"Helen S. Durbin    hsdurbin1@alltel.net

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/5429/ (JAN 2000)

    Hi all,
I want to list my genealogy on this list in hopes of finding others who
might be related to me.
I am a Livengood descendant, also. I desc. from PeterLivengood:
The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families by Howard Leckey, pp. 433.
   "One gets the impression that Peter Livengood, who had warranted to
him on 5-Jun.1786, a tract of land as "Peter's Purchase," was a very old
man when he settled on this side of the Monongahela. His land was
situated on an upper branch of Muddy Creek, near the ridge where Jack
Morris lives. Most of his children had married in Fayette County and
were living there at the time of Peter Livengood's death in 1814. His
son-in-law, John Smith served as his executor, and as such sold the land
on 4-Aug.1826 to William Kincaid. His will was probated 14-Jun.1814. No
wife was named. John Lemley, named as executor, did not serve."
History of Greene County by Samuel Bates, pp 484, 485.
   "About the year 1775, three German families emigrated and settled
near the mouth of Pursley Creek. Two of these, by the name of Sellers,
appropriated the lands since owned by John Buchanan and Fordyce
Thomas. The other family bore the name of Provator, and improved the
tract where Edward Wood and Doc. Huffman live. A year later came
Benjamin Pursley, and located the land now owned by George Hoge, Jr.,
and from him Pursley Creek was named. The family of the elder Sellers
consisted of himself, wife, and four sons, Leonard, Jacob, George and
John, the latter being demented. They lived in a cabin built for
defense, located near a spring below the house of Mr. Buchanan, still
standing. Leonard Sellers* married Mary, the only child of Gasper
PROVATOR, with whom the young couple lived. One afternoon in the fall of
1780, or thereabouts, Leonard shouldered his gun, and journyed into the
forest for game. Molly, the wife, with her twin children, and her
sister-in-law, went out to gather grapes. Molly spred her apron upon the
ground, and sat the two children upon it, and while busily engaged
gathering clusters, Indians, creeping stealthily, fired or rushed
suddenly upon them. Molly instinctively and instantly bounded away,
oblivious to everything except the terrible vision of the inhuman
savages rushing upon her, and firing after her. Having escaped their
deadly clutch, she ran at her utmost speed, not halting till she had
reached her own cabin, when some one exclaimed, "Why, Molly, where are
your children?" This was the first thought that the terror-stricken
mother had, that her babes had been with her in the woods. With a
shrek and a bound she flew back over the ground by which she had come,
to meet death if she must, only intent on rescuing her little ones. When
she reached the spot, she found the children sitting upon the apron as
she had left them, but horrible to behold, both scalped. Fearing pursuit
the Indians had fled. On approaching the children, one of them looked up
and smiled, when it recognized its mother. Folding them to her bosom in
the apron as they sat, she hurried home, and upon her arrival, found a
huge butcher knife in the folds of the apron, that the savage had
dropped. One of the children died, and the other lived to become the
wife of Joseph Aukram, and the mother of a family. The sister-in-law,
who was with her, was carried away, and was never heard of more. During
the first run home the mother saw the bark knocked off a sapling before
her by the ball from the Indian's gun, which passed between her body and
her arm, but fortunately did not harm her, and when she jumped off the
creek bank into the sand she made a greater leap than any man in the
settlement was able to do. But the powerful exertion required for the
leap, and the running back and forth, together with the shock produced
by seeing her poor scalped babes, proved nearly fatal. She was
completely broken down, and for over a year was in a very feeble and
critical condition, never regaining her natural vigor. So violent was
her hatred of the savages ever after, that she not only became much
excited whenever she related these incidents, but usually added, "If
ever I should see an Indian, no difference where he was, or who, or how
friendly he pretended to be, I know I should try to kill him--I know I
could not help it." The husband returned at evening, but so horror and
grief stricken that he soon sickened and died. Thomas Hoge, who
furnished many of the particulars related above, says: "My parents
when first married, sixty years ago, settled on Pursley, where John Hoge
now lives, on the improvement made by Ben Pursley, for whom both the
creek and Ben's Run took their names. Old Molly was a practicing
midwife. She also adds that when they settled on Pursley there were but
two or three families above them on all the waters of that stream. There
were in places two miles or more together of solid woods, without a
stick amiss, where deer, wolves and wild turkeys were very plenty, with
a sprinkling of bears and rattle-snakes. The deer were very troublesome
in pasturing off the young wheat in winter and early spring, and wolves
were so bold that it was difficult to raise poultry, lambs, or pigs."
For Imigration and Ship Lists on this Family: Go to
1. Peter LIVENGOOD, married ___.
      2     i Elizabeth Livengood, who married ____ Halfhill, and
remained in Fayette County, Pa.
      3    ii Magdeline Livengood, who married Robert Hickman and came
to Greene Co., Pa.
      4   iii Catherine Livengood, married John Smith of Fayette Co.,
              He served as executor of the will of Peter Livengood.
      5   iv Mary Livengood, w/o John (?) Waits of Fayette Co., Pa.
      6    v Barbara Livengood, married John Lemley, of Greene County,
      7   vi Sarah Livengood, w/o ___ Franks, of Fayette County, Pa.
   + 8  vii Peter LIVENGOOD who married Mary (PROVATOR) Sellers, widow
of Jacob Sellers*.
              He settled on Pursley Creek, where he died about 1839. His
will made 29-Jan.1833, was probated 25-Dec.1839, with George Hoge and
John Hoge as executors. He and his wife, Mary, made a deed for land on
29-Jun.1833, and another deed that was dated as the date of the probate.
The will mentions his step-daughter, Elizabeth Sellars, w/o Joseph
     9   viii Anna Livengood, m. Michael Rush.
    10    ix Barbara Livengood, m. James Dye.
    11     x Mary Livengood, m. John Frye.
8. Peter LIVENGOOD, married Mary (PROVATOR) Sellars.
    12    i Sarah Livengood, w/o John Staggers.
    13    ii David Livengood.
    14   iii Peter Livengood.
    15   iv Jacob Livengood, who died before his father.
 + 16    v Catherine LIVENGOOD, b. 1-Mar.1790, d. 3-Aug.1848, m. Joshua
THOMAS, b. 11-Mar.1787, d. 12-Oct.1873. He was a son of John and
Cassandra (DUNN) THOMAS.
    17    vi Anna Livengood, m. William McFann.
    18   vii Barbara Livengood, m. James Dye.
    19  viii Mary Livengood, m. John Fry.
16. Catherine LIVENGOOD b. 1-Mar.1790
   d. 3-Aug.1848, married Joshua THOMAS b. 11-Mar.1787 d. 12-Oct.1873.
To see the Thomas History Go to
   20     i Anna Thomas, m. William McFann.
   21    ii Cassandra Thomas, m. James Dye.
   22   iii Harriet Thomas, m. William Pratt.
   23    iv Mariah (Lucy?) Thomas, m. Aliff Neal.
   24     v Susannah Thomas, m. Abraham Eisenminger.
   25    vi Inda Thomas, m. Isaac Eisenminger.
+ 26 viii Eleanor THOMAS, m. Rememberance NEAL.    27   viii Rees
Thomas, m. Priscilla Crago.
26. Eleanor THOMAS, m. Rememberance NEAL. To see the O'Neill History
               Washington County Supply Tax 1781
Cumberland Township 1871 (present Greene Co.) A=Acres h=horses C=Cattle
S=Sheep V=Value.
LEVENGOOD, Peter     A= 100; H= 2; C= 3; S= 7; V= 40.
LEVENGOOD, Peter     A= 0; H= 2; C= 0; S= 0; V= 14.
                   Washington County Supply Tax 1784
Cumberland Township 1874 (present Greene Co.)
                Washington County Census 1790
Cumberland Township 1790 (present Greene Co.) males above 16; males
under 16; Females;
Others; Slaves.
LIVENGOOD, Peter          1 1 1 0 0
Franklin Township 1790 (present Greene Co.)
LIVINGOOD, Peter           1 3 2 0 0
Greene Township 1790 (present Greene Co.)
LIVINGOOD, Jacob          1 2 4 0 0
LIVENGOOD, Benjamin     1 2 1 0 0
                Washington County Tax List 1793
Cumberland Township 1793 (present Greene Co.)
Franklin Township 1793 (present Greene Co.)
Greene Township 1793 (present Greene Co.)
                  1800 Census Greene Co., Pa.
Colums= Name; m under 10; m 10-16; m 16-26; m 26-45; m. 45 and Up;
females (Ditto) Others &
Franklin Township
LIVENGOOD, Peter           1 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 1 0 0
Whiteley Township
LIVENGOOD, Jacob          0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
LIVENGOOD, John           0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Greene Township
LIVENGOOD, Nicholas     1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Jefferson Township
LIVENGOOD, Peter          0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
              Greene County Orphan Court Dockets
LIVENGOOD, Henry  OCD 7-357 #49 Apr.1870
                OCD 7-503 #40 Apr.1871
                Acct.Book 2-159
                Appt.Guard. 6-353 #20 Sep.1866
                OCD 8-405 #9 Oct.1874
                Acct.Book 3-353
                Appt.Guard. 7-464 #22 Dec.1870
LIVENGOOD, Jacob  OCD 6-595 #39 Dec.1870
                Acct.Book 2-363
                Sale of Real Estate 6-304 #12 Jun.1866
                Appt.Guard. 6-350 #15 Sep.1866
                Partition of R. E. 6-333 #1 Sep.1866
LIVENGOOD, Peter  OCD 1-268 June 1828
                         Wills and Estates
LIVENGOOD, Jacob Estate 2276 May 11, 1866, Jonathan Gerard 4-155
LIVENGOOD, Nicholas Estate 2795 Nov. 13, 1874, Nicholas M. Livengood,
et-al 4-496 He d.
LIVENGOOD, Nicholas Estate 2801 Nov. 27, 1874 Rachel Livengood d. Nov.
6, 1874 4-499
LIVENGOOD, Peter Will 937 Nov. 23, 1839 John Staggers 2-114

LIVENGOOD, Nicholas Will 610 Sep.16. 1828, Elizabeth Livengood, et-al
1-346 LIVENGOOD, Nicholas      Sept. 16, 1828
           wife: Elizabeth            (Whiteley Creek in Greene
     eldest-son: Jacob           Written 17-Mar.1821
       youngest son: Nicholas
             daus: Anne
1-119 LIVENGOOD, Peter Jan. 14, 1814, Fayette Co., PA. Written: March
19, 1808
      Children: Elixabeth Halfhill
                Magdalene Hickman
                Peter Livengood
                Catherine Smith
                Margaret Waits
                Sarah Franks
                Barbara Lemley
                George Livengood
      S-in-laws:John Lemley
      S-in-laws:John Smith
2-114 LIVENGOOD, Peter, Nov. 23, 1838, Center Twp., Greene Co.
             wife: Mary
             Ste-dau: Elizabeth Ankrom, origionally, Elizabeth Sellers,
now wife of Joseph Ankrom
             dau: Sarah, w/o John Staggers
             son: David Livengood
             son: Peter Livengood
             son: Jacob Livengood (Dec'd.)
             dau: Catherine, w/o Joshua Thomas
             dau: Anne, w/o Michael Rush
             dau: Barbary, w/o James Dye
             dau: Mary, w/o John Fry
George Hoge and John Hoge of Center township, appointed.
4-155 LIVENGOOD, Jacob Estate May 11, 1866- Nothing more was helpful
4-499 LIVENGOOD, Nicholas, Bond taken $25,000; Sureties: Nicholas, Sarah
Ann, Mary A., Rachel, and Maria.
See Affidavit of Nicholas M. Livengood, Jr. that Sr. died Nov. 6, 1874,
at 7 a.m.
4-496 LIVENGOOD, Nicholas Estate Nov. 1874. Letter of Athorities to
Nicholas M. Livengood and Solomon Cornell d. on Nov. 6, 1874 at about 7
a.m. Nov. 27, 1874, Rachel-widow of Nicholas. Nicholas M. Livengood, Jr.
If there is anyone out there related to this Livengood Line please get
in touch with me. My homepage is at
Hope to hear from someone.
Helen in Pa. 

             "Helen S. Durbin" <hsdurbin@sgi.net>

I am interested in the names listed above. They are also names I am
researching. My homepage is
<<http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/5429/>> if you want to see
my collections on the above mentioned names.
Helen in Pa. 

        "Helen_in_pa_" <hsdurbin1@alltel.net>

     Hi Marie,
It has been too long since I last wrote to you. I wrote the other time for
permission to place the Pa. Sellers info on my site. I write this time to
again ask if I may also include all the new info on that same page and to
give you the new url for that page. My site has grown so big, I had to
sub directories and your previous link will no longer work. The new link
Will look forward to hearing from you.