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 17
Died: 19 August 1899
Buried: in Buffington Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania
East Union Cemetery

Father: Major James Stewart
Mother: Mary Graham
Spouses:
Wife: Elizabeth Jane Cole
Second Great-grandmother
Born: 08 January 1828 in Ligonier, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania 3
Died: 1902
Buried: in Buffington Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania
East Union Cemetery

Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Children
01 (F): Mary Ann Stewart
Born: 08 January 1850 4
Died: 18 March 1900 5
Spouses: Samuel Bracken
02 (M): James Cole Stewart
Born: 26 February 1853 6
Died: 10 March 1896 7 8
Spouses: Clara Bell Allison
03> (M): John Galbreath Stewart
Great-grandfather
Born: 04 September 1855 9
Died: 21 November 1894 10
Spouses: Mary McKee
04 (M): William Graham Stewart
Born: 14 October 1857 11
Died: Unknown
Spouses: Lizzie R. Dill; Matilda C. Altemus
05 (F): Rachel Elizabeth Stewart
Born: 01 December 1859 12
Died: 24 July 1885 13
Spouses: Prof. John H. Wachob
06 (M): Joshua Thompson Stewart
Born: 02 August 1862 14
Died: 07 October 1940 15
Spouses: Emma Mack; Genevieve Morrison
07 (M): Charles Clark Stewart
Born: 09 September 1865 16
Died: Unknown
Spouses: Annie Davis
Additional Information

James Stewart:

Biography: 1913, Indiana County, Pennsylvania 2

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.

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. [207].
  2. Ibid., downloaded; 9 December 2009; Volume I, Pages 703-704.
    Quality: 2.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Ibid.
  7. Warzel, Des, Indiana County Pennsylvania Cemeteries (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, February 1995) [331].
  8. 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. [207].
  9. Ibid.
  10. Ibid.
  11. Ibid.
  12. Ibid.
  13. Ibid.
  14. Ibid.
  15. Stephenson, Clarence D., Indiana County 175th Anniversary History (Between 1980 and 2000) [282].
  16. 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. [207].
  17. Ibid.
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Citation: Mike Voisin, iSeeAncestors (http://iSeeAncestors.com/tree/groups/public/grp00012.html : revised October 29, 2013), James Stewart & Elizabeth Jane Cole.

Revised: October 29, 2013

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