History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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One of the progressive farmers of Bucks county is James Lambert CADWALLADER. The CADWALLADER family is of Welsh origin and was planted in the county in the seventeenth century by four brothers who emigrated from Wales to the American colonies. One of them, Lambert, settled where Lambertville, New Jersey, now stands, and it is supposed that the town was named after him. Two of the others settled near Bucks and Montgomery counties, and the fourth, of whose descendants we know nothing, settled in the western part of the state. Jacob CADWALLADER was born in Bucks county, and bought the farm which is now the home of his grandson, James Lambert CADWALLADER. He married Ann TAYLOR, also a native of Bucks county, and was the father of eleven children.

Samuel C. CADWALLADER, son of Jacob and Ann (TAYLOR) CADWALLADER, mentioned above, was born November 7, 1815, on the homestead, where the long years of his active life were passed in the successful pursuit of agriculture. In 1895 he took up his abode with his daughter, Mrs. EYER, in Newtown. For a number of years he held the offices of supervisor and school director. He has also been guardian and trustee for twelve orphans, and executor and administrator for several estates. He is a Republican in politics, and a member of the Society of Friends. Mr. CADWALLADER married, in 1844, Hannah, daughter of Jonathan CARR, of Plumstead township, and six children were born to them, four of whom grew to maturity: Ellen, deceased; Mary, also deceased; Macre, who is the wife of Samuel F. PLATT, of Upper Makefield; Mary E., who is the widow of Joseph EYER, of Newtown; Julia, who is the wife of Thomas NOBLE, of Noble Station, Montgomery county; and James Lambert, mentioned at length hereinafter. Mrs. CADWALLADER died in 1890, at the age of seventy-two. Like her husband, she was a member of the Society of Friends. Mr. CADWALLADER is still living, having reached his ninetieth year.

James Lambert CADWALLADER, son of Samuel C. and Hannah (CARR) CADWALLADER, was born June 14, 1859, on the homestead, and was educated in the common schools and at a private school in Newtown. In accordance with the traditions of his family he has thus far passed his life as a farmer, and from his devotion to agricultural pursuits has reaped a full measure of success. He is a member of the school board, and in politics affiliates with the Republicans. He is a member and overseer of the Friends' meeting. Mr. CADWALLADER married in 1885, Evelyn, daughter of Charles JANNEY, who was for many years a merchant of Dolington and is now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. CADWALLADER are the parents of a son and a daughter, both of whom reside at home, Ernest J. and Mary E.

Text taken from page 663 of:

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

Transcribed October, 2000 by Donna J. Kling of Pennsylvania as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

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