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David Wakefield & Family

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Wakefield Family

Posted: 30 Mar 2000 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Dec 2001 9:23PM GMT
Surnames: WAKEFIELD
I have some information on your Wakefield line. I'm not sure that this line is mentioned, but are you familiar with a book published in 1897 called the Wakefield Memorial?

- Kevin
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Descendants of Robert Wakefield

Generation No. 1

1. ROBERT1 WAKEFIELD

Notes for ROBERT WAKEFIELD:
Ruth Blake writes:

John Wakefield (b circa 1600-1620), who was one of 1,649 officers in Cromwell's Army who were given grants of land. These grants were called "the '49 lots" and were also known as Venture Land. The first record of a Wakefield in Ireland is mentioned under date of 1637, in "Remembrances of the Exchequer", Dublin. It is likely that John was a protestant non-conformist, seeking asylum in Ireland around 1625. John's son was Dr. Albert Wakefield, who was a surgeon on the staff of William of Orange and apparently dressed a wound William received just prior to the Battle of the Boyne. In return for his services, he was given an estate near the battlefield of Aughrim, after that campaign.

Albert had one son, Robert, who had 3 sons, Robert, Mathew, and Andrew.

Robert in turn had 4 sons, David, Robert, Gilbert,and Samuel. These boys apparently took part in some plot to overthrow Catholic rule in Ireland, and according to the story I've inherited, Robert was beheaded, Gilbert was imprisoned for life, and Samuel escaped to Scotland. Meanwhile, our ancestor, David, escaped to America, being hidden by his wife Mary Wade "in a hogshead of clothing". They took ship, and did not reveal David's presence to the captain until they were 3 days out to sea. Their son, Thomas, came to America at the same time. Thomas fought in the American Revolution, married Elizabeth Morton (niece of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence) and produced 10 children. At this point, our family trees may diverge, since I'm descended from Samuel, born in 1799.



Children of ROBERT WAKEFIELD are:
2. i. DAVID2 WAKEFIELD, b. 1735, Aughrim, Galway, Ireland; d. Bet. 1788 - 1794.

ii. ROBERT WAKEFIELD.

iii. GILBERT WAKEFIELD.

iv. SAMUEL WAKEFIELD.

Generation No. 2

2. DAVID2 WAKEFIELD (ROBERT1) was born 1735 in Aughrim, Galway, Ireland, and died Bet. 1788 - 1794. He married MARY JANE WADE, daughter of JEREMIAH WADE. She was born 1734 in Aughrim, Galway, Ireland, and died 1807 in Mercer Co., PA.

Notes for DAVID WAKEFIELD:
DAVID WAKEFIELD born on the family estate, on the road, between Aughrim and Ballinasloe, Galway county, Ireland; he married Mary Jane, or Elizabeth, daughter of Jeremiah Wade, a wealthy landed proprietor, and neighbor of the Wakefield family, in Galway county, Ireland. David Wakefield emigrated to America between 1768 and 1773. According to tradition, he was implicated, with his brothers, in the plot against Catholic rule in Ireland, and when detected, David was hid by his wife in a hogshead of clothes, with which she embarked on an American-bound vessel, and was three days out at sea before the captain of the ship knew that he was on board. By this means he escaped to America.

Upon his arrival, he first settled in Path Valley, situated between the Tuscarora and Conecocheague mountains, in Perry county, then Cumberland county, Penn., where some of the younger of the children were born. After residing there for some fifteen or sixteen years, he settled on the north of the Conemaugh, opposite Squirrel Hill, then in Cumberland county, but now in Indiana county, and where the village of Centreville now is. After remaining there for some two years, finding the title to the land was defective, they again removed, five miles northwest, to near the head of the west branch of Richard's Run, in Wheatfield township, some time between the years 1788 and 1794, where they remained, and where David died, and is buried, no gravestone marking the place. After his death, his widow went to live with her oldest daughter, Joanna, who married William Carroll, and resided in the Wolf Creek settlement, in Mercer county, where she died.

More About DAVID WAKEFIELD:
Burial: Wakefield Cemetery, Richards Run, Indiana Co., PA

More About MARY JANE WADE:
Burial: 1807, Wolf Creek Cemetery, Mercer Co., PA

Children of DAVID WAKEFIELD and MARY WADE are:
3. i. THOMAS3 WAKEFIELD, b. October 02, 1757, Aughrim, Galway, Ireland; d. November 20, 1844, Brushvalley Twp., Indiana Co., PA.

ii. JOHN WAKEFIELD, b. 1759, Ireland; m. ELIZABETH NEWTON/NEWLIN, 1803.

iii. JOANNA WAKEFIELD, b. 1760, Aughrim, Perry Co., PA; m. WILLIAM CARROLL, 1775.

Notes for JOANNA WAKEFIELD:
A nephew of Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, Va., also a signer of the Declaration of Independence

More About JOANNA WAKEFIELD:
Burial: Old Millbrook, Mercer Co., PA

4. iv. MARGARET "PEGGY" WAKEFIELD, b. 1765, Path Valley, Perry Co., PA; d. Bef. 1830, Laurel Hill, Cambria Co., PA.

v. JAMES WAKEFIELD, b. November 11, 1767; d. February 28, 1840, Indiana Co., PA; m. MARY CLARK, 1796.

More About JAMES WAKEFIELD:
Burial: Wakefield Cemetery, Richards Run, Indiana Co., PA

vi. JEREMIAH WAKEFIELD, b. 1771; m. ISABELLA LYNN.

vii. DAVID WAKEFIELD, b. October 11, 1778, Path Valley, Perry Co., PA; d. October 16, 1844; m. JENNIE C. CARAHAN, 1798.

More About DAVID WAKEFIELD:
Burial: Wakefield Cemetery, Richards Run, Indiana Co., PA

viii. MARY WAKEFIELD, b. August 10, 1782, Westmoreland (Indiana Co.) Co., PA; d. October 15, 1857; m. ROBERT WAKEFIELD, 1806.

Notes for MARY WAKEFIELD:
Married, to her nephew

Notes for ROBERT WAKEFIELD:
Married his aunt

Generation No. 3

3. THOMAS3 WAKEFIELD (DAVID2, ROBERT1) was born October 02, 1757 in Aughrim, Galway, Ireland, and died November 20, 1844 in Brushvalley Twp., Indiana Co., PA. He married ELIZABETH MORTON September 25, 1779 in Chester, PA. She was born March 05, 1760 in Aughrim, Galway, Ireland, and died September 05, 1845 in Indiana Co., PA.

Notes for THOMAS WAKEFIELD:
Org. news paper on film at a F.H.C. in Salt Lake City UT.. Thomas Wakefield AFN:8MSK-2Q Elizebeth Morton AFN:8MRS-BO. All dates from: familysearch,org/

More About THOMAS WAKEFIELD:
AFN (LDS): AFN82K-20
Burial: November 20, 1844, Gamble Cemetery, West Wheatfield Twp. Indiana Co., PA
Military service: Revolutionary War

Notes for ELIZABETH MORTON:
Niece of John Morton, signer of the Declaration of Independence; died, 1844.

More About ELIZABETH MORTON:
Burial: September 05, 1845, near New Florence, Indiana Co., PA

Children of THOMAS WAKEFIELD and ELIZABETH MORTON are:

i. ROBERT4 WAKEFIELD, m. MARY WAKEFIELD, 1806; b. August 10, 1782, Westmoreland (Indiana Co.) Co., PA; d. October 15, 1857.

Notes for ROBERT WAKEFIELD:
Married his aunt

Notes for MARY WAKEFIELD:
Married, to her nephew

ii. JAMES WAKEFIELD, b. April 25, 1787; d. August 31, 1846; m. (1) MARTHA MOORE; m. (2) SUSAN SANDERSON.
5. iii. JOHN WAKEFIELD, b. 1789.
6. iv. THOMAS WAKEFIELD, b. April 05, 1793, Huntington Co., PA; d. October 09, 1866, Scott Co., Princeton, IA.

v. DAVID WADE WAKEFIELD, b. February 03, 1796.

vi. SAMUEL WAKEFIELD, m. ELIZABETH HOUGH.

vii. MARY WAKEFIELD, m. DILL SANDERSON.

viii. ELIZABETH WAKEFIELD, m. JOHN MCNUTT.

ix. CATHERINE WAKEFIELD, m. JOHN FARRELL.

4. MARGARET "PEGGY"3 WAKEFIELD (DAVID2, ROBERT1) was born 1765 in Path Valley, Perry Co., PA, and died Bef. 1830 in Laurel Hill, Cambria Co., PA. She married THOMAS BRACKEN 1795 in Westmoreland Co., PA, son of WILLIAM BRACKEN and RUTH GREGG. He was born Abt. 1760 in York, PA, and died Abt. 1850.

Notes for THOMAS BRACKEN:
Thomas was probably born in York Co., PA. about 1760 before his father movedto Westmoreland Co. on Blacklick Creek (now Indiana Co.) He was known as Short Tommy to distinguish him from his cousin known as Long Tommy, whose name was also Thomas, & who lived in the same area. Short Tommy was a farmer & a miller, & had 400 acres in Westmoreland Co., deeded him on 9 May 1793. (The Greensburg Book of Deeds, book 2, pg. 415)

He Married Margaret "Peggy" Wakefield in 1795 in Westmoreland Co. Sometime in his manhood he was bitten by a pet bear & crippled for life. He & his Family belonged to the Methodist Church. When Thomas lost his farm by Sheriff's sale to his cousin Long Tommy, he & Margaret moved to Laurel Hill in Cambria Co., PA. where Margaret died sometime before 1830. Thomas was living alone in the 1830 census & his age was between 60 & 70. He lived with his son, James W. until his death in the 1850's.



Children of MARGARET WAKEFIELD and THOMAS BRACKEN are:

i. JAMES4 BRACKEN.
7. ii. DAVID BRACKEN.

Generation No. 4

5. JOHN4 WAKEFIELD (THOMAS3, DAVID2, ROBERT1) was born 1789. He married MARY BRACKEN.

Notes for JOHN WAKEFIELD:
John Wakefield (Deed 19:534) written on 22 July 1853 lists John Wakefield's children as: David, Mary, James, Eliza, John, Margaret and William.

Marriage Notes for JOHN WAKEFIELD and MARY BRACKEN:



Children of JOHN WAKEFIELD and MARY BRACKEN are:

i. DAVID5 WAKEFIELD.

ii. MARY WAKEFIELD.

iii. JAMES W. WAKEFIELD1, b. Abt. 1811; d. Abt. 1858; m. ISABELLA CAMPBELL, Abt. 18391; b. Abt. 1815, Brushvalley Twp., Indiana County, PA; d. Aft. 1880.

iv. ELIZA WAKEFIELD.

v. JOHN WAKEFIELD.

vi. MARGARET WAKEFIELD.

vii. WILLIAM WAKEFIELD.

Notes for WILLIAM WAKEFIELD:
William lived with Isabella (Campbell) Wakefield for a while in 1860 after James died.

6. THOMAS4 WAKEFIELD (THOMAS3, DAVID2, ROBERT1) was born April 05, 1793 in Huntington Co., PA, and died October 09, 1866 in Scott Co., Princeton, IA. He married ELIZABETH HAYMAKER Abt. 1812 in Indiana Co., PA. She was born Abt. 1793 in PA.

More About THOMAS WAKEFIELD:
AFN (LDS): ATGO-6N
Burial: Noleland Cemetery, Princeton Twp., Scott Co., IA

Children of THOMAS WAKEFIELD and ELIZABETH HAYMAKER are:

i. ELIZA5 WAKEFIELD, b. 1812, PA; d. 1858, Johnstown, PA; m. SAMUEL K. PERSHING.

ii. SAMUEL MORTON WAKEFIELD, b. 1816, PA; d. 1858, Princeton Twp., Scott Co., IA; m. SUZANNA BOWER/BOULER, November 16, 1846, Rock Island, IL.

iii. DAUGHTER 2 WAKEFIELD, b. Abt. 1817.

iv. DAUGHTER 3 WAKEFIELD, b. Abt. 1819.

v. JAY T. WAKEFIELD, b. Bet. 1820 - 1825, PA.

vi. LUCINDA M. WAKEFIELD, b. Abt. 1822, PA; d. November 10, 1880, Rock Island, IL; m. JOSEPH C. CAMERON, May 01, 1845, Rock Island, IL; b. Newcastle Twp., Mercer Co., PA.

vii. DAUGHTER 5 WAKEFIELD, b. Abt. 1824.

viii. MARY ELIZABETH WAKEFIELD, b. 1838.

7. DAVID4 BRACKEN (MARGARET "PEGGY"3 WAKEFIELD, DAVID2, ROBERT1) He married CHRISTIANN RAGER.

Child of DAVID BRACKEN and CHRISTIANN RAGER is:

i. CHRISTEANN5 BRACKEN, m. JOHN ALBERT GOUGHNOUR.

Endnotes

1. Research of Ken McCrea (Ken@GermanNames.com).

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Robert Wakefield 18 Mar 2000 12:00PM GMT 
KD_Campbell 30 Mar 2000 12:00PM GMT 
lwakefield150 27 Feb 2004 11:20PM GMT 
LRiggins6244 11 Oct 2004 3:09AM GMT 
Robert Wakefield 11 Jan 2006 1:02PM GMT 
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