General Henry Hambright Sr.
(1749-1835)
Mary Good
(1753-1825)
Henry Hambright Jr.
(Abt 1781-1815)
Sarah Davies
(1781-1867)
Reverend Davis W. Hambright
(1810-1884)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Anna Maria Beecher

2. Sarah Cressler

Reverend Davis W. Hambright 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 3 Jan 1810, Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Anna Maria Beecher on 2 Oct 1832 in , Lancaster, PA 1
  • Marriage (2): Sarah Cressler on 2 Aug 1871 1
  • Died: 20 May 1884, Springtown, Bucks, PA, United States at age 74 1 3 6
  • Buried: 22 May 1884, Springtown: Salem Evangelical Cemetery, Bucks, PA 1 3 7

   Another name for Davis was Davies W. Hambright.8

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Pension on 17 Feb 1815 in , Lancaster, PA. 9 County: Lancaster Co.
Name: Henry Hambright, Jr.
Rank: Private
Description of service: 5th regiment infantry
Time of decease: April 16, 1815
Names of the heirs: Maria, Elizabeth, and Davis Hambright
Annual Allowance: 48 00
Sums Received: 240 00
When placed on the pension roll: February 2, 1819
Commencement of pension: February 17, 1815
Ending of pension: February 17, 1820

2. He signed a will in 1835 in Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA. 10 Henry Hambright's [Sr's] will, dated 1833, names his son William Hambright and Joseph Landis as executors. He left $100 to grandson Davis Hambright; $50 to grandson George F. Hambright; $50 to granddaughter Maria (Hambright) Richason; $500 and "goods" to his second wife Mary Ann; with the rest of his estate, which the executors determined to be $1116.50, to be divided equally among daughter Elizabeth (Hambright) Smith of Cumberland County, and sons John and William Hambright.

3. Occupation: Licensed as minister in the Evangelical Association in 1848 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 4 11

4. Occupation: Appointed to the Chester Circuit in the Evangelical Association in 1849 in , Chester, PA. 12

5. Census in 1850 in Blue Ball, Lancaster, PA. 13 The 1850 census recorded Davies Hambright, no age listed, Evangilst preacher, living with wife Ann M., 38; William W., laborer, 18; Charlotte, 13; Sarah E., 11; Daniel C., 8; Samuel H., 4; and Davies W., 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

6. Occupation: Appointed to the Lancaster Circuit in the Evangelical Association in 1853 in , Lancaster, PA. 14

7. Occupation: Appointed to the Lykens Circuit in the Evangelical Association in 1855 in Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States. 15

8. Census in 1860 in Oxford, Warren, NJ. 2 Davis Hambright, 50, M. Clergyman, was living with Ann Mariah, 68; and Dinah, 17. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Oxford Furnace.

9. Occupation: Appointed to the New Jersey Circuit in the Evangelical Association on 29 Feb 1860 in , , NJ. 16

10. Occupation: Appointed to the New Jersey Circuit in the Evangelical Association in 1867 in , , NJ. 17

11. Census in 1870 in Lower Mount Bethel Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States. 18 The 1870 census recorded Davis Hambright, minister of the Gospel, 60, living in the home of Josiah Ackerman, day laborer, 27, and his wife Sarah, 21, and daughter Violette, 5 months born in Dec 1869.
A neighbor on the same census page is Davis' son, Rev. W. W. Hambight, minister of the Gospel, 37, with his wife Mary C., 32; son Davis, 10; son George 8; and daughter Minnie, 6.
Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

12. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: Ministerial Appointments. The following are appointments of the East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church: Northampton: W. A. Leopold and W. Hambright; Bethlehem: D. Hambright, 4 Mar 1870, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 19

13. Occupation: At annual conference retained as a minister but without an appointment to a church in 1872 in Pine Grove, Schuylkill, PA. 4

14. Census in 1880 in Springfield Twp., Bucks, PA. 20 The 1880 census recorded Davis Hambright, retired clergyman, 70, living with wif Sarah, 60. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

15. Cause of Death: inflamation of the bladder, 20 May 1884, Springtown, Bucks, PA, United States. 21

16. Newspaper: Reading Times: Rev. J. C. Hornberger, of this city, will officiate at the funeral of Rev. Davis Hambright, an aged minister of Bucks county, in accordance with the latter's dying request., 22 May 1884, Reading, Berks, PA. 7

17. Obituary: The Daily News: Obituary of David Hambright on 23 May 1884 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 22 ---
The Last Request of an Evangelical Minister.
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Rev. David Hambright, an aged minister of the Evangelical association, died at his home in Bucks county. It was his dying request that Rev. J. C. Hornberger, of Reading, should officiate at his funeral.

18. Obituary: The Evangelical Messenger: obituary of Rev. Davis Hambright on 27 May 1884 in New Berlin, Union, PA. 1 Complete obituary can be ordered at Allen County Public Library https://www.genealogycenter.info/preface_evanmessenger.php#copies but a summary follows:
Hambright, Davis, age 74.
Spouse #1: BEECHER, Anna Mary (wife #1 md Oct 2, 1832; she d Jun 10, 1870; had 4 sons, 3 daus; only 1 dau remains
Spouse #2: CRESSLER, Sarah (wife #2; md Aug 28, 1871; she remains)
Place of Death or Last Known Residence / Notes: PA: Bucks Co.: Pleasant Valley area (d); member East PA Conf.1846; bur Springtown, Bucks Co. One son by wife #1 was Rev. William, who d in 1882 [lists pastorates]


Davis married Anna Maria Beecher, daughter of Benjamin Beecher and Elizabeth, on 2 Oct 1832 in , Lancaster, PA.1 (Anna Maria Beecher was born on 18 Feb 1812 in , , PA,23 died on 10 Jun 1870 in Saylorsburg, Monroe, PA, USA 23 24 and was buried in Saylorsburg: Brick Church Cemetery, Monroe, Pennsylvania, United States 23.)


Davis next married Sarah Cressler on 2 Aug 1871.1 (Sarah Cressler was born on 5 Aug 1820 in , , PA,25 died on 9 Dec 1896 in Bursonville, Bucks, PA, United States 25 26 and was buried in Springtown: Salem Evangelical Cemetery, Bucks, PA 25.)


Sources


1 "The Evangelical Messenger (New Berlin, PA)" (Online at Allen County Public Library at https://www.genealogycenter.info/), 27 May 1884, page 174. Obituary of Rev. Davis Hambright.

2 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, New Jersey, Warren County, Oxford, Series: M653 Roll: 711 Page: 151.

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51281538.

4 S. C. Breyfogel, "Landmarks of the Evangelical Association" (Reading, Pa. 1887), page 397.

5 <i>Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families: From The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine</i> (Reprinted Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982. Book available online at Ancestry.com.), Volume 3, page 743.

6 S. C. Breyfogel, "Landmarks of the Evangelical Association" (Reading, Pa. 1887), page 412.

7 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 22 May 1884, page 4.

8 Wright, F. Edward, <i>Marriages and deaths from the newspapers of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania</i> (1988. Family Line Publications. 2 volumes. Vol. 1 1821-1830. Vol. 2 1831-1840.), 1831-1840, Page 19.

9 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania Pensioners, 1835</i> (United States Senate. Report from the Secretary of War, in Obedience to Resolutions of the Senate of the 5th and 30th of June, 1834, and the 3d of March, 1835, In Relation to the Pension Establishment of the United States. [Pennsylvania Section]. Washington, D.C.: Duff Green, 1835.), Pennsylvania Pensioners, 1835 about Henry Hambright, Jr.

10 <i>Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families: From The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine</i> (Reprinted Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982. Book available online at Ancestry.com.), Volume I: Page 743.

11 S. C. Breyfogel, "Landmarks of the Evangelical Association" (Reading, Pa. 1887), page 120.

12 S. C. Breyfogel, "Landmarks of the Evangelical Association" (Reading, Pa. 1887), page 124.

13 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4HP-859 Davies Hambright, Blue Ball, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 180.

14 S. C. Breyfogel, "Landmarks of the Evangelical Association" (Reading, Pa. 1887), page 142.

15 S. C. Breyfogel, "Landmarks of the Evangelical Association" (Reading, Pa. 1887), page 155.

16 S. C. Breyfogel, "Landmarks of the Evangelical Association" (Reading, Pa. 1887), page 174.

17 S. C. Breyfogel, "Landmarks of the Evangelical Association" (Reading, Pa. 1887), page 228.

18 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZGR-CTS Davis Hambright in entry for Josiah Ackerman, 1870.

19 <i>Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA)</i>, 4 Mar 1870, page 3.

20 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWXC-G6K Davis Hambright, Springfield, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 167, sheet 128A.

21 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, PA > Bucks> Springfield > Methodist > St. Paul Salem United Methodist Church. Online image 132. Death Records d. 20 May 1884 Springtown Rev. D. Hambright age 74 4 17 burial Rev. J. C. Homberger.

22 Lebanon Daily News, 23 May 1884, page 1. Obituary of Davis Hambright.

23 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110121869.

24 "The Evangelical Messenger (New Berlin, PA)" (Online at Allen County Public Library at https://www.genealogycenter.info/), 7 Jul 1870, page 214. Obituary of Anna Mary Hambright.

25 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51281548.

26 "The Evangelical Messenger (New Berlin, PA)" (Online at Allen County Public Library at https://www.genealogycenter.info/), 23 Dec 1896, page 827. Obituary of Sarah Hambright.



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