(Chapman, Twining, Russ, Thomas, Christie)

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Peter Ashton and wife, Mary, immigrated from Ireland to Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1732. In 1725 the family is mentioned in the Quaker record of Montrath Meeting, Queens County, Ireland. On 2, 30m1732 the Montrath Meeting records indicate that Mary has joined the church "two years ago" and she and her husband are "going to Pennsylvania." Peter and Mary Ashton removed from Chester to Concord, Chester County, and soon after to Springfield, where they took up a tract of 207 acres on Cook's Creek about 1741, for which a Proprietaries' Patent was granted in 1745. They were among the first settlers of Springfield.

Peter Ashton, b c 1700, Ireland m Mary bef 1725, he d Sep 1758 in Springfield, Bucks County Mary d Nov 1758 in Springfield, Bucks County

bullet Robert b 15 Oct 1725, Tipporary, Munster Province, Ireland m Sarah Thomas
bullet John, Unm, d 1758 in Springfield, Bucks County
bullet Thomas b c 1735/36, Concord/Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania m Mary Chapman
bullet Martha b aft 1735 m Thomas Christy

Thomas Ashton b c 1735/36 m Mary Chapman on 13 Jan 1763, Gwynedd MM, Bucks County, d 1785/86 Mary b 5 May 1740, Wrightstown, Bucks County, d 1785 in Springfield, Bucks County Children:

bullet John b c 1764, Springfield, Bucks County
bullet Thomas b c 1766, Springfield, Bucks County
bullet Mary b c 1768, Springfield, Bucks County
bullet Margaret b c 1770, Springfield, Bucks County
bullet Stephen M. b 12 May 1771, Springfield, Bucks County
bullet Abraham b c 1773, Springfield, Bucks County

Stephen M. Ashton b 12 May 1771 m Esther Russ 24 Jan 1797, he d 2 May 1841 in NY Esther Russ b 5 Mar 1780, d 2 Dec 1862 prb in Lyndon, Cattaraugus, New York Children:

bullet Margaret b 30 Mar 1798
bullet Martha b 13 Jul 1800 m Joseph Hogle
bullet Mason b 18 Oct 1801/02
bullet Mury b 3 Nov 1804
bullet Milton T. b 22 Apr 1807
bullet James C. b 19 Aug 1809
bullet Abigail Jane E. b 7 Feb 1812
bullet Charles R. b 7 May 1815, d 24 Apr 1903 in Bellingham, Washington
bullet Hellen Rachel b 15 Aug 1819
bullet Nancy Callinder b 18 Dec 1821 m Isaac S. Payne

Mary Chapman, wife of Thomas Ashton, was the daughter of John Chapman, Sr. and Mary Twining. John Chapman, Sr. was the son of Abraham Chapman and Susan Olden of Wrightstown. Abraham Chapman was the son of John Chapman and Jan Sadler. Mary Twining was the daughter of Stephen Twining and Margaret Mitchell of Wrightstown. Stephen Twining was the son of Stephen Twining and Abigail Young, prb of Barnstable, Mass



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