Saturday, September 8, 2018

Boylan, Aaron I

Aaron I married Catherine Parkinson and reportedly had 4 sons James b;1743, John b: 1746,,Aaron*** ,,Samuel,, we have a possible Daughter Ann.... James was a surgeon and some of his surgical instruments are on display in the Rev. War. Museum in Morristown,NJ... Some confusion here about Samuel and Aaron - see James I...
John was a Merchant, he supposedly served in the Rev. War as a Supply Officer, he and his wife supposedly entertained George and Martha Washington in their home which is a nat. landmark in Pluckeman , NJ..
The descendants*** of Aaron II hold an annual reunion in Cambridge Springs PA.
*** The mystery of Samuel and Aaron:
    Samuel and Aaron II were brothers. We know that from a letter that Samuel wrote. It also tells us that Aaron II served in the revolutionary war. There is no evidence of there being more than one Samuel and more than one Aaron in the second generation. Yet both James 1 and Aaron 1 are thought to have had sons called Samuel and Aaron. Why? - > Alonzo Boylan was sure that his grandfather Samuel b 1766 was the son of James I, while Aaron IIs descendants claimed that grandfather Aaron II b 1748 (Samuels brother?!) was the son of Aaron I.
    Sam and Aaron II lived in New Jersey with their father. After the death of his father (unidentified) Aaron II  pioneered in western PA with his wife Sarah McDade and younger bro. Samuel, settling in what is now Crawford/Mercer Co's. Aaron II b 1748 founded the Pennsylvania clan. Later Samuel returned to NJ married and homesteaded in Livingston Co. NY at what was orig. Boylan's Corner, NY and is now Caneseraga, NY...
Modern day PA Boylans are Dr John Boylan at Eidenburgh College, Eidenburgh PA and his brother Ralph Boylan of Owego NY.
Welcome to the Webportal PA Boylans!

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