Descendants of Thomas John of Wales

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Generation #1

Thomas John of Wales

Thomas John was born c. 1680 in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The family's Welsh origin comes from a record for grandson Enos Elleman which states, "His father, John Elleman, was an Englishman and his mother, Mary, [was] a Welsh woman." And, Thomas married Margaret John in about 1705.

Thomas' family's circumstances are not known. As most of the family's records are found in Quaker records, reasonable conjecture leads to the belief that he was part of the migration stream of Welsh Quakers to Pennsylvania. And sometime after daughter Mary's birth in 1706 in Wales, the John Family migrated to Goshen, Chester Co PA.

Margaret died shortly after coming to America. Thomas married a second time in 1713 in Chester Co PA to Gwen Cadwalader b. c. 1693 in Wales.

Thomas is first documented in the 1715 Tax List for Uwchlan Twp, Chester Co PA. He is cited as owning 100 acres in Tract 29.

One informative record for many of the John Family is the 1734 marriage for a "Mary John the daughter of Samuel John of Uwchlan" to John Griffith. Both the Griffiths and Johns recorded in this document are probably cousins from Wales. However to date, no relation has been proven.

Whereas John Griffith of the township of Uwchlan in the County of Chester, in the Province of Pennsylvania, and Mary John the daughter of Samuel John of Uwchlan of aforesaid having declared their intentions of marriage before several monthly meetings, of the people called Quakers, held at Goshen in the said County. . .
Witnesses: John Elemen, Mary Elemen, Samuel John, Margaret John, Griffith John, William John, Eleanor John, Evan John, Joshua John. . . .

Thomas and Gwen's date and place of death is not known

    Child with Margaret

    1. Mary John b. 12/15/1706 in Wales

    Child with Gwen Cadwalader

    2. Sarah John b. 1716 Goshen, Chester Co PA

Generation #2


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