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Whann, Francis

FRANCIS WHANN, youngest of the family of William Whann, with whom he came from Northumberland county, married Jane Smith, who came from Greene county, Pennsylvania, at the age of seven years, riding the entire distance on horseback. Her father settled upon a farm in Mineral township, where he spent the remainder of his life. After his decease this farm was purchased by Francis Whann, who resided thereon until his death at the age of eighty-eight years. His wife died at the age of seventy- nine. Their family was as follows: Hannah, who married John F. Henderson, both deceased; Sarah, wife of John Adams of Polk; William, who married Catharine Wood; Jane, deceased wife of Thomas loge; Francis, who married Nancy Walker and resides in Mineral township; Andrew, who married Sarah Woods; Ellen, married to Reverend J.M. Gallagher, who preached a number of years in the Cumberland Presbyterian congregations of Rockland and Cranberry and is the present pastor of Bethany church, Mercer county; Daniel, married to Leah Hauk, both deceased, and John, married to Sarah Griffin, now residing at Tipton, Iowa. Francis Whann was a soldier in the war of 1812.

History of Venango County PA 1890



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