YARNALL, Owen (1)

Male 1779 - 1818  (39 years)

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  • Name YARNALL, Owen (1) 
    Born 13 Jan 1779  Edgmont Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 

    • BIOGRAPHY by Albert Cadwallader Worrell: Owen Yarnall was a carpenter, or perhaps a cabinetmaker. He died intestate and the inventory of his estate shows a stock of lumber, carpenters tools, and a shop. It also shows farming tools and equipment, some livestock, and seed. He clearly did some farming, but that does not seem to have been his primary occupation. The inventory of his estate does not show any land or buildings, but that may have been on a separate inventory.

      When Owen's father died in 1800, he left to Owen 22 acres of land in Edgmont Twp., Chester Co., PA, but Owen was in Upper Providence in the 1810 Census and that was given as his place of residence when he died in 1818. We do not know what he did with the Edgmont property nor whether he owned land in Upper Providence.

      Owen Yarnall died when he was only 39 years old. His father, Caleb, died at the age of 56 and his grandfather, Thomas, at the age of 59, so the Yarnalls apparently were not long-lived people. Still, the fact that Owen died intestate and with many obligations - both credits and debts - outstanding suggests that his death was not anticipated and may have been a complete surprise. He was buried in the Middletown Friends Burial Ground.

      Owen Yarnall apparently conducted a lot of business with reasonable success. His executors collected bonds and notes held against 8 people for a total of $2,977. They collected $1,100 on debts owed to him by 40 people. They found $254 cash on hand and $128 in advance on sales. His other personal possessions were appraised at $1,012, giving a total gross estate of $5,472. Against this they paid out charges of $509, of which $262 went to 41 individuals. This left a net estate of $4,963.59, which was a good bit of money in 1818. To this must be added the net value of any real estate that he may have owned. The number of people with whom Owen was involved as creditors and debtors indicated an active and complicated business.

      When Owen died, he left his widow Margaret, with four children, the oldest of whom was only nine. She was listed as head of her household in the 1820 Census, but remarried in 1823 and had two more daughters.
    _UID B4BA2A08266DD3439A1A1AD1C048C4944815 
    Died 16 Dec 1818 
    Person ID I6114  Our Ancestry
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2006 

    Father YARNALL, Caleb,   b. 1744,   d. 1800  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother MINSHALL, Phebe,   b. 1744,   d. 5 Oct 1842  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1774 
    Family ID F1959  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family DUNN, Margaret 
    Married 16 Jan 1806 
     1. YARNALL, Julia Ann,   b. 1 Nov 1806,   d. 22 Jul 1811  (Age 4 years)
     2. YARNALL, David D.,   b. 7 Nov 1809,   d. 8 Jan 1871  (Age 61 years)
     3. YARNALL, Moses Minshall,   b. 10 Sep 1811,   d. 10 Dec 1835  (Age 24 years)
     4. YARNALL, Unnamed Twin 1,   b. 20 Jan 1814,   d. 20 Jan 1814  (Age 0 years)
     5. YARNALL, Unnamed Twin 2,   b. 20 Jan 1814,   d. 20 Jan 1814  (Age 0 years)
     6. YARNALL, Preston,   b. 14 Aug 1815,   d. 1878  (Age 62 years)
    +7. YARNALL, Matilda,   b. 3 Mar 1818, Upper Providence Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F1928  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart