The STEWART Family

HISTORY OF HANOVER TOWNSHIP AND WYOMING VALLEY

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
By: Henry Blackman Plumb, 1885, 498 pp.
Robert Baur, Printer and Stationer, Wilkes-Barre, PA

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THE STEWART FAMILY
CONTAINED IN THE HANOVER GENEALOGICAL TABLES TO 1830, pp. 479 - 482

This page last updated: 10 Jul 2009

Note: Additions to the information found in Plumb's History of Hanover are shown below in red text.

Lazarus STEWART 1 was born in Scotland; emigrated with his family first to Ireland, then to Holland, and finally to America, and settled in Lancaster Co. PA in 1729; died there.  He had (among other children) two sons believed to have been named:

Robert STEWART 2 (Lazarus 1) was born in Scotland or Ireland; came with his father's family to America in 1729; settled in Lancaster Co., PA; married [blank]; died there.  They had:

Alexander STEWART 2 (Lazarus 1) was born in Scotland or Ireland; came with his father's family to America in 1729; settled in Lancaster Co., PA; married [blank]; died there.  They had:

Captain Lazarus STEWART 3 (Robert 2, Lazarus 1) was born in Lancaster Co. (now Dauphin Co.), PA in 1734; served in the old French and Indian War of 1755 to 1763; was in Braddock's defeat; married Martha ESPY; was Captain of the "Paxton Boys"; came to Hanover in Wyoming Valley as a settler with forty Lancaster County men late in 1769, or February 1770; during 1770 his group was reduced to thirty men, to whom were added ten New England men; by 1772 they were reduced to eighteen men, who hired an additional eighteen men, thus keeping up, according to an understanding with the Susquehanna Company, their number to not less than thirty-six; was the fiery and daring Yankee leader of those stirring times; resided in a block house of his own on his land (long known afterwards as the Alexander JAMESON lot), about midway between the River Road and the Susquehanna River bank, on the upper flats in Hanover about 90 rods below the Wilkes-Barre line; was killed at the head of his company in the battle and massacre of Wyoming, July 3, 1778.  They had:

James STEWART 3 (Robert 2, Lazarus 1) was born in Lancaster Co. (now Dauphin Co.), PA; came to Hanover with his brother, the Captain, in 1769 or 1770; returned to Lancaster before the battle and massacre of July 1778 at Wyoming; married Priscilla ESPY; lived in Lancaster Co.; died there in 1783.  They had:

Lieutenant Lazarus STEWART 3 (Alexander 2, Lazarus 1) was born in Lancaster Co. (now Dauphin Co.), PA; married Dorcas HOPKINS; came to Hanover with his cousin, Capt. Lazarus STEWART, in 1769 or 1770; lived on the River Road about two miles below Wilkes-Barre, the place afterwards known as the SIVELY place, now Mrs. PFOUTS' place [in 1885]; was Lieutenant of the Hanover militia company; was killed in the battle and massacre of Wyoming, July 3, 1778.  They had:

James STEWART 4 (Capt. Lazarus 3, Robert 2, Lazarus 1) was born in Lancaster Co., PA; came to Hanover with his father's family about 1772; married Hannah JAMESON; lived and died in Hanover.  They had:

Josiah STEWART 4 (Capt. Lazarus 3, Robert 2, Lazarus 1) was born in Lancaster Co., PA; came to Hanover with his father's family about 1772; married Mercy CHAPMAN; removed to New York State, where he died.  They had:

Lazarus STEWART 4 (James 3, Robert 2, Lazarus 1) was born in Lancaster Co., PA in 1783; came to Hanover with his step-father, Capt. Andrew LEE, in 1804; married Elizabeth CRISMAN; resided in Wilkes-Barre; died there in 1839; buried in Hanover Cemetery.  They had:

Webster STEWART 5 (Lazarus 4, James 3, Robert 2, Lazarus 1) was born in Wilkes-Barre; married Sarah BIRD; lived and died in Wilkes-Barre.  They had:


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