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SILAS C. ATKINSON,

SILAS C. ATKINSON, Deceased, son of Mahlon and Sarah (SMITH) ATKINSON, was born in Buckingham township, on the old ATKINSON homestead, September 20, 1843, and died on his farm near Bycot, in October, 1876.  He was educated at the public schools of Buckingham, and at the Excelsior Normal Institute at Carversville.  He married, October 17, 1867, Anna C., daughter of Thomas and Minerva (PENNOCH) WOLLASTON, of Chester county, Pennsylvania, and settled on the farm where he died. and where his widow and family still reside.  He was a man of fine qualities, and was universally esteemed in the community in which he lived.

   Mrs. ATKINSON was a lineal descendant of Jeremiah WOLLASTON, of New Castle county, Delaware, who married Catharine, daughter of George and Catherine (HOLLINGSWORTH) ROBINSON, at Newark, (now Kennett) Monthly Meeting of Friends, 9 mo. 21, 1716.  Their son, James Wollaston, born 11 mo. 26, 1724, married Mary CHAMBERS, 11 mo. 16, 1752, at New Garden Meeting, Chester county, was the great-grandfather of Mrs. ATKINSON.  The WOLLASTONS were large landholders in Delaware.   Thomas WOLLASTON, the father of Mrs. ATKINSON, was born in Delaware, and died in Chester county at the age of eighty years.

   Silas C. and Anna C. (WOLLASTON) ATKINSON were the parents of four children: Alice M., residing at home; Sarah H., wife of Robert H. ENGLE, of Mt. Holly, New Jersey; Jane; and Susan W., the two latter named residing at home.  All the children are graduates of Swarthmore College.  The family are members of the Society of Friends.

Text taken from page 166 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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