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William Piper (abt. 1776 - 1803)

William Piper
Born about in Pennsylvaniamap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1790 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Columbiana County, Ohiomap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Sep 2014
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William was born about 1766. William Piper ... He passed away in 1803.

His father, James, was born in 1731 in Ireland and came to America with his parents before 1735. He was a surveyor in and resident of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

He served in Armstrong's Campaign again Kittanning, and was on General Washington's staff at the Battle of Long Island, where he was captured by the British and later died in captivity.

William's mother, Lucinda Long, one of the earliest residents at Fort Bedford.

William, born 1776, married Sarah Thompson. Their son John, born 1798, married Julia Fletcher and had a son, Thomas Fletcher Piper, who married Julia Dannaker in 1864. They also had a son, William R., Piper, who married Laura Hawkins in 1897. Their eldest daughter was Juia Piper Pate.


Original data:Ohio County, District and Probate Courts.

  • Section: Vol. II. William Piper De Armit [2] Colonial and Revolutionary families of Pennsylvania : genealogical and personal memoirs [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Operations Inc, 2005.

Original data:Colonial and Revolutionary families of Pennsylvania : genealogical and personal memoirs. New York: Lewis Pub. Co., 1911.

  • Obituary obtained from Bedford County Historical Society, Bedford, Pennsylvania. Copy of the obituary is now in the archives of Clan Murray Society of North America. Contact Michael Thomas (Thomas-10705), U.S. Genealogist for the Clan for more information.

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