[S24] Journal of Susannah Elizabeth Vandegrift
_Thomas CRAVEN ___________________+ | _Thomas CRAVEN ________________| | (1709 - 1775) m 1736 | | |_Ann (Anna) ______________________ | _John CRAVEN ________| | (1741 - 1829) m 1766| | | _Gershom WALLING II_______________+ | | | (1689 - 1767) | |_Elisabeth WALLING ____________| | (1714 - 1777) m 1736 | | |_Miriam __________________________ | (1689 - 1723) | |--Thomas CRAVEN Carpenter | (1767 - 1814) | _John STEWART arrived NY Aug 1699_+ | | (1675 - 1732) m 1700 | _David STEWART elder___________| | | (1707 - 1776) m 1727 | | | |_Jacquemine (Jemima) DEMARETS ____+ | | m 1700 |_Ann STEWART ________| (1738 - 1776) m 1766| | __________________________________ | | |_Ann ADAMS of Port Tobacco, MD_| (1710 - 1775) m 1727 | |__________________________________
1795, Nov 11 NC Co Deeds W2 p508: Thomas (carpenter) and Mary Craven along with his sister Elizabeth and Isabella (these three the only surviving children of Ann) sell property inherited from their mother Ann (Steward) Craven given to her by her father David Steward selling to Peter Cleaver. WIND MILL LOT beginning at a corner stone by the gate near the Boulting - Mill House and running from thence north 29 degrees east thirty perches and eight tenths of a perch to a cor. Stone thence North sixty-one degrees west five perches and two tents of a perch to a cor. stone, thence south thirty degrees and three quarters of a degree west thirty three perches and five tents of a perch to a stone on the south side of the Boulting - mill race then extending into the line of the East side of the second street below the Brick -house, and with the same south fifteen degrees and three quarters of a degree west seventeen perches and five tents of a perch to a cor. stone in said line, thence north forty degrees and one fourth of a degree East eighteen perches and tow tents of a perch to the place of Beginning containing one acre and fifty perches more of less .[Did not include the Wind Mill]
1804, Jan 27 NC Co Deeds B3 p141: Thomas (carpenter) and Mary his wife Village of Port Penn sell the Lot No. 232 to (innkeeper) Rebecca Read Fronting on Congress Street. This lot was bought at Public sale Feb 3 1801 by Daniel Blaney Surveyor. Daniel Blaney sold lot to Thomas Craven Administrator of the David Craven decd. Jan 26 1804
Correspondence of John Craven, Washington City to his family in Port Penn. Letter found in the Sm. Manuscript file of Steward/ Port Penn: [It appears that Thomas the son of John Craven was suffering from chronic depression and a possible suicide attempt. Further research on this matter maybe in order}
1805, July 14 Dear Sir,
Enclosed you will find a Power of Attorney to you from Isabella to handed the business of renting her two lots in Port Penn, which favor the desires me to request of you and which I make no doubt you will do-I write you by my Son Thomas who has been with us some time past and an in hope returns to his Family better in Body and mind than when he came. I have a hope that the Lord has worked a change that will be now durable than the June or the Moon-He has been in Darkness and the Pitt-but God who is Gracious as well as Sovereign having found a Ransom has I hope brought him out of the Pitt and misery lay and set his feet on the Rock Christ established his goings put a new song in his mouth ever praise to our God-This I say I hope to be the case at any
1810, June 7 Dear Sir,
I enclose 10 dollars which will you please to enclose in the annexed letter to Mary Craven.
I have received the melancholy news of my poor unhappy sons distress-a distress brought on himself by his resisting his own better judgement the advice of his Friends and the Law of God-Mary has written to me and supposes if he does recover he will be a cripple-she proposes my getting him to my house and care-How to manage that I know not if it were possible to get him here-for I have a _____-ter who for several years had been almost helpless--_____have his son to feed cloth and get schooling-my son Elijah's education-besides my advanced age now near 70 years-the office in which I write is threatened with dissolution. I think reason, Justice and necessity should concur to lead to exertion on Mary and her friends to do what they can-and I shall as I can possible bare remit from time to time a little Money-Please to excuse me for troubling you with this.
My dear nephew, I condole with you in you late bereavement. I pray the Lord you may be supported under it and that it may be a sanctified Providence.-Please to present my affectionate regards to your Mother and ?Sisters in which my family joins-I should be very glad to receive a Letter of tow or more from you. With sincere Regards and your Affectionate Uncle and Friend Jn Craven
1810 July 13 My Dear Nephew
I received your letter of the 5 Jun yesterday, for your friendly attention therein shown I thank you-The distressing situation of my unhappy son is matter of deep sorrow-but alas what can be done-on my part little can be done for him-I should rejoice were I in such situation as to justify my doing so much as to make his situation tolerable without the mortifying alternative of the Poor House-In the course of 8 years by economy in living I ventured to build a small house after getting through that expense early this spring past I attempted and addition of an entry and Kitchen in this expense I am involved-had I known of such and unhappy event I should certainly have declined the expense. I mention this as proper to be known-But I however would venture to remit for his use 60$ per Ann. 10$every two months as long as I am able-I suppose he receives the rent of Isabella's lots which will be a small addition-5$ with his son Thomas clothes feeding and schooling to amorat the lowest rate to 150 $ per year-My Salary is limited-I am in advanced age-Salaries are precarious in continuance in amount and articles of provision and clothing pretty high-In all this view-prudence, Justice to my family who have a right of a peculiar kind to look up to me-as well as justice to others-all forbid doing more. My dear nephew will you communicate these proposals to Mary and if she thinks she can get along with this. I would rather-but if it is thought insufficient I see no other way but the one proposed.
Will you my dear Sir, let me hear from you as soon as the Matter is decided-I wrote the day before I recd. your Letter, to Mary Craven enclosing 10$ under cover to Thomas Craven which I hope she had received. With affectionate regards to your mother and sisters and to your brother if present. I am you affectionate uncle and friend. Jn Craven.
1814 Dec 5:
I recd. your facover of the 15 ult-your alterhip in the communication of the Death of my poor son Thomas, I acknowledge-tho melancholy tidings yet it was to be expected-poor Thomas his latter life had been no doubt uncomfortable to himself as well as his friends-The Lord in his providence had allowed him space for consideration. I would hope he has improved it, to him who does all things in Wisdom and righteousness I must submit.
I feel for the Family. His removal for them cannot be a pecuniary loss-but is to be felt in those affection which might in the relations of parents and children.
I was glad to hear by you letter that Mary and the children were well and in comfortable circumstances at present. I should feel a great pleasure in aiding them with and in doing more that I have done , but I find now it not prentice. Elijah college education had all me so much as to keep one rather encumbered-he is now in the junior class-His improvement is promising as stated to be by Dr Geer and others-I have reason to be bless God that his conduct is moral and pleasing-He to do me when he left us in Nov (having spent the fate vacancy with us) That he intended to spent some time at New Castle and Port Penn in the Spring vacancy-I was glad to hear that your Worthy Mother is in health with the other member of the Families-We received with affection their remembrances and we reciprocal affectionately our Regards to all from you Affectionate Uncle Jn Craven I have annexed a letter to Mary-with you plan to separate it for to seal and deliver it to her.
 [S147] DE Archives Bible Records File Folders
 [S118] "Colonial Families of the United States of America"
 [S17] "Old Drawyers, The First Presbyterian Church In St. George's Hundred"
Helen Coro Zepp STONESIFER
_George Thomas STONESIFER _+ | (1845 - 1918) _Raymond Theodore STONESIFER _| | (1867 - 1929) m 1888 | | |_Matilda STONESIFER _______+ | (1839 - 1929) _William Goddard STONESIFER _| | (1890 - 1952) m 1915 | | | ___________________________ | | | | |_Rebecca AMSPACHER ___________| | (1867 - 1921) m 1888 | | |___________________________ | | |--Klair Lewis STONESIFER | (1924 - 1950) | ___________________________ | | | _John Theodore STONESIFER ____| | | (1872 - 1951) | | | |___________________________ | | |_Ida M. STONESIFER __________| (1898 - 1982) m 1915 | | _William Henry STONESIFER _+ | | (1855 - 1910) |_Ellen Jane STONESIFER _______| (1880 - 1960) | |_Barbara Ellen SICKLES ____ (1863 - 1914)
 He was killed in a motorcycle accident in Deep Run.
 [S14] "History and Genealogy of the Stonesifer Family of MD and PA"
________________________________________ | _John ZELEFRO ______________________________| | | | |________________________________________ | _William ZELEFRO ______| | (.... - 1816) m 1815 | | | ________________________________________ | | | | |____________________________________________| | | | |________________________________________ | | |--John Pennington ZELEFRO | (1816 - 1835) | _James PENINGTON named in father's will_+ | | (1723 - 1767) m 1742 | _Atkey R PENNINGTON ________________________| | | (1759 - 1800) m 1781 | | | |_Elizabeth BEASTON _____________________+ | | (1742 - ....) m 1742 |_Elizabeth PENNINGTON _| (1795 - 1817) m 1815 | | _Fredus RYLAND _________________________+ | | (1730 - 1803) m 1755 |_Martha RYLAND remarries Leonard Vandergift_| (1759 - 1821) m 1781 | |_Sarah (or Mary) SUTTON ________________+ (1738 - 1790) m 1755
ZELEFRO, JOHN P. (minor) L-111 (1822) St. Georges Hundred
No. 1 farm in possession of Alrich R. Pennington 280 acres
five fields enclosed by tolerable fencing
...a two story Frame dwelling house with a log Kitchen adjoining in ordinary repair, an old barn wanting sundry repairs, granary, corn cribs and carriage house wanting sundry repairs, meet house in tolerable order a spinning house, wanting repair, a good poultry house, a garden well inclosed a good well of Water with a pump, an Apple orchard of 100 Trees and a peach orchard of from 100 to 120 Trees...
annual value $375.00
N.B. see also Pennington, Athey I-289 (1803)
No. 2 farm in possession of John Zelefro 180 acres - 4 fields
...a brick and log dwelling house, with a shed adjoining, the brick part of the house is not finished a kitchen attached to the house, all which are in tolerable order a granary, corn crib and carriage house in good repair a Good brick meet house, a Good Spring of Water near the House, a garden well enclosed, an apple orchard of 30 Trees,...under good fencing...
annual value $180.00
No. 3 land in possession of John Zelefro 35 acres - 10 acres is swamp
annual value $20.00
No. 4 land in possession of Alexander Crawford 85 acres
annual value $130.00
1816 Leonard Vandergrift becomes his guardian. NC Co Orphan I J P 317
1821 Fredus Pennington becomes his guardian. NC Co Orphan I J p 69
Merle Price notes he fell from a horse and was killed buried beside his mother.
 [S152] DE Archives Orphan Court Ledger New Castle Co DE LDS Film
 [S160] Personal notes Merle R Price PRA
 [S80] Penington Pedigree
 [S160] Personal notes Merle R Price PRA
 [S80] Penington Pedigree