Peter and Susanna had two children that, for whatever reasons now unknown, were apparently not baptized and christened in Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church. At least there is no record of their births in the Church records books. One was a son named Swithin, born probably sometime about 1747, and the other a daughter named Rachel, born August 1, 1749.
All five sons and at least one daughter of Peter and Susanna Paulson Stalcop migrated to Orange County, North Carolina. Their daughter Rachel married Isaac Brackin in Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church on August 31, 1769. Theirs is among the last Stalcop weddings performed there. The Brackins also migrated to Orange County, North Carolina. Daughter Susannah is reported to have married James Roney, Jr. and moved to the Philadelphia area. No record of Lydia is known.
Shortly after William’s father, Peter Stalcop, died in Wilmington, 1768, William closed out his father's estate, plus his own including the sale of all of the property the family owned in and around Wilmington. All members of his immediate family including all four of his brothers; John, Tobias, Swithin [Swen] and Peter, and at least one of his aunts, Rachel, who had married Isaac Brackin, along with their own families, migrated south into North Carolina. The families of these five brothers were later to become known as the "Carolina" branch of the Stalcop family. It has been estimated that nearly one-half of all present day Stalcop's can trace their lineage through these five brothers.
Just before Peter reached the age of eleven his father died in Wilmington. As soon as his father's estate was settled, including the sale of all of the property the family owned in and around Wilmington, nearly all of Peter's family, including all four of his brothers; John, William, Tobias, and Swithin [Swen], and at least one of his sisters, Rachel, who had married Dr. Isaac Brackin, left the area. They went south into Orange County, NC. It has been estimated that nearly one-half of all present day Stalcop's can trace their lineage through these five brothers.
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