Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Daniel Hullinger U.S., Revolutionary War Pension

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Solomon Trail and Nancy Duren Marriage Bond

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Oath of Fidelity - Civilian Patriots

In this record three generations of the Trail family are shown to have signed the "Oath of Fidelity or Allegiance."  David Trail Sr., David Trail Jr., and Basil Trail acted as Civilian Patriots during the Revolutionary War.  It is recorded that David Trail Jr. aided the military by donating wheat.

"The Oath of Fidelity was instituted by Laws of Maryland 1777, Chapter 20, An Act for the Better Security of Government.  Every free male 18 years and older was required to subscribe to an oath renouncing the King of England and to pledge allegiance to the revolutionary government of Maryland.  Those already engaged in military service were assumed to be loyal.  Quakers, Mennonites, and Dunkards were permitted to affirm.  There were several penalties associated with failure to obey the instructions of the ACT.  Magistrates neglecting to keep books and transmit them to the Governor were to be fined 500 pounds.  Persons expected to take the oath who did not do so were required, for the rest of their lives, to pay triple the ordinary tax on real and personal property.  They were forbidden to exercise and practice the trade of merchandise or to practice the law, physic or surgery, or the art of an apothecary, or to preach or teach the gospel, or to teach in public or private schools, or to hold or exercise within this state, any office of profit or trust, civil or military, or to vote at any election of electors or senators, or of delegates to the house of delegates.  Oaths were to be administered by the magistrates of each county before March 1, 1778." 

24. David Trail Jr.
27. Basil Trail
47. David Trail, Sr.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Will of David Trail Jr.

David Trail II  (Father of Basil Trail, Solomon, Duritha, Siney, Harold Everett Hullinger) was born in 1712 in Fredrick Co. Maryland.  In 1778 at the age of 66 he signed the Maryland Oath of Fidelity or Allegiance* as an American Patriot.

He aided in the American cause as a Civilian Patriot by providing wheat for for use by the military in 1780. On 10 of Dec 1781 David Trail Jr. (II) died.  The following is his Will and can be found here.

16. David TRAIL II,13 was born in 1712 in Fredrick Co. Maryland and died on 10 Dec 1781 in Fredrick Co. Maryland at age 69.
General Notes: Per Jackie McAbee:

Notes for David Trail II:
Private, Class 8, 5th. Co., Middle Battalion. Montgomery Co., Maryland.
Oath of Loyalty: 1778 Maryland.

In 1751 David Trail signed a petition to divide Fredrick Co., Maryland.
David II took the Oath of Allegiance before the Hon. Gerrard Brisco on March 2, 1778. At that time he was living in the Seneca Hundred, Montgomery Co. Maryland. He aided the American cause by providing wheat for use of the military in 1780.
Source: March Court, 1778, Rev. Records of Maryland,(Rockville, Montgomery Co. MD.

Will of David Trail II

In the Name of God Amen. I David Trail Sen. Of Frederick County in the Province of Maryland, Planter, being infirm of Body, but in perfect health do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in order following: That is to say I give and recommend my Soul into the hand of almighty God that gave it, and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be decently interred at this discretion of my executor, and touching such worthy estate as it pleased God to bless me with I will and bequeath in the following manner and form-
I will and bequeath unto my beloved Son David Trail a certain Tract of Land called Locust Thickett lying and being in the county aforesaid to him and his Heirs forever.
Item I will and bequeath unto my beloved Son Basil Trail a certain Tract of Land called Roses delight in the County aforesaid, to him and his Heirs forever. Also a certain Tract of Land adjoining the above mentioned Tract, known by the name of the Younger Brother, to him and his Heirs forever.
Item I will and bequeath unto my beloved Daughters Massa, Casandra, and Darkus Trail, one Feather Bed, each with the furniture belonging thereto.
Item I will and bequeath unto my Beloved Son Basil Trail one Feather Bed with the Furniture thereto belonging -
Item I will and bequeath unto my three Daughters: Massa, Casandra and Darkus Trail, a Cow and Calf, or Cow and Yearling each, likewise one Ewe and Lamb a piece.
Item I will and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Margrett Trail, a Negro Girl called Amy, during her Widowhood, but in case she should marry, the said Wench to be Sold, and the money thencwarising to be equally divided among my Children.
Item I will and bequeath the remaining part of my personal Estate, after my just debts and Funeral expenses are fully satisfied, that remaining part to be equally divided among my Children -
Item I hereby constitute make and ordain my beloved Son David Trail sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament; and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testament and Wills by me in any ways before named, willed, or bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have here untouched my hand and Seal this fifth day of March, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy five
Signed, sealed, published, and pronounced by the said David Trail Sen. As his last Will and Testament in the presence of these who, in his presence and the presence of each other have here unto subscribed our names.
David D Trail
His mark
Jhn Hilleary
Joseph West, Sen.
Abraham Holland AH-his mark
David married Margaret WEST in 1749 in Maryland. Margaret was born in 1729 in Fredrick Co. Maryland and died on 14 Feb 1807 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina at age 78.
Children from this marriage were:

          i.  David TRAIL III (born in 1750 in Montgomery Co., Maryland - died on 29 Jul 1831 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina). David married Elizabeth FRYER in 1776 in Maryland. Elizabeth was born about 1754 in Fredrick Co. Maryland and died before 1831 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
8        ii.  Basil TRAIL (born in 1751 in Fredrick Co. Maryland - died in 1812 in Sumner County TN). Basil married Barbara FRYER. Barbara was born in Maryland and died in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
        iii.  Cassandra TRAIL (born in 1754 in Fredrick Co. Maryland - died in Spartanburg County, South Carolina). Cassandra married Benjamin PEAKE. Benjamin was born in 1758, died in 1832 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina at age 74, and was buried peake-Hamm cemetery on Dutchman Creek in Friendship Community, Spartanburg Co., SC.
         iv.  Massa TRAIL (born in 1754 in Fredrick Co. Maryland)
          v.  Dorcas TRAIL (born on 14 Dec 1759 in Montgomery Co., Maryland - died in 1817 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina). Dorcas married Osborne WEST on 19 Nov 1778 in Montgomery Co., Maryland. Osborne was born on 2 Oct 1749 in Montgomery Co., Maryland and died on 30 Mar 1814 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina at age 64.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Project

MILITARY: Militia, 1790-1800, Pa. Archives, Ser. 6, Vol. 5, 231-299, Dauphin County, PA 
This 7 Day of July, 1794.

JULY THE 8TH, 1794.
                        ROBT. McKEE, Jun. Capt.

Robt. McKee, Jun.

PENNSYLVANIA MILITIA - 1790-1800.  247

Aphram Campble.

Netthaniel Grahams.

Fredrick Bigler.              Jacob Rule.
David Duncan.                 Jacob Lemas.
Robert Candour.               Stophel Murtsall.
Jobe Vancord.

Class Fifth.

John Loyd.                    John Funck.
Philip Sellers.               Christ. Branser.
Nicholous Martain.            James Shanks.
Mathias Huffort.              Henry Shaffer, Senr.
John Titzler.                 Gorge Ankes.
Christian Hollinger.          Andrew Henry.
Jacob Reser.                  Henry Irwine.
Daniel Shelly.                Nail McCue.
Henry Shaffner, Junr.

Our Revolutionary War Ancestors

(This is a re-post from 11/16/09)

Pennsylvania State Archives
Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File

It seems we have at least two ancestors from the "Hollinger/Hullinger" line that served in the Revolutionary War - Christian (Hollinger) Hullinger and his son Daniel Hullinger.

Christian (Hollinger) Hullinger
Born: 29 Nov 1726 Egliswil, Aargua, Switzerland
Died: Dec 1802 Sockeville, Berkley Co., Pennsylvania

Christian Hollinger, October 25, 1779
9th Battalion, 6th Company, Captain

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Christian Hullinger, October 22, 1780
3rd Battalion, 7th Company, 7th Class

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Daniel Hullinger

Born: 12 Mar 1757 Warwick Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Died: 22 July 1839 Mad River Township, Champaign, Ohio
Daniel Hollinger, May 24, 1779
9th Battalion, 6th Company, Clerk
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Daniel Hollinger, October 25, 1779
9th Battalion, 6th Company, Drummer

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Daniel Hollinger, October 22, 1780
3rd Battalion, 7th Company

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Daniel Hollinger, October 22, 1780
3rd Battalion, 7th Company, Lieutenant

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Dan Hollinger, Muster Roll - July 5, 1781
3rd Battalion, 3rd Class
Time of Service July 3 - August 24, 1781

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The Following Two Histories came from

"A letter came from a Maude Hullinger from Springfield, Ohio. Enclosed was a record that tells of a Christian Hullinger, who was born in Lancaster County, Warwick Twp., Pennsylvania. He served in the Revolutionary War as Militia Captain from 1777 - 1779 in Colonel Peter Grubbs 8th Battalion. They were in camp in New Jersey, August, 1776, for the defense of Philadelphia. Under him were Privates Daniel Hullinger and Daniel Hullinger, Jr. In 1779, listed in the 9th Battalion, commanded by John Huber, is Captain Christian Hullinger, Clerk Daniel Hullinger, Drummer Daniel Hullinger, and Fifer Thomas Hullinger."

"The Daniel mentioned seems to be a son or grandson of Christian and was born March 12 1757, making him 19 in 1776. He died in 1839 and is buried in Rector Cemetery near Tremont, Ohio. He was a teamster in the Continental Army and was discharged as First Lieutenant. After the war he went to Shenandoah County, Virginia, where in 1783 he married Ann Shockey, who was born December 6, 1767. They moved to Champaign County, Ohio, about 1788 which was a densely forested country. Ann died August 20, 1836, and also is buried in Rector Cemetery."

Declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress.

Passed June 7, 1832. State of Ohio Chamaign County

On this seventeenth day of October A.D. 1832.

Personally appeared in open court, before Geo B. Holt, President, Jas. Smith, Wm Runkle, of the court of Common Pleas of Champaign County, now sitting,

Daniel Hullinger a resident of Madriver Township, County of Champaign & State of Ohio, in the Seventy Sixth year of his age, who being first duly sworn according to laws doth on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th A.D. 1832.

That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated.

He was born in Lancaster County, State of Pennsylvania on the 12th day of March A.D. 1757.

He had his age recorded (as taken from his father's Family record) in a book prepared & kept by him for the purpose of a Family Record Book.

He continued to reside in the County in which he was born, until the year 1777, when a short short time after harvest, (the day he does not remember,) he volunteered for seven months, as a private in a company of volunteers under the command of Captain John Ashton - Gen. Bull was commander of the Regiment of Battalian:

- the company was formed at Philadelphia

- he was at the battle of Germantown near Philadelphia, in October 1777

- he served out his seven months term, and received a discharge, which he has lost.

Sometime after (the exact time he does not remember) he was called out with a company of militia under Capt. John Ashton -- and served a term of two months -- during which time, he believes they were stationed a short time on Chesnut Hill near German Town, in Pennsylvania.

he received a discharge, but has lost it -

After which, a waggon and team of horses of his father, Christian Hullinger, was called into the service of the regular Army, in the neighborhood of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Daniel Barry being waggonmaster which team, he the said Daniel Hullinger drove for the term of eight months in succession, and was then discharged.

His fourth and last term he believes was two months in guarding the prisoners at Lancaster barricks, (he thinks the prisoners were taken at Yorktown in Virginia, on the surrender of Lord Cornwallis)

- he was first Lieutenant under Captain whose name he does not distinctly recollect; but thinks it was Capt. Fetter, or Vedder. he received his discharge, which is also lost.

Soon after the war of the Revolution he removed to the State of Virginia - from thence to Ross County in this State (Ohio) - from thence to Champaign County Ohio, where he has resided for about sixteen years, & where he now resides.

He has no documentary evidence, and knows of no person, whose testimony he can produce, who can testify to his services.

He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State, or (if any) only on that of the agency of the State of Pennsylvania.



Daniel D H

mark L. Weaver

Sworn & subscribed, the day & year afroesaid.

John C. Pearson, Clerk Located in the Probate Court Office, Champaign County, Urbana, Ohio.

All spelling and punctuation as in original document.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Excerpt from Jennie Lewis Hullinger "Personal Record"

"At my birth my oldest sister Lenora, who had lost her husband, came and took care of my mother."

"I was a fat baby with lots of black hair and the family told my mother I looked like a little papoose, which insulted her very much."

Jennie Lewis Hullinger as a baby.

"Due to the cold winter and poor way of transportation and living quite a way from the ward chapel I was not given a name or a blessing until the following may 5, 1901 when James Hacking the second counselor in the Stake Presidency blessed me. John Workman was Bishop at the time."

"I have always felt like my mother named me for Jennie Lind, a Swedish singer of the 18 century. Or she must have been a great ideal in her life because all my childhood life my mother called me the full name Jennie Lind."

"This is the home I was raised in. In Glines Ward. From L. to R. My mother - Birdie and me on the porch, Crystal and my father."

"The first three year of my schooling was at the Glines School, a two---------------- large rooms, two halls and a small library. The school year was about seven months."

"My first teacher was Parmelia Batty and my second Mary McKee and the third Elizabeth Rasmussen."

"During these years roads were usually bad, being either dusty, dry, mud or lots of snow and ice. So my father would take my sister and I in a buggy with hot rocks and blankets to keep us warm in the winter months. Part of the time we rode with Florence Gurber or Mary McKee teachers living in the Maeser Ward and teaching in Glines, that passed our place to go to school."

"Then my folks moved to town and my father who was the first custodian at the Uintah stake Academy - which was in about 1912. There I went two years at the Central School with Zora Colton as teacher in the fourth grade and Annie Evans in the fifth - when again we moved back to our farm and I went to the Maeser School with Lewis Boyer as teacher for the sixth grade and I remember him so well for being so nice looking and being such a

Jennie Lewis Hullinger about 10-11 years old. Vernal, Utah c. 1910-1911