STEWART Silas

Male 1796 - 1871  (74 years)


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  • Name STEWART Silas  [1
    Born 25 Oct 1796  Fairfield Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    CENSUS 21 Aug 1850  Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Silas' son John Stewart living next door. Shared occupation of druggist which suggests they were in business together.
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN, Roll  M432_142; Page: 13A; Image: 30
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN, Roll M432_142; Page: 13A; Image: 30
    CENSUS 01 Aug 1860  Washington Township, Decatur Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census: 1860 U.S. - Washington Township, Decatur Co., IN, Roll  M653_253; Page: 765; Image: 134; Family History Library Film: 803253
    Census: 1860 U.S. - Washington Township, Decatur Co., IN, Roll M653_253; Page: 765; Image: 134; Family History Library Film: 803253
    WILL 22 Jun 1868  Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    I, Silas Stewart, of the County of Decatur and the State of Indiana, being in perfect health and sound mind and memory, do hereby make and publish this my last Will and Testament.
    1st. I bequeath to my son, Daniel Stewart, if he survives me, Two Thousand Dollars to be paid him as soon after my death as possible.
    2d. I bequeath to my son, John H. Stewart, all my real estate in Wilders addition to the city of Greensburg, containing about seven acres.
    3d. To my daughter, Elizabeth Hogue, I bequeath Two Thousand five hundred dollars to be paid her as soon after my death as possible.
    4th. To my daughter, Martha J. Wilder, I give one promissory note I hold on John T. Wilder for Six Thousand dollars to be given to her as soon after my death as possible.
    5th. I give and bequeath to the Methodist Episcopal Church, first charge of the City of Greensburg, One Thousand dollars to be paid as soon after my death as possible to the board of stewarts of said first charge, and by them to put at interest, which interest is to go for all future time to the support of the preacher, and I hereby require that the principal shall remain at interest, and the interest to be used only in the way above indicated.
    6th. I bequeath to Ann Nevitt the sum of Two Thousand five hundred dollars to be paid to her as soon after my death as possible.
    7th. It is my will that after all special bequests are paid that the remainder of my personal property and real estate shall be equally divided between my two daughters Elizabeth Hogue and Ann Nevitt.
    8th. In all cases where special bequests are made to my children above, I will that if any of them should not survive me, then I desire that their children shall in that case have the same share the parent would have had if he or she had lived.
    In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 22nd day of June, 1868, and again declare this to be my last Will and Testament.
    (Signed) SILAS STEWART.
    Witnesses :
    WILL CUMBERCK
    R. M. BARNES. 
    CENSUS 15 Jun 1870  Washington Township, Decatur Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Silas living with family of son John.
    Census: 1870 U.S. - Washington Township, Decatur Co., IN, Roll  M593_308; Page: 192A; Image: 389; Family History Library Film: 545807
    Census: 1870 U.S. - Washington Township, Decatur Co., IN, Roll M593_308; Page: 192A; Image: 389; Family History Library Film: 545807
    RELI Methodist  [7, 8
    • GREENSBURG CIRCUIT.

      That fall of 1833 Conference was held at Madison, and I was sent to the Greensburg Circuit. When we came to Greensburg things appeared discouraging. The town had been visited by typhoid fever, and many had died - Dr. Teal, George Robinson, and Mrs. Silas Stewart, and others. There had been no religious services for some time. There was no Methodist churth. I preached in private houses, and in David Gageby's cabinetshop, where the Rogers House is now, on the northwest corner of the public square. I went to work visiting the sick and praying for them. It was a long time before Silas Stewart got restored from his sickness to health of body and mind. Until he got to walking about, he thought he owned the town.

      The Church members were collected together, and had prayer-meetings in private houses, such as Freeman's, Roszel's, Stewart's, and sometimes in the old court-house. Preaching was had in the old court-house, but it was a hard house to preach in. In the spring I got fifteen dollars from James Freeman, five dollars from Silas Stewart, five dollars from Jacob Stewart, and five dollars from James Robinson, and bought the lot that Mr. F. Dowden owned on Franklin Street, and, though the Church was feeble, it built the house that is now on that lot.
    Died 17 Feb 1871  Johnson City, Washington Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Headstone reads: Silas Stewart, Oct. 21 1796, Feb. 17, 1871
    Headstone: Silas Stewart 1796-1871
    Headstone: Silas Stewart 1796-1871
    Plot: N
    Stewart Monument
    Stewart Monument
    Includes inscriptions for Silas Stewart, first wife Mary Hendricks Stewart and second wife Rachel Fisher Stewart.
    Plot: N
    Person ID I304  Main
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2010 

    Father STEWART Jacob,   b. Abt 1755,   d. 4 Apr 1835, Fairfield Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother DUNN, Edith /Elizabeth,   d. Aft 6 Nov 1801, Fairfield Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Middlesex Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 FISHER Rachel,   b. 11 Feb 1806, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1864, Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Children 
    +1. STEWART Martha Jane,   b. 22 Sep 1837, Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1892, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2010 15:14:55 
    Family ID F89  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 HENDRICKS, Mary,   b. 10 Sep 1803, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1833, Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1823  Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Marriage Record: Stewart, Silas and Mary Hendricks - 1823
    Marriage Record: Stewart, Silas and Mary Hendricks - 1823
    Children 
     1. STEWART Daniel,   b. 3 Feb 1824  [Birth]
    +2. STEWART John House,   b. 26 Oct 1826, Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sept 1892, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
     3. STEWART Elizabeth,   b. 13 Apr 1828,   d. 23 Mar 1892, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [Birth]
     4. STEWART Ann Mariah,   b. 3 Sep 1830, Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1911, Lawrenceburg, Dearborn Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2010 12:17:59 
    Family ID F144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Oct 1796 - Fairfield Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Oct 1823 - Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 21 Aug 1850 - Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 01 Aug 1860 - Washington Township, Decatur Co., IN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWILL - I, Silas Stewart, of the County of Decatur and the State of Indiana, being in perfect health and sound mind and memory, do hereby make and publish this my last Will and Testament. 1st. I bequeath to my son, Daniel Stewart, if he survives me, Two Thousand Dollars to be paid him as soon after my death as possible. 2d. I bequeath to my son, John H. Stewart, all my real estate in Wilders addition to the city of Greensburg, containing about seven acres. 3d. To my daughter, Elizabeth Hogue, I bequeath Two Thousand five hundred dollars to be paid her as soon after my death as possible. 4th. To my daughter, Martha J. Wilder, I give one promissory note I hold on John T. Wilder for Six Thousand dollars to be given to her as soon after my death as possible. 5th. I give and bequeath to the Methodist Episcopal Church, first charge of the City of Greensburg, One Thousand dollars to be paid as soon after my death as possible to the board of stewarts of said first charge, and by them to put at interest, which interest is to go for all future time to the support of the preacher, and I hereby require that the principal shall remain at interest, and the interest to be used only in the way above indicated. 6th. I bequeath to Ann Nevitt the sum of Two Thousand five hundred dollars to be paid to her as soon after my death as possible. 7th. It is my will that after all special bequests are paid that the remainder of my personal property and real estate shall be equally divided between my two daughters Elizabeth Hogue and Ann Nevitt. 8th. In all cases where special bequests are made to my children above, I will that if any of them should not survive me, then I desire that their children shall in that case have the same share the parent would have had if he or she had lived. In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 22nd day of June, 1868, and again declare this to be my last Will and Testament. (Signed) SILAS STEWART. Witnesses : WILL CUMBERCK R. M. BARNES. - 22 Jun 1868 - Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 15 Jun 1870 - Washington Township, Decatur Co., IN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Feb 1871 - Johnson City, Washington Co., TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • SILAS STEWART, son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Dunn) Stewart, was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, October 25, I796, and died at Rockwood, Tennessee, February I7, 1890. For some time prior to his residence in Tennessee he was of Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana, as indicated in his will... [13]

  • Sources 
    1. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978.
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    2. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 571 (Reliability: 2).
      SILAS STEWART, son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Dunn) Stewart, was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, October 25, I796...

    3. [S155] Census: 1850 U.S. - Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN , (Ancestry.com), Roll M432_142; Page: 13A; Image: 30 (Reliability: 3), 21 Aug 1850.

    4. [S158] Census: 1860 U.S. - Washington Township, Decatur Co., IN , (Ancestry.com), Roll M653_253; Page: 765; Image: 134; Family History Library Film: 803253 (Reliability: 2), 01 Aug 1860.

    5. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 570-571 (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S159] Census: 1870 U.S. - Washington Township, Decatur Co., IN , (Ancestry.com), Roll M593_308; Page: 192A; Image: 389; Family History Library Film: 545807 (Reliability: 2), 15 Jun 1870.

    7. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 571 (Reliability: 2).
      5th. I give and bequeath to the Methodist Episcopal Church, first charge of the City of Greensburg, One Thousand dollars to be paid as soon after my death as possible to the board of stewarts of said first charge, and by them to put at interest, which interest is to go for all future time to the support of the preacher...

    8. [S198] Autobiography of Rev. Joseph Tarkington, Rev, Joseph Tarkington, (Cincinnati: Curtis& Jennings, 1899), 31833025769271., 126-127 (Reliability: 2), 1899.

    9. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 570 (Reliability: 2).
      Jacob Stewart married (first) Elizabeth Dunn.

    10. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 576 (Reliability: 2).
      RACHEL FISHER...married Silas Stewart.

    11. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 571 (Reliability: 2).
      He (Silas Stewart)...married (second) Rachel Fisher.

    12. [S196] Decatur County, Indiana, early marriage records, 1822-1839, compiled by Colleen Alice Ridlen, (Beach Grove, Ind. : C.A. Ridlen, 1977), 977.216 V2r., Book1, page 5 (Reliability: 3), 27 Dec 1823.

    13. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 570 (Reliability: 2).