(Major Joseph5 Honorable Joseph4 Aaron3 Albert2 Sergeant Hugh1), born November 28, 1835; died in New Haven, Pennsylvania, June 25, 1908; married Maria Matilda McGuire, born 1832, died September 17, 1883. He was graduated from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, and, following in his father's footsteps, became a banker and merchant. At the time of his death he was one of the most influential and respected citizens of New Haven; a Director of the Pennsylvania Railroad; Senior Warden in Trinity Episcopal Church; served as Burgess in 1870; and as Borough Treasurer in 1875.
Children of George A. and Maria Matilda (McGuire)
(Major Joseph5 Honorable Joseph4 Aaron3 Albert2 Sergeant Hugh1), was born in New Haven, Pennsylvania, June 22, 1839, and died at York, Pennsylvania, February 29, 1908.At the outbreak of the Civil War Mr. Torrence was engaged in the study of law, under Major H. B. Banning, a celebrated jurist of that period, but at once joined in the formation of a troop of Cavalry then being organized at Pittsburgh, Pa., under authority given by the War Department to Colonel James M. Schoonmaker. Entering the service in September, 1862, in Captain Zadock Walker's Company, he proceeded with it to Hagerstown, Maryland, where the entire body was mounted, armed, and accoutred. He was mustered in, November 28, 1862; elected 1st Lieutenant of Company B, 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry, a part of the 159th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Lines, and was presented with a handsome saber "By his Friends in Fayette County," which he greatly prized. He was honorably discharged, February 10, 1865, by reason of wounds. During the summer of 1863, Lt. Torrence was constantly in the field, engaging with his regiment, at Rocky Gap, August 5; Hedgville, October 15; Droop Mountain, November 6; Cove Gap, New Market and other battles. Having contracted pneumonia on the Salem Raid, made famous by "swimming and freezing," he was unable to rejoin his regiment until January 1, 1864, at Martinsburg, West Virginia, where winter quarters had been established. He participated in severe skirmishes with the forces under General Siegel, at Back Creek and Williamsport, Maryland, July 4, 1864. It was on July 6, 1864, at Hagerstown, Maryland, that Lt. Torrence particularly distinguished himself. He had been sent out, in charge of a detail of men on a scouting expedition, in the morning. On returning, in the evening, with clothes covered with limestone dust, he and his men reached Potomac Street before discovering that the town had passed, since morning, into the hands of the Confederate Army. Turning to retreat, they heard the command, "Halt!" It proved to be from General McCausland and his staff. The only alternative to submission and capture was a hazardous attempt to charge the enemy. This they attempted, and while momentarily successful, found themselves confronted by infantrymen and the command, "Halt!" Seeing it was hopeless to resist, his men obeyed, and were captured, but he persisted in his attempt to escape. This brought a volley from the infantrymen, killing his horse, which fell under him, and wounding him81 in several places. Extricating himself from his fallen horse, he made his escape by entering a gate in an alley, and thence into a house, which fortunately belonged to a loyal citizen, who cared for him. During the night, Dr. MeKinnon was secretly brought into the house, and treated his three gunshot wounds. The pursuers were not long in following him. They inquired as to the direction he had taken, but were misled on information given them, by a lad, who, on being questioned, boy-like, to magnify his knowledge, at the expense of the truth, replied, "I saw a Yank running as if the Devil was after him." The search was finally given up, General MeCausland remarking: "He is too good a soldier to kill. If I had a thousand men like him, I would take the City of Washington in twenty-four hours." After a sixty days leave of absence, he returned to duty as Provost Marshal of Hagerstown, later becoming acting Ordinance Officer for a detachment of the Brigade, and in December joined his regiment at Winchester, Virginia. During Sheridan's brilliant campaign in the Shenandoah Valley, in the Fall of 1864, the 14th Regiment was actively engaged. After being honorably discharged, Lieutenant Torrence returned to his former home, devoting his time to his interests in real estate, and insurance. He was a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, and like his maternal forebears for many generations, was a consistent member of the Episcopal Church. Trinity Church, New Haven, of which he was many years vestryman, was built by his grandmother, Mary Mason Rogers, who throughout her life did much to uphold and strengthen the Church among the early settlers. He was gifted with a manly presence and a dignity of manner, combined with a rare modesty, which gave charm to his companionship. The latter part of his life was spent in York, Pennsylvania.
- i. Daniel Rogers Torrence, M. D7 born July 6, 1857; died unmarried, November 16, 1910.
- ii. Samuel Torrence7 born April 23, 1863; died August 26, 1907; married
- (1) Ida Murphy.
- (2) Mary Shannon. Issue by first marriage:
- 1. John Findlay Torrence8 born August 6, 1898.
- iii. Gertrude Torrence7 born New Haven; died in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, November 20, 1931; married, June 16, 1890, Abraham C. Overholt, who died January 31, 1923. He was president of the U.S. Pipe and Foundry Company, with general offices in New York; director of a number of banks and financial institutions. Issue, two:
- 1. George Torrence Overholt8 born August 2, 1891; married Hazel Mallory, born July 12, 1893, who served overseas in World War. He was graduated at Yale University in 1914; served at "World War Institute Aviation," Ellington, Houston, Texas, Wilbur Wright Field; foreign service, August 16, 1918, Mathelstan Heath, Isle of Wight; sales manager of U.S. Pipe & Foundry Company, New York. Has issue, one:
- i. George Torrence Overholt9 born January 30, 1925.
- 2. Henry Vinton Overholt8 born December 12, 1898; of Scottdale; married Elma Binns of Uniontown, Pennsylvania; has been made successor to his father in many directorates of Pittsburgh and New York. Issue, one:
- i. Gertrude Overholt9 born June 24, 19M.
- iv. John Findlay Torrence7 born April 29, 1870; married, June 6, 1906, Mary A. Buttermore. No issue. His business interests have been in connection with real estate and coal lands and in the development of such properties
- v. Clara Louise Torrence7 born September 2, 1872; died unmarried, March 12, 1912.
- vi. Elizabeth Torrence7 born August 81, 1876; married Fullerton McGough8 an engineer, specializing in public utilities. Issue, two:
- 1. Fullerton Torrence McCough8 born December 5, 1907; has been active in radio broad-casting in Pittsburgh and New York.
- 2. Gertrude Louise McGough9 born October 17, 1011.
He married at New Haven, Pa., July 16, 1868, Gertrude Olivia McIlvaine, born September 14, 1847; died May 25, 1923, daughter of Robert A. McIlvaine and his wife Susannah King.
Children of Lieutenant Thomas Rogers and Gertrude Olivia (McIlvaine) Torrence, the first four born at New Haven, Pennsylvania, were five:
(Joseph5 Captain Samuel4 Aaron3 Albert2 Sergeant Hugh1), born 1831; received his education at Miller's Academy, Washington, Guernsey County, Ohio, and Ohio Central College, Iberia, Ohio, from which he was graduated in 1858, and received his D.D. degree in 1879. he was a United Presbyterian clergyman at Seven Mile, Butler County, Ohio. his wife, Eliza S. Bartholomew, was born in 1831.
Children of Rev. Joseph William and Eliza J. (Bartholomew) Torrence, twelve:
- i. Josephine M. Torrence7born May 5, 1869; attended the Misses Hall's School, in Baltimore, Maryland; now lives in York, Pennsylvania, and is a member of the
Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames of 82 America. The compiler expresses his
indebtedness for her invaluable aid in research and general cooperation in
- ii. Katharine Rogers Torrence7 born March 24, 1871, also attended the Misses Hall's School, in Baltimore, and resides in York, Pennsylvania. She too, is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames of America, and like her sisters, has been a faithful co-worker in this compilation.
- iii. Robert McIlvaine Torrence, Note 83-17 born February 3, 1873; went to Baltimore in the autumn of 1887, where he first attended Marston's University School; and was graduated from Johns-Hopkins University, A. B., in 1895. During that autumn, did newspaper work on the Pittsburgh Chronicle Telegraph; later becoming associated with the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, until he took up the manufacture of glass in Washington, Pennsylvania, where he lived for a number of years. While there, was a vestryman of Trinity Episcopal Church. He was one of the incorporators of the Highland Glass Company, which he served as treasurer and secretary. For a number of years he lived in Chicago, Illinois. After the merging of the Highland and Western Glass Companies in 1928, he spent three years in New York City. When the latter company joined forces with the Mississippi Glass Company, of New York, Mr. Torrence was made a director, vice-president, and member of the executive committee. He now resides in Baltimore. While in Chicago, he was a member of the Board of Governors, and Treasurer of the University Club; director and Secretary of the Glen View Club; a member of the Chicago Athletic, Onwentsia, Raquet, and the Raquet Club of St. Louis. In Baltimore, he is a member of the Elkridge, Maryland and Gibson Island Clubs. He is also a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. At the beginning of the World War, he served as a member of the Council of National Defense, under Grosvenor B. Clarkson, Director. When the War Industries Board was formed, replacing the former, he was transferred to the Chemical and Explosive Division of this organization, under Mr. B. M. Baruch, Chairman, Washington, D. C., where he served throughout the war as a "Dollar-a-Year-Man;" Chief of the Asbestos, Magnesia, Rutile, Chemical-Glass and Stoneware Sections. On February 15, 1922, he married Helen H. Leeds, Note 83-2 of "Springdale," York, Pennsylvania, born November 14,1892, whose father was formerly president of the Maryland Trust Company, of Baltimore, Maryland, and is now president of the York National Bank & Trust Company, of York. Issue, one:
- Robert Grier P. Torrence8 born July 4, 1923; a student, in 1038, at Millbrook School, Millbrook, New York.
- iv. Thomas Rogers Torrence, Jr7 born August 21, 1874, died June 24, 1875.83
- v. Pauline Mason Torrence7 born in Baltimore, Maryland, May 24, 1888; was educated at the Powell School, of Richmond, Virginia, the French School of Miss Leah Bouligny, Chevy Chase, Washington, D.C.; spent a year at school in Dresden, Germany; two years at St. Mary's, Mount Saint Gabriel, Peekskill, New York, and two years at Miss Porter's School, Farmington, Connecticut. During the World War, she served under Mr. Herbert Hoover, in the U. S. Food Administration, Washington, D. C. Grateful acknowledgment is made for her great help and assistance in the preparation of this manuscript. On February 2, 1918, she married Captain W. Walter van Baman, born November 27, 1879, in York, Pennsylvania, son of Martin and Mary (Frank) van Baman. Captain van Baman served in France during the World War as Captain of Company M, 315th Infantry; as Assistant Judge Advocate, being attached to the Fourth Corps Headquarters, in Cochem, Germany. His army service covered a period of more than two years. he was admitted to the York County Bar in 1901; served as Assistant District Attorney of that county, 1909-1913; as District Attorney, 1922-1926, and practices before the Appellate and Federal Courts. One child, by adoption:
- 1. W. Walter van Bamon, Jr., born June 25, 1924.
(William5 John4 Aaron3Albert2 Sergeant Hugh1), was born October 16, 1819; died July 29, 1889; married, June 15, 1851, Mary Curry, who died September 18, 1881.
Children of John McNutt and Mary (Curry) Torrence, four:
- i. Jessie Ann Torrence7
- ii. Ida Torrence7 married the Reverend C. L. Work. Issue, three:
- 1. Bruce Work8
- 2. Jessie Work8
- 3. Ruth Work8
- iii. Mary Eliss Torrence7 married Lyman Rowe. Issue, two:
- 1. Lewis W, Rowe8
- 2. Charles Laird Rowe8 Note 84-1
- iv. William Edwin Torrence7 born December 7, 1854; died August 12, 1919; married, June 7, 1888, Sally B. Kincaid, born December 10, 1864. Issue, three:
- 1. Mary Torrence8 born May 2', 1889.
- 2. Margaret Torrence8 born December 9, 1899.
- 3. Ruth Torrence8 born August 28, 1893; married, May 21, 1920, Louis T. Morrow, born October 9,1892. Issue, two:
- i. John Thomas Morrow9 born September 10, 1928.
- ii. Peter William Morrow9 born January 19, 1932.
- v. Bessie Torrence7 married Elmer Ellis Galbreath. Issue, five:
- 1. Torrence Galbreath8
- 2. Joseph Galbreath8
- 3. George Galbreath8
- 4. Ralph Galbreath8
- 5. Kathryn Galbreath8
- vi. Jame Ellis Torrence,7 unmarried.
- vii. Clifford M. Torrence7 a banker in Ripley, Ohio; married Lena Lakey. Issue, two:
- 1. Luella Torrence8
- 2. Jane Torrence8
- viii. Joseph Elmer Torrence7 born April 25,1876; married, September 3, 1910, Katharine Avery, daughter of Alexander Avery, of Port Huron, Michigan. 4 Issue, one:
- 1. Joseph William Torrence5 born September 9, 1912; living in Birmingham, Michigan.
- ix. Ella L. Torrence7
- x. Louisa Torrence7 married George Shaffer.
- xi. Martha Ann Torrence7 married Jacob Frame. Issue, two:
- 1. Reverend Ezra Frame8
- 2. Luther Frame8
- xii. Ebenezer Finley Torrence7married Eliza Hammers.
(William5 John4 Aaron3 Albert2 Sergeant Hugh1), eldest child of William and Mary (Watt) Torrence, was born April 11, 1827; died May 1, 1867; married William E. McClellan, son of John and Nancy (Elder) McClellan of York, Pennsylvania, born August 11, 1825; died February, 1900,
Children of William E. and Susannah (Torrence) McClellan, seven:
- I. William Robert Torrence7 born June 17, 1858; married Lucy Haley. Issue, four:
- 1. Mary Torrence5 married Mr. McClimans. Issue, one:
- 2. Edna Torrence5 married John McLaughlin. Issue, two:
- i. Edna McLaughlin9 born June 21, 1911.
- ii. John McLaughlin9 born January 27, 1913; was in 1935, dancing on the stage with his sister, under the stage name of Torrence.
- 3. Maud Torrence8 married Mr. Egan.
- 4. John Torrence8 born 1891; married Elsie McGee. Issue, two:
- i. Ruth Torrence9
- ii. Jean Torrence9
- ii. John McNutt Torrence7
- iii. Franklin Pierce Torrence7 born June 11, 1854; died October 3, 1928; married, October 9, 1873, Laura Baldridge. Issue, one:
- 1. Gertrude Torrence8 married, October 29,1902, William P. McCullough.
- iv. Margaret Dawson Torrence7 born August 17, 1861; married, December 18, 1884, Frank Westly Ogan, M.D. Issue, one:
- 1. Alfred M. Ogan8 born January 4, 1892; married and left one son:
(William5 John4Aaron3 Albert2 Sergeant Hugh1), was born at Xenia, Ohio, January 15, 1829, and died December 28, 1896; many years a United Presbyterian minister and active in his particular field.
- i. Edward Torrence McClellan7 born October10, 1850; died March 9, 1919; married, March 10, 1881, Lida Jane Hyslop, born January 25, 1851; died March 8, 1909. Issue, seven:
- 1. Roy William McClellan5 born July85 25, 1882; married, February 28, 1912, Mary Ferguson. Issue, five:
- i. Paul Edward McClellan9 born June 9, 1913.
- ii. Lois Eleanor McClellan9 born October 22, 1914.
- iii. Nelly Frances McClellan9 born February 10, 1917.
- iv. Fred William McClellan9 born February 28, 1918.
- v. Mary Isabelle McClellan9 born February 14, 1921.
- 2. Ralph Hyslop McClellan8 married, October 21, 1914, Ella Baker. Issue, five:
- i. John William McClellan9 born June 15, 1916.
- ii. Jean Louise McClellan9 born April 17, 1921.
- iii. Helen MARIA McClellan9 born July 10, 1923.
- iv. Leonard Clark McClellan9 born January 14, 1926.
- v. Lawrence Hyslop McClellan9 (twin) born January 14, 1926.
- 3. The Rev. Earnest Boyle McClellan8 born February 4, 1889; married, October 16, 1912, Jane Orr. No issue.
- 4. James Bane McClellan8 A born August25, 1889; married, October 20, 1914, Mary Hastings. Issue, four.
- i. Beatrice Hastings McClellan9 born September 9, 1915.
- ii. Hazel Margaret McClellan9 born May 30, 1917.
- iii. Anna Mary McClellan9 born October20, 1924.
- iv. Martha Forsythe McClellan9 born October 20, 1924.
- 5. Maud Maria MeClellan8 born November 26, 1884.
- 6. Leigh McClellan8 7. Janet Eliza McClellan8 born August 24, 1804; married, August 28,1919, John Wallace Collins. Issue, three: nut
- i. Dorothy Marie Collins9 born June, 1920.
- ii. Wallace Gordon Collins9 born August 18, 1922.
- iii. Ernest McClellan Collins9 born January 11, 1924.
- ii. Marietta McClellan7 born December 18, 1852; died September 3, 1898; married, June 17,1875, C. Will LaFever. Issue, four.
- 1. Charles Woodin LaFever8 born 1877; died 1877.
- 2. Erma Mabel LaFever8 born 1880; died 1908; married Harry Keplinger. No issue.
- 3. James McClellan LaFever8 born 1882; married Myrtle Hamlin.
- 4. Harold Willis LaFever8 born 1889; married in 1912, Helen Van Eaton. Issue, two:
- i. Erma Van Eaton Lafever9 born September 12, 1914.
- ii. Robert Van Eaton Lafever9 born November 11, 1916.
- iii. Laura Belle McClellan7 born December 8, 1854; married, February 19, 1880, Robert Harvey McClellan, who died March 17, 1917. Issue, four:
- 1. Guy Orin McClellan8 born December, 1882.
- 2. Edna Belle MeClellan5 born December 11, 1883; married Ralph Bruce Ferguson. Issue, nine:
- i. Edith Elizabeth Ferguson9 born October 6, 1907.
- ii. Howard Ferguson9 born December 19, 1909.
- iii. Ruth Eleanor Ferguson9
- iv. Clarence Leigh Ferguson9 born March 28, 1912.
- v. Carl Bruce Ferguson9 born November 10, 1913.
- vi. James Harvey Ferguson9 born September 7, 1915.
- vii. Donald Ferguson9 born August, 1917.
- viii. Florence Louise Ferguson9 born April 30, 1919.
- ix. John Wilson Ferguson9 born May 1, 1922.
- 3. Anna Grace MeClellan8 born June 26, 1887; married David Mitchel Kyle. Issue, two:
- i. William Harvey Kyle9
- ii. Jean Kyle9
- 4. Robert Paul McClellan8 born December 29, 1893; married, September 10, 1919, Grace Powers. Issue, two:
- i. George Robert McClellan9
- ii. Harold Franklin McClellan986
- iv. Amanda Rebecca McClellan7 born October22, 1856; died February, 1889; married
- (1) William F. McClellan, born October 22, 1856; died February, 1889; married,
- (2) April 26, 1888, Nathan Ramsay. No issue.
- v. Anna Lida McClellan7 born November 5, 1859; known as Alida, married John Clarence Williamson, born April 3, 1857; died October 24, 1935, son of Jonathan D. and Martha A. (McMillan) Williamson. Mrs. Williamson, who lives in Xenia, Ohio, has been most helpful in supplying data concerning this branch of the family, and others closely allied. Issue, one:
- 1. John Kenneth Williamson5 born June 15, 1892; former Prosecuting Attorney of Green County, Ohio, but now a resident of Palm Beach, Florida; married Mary Moore Geiger, born September 14, 1892. Issue, three:
- i. Nancy Hartford Williamson9 born April 23, 1918.
- ii. John Kenneth Williamson9 born October 30, 1924; died December 13, 1925.
- iii. James Geiger Williamson9 born April 22, 1928.
- vi. Antoinette Jane McClellan7 born December 19, 1862; married, December 19, 1887, Thomas Beveridge Bruce. Issue, two:
- 1. Bernice Bruce8 born July 5, 1889.
- 2. William McClellan Bruce, M. D8 born 1896.
- vii. James Clark McClellan7 born August 8, 1886; married, June 20, 1895, Nellie Reynolds. Issue, two:
- 1. Dorothy Maria McClellan8 born 1896.
- 2. Margaret Etta McClellan5 married, August 7, 1920, Ernest A. Caucutt. Issue, two;
- i. George McClellan Caucutt9 born July 21, 1921.
- ii. Margaret Eliza Caucutt9 born July 13, 1925.
He married, first, October 9, 1855, Lizzie Crane, born January 1, 1837; died March 16, 1878. On October 28, 1880, he married as second wife, Martha Harrah, born August 16, 1842; died in 1927.
Children of The Reverend George Watt and Lizzie (Crane) Torrence, eight:
(William5 John4 Aaron3 Albert2 Sergeant Hugh1), born at Xenia, Ohio, March 20, 1832; died September 20, 1901; married, April 23, 1861, Sarah Isabell Leslie, born August 11, 1840; died in 1904.
Quotes from his diary (supplied by Jason Torrence Dowling:
"Born March 20th, 1832, in the brick house on the farm in Sugar Creek township, Greene County, Ohio, owned by my father William Torrence."
"We were united in marriage April 23rd, 1861, at 1p.m."
Mr. Torrence was the third of his immediate family to become a Presbyterian clergyman, in which faith and profession he was followed by a son and two sons-in-law.
Children of the Reverend James Templeton and Sarah Isabell (Leslie) Torrence, seven:
- i. Mary Ella Torrence7 born November 18, 1862; married, August 10, 1893, the Reverend Robert Hood, born July 18, 1856. Issue, three:
- 1. Frank Hood8 born April 9, 1895; married Edith McWilliams. Issue, one:
- i. June Hood9 born June 24, 1921.
- 2. Isabella Hood8 born November 2, 1896; married Oacar Barr, born 1895. Issue, one:
- i. Marjory Ellen Barr9 born February 11, 1921.
- 3. Mary Hood8 born February 21,1897; married Thomas Bernard Warren.
- ii. James Edwin Torrence, M.D1 born March 3, 1866; died October 2, 1911; married Ada Bell Watt.88
- iii. Nettie Maria Torrence7born September 31, 1867; married, April 4, 1889, James Foster; died October 6, 1898. Issue, one:
- 1. Mary Bell Foster8 born January 81, 1892; married Walter Jones. No issue.
- ¶44. iv. The Rev. William Leslie Torrence7married Margaret Dill.
v. Grace Elvira Torrence7 born November 29, 1874; died June 28, 1934; married, July 26, 1899, the Reverend J. Eldon Heeter, born February 28, 1872. Issue, three:
This family is reported here as in the book. However a descendant, Jason Torrence Dowling, has added more details, on a saparate page of the Torrence/Dill family
< tLI>2. Laura Isabell Heeter8 born J
(Mary5 John4 Aaron3 Albert2 Sergeant Hugh1), second child of Hugh and Mary (Torrence) Tate, was born November 5, 1820; married, March 16, 1854, Nancy Ann Miller, born October 4, 1835.
- 1. Walter Torrence Heeter8 born October 30, 1903; married Esther Etta Erickson. June 23, 1910; married Seth Lancen Kapp.
- 3. Margaret Grace Heeter8 iborn October 11, 1911; married, June 22, 1934, Lloyd H. Richardson.
- vi. Flora Bell Torrence7 born October 25, 1877.
- vii. Laura Luretia Whitman Torrence7 born June 12,1881; married, June 8,1904, Charles Henderson, born April 11,187he
3; resided at Boise, Idaho. Issue, fourteen:
- 1. Hester Henderson5 born April 21, 1905; died 1905.
- 2. Charlotte Lucretia Henderson8 born November 27, 1906; married, July 20, 1938, Timothy Phelps.
- 3. Elora Annetta Henderson8 born August 4, 1908; died 1910.
- 4. Elizabeth Agnes Henderson8 born December 10, 1909; married Arthur Clark.
- 5. Enna Mary Hendereon8 born November 29, 1911.
- 6. Minnie Eleanor Henderson8 born August 7, 1912.
- 7. Margret EIvira Henderson8 born May 30, 1914; married, October 7, 1933, W. W. Bunce, born in 1909.
- 8. Calvert Efton Henderson5 born July 23, 1915.
- 9. James Torrence Henderson8 born May 4, 1917.
- 10. William Pershing Henderson8 born May 19, 1918.
- 11. Clyde Stanley Henderson8 born October 17, 1920.
- 12. Leslie Hogan Henderson8 born July 16, 1922.
- 13. Truman Joy Henderson8 born November 28, 1924.
- 14. Lee Warren Henderson8 born July 7, 1926.
Children of John Torrence and Nancy Ann (Miller) Tate, eight:
(Anne5John4 Aaron5 Albert2 Sergeant Hugh1), eldest child of Archibald Jackson, by his wife Anne Torrence, was born, probably in Xenia, Ohio, October 15, 1823; married in April, 1846, Daniel McMillan.
Children of Daniel and Jane (Jackson) McMillan, seven:
- i. Francis Joseph Tate7 born May 21, 1856; died January 4, 1868.
- ii. Samuel Aaron Tate7 born July 15,1858; died January 11,1911; married, January 4, 1883, Minnie Maria Ralston, born July 8, 1859; died May 27, 1899. Issue, two:
- 1. Paul Francis Tate8 born September 18, 1886; married, October, 1909, Elizabeth Mattocks. Issue, two.
- i. Doris Virgina Tate9 born October, 1910; married Paul Stevenson.
- ii. Helen Elyse Tate9 born June 22, 1912; married Birge Simmons.
- 2. John Torrence Tate8 born July 28, 1889; married in 1918, Lois Possler, born in 1889. Issue, one:
- i. John Torrence Tate9 born in 1925.
- iii. Mary Alda Tate:7 born August 8, 1860; died August 20, 1935.
- iv. Clara Luella Tate7 born September 18,1862.
- v. Arthur Miller Tate7 born April 7, 1864; died May 29, 1890.89
- vi. John Howard Tate7 born November 1, 1867; married (1) in June, 1895, Rebecca Moore Kirkpatrick, born in 1861; died in February, 1897; married (2) May, 1905, Louise Dorothy Miller. Issue, by both marriages, four:
- 1. Rebecca Irene Tate8 born January 20, 1897; married Joseph Percey Embry.
- 2. John Wishart Tate8 born February, 1906; married Ailie _________. Issue, one:
- 3. Alberta Torrence Tate8 born October, 1907; married Alfred Burgess. Issue, one:
- i. Janet Burgess9 4. Dorothy Tate8 born in 1911; married Cornell Stoever.
- vii. William Jeffrey Tate7 born July 30, died August 17, 1871.
- viii. Nancy Jane Tate7 born March 6, 1873; married, June 21, 1904, John Law Acheson, born December 27, 1867; resides at Washington, Iowa; informant for this family connection. Issue, three:
- 1. Carol Dorothy Acheson8 born January 19, 1928.
- 2. John Louis Acheson8 born January 18, 1930.
- 3. Arthur Tate Acheson8 born February 22, 1936.
(Russell6 Lewis5 Thomas4Thomas3 Albert2 Sergeant Hugh1), born March 22, 1834; died October 26, 1876; married Sarah Torrance, daughter of Austin and Tryphena (Trumbull) Torrance, q. v.
Children of Ephraim and Sarah (Torrance) Torrance, three:
- i. David Archibald McMillan7 born June 13, 1847; died 1904; married, October26, 1869, Rose White. Issue, three:
- i. Howard Dean Buckles9
- ii. Lillian R. Buckles9
- 2. Zella Louisa McMillan8 born in 1900; married Harry Hardesty. Issue, two:
- i. Harry Hardesty9
- ii. Robert Dale Hardesty9
- 3. Charles Rogers McMillan8 born in 1903; married and had:
- i. Jean McMillan9
- ii. Martha Eliza McMillan7 born April 4, 1849; died in 1893; married, October 26, 1869, Eli Small. Issue, five:
- 1. James Archibald Small8 born 1872; died 1892.
- 2. Lella Grace Small8 married William Hyatt.
- 3. David Lester Small5 married Myrtle Baker.
- 4. Jennie Irene Small9 married Henry Hartley. Issue, three:
- i. Robert Hartley9
- ii. William Hartley9
- iii. Martha Hartley9
- 5. Helen Small9 died in 1893.
- iii. William Riley McMillan7 born October 31, 1850; died September 14, 1924; married Henrietta Jamieson, born July 26, 1860. Issue, five:
- 1. Waldo Clayton McMillan8 born January 31, 1892; married Florence Mattern. Issue, five:
- i. Maradene McMillan9 born September 5, 1914.
- ii. Florence McMillan9 born March 3, 1917.
- iii. Evelyn McMilian9 born December 28, 1919.
- iv. Bonnie Jane McMillan9 born May a, 1924.
- v. Frederick McMillan9 born May 30, 1926.
- 2. Leon Earle McMillan8 born January 11, 1894; married, November 25, 1920, Nell Barby. Issue, one:
- 1. Mary Lovey McMillian9 born March 15,1922.
- 3. Helen M. McMillan8 born August 18,1895; married,90 June 23, 1925, Samuel McIntosh.
- 4. Forest McMillan8 born April 11, 1897; married, November 8, 1926, Louise Ward.
- 35. Henrietta McMillan8 born May 28,1901; married, May 28,1923, Albert Doyle.
- iv. Anna Laura McMillan7 born in 1855; died December 25, 1905; married John Calvin Barber. Issue, one:
- 1. Warren Jackson Barber8 married Margaret ___________.
- v. Nannie Grace McMillan7 born February, 1861; married Henry Wilson. Issue, two:
- 1. Gertrude Grace Wilson8
- 2. Flora Margaret Wilson8
- vi. Jennie Irene McMillan7 born July 16, 1863.
- vii. Mary Effie McMillan7 born in 1865; married Robert Townsley. Issue, three:
- 1. Montrose Townnsley8 born in 1889; died in 1908.
- 2. Frederick McMillan Townsley8 married Rachel Harboy. Issue, three:
- i. Mary Townsley9
- ii. Davis Townsley9
- iii. John Townsley9
- 3. Archibald Townsley8
7 (James6 Honorable George5 Honorable Joseph4 Aaron3 Albert2 Sergeant Hugh1), was born May 27, 1850, and died December 12, 1927. She married the Reverend Christopher Smith Sargent, born May 2, 1847, died February 5, 1932; an Episcopal Clergy-man, resident at Indianapolis, Indiana.91
Children of the Reverend Christopher Smith and Jane Findlay (Torrence) Sargent, seven:
- i. Elbert Torrance:8 born August 4, 1858; died April 1, 1907; married, December 20, 1877, Flora Robinson. Three children:
- 1. Cortis H. Torrance9 clergyman, born November24, 1878; married, April 11, 1905, Marie Duclos Learned; residing in Syracuse, New York. Four children::
- i. Constance Torrance10 born April 26, 1907; married Jerry Gordon Blair, of Cincinnati.
- ii. C. Philip Torrance10 born June 16, 1908; married, June 29, 1934, Louise Elizabeth Trask; a clergyman resident in Locke, New York.
- iii. Lucy E. Torrance10 born June 16,1913; married, June 19, 1937, Warren Gideon Farrington.
- iv. Newton E. Torrance10 born June 16, 1915.
- 2. Harold R. Torrance9 born October 21, 1889; married, August 28, 1919, Helen Sweeney Moore. issue, three:
- i. Harold Robinson Torrance10 born April 9, 1924.
- ii. James Moore Torrance10 born May 11, 1926.
- iii. Catherine Moore Torrance10 born May 16, 1930.
- 3. Mildred Torrance9 born July 26, 1891; married, February 19, 1913, Claude Cooper
- ii. Effie Torrance8 died young.
- iii. Austin Torrance8 died young.
(Reverend James Templeton6 William3 John4 Aaron3 Albert2 Sergeant Hugh1), fourth child of his parents, was born March 5, 1871, and died December 19, 1928. His early school days were spent in Monmouth, Illinois. In 1894, he was graduated at Tarkio, Missouri, and in 1898, from Xenia Seminary; was ordained by Cedar Rapids Presbytery, and installed pastor at Fairfax, Iowa, November 1, 1899.
- i. James Findlay Torrance Sargent8 born March 17, 1871, died February 2,1924; married
Katherine Edmunds. Issue:
- 1. James Findlay Torrence Sargent, Jr9
- ii. Edward, Sargent8 born July 8,1873, died January 4, 1926.
- iii. Christopher Sargent8 died young.
- iv. Rebecca Sargent8 died young.
- v. George Paull Torrence Sargent8 born March 12, 1881, married, July 17, 1907, Mabel Irene McMahon, of New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Sargent is a descendant of the Rev. John Bartow, a missionary of the English Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. He was graduated from Yale University, A. B., in 1905; attended the General Theological Seminary; ordered a Deacon, in Holy Trinity Church, Middletown, Connecticut, June 3, 1908; ordained a Priest by Bishop Joseph M. Francis, of Indianapolis, June 11, 1909, in St. David's Church, where he served as assistant. Later, he became Rector of St. Thomas' Church in Battle Creek, Michigan, and of Grace Church, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During this period, he was elected President of the Standing Committee for the Diocese of Western Michigan; Chairman of the Diocesan Department of Religious Education, and a member of the Bishop and Executive Council of the Diocese. During the World War, he served as Chaplain at Camp Logan, Great Lakes Naval Training District. In 1927, he was chosen Dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, Long Island, In 1932, the Berkely Divinity School conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Divinity, and the following year, he was made a trustee of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City. In 1933, he was chosen Rector of St. Bartholomew's Church, New York, where he is, in 1936. Note 92-1 Issue, two;
- 1. Jane Findlay Torrence Sargent9 born November 14, 1909; married, June 15, 1935, George Schuyler Tarbell, Jr., of New York City, son of George Schuyler Tarbell of Ithaca, New York; a graduate of Cornell, and of Yale Law School; member of Delta Phi, Corbey Court, Phi Delta Phi, and Squadron A. Association; was three years Assistant United States Attorney, and is at present connected with the law firm of Winthrop, Stinson, Putnam and Roberts. Issue, one:
- Barbara Sargent Tarbell10 born July 21, 1937.
- 2. Christopher Smith Sargent9 born October 31, 1911; was graduated from Williams College, Class of 1933; while there, he was on the Honor Committee of the Student Council; one of the three Directors of the Little Theatre; head of the Thompson Undergraduate Committee, which brings cultural things to Williams; of the Debating Team, and won his debate with Amherst; member of92 the Glee Club; part of time on the Track team. He was Editor-in-chief of the Record and wrote the editorials; also Editor-in-Chief of The Gull; the head of his fraternity, Theta Delta Chi, in his Senior year; member and President of Gargoyle, the Senior honor society; a Junior Adviser; Phi Beta Kappa, Class Ivy orator, and Class Salutatorian. Later on, at Harvard Law School, he was a member of the Choate Club; chairman of the Board of Student Advisers; an Editor of the Harvard Law Review, and was graduated cum laude. He is now personal law secretary to Mr. Justice Cardozo, of the United States Supreme Court.
- vi. Mary Sargent5 died young.
- vii. Thomas Sargent8 died young.
Appointed by the Presbyterian Board of Missions to organize congregations, his other pastorates were: Guernsey, Iowa; Summerfield, Kansas; Alliance, Nebraska; Elmira, Illinois; Mt. Ayr, Iowa; Tildon and Washburn, Illinois.
This family is reported here as written in the book. However a descendant, Jason Torrence Dowling, has added more details, on a saparate page of the Torrence/Dill family
He married, November, 1899, Margaret Dill, born June 22, 1875, daughter of the Rev. Mr. Dill, of Elkridge, Kansas, an Elder of the Reformed Presbyterian Church.
Children of the Reverend William Leslie and Margaret (Dill) Torrence, four:
- i. Edna Torrence8 born September 22, 1900; married, September 14, 1922, J. Campbell Martin, professor of Chemistry at Colerain, Minnesota. Issue, four:
- 1. Robert Torrence Martin9 born February 23, 1924.
- 2. Leslie Keith Martin9 born May 4, 1925.
- 3. Donald Campbell Martin9 born June 3, 1928.
- 4. Mama Janet Martin9 born August 19, 1931.
- ii. Leslie Torrence8 born July 1, 1903; married Esta Poor, born April 1, 1905; resides Decatur City, Iowa; has issue.
- iii. Mildred Torrence8 born February 9, 1910; married Oliver Perry.
- iv. Mabel Torrence8 born October15, 1913; married Robert Carson Brownlee. Issue, one:
- 1. Philip Brownlee9 born December 23, 1932.
Torrence and Allied Families Written by Robert McIlvane Torrence, published 1938
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