History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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Elizabeth PRICE, second wife of Roger MOON, was of Welsh origin and a daughter of Reese and Mary PRICE (or PREESE), who settled in Bucks county about the year 1700.

The ancestors of Mrs. Samuel C. MOON, of Morrisville, were Nathaniel and Sarah (BRIGGS-SHAW) PRICE, who emigrated from Rhode Island and settled in Middletown township, Bucks county, near the present site of Langhorne about the middle of the eighteenth century.  They were the parents of three children: Nathaniel, of whom a more particular account follows:  Elizabeth, married Edward WORSTALL; and Susanna, married Thomas Jones.  Sarah  (BRIGGS-SHAW) PRICE died 10 mo. 22, 1808, in her eighty-seventh year.

Nathaniel PRICE, son of Nathaniel and Sarah, born February 8, 1759, was received into membership with Friends and married October 18, 1786, Ann Bailey, daughter of Edward and Ann (SATTERHWAITE) BAILEY, daughter of Edward and Ann (SATTERHWAITE) BAILEY, of Bucks county, and had three children: (1)  William, born September 14, 1787, died June 4, 1852, married April 18, 1808, Mary MAHAM, and had nine children:  Cornelius, Mary, John, Deborah, Ann, Amos, Susan, Catharine and William.  (2) John, born November 23, 1788, died April 5, 1867, married Rachel BURGESS, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (MATSON) BURGESS, and had children:  Daniel B., of whom an account follows: Lydia B., Sarah Ann, and Phebe B., none of whom married, living and dying near Fallsington, Bucks county.  (3)  Edith, born 1790, died 1792.  Ann (BAILEY) PRICE died January 8, 1791, and Nathaniel married (second) December 13, 1792, Mary SPICER, daughter of James and Rachel SPICER, and they were the parents of four children:  (4)  Joseph, born March 10, 1793, married October 14, 1821, Eliza WILDMAN, and had children, Mary and Elizabeth.  (5)   Ann, born February 23, 1795, married 1819, Israel BURGESS, and had two children, William and Mary, both of whom married into the LONGSHORE family.  (6)  Isaiah, born December 20, 1798, married May 20, 1824, Margaret BURGES, daughter of William and Rachel BURGES, and had four children:  Rachel, married Benjamin WOOLSTON; Ann, married a HANCE; Jane, married a CROSHAW; Martha, married Dr. William E. CASE, and has two sons, William and Philip of Morrisville.  (7)  Rachel, born December 4, 1800, lived to an advanced age at Langhorne, but never married.  Mary (SPICER) PRICE, the mother of the above named four children, died December 8, 1829.

Daniel B. PRICE, only son of John and Rachel (BURGES) PRICE, was born December 3, 1823.  He was a successful farmer and died at his residence, Brookdale farm, two miles from Fallsington, Bucks county, March 26, 1891, at the age of sixty-seven years.  He married, first, May 18, 1848, Hannah B. CHILDS, of Le Raysville, New York, and they were the parents of four children:  Rachel Anna, married Samuel C. MOON; Clinton, died young; Elizabeth, married John W. TANTUM, of Wilmington, Delaware, and has three children--Anna P., Lucy R. and John W. TANTUM, Jr.; Mary C., remained single.

The BURGES Family, with whom the MOON and PRICE families are much intermarried, are descended from Samuel and Eleanor BURGES, who came from England in 1685 and settled in Falls township, on 200 acres of land purchased of William PENN, for one silver shilling per acre, the original deed for which is still in possession of their descendants.  This land joined that on which James and Joan (BURGES) MOON settled, and Samuel was probably a brother of Joan MOON.  On this tract lying on both sides of the road now leading through the village of Fallsington, all the Friends' meeting houses of Falls Meeting have been built.  In 1689, when the Friends decided to build a meeting house, Samuel BURGES gave them six acres on which the first meeting house and graveyard were located.  The first building was of logs and the second of brick.  In the latter a school was kept for many years in which the great-grandchildren of Samuel BURGES, living in 1855, remember attending, being used as a school after the erection of the third meeting house, a little distant from the first site and now (1905) used as a dwelling house.  The fourth meeting house was erected in 1789 on the first location, north of the graveyard and Newportville road, and is still used by one branch of the society.  The firth meeting house was built in 1840, when a stone school house erected in 1799 was removed to make room for it, the present school house being erected in 1817.  The will of Samuel    BURGES, made in 1713, mentions wife Eleanor, sons Joseph, Samuel, John and Daniel, and daughters Pricilla and Sarah.  Priscilla became the wife of Samuel BUNTING, and an account of her descendants is given in this volume.  Sarah married  John HUTCHINSON and an account of her descendants is also given in the RICKEY family.   Samuel, the son, a member of assembly in 1712, married Ann SNOWDEN, and had three children--Margaret, married Joseph JACKSON;

Rebecca, married Joseph CHURCH; Ann, died single.

Joseph BURGESS married Hannah WILSON, had five children:  Daniel, of whom a more particular account follows; Joseph, married Deborah FISHER and removed to Buckingham, later to Baltimore, Maryland, and subsequently to Virginia; had children; Thomas, Sarah, John, Tacy, Martha and Daniel of whom Thomas married Elizabeth HENDRICKS, and removed to Highland county, Ohio, about 1813; John, Sarah, and Hannah.  John, son of Samuel and Eleanor, married Mary DUER, and had six children, Samuel Ellen, Jonathan, Mary, Susanna, and Martha.

Daniel BURGES, son of Samuel and Eleanor, was twice married, but left no issue, devising his farm, part of 600 acres purchased by Samuel, the pioneer in 1695, to his brother Joseph's son Daniel.

Daniel BURGES, son of Joseph and Hannah (WILSON) BURGES, married 6 mo. 17, 1750, Lydia SISOM, and had eight children:  Joseph, born 3 mo. 31, 1752, married, 11 mo.  8, 1780, Sarah MATSON; Rachel, born 11 mo. 14, 1753, married Moses MOON; Hannah, born 12 mo. 23, 1755, married Joseph Child; Sarah, born 9 mo. 17, 1758, died at the age of ninety-six years; Rebecca, born 10 mo. 26, 1763, married John BURTON; Edith, born 3 mo. 15, 1766, married Joseph HEADLEY; Phebe, born 6 mo. 20, 1769, died single in 1839; Amos, born 10 mo. 11, 1772, married Sarah BOULTON, Daniel BURGES married (second), Sarah MOON and had two children; Daniel, born 10 mo. 15, 1780, married Deborah WOOD, and lived on the homestead for some years and then removed to New York state; and Elizabeth, born 11 mo. 28, 1784, died at the age of eighteen years.

Joseph BURGES, eldest son of Daniel and Lydia, married Sarah MATSON, and had eight children:  Moses, born 8 mo. 17, 1781, married Ann HANCOCK; Lydia, born 8 mo. 28, 1783, and Amy, born 11 mo. 28, 1785, both died single; Daniel, born 4 mo. 30, 1787, also died single; Rachel, born 7 mo. 26, 1789, married John PRICE; John, Joseph and Aaron, died young.  Joseph BURGES married, second, Deborah BAILEY and had one child Mary born 12 mo. 24, 1803, died young.  Moses and Ann (HANCOCK) BURGES had eight children, Joseph, Sarah, Phebe, Moses, Rebecca, Robert, Ann, and George, of whom Robert and Phebe still reside on the ancestral homestead, and are nearing the sunset of life.   Anna PRICE MOON, Elizabeth PRICE TATUM, and Mary C. PRICE, daughters of Daniel B. and Sarah (BURGES) PRICE, with their children are the only living descendants of Joseph and Sarah (MATSON) BURGES

Text taken from page 213, 214 of:

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

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