Louisa) McCall age 42, was living in the household of her brother, Allen and his wife Martha (Turk) McCall, her occupation given as "serving."

From: 1870 Census of Butler County, Clay Twp., Pennsylvania, Louisa McCall, age 57, living with the family of Simon and Lois (Sutton) Painter of Clay Twp., Butler Twp., PA. Lois (Sutton) Painter was her niece. 
MCCALL, Louise (I320)
27 According to the 1870 Census of Butler Co., Franklin Twp., PA, Mary McCall, age 10, lived with the family of Thomas Brannan, her grandfather.

Mary McCall Porter lived in Sharpsville, Mercer County, PA. She is buried in Riverside Cemetery.

All lived in Sharpsville except George who lived in Sharon. Homestead was on Main St. in Sharpsville, PA. 
MCCALL, Mary (I346)
28 According to the 1900 Census of Butler Co., Clay Twp., PA, Sarah Jane McCall resided with her sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Samuel Sutton.

Sarah Jane McCall died Dec. 5, 1901 at the farm of Samuel Sutton which joined the William McCall farm to the north. 
MCCALL, Sarah Jane (I324)
29 According to the Exponent-Telegram article, they had seven children, and Levi served in the Union Army. RIDGEWAY, Nancy (I888)
30 According to the chart, they "were united in matrimony at Bear Creek, Ohio on the 28th day of December 1871, the ceremony being performed by John Hilt in the presence of A. B. McCall & others." 
Family F24
31 According to the directory, Gangewer Alley ran from Main south, between Scioto and Canal. GARRISON, Charles Emory (I257)
32 Actual date unknown. Set to 31 Dec for proper sorting. WILD, Sophia (I1218)
33 Ada D. McCall, child of Jemima McCall, was baptised Sept. 21, 1866, Clinton U.P. Church, by Rev. W. R. Hutchinson.
Adaline McCall died of smallpox. 
MCCALL, Adaline (Adda) (I463)
34 AF entry shows her name as "Veronica." DURST, Verona (I1225)
35 After William Davis' death, we don't know the further history of Ann except that a woman over 45 years of age was living with Prudence Scott in Washington Township, Westmoreland County, in 1810. It is likely that Ann came to live with her widowed daughter. GOOD, Ann (I617)
36 Albert C. Porter resided in Sharpsville, PA. PORTER, Albert O. (I651)
37 Albert Mercer had a son by a previous marriage, Murl Mercer, b. 1895.

After the death of Fannie Esta McCall, Albert Mercer and his children are shown on the Ohio 1910 Census Miracode, living with his sister Mary and brother-in-law Frank Cox in Scioto County, Ohio. 
MERCER, Albert (I457)
38 Alice Elizabeth McCall Schellenger raised Jessie McCall, daughter of her younger brother, Clarence McCall. MCCALL, Alice Elizabeth (I443)
39 Allen McCall was the son of Samuel McCall, Jr. and Elizabeth Martin McCall. Jemima McCall and Allen McCall were first cousins, their common ancestors were Samuel McCall and Else Davis.
The 1850 Census gives Allen McCall, 9 years old, born 1841. Allen's death certificate gives his birth June 13, 1840, and his headstone reads June 14, 1842 ?

Allen McCall and Eva Elizabeth Ackerman Myers were married July 14, 1865 in Philadelphia, PA by Adrin Wallace. Allen McCall lived in Philadelphia for 13 years, then returned to Franklin Twp. and Prospect, Butler County, PA. According to the records of Butler County, Allen McCall had three adopted daughters.

Allen McCall served twice in the Civil War: 16th Ohio Infantry at Nankin, Ohio, Co. K. 56 Regt. PA Infantry,
9/17/186l - 7/1/1865

Source: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio (OHRoster) Published in 1886:
Allen McCall
Service Record:
Enlisted as a Private on 23 April 1861 at the age of l8
Enlisted in "Company B, 16th Infantry Regiment Ohio" on 27 April 1861
Mustered out on 18 August 1861 in Columbus, OH

Source: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865. (PARoster) Published in 1870
Allen McCall
05 November 1849 Born on 05 November 1849
Service Record:
Enlisted as a Sergeant on 30 March 1864
Enlisted in "Company K, 56th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania" on 30 March 1864
Promoted to Full Lieutenant 1st Class on 01 April 1865 (Not Mustered)
Promoted to Full Sergeant 1st Class on 17 May 1865
Mustered out on 01 July 1865 in Philadelphia, PA

Civil War Service Records:
McCall, Allen, Company: B, Unit: 16 Ohio Infantry, Rank Induction: Private, Rank Discharge: Private Allegiance: Union
McCall, Allen, Company: F, Unit: 9 Veteran Res. Corps., Rank Induction: Sergeant, Rank Discharge: Sergeant, Allegiance: 56 Pa. Inf. Union.
McCall, Allen, Company: K, Unit: 56 Pennsylvania Infantry, Rank Induction: Private, Rank Discharge: Sergeant, Allegiance: V R C Union.

Allen McCall and Eva E. McCall are buried in Presbyterian Church Cemetery of Prospect. Eva died of Motor Atexis.
Inscription on grave monument - Presbyterian Church of Prospect Cemetery:
Allen McCall Eva E. McCall
June 14, 1842 - Nov. 20, 1919 Nov. 5, 1849 - Oct. 27, 1906
Co. K, 56 Regt. PA Vet. Vol.

From: Butler Citizen, June 24, 1915, page one
Biographical Sketches of Men You Know Who Fought For the Flag in l861-'65
Allen McCall was born in Franklin township on the farm now owned by L. B. Snyder, June 15, 1841. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel McCall and seven children, four boys and three girls. Three boys, Allen, Robert, and Samuel enlisted in defense of the flag. As a farmer's boy, Allen received his common school education at the Island school, where he was taught spelling, reading, arithmetic and obedience. Sarah Henry, Margaret Brannan, and Mr. Streator were among his best teachers. At the age of 20 Allen went to Ashland county, Ohio and worked on a farm. After Fort Sumter had been fired on and the call for volunteers was made, Allen was among the first to enlist. On April 23, 1861, he joined Company B, 16th regiment, O.V., under the command of Colonel Irvin.
This command crossed the Ohio river at Bellaire and was the first to cross the Ohio river to invade the sacred soil of the South. The regiment was put in Gen. A. P. Hill's command and participated in the West Virginia campaign. Allen was in the battles of Philippi, Cheat mountain and Veverly. He saw the first rebel wounded at Philippi and saw the surgeon amputate his leg.
The time of the enlistment having expired, Company B was discharged at Oakland, Md., in hearing of the boom of cannon at the battle of Bull Run. Private McCall went home to Franklin township to see his mother who had been anxious about her boy. Mr. McCall felt as if the government needed more men, and he reenlisted in Co. K, 56 regiment, P.V. under Col. Meredith, whose command became part of the Army of the Potomac. Allen well remembers seeing Generals Scott and McClelland at Arlington where they reviewed the troops. General Scott was very feeble.
The regiment was sent to Aquila creek and helped to repair the railroad to Fredericksburg. The regiment was put in the first army corps under General McDowell and was with General Pope at Cedar mountain, Rappahannock station, Sulphur Springs, Gainsville, Groveton, Second Bull Run and Chantily. After the first battle of Bull Run, affairs seemed favorable for the South, and Allen's old commander, Gen. A. P. Hill deserted the Union cause and joined the Confederacy. Allen's corps now fought under General McClelland at South mountain, Antietam, Uniontown and Upperville.
At Upperville, General "Jeb" Stuart was nearly captured, having to retreat so hastily that he was compelled to leave a good breakfast, and Private McCall ate it, but never saw Stuart again to thank him for it. The 56th regiment was sent from Warrenton to join Burnsides in the battle of Fredericksburg, where the boys were defeated.
Chancellorsville was the next important battle in which the 56th did noble work and helped get Hooker out of his difficulties. Lee now undertook the invasion of the North and General Meade was placed in command of the Army of the Potomac, and the battle of Gettysburg was soon fought.
Allen's regiment was the first to fire a gun in defeat of the soil of Pennsylvania. His company spent the winter of 1863-64 at Mine Run, Va. In the spring of 1864, Grant took command, and Private McCall kept up his record as a soldier at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. By degrees the army under Grant reached the front of Petersburg in June, 1864, and besieged that place for nine long weary months. Allen says that it was fight all day and dig all night.
Mr. McCall was in the battles of Five Forks and Sailor's Crek and participated in the activities up to the time of Lee's surrender at Appomattox April 9, 1865. Allen was and is blessed with a good memory and can tell many interesting stories, facts, and funny as well as sad incidents that came under his observation. He was present at the grand review at Washington, and will never forget the brilliant and inspiring sight. One streamer across Pennsylvania avenue read "Welcome! Welcome! Brave Boys, the nation can never pay you for what you have done." Private McCall was discharged from the service at Philadelphia where he lived several years. He and his wife came to his native Franklin township where he engaged in farming, teaming and threshing.
Mr. McCall is now an honored and respected citizen of Prospect, where he has held the important positions of constable, supervisor, health officer, and judge of election. At present he is a clerk in Scott and McCullough's hardware store. Mr. McCall has always been interested in the public schools and other public concerns. He voted for Lincoln while in the trenches in 1864 and has been a Republican in politics ever since. He is a leading member of Randolph Post G.A.R. His life has been a busy one. 
MCCALL, Allen (I365)
40 Also "Tulley." TULLY, Ruth (I1524)
41 Also Äppelmann EPPELMANN, Maria Magdalena (I940)
42 Also Keibel KAIBEL, Charlotte Sophie (I950)
43 Also listed in the census for this family:

-Julia A Porter, 19, Teaches school, Pennsylvania. Listed after William Wasson.
-Lucinda Wasson, 33, Seamstress, Pennsylvania. Listed after 1-year-old Eva.
-Ursula L Wasson, 14, attends school, Pennsylvania. Listed after Lucinda.

It's not at all clear how these three women relate to the rest of the Wassons. It's not unreasonable to assume that Julia is William's wife, and Lucinda is Nathaniel's sister (with Ursula being Lucinda's daughter). But I have nothing to back up those assumptions at this point. 
WASSON, Nathaniel M (I1541)
44 Also living in the household in 1850: Mary Ann McCandless b. May 18, 1810, d. Dec. 23, 1865.

Note: 1850 Mortality Census, Centre Twp., Butler Co., p.333 or 335, has Samuel McCall, aged 46, married, Born in PA, Died in March, Occ: Farmer, Cause: Inflamed lungs, ill for 6 days.

Samuel McCall, Jr., and Elizabeth Martin McCall are buried in Muddy Creek U.P. Church Cemetery. They have an obviously new headstone.

Note: See Allen McCall's Biographical 1 of Butler Citizen, June 24, 1915 - Allen states that his father, Samuel McCall, Jr. had seven children, 4 boys and 3 girls...our records show six children, 3 boys and 3 girls. 
MCCALL, Samuel Jr. (I314)
45 Also living with the family were adopted daughter Ethel Gray, (b abt 1902), and boarder Lewis Brookover (b abt 1883). Wasson's next-door neighbors are named Brookover; unknown how/if Lewis is related to that family. WASSON, David L (I1535)
46 Amy Sarepta McCall, daughter of William Wasson and Amy McCandless McCall, was baptised Sept.27, 1866 in Clinton U.P. Church by Rev. W. R. Hutchinson. MCCALL, Amy Sarepta (I378)
47 Anabel Thompson is mentioned in the will of Jane Wasson, her grandmother. THOMPSON, Anabel (I546)
48 Anable Wasson is mentioned in the will of Jane Wasson, her mother. WASSON, Anable (I337)
49 Angelina McCall Scott's family lived in West Virginia. MCCALL, Angelina (I506)
50 Ann Means Sloan Wasson had a first marriage to William Sloan. Their children were William Sloan d. 1804, John Sloan, Robert Sloan, d. Mar. 4, 1816, and Jane Sloan b. Oct. 9, 1744, d. Jan. 6, 1819.
The relationship between William Sloan, Ann Means and John Wason is definitely established in the Frances Nesbit Sloan affadavit, which is a part of the Franklin County Records, in which she says she is the step-daughter-in-law of John Wason.
Ann Means Sloan Wasson is buried in Mercersburg, Franklin County, PA.

Rev. John Steel's fortified church was about two and one half miles from Ft. McDowell and its situation was such that the Indians are not known to have ever made a serious attempt to take it. It was easier to approach Ft. McDowell unobserved. The statement sometimes made that the Indians burned Rev. Steele's church certainly does not refer to the church at Church Hill. A disaster of such magnitude would be spoken of in the many letters about Indian attacks.

Little intimate information about this post in the French war is given except James McCullough's note about beginning "ye fort at ye church."

One outrage told of in the histories, the killing of John Wasson, occurred in the country tributary to Steele's Fort. Wasson's place was the Rockdale farm, long owned by the Keefer's later by the Kennedys and now the property of the Baker quarry interests.

Walter R. Sloane of McConnellsburg after a careful study of the records has produced an unusually valuable paper on the history of the Wassons. Through the courtesy of Mr. Sloane we print the result of his work.

by Walter R. Sloane
The story of Ann Wasson is not one of youth and romance as had been portrayed of other indian captives, but that of suffering and privation. The story of a noble pioneer woman who was willing to risk all that this country should be developed for her children.

In the spring of 1756 we find Ann Wasson living with her second husband, John Wasson, and seven children---John, William, Robert and Jane Sloan, issue with her first husband, William Sloan, and Thomas, James and Elizabeth Wasson, issue with her second husband, John Wasson---on a plantation of 450 acres in Peters Township, Cumberland (now Franklin) County.

The times were exceedingly dangerous. Since Braddock's defeat the previous fall the Indians had been terrorizing this whole, section. Many settlers had lost their lives and many been captured. Rev. John Steele's meeting house had been turned into a fort, which was a place of refuge for the women and children of the neighborhood, as well as a stronghold when attacked by the Indians. On April 5, 1756, Fort McCord, just a few miles away, had fallen with the loss of many lives.

Seed time was at hand. John Wasson was busy tilling his land. On May 26, 1756, Ann Wasson leaving her seven children at Fort Steele, had gone to their plantation, risking her life that she may be at the side of her husband.

Without warning they were attacked by the Indians. John Wasson was horribly mangled and scalped. Ann Wasson was taken captive.

We find this account in the "Pennsylvania Gazette," page 108, 1756:
"On Wednesday 26th May, 1756, they (the Indians) came to the plantation of John Wasson in Peters Township, Cumberland County, whom they killed and mangled in so horrid and cruel manner, that a regard to decency forbids describing it, and afterwards burned his house and carried off his wife. A party of Steeles and Peters men went out after the enemy, but to no purpose."

The authorities were notified. John Potter, the first sheriff of Cumberland County, took charge. The question arose as to what should be done with the children. The older ones---young lads,nearly grown---told of an uncle, a brother of their mothers, who lived near Newtown, Bucks County. It was decided that the children should go to him. A notice was written:

Mr. Robert Means
These are to certify to you your brother John Wasson last Wednesday was barbarously killed by the indians and his wife carried captive and as the time is so exceeding dangerous in these parts and no relatives of the orphans here to take care of them the children desires to go to you and all things considered it appears to us most advisable and with them we send you an account of his estate as it is now situate his crops in the ground the young lads can tell you best. His debts appears to be near fifty pound and if you incline to administer send word or come up with the young lads yourself, you being the nighest relation. This 29th of May, 1756.

John Potter
Will Maxwell,
Hez Alexander,
Wm. Dunwody,
Moses Thomson.

Just where Ann Wasson spent her captivity is not known. She was held captive for three and one-half years. On November 27, 1759, a pass was granted to Teedyuscung, a famous Delaware King, at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to conduct four white captives, two women and two boys, to Philadelphia, to deliver to the governor. Ann Wasson is identified as one of these captives:

Page 692, Vol.3, First Series, "Pennsylvania Archives":
"Timothy Horsfield's Pass to Teddyuscung, l159.
Northampton, SS.
(L.S.) These are to request all his Majesty's liege people to suffer the bearer, King Teedyuscung & Daniel, with seven other indians, men and women, having with them four white captives, Viz, two women & 2 boys, to pass unmolested to Philada., their business being to deliver the said captives to his honour the Governor. Given under my hand & seal at Bethlehem, the 27th
Nov. 1759.
Timo. Horsfield."

In December 1, 1759, Ann Wasson was delivered by Teedyuscung to James Hamilton, Lieutenant Governor of the province of Pennsylvania. The official record of this delivery is found in an original manuscript, the property of the State of Pennsylvania, in the State Library at Harrisburg, which reads

Memorandum of Ann Wasson.
She was taken in the year 1756 in the begining of May at Caghnehscheeky in Cumberland County her husband John Wasson was then killed and scalped. She left seven children about two miles off, and she hopes they are alive some where. She is unable to support herself. She has two brothers some where in Chester or Bucks County.

Memorandum of Maria Wagoner
She was taken in the year 1757 in September and her husband was then killed and scalped his name was Conrad Wagoner they lived on Scarboro in Lancaster County she has no child.

Peter Newfang a lad of about 11 or 12 years of age was taken in the year 1756 in May on Scullkill on the other side the mountains his mother was then killed, he cant talk a word of German his father Balhaser Newfang is a private soldier in Battalion of Penna. Regiment.
Endorsed on the back of the above record is the following:
"Names of 4 prisoners delivered by Teedyuscung to the Govr. 1st Dec. 1759".
James Hamilton was just beginning his second term as Lieutenant Governor of the province of Pennsylvania when Teedyuscung delivered these four prisoners to him in Philadelphia. In fact he had not yet made his inaugural address. On December 4, 1759, he addresses Teedyuscung:

Page 6, Vol. 3, Fourth Series, "Pennsylvania Archives":
James Hamilton, Lieutenant Governor, to Teedyuscung, chief of the Delawares, December 4, 1759.
Brother: The sight of our flesh and blood, after a tedious captivity, gives us great pleasure, and I thank you for the return of the four prisoners, and expect you will continue to do your utmost that all be returned to us as soon as possible. (Gave a string of Wampum.)
Brother: You have acted a just part in bringing the six horses that have been stolen from the poor people on the borders by some of your unthinking young men.

The condition of the prisoners is described by Lieutenant Governor Hamilton as being "naked and destitute" in a message he sent to the assembly on December 7, 1759.

Page 12, Vol. 3, Fourth Series, "Pennsylvania Archives":
James Hamilton, Lieutenant Governor, to the Assembly, December 7, 1759.
There are two indian messengers in town from the Ohio, who, with Teedyuscung, to whom they were recommended to be conducted here, have been assisting in a council of indians held at Atsintsing, an indian town, situate on the Cayuga Branch of the Sasquehannah.

Teedyuscung having delivered to me four prisoners, two elderly women and two boys, who are quite naked and destitute, I recommend it to you to enable me to make some provision for them, and likewise to send these messengers away well pleased with their reception, being of opinion with Teedyuscung, that it will be of great service, at this time, to engage the friendship of the nation of whom they belong.

That some provision was made by the assembly for the four prisoners is found in the response to the Lieutenant Governor's message, by Isaac Norris,
Speaker of the House, on December 8, 1759.

Votes of Assembly, Vol. 5, December 8, 1759:
We have recommended the other parts of your Honour's message to the commissioners who will make a suitable provision for the prisoners now delivered, and also to take care that the messengers from the Ohio shall depart well satisfied with their reception.
Amongst us Signed by the Order of the House
December 8, 1759 Isaac Norris Speaker

Just when and where Ann Wasson was united with her children is not known. On April 22, 1762, letters of administration were issued at Carlisle on the estate of John Wasson, with Ann Wasson and William Sloan, her eldest son, as administrators.

In the settlement of this estate it was brought out that John Wasson "had received all and singular the personal estate of William Sloan" Ann Wasson's first husband. As this sum was now due the Sloan children, Willm. Allison, John Holiday, Willm. Maxwell and James Potter were asked to act as arbitrators. On May 26, 1762, they made settlement with the consent of all parties. This settlement was confirmed at an Orphan's Court held at Shippensburg on the 8th day of March, 1763.

In 1769 we find Ann Wasson worshiping God as a member of the congregation of Dr. John King at Mercersburg. Listed as members were William Oats, Jean Oats (daughter of Ann Means Sloan Wasson) and Mrs. Wasson.
The last mention of Mrs. Wasson was when Thomas Wasson (on behalf of himself, his mother, brother and sister) entered a caveat against the acceptance of a survey in Peters Township, Cumberland County (now Franklin) at the Land Office, Oct. 30, 1772. It is not known when she died or where she is buried.

In writing this story of Ann Wasson I have been impelled by a desire to present the facts as I found them. I could draw on my imagination and elaborate on her captivity of three and a half years among the Indians, and tell of hardships she undoubtedly passed through, but in so doing I could not give it for what I know to be the truth.

I could tell of Ann Wasson's children, ever pressing on to new frontiers, as well as of her father, John Means, of Newtown, Bucks County, but as this would be interesting only to those who are her descendants, I give this as the story of her life as History records it. 
MEANS, Ann (Nancy) (I579)
51 Ann Wasson is mentioned in the will of Jane Wasson, her mother-in-law.

Note: Ann appears as a widow, age 47, in 1850 census. After that she is no longer found in Pennsylvania. An Ann Wasson from Illinois left a will. This might be the same Ann. Her late husband was a Thomas Wasson from Butler Co., PA. Her will states children with the same names and ages as Thomas and Ann. Sons Charles and William were living in California at the time of Ann's will. 
DUFFY, Ann (I543)
52 At least one perosn on Ancestry shows the marriage date as 4 July 1908. The Angelfire site also gives 4 July 1908. Family F330
53 Benz letter: "died 1945 as French prisoner of war" BENZ, Johann (I1602)
54 Benz letter: "died at 18 of tuberculosis" BENZ, Agatha (I1598)
55 Benz letter: "died at birth" BENZ, Anton (I1600)
56 Benz letter: "died in a mine accident after World War II" SATLER, Georg (I1587)
57 Benz letter: "Died in World War II." SATLER, Leo (I1585)
58 Benz letter: "He was mayor of Seppenhofen for many years. [Priska] was Satler's second wife." SATLER, Heinrich (I1584)
59 Benz letter: "I was born on June 10, 1911. After the Abitur [secondary school], I studied veterinary medicine in Munich and became a veterinarian. After the war I began my practice in Löffingen. In 1943 I was married. My wife, Maria, was a teacher of German, History, and Earth science at the Gymnasium in Augsburg. We have four children. The oldest daughter died after almost 3 years of a vicious diphteria. Our son, Michael, is also a veterinarian, and will take over my practice. Our daughter, Margareta studied art history, and graduated [?] with a study of Paul Klee. She is married in Munich. There also is the youngest, Johannes. He is an engineer for Landespflege [landscape architect]." BENZ, Anton (I1610)
60 Benz letter: "lives in Buehl area" MAYER, Gertrud (I1576)
61 Benz letter: "lives in Goeschweiler" MAYER, Silvester (I1590)
62 Benz letter: "lives in Hockenheim" MAYER, Walburga (I1578)
63 Benz letter: "lives in parents' house, married, 3 children (1 boy, 2 girls)" BENZ, Franz (I1603)
64 Benz letter: "lives near Buehl (Baden)" MAYER, Elisabeth (I1573)
65 Benz letter: "lives near Loerrach" MAYER, Margret (I1577)
66 Benz letter: "married (Keller) in Raitenbuch. You have a letter [from Aunt Emilie, 1948] from [to] Mrs. Keller" SATLER, Agatha (I1588)
67 Benz letter: "Married (Schaefle) in Villingen" MAYER, Agatha (I1574)
68 Benz letter: "married (Schelb) in Lenzkirch" SATLER, Josefa (I1586)
69 Benz letter: "married in Dittishausen and has 2 girls" BENZ, Rosa (I1604)
70 Benz letter: "married in Unadingen and has 3 children (2 boys, 1 girl)" BENZ, Agatha (I1605)
71 Benz letter: "married, 8 children(7 boys, 2 girls)" sic BENZ, Anna (I1601)
72 Benz letter: "married, lives in Oberbraend" BENZ, Hildegard (I1607)
73 Birthplace: Caub [Kaub?], now Kaub/Rhein FABER, Gertraud Magdalena (I956)
74 Blanch McCall and Harry Hawk resided in New Brighton, PA. MCCALL, Blanch (I469)
75 Both the Köln and the Wittekind were interned then seized by the US during World War I. MUELLER, Ottilie Louise (I26)
76 Butler Sentinel, Sat. May 15, 1824 - Married - On Tuesday, The 11th, by the Rev. J. Coulter, Mr. Thomas Wason, of Centre Township, to Miss Anne Duffy, daughter of Mr. Charles Duffy, of Clearfield Township. Family F225
77 Calculated birth year from reported age in 1860 census. ???, Emma (I290)
78 Carr McCall enlisted for service in the Civil War at Lucasville, Ohio. He later moved with his father to Grundy County, Missouri and was a farmer near Trenton. He contracted malarial poisoning while in the service and was granted a pension.

Civil War Service Records:
McCall, Carl, Company: A, Unit: 39 Ohio Infantry, Rank Induction: Private, Rank Discharge: Corporal, Notes: McCall, Carr, Allegiance: Union. 
MCCALL, Carr Caldwell E. (I402)
79 Cause of death: Pulmonary abcesses LORING, Michael Bert (I77)
80 Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage.
The death certificate lists her as married, but Bert Hawthorne died in 1937.  
CRABTREE, Daisy Alice (I55)
81 Charles and William were living at Hare Orphan's Home at 2104 Tuller Ave, Columbus, and listed in the census as "inmates." GARRISON, Charles Wesley (I961)
82 Charles Wesley McCall and Tacy Jane Carter McCall are buried in Remby Cemetery. MCCALL, Charles Wesley (I451)
83 Cheryl's parents found her beaten to death on New Year's Day. Three years later, an ex-boyfriend was charged with her death based on him having pawned a ring that disappeared the night of her murder. After four years and three trials, John W. Butler was found guilty and sentenced to 39 years to life in prison for aggravated murder and aggravated robbery. DAVIS, Cheryl Lynn (I1762)
84 Clara Bartsch, SS#185-40-3041, Issued: PA, b. Jan. 14, 1881, d. July 1977, Res: Youngsville, Warren Co., PA 16371. MCCALL, Clara (I471)
85 Clarence Andrew McCall is buried in Rushtown Cemetery. After the death of Maggie Happeney McCall, Clarence went to Mansfield, Ohio to live near his daughter, Mary. There he married his third wife, Grace.

Clarence Andrew McCall, SS#275-16-2502. 
MCCALL, Clarence Andrew (I458)
86 Clyde McCall, b. Nov. 15, 1906, d. June 1987, Res: Spring Valley, Green Co., Ohio, 45370, , SS#275-05-4629. MCCALL, Clyde Dodds (I436)
87 Curtis D. Porter resided in Sharpsville, PA. PORTER, Curtis B. (I646)
88 Daniel Wasson was a private under Captains Robert Dickey and Walter McKinnie, 1781-82. A probable son of Thomas Wason.
"Penna. Arch. 5th Ser. Vol. 6, p.285,306."

From: Rootsweb queries, Posted by Karen Wasson on Feb. 22, 1999
WILL of DANIEL WASSON of Scrubgrass Twp., Venango Co., PA
Dated Mar. 19, 1838; Filed Dec. 11, 1843
In the name of God, Amen. I Daniel Wasson of Scrubgrass Township, Venango Co. Being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind, memory and understanding and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainity of the time thereof and to the end I may be the better prepared to leave this world whenever it shall please God to call me hence, do therefore make and declare this my last will and testament in the manner following: that is to say first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and my body I commit to the earth at the discretion of my executors herein after named. First to my wife, Esther Wasson, I give and bequeath two beds and bedding, two bedsteds, two tables, a corner cupboard together with the pots and dresser, furniture belonging to my house and her choice of the two cows and one heffer two years old or three out of the flock of ten sheep, also the use of the house I now live in and the lot around said house with two ? of bees so long as she see proper to live in said house and remains my widow and a common support for said cattle while she remains on said place and also twenty dollars a year to be paid on said place to her and also my son William Wasson is to pay to my wife Esther twenty dollars a year. The years in my house to be divided equally between her and my son James Wasson and she is to have what my worked flax is on this place---Second I give and bequeath to my son James Wasson the farm I now live on together with all the farming ? on the same and all the stock on the same except what has been before mentioned in this will. Third I give and bequeath to my son William Wasson the farm he now lives on in Butler Co., Parker Twn. (PA). Fourth to my son Daniel Wasson, if he ever returns is to have two dollars apiece from James and William Wasson---my son James Wasson is to have the amount of a patent and fees of the state right of the place I now live on out of a judgement I hold James Major and the balance of said judgement I give to my son William Wasson. I hereby appoint my son James Wasson the Executor of this my last will and testament in witness hereof I have set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight.
Signed: Daniel Wasson
Witnessed by: Robert Crawford and Mary Bartley 
WASSON, Daniel (I572)
89 David Davis was born about 1787. The 1820 census lists four boys and three girls under 16. The census records indicate that he was a pioneer settler during the period 1810 until about 1835 in the area which later became the Borough of Prospect. His neighbors included John Dick, Wm. Dodds, and Andrew McGowen. In 1837, David and Mary Davis, already residents in Portage County, Ohio, sold their Butler County property to William Alexander (Butler Co. Register of Deeds Vol. K, p.308). DAVIS, David (I621)
90 Death certificate informant was daughter Mrs John W. Wofford. BOCK, Edward W Jr? (I1513)
91 Diefenbach, Lewis B-05/25/1857 D-12/13/1927 Father - Diefenbach, Philip
Diefenbach, Magdalena B-10/29/1877 D-10/17/1948 Father - Schmidt, John M Obit available
Diefenbach, Margaret Louisa B-02/20/1860 D-09/09/1941 Father - Herman, Carl 
Family F78
92 Dwight R. Painter and Mildred Jane McCall are 3rd cousins. Their common ancestors are Samuel McCall and Elsie Davis. PAINTER, Dwight R. (I397)
93 Edith West McCall, b. July 9, 1905, , d. Nov. 1978, Res: Spring Valle, Green Co., Ohio, 45370, SS#296-20-9254. WEST, Edith Mae (I437)
94 Edith worked for St. Louis Crockery Store, 1900, later for John McClellan & Co. in Houston. HYDE, Edith (I218)
95 Elisha W. Davis was a Col. in the Civil War, a state legislator from Pennsylania and Leadville, Colorado.

Elisha W. Davis married Josephine Morrow, a sister of Oliver Perry Morrow, in Rockland, Venengo Co., Pa on January 20, 1848 
DAVIS, Elisha W. (I689)
96 Elizabeth "Lib" Davis was a daughter of Joseph Davis and Elizabeth "Eliza" Belle Hays Davis and a granddaughter of John Davis and Elizabeth Baxter Davis. The Davis family purchased their Butler County homesite (Middlesex Township) on April 2, 1812. Elizabeth's father Joseph purchased the shares of the farm from his brothers and sisters after the death of John Davis who died intestate. The Joseph Davis home was sold to Robert McDowell McCall after the death of Joseph Davis.
Robert McDowell McCall and Elizabeth Davis were married on September 13, 1866 by Rev. W. R. Hutchinson in Clinton U.P. Church.
Robert McDowell McCall and Elizabeth Davis McCall are buried in the Clinton U.P. Church Cemetery, Saxonburg, Pennsylvania. 
MCCALL, Robert McDowell (I353)
97 Elizabeth Davis was born in Middlesex Township, Butler Co., PA on March 24, 1848. She was baptised on June 12, 1848 at Clinton U.P. Church (it was then the Union Associate Reformed Church of Middlesex Township) by Rev. Isaiah Niblock.

Elizabeth was married to Robert "Bob" McDowell McCall who was born on July 3, 1843. Elizabeth died on July 19, 1918. Robert died on March 15, 1899. They are buried in Clinton U.P. Cemetery, Clinton, Butler Co,. PA.

Note from Bill Davis: "July l8, l972 - I talked to a lady at Clinton U.P. Church the other Sunday who mentioned how she used to hear Lib McCall sing alto in church. The lady looked my age or older." 
DAVIS, Elizabeth (Lib) (I354)
98 Elizabeth Orrey was one of the first settlers of Scrubgrass Twp. Venango County, Pennsylvania.

From: Rootsweb Obituaries - posted by Karen Wasson on Feb. 22, 1999 -
Mrs. Wasson's Suicide and Death of Joseph Wasson
Obits from the Western Press of Mercer, Pa. (because Franklin Co. had no newspaper prior to the 1820's, Venango County news was carried in it)

Issue: April 3, 1813 reported the death of Joseph Wasson of Scrubgrass who died at age 21.

Issue: May 19, 1813 reported the suicide on the 6th of Mrs. Wasson of Scrubgrass who hung herself with her husband's leather apron. 
ORREY, Elizabeth (I573)
99 Ella McCall, SS#159-24-4805, Issued: PA, b. Apr. 4, 1889, d. July 1979, Res: Beaver Falls, Beaver Co., PA. POWELL, Ella May (I477)
100 Else Davis, born about 1777, daughter of William Davis and Ann, married Samuel McCall, (1770-1843). They moved to the Franklin Township area of Butler County about 1802. They were the parents of 8 children: John (1796-1857), m. Nancy Jane Stewart; William (1797-1877), m. (1) Jane Wasson, and (2) Jane Currie, nee Brannan; Nancy, (1799-1871), m. John Sutton; Rebecca Jane,(1803- ), m. William Stewart; Samuel, (1806-1850), m. Elizabeth Martin; Wilson McCall (1808-1847); Allen, (1810-1870), m. Martha Humes Turk; Louisa, (abt. 1813 - ). DAVIS, Else (I312)

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