History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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JOSEPH H. SIDDALL, Jr., of Buckingham, was born in Philadelphia, June 28, 1857, and is a son of John Edward and Anna H. (HAMPTON) SIDDALL.

            Joseph H. SIDDALL, the grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was a native of England, and came to Philadelphia in 1810.  He was a surveyor and conveyancer, and served as city surveyor for over fifty years.  He married in 1819, Mary CHARLES, of Philadelphia, who was also a native of England, having come to America in 1816.  They had twelve children, of whom only two survive:  Frank SIDDALL, the celebrated soap manufacturer of Philadelphia; and Mary F., wife of John THURMAN, of Mechanics Valley, Bucks county, Pennsylvania.

            John Edward SIDDALL, son of Joseph H. and Mary (Charles) SIDDALL, was bon in Philadelphia.  September 25, 1827.  He learned his fatherís profession and assisted him in the conduct of a large business, and succeeded to it at is fatherís death.  He married Anna H. Hampton, of Bucks county, and had four children, of whom but two survive: Joseph H. SIDDALL, the subject of this sketch, and Ellen, wife of J. Livesey JOHNSON, formerly of Bucks county, residing in Philadelphia.

            The subject of this sketch was reared in Philadelphia and received his education at the Friendsí schools of Philadelphia, and on attaining manhood entered his fatherís office and took up the business of a surveyor and conveyancer, followed by his father and grandfather for nearly a century.  The business has been successful, and Mr. SIDDALL has been trustee and executor of a great number of estates, in addition to the routine business of the profession.  He has offices at 822-823, Girard Building, and a city residence in Germantown.  In 1902 he and his family removed to Bucks county for the summer, and being pleased with the country, have since made it their permanent residence.  He purchased the old homestead of his maternal grandfather Joseph HAMPTON, in Buckingham.  Joseph HAMPTON, the grandfather of Mr. SIDDALL, died there in September, 1875, at an advanced age.  He was a member of Wrightstown Meeting, and a direct descendant of Joseph HAMPTON, who accompanied William PENN to America.


Text taken from page 556 of: 


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

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