SAMUEL GANGES

SAMUEL GANGES (GPIDS0980)

Migrations/Residences: Arr. Philadelphia, Penna., 4 Aug. 1800[1] as a captive aboard the schooner Phoebe[2]; 1800; Pennsbury Township, Chester County, Penna.[3]; 1860; Valley Township, Chester County, Penna.[4]; 1860: Newlin Township, Chester County[5]; 1867: Marshallton, West Bradford Township, Chester County[6]; 1868: of West Chester, Chester County at the time of his death.[7]

Parentage/Family: Unknown

Birth/Baptism:  abt. 1777, Guinea, Africa[8]
Death/Burial:  d,. 12 Oct. 1868, Chester County Poorhouse, West Bradford Township, Chester County, Penna.[9] bur. Chestnut Grove Cemetery, West Chester, Penna.[10]

Married:  Unknown[11]

Bride: Unknown

Parentage/Family:  Unknown

Birth/Baptism:  Unknown

Death/Burial:  Unknown

Land/Property:  none located

Institutions:  Samuel Ganges was registered as an inmate of the Chester County Poorhouse in Jan. 1860 and 12 Sept 1867.  He died there in 1868.

Community:  no church records located.

Military: no military service identified.

Occupation: Farmer;[12] Servant[13]

Estate: none located

Children:

  1. George Henry Ganges (1837–1924) of West Chester, Chester County, Pa.; m1 Priscilla Atkins (1839 – 1886); m2 Alice May Curry (1865 – 1947 )

Indenture:[14]

Date: 4 Oct. 1800[15]

Term: 4 y.[16]

Skills taught: Farming; endeavor to teach Samuel to read and write.[17]

Master/Mistress  Edward Brinton Temple[18] (1769–1858)

Residences:  Pennsbury Township, Chester County, Penna.[19]

Parentage/Family:  son of Thomas and  Jane Brinton Temple[20]

Birth/Baptism: 8 May 1769,  Penna?

Death/Burial: d. 7 Jun 1853, Pennsbury Township, Chester County, Penna. bur. Parkersville Friends Meeting Cemetery, Parkersville, Chester County, Penna.[21]

Community:   Quaker.  Member of the Kennett Monthly Meeting 1788–1827;  removed to Parkersburg Monthly Meeting following  the Separation of 1827.[22]

Commentary:   

 

[1]. The first newspaper reports of the arrival of the Phebe were dated August 5, 1800. See for example, The Philadelphia Gazette and Daily Advertiser, Vol XVII, No. 3667, 5 August 1800, p. 3. Secretary of the Navy, Benjamin Stoddert received a letter from prize master Calvin Stevens dated August 4 requesting instructions on how to proceed.See United States. Office of Naval Records and Library, Naval documents related to the quasi-war between the United States and France & Naval Operations From June 1800 to November 1800, Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 1938. Vol. 6, p. 232.

[2] Indenture Book D, Fol.

[3] Indenture from Samuel Ganges to Edward Temple, Papers of the Abolition Society, HSP, Collection 490, Series IV, Box 3A Folder 2.

[4] 1860 United States Manuscript Census, Valley Township, Chester County, Penna. p. 11 (stamped 531).. Samuel Ganges, servant, age 75 is residing in the household of S.B. Worth, iron master.

[5] Chester County Poorhouse Admissions Book, Vol 1, p 45. Notation: “Order brought for”.

[6] Chester County Poorhouse Admissions Book, Vol 1, .n.p. 12 September 1867, Notation: Order for”.

[7] Chester County Poorhouse Admissions Book, Vol 1, p 256.  Comment in register: “N[ote] taken away by son”, presumably George Henry Ganges who resided in West Chester at the time (see 1860 US Manuscript Census for West Chester Pa., p 657).

[8] 1860 United States Manuscript Census, Valley Township, Chester County, Penna. pg 11 (stamped 531); Indenture Book D, Fol. 52. Indenture term of 4 years suggests Samuel must have been born no later than 1783, otherwise the term would have been longer to allow for him to have reached age 21 at termination.

[9] Chester County Poorhouse Admissions Book, Vol 1, p 256. The Chester County Poorhouse was located in Marshallton.

[10] Burial Index record for Samuel Ganges, www.findagrave.com/memorial/30468198, accessed 24 March 2018.

[11] The death certificate of Samuel’s son, George H. names Samuel as his father, but the mother is given as “unknown.”

[12] Indenture from Samuel Ganges to Edward Temple, Papers of the Abolition Society, HSP, Collection 490, Series IV, Box 3A Folder 2.

[13] 1860 United States Manuscript Census, Valley Township, Chester County, Penna. pg 11 (stamped 531). Samuel is serving in the household of S.B. Worth, iron master.

[14] Indenture

[15] Indenture Book D, Fol. 52.

[16] Indenture Book D, Fol. 52.

[17] Indenture from Samuel Ganges to Edward Temple, Papers of the Abolition Society, HSP, Collection 490, Series IV, Box 3A Folder 2.

[18] Indenture from Samuel Ganges to Edward Temple, Papers of the Abolition Society, HSP, Collection 490, Series IV, Box 3A Folder 2.

[19] Indenture from Samuel Ganges to Edward Temple, Papers of the Abolition Society, HSP, Collection 490, Series IV, Box 3A Folder 2.

[20]   U.S., Hinshaw Index to Selected Quaker Records, 1680-1940

[21] Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 24 March 2018), memorial page for Edward B Temple (1769–7 Jun 1853), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29698445, citing Parkersville Friends Meeting Cemetery, Parkersville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Dan Oh (contributor 46803017) .

[22] See, e.g.

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