Profile adopted August 2013, research still undertaken.
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John was born in Pennsylvania in 1761, apparently one of ten children in his family. He was the son of Samuel Twining and Mary Jenks His birth was recorded by the Middletown Monthly Meeting as 31 Dec 1759
Per the book , Genealogy of The Twining Family, Descendants of William Twining, Sr. by Thomas J. Twining Publ. 1890., pg. 59, the birthdate of 1761 was in a family bible owned by John. This is the date of birth apparently given on his tombstone. The tombstone photograph on FAG shows a very old tombstone with the date of birth worn away. http://www.memory.loc.gov/service/gdc/scd0001/2008/20080822001ge/20080822001ge.pdf
At this time it is not possible to know which birthdate is correct. John was disowned by the Quakers in 1782 for joining the militia, so no further Quaker records have been found for him after this time. His marriage and death is in the Twining book, but no sources are given for the information.
John married Becca Bennett. John was 29 and Becca was 22.
John and Becca had thirteen children.
John died in 1849 in New York.
Profile originally created by Linda Vermilyea (Vermilyea-1).
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