Jane Margaret Craig1

F, #44371, b. 1793, d. 1856
     Jane Margaret Craig was born in 1793.1
Jane married Nicholas Biddle, son of Charles Biddle and Hannah Shepard, on October 3, 1811 at Andalusia, Andalusia, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1
Jane died in 1856.1

Family

Nicholas Biddle b. January 18, 1786, d. February 27, 1844
Child

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.

Charles Biddle1

M, #44372, b. December 24, 1745, d. April 4, 1821
Father*William Biddle III1 b. 1697, d. 1756
Mother*Mary Scult1 b. 1709, d. 1789
     Charles Biddle, son of William Biddle III and Mary Scult, was born on December 24, 1745.1
Charles served in 1776 in the an officer in the American Revolution.1
Charles married Hannah Shepard on November 25, 1778 at Beaufort, North Carolina.1 Charles Biddle was elected to the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania in 1784.1
Charles was Vice President, Supreme Excutive Council of Pennsylvania in 1785.1
Charles died on April 4, 1821 at 310 Chestnut St. in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, at age 75.1

Family

Hannah Shepard b. 1762, d. 1825
Children

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.
  2. [S4447] Internet Site: Wikopedia The Free Encyclopedia).

Hannah Shepard1

F, #44373, b. 1762, d. 1825
     Hannah Shepard was born in 1762.1
Hannah married Charles Biddle, son of William Biddle III and Mary Scult, on November 25, 1778 at Beaufort, North Carolina.1
Hannah died in 1825.1

Family

Charles Biddle b. December 24, 1745, d. April 4, 1821
Children

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.
  2. [S4447] Internet Site: Wikopedia The Free Encyclopedia).

William Biddle III1

M, #44374, b. 1697, d. 1756
Father*William Biddle II1 b. December 4, 1669, d. 1743
Mother*Lydia Wardell1 b. 1671
     William Biddle III, son of William Biddle II and Lydia Wardell, was born in 1697 in Mt. Hope, Burlington County, New Jersey Colony.1
William married Ann Newbold circa 1721.1 His wife, Ann, died in 1729.1
William married Mary Scult on April 3, 1730 at Christ Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Colony.1
William died in 1756 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Colony.1

Family 1

Ann Newbold b. 1699, d. 1729

Family 2

Mary Scult b. 1709, d. 1789
Children

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.

Mary Scult1

F, #44375, b. 1709, d. 1789
     Mary Scult was born in 1709.1
Mary married William Biddle III, son of William Biddle II and Lydia Wardell, on April 3, 1730 at Christ Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Colony.1
Mary died in 1789.1

Family

William Biddle III b. 1697, d. 1756
Children

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.

Ann Newbold1

F, #44376, b. 1699, d. 1729
     Ann Newbold was born in 1699.1
Ann married William Biddle III, son of William Biddle II and Lydia Wardell, circa 1721.1
Ann died in 1729.1

Family

William Biddle III b. 1697, d. 1756

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.

William Biddle II1

M, #44377, b. December 4, 1669, d. 1743
Father*William Biddle1 b. 1633, d. 1711
Mother*Sarah Smith1 b. 1634, d. 1709
     William Biddle II, son of William Biddle and Sarah Smith, was born on December 4, 1669 in Bishop Gate St., Without, England.1
William Biddle II immigrated in 1681 to Burlington County, New Jersey Colony.1
William married Lydia Wardell on December 13, 1691 at Mansfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey Colony.1
William died in 1743 in New Jersey Colony.1

Family

Lydia Wardell b. 1671
Child

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.

Lydia Wardell1

F, #44378, b. 1671
     Lydia Wardell was born in 1671.1
Lydia married William Biddle II, son of William Biddle and Sarah Smith, on December 13, 1691 at Mansfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey Colony.1

Family

William Biddle II b. December 4, 1669, d. 1743
Child

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.

William Biddle1

M, #44379, b. 1633, d. 1711
Father*Edward Biddle1 b. circa 1602, d. 1672
Mother*Penelope Goodale1 d. 1677
     William Biddle, son of Edward Biddle and Penelope Goodale, was born in 1633 in Parish of Burlington, Worchestershire, England.1 He was baptized on March 10, 1633 at Parish of Birlingham, Worchestershire, England.1
William married Sarah Smith in February, 1666 at Friends Meeting, Bishop''s Gate St., Without, Worchestershire, England.1
William Biddle received a land grant, issued under William Penn on January 23, 1676. The land was described as first deed land in New Jersey.1
William died in 1711 in Mansfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey Colony.1

Family

Sarah Smith b. 1634, d. 1709
Child

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.

Sarah Smith1

F, #44380, b. 1634, d. 1709
     Sarah Smith was born in 1634.1
Sarah married William Biddle, son of Edward Biddle and Penelope Goodale, in February, 1666 at Friends Meeting, Bishop''s Gate St., Without, Worchestershire, England.1
Sarah died in 1709.1

Family

William Biddle b. 1633, d. 1711
Child

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.

Edward Biddle1

M, #44381, b. circa 1602, d. 1672
Father*John Biddle1 b. circa 1567, d. 1626
Mother*Elizabeth Higgins1 d. 1639
     Edward Biddle was also known as Edmund Biddle.1 Edward Biddle, son of John Biddle and Elizabeth Higgins, was born circa 1602 in Parish of Bushley, Worchestershire, England.1 He was baptized on November 17, 1602 at Worchestershire.1
Edward married Penelope Goodale on February 5, 1627 at Worchestershire.1
Edward died in 1672 in Parish of Birlingham, Worchestershire, England.1

Family

Penelope Goodale d. 1677
Child

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.

Penelope Goodale1

F, #44382, d. 1677
     Penelope married Edward Biddle, son of John Biddle and Elizabeth Higgins, on February 5, 1627 at Parish of Bushley, Worchestershire, England.1
Penelope died in 1677.1

Family

Edward Biddle b. circa 1602, d. 1672
Child

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.

John Biddle1

M, #44383, b. circa 1567, d. 1626
Father*Edward Biddle1 b. circa 1539, d. 1578
Mother*Elizabeth Wyst1 d. 1590
     John Biddle, son of Edward Biddle and Elizabeth Wyst, was born circa 1567 in Parish of Bushley, Worchestershire, England.1
John married Elizabeth Higgins on May 7, 1599 at Worchestershire.1
John died in 1626 in Worchestershire.1

Family

Elizabeth Higgins d. 1639
Child

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.

Elizabeth Higgins1

F, #44384, d. 1639
     Elizabeth married John Biddle, son of Edward Biddle and Elizabeth Wyst, on May 7, 1599 at Parish of Bushley, Worchestershire, England.1
Elizabeth died in 1639.1

Family

John Biddle b. circa 1567, d. 1626
Child

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.

Edward Biddle1

M, #44385, b. circa 1539, d. 1578
Father*John Biddle1 b. 1500
Mother*Margaret (?)1 d. 1549
     Edward Biddle was also known as Edward Byddyll.1 Edward Biddle, son of John Biddle and Margaret (?), was born circa 1539 in Parish of Bushley, Worchestershire, England.1 He was baptized on December 21, 1539 at Worchestershire.1
Edward married Elizabeth Wyst circa 1562.1
Edward died in 1578 in Worchestershire.1

Family

Elizabeth Wyst d. 1590
Child

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.

Elizabeth Wyst1

F, #44386, d. 1590
     Elizabeth married Edward Biddle, son of John Biddle and Margaret (?), circa 1562.1
Elizabeth died in 1590.1

Family

Edward Biddle b. circa 1539, d. 1578
Child

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.

John Biddle1

M, #44387, b. 1500
     John Biddle was also known as John Byddyll. John Biddle was born in 1500.1
John married Margaret (?) circa 1525.1

Family

Margaret (?) d. 1549
Child

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.

Margaret (?)1

F, #44388, d. 1549
     Margaret married John Biddle circa 1525.1
Margaret died in 1549.1

Family

John Biddle b. 1500
Child

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.

Jane Craig Biddle1

F, #44389, b. 1928, d. 1970
Father*Alexander Mercer Biddle Jr1 b. November 23, 1893, d. April 8, 1961
Mother*Katherine Mary Hansell1 b. 1902, d. 1987
     Jane Craig Biddle, daughter of Alexander Mercer Biddle Jr and Katherine Mary Hansell, was born in 1928.1
Jane died in 1970.1

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.

Nicholas Biddle1

M, #44390, b. 1750, d. 1778
Father*William Biddle III1 b. 1697, d. 1756
Mother*Mary Scult1 b. 1709, d. 1789
     Nicholas Biddle, son of William Biddle III and Mary Scult, was born in 1750.1
Nicholas died in 1778.1

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.

Edward Biddle1

M, #44391, b. 1738, d. 1779
Father*William Biddle III1 b. 1697, d. 1756
Mother*Mary Scult1 b. 1709, d. 1789
     Edward Biddle, son of William Biddle III and Mary Scult, was born in 1738.1
Edward died in 1779.1

Citations

  1. [S9006] Csghouchinspa (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "N & J Biddle Family" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on November 2016.

Blake Willcox Robinson1

M, #44392

Citations

  1. [S8995] Philadelphia Inquirer Newspaper "Marjorie Merritt Is a Bride", March 25, 1973, page 92.

Marie Lemoine Davis1

F, #44393

Citations

  1. [S8995] Philadelphia Inquirer Newspaper "Schoettle-Davis", August 19, 1962, page 91.

Major Thomas Biddle1

M, #44394, b. November 21, 1790, d. August 29, 1831
Father*Charles Biddle1 b. December 24, 1745, d. April 4, 1821
Mother*Hannah Shepard1 b. 1762, d. 1825
     Major Thomas Biddle, son of Charles Biddle and Hannah Shepard, was born on November 21, 1790 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1
Thomas married Anne Mullanphy, daughter of John Mullanphy, on September 1, 1823.1
Early life
Thomas Biddle was born into the powerful Biddle family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, one of ten children born to Charles and Hannah (Shephard) Biddle. His father Charles was a Revolutionary War officer and vice-president of the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Two of Thomas' brothers, James and Edward, had served in U.S. Navy, while brother John was a U.S. Army officer before becoming an early mayor of Detroit, Michigan. Older brother Nicholas Biddle was president of the Second Bank of the United States.
War of 1812 and post-war
During the War of 1812, Thomas Biddle was commissioned, as a captain of artillery, under Zebulon Pike. He saw action, at Fort George and Stoney Creek and was wounded, at Fort Erie. Biddle was wounded again at the Battle of Lundy's Lane, where he distinguished himself by capturing the only British cannon seized in the clash. It would later be preserved and displayed in Washington, D.C. In 1814 Biddle was brevetted to the rank of Major and became an aide for George Izard. In 1819, he accompanied the Yellowstone Expedition up the Missouri River to the vicinity of present-day Omaha, Nebraska. In August, 1820 he was transferred to St. Louis, Missouri where he served as U.S. Army paymaster.
On September 1, 1823 Thomas Biddle married Ann Mullanphy, daughter of Missouri's first millionaire, John Mullanphy. Now serving as the director of the St. Louis branch of the Bank of the United States, the Biddles were financially well-off and at the peak of young St. Louis society, often hosting lavish dinner parties for business and political luminaries. It was their involvement in local politics that would have deadly consequences, however.
Politics
What transpired, on August 26, 1831, had its roots many months earlier. Missouri's Jacksonian Democrats, led by Senator Thomas Hart Benton, engaged in a number of debates, during the 1830 Congressional election season, that saw many fiery speeches, on issues of banking, currency stability, and western land use. During one of those speeches, Congressman Spencer Darwin Pettis, a Benton acolyte, harshly criticized Biddle's brother Nicholas, President of the Second Bank of the United States.
A war of words soon ensued, in the St. Louis press, in the form of letters to the editor. In one such letter, Thomas Biddle called Pettis, "a dish of skimmed milk", to which Pettis responded by questioning Thomas Biddle's manhood. Pettis was reelected to U.S. Congress, in November, 1830, but the feud, between the two, refused to die. Things escalated dramatically, on July 9, 1831, when Biddle heard, that an ill Pettis was resting in a St. Louis hotel. Biddle attacked Pettis in his room, beating him severely with a cowhide whip until other hotel guests could intervene.
Thomas Biddle, fearing that he might be attacked again, during his time of recovery, Congressman Pettis turned to the judicial system for protection and had Major Biddle arrested on a peace warrant. At the court proceedings Pettis attempted to draw a pistol, with intent of shooting Biddle, until restrained by friends. At this, Biddle stated that he would promptly accept any challenge that the Congressman cared to issue. After sufficient time to recover from the beating, on August 21, 1831 Congressman Pettis challenged Biddle to a duel, which indeed was promptly accepted. As the challenged party, Biddle was allowed to choose the weapons and distance. Being nearsighted, Major Biddle chose pistols at the unusually-close distance of five feet. This meant that each man would take at most one or two steps before turning to fire, with their pistols perhaps even overlapping dependent on arm length. In short, it was suicidal and seen as a ploy by some observers and later historians to make Pettis back down thus lose the affair of honor without bloodshed.
Affair of honor and death
At five p.m. on an August 27, 1831 Thomas Biddle and Spencer Pettis, along with their seconds, Major Benjamin O'Fallon and Captain Martin Thomas respectively, met on Bloody Island, a small sandbar located in the Mississippi River between St. Louis and the Illinois shore. Dueling was illegal in both states, but authorities tended to turn a blind eye to this neutral ground. As large crowds watched from the St. Louis riverfront, Biddle and Pettis obeyed the commands to step, turn, and fire. When the smoke cleared both men had fallen with mortal wounds. Before being carried off the island both men were overheard to forgive each other for the altercation. Congressman Spencer Pettis died the next day, August 28, while Major Biddle lingered on until August 29. Both men were buried with full honors, eulogized for choosing death before dishonor. The funerals for both men were said to be the largest ever held in St. Louis in the 19th century. As a war hero, Thomas Biddle was first buried with full military rites at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, until some years later when he was disinterred to be buried with his wife in a crypt at Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis.1
Thomas died on August 29, 1831 at Blood Island in St. Louis, Missouri, at age 40.1

Citations

  1. [S4447] Internet Site: Wikopedia The Free Encyclopedia).

Anne Mullanphy1

F, #44395
Father*John Mullanphy1
     Anne married Major Thomas Biddle, son of Charles Biddle and Hannah Shepard, on September 1, 1823.1

Family

Major Thomas Biddle b. November 21, 1790, d. August 29, 1831

Citations

  1. [S4447] Internet Site: Wikopedia The Free Encyclopedia).

John Mullanphy1

M, #44396

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S4447] Internet Site: Wikopedia The Free Encyclopedia).

Bryan Mullanphy1

M, #44397, b. 1809, d. June 15, 1851
Father*John Mullanphy1
     Bryan Mullanphy, son of John Mullanphy, was born in 1809 in Baltimore, Maryland.1
Bryan Mullanphy was the tenth Mayor of St. Louis, serving from 1847 to 1848.
Bryan Mullanphy was the son of John Mullanphy, an Irish immigrant who became a wealthy merchant in St. Louis and in Baltimore. Bryan Mullanphy was born in Baltimore in 1809 and the family moved to St. Louis in 1819. His early education took place in England and France. After returning to the United States, he became a lawyer and practiced in St. Louis.
Mullanphy was a member of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen from 1835 to 1836 and served as Judge of the St. Louis Circuit Court from 1840 to 1844. In 1847, running as an independent, he was elected to a one-year term as Mayor.
A collection of Native American artefacts that Mullanphy donated to Stonyhurst College (his alma mater) in England was purchased by the British Museum in 2003.
A wealthy man and a philanthropist, Mullanphy is remembered more for his charitable work than his political service. His will provided that one-third of his holdings were to go to the City via a trust fund for the relief of emigrants and travelers coming to St. Louis on their way to settle in the western part of the United States.1
Mullanphy Emigrant Home
This is among the most munificent charities ever established in America. It is the gift of the late Bryan Mullanphy, who donated a large sum of money for the purpose of establishing a home and protection for emigrants of all nationalities and all religious denominations. The fund has always been in the hands of a board of managers, appointed by the city council to conduct the affairs of this donation. This fund has been so carefully and economically managed that it has increased to enormous proportions. The Home is a magnificent brick structure, on the west side of Fourteenth Street, between Mullanphy and Howard Streets. Here emigrants arriving in the city and out of funds, are supplied with a home until they can obtain work, or they are forwarded to the other States, whither they are journeying. The office of the board is at 307 Locust Street.
After 1825 many other philanthropies developed. In 1826 the city of St. Louis petitioned the legislature for funds to build a poorhouse, primarily for destitute immigrants. In 1818 the Erin Benevolent Society was formed, and in 1827 an Irish group established the Missouri Hibernian Relief Society to relieve distress in their homeland. Efforts to establish a hospital failed until 1828 when some Sisters of Charity arrived and began a hospital on Spruce Street near Third, in a log house with two rooms and a kitchen. With the strong support of Mayor Lane, St. Louis raised funds for an adequate new hospital, completed in 1832, also on Spruce Street. In 1834, under the vigilant leadership of Ann Perry, The St. Louis Association of Ladies for the Relief of Orphan Children (later incorporated as the St. Louis Protestant Orphans' Asylum) was established. Although most important -- as well as many lesser-known -- St. Louisans supported charity, few Creoles assumed leadership roles, nor did they provide the chief financial support. Almost without exception, the Anglo-Americans and Irish in St. Louis conceived, directed, and largely financed charitable projects. The most notable gifts were made by the Mullanphys: the eccentric father, John, and his two no-less-eccentric children, Bryan and Ann Mullanphy Biddle. With funds inherited from her husband and with her share of her father's estate, Ann would make charitable donations that expressed a deep concern for the poor and unfortunate. They may also have helped fill the emptiness of her life without children or many close friends. During her lifetime she gave land to the Visitation Convent; she was generous with the Girl's Orphan Asylum; and she founded the Biddle Foundling Asylum and Lying-In Hospital. In her will she left funds for many charities, including the construction of a Widows' Home.
2005

Bryan died on June 15, 1851 in St. Louis, Missouri.1 He was buried in June, 1851 in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.1

Citations

  1. [S4447] Internet Site: Wikopedia The Free Encyclopedia).

Lillian Daniels1

F, #44398
     Lillian Daniels and Ferdinand Schoettle were engaged circa 1923.1

Family

Ferdinand Schoettle b. March, 1871, d. 1924

Citations

  1. [S8995] Philadelphia Inquirer Newspaper "Fiancee Gets Legacy", January 15, 1925.

James Free Mitchell Jr1

M, #44399
     James married Mary F. Schoettle, daughter of Edwin J. Schoettle and Sara L. Mullarky, circa May, 1935.1

Family

Mary F. Schoettle b. April 24, 1908

Citations

  1. [S8995] Philadelphia Inquirer Newspaper "Baby Announcement", November 5, 1937, page 16.

James Free Mitchell1

M, #44400
Father*James Free Mitchell Jr1
Mother*Mary F. Schoettle1 b. April 24, 1908

Citations

  1. [S8995] Philadelphia Inquirer Newspaper "Baby Announcement", November 5, 1937, page 16.