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An American Family History

Rebecca Walton Randall

 

Rebecca Walton Randall was born about 1730 in the Manor of Moreland, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. It is now Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Caleb Walton.

She married Jacob Randall on June 14, 1757 at Swedes' Church in Philadelphia. Jacob was born July 12, 1732.

Jacob died in 1803.

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Episcopal Church in Philadelphia is the oldest church building in Pennsylvania. It was built between 1698 and 1700 and was a Swedish Lutheran Church for almost 150 years.

Caleb Walton's children:

  • Mary Walton Yerkes
  • Nathaniel Walton
  • Henry Walton
  • Rebecca Walton Randall
  • Ann Walton Boutcher
  • Priscilla Walton
  • The Manor of Moreland was composed of a tract of ten thousand acres, and was created, in 1682, by a grant from William Penn to Dr. Nicholas More. Most of the Manor was in Philadelphia County, but is now Moreland Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
     

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    Bucks County, Pennsylvania is one of three original Pennsylvania Counties and was formed in 1682. Originally it was a large territory that included all of what would later be Berks, Northampton, and Lehigh.

    History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania by William Watts Hart Davis

    The Randall family have been residents of Bucks county for over two centuries, and are of English descent. Nicholas Randall, a carpenter by trade and a native of England, settled in Southampton township, Bucks county, where he purchased 250 acres of land in 1698.

    His son, Nicholas Randall, Jr., married in 1738 Agnes Comly, daughter of Henry and Agnes (Heaton) Comly, of Middletown, and later removed to Moreland township.

    George, Joseph and William Randall, supposed to be sons of Nicholas, became members of Buckingham Meeting of Friends in 1722. They lived for a time near Newtown, removing later to Southampton. Joseph removed to York county with his family in 1755.

    Both George and Joseph married Doans. daughters of Daniel Doan and Mehetabel his wife, who came to Middletown, Bucks county, from Sandwich. Massachusetts. George Randall married (second) Mary Harding, widow of Thomas Harding, Jr.. and another daughter of Henry and Agnes (Heaton) Comly.

    Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn in 1684. It is north of Philadelphia and just west of Trenton, New Jersey.

    York County is in south central Pennsylvania and was created on August 19, 1749 from part of Lancaster County.