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Re: Richard Malone & Rebecca of Centre County, PA
Posted by: Beverly Craig (ID *****2274) Date: September 28, 2010 at 11:06:11
In Reply to: Richard Malone & Rebecca of Centre County, PA by Beverly Craig of 4474

After posting the message for the land warrants in Mifflin County relating to the children of Richard & Rebecca Malone, I did some additional analysis.

Catharine Malone is probably not the wife of Samuel. Instead, I believe she is Samuel's sister. In the tax records for Mifflin County in 1794, Catharine Malone's future husband, Joseph Boggs, was listed as a single man.

In 1794, Hartley Malone would have been 14 years old and thus too young to purchase property.

No warrant was found for the eldest son, Francis Malone. However, he had later stated that he first lived in PA, then KY before moving to OH. It is likely that he was in KY by 1794.

I have now posted the information for the warrants, etc. for Richard Malone, Sr. This posting is located as a follow-up to my original posting several years ago that outlined my research notes for this individual. (See original posting November 30, 2003)

At this point, I would like to ask others who are researching this family to consider the following early sightings of various Richard Malones and weigh in as to your opinion as to whether any of these apply to OUR Richard Malone. Or, have you found other "tidbits" that might refer to him?

Bucks County PA Malones
June 18, 1754 - A land warrant was issued to Richard Malone in Bucks County for 50 acres. (I will purchase a copy of this land warrant in the hope it will provide additional information.) However, this property was not surveyed until 35 years later for another individual. It was located in Nockamixon Twp., north of a branch of the Tanicum Creek. Looking through the other warrants in that time frame & close to that location, I found two other individuals living in the vicinity with surnames that later tie in to our Malones. A John Wilson purchased a 50 acre parcel of land. He was the assignee of William "Millar". On April 30, 1754, Andrew Miller warranted a 70 acre parcel of land in the same vicinity.

Note: Nockamixon Twp. is in the northeast part of Bucks County and a portion of it on the Delaware River.

Note: We know that Richard's first child, Nancy Ann Malone was born May 1755 to his first wife, Mary - where she was born & the maiden name of her mother is unknown.

May 25, 1758 - Richard "Malon" enlisted in Capt Walker's unit of the PA Regiment in Bucks County. On this same date, a William Miller also enlisted.
The enlistment information for Richard Malon: age 22, born Cork (County, Ireland), described as tender eyed with black hair, employed as a labourer, height 5'4".
Enlistment information for William Miller: age 21, born Ireland, described as red faced, pale curled hair, white eye brows & beard, height 5'5".

Note: Some descendants of Frances Malone Alexander have said that Richard Malone was born in Cork County, Ireland.

Note: This 1758 entry is the last one that this compiler could find for Richard Malone in Bucks County, PA. His son, Francis Malone born in 1760 later said his birth place was in Lancaster County, PA.

There were other Malones who lived in Bucks County and their time of arrival is unknown. The earliest of this clan which lived in Buckingham Twp. was a Patrick Malone who was born in Ireland. He died in 1788. It also appears that some of this family were Quakers because Patrick's son, John Malone was married to a Rebekah Goode at a Quaker meeting in 1769 & it appears all of their children were married there as well.

Bedford County, PA Malones
November 15, 1766 or 1768 - Richard Malone applied for a 200 acre parcel of land on Rogers Run, Ayr Twp (#5247) adjacent to Samuel Moses & John Hicks. This parcel was surveyed 1782. The survey shows the Richard Malone parcel measuring 232 acres with the usual 6 percent allowance for roads.
Note: In 1768, this parcel of land would have been in Cumberland County, PA.
Note: There were Malones living in Ayr Twp., Bedford County, PA well after our Richard Malone was living in Northumberland County, PA. Thus, it is believed by the compiler that this is a different Richard Malone. However, there is an interesting entry that John Mallon was wounded in 1776. He was recruited in Bedford County as part of the 1st Battalion, PA Rifle Regiment under Col. Samuel Miles & Capt. Richard Brown. It is likely that Col. Miles had units from various counties in PA but the fact that the Miles family figures prominently in the estate of our Richard Malone makes this entry worth mentioning.

Fulton County, PA Malones
Abt. January 1756, Richard Malone's house was destroyed when the Indians raided the area and set fire to his home. He also lost 2 cattle to the fire. Because of the date, this is definitely a different Richard Malone than the one in Bucks County, PA. I believe that there may be Malones living in Fulton County later but need to do more research on this.
Fulton County is located in south-central PA on the Maryland border. What is possibly significant about this entry is the fact that some descendants of Richard and Rebecca Malone believe that Rebecca's maiden name is Hartley. The first name Francis seems significant since their first two children were named Francis/Frances. There was a Francis Hartley who owned land in Prince George County, MD and possibly in Frederick County, MD, both down river from Fulton County, PA.

Beverly Craig

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