Isaiah LINTON (1739-1775)

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Master millwright Isaiah LINTON (1739-1775)

(Brief Historical Sketch)

                       (3rd great-grandfather of Kirk Louis LINTON)

Terry Louis Linton © 1999

Linton Research Fund Inc. Publication © 1999

(First published) Linton Family History (Descendants of Sir Arthur Linton 1614-1662) (book, Terry Louis Linton © 1999.) (Linton Research Fund, Inc., Publication © 1999) (printed in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. USA.)

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LINTON & BIRD CHRONICLES Volume IV, Issue 1, Spring © 2009, ISSN 1941-3521

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Master Millwright Isaiah LINTON (1739-1775)

Master Millwright, Isaiah Linton (1739-1775), was the 4th child of seven children born to the Quakers John LINTON (1706-1761) and Elizabeth HAYHURST (1709-1795). John and Elizabeth were both second generation Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Religious Society of Friends.

Isaiah was born on November 15, 1739/40, and raised on his father's Jericho tract Plantation in Wrightstown Township, centrally located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Isaiah Linton, by birth, like the three generations before him, was a member of the Religious Society of Friends, known as Friends or Quakers. According to various county court records in Pennsylvania and Maryland, Isaiah Linton was described as "a good father, a learned man, miller, millwright, skilled master-builder, skilled millwright, a good and honest miller, yeoman, gentleman, planter, farmer and Quaker Elder."

(Editors Note for a complete history of Isaiah read: The Forgotten Millwright, Isaiah Linton (1739-1775) Terry Louis Linton © 1986 Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication © 1987; Linton & Bird Chronicles Volume II, Issue 2, Spring © 2007 ISSN 1941-3521.)

On October 24, 1764, Isaiah LINTON married Sarah HIRST (1742-1823), the daughter of John HIRST(1720-1754) and Mary Anna JARRETT (1712-?) , in Wrightstown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Sarah was born on February 23, 1742, in Wrightstown. Sarah HIRST was the 3rd great-grandmother of Kirk Louis Linton. Sarah was born into the Religious Society of Friends or Quakers.

In early 1775, Isaiah Linton was seriously injured during the erection of Onion's Lower Merchant Mill. Isaiah’s accident was later described, in detail, to the Newtown Township Orphan's Court in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, by his younger brother, William Linton (1742-1802). In 1777, William wrote that Isaiah was "seriously injured in a milling accident, while raising a runner stone, with a block and falls, to the first story of the mill, when the timber gave way at the hood, and his left leg was crushed by the stone. There were only children assisting at the time, and the Elders had to be summoned from the fields to roll the stone off, which was embedded on its edge." William also stated that Isaiah's "left leg was removed" and Isaiah "lost the sight from his left eye" and was later "aided by a peg."

On November 26, 1775, Isaiah LINTON died, at age 36, in "Zacheus Onion, old stone dwelling house." This stone house was located on the Great Road (Now Maryland State Route 7), next to Onion's Mill Lot Seat, in Harford County, Maryland. This same stone house was later leased to Edward Connard, Isaiah's brother-in-law, who turned it into a Joppa Inn.

On November 28, 1775, Isaiah was buried, in the Forest Quaker Meeting House Cemetery, Baltimore County, Maryland. This meeting house was built by Isaiah in 1773, a small log cabin, high on the buff, overlooking Isaiah’s Lower Jericho Custom Mill.

On June 19, 1823, Sarah HIRST Linton died on her Jericho tract Plantation in Wrightstown, at age 81, Sarah was buried, on June 21, 1823, in the Wrightstown Quaker Meeting House Cemetery, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Isaiah LINTON and Sarah HIRST had five children:

i. Laura Ellicott LINTON (1766-1825), was born on March 22, 1766, in Wrightstown Twp., Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Laura was born into the Quakers - Religious Society of Friends. Laura never married, but did leave behind, her hand written journal and her mother’s hand written journal. Laura died on October 29, 1825 in Upper Makefield Twp., Bucks County, Pennsylvania, at age 59. Laura was buried on September 30, 1828, in the Upper Makefield Quaker Meeting House Cemetery. Isaiah named his 1st child after Andrew ELLICOTT (1754-1820), his friend and 1st cousin. Laura was the 3rd great-grandaunt of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987).

ii. Thomas LINTON Sr. (1768-1829), was born on January 3, 1768, in Wrightstown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Thomas was planter by trade. He was born into the Quakers - Religious Society of Friends. Thomas died on July 27, 1829, at age 61, in Newtown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Thomas was buried in the Newtown Quaker Meeting House Cemetery. Thomas was the 3rd great-granduncle of Kirk Louis LINTON.

On October 1, 1796, Thomas married Mary CARY(1776-1815). Mary was the daughter of Asa CARY(1757-?) and Agnes ASHBURN (1756-?). Mary was the granddaughter of Samuel CARY (1711-1766) and Sarah STACKHOUSE (1718-1808). Mary CARY was born 1776, in Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Mary was born into the Quakers - Religious Society of Friends. Mary CARY died on October 13, 1815, in Middletown Township, Bucks County, at age 39. She was buried in the Middletown Quaker Meeting House Cemetery, Bucks County.

Thomas LINTON and Mary CARY had five children: Asa Cary LINTON (1797-1865); Isaiah Linton (1798-1868); Mary LINTON Roberts (1801-?); Silas Cary LINTON (1805-1834); Silas Cary LINTON (1807-1824).

Thomas LINTON, next married Hannah WILDMAN (1792-1872). Hannah was the daughter of Martin WILDMAN (1770-?) and Elizabeth Unknown, (1770-?). Hannah was born in 1792, into the Quakers - Religious Society of Friends. Thomas and Hannah were married on November 13, 1816, at the Falls Quaker Meeting House in Bucks County. Hannah died on October 10, 1872, in Deerfield, Portage County, Ohio, at age 80. Hannah was buried in the Deerfield Friends Meeting House cemetery in, Deerfield, Portage County, Ohio.

Thomas LINTON and Hanna WILDMAN had three children:

William Hirst LINTON (1817-?), Joseph Wildman LINTON (1819-1890) and Sarah Ann LINTON Smith (1822-1901).

iii. James LINTON (1769- 1852) (2nd great-grandfather of Kirk Louis Linton 1914-1987) was born on December 10, 1769, in Wrightstown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. James a miller and planter. He was born into the Quakers - Religious Society of Friends. James died on July 31, 1854, in Newtown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, at age 84. James was buried on August 2, 1854, in the Newtown Friends Meeting House Cemetery, Bucks County. His estate was probated on September 19, 1854, in the Bucks County Court, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

On March 12, 1801, James LINTON married Ann CROASDALE (1776-1852), Ann was the daughter of Jeremiah CROASDALE (1751-1829) and Anne QUINBY (1749-1831). They were married in the Newtown Quaker Meeting House, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Ann was born on December 13, 1776, in Newtown Township, Bucks County. Ann was born into the Quakers - Religious Society of Friends Ann died on July 11, 1852, in Newtown Township, Bucks County, at age 75. Ann was buried, July 13, 1852, in the Newtown Quaker Meeting House Cemetery, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

James LINTON and Ann CROASDALE had eight children:

George Croasdale LINTON (1802-1863); Doctor Lewis Colbert LINTON (1803-1876); Doctor Maurice Peter LINTON (1807-1872); Robert Henry LINTON (1809-1884); James LINTON, Jr. (1812-?); Ann Croasdale LINTON (1815-1895); Deborah Caroline LINTON Ridge (1891-1894); Jeremiah Croasdale LINTON (1821-?)

iv. William LINTON ( 1772-1848) was born on January 13, 1772, in Jericho dwelling house , in Baltimore County, Maryland. He was born into the Quakers - Religious Society of Friends. William was a farmer and shoemaker by trade. William received a Certificate of Removal on August 5, 1806, for removal back to the Baltimore Quaker Meeting in Baltimore County, Maryland. William died on March 12, 1848, in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, at age 76. William was buried in the Cincinnati Quaker Meeting House Cemetery.

On September 10, 1796, William married Hannah BUCKMAN (1780-1849), in the Swedes Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hannah was born on July 27, 1780, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Hannah was the daughter of William BUCKMAN III (1719-1782) and Hannah Unknown (1758-?). Hannah was born into the Quakers - Religious Society of Friends. Hannah died on August 15, 1849, in Cincinnati, Hamilton County. Ohio, at age 69. Hannah was buried in the Cincinnati Quaker Meeting House Cemetery.

William LINTON and Hannah BUCKMAN had sixteen children:

Elizabeth LINTON Thatcher (1797-1876); Infant LINTON (1799-1799); Esther LINTON Jones (1800-1862); William Hirst LINTON (1801-?); Samuel Buckman LINTON (1803-1860); David LINTON (1804-1828); Albert James LINTON (1806-1875); Thomas LINTON (1808-1833); Harriet LINTON Goodwin (1810-1846); John LINTON (1812-?); Sarah Carlton LINTON Patterson (1814-1888); Isaiah LINTON (1816-1877); Hannah LINTON (1818-1835); Rachel LINTON Weeks (1820-1888); Infant LINTON (1822-1822); Anna M. R. LINTON Munger (1824-1895).

v. Sarah LINTON was born on February 23, 1774, in Zacheus Onion, old stone dwelling house, in Hartford County, Maryland. Sarah was born into the Quakers - Religious Society of Friends. She never married. Sarah died on April 27, 1817, in Bucks County, at age 43. Sarah was buried in the Wrightstown Quaker Meeting house cemetery in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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Jerusalem Merchant Mill build in 1771-1772 by Master millwright Isaiah LINTON (1739-1775) on the Little Gunpowder in present day Hartford County, Maryland. Photo taken in 1989 by Diane Marie BOURLAND Robinson Linton.