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Bair's In Pennsylvania

Bair's In Pennsylvania

Posted: 9 Mar 2012 2:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am trying to find any info on William H Bair who was married to Agnes Nancy Coons. My family was in Dry Run, PA. Any help I can get on William's parents would be greatly appreciated. We have info on Agnes but are stumped on William.
Thanks a lot!

Re: Bair's In Pennsylvania

Posted: 9 Mar 2012 1:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bair, McCartney, Coons
William H. Bair (26 Oct 1836 - 24 Nov 1905)married Agnes N Coons, 1 Mar 1860, Upper Path Valley Presbyterian Church, Spring Run, Fannett Twp, Franklin CO, PA. William was the son of Jonas Bair (c1798 PA - 29 Jan 1874 Fannett, Franklin) and Mary McCartney (31 Mar 1812 Fannett- 25 Sep 1884 Fannett) Both Jonas and Mary are buried in the Upper Path Valley Presbyterian Cemetery in Spring Run. I have quite a bit more on the family of Mary McCartney, but have not been able to determine the parents of Jonas. Have gone thru some, but not all the Bair deeds at the court house. Here are some clues [note - you may also want to read the notes under Samuel Bair of Fannett Twp.]

1840 federal census
Jonas Bear
Township: Fannett , County: Franklin , State: Pennsylvania
Free White Males - Under 5: 2, Free White Males - 5 thru 9: 1 , Free White Males - 40 thru 49: 1 , Free White Males - 80 thru 89: 1 [who is this?]
Free White Females - Under 5: 1 , Free White Females - 5 thru 9: 1 , Free White females 20 thru 29: 1 , Free White Females - 80 thru 89: 1
Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 9
Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: Fannett, Franklin, Pennsylvania; Roll: 458; Page: 261; Image: 530; Family History Library Film: 0020544.

1843 Franklin County PA Tax List
Fannett Twp
Bear, David 420 Acres, 4 horses, 3 cows, Value $6175. Comments: 150 acres, limestone
Bear, John of D. 0 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow, $ 236.
Bear, Jonas 186 acres, 3 horses, 3 cows, $3114.
Bear, Michael 0 acres, 0 horses, 2 cows, $ 137.
Bear, Michael of D. 0-2-2, $ 242.
Bear, Saml. 80-0-0 $ 320

1850 Franklin County Census
Fannett Twp, pg 399, #317/318
Jonas Bear 52 farmer $2300 all in household born PA
Mary 38
John 18
Jane A. 16
Lidia 15
William 13
David 11
Sarah E. 8
James 2
[Jonas Bear and Mary McCartney were married 11 Aug 1830, Spring Run (family records).
Also from family records:
John, Jane and Lydia never married.
William H. married Agnes Coons, 1 Mar 1860.
David married Sarah Shearer
Sarah Elizabeth "Sadie" married Alexander Gamble [can not find in 1880 census]
James married Mary Skinner.

1860 Franklin County Census, Fannett Twp, pg 191, #1547/1515
Bair Jonas 62 Male White Farmer 3000 1300 PA.
Bair Mary 51 Female White PA.
Bair Jane A. 26 Female White PA.
Bair Lydia 24 Female White PA.
Bair David 21 Male White Farm Hand PA.
Bair S. E. 19 Female White PA.
Bair James 12 Male White PA.
Bair M. B. 9 Female White PA.

1870 Franklin County PA Census from Valley of the Shadow
Fanette Township, pg 143, # 174 /171
1 Bare James 72 Male White Retired Farmer 6000.00 2136.00 Pennsylvania
2 Bare Mary 57 Female White House Keeper 0.00 0.00 Pennsylvania
3 Bare Jane 36 Female White 0.00 0.00 Pennsylvania
4 Bare Lydia 35 Female White 0.00 0.00 Pennsylvania
5 Bare David 31 Male White Farm Hand 0.00 0.00 Pennsylvania
6 Bare Sarah 28 Female White 0.00 0.00 Pennsylvania
7 Bare James 21 Male White Farm Hand 0.00 0.00 Pennsylvania
8 Bare Alexander 17 Male White Farm Hand 0.00 0.00 Pennsylvania
9 Bare David 17 Male White Farm Hand 0.00 0.00 Pennsylvania
[Note: This is Jonas who married Mary McCartney - see 1850 and 1860 plus Shearer-McCartney family records.]

1880 census from familysearch.org
Fannett, Franklin, Pennsylvania pg 73D
Mary BAIR Self W Female W 68 PA Keeping House PA PA
Jane BAIR Dau S Female W 46 PA At Home PA PA
Lydia BAIR Dau S Female W 44 PA At Home PA PA
Alexander BAIR Son S Male W 27 PA Works On Farm PA PA
Adolphus BAIR Son M Male W 27 PA Farmer PA PA
Family History Library Film 1255131 NA Film Number T9-1131


Jonas and Mary and most of their children are buried at Upper Path Valley Cemetery, Spring Run,, Franklin Co. The records of Upper Path Valley Presbyterian Church are cut/did not photocopy along the right side, so some dates are missing.
Jonas MAY be a son of the John Bair who was living in Fannett Twp, in 1820. No proof yet, but Jonas' and Mary's second son was named for Mary's father, so Jonas' firt son John, MAY have been named for Jonas' father.
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