History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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HARRY PAIST DOAN. For more than a century the family of which Harry Paist DOAN is a representative has been resident in Upper Makefield township. The first settler in that region was Benjamin DOAN, who in 1800 purchased a large tract of land within the limits of the township, paying for it twenty dollars an acre. His wife was Sarah KIRK.

Amos DOAN, son of Benjamin and Sarah (KIRK) DOAN, was born December 8, 1817, on the homestead, of which, in the course of time, he became the owner. In 1889 he relinquished the cares of an active life, and has since made his home with his children. He is now, at the age of eighty-seven, residing with his son, Harry Paist DOAN. His wife was Eliza PAIST, and their children are: Edward H., who is a practicing physician of Newtown: Eleazer T., who lives in Upper Makefield township; Benjamin F., who is a resident of Wrightstown township; and Harry Paist, mentioned at length hereinafter. These sons are of the seventh generation of Doans in Bucks county, and also of the seventh generation that owned the old homestead farm, which is still in the family.

Harry Paist DOAN, son of Amos and Eliza (PAIST) DOAN, was born November 3, 1857, on the old homestead, and was educated in the common schools. For two years after his marriage he cultivated the farm for his father, and then took a western trip, going as far across the continent as Montana. After an absence of a year he returned and purchased the Roberts farm, consisting of sixty-seven acres, where he has since resided. He is a member of Newtown Lodge, No. 335, Knights of Pythias and is a Republican in politics. Mr. DOAN Married, October 14, 1880. Eda, daughter of Harrison and Ella (WALTON) HELLYER, deceased, of Upper Makefield township, and two children have been born to them: Elsie V., deceased, and Marcus P. who resides at home.

Text taken from page 685 of:

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed November 2006 by Joan Lollis as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

Published November 2006 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/


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