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Edward was a glassblower...

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From: Sarah Clevenger <>
Subject: Re: O.B. Clevenger
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 16:42:32 -0500
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The Greene Co, PA Clevengers go back to Edward Clevenger who was a glass
blower. I think that he was born ca 1797 VA. AS I remember this line is
well treated in George's book.

Sarah Clevenger wrote:
> In a message dated 03/19/2000 10:25:09 AM US Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> > my grandfather was o.b. clevenger, son of nelson thomas clevenger. i
> > would very much like any information available on the clevengers.
> I have not verified the source of the following information; however,
I have
> in my data base submitted info that reflects O.B. Clevenger as being
> Ora Bryon b.07-June-1867 Marion, MO the son of Nelson Thomas b.26-
> Greene, PA and Sarah Lucinda Long. They were married 25-Dec-1865 in
> PA (do not know if that is a town or county, but surely Sarah
Clevenger will
> shed some light for us.)
> This is seemingly the Burlington NJ line that settled in Missouri?
> Cheryl Trowbridge-Miller

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from Scotch Irish Pioneers in Ulster and America

judahandmicahadded this on 23 Sep 2009
Scotch Irish Pioneers in Ulster and America Book by Charles Knowles Bolton, Ethel
Stanwood Bolton; Bacon and Brown, 1910. A southern stronghold of Presbyterianism was
in the neighborhood of Newcastle, Delaware. The
narrow tongue of land between the upper shore of
Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware River is shared
by Maryland and Delaware. Maryland's portion
includes the Elk River and is known as Cecil
County. Delaware's portion is called Newcastle
County, with Wilmington, its chief city, at the mouth
of Christiana Creek. North of these two counties
and across the Pennsylvania line are Lancaster and
Chester counties (all known as Chester County from
1682 to 1729), extending from the Delaware River
to the Susquehanna River. This territory, south a
few miles from Philadelphia, became the mecca for
Scotch emigrants from Ireland. These emigrants
pushed up through Newcastle County to cross the
Pennsylvania line, hoping to escape from Maryland
and its tithes. 1 Unfortunately at this very time the
exact line of the boundary was in dispute between
Lord Baltimore and the heirs of William Penn, and ____________________ 1 Pennsylvania
Magazine of History, January, 1901, p. 497. -267- many of the settlers flocked in and preëmpted
in dispute, without obtaining right or title. To add
to the confusion the Penn family were in a state of
domestic discord, so that their agent James Logan
allowed very few grants in any place after the year
1720. An exception was made however in the case
of the Scotch Irish, people who, said Logan, "if
kindly used, will I believe be orderly, as they have
hitherto been, and easily dealt with; they will also,
I expect, be a leading example to others." These
grants were made for a settlement which was called
Donegal. 1 At this early period when the business of sending
"runners" into the rural communities in Ireland to
stimulate emigration 2 had not begun, we must not ex-
pect to find any noticeable increase in the number
of ships entering the Atlantic ports. At Boston
trading vessels from Dublin were not infrequent
visitors, but aside from servants their passengers
were few. At Charleston the number of ships en-
tering the port scarcely varied between the years
1714 and 1724, except for a falling off when the
pirates injured commerce in 1717-18, and a tempo-
rary increase in 1719. Few Scotch Irish came to New York in the early
part of the eighteenth century because the Governor
of New York and New Jersey, Lord Cornbury, dealt ____________________ 1 Pennsylvania
Magazine of History, Vol. 21, p. 495. 2 Ibid, p. 485. -268- harshly with dissenters. The Rev.
Francis Mak-
emie and the Rev. John Hampton visited the city
on a missionary tour to New England in January,
1706-7. Makemie was refused permission to
preach in the Dutch Church, but conducted a service
openly at the home of William Jackson in. Pearl
Street on Sunday, the 19th. He was arrested and
thrown into prison for preaching without a license.
Makemie petitioned for a speedy trial, but the legal
proceedings were permitted to drag on until the
seventh of June when a verdict of not guilty was
brought in. The financial burden of imprisonment
and trial, amounting to more than eighty three
pounds, fell entirely upon Makemie, although he is
known to have had firm friends in New York. His
sureties John Johnstone, gentleman, and William
Jackson, cordwainer, both recorded in 1703 as resi-
dents of the South ward, no doubt had listened to
this famous sermon; and we know of four others
who were present: Captain John Theobalds, John
Vanhorne, Anthony Young and one Harris, Lord
Cornbury's coachman. 1 The Governor, soon after
the trial, was removed from office and imprisoned
for debt. Late in 1718 the News-Letter furnishes
evidence of the arrival of passengers from Ireland
at the port of New York. 2 Whether Celts or Scots ____________________ 1 For a list of
Presbyterians in New York in 1755, see Journal
Presbyterian Historical Society, Vol. 1, p. 244. 2 A pink from Ireland, John Read, master, arrived
with pas-
sengers November 10, 1718. -269- we have as yet no information. But in forty years
we find the Scotch Irish in New York to be wealthy
and of great political influence.Philadelphia seems to have had a considerable im-
migration from Dublin, Belfast and Glasgow from
the time of the arrival of the first Quakers in 1682.
What are we to think of over seventy passengers
from Waterford, Ireland, who arrived in the ship
Cezer, Matthew, Cowman, commander, in July,
1716, 1 or of fifty passengers from Cork in March
1718? Again, of what character were the one hundred
and fifty passengers which the Elizabeth and Mar-
garet, after a voyage of twelve weeks from Dublin,
left at Philadelphia in August, 1718? Were these
people Presbyterian Scotch Irish? A few may no
doubt have claimed their faith and their blood, but I
cannot but believe that up to the year 1719 most of
the passengers were English and Celtic servants
and mechanics, with a number of prosperous Scotch
and English Quakers. Very few Ulster weavers
and farmers came to the South until word reached
Ireland late in 1718 that Boyd, the Bann Valley en-
voy, had found serious difficulty in obtaining land in
New England for settlement. In 1719 hundreds of
Scotch Irish immigrants turned to lands in Chester County and to the fields south of the
line for their homes. 1 The Scotch Irish migration of Presbyterians to
Chester County 2 began in 1719 and thus came long
after the English-Irish migration of Quakers which
had begun in 1682. These Presbyterians became of
sufficient influence in Chester County in 1722 to ob-
tain the name Donegal for their township. Chief
among them at this time were: James Galbraith, Senior, and his sons Andrew,
James and John Robert Wilkins and his sons Thomas, William,
Peter and John Gordon Howard and his sons Thomas and Joseph George Stuart and his son John
Peter Allen James Roddy James and Alexander Hutchinson John and Robert Spear Hugh,
Henry, and Moses White Robert McFarland and his sons Robert and
James James Paterson Richard Allison ____________________ 1 The curious reader may be
interested in Charles Clinton
Journal of his voyage from Dublin via Glenarm and Derry Lough
in 1729 when over one hundred passengers died on board. See the
Pennsylvania Magazine of History, 1902, p. 112. 2 Futhey and Cope's Chester County, p. 248.

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