Genealogical Connections Among Those Buried in Ewing Cemetery

The size of Ewing Cemetery — fewer than a hundred graves — and the fact that it is called by a family name suggests that the persons buried here are probably linked by family ties. Some of the relationships are revealed by inscriptions on the gravestones or by the burials’ proximity to each other. Others take a bit of digging in local histories or genealogies, family files, or courthouse documents to discover the connections. 

The listing below shows groups of connected families and gives limited genealogical information about most of the individuals included. Additions or corrections are welcome and may be submitted to the Forum that is a part of this website.

Abbreviations:
b.
born
d. died
m. married
d/o daughter of
s/o son of
w/o wife of
h/o husband of
f/o father of
m/o mother of
prob. probably

Sources referred to below:
Africa, J. Simpson. History of Huntingdon & Blair Counties, 1883 and later reprints.
Bell, Raymond Martin. William Bell of Paxton & his Descendants, 1978.
Jones, U. J. History of the Early Settlement of the Juniata Valley, 1940.

HUTCHISON/RUDY CONNECTIONS
HUTCHISON, GEORGE
b. 29 June 1800
d. 15 July 1878
h/o Elizabeth Hagan [Africa 213]

HUTCHISON, ELIZA HAGAN
b. 2 April 1809
d. 1 July 1882
w/o George Hutchison
d/o Abraham Hagan [Africa 213]
Abraham’s wife buried at Pres. Church in Manor Hill.

HAGANS, MARY
b. 1815
d. 16 Dec. 1891
prob. sister of Eliza Hutchison

STRYKER, PENINA HUTCHISON
b. 1843
d. 7 Feb. 1873
w/o Peter Stryker
d/o George & Eliza Hutchison

RUDY, GEORGE
b. 11 Sept. 1833
d. 7 Nov. 1879
s/o Henry & Martha Ewing Rudy
h/o Rebecca Hutchison (d/o George and Eliza Hagan Hutchison)

RUDY, HENRY
b. 14 May 1791 Pfoutz Valley, Greenwood Tp. Perry Co.
4 March 1864
h/oMartha Ewing
s/o George Rudy [Africa 212] and f/o George (above)

RUDY, MARTHA EWING
b. 1 Aug. 1796
d. 5 March 1875
w/o Henry John Rudy
d/o William & Elizabeth Anderson Ewing

RUDY, JOHN
b. 3 March 1825
d. 9 Nov. 1853
s/o Henry and Martha Ewing Rudy
unmarried

GEARHART/RAMSEY CONNECTIONS
GEARHART, LEVI
b. 1843
d. 1923
2nd husband of Catharine Glass Ramsey

GEARHART, JENNIE
b. 1847
d. 1898
1st wife of Levi Gearhart
maiden name Kephart

CROWNOVER, ETHEL
b. 1900
d. 1902

CROWNOVER, DELLA

RAMSEY, MARY JANE
b. 26 May 1871
d. 10 Nov. 1953 [most recent burial at Ewing]
d/o William Ramsey (s/o David and Elizabeth Hennen Ramsey) and Catharine Glass Ramsey (William’s 2nd wife)

GEARHART, CATHARINE RAMSEY
b. 5 March 1845
d. 22 Feb. 1923
w/o William Ramsey, m/o Mary Jane Ramsey
maiden name Glass
2nd wife of Levi Gearhart

GLASS, ERMINA LILLY
b. 12 Oct. 1843
d. 10 Oct. 1915
prob. sister of Catharine Glass Ramsey Gearhart

McMANIGAL/EWING CONNECTIONS
McMANIGAL, JAMES
b. 18 Feb. 1825
d. 17 Oct. 1881
h/o Jane Bell

McMANIGAL, JANE BELL
b. 16 July 1834
d. 17 Sept. 1883
w/o James McManigal
d/o Thos. and Margaret Ewing Bell [see below under Ewing]

McMANIGAL, EARL S.
b. 19 Jan. 1874
d. 15 April 1898
s/o James & Jane McManigal [1880 census]

McMANIGAL, JOHN
b. 28 March 1865
d. 28 Jan. 1895
s/o James & Jane McManigal [1870 census]

McMANIGAL, EMILY
b. 22 Feb. 1855
d. 21 Aug. 1890
d/o James and Jane McManigal [1860 census]

EWING & CONNECTED FAMILIES
EWING, WILLIAM
b. 1755
d. 1847
s/o Thomas [Africa 402]
[see Jones 316 & 440 for his account of sister’s kidnapping by the Indians]

EWING, ELIZABETH ANDERSON
b. 1767
d. 1857
w/o William Ewing

ANDERSON, JAMES
b. 1778
d. 18 Sept. 1837

ANDERSON, HANNAH
b. 1787
d. 18 April 1849
w/o James Anderson (above)
maiden name Henry

ANDERSON, ISABELLA
b. 1842
d. 26 May 1845
d/o Isaac (s/o James & Hannah Anderson) and Mary Anderson

EWING, JAMES
b. 1793
d. 4 Dec. 1867
h/o Elizabeth Cresswell
s/o William & Elizabeth Anderson Ewing [Africa 402]

EWING, ELIZABETH CRESSWELL
b. 1800
d. 18 Sept. 1877
d/o Robert and Mary Graffius Cresswell [Africa 311, 403]

EWING, WILLIAM
b. 1808
d. 15 May 1830
s/o William & Elizabeth Anderson Ewing

EWING, THOMAS
b. 1805
d. 18 July 1840
s/o William & Elizabeth Anderson Ewing

EWING, REBECCA
b. Dec. 1840
d. 13 Sept. 1841
d/o Thomas & Ann Ewing

BELL, MARGARET EWING
b. 6 Dec. 1796 [Wm. Bell of Paxton]
d. 26 Dec. 1875
2nd w/o Thomas Bell s/o John Bell [Africa 212]
d/o Wm. and Elizabeth Anderson Ewing [will of Eliz. Ewing]

EWING, DAVID
b. 1781
d. 21 Dec. 1865
War of 1812 [Africa 107]

EWING, NANCY
b. 1785
d. 24 July 1851
w/o David Ewing

EWING, WILLIAM
b. 1826
d. 30 April 1903
s/o James & Elizabeth Cresswell Ewing

EWING, MARY ANN
b. 1826
d. 1 July 1904
w/o William (above)
d/o Abraham Henry

EWING, MARGARET C.
b. 1857
d. 25 Aug. 1858
d/o William and Mary Ann Ewing

EWING, FRANCES
b. 1855
d. 1936
d/o William and Mary Ann Ewing

EWING, CAROLINE K.
b. 1862
d. 1936
d/o William and Mary Ann Ewing

EWING, MARY
b. 1854
d. 1936
d/o William and Mary Ann Ewing

EWING, HENRIETTA J.
b. 1869
d. 1950
d/o William and Mary Ann Ewing

EWING, MAHLON
d. 18 Aug. 1848
s/o Wm. & Mary Ann Ewing

JOHNSTON, ROBERT E.
b. 10 July 1857
d. 30 Jan. 1919
m. Idolette Ewing 7 Mar. 1894

JOHNSTON, IDOLETTE EWING
b. 1866
d. 1951
d/o William and Mary Ann Ewing

McCORMICK/OAKS CONNECTIONS
McCORMICK, ALEXANDER Sr.
b. 1732
d. 3 Oct. 1807
m. Ann Henry [Bible]
[Africa 216, 401-02]

McCORMICK, ANN HENRY
b. 16 Feb. 1733
d. 16 Dec. 1814
w/o Alexander McCormick Sr. [Bible]

McCORMICK, ALEXANDER Jr.
b. 27 June 1773
d. 12 Sept. 1837
s/o Alexander Sr. and Ann Henry McCormick [Bible]
[Africa 216]

McCORMICK, MARY
b. 16 Feb. 1780
d. 11 Oct. 1842
maiden name Walker?

DRUMMOND, ANN H.
b. 1750
d. 8 Aug. 1838
m. Alexander Drummond [Africa 216]
d/o Alexander McCormick Sr. [will of Alex. McCormick]

OAKS, WILLIAM
b. 1774
d. 14 Feb. 1865
m. Ann McCormick 22 April 1819 [Africa 295]
eldest s/o John Oaks [Africa 295 and will of John Oaks]

OAKS, ANN McCORMICK
b. 2 Oct. 1800
d. 14 July 1857
w/o William Oaks
d/o Alexander Jr. and Mary McCormick

NEFF, ISABELLA McCUNE OAKS
b. Oct. 1825
d. Feb. 1856
m. Henry Neff [Africa 295]
d/o William and Ann Oaks

OAKS, REUBEN
b. Aug. 1832
d. 22 Nov. 1859
m. Caroline Huyette
s/o William and Ann Oaks [Africa 295]

CRESSWELL/LEONARD/McCORMICK CONNECTIONS
CRESSWELL, MATTHEW
b. 1766
d. 14 Nov, 1835
m. Sarah Leonard
[Africa 216, 310, 403]

CRESSWELL, SARAH
b. 1767
d. Nov. 1837
w/o Matthew Cresswell
d/o Patrick & Sarah McCormick Leonard (d/o Alex. McCormick Sr.)

LEONARD, JAMES
b. 1788
d. 24 June 1844

LEONARD, JANE
b. 1787
d. 7 Oct. 1867
w/o James Leonard

GRAFIUS/CRESSWELL/STEWART CONNECTIONS
GRAFIUS, NICHOLAS
b. 2 April 1746
d. 20 July 1821
s/o Martin Nicholas Graffius [Africa 417]
Moved from Porter Tp. to Shaver’s Creek 1785 [Africa 417]

GRAFIUS, ELIZABETH CORYELL
b. 24 Nov. 1755
d. 12 Jan. 1843
w/o Nicholas Grafius

CRESSWELL, ROBERT
b. 5 April 1786
d. 29 Sept. 1867
h/o Mary Stewart
s/o Robt. and Mary Graffius Cresswell

CRESSWELL, MARY STEWART
b. 1827
d. 8 April 1869
w/o Robert Cresswell
d/o Thos. and C.B. (Cresswell) Stewart

STEWART, THOMAS
b. 1802
d. 31 Dec. 1876
f/o Mary Stewart Cresswell

STEWART, MAGGIE
b. 1866
d. 11 Sept. 1880
d/o W. and J.E. Stewart

HENNEN FAMILY
HENNEN, WILLIAM
b. 1770
d. 7 Sept. 1852
prob. s/o James (d. 1814)
War of 1812

HENNEN, ELIZABETH
b. 1770
d. 17 Feb. 1849
w/o William Hennen
may be d/o Mary Johnston whose will 17 Oct. 1832 mentions dau. Eliz. Hennen

HENNEN, JAMES
b. 1786
d. 5 Aug. 1821 [will bk. 2/315-16]

HUGHES, NANCY HENNEN
b. 1787
d. 30 May 1869
1st m.  James Hennen (above)

HUGHES, JOHN
b. 1773
d. 2 Nov. 1842
2nd husband of Nancy Hennen w/o James (above)

HENNEN, THOMAS
b. 1816
d. 14 Feb. 1887
s/o James (d. 1821) & Nancy

HENNEN, JANE
b. 1813
d. 29 April 1887
w/o Thomas Hennen

HENNEN, MARTHA J.
b. 1856
d. 19 March 1889
d/o Thomas and Jane Hennen

HENNEN, JAMES S.
b. 1848
d. 11 July 1897
s/o Thomas and Jane Hennen

HENNEN, MARY A.
b. 1850-51
d. 24 Jan. 1880
d/o Thomas and Jane Hennen

HENNEN, ROBERT A.
b. 1853
d. 14 April 1914
s/o Thos. & Jane Hennen

HENNEN, JAMES ALEXANDER
b. 1819
d. 13 April 1891
s/o James & Nancy Hennen (later Hughes)

HENNEN, MARY A.
b. 1836
d. 16 April 1905
w/o James A. Hennen (above)

HENNEN, SARAH E.
b. 1850
d. 1861
d/o J.A. and M. Hennen
d/o James (above) who had son James Alexander

HENNEN, JOHN H.
b. 1858
d. 1939
s/o James A. & Mary A. Hennen

HENNEN, ELIZABETH A.
b. 1859
d. 1935
w/o John H. Hennen
d/o Wm. & Mary Ann Ewing

HENNEN, JAMES C.
b. 1896
d. 1951
s/o John H. & Elizabeth Hennen
m. Edna Gates

HENNEN, JENNIE H.
b. 1870
d. 26 Nov. 1904

HENNEN, ALEXANDRA
b. 1811
d. Jan. 1848

FRAZIER FAMILY
FRAZIER, JANE
b. 1826
d. 7 Aug. 1871
w/o J. B. Frazier

FRAZIER, WILLIAM
b. June 1855
d. Aug. 1858
s/o John B. and Jane Frazier

FRAZIER, HARRY
b. 1861
d. 11 Aug. 1861
s/o J.B. and J. Frazier

FRAZIER, CLARA
b. 23 Oct. 1851
d. 26 Jan. 1852
d/o J.B. and J. Frazier

CONNECTION TO OTHER BURIALS UNKNOWN
JOHNSTON, MARY REED
age 19 [dates on stone unreadable]

McMAHON, NANCY BELLE
b. 1858
d. 20 April 1864
d/o Marshall and Margaret Harris McMahon
Marshall was s/o John and Ann Bell McMahon [Africa 212]

HARRIS, NANCY
b. 1804
d. 24 July 1862
[head of household 1850 census West Tp. – 5 children, ages 5-26]
[head of household 1860 census Barree Tp. – 1 son]