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Rev. John Heart

Male - 1688


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Rev. John Heart was born in in of Taughboyne (Monreagh), Donegal, Ireland; died on 8 Jan 1688; was buried in Taughboyne Church of Ireland, St. Johnstowne, Donegal, Ireland.

    Notes:

    Much documentation for the life of the Rev. John Heart/Hart, compiled by Janet Wolfe, can be found here.

    It had long been noted that "David Heart of Rusland, William and Mr. John Heart, his sons" witnessed a charter by Mr. Patrick Grahame of Rothisholm, dated at Kirkwall (in the Orkney islands), 8 Feb 1638. (Calendar of the Laing Charters, citation details below, pp. 529-30.) But then:

    Jan Wolfe, on soc.genealogy.medieval, 9 May 2017:

    Document SC11/5/1644/11, held at the Orkney Archives, is the marriage agreement, dated 21 February 1644, for Margaret Heart, daughter of David Heart and Jean Mowat, and James Grahame. The NAS catalog description is here:

    http://catalogue.nrscotland.gov.uk/nrsonlinecatalogue/details.aspx?reference=SC11/5/1644/11

    I recently ordered an image of this document from the Orkney Archives.

    The contract specifies that James Grahame's part of the agreement is to be done by the "advyse of the said Dauid Heart if he sall be on lyff And failyeing of him throw deceas be the advyse of the said [William] Heart his eldest sone and of Mr John Heart Minister his secund sone or ather of thame."

    With this evidence, I think that we can now confidently identify the parents of John Heart as David Heart and Jean Mowat. Jean's mother, Christian Stewart, was a daughter of Earl Robert Stewart of Orkney, and Robert was a son of King James V of Scotland by Euphame Elphinstone.

    John Heart, who received his M.A. at St. Andrews in May, 1637, was ordained at Crail on March 22, 1643.

    Agnes Heart, daughter of John Heart and Agnes Baxter, married Robert Craighead. Their children include colonial immigrants Thomas Craighead, husband of Margaret Wallace, and Katherine Craighead, wife of William Homes. Thomas and William were both Presbyterian ministers. Thomas and Margaret lived in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts, and then in Pennsylvania. Katherine and William lived in Chilmark, Dukes County, Massachusetts (on Martha's Vineyard) where William was the minister from the fall of 1715 until his death in 1746.

    Rev. married Agnes Baxter on 2 Apr 1644 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Agnes (daughter of William Baxter and Catharine Downie) died before 21 May 1689; was buried on 21 May 1689 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Agnes Heart  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 17 Dec 1648.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Agnes Heart Descendancy chart to this point (1.Rev.1) was born before 17 Dec 1648.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 17 Dec 1648, Dunino, Fife, Scotland

    Agnes married Rev. Robert Craighead about 1668. Rev. was born about 1633; died on 22 Aug 1711 in Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 3. Rev. Thomas Craighead  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1670 in Donoughmore, Donegal, Ireland; died in Apr 1739 in Newville, Cumberland, Pennsyvania.
    2. 4. Katherine Craighead  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1672; died on 10 Apr 1754 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Rev. Thomas Craighead Descendancy chart to this point (2.Agnes2, 1.Rev.1) was born about 1670 in Donoughmore, Donegal, Ireland; died in Apr 1739 in Newville, Cumberland, Pennsyvania.

    Notes:

    One of TWK's eleven "gateway ancestors."

    M.A., University of Edinburgh, 28 Jul 1691.

    From The Craighead Family, citation details below:

    Thomas was educated in Scotland as a physician, and married the daughter of a Scotch laird. After practicing medicine for a time, he became much depressed in spirits, and his wife inquiring the cause, he informed her that his conscience upbraided him for not preaching the Gospel. She at once assured him, that she would not stand in the way of what he considered his duty. Accordingly, he soon after abandoned the practice of medicine, studied divinity, and was a pastor for several years in Ireland, principally at Donegal. In consequence, however, of the oppressions endured by the Presbyterians of that countiy from the government and from the Established Church, and their past experience giving them but little hope of any permanent relief, large numbers of the people determined to emigrate to America.

    Among these emigrants was Thomas Craighead, who came to New England in 1715, accompanied by Rev. William Homes, who was married to Mr. Craighead's sister Catharine. Mr. Homes settled at Martha's Vineyard, and is buried with his wife, at Chilmark. Their eldest son Robert was a sea-captain, resided in Boston, and married Mary, a sister of Benjamin Franklin.

    The first public mention made of Thomas Craighead in this country is by Cotton Mather, who speaks of him as preaching at Freetown, which was about forty miles south of Boston, and urges the people to do all in their power to have him settle among them. He appears to have been a relative of Mr. Hathaway, of that town, and probably had gone there in the first instance at that gentleman's invitation. Mather writing to a friend entreats the people "to give a demonstration of the wisdom that is from above," by encouraging Mr. Craighead in his work, and says, "That he was a man of an excellent spirit, and a great blessing to the plantation; a man of singular piety, meekness, humility, and industry in the work of God. All that are acquainted with him have a precious esteem of him, and if he should be driven from among you, it would be such a damage, yea, such a ruin, as is not without horror to be thought of."

    The efforts made for his settlement in Freetown were unsuccessful, for we find a notice in President Stiles's papers of his coming "to the Jerseys" in the spring of 1723. Whether he came direct from this town, or preached in other places in New England previous to his removal, we cannot now determine. On page one hundred and ninety-five of the New England Historical Register we have an extract from the diary of Jeremiah Bumstead, which refers to a meeting held in the Old South Church, Boston, June 19th, 1722, at which Mr. Craighead officiated. In the year 1724 (January 28th) he became a member of New Castle Presbytery, which at that period included portions of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, and is spoken of in the minutes as having "lately come from New England." He received a call from White Clay Creek, Delaware, in February of the same year, and accepted it on the condition that he should have the privilege of preaching every third Sabbath at Brandywine. He was installed September 22d, 1724, and continued his ministry with this people for a period of seven years. According to the Records of the Presbyterian Church, 1706-1788, he was Moderator of the Synod in 1726, and was present at the formal adoption of the Westminster Confession and Catechisms, as also of the Explanation of the Adopting Act.

    Mr. Craighead removed to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1733, and September 3d of the same year, united with Donegal Presbytery, when a call was placed in his hands from the Church at Pequea. This he accepted, and was installed pastor October 31st, Rev. Mr. Anderson presiding. The Presbytery in its minutes always speaks of him as "Father Craighead," either out of respect and veneration for his years, or from a special affection for him. That he was respected for his talents and learning, and loved for his genial spirit and piety, there are abundant proofs. He was very active in planting and building up churches in the region. "His preaching was remarkably fervent, and often attended with revivals. His theology was strictly conformed to the Westminster Confession, for which he displayed a special attachment, and which he was the first to subscribe, both in New Castle and Donegal Presbyteries."

    While pastor at Pequea, in the spring of 1736, the session of the Church complained to the Presbytery because Mr. Craighead debarred his wife from the communion table. The matter was fully considered during its next session, and as there were no hopes of settling the difficulty, Presbytery in September judged it expedient to dissolve the pastoral relation. At the same meeting Mr. Craighead was appointed by the Presbytery to supply "the people of the Conodoguinet," by which was meant the congregation whose place of worship was at Meeting House Springs, from one to two miles northwest of Carlisle, in Cumberland County. After fulfilling this appointment, and a subsequent one at Hopewell, he received a call from the latter people, which he desired to accept; but as there were difficulties respecting "the boundaries" between this congregation and that of Pennsborough, action in the case was delayed. He, in the meantime, supplied the church at Hopewell, whose place of meeting was at "the Big Spring," now Newville.

    The same difficulty which had interfered with his usefulness in his last charge followed him to Hopewell, and was again fully considered at two successive meetings of Presbytery. Both Mr. Craighead and his wife appeared before that body. The former finally consented that the session should allow his wife to come to the Lord's table; and the latter stated that "she had nothing to complain of against her husband except this single act, and that he had uniformly treated her with kindness." By this means the trouble was amicably settled--a trouble which probably arose from there being two families in the same house; for the Presbytery, in consenting to withdraw all action in the case, instructed him that "his son John and family must no longer continue to live with him."

    Presbytery declaring itself satisfied with this settlement of the domestic
    difficulty, and the boundary between the congregations of Pennsborough and Hopewell being fixed, the latter renewed their call, which was accepted, Nov. 16th, 1737. The installation was ordered to take place "at some convenient time before the next stated meeting," and occurred October, 1738, his son, Rev. Alexander Craighead, conducting the services on the occasion.

    Mr. Craighead's pastorate at Newville, however, was of only a short duration. He was now far advanced in life, though his earnestness and power remained unabated. A descendant of his (Mr. Thomas Craighead, formerly of Whitehill, Pa.) states, that under his impassioned sermons not infrequently his audience would be melted to tears, and the emotions of his hearers became so intense that they were unwilling to disperse at the proper time. On one of these occasions, near the close of April, 1739, he became exhausted, and hastened to pronounce the benediction; and waving his hand he exclaimed, "Farewell! farewell!" and sank down and expired in the pulpit. His remains are said to have been placed under the corner-stone of the present house of worship at Newville.

    Rev. married Margaret Wallace. Margaret (daughter of Michael Wallace and Barbara Cunningham) was born about 1664; died in 1738 in White Clay Creek, New Castle, Delaware; was buried in White Clay Creek, New Castle, Delaware. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. Thomas Craighead  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1702 in Ireland; died in Aug 1735 in White Clay Creek, New Castle, Delaware; was buried in White Clay Creek, New Castle, Delaware.

  2. 4.  Katherine Craighead Descendancy chart to this point (2.Agnes2, 1.Rev.1) was born about 1672; died on 10 Apr 1754 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    One of TWK's eleven "gateway ancestors."

    Katherine married Rev. William Homes on 26 Sep 1693 in Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland. Rev. (son of John Homes) was born about 1663 in Donoughmore, Donegal, Ireland; died on 20 Jun 1746 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Capt. Robert Homes  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Jul 1694 in Stragolan, Fermanagh, Ireland; died in 1743 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
    2. 7. Margaret Homes  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 28 Feb 1696 in Strabane, Donacavey, Tyrone, Ireland; died on 26 Apr 1778 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 5.  Thomas Craighead Descendancy chart to this point (3.Rev.3, 2.Agnes2, 1.Rev.1) was born in 1702 in Ireland; died in Aug 1735 in White Clay Creek, New Castle, Delaware; was buried in White Clay Creek, New Castle, Delaware.

    Thomas married Margaret Brown in near Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Margaret (daughter of George Brown and Margaret Macky) was born in 1702 in Ireland; died on 13 Sep 1765; was buried in White Clay Creek, New Castle, Delaware. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. Ann Craighead  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 Jul 1725 in White Clay Creek, New Castle, Delaware; was buried in Stone Graveyard, Lewisville, Chester, Pennsylvania.

  2. 6.  Capt. Robert Homes Descendancy chart to this point (4.Katherine3, 2.Agnes2, 1.Rev.1) was born on 23 Jul 1694 in Stragolan, Fermanagh, Ireland; died in 1743 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 25 Jul 1694

    Capt. married Mary Franklin on 3 Apr 1716 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger) was born on 26 Sep 1695 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died about 1731 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 9. William Homes  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 Jan 1717 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 21 Jul 1785 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 7.  Margaret Homes Descendancy chart to this point (4.Katherine3, 2.Agnes2, 1.Rev.1) was born on 28 Feb 1696 in Strabane, Donacavey, Tyrone, Ireland; died on 26 Apr 1778 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

    Margaret married John Allen. John (son of James Allen and Elizabeth Partridge) was born about 1682 in West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; died on 17 Oct 1767 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 10. Elizabeth Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 Sep 1720 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; died on 20 Mar 1790 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.


Generation: 5

  1. 8.  Ann Craighead Descendancy chart to this point (5.Thomas4, 3.Rev.3, 2.Agnes2, 1.Rev.1) was born on 1 Jul 1725 in White Clay Creek, New Castle, Delaware; was buried in Stone Graveyard, Lewisville, Chester, Pennsylvania.

    Notes:

    Also called Alice Craighead.

    Ann married Rev. Alexander McDowell. Rev. (son of John McDowell) was born in 1721 in Gleno, Raloo, Antrim, Ireland; died on 13 Jan 1782; was buried in Stone Graveyard, Lewisville, Chester, Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 11. Dr. John McDowell  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1750 in Cecil County, Maryland; died on 1 Jan 1825 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.

  2. 9.  William Homes Descendancy chart to this point (6.Capt.4, 4.Katherine3, 2.Agnes2, 1.Rev.1) was born on 10 Jan 1717 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 21 Jul 1785 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 10 Jan 1716, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    • Baptised: 13 Jan 1717, Old North Church, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Baptized by Dr. Increase Mather. He was a gold and silver smith.

    William married Rebecca Dawes on 24 Apr 1740 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Rebecca (daughter of Thomas Dawes and Sarah Story) was born on 9 Mar 1718 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died in Jul 1786 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 12. Sarah Holmes  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Jan 1748 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 21 Mar 1826 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Elizabeth Allen Descendancy chart to this point (7.Margaret4, 4.Katherine3, 2.Agnes2, 1.Rev.1) was born on 29 Sep 1720 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; died on 20 Mar 1790 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

    Elizabeth married Zachariah Mayhew on 21 Nov 1738. Zachariah (son of Experience Mayhew and Remember Bourne) was born before 14 May 1718; died on 6 Mar 1806. [Group Sheet]



Generation: 6

  1. 11.  Dr. John McDowell Descendancy chart to this point (8.Ann5, 5.Thomas4, 3.Rev.3, 2.Agnes2, 1.Rev.1) was born in 1750 in Cecil County, Maryland; died on 1 Jan 1825 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.

    Notes:

    "John was born in Cecil County Maryland, in 1750; was educated as a physician at the medical school of the University of Pennsylvania. He married Martha Johnston, at New London Cross Roads Chester County. About the year 1804 he removed to Steubenville, Ohio and died there January 1, 1825. He was an officer and surgeon in the Continental and United States army. In the Revolutionary War he served with distinction and honor; was engaged in the 'Crossing of the Delaware,' the battle of Princeton, Trenton and others. Congress presented him with a sword. He was a close personal friend of Gen. George Washington, and one of the original members of the Society of the Cincinnati. His military record is as follows: First lieutenant and surgeon's mate, Sixth Pennsylvania Battalion, Jan 9, 1776; first lieutenant, no date, and captain Seventh Pennsylvania March 20, 1777; transferred to First Pennsylvania, Jan. 1, 1783, and served to Nov. 3 1783; surgeon United States infantry regiment, Aug. 1, 1784; resigned July 24, 1788. [William Calovich, on genealogy.com.]

    Dr. married Martha Johnston in New London Crossroads, Chester, Pennsylvania. Martha (daughter of Alexander Johnston and Martha) was born in in New London Crossroads, Chester, Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 13. Alexander Johnston McDowell  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1788 in New London Crossroads, Chester, Pennsylvania; died on 6 Dec 1871 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.

  2. 12.  Sarah Holmes Descendancy chart to this point (9.William5, 6.Capt.4, 4.Katherine3, 2.Agnes2, 1.Rev.1) was born on 2 Jan 1748 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 21 Mar 1826 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Also called Sarah Homes.

    Sarah married Benjamin Tappan on 22 Oct 1770 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Benjamin (son of Rev. Benjamin Tappan and Elizabeth Marsh) was born on 21 Oct 1747 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 29 Jan 1831 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 14. Sen. Benjamin Tappan  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 25 May 1773 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 20 Apr 1857 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.


Generation: 7

  1. 13.  Alexander Johnston McDowell Descendancy chart to this point (11.Dr.6, 8.Ann5, 5.Thomas4, 3.Rev.3, 2.Agnes2, 1.Rev.1) was born in 1788 in New London Crossroads, Chester, Pennsylvania; died on 6 Dec 1871 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.

    Alexander married Mary Sheldon on 19 Jul 1814 in Jefferson County, Ohio. Mary (daughter of Roderick Sheldon and Mary) was born in in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 15. Lydia Lucretia McDowell  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 4 Jul 1825 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 24 Dec 1904 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  2. 14.  Sen. Benjamin Tappan Descendancy chart to this point (12.Sarah6, 9.William5, 6.Capt.4, 4.Katherine3, 2.Agnes2, 1.Rev.1) was born on 25 May 1773 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 20 Apr 1857 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.

    Notes:

    "[A]n Ohio judge and Democratic politician who served in the Ohio State Senate and the United States Senate. He was an early settler of the Connecticut Western Reserve in northeastern Ohio and was one of the first settlers in Portage County and the founder of the city of Ravenna, Ohio." [Wikipedia]

    "TAPPAN, Benjamin, a Senator from Ohio; born in Northampton, Mass., May 25, 1773; attended the public schools; apprenticed as printer and engraver; traveled to the West Indies; studied painting with Gilbert Stuart; studied law; admitted to the bar in Hartford, Conn., and commenced practice in Ravenna, Ohio, in 1799; member, State senate 1803-1805; moved to Steubenville, Ohio, in 1809 and continued the practice of law; served in the War of 1812; held several local offices; county judge; judge of the fifth Ohio Circuit Court of Common Pleas 1816-1823; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1832; United States district judge of Ohio 1833; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1839, to March 3, 1845; chairman, Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses (Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses), Committee on the Library (Twenty-seventh Congress); censured by the Senate in 1844 for breach of confidence for passing copies of a proposed treaty with Texas to the press; died in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, April 20, 1857; interment in Union Cemetery." [Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress]

    An Ohio state historical marker placed in the year 2000 at Ravenna reads: "BENJAMIN TAPPAN, JR. (1773-1857) - The founder of Ravenna Township in 1799, Benjamin Tappan, Jr. led a distinguished life of public service. An aggressive force in local politics, he served in the Ohio Senate from 1803 to 1805, as judge of the fifth court of common pleas from 1816 to 1823, and as a federal district judge from 1826 to 1833. Tappan served as aid-de-camp to Major General Elijah Wadsworth following the surrender of Detroit in the War of 1812, provisioning and arming local militia units defending the northwest frontier against a possible British invasion."

    Sen. married Elizabeth "Betsy" Lord in 1823. Elizabeth (daughter of Abner Lord and Mary Selden) was born on 16 Jul 1784 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut; died on 14 Jun 1840. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 16. Eli Todd Tappan  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 30 Apr 1824 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 23 Oct 1888 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.


Generation: 8

  1. 15.  Lydia Lucretia McDowell Descendancy chart to this point (13.Alexander7, 11.Dr.6, 8.Ann5, 5.Thomas4, 3.Rev.3, 2.Agnes2, 1.Rev.1) was born on 4 Jul 1825 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 24 Dec 1904 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Lydia married Eli Todd Tappan on 4 Feb 1851 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio. Eli (son of Sen. Benjamin Tappan and Elizabeth "Betsy" Lord) was born on 30 Apr 1824 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 23 Oct 1888 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 17. Mary Tappan  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 Dec 1851 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 25 Aug 1916 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  2. 16.  Eli Todd Tappan Descendancy chart to this point (14.Sen.7, 12.Sarah6, 9.William5, 6.Capt.4, 4.Katherine3, 2.Agnes2, 1.Rev.1) was born on 30 Apr 1824 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 23 Oct 1888 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.

    Notes:

    "[A] American educator, mathematician, author, lawyer and newspaper editor who served as president of Kenyon College, among other public distinctions." [Wikipedia]

    "He was educated in the schools of Steubenville, by private tutors, and at St. Mary's College, Baltimore, Md. He studied law with his father and his father's partner, Edwin M. Stanton, who was afterwards Secretary of War under Lincoln. Although admitted to the bar in 1846, Mr. Tappan turned his attention to journalism, publishing for two years a paper called the Ohio Press. He later practiced law in Steubenville, where he was mayor, 1844-5, and superintendent of schools, 1856-9. He was professor of mathematics in the University of Ohio, 1859-60 and 1865-8. He was president of Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 1869-75, and commissioner of the Public Schools of Ohio, from 1887 until the time of his death. He was the author of a number of textbooks on mathematics. He received the following degrees: A. M. from St. Mary's, 1860; LL.D., from Williams, 1873, from Washington and Jefferson, 1874, and from several other colleges." [Tappan-Toppan Genealogy, citation details below.]

    Eli married Lydia Lucretia McDowell on 4 Feb 1851 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio. Lydia (daughter of Alexander Johnston McDowell and Mary Sheldon) was born on 4 Jul 1825 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 24 Dec 1904 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 17. Mary Tappan  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 Dec 1851 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 25 Aug 1916 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.