Thursday, January 1, 2015

52 Ancestors, Week 34, Mordecai Mendenhall (1713-1803)

Mordecai Mendenhall (1713-1803)- My 8th great grandfather

Birth: Mar 1713 in Concord, Pennsylvania

Parents: John Mendenhall Jr. (1688-1765) & 
               Susanna Pierson (1687-1765)


1. Mary Mendenhall (b. 1712)
2. Martha Mendenhall (1714-1800)
3. John Mendenhall III (1715-1771)
4. Moses Mendenhall (b. 1718)
5. Stephen Mendenhall (1721-1779)
6. Sarah Mendenhall (1723-1815)

Residence(s) and Military:

1735 (age 22): New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvania 
1800 (age 87): Salisbury, Guilford, North Carolina

1775-1783: Earned Patriotic Service for aiding military with food and shelter on land.


Mordecai married Charity Grubb Beeson on 21 Mar 1735 in Chester County, PA. 

You can read more about Charity Here

Children of Mordecai and Charity:

1. Richard Mendenhall (1737-1773)
2. John Mendenhall (1739-1825)
3. Thomas Mendenhall (1741-1783)
4. Moses Mendenhall (1744-1822)
5. Mordecai Mendenhall JR. (1746-1818)
6. Maris Mendenhall (1749-1750)
7. Aaron Mendenhall (1751-1793)
8. Charity E. Mendenhall (1754-1836)
9. Isaac M. Mendenhall (1756-1833)


Mordicai Mendenhall, of Guilford County and State of North Carolina being in sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. I lend unto my loving wife Charity Mendenhall the plantation that I now live on during her life also my personal estate except what I hereafter order otherwise. 
I give unto my son Richard Mendenhall heirs five shilling.
I give unto my son Thomas Mendenhall heirs five shillings.
I give unto my son Aaron Mendenhall heirs five shillings.
I give unto my daughter Charity Mills five shillings.
I give unto my son Isaac Mendenhall the plantation that I now live on containing three hundred and thirty two acres at the decease of my wife to him his heirs and my four sons Moses, Stephen, Mordecai and Isaac Mendenhall and at the decease of their mother all the remainder of my personal estate to be equally divided amongst them.
I do hereby appoint my sons Stephen and Isaac Mendenhall executors to this my last will and testament, ratifying this to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of the first month in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred ninty six.
Signed seal and declared in the presence of Mathew Coffin, Curat, Gallant (mark) Ayers, Hannah Coffin

/S/Mordecai Mendenhall


Mordecai died on 03 Nov 1803 at the age of 90 in Springfield, North Carolina. He was buried in High Point, NC in the Springfield Friends Meeting House Cemetery.

horrible picture, sorry- was taken off of Google.

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