|PARENT (M) William II Frampton|
|Birth||15 SEP 1742||Trenton, New Jersey|
|Death||15 OCT 1829||Clarion Co., Pennsylvania, USA|
|Marriage||1779||to Sarah Staley at Kishoquillas Valley, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania|
|PARENT (F) Sarah Staley|
|Birth||20 JAN 1755||Burlington, Gloucester Co., New Jersey|
|Death||6 JUL 1829||Clarion Co., PA|
|Marriage||1779||to William II Frampton at Kishoquillas Valley, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania|
|Birth||5 AUG 1780||Lewisburg, Pennsylvania|
|Death||5 MAR 1847||Monroe, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA|
|F||Susannah H Frampton|
|Birth||13 APR 1782||Lewistown, PA, USA|
|Death||3 MAY 1862||Clarion, PA, USA|
|Birth||SEP 1785||Monroe, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Death||9 JUN 1870||Churchville, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA|
|F||Nancy Elizabeth Frampton|
|Birth||10 SEP 1776|
|Death||21 APR 1821||Parma, OH, USA|
|Death||1798|[S179] The Frampton family : with especial reference to William Frampton, register general, province of Pennsylvania, 1686, and his descendants [S192] Tombstone inscription [S382] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 [S151] Personal knowledge, Lynn van Rooijen-McCullough [S5] 1820 United States Federal Census [S2] 1790 United States Federal Census [S3] 1800 United States Federal Census [S4] 1810 United States Federal Census [S378] 1790 United States Federal Census [S54] Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Quarter Session Dockets 1750-1785
William Frampton, father of David, with the rest of his family, all girls, settled in this locality in 1814. He bought one thousand acres of land here, and divided it among his children.
Source: HISTORY OF CLARION COUNTY, edited by A. J. Davis, 1887, CHAPTER LX, HISTORY OF MONROE TOWNSHIP.
By C. F. McNutt, and W. W. Deatrick.
Served as a Private in the Revolutionary War in 4th Class of the "Associators", or militia of Cumberland Co. under Capt. Means and Col. Alexander Brown. (served in 1780, 1781, and 1782.)
Source: a "Kearns Family Record" by David L. Green, Demorest, Georgia,, 1979, pg. 92.
"William Frampton's wife was Sarah Steely, daughter of Ulrich Steely, or Stehle, by a wife whose identity has not been discovered. She died shortly before her husband, according to Wrightnour, p. 110, her gravestone (apparently in the old Licking Cemetery near Churchville, Clarion Co., Pennsylvania) reads "Sarah, wife of William Frmpton, died July 6, 1829, aged seventy-four years." Her husband's estate papers have several references to her, including a statement from the man who made the coffin for "old Mrs. Frampton."
Wrightnour, p. 110, says that William Frampotn moved from Mifflin Co., to what is now Monroe Twp. Clarion Co., PA (then Clarion Twp., Armstrong Co.) in 1814. On his deathbed in 1829, he ordered his will burned, and there was considerable testimony about whether he was competent to order its destruction or unduly influenced. It is, unfortunately, beyond the scope of a Kearns genealogy to reproduce this testimony, which is of considerable human interest. For our purposes, two documents should be cited. One, dated 23 Nov 1829, lists William Frampton's heirs as 'David Frampton, Susan intermarried with Isaac Fetzer, Sarah intermarried with John McGee, Eleanor intermarried with John Connelly, and William, Elizabeth, Phillip, John and Frampton Stoup (sic) children of his daughter Margaret, now decd. who was in her life time intermarried with Philip Stoup, and Fany, William, Rachel, Eleanor, Keziah and Elizabeth, children of his daughter Elizabeth now dec'd. who in her life time intermarried with John Clugh." The second document is signed by William Frampton's Mifflin Co. grandchildren except Frampton Stroup, who was incompetent.
"Whereas William Frampton in his life time made two wills one drawn by John C. Corbitt, Esq. and the other drawn by William Curll, Esqu. and both of which have been destroyed, the one drawn by Curll was destroyed in the life time of William Frampton, and the one drawn by John C. Corbitt, Esqr. since his death was destroyed by John Conely, who is intermarried with Ellnoer Frampton-- and whereas it is our wish that for the purposes of peace and harmony, --(blank) the heirs and legal representatives of the said William Frampton, and for the purposes of carrying into effect what we believe was his will, do hereby sevirally agree that the devises in the will which was destroyed drawn by John C. Corbitt Esqr. shall be established as his will and by which we sevirally agree to abide, so far as it respects the bequests therein mentioned. Witness our hands and seals this thirty first day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty.
James Nixon William Stroup Seal
John (surname illegible in Xerox) John Kearns Seal
Jno C. Corbitt Elizabeth Kernes X formerly E. Stroup
John Stroup Seal
Philip X Stroup Jun seal