History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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JOHN GIBBS VANDEGRIFT, eldest son of Alfred and Catharine(GIBBS) VANDEGRIFT and brother to Hon. Charles S. VANDEGRIFT, the subject of the pre­ceding sketch, was born in Bensalem township, Bucks county, September 2, 1834. He was educated at the public schools, and later received an academic education.. He was reared on the farm, and for several years followed the vocation ­ of a farmer. In 1873 he pur­chased the store at Eddington and followed the mercantile business there for the rest of his life. He was a justice of the peace for twenty years, and filled many positions of trust. He took a deep interest in educational matters and was for many years a member of the school board, acting as its secretary. H was a vestryman of the Episcopal church. In politics was a Democrat, but never sought or held other than local office. He was a member of Bristol Lodge, No. 25, A. Y. F. and A. M.; of Harmony Chaptor, R. A. M.; and St. Johns Commandery, K. T. Mr. VANDEGRIFT married March 27, 1861, Mary Jane CREIGHTON, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca ASHTON CREIGHTON. She was born May 10, 1832, at Holmesburg, Philadelphia, and died May 4. 1895. John G. VANDEGRIFT died April 11, 1901. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. VANDEGRIFT, Katherine and Lemuel.
Lemuel VANDEGRIFT was born August 13, 1864. He was reared on a farm and attended public school. At the age of seventeen years he entered his father's store to assist him in the business, and at his death succeeded him in its conduct. He was also elected a justice of the peace to succeed his father. He is a vestryman of the Episcopal church. In politics he is a Democrat. He is a mem­ber of Bristol Lodge, No.25, A. Y. F. and A. M. Philadelphia Chapter, R. A. M., and St. Johns Commandery,, K. T. Mr. VANDEGRIFT was married, April 6, 1893, to Mary Ella CAREY, daughter of Seneca and Mary Ella (MOORE) CAREY. They are the parents of two children: Lem­uel Creighton, born July 26, r895, and Marian Latharine, born July 8, 1897. Their eldest child, John G., Jr., died in infancy. These children are being educated in the public school of Bensalem.

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Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III Transcribed May 2000 by Judy Jackson of Missouri as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

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