CADWALLADER, Seth

Male 1796 - 1863  (66 years)


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  • Name CADWALLADER, Seth 
    Born 11 Oct 1796  Horsham, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • BIOGRAPHY: SETH CADWALLADER was one of the pioneer merchants of Milton, in which town he settled about 1812. He was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. October 11, 1796 and after coming to Milton engaged in clerking, but subsequently went into business and followed merchandising until 1854, when he retired. On the 3rd of February, 1824, he married Elizabeth, daughter of George Hammond, and a native of Northumberland county. Her father was one of the first settlers of this part of the State, was captured by the Indians during the Revolutionary war and turned over to the Hessians, and was held a prisoner five years. Eleven children were born to Seth and Elizabeth Cadwallader, only three of whom are living; Hammond, of Juniata county; Albert, of Milton, and Kate, wife of James McConkey, of Philadelphia. The parents died August 24, 1863 and June 3, 1880 respectively.
    Biography
    • BIOGRAPHY: Seth Cadwallader was born in Horsham, Bucks County, PA on October 11, 1796. He was the son of Abel and Ann Cadwallader. He moved to Milton, PA as a young man. His first cousin once removed, Mary Cadwallader had married Seth Iredell in 1795. They moved to Milton in the early 1800s where Seth Iredell had a mill and was President of the first Milton Bank. The records say that Seth Cadwallader started in the mercantile business in Milton in 1812. Since he would have been only sixteen years old at that time, it seems likely that he went to Milton to work for his cousin Seth Iredell and that Iredell later helped Seth start his own business.

      Seth married Elizabeth Hammond of Milton in 1824. They had ten children, but only four of them lived to be adults, and one of those died at 22.

      Seth Cadwallader did well in business. He was a prosperous merchant. He retired in 1854 after forty-two years in the merchantile business. His son Albert was also a merchant in Milton, but Albert was only thirteen when his father retired and could not have taken over the business from him.

      Seth Cadwallader died in Milton on August 24, 1863. His wife Elizabeth died June 3, 1880. They are buried together with six of their children in the Milton Cemetery.
    Moved 1812  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1823  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    was a merchant and partner with Seth Iredell 
    Census (desc) 1830  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census (desc) 1840  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Will - mention 13 Dec 1845 
    mentioned in his father's will 
    Census (desc) 1850  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    working as a merchant 
    Retired 1854  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (desc) 1860  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    as a retired merchant 
    Will 6 Jun 1863  Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Seth Cadwallader dec'd Will

      In the name of God, amen, I Seth Cadwallader of the Borough of Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, being weak in body, but of sound mind memory and understanding and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs whilst I have strength and capacity to do so, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all wills by me at any time heretofore made. And as to such worldly estate as it has pleased God to bless me with, I dispose of as follows,

      First : I direct my Executor hereinafter named to pay all my just debts by me owing at the time of my death, together with my funeral Expenses and all charges touching the proving of, or otherwise concerning this my will, out of the monies that shall first come into his hands from any portion of my estate.

      Second : I give to my beloved wife Elizabeth all the real estate I now own, as well as all the household and kitchen furniture, now in and upon the premises I now occupy, She to receive the Rents and profits thereof during her life. I also give the nine shares in the Capital Stock of the Milton Bank, she to receive the dividends thereof during her life.

      Third : As I have already advanced money to my son Hammond as part of his portion of my estate amounting this day to the sum of Fourteen hundred and sixty dollars and twenty cents for which I now hold his several promisory notes (Interest being added on the said notes up to this day). This sum I give to him and order that the several notes be given up to him after my death and no further interest thereon to be charged to him.

      Fourth : To make the distribution of my estate equal among my three children and as I have already advanced money to my son Hammond amounting to fourteen hundred and sixty dollars and twenty cents as part of his portion, and to equalize the same I give to my two other children, namely Albert and Kate, seven shares of the Capital Stock in the Danville Bank, valued at one hundred and twenty dollars per share, Fourteen Shares in the stocks of the Milton Bridge Company, valued at twenty five dollars per share, two Shares in the Stocks of the Uniontown Bridge Company at fifty dollars per share, and three promissory notes I now hold against three certain individuals for monies loaned them amounting in the aggregate to fifteen hundred and seventy five dollars. These several sums when added according to my valuation and reckoning amount to twenty eight hundred and sixty five dollars. The undivided one half of the same give to my two said Children, Albert and Kate Share and Share alike, they to divide or sell the same for their own use if they think proper. And in addition I give to my said daughter Kate the Piano in my house.

      Fifth : As soon after the death of my said wife Elizabeth, I do hereby authorize and empower my Executor hereinafter mentioned to make Sale of all my Estate, both real and personal or as soon as it can be sold to the best interest and advantage of the Estate, and make execute and deliver as good deeds of conveyance for the said Real Estate to the purchaser or puchasers as I myself would or could do if personally present to do the same.

      Sixth : It is my will and I order and direct that the proceeds arising from the Sale of my Real and personal Estate after the death of my said wife be equally divided among my three Children, namely Hammond, Albert and Kate, share and share alike, however the principal sum or share that will be coming to my son Hammond out of said Sale for good reason to myself known, I direct that the same may be securely placed on interest, the interest thereof to be paid to him half yearly during his life and after his death the principal sum to be paid his children or their heirs share and share alike.

      And Lastly : I nominate and appoint my trusty son Albert Cadwalader of the Borough of Milton to be the Executor of this, my Last will and Testament. In witness whereof I Seth Cadwalader to this my Last will and Testament have set my hand and Seal this sixth day of June A.D. one thousand, Eight hundred and sixty three.

      S. Cadwalader

      Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Seth Cadwalader as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said Testator and in the presence of each other.

      Joseph Angstadt John Miller
    _FSFTID 28YJ-W1L 
    _UID CAD30954CF0EE142AAA0A1433AF6F0A7EF3F 
    Died 24 Aug 1863  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Buried Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    Milton Cemetery 
    Person ID I77  Ancestry
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2017 

    Father CADWALLADER, Abel,   b. 1761, Horsham, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1846, Liberty Twp., Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother CADWALLADER, Jane,   b. 19 Jan 1764, Moreland Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1801, Horsham Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1787  Abington Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Whereas Abel Cadwallader of Horsham Township of the County of Montgomery and state of Pennsylvania, Wheelwright, son of John Cadwallader and Christiana his wife of the same place, and Jane Cadwallader daughter of Isaac Cadwallader and Elizabeth his wife of the Manor of Moreland in the County and state aforesaid, having declared their intentions of marriage with each other before several monthly meetings of the people called Quakers held at Abington in the county aforesaid, according to the good order, used among them, and having consent of parents, their said proposals of marriage were allowed of by the said meeting.
       
      Now these are to certify all whom it may concern, that for the full accomplishing of their said intentions, the fifth day of the fourth month in the year of our Lord 1787, they, the said Abel Cadwallader and Jane Cadwallader appeared in a public meeting of the said people at Abington aforesaid, and the said Abel Cadwallader taking the said Jane Cadwallader by the hand, did in a solemn manner openly declare that he took her, the said Jane Cadwallader to be his wife, promising through the Lord's assistance to be unto her a true and loving husband until death should separate them. And then and there in the same assembly the said Jane Cadwallader did in like manner declare that she took him, the said Abel Cadwallader to be her husband, promising through the Lord's assistance to be unto him a true and loving wife until death should separate them. And moreover, they the said Abel Cadwallader and Jane Cadwallader (she according to the custom of marriage assuming the name of her husband) as a further confirmation thereof did then and there to these presents set their hands.

      Abel Cadwallader
      Jane Cadwallader
       
      And we whose names are hereunder also subscribed, being presented the solemnization of the said marriage and subscription, have as witnesses thereunto set our hands the day and year above written.
    Family ID F3043  Group Sheet

    Family HAMMOND, Elizabeth,   b. 24 Jul 1803, Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1880, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1824  Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • They were married by Reverend George Jenkins.
    Children 
     1. CADWALLADER, Mary Jane,   b. 6 Nov 1824, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1830, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     2. CADWALLADER, Iredell,   b. 7 Nov 1826, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1849, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    +3. CADWALLADER, Hammond,   b. 5 Aug 1828, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1905  (Age 76 years)
     4. CADWALLADER, Emma,   b. 20 Feb 1832, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1837, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     5. CADWALLADER, Mary,   b. 4 Mar 1835, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1836, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     6. CADWALLADER, Elizabeth,   b. 27 Aug 1837, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1842, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     7. CADWALLADER, Juliet,   b. 26 Mar 1840, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1841, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +8. CADWALLADER, Albert,   b. 11 Oct 1841, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1912, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     9. CADWALLADER, Elizabeth Catharine Hammond,   b. 22 Feb 1844, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1897, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     10. CADWALLADER, Clara,   b. 30 Jun 1847, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1848, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Oct 1796 - Horsham, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - 1812 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - was a merchant and partner with Seth Iredell - 1823 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Feb 1824 - Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1830 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1840 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a merchant - 1850 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1854 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - as a retired merchant - 1860 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 6 Jun 1863 - Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Aug 1863 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Milton Cemetery - - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Family History.

    2. [S1121] Bell's History of Northumberland County PA 1891, Page 977.

    3. [S1070] Writings of Albert Cadwallader Worrell.

    4. [S1121] Bell's History of Northumberland County PA 1891.
      Chapter XLIV - Part I: Biographical Sketches - MILTON p. 977

    5. [S1153] Census - U.S., Image 13.

    6. [S1153] Census - U.S., Image 9.

    7. [S1119] Census, Image 5.

    8. [S1119] Census, Image 37.

    9. [S7] Gravestone.

    10. [S1092] Church Record, Quaker Meeting Records.