Sarah (Owen) Eckhow

Sarah (Owen) Eckhow (1698)

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Sarah Eckhow formerly Owen aka Pyle, Unknown
Born in Chester, Pennsylvaniamap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [uncertain] and
Wife of — married in Wiltshire, Englanmap
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Kennett, Chester, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Feb 2013 | Last significant change: 13 Aug 2018
05:08: David Hughey Ph.D. edited the data for Sarah (Owen) Eckhow. (Merged Pringle-1245 into Owen-1879: Best LNAB guess is Owen, but probably should be Unknown) [Thank David for this]
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Sarah (?)OwenUnknown was born in 1698, New Jersey; and married Samuel Pyle, born in 1700, in the state of Pennsylvania [1]In 1721[2]Although there is some belief that Sarah and Samuel may have married in England, where Samuel was attending medical school[3]

Samuel inherited 257 acres in Kennett, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, from his father Nicholas Pyle's estate.[4]

Samuel Pyle died in 1749; and left a will dated December 18, 1749, and proven January 26, 1750. He bequeathed to his wife Sarah "my house and lands", daughters Ann and Betty, 15 pounds upon turning 18yrs old. He mentions Nicholas, John, Edith Harlan, and Sarah.[5]

Sarah (Owen) Pyle, widow, married David Eckhow, April 18, 1754, in Kennett, Chester Co., Pennsylvania[6]

Children of Samuel Pyle and Sarah Owen

  • Nicholas, b, Feb 18, 1722; m. Mary Baldwin
  • John, b. April 8, 1723; m. Sarah Baldwin June 1744
  • Edith, b. March 2, 1726; m. ______Harlan
  • Abigail, b. April 10, 1728
  • Sarah, b. Jan 15, 1730
  • Mary, b. Feb 4, 1731; d. Nov 13, 1732
  • Ann, b. Jan 13, 1733; m. John Hollingsworth, May 20, 1752
  • Samuel, b. Nov. 19, 1736; d. Dec 4, 1736
  • William, b. June 18, 1740; d. Nov. 7, 1742
  • Betty, b. Feb 23, 1742

Research Notes

"It's not merely a case of there being no evidence that Dr. Samuel's wife Sarah was either Owen or Pringle, but that what evidence there is ABSOLUTELY PROVES that she was neither Sarah Owen nor Sarah Pringle. 1) The man who made the claim for Owen was faking a line to get into The Order of the Crown of Charlemagne and it's obvious that the people who were entrusted with verifying the line simply rubber-stamped the application because the wife of the prospective member was high in that organization. There is ONE and ONLY one piece of evidence that Joshua Owen may have even had a daughter named Sarah and it proves that she wasn't Sarah Pyle since it specifically calls her Sarah Owen many years after Dr. Samuel and his wife were married. 2) The people who are saying that she was Sarah Pringle are again ignoring the dates. The marriage date of THAT Samuel Pyle and Sarah Pringle is recorded in the Kennett meeting records, and it took place many years after the marriage of DR. Samuel and his wife Sarah. In fact, Sarah Pringle was still "across the water" when DR. Samuel and his Sarah were married. That fact is also proven by the meeting records, which mention when Sarah Pringle was received into the Kennett meeting from Ireland. The Samuel Pyle who married Sarah Pringle was the son of Jacob Pyle and Alice Bowater, a fact well-known to his descendants. In short, the family identity of Sarah, the wife of Dr. Samuel Pyle, has yet to be established- but let's not give up hope. It seems that the will records won't establish who she is, but I don't know that anyone's ever gone through the land records seeking her identity. There may still be some hope. Of course, if it's true, as some people have speculated, that Samuel married in England, who knows what might turn up? Dr. Samuel and Sarah's approximate marriage date is established by the fact that Samuel was called before the meeting for marrying out of meeting. Most people interpret that to mean he married a non-Quaker, but I also wonder if it could just mean that he married someone who wasn't a member of HIS meeting and that they were married without going through the process that Quakers had to go through to get married- i.e., both parties had to go through some process of being interviewed and lectured by members of the meeting to determine if they were fit for marriage. It's obvious that if Sarah wasn't a Quaker, she became one, since the meeting records record the births of her children."[7]

NOTE I have found a discrepancy in my research on the name of Samuel's wife. I believe Sarah Owen to be the wife of Dr Samuel Pyle, Not Sarah Pringle. I relied upon information found on Family Genealogy forum, in which several members discuss this issue and have done extensive research on this topic. [8] See research notes just above this to confirm that neither Sarah Owen nor Sarah Pringle was the wife of Dr. Samuel Pyle.


  1. U.S. and International Marriage Records
  2. Pyle Family History, pg 16
  3. Pyle Family History, pg 16
  4. Pyle Family History, pg. 17
  5. Pyle family history, pg 17
  6. Pyle Family History, pg 17
  7. [[1]]
  8. Genforum-Pyle family
  • Livingston, Lela & Tate, Florence & Pyle, Homer & Goodwin, R. Dean. Pyle Family History 1594-1954 Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership application, 1889-1970 [database online] Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc., 2011. Filed October 1933 by Joseph Murray. Provides marriage date (year) for Samuel Pyle and Sarah of 1721.
  • U.S. and International Marriage records 1560-1900. Source number 2709.010; Source type; family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of pgs: 1.
  • Genforum, presented by, Pyle Family genealogy forum. Message dated 11-29-2000 and 11-30-2000 with subject line RE: Sarah (Owen?) wife of Dr Samuel Pyle, sent by Linda Deppner and Bob Cabbage. Retrieved 3-29-2013. (See attached image)
  • Information found on the International Genealogical Index for Samuel Pyle and Sarah Owen. Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS church. Search performed using PAF insight on January 19, 2006
  • Source: S-2115777481 Title: U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Author: Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls Note: APID: 1,2204::0
  • Source: S-2127270260 Title: Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825 Author: Lineages, Inc., comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.Original data - Chester County Wills. Located at the Chester County Archives and Records Service.Original data: Chester County Wills. Located at the Chester County Archives and Record Note: APID: 1,4895::0


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On 20 Apr 2018 at 18:33 GMT Katie Pyle wrote:

See notes in Pyle-117; doubtful Sarah Pringle married Samuel Bushell Pyle; its possible she married Samuel Pyle, son of Jacob and Alice Bowater, living in the same area around the same time

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