Markham of Chesterfield
Ancestors and Descendants of John Markham
1754 - Abt 1782
||Orange Co, New York, USA
||15 Jul 2018 |
||Evan Jones, b. Abt 1690, Pennsylvania, USA , d. May 1755, Orange Co, New York, USA |
||Bridget Mathews, b. Between 1730 and 1740, Orange Co, New York, USA , d. Oct 1803, Kingston, Ulster Co, New York, USA |
||Sketch: Brief Notes on the Children of Evan Jones|
Dr Evan Jones was twice married, first to Mary Stevenson in about 1725, and secondly to Bridget Mathews. As a Mathews family researcher, I have been most interested to identify the mother of Evan Jones' children.
- In the sketch titled "Brief Notes on the Children of Evan Jones", I have compiled very short bios on each of his seven identified children. It is the result of research I have done to try to determine the identity of the mother for each of the children. In this database see - Sketch: Brief Notes on the Children of Evan Jones. Pam Garrett, 2016.
Mary Jones is probably the daughter of Evan Jones and his second wife Bridget Mathews. She was married in 1774 to Richard Harrison, a prominent New York attorney. It is not clear if they had children. Mary Jones Harrison died about the year 1782, and Richard Harrison was secondly married to Frances Ludlow. Note that Mary Jones' sister, Catherine, named a daughter Mary Harrison Elmendorf.
Richard Harrison, esq married 3 May by Rev Mr Sayre to Miss Jones, eldest sister of Dr Jones of New York City, ceremony was performed at 'Matthewsfield', seat of Vincent Matthews, esq of Orange co, NY; newspaper dated 16 May 1774.
[source] Genealogical Data from Colonial New York Newspapers; Kenneth Scott, 1977.
1778; List of Persons Banished by the Commissioners for detecting and defeating Conspiracies, &c, within this State, in pursuance of an Act, etc., entitled: An Act more effectually to prevent the mischiefs arising from the Influence and Example of persons of Equivocal and suspected Characters within this State: [includes] Richard Harrison, Esq., late of the City of New York.
1783; Letter David Colden to his niece Henrietta Colden, at Isle of Man, England
. . . I am glad to close this gloomy letter with a subject of another kind, the marriage of one of your connections. Rich'd Harrison was married last week to Miss Ludlow, eldest daughter of the Judge; she went to England in June. I am happy to hear of the progress your sons make in their learning. My wife and children join in very affectionate remembrance of you and them. Please to present my respectfull compliments to your father, and do not forget to give me credit for the length of my letters, tho' you cannot for their frequency. Let me stand credited likewise for being Dear Niece Your al't'ec't Uncle and most humble Serv't DAVID COLDEN. To Mrs. Henrietta Colden Isle of Man.
[pam garrett's comment] A note on Richard Harrison - Richard Harrison was born about 1750, and has been noted as "a prominent lawyer", and "most eminent barrister of New York". David Colden, son of Cadwallader Colden studied law in his office. Richard Harrison counted himself among the Loyalists during the revolutionary years, but went on to serve in the New York Assembly in 1788-89 and again from 1798 - 1801. Richard Harrison was first married to Mary Jones, daughter of Dr Evan Jones in 1774. He was married secondly to Francis Ludlow in 1783. She was the daughter of George Duncan Ludlow, the Loyalist, afterwards chief justice of New Brunswick. The town of Harrisburgh New York is named in honor of Richard Harrison. He died there on the 6th of December 1829, aged eighty-one years.
Notes for Mary Jones; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, 2016; for Markham of Chesterfield website.