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These family details are from Don Cannon at [email protected] researching CANAAN. His details refer to Ruth CUMPSTON  and Joseph Cumpston. 


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1. John W CANAAN Sr was born in 1771. He died on 31 Jul 1848 in Hardin, Oh. John married Ruth CUMPSTON in 1801. Ruth was born in 1784 in Pa.


They had the following children: 2 F i Polly CANAAN was born in 1801.


Polly married Joseph CUMPSTON. + 3 M ii Isaac CANAAN was born in 1802. + 4 M iii William CANAAN Sr was born in 1803 and died on 22 Apr 1874. 5 F iv Emerita CANAAN was born in 1804 in Gallia, OH. Emerita married Christian LAMBERT on 17 Oct 1846 in Hardin, Oh. Christian was born on 17 Oct 1846 in Hardin, Oh. + 6 M v John W CANAAN Jr was born in 1811 and died in 1866.

Land Record for CUMPSTON Date: 1816 Location: PA, Northumberland

Name is referenced in entry for David Shakespear Supplement to the Democratic Press - Wednesday March 27, 1816 TREASURER'S SALE

By virtue of an act of assembly entitled An act to amend the Act entitled An act directing the mode of selling Unseated Lands for Taxes and for other purposes passed the 15th day of March one thousand eight hundred and fifteen will be sold at the Court House on the second Monday of June next (and to continue by adjournments) for County and Road Taxes due all the tracts of Land hereafter mentioned situate in Northumberland County as the same was previous to the erection of Union and Columbia Counties and the attaching part thereof to Mifflin County ant...Taxes and Costs due are previously paid.


Harry Vanderslice, Treasurer of Northumberland County

Treasurer's Office, Sunbury, 20 February 1816.

N.B. The taxes and Costs to be paid in Philadelphia notes or specie.

Wills: Abstracts, Book 8 - Part B: 1824: Philadelphia Co, PA


CUMPSTON, THOMAS.    March 15, 1824.   8.175.