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Whann, Robert S.

ROBERT S. WHANN lived to the age of seventy-five. He served in the war of 1812 and was for many years a ruling elder in the Presbyterian church, first at Amity and afterward at Mount Pleasant. Elizabeth, wife of Robert S. Whann, lived to the age of eighty- two, dying in 1862. They reared a family of four sons and two daughters: William, Matthew L., Elizabeth L., Eleanor C., Walter L., and Robert F., of whom the following record is preserved:
William passed the most of his life in Venango county, where he was born and reared. He married Tamar Williams, daughter of Eli Williams of this county. Early in life he engaged in the furnace and mercantile business and afterward in farming. He now resides in Franklin and with his son, Walter L., is engaged in oil producing. Matthew L. married Sarah Williams, daughter of Eli Williams, and they reared a large family; after her death he married Matilda Raymond, daughter of A.W. Raymond of Franklin, and she survives him. He was a ruling elder in the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian church and justice of the peace at Hendersonville, Mercer county, at his death in 1877. Elizabeth L. married Joseph Phipps of Scrubgrass, and they were the parents of a numerous family, all of whom died in 1852 with the exception of Robert J. and John M., who enlisted ‘for service in the late war, the former rising to the rank of major and the latter dying from illness caused by the hardships of army life. Eleanor C. married William Lyons of Tuscarawas county, Ohio. They resided a number of years at New Philadelphia, Ohio, and then removed to Kansas, where the family now reside. Robert F. engaged in the cabinetmaking business. He married Sarah Phipps, daughter of Samuel Phipps of Scrubgrass, and they made Raymilton their home until his decease. He served as justice of the peace when but a young man. They had two sons; one died in childhood, the other, Walter L., resides in the West. The widow married William Raymond of Raymilton, Pennsylvania. A sketch of Doctor Walter L. Whann appears in the chapter on the medical profession.

History of Venango County PA 1890



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