The Voisin/Stewart Family
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Husband: James Stewart
Second Great-grandfather
Born: 05 October 1824 in Buffington Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania 1
Married: 30 August 1848 28
Died: 19 August 1899 in Brushvalley Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania 3
Buried: in Buffington Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania
East Union Cemetery

Father: Major James Stewart
Mother: Mary Graham
Spouses:

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Wife: Elizabeth Jane Cole
Second Great-grandmother
Born: 08 January 1828 in Ligonier, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania 10
Died: 12 November 1902 in Brushvalley Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania 12
Buried: in Buffington Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania
East Union Cemetery

Father:
Mother:
Spouses:

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Children
01 (F): Mary Ann Stewart
Born: 08 January 1850 14
Died: 18 March 1900 15
Spouses: Samuel Bracken
02 (M): James Cole Stewart
Born: 26 February 1853 16
Died: 10 March 1896 17 18
Spouses: Clara Bell Allison
03> (M): John Galbreath Stewart
Great-grandfather
Born: 04 September 1855 19
Died: 21 November 1894 20
Spouses: Mary McKee
04 (M): William Graham Stewart
Born: 14 October 1857 21
Died: Unknown
Spouses: Lizzie R. Dill; Matilda C. Altemus
05 (F): Rachel Elizabeth Stewart
Born: 01 December 1859 22
Died: 24 July 1885 23
Spouses: Prof. John H. Wachob
06 (M): Joshua Thompson Stewart
Born: 02 August 1862 24
Died: 07 October 1940 in Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania 25 26
Indiana Memorial Hospital

Spouses: Emma Mack; Genevieve Morrison
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Joshua Thompson Stewart
1912
07 (M): Charles Clark Stewart
Born: 09 September 1865 27
Died: Unknown
Spouses: Annie Davis
Additional Information

James Stewart:

Article: 07 September 1898, Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania; Golden Wedding Anniversary 2

A Golden Wedding.

Over 250 People Greet an Old Couple on the Important Event.

On Wednesday of last week Mr. and Mrs. James Stewart, of Buffington township, celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage. James Stewart is a son of Major James Stewart, who was one of the first settlers of Indiana county. The major was well and favorably known throughout the county. James and his father each served for 15 years as justice of the peace, during which time they united in marriage many couples and took a leading part in managing the business affairs of the township.

On the old farm where this celebration took place, James was reared. At the age of 24 he married Elizabeth Jane Cole, of Ligonier. Many times he swam his horse over the Conemaugh at Lockport as he journeyed to Ligonier. There were married by Rev. Reed, at his home, near Armagh. The weeding 50 years ago was a very quiet one, but the old couple was delighted and surprised on Wednesday morning, when from every direction relatives and neighbors began to arrive, not on horseback, as 50 years ago, but in buggies and carriages, all bringing with them full baskets, and many valuable presents. In the beautiful grove near the house, a table was set, upon which was placed all the delicacies of the season. When John Graham, their old neighbor, announced that dinner was ready, over 250 guests gathered around the table, where all did justice to the sumptuous repast. The address delivered by J. T. Stewart extended to all a cordial welcome, and, on parting, all, by a warm shake of the hand, wishing the old couple happiness, and expressing the enjoyment of the day, left them rejoicing over the pleasant time that had been spent.

At this home they have resided for 51 years, rearing a family of seven children, of whom four are living: Mary A. Bracken and William G., of Dilltown; Prof. J. T. Stewart, of Indiana, and C. C. Stewart, who resides with his father and mother. All the surviving children and grand children were present.

This couple are members of the United Presbyterian church, of East Union, and have always set a good example in their community, and have taken a leading part in all progressive movements.

Cause of Death: General dibility, after illness of several months

Obituary: 23 August 1899, Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania; Indiana Weekly Messenger 4

Transcription:

James Stewart.

James Stewart died at his home in Mechanicsburg on August 19, 1899, aged 75 years. He had removed to the town from Buffinton township, his former home. He is survived by his wife and three children, viz.: William and Mrs. Samuel Bracken, of Buffington township and Charles, at home. The remains were interred in the McCartney graveyard, Buffington township, on Monday, the funeral services being conducted by the Rev. Imbrie. The deceased was a member of the U. P. church.

The deceased was the father of County Superintendent J. T. Stewart.

Obituary: 23 August 1899, Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania; Indiana Progress 5

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Recent Deaths.

James Stewart.

Mr. James Stewart, of Brushvalley, died on Saturday [August 19, 1899] afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, of general debility, aged 74 years, 10 months and 14 days. His illness covered a period of several months. Mr. Stewart was born in Buffington, where he resided until last fall, when he moved to Brushvalley. He was a prominent man in his neighborhood and was justice of the peace for 15 years. The deceased was a member of the East Union United Presbyterian church, in Buffington township. His wife and the following children survive him: Mrs. Mary A. Bracken and W. G. Stewart, of Dilltown; County Superintendent J. T. Stewart, of Brushvalley township. The funeral services were conducted at his late home Monday forenoon at 9 o'clock by Revs. Runyan and Imbrie. Interment followed in the East Union church cemetery.

Property: 30 August 1899, Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania; Distribution of Property 6

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Two Estates Divided.

Distribution of Property by Direction of Wills.

... The will of James Stewart, late of Brushvalley, was filed in the register's office on Thursday. The will provides a home for his widow during her lifetime. The remainder of his estate is divided equally between his son, Charles C., his daughter, Mrs. Mary A. Bracken, and the children of the late James Stewart, John Stewart and Rachel E. Wachob. The will is dated January 10, 1899. John Graham is appointed executor.

Grave Marker: 1899, Dilltown, Indiana, Pennsylvania; East Union / McCartney Cemetery 7

Property: 08 November 1899, Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania; Sale of Land 8

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Real Estate Transfers

James Stewart's executor, 259 acres in Buffington, to J. T. Stewart, $4,000.

Biography: 1913, Indiana County, Pennsylvania 9

Transcription:

To [James' father Major James Stewart's] first marriage two sons were born: John, Sept. 7, 1821, and James, Oct. 5, 1824. John was married to Sarah Grow and they reared a family of fifteen children.

James Stewart, son of Maj. James Stewart, was a large, muscular man, in disposition and build very much like his father. His occupation was farming, in which he took special delight. He did his work on the farm with care, and taught his sons the importance of good farming. He believed that "whatever was worth doing was worth doing well." He admired good horses, and always had the very best. He took an interest in the affairs of the township, serving as assessor, auditor, overseer of the poor, justice of the peace, etc., like his father serving as justice of the peace for fifteen years. He never had a case taken from his docket to the county courts. He was very slow to give law and always advised parties to settle their difficulties without taking the course of the law. He did not hold the office for the money it might bring him, but for the good he might do his neighbors--advising that peace was always better than strife. That he gave universal satisfaction as an officer is shown by his receiving every vote in the township, when he was candidate for the office of justice of the peace. He was a faithful member of the East Union United Presbyterian Church and gave liberally to the support of his church.

On Aug. 30, 1848, James Stewart was married to Elizabeth Jane Cole, of Ligonier, Pa., who was born Jan. 8, 1828. She was a niece of the second wife of Maj. James Stewart and related many times how they made the trip on horseback from the old homestead to Ligonier, her husband swimming the horses across the Conemaugh river at Centerville and she crossing in the boat. On several occasions she thought that her husband would be drowned, for horse and rider almost passed out of her sight. She was a most faithful devoted wife and mother, very hospitable, and had a host of friends. To this union the following children were born: Mary Ann, Jan. 8, 1850; James Cole, Feb. 26, 1853; John Galbreath, Sept. 4, 1855; William Graham, Oct. 14, 1857; Rachel Elizabeth, Dec. 1, 1859; Joshua Thompson, Aug. 22, 1862; and Charles Clark, Sept. 9, 1865.

Elizabeth Jane Cole:

Grave Marker: 1902, Dilltown, Indiana, Pennsylvania; East Union / McCartney Cemetery 11

Cause of Death: Apoplexy [unconsciousness resulting from a cerebral hemorrhage or stroke]

Obituary: 19 November 1902, Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania; Indiana Progress 13

Recent Deaths.

Mrs. Elizabeth J. Stewart.

Mrs. Elizabeth J. Stewart, widow of the late James Stewart, died at the home of her son, Charles C. Stewart, of Brushvalley township, on Wednesday [November 12, 1902], at noon, aged 74 years, 10 months and 4 days. On the previous Sabbath, she was prostrated with an attack of apoplexy, and remained unconscious to the end. Mrs. Stewart's maiden name was Cole. She was born in Ligonier, and spent her entire married life in Buffington township. Since the death of her husband, which occurred over three years ago, she has mad her home with her son, Charles. She was the mother of seven children but the only members of the family now living are the following three sons: William G. Stewart, of Buffington township; County Superintendent J. T. Stewart, of town, and Charles C. Stewart, of Brushvalley township. The deceased was a lifelong member of the United Presbyterian church, and lived a useful and consistent christian life. The funeral services were conducted on Friday, at her late home, by the Rev. J. M. Adair of town, and interment followed in the East Union United Presbyterian church cemetery, in Buffington township.

Marriage Notes

Census: 07 June 1880, Buffington Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania; James Stewart, Sr. 29

Jas [James] Stewart, Sr. Age 55; Married; Farmer;
E. J. [Elizabeth Jane] Stewart; Age 52; Wife; Married; Keeping House;
R. E. [Rachel Elizabeth] Stewart; Age 20; Daughter; Single; At Home;
J. T. [Joshua Thompson] Stewart; Age 17; Son; Single; At School;
C. C. [Charles Clark] Stewart; Age 14; Son; Single; Working on Farm;

Footnotes
  1. Joshua Thompson Stewart, Indiana County, Pennsylvania: Her People, Past and Present, 2 Volumes (Chicago, Illinois: J. H. Beers, 1913); digital images, The Internet Archive, Text Archive (http://www.archive.org/details/indianacountypen01stew: accessed. [252].
  2. The Indiana (Pennsylvania) Progress; online archives (Newspapers.com: accessed). [20], A Golden Wedding; Event; 7 September 1898; downloaded; 19 June 2016.
  3. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com/: accessed). [250], downloaded; 3 February 2015; James Stewart, Oct 5, 1824 - Aug 19, 1899, Memorial 133509534.
  4. The Indiana (Pennsylvania) Weekly Messenger; online archives (Newspapers.com: accessed). [21], James Stewart; Obituary; 23 August 1899; Page 2, Column 6; downloaded; 19 June 2016.
  5. The Indiana (Pennsylvania) Progress; online archives (Newspapers.com: accessed). [20], Recent Deaths. James Stewart.; Obituary; 23 August 1899; Page 4, Column 4; Downloaded; 19 June 2016.
  6. Ibid., Two Estates Divided; Announcement; 30 August 1899; Will of James Stewart, Page 5, Column 5; downloaded; 21 June 2016.
  7. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com/: accessed). [250], downloaded; 3 February 2015; James Stewart, Oct 5, 1824 - Aug 19, 1899, Memorial 133509534.
  8. The Indiana (Pennsylvania) Progress; online archives (Newspapers.com: accessed). [20], Real Estate Transfers; Article; 8 November 1899; Page 1, Column 5; Downloaded; 5 July 2016.
  9. Joshua Thompson Stewart, Indiana County, Pennsylvania: Her People, Past and Present, 2 Volumes (Chicago, Illinois: J. H. Beers, 1913); digital images, The Internet Archive, Text Archive (http://www.archive.org/details/indianacountypen01stew: accessed. [252], downloaded; 9 December 2009; Volume I, Pages 703-704.
    Quality: 2.
  10. Ibid.
  11. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com/: accessed). [250], downloaded; 3 February 2015; Elizabeth Stewart, 1828-1902, Memorial 133509574.
  12. The Indiana (Pennsylvania) Progress; online archives (Newspapers.com: accessed). [20], Recent Deaths. Mrs. Elizabeth J. Stewart; Obituary; 19 November 1902; downloaded; 19 June 2016.
  13. Ibid., Recent Deaths. Mrs. Elizabeth J. Stewart; Obituary; 19 November 1902; Page 1, Column 5; downloaded; 19 June 2016.
  14. Joshua Thompson Stewart, Indiana County, Pennsylvania: Her People, Past and Present, 2 Volumes (Chicago, Illinois: J. H. Beers, 1913); digital images, The Internet Archive, Text Archive (http://www.archive.org/details/indianacountypen01stew: accessed. [252].
  15. Ibid.
  16. Ibid.
  17. Warzel, Des, Indiana County Pennsylvania Cemeteries (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, February 1995) [406].
  18. Joshua Thompson Stewart, Indiana County, Pennsylvania: Her People, Past and Present, 2 Volumes (Chicago, Illinois: J. H. Beers, 1913); digital images, The Internet Archive, Text Archive (http://www.archive.org/details/indianacountypen01stew: accessed. [252].
  19. Ibid.
  20. Ibid.
  21. Ibid.
  22. Ibid.
  23. Ibid.
  24. Ibid.
  25. Stephenson, Clarence D., Indiana County 175th Anniversary History (Between 1980 and 2000) [353].
  26. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963,; database on-line, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Ancestry.com (http://Ancestry.com: accessed); Pennsylvania. Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. [317], downloaded; 4 July 2015; 96439-242; Joshua T. Stewart; 7 October 1940.
  27. Joshua Thompson Stewart, Indiana County, Pennsylvania: Her People, Past and Present, 2 Volumes (Chicago, Illinois: J. H. Beers, 1913); digital images, The Internet Archive, Text Archive (http://www.archive.org/details/indianacountypen01stew: accessed. [252].
  28. Ibid.
  29. 1880 US Census, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, population scheule i; digital images, World Vital Records (http://worldvitalrecords.com: accessed). [103], 138; Page 194 A; Dwelling 75, Family 79; Jas Stewart, Sr.; downloaded; 9 July 2016.
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Citation: Mike Voisin, iSeeAncestors (http://iSeeAncestors.com/tree/groups/public/grp00012.html : revised August 14, 2016), James Stewart & Elizabeth Jane Cole.

Revised: August 14, 2016

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