MY SLATER FAMILY
Additions and Corrections are always welcome.
My 5th great-grandfather
Thomas Slater b. February 4, 1739 in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Married about 1758 to possibly Eleanor Eden, though I do not know for sure Eleanor's last name.
Died January 24, 1814 in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.
Eleanor Eden b. January 10, 1745/46 and d. May 10, 1813 in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.
Notes: Was Revolutionary War soldier from Greene County, Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Land Office reports that when Thomas Slater
for his patent to the tract of land known as "Eden," which was granted
to him on January 12, 1780, he stated that he had made his original
improvement on the Tenmile on May 17, 1771. It is not clear that he
stayed on after making his improvement as his name is not in the
Springhill township tax list for 1772, and we find a Thomas Slater among
others in a petition to Governor Robert Eden of Maryland, about August
6, 1774. It may well be that he returned the following spring along
with his neighbor, Thomas Kent, the Inghrams and others to make his
permanent settlement. A number of reasons have been given to show why
he names his tract "Eden," but this item suggests that it was in honor
of the governor of Maryland with whom he came in contact. It was on a
part of this tract that the county of Waynesburg was laid out in 1797.
Their children were
1.Sarah Slater, born 1760, died August 1, 1854. Married at Fort Jackson to Israel White.
2.Mary Slater, born 1762. Married Joseph Lakin.
3.Jemima Slater, born 1764. Married a.___Hathaway. b. John Flemming.
4.Thomas Slater Jr., born 1766
5.Nancy Slater born 1768. Married John Hawn.
6.John Slater born 1770
7.James Slater born 1772
8.Elizabeth Slater born 1774
9.Henry Slater born 1780. Married Rebecca Jennings.
10.Snowden Slater born 1782. Married Mary Fry.
11.Isaac Slater born October 21,1787. Married Mary Workman.
12.Eleanor Slater b. February 24, 1775 d. June 7, 1831. Married John Pipes.
Sources: Tyler County Look-ups
"TenMile Country and Its Pioneer Families"
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