Posted by: Jim Bell | February 26, 2011

William Muir of Anwoth and (1774) New York

MUIR, WILLIAM SAWTELL of Philadelphia Pa., b. in Chicago Ill. May 6, 1864, engaged in fire insurance business (m. June 6, 1894 Lydia Washington Chichester, dau. of Washington Bowie Chichester of Md., desc. of families Bowie, Mason, Beverley, Byrd, Brown, Griffith and Ridgeley of Md. and Va.; son of William Muir of Philadelphia Pa., b. in Louisville Ky. July 2, 1834, in fire ins. business in Louisville until 1867, Saratoga Springs 1871, Harrisburg Pa. 1877 and Philadelphia since 1877, now vice-pres. of the Fire assoc. Phila. (m. Sep. 27, 1859 Augusta Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. E. N. Sawtell, b. in Havre France, desc. of the Sawtells, French Huguenots, Wallingfords of N. H. and Eng., Van Buskirk of Holland and N. Y., Earles of Eng., Nelsons and Pattons of Ky., she, Augusta had 5 ch., viz.: Maria Wurts, William Sawtell, Ophelia, John Wallingford and Augusta Elizabeth Muir); son of John Muir of N. Y., Louisville and Phila., b. in N. Y. City, d. in Phila. Aug. 21, 1870, lieut. in U. S. army in war of 1812, helped to garrison a fort in N. Y. harbor, and later in fire ins. business in Louisville Ky. (m. Maria Wade Wurts, dau. of Daniel Wurts) ; son of William Muir of Anwoth Scotland, b. in Scotland about 1754, d. in Feb. 1809, came to U. S. from Anwoth Scotland 1774, served 7 years in Washington’s army, buried with his wife in old Wall st. Presby. church yard (m. Mary, dau. of George and Catherine [Von Yoe Tillou] Ritchie, and gr.dau. of Vincent Tillou, all of N. Y. City, she Mary had son John and 4 daus.).

American ancestry : giving name and descent, in the male line, of Americans whose ancestors settled in the United States previous to the Declaration of Independence, A. D. 1776

The ship they sailed on was the Gale. More Gale links::==

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