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Jasper Ewing

Jasper Ewing

Male 1753 - 1800  (47 years)

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  • Name Jasper Ewing 
    Born 15 Jul 1753  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Sep 1800  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30476  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2015 

    Father John Ewing,   b. 27 Aug 1727, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1754, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Mother Sarah Elizabeth Yates,   b. 2 Apr 1731, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1823, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1749  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4959  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jasper, b. July 15, 1753. He studied law (probably with his uncle, Jasper Yeates), and became an attorney, but, on the breaking out of the American Revolution, entered on a military career, at first as Second Lieutenant, and afterwards, in August, 1776, as Adjutant of his brother-in-law Colonel Hand's Regiment, retaining the latter position until April, 1777. When Hand was promoted Brigadier-General, and appointed to the command of the Western Department, Ewing went with him to Fort Pitt as Brigade-Major. In a letter addressed by Major Ewing to Jasper Yeates, dated "Fort Pitt, June 3d, 1777," the writer says: "On Saturday last we arrived here not a little fatigued with the Journey. But, notwithstanding the Badness of the roads and still worse accommodations, I think myself amply Compensated for all my Fatigues by being stationed at this delightful Place." Ewing remained with General Hand, in the same capacity, until the recall of the latter in 1778. In 1789, Ewing resided in Northumberland County, Pa., and July 29, of that year, he was elected to succeed Lawrence Keene, deceased, as Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas, Clerk of the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery, and Clerk of the Orphans' Court for that county. The same day he was appointed a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for the same county. He d., it is believed, unm. at Sunbury, Pa„ September 25, 1800. In his will, recorded at Sunbury, he bequeathed his "fees" to his mother and nephews, John and Jesse (Jasper) Hand, and to the latter his "two guns;" his "library of books" and "fishing tackle" to his "four nieces, the daughters of General Edward Hand;" his "gold watch" to his niece, Sarah Hand; other personal effects to General and Mrs. Hand; and his "old walking cane" to his "friend Charles Hall," whom, with John Boyd, he nominated his executor.

      [Jasper George Yates Extract from the following work [2015 by Ronald E, Yates]:The Descendants of JORAN KYN of New Sweden; By GREGORY B. KEEN; 1913]