History of Bucks
County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
ASA MATLOCK STACKHOUSE
MATLACK STACKHOUSE, M. D., of
Moorestown, New Jersey, formerly of Langhorne, Bucks county, Pennsylvania,
was born in Philadelphia, 7 mo. 21, 1845, and is a representative of one
of the oldest and most prominent families in Bucks county.
He is a son of Robert and Ann Roberts (Matlack)
Stackhouse. The ancestry
of the Stackhouse family is traced in England to the year 1086, and in
America traces back to the year 1682, when Thomas Stackhouse, of the village of Stackhouse,
in the deanery of Craven, West Riding of Yorkshire, came to America,
arriving at New Castle 10 mo. 27, 1682, accompanied by his wife Margery
and two nephews, Thomas and John Stackhouse.
They all settled in Middletown township and took up large tracts of
land. Thomas Stackhouse,
the elder, lost his wife Margery, who died 11 mo. 15, 1682, and he married
in 1 mo., 1792, Margaret Atkinson,
nee Fell, daughter of Christopher Fell,
Thomas Stackhouse was a
very prominent man in the community, representing his county in the
colonial assembly of
Thomas and Ann (Mayos) Stackhouse were the parents of five children, viz.:
Isaac died at age of two years; Jacob, Ann, Sarah and Isaac.
Nearly all these children lived to rear famlies and have left
numerous descendants, the four daughters marrying into the families of
Longshore, Plumly, Wilson and Cary. Thomas
and Dorothy (Heston) Stackhouse
left no children.
Robert Stackhouse, third
son of Thomas and Grace, was born 9 mo. 8, 1692.
He married Margaret Stone and settled on a tract of land purchased by his father,
James Stackhouse, third
son of Robert and Margaret (Stone)
Stackhouse, was born in Bucks county 11 mo. (January), 11, 1725-6, and
married 10 mo. 13, 1750, Martha Hastings, who was born 4 mo. 27, 1722,
daughter of Samuel and Mary (Hill)
Hastings, and granddaughter of Joshua Hastings, who represented
Chester county in the colonial assembly, residing then near Chester, but
later removed to Philadelphia. His
son John Hastings married Grace Stackhouse,
sister of James. The children
of James and Martha (Hastings) Stackhouse were:
Margaret, Hastings, Mary, Amos, Martha, James and another Amos who
died in infancy. James, the
father, died in Philadelphia, 8 mo. 16, 1759, and his wife Martha died 6
mo. 23, 1806. He is interred
at the Arch street Friends’ burying ground.
Amos Stackhouse, third
son of James and Martha (Hastings)
Stackhouse, was born 5 mo. 4, 1757, and was married at Mt. Holly, New
Jersey, 1 mo. 14, 1779, to Mary
Powell, born 7 mo. 9, 1763, daughter of John and Susanna (Bryan) Powell, granddaughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Perdue)
Powell, who were married August 10, 1729, Isaac being a son of John
and Elizabeth (Parker) Powell, and a grandson of Robert and Prudence Powell,
the former of whom came to New Jersey in the ship “Kent,” 6 mo. 16,
1667, and settled near Burlington, West Jersey.
Amos Stackhouse died 4 mo. 5, 1825, and his widow Mary 7 mo. 15, 1841.
They were the parents of thirteen children, viz.:
Susanna, Hastings, Martha, Powell, Esther, Martha, second of the
name; James, Samuel P., Amos, Robert, Mary P., John P., and another Robert
who had died in infancy.
Robert Stackhouse, son
of Amos and Mary (Powell)
Stackhouse, was born in Philadelphia 12 mo. 11, 1801, and died 1 mo.
6, 1881. He married (first) 4
mo. 23, 1829, Elizabeth Davis Kimber,
of Richard and Elizabeth, by whom he had:
Tacy J., born 3 mo. 13, 1830, died 11 mo. 2, 1837; Edward
Livingston, born 3 mo. 27, 1833; Tacy Elizabeth, born 11 mo. 25, 1838.
He married (second) Ann Roberts Matlack,
daughter of Asa and Tamar (Roberts)
Matlack, 9 mo. 21, 1841, by whom he had Asa Matlack Stackhouse, born 7 mo. 21, 1845.
The paternal ancestor of Matlock
family was William Matlack,
born about the year 1648 in Cropwell Bishop, Nottinghamshire, England, who
came to Burlington county, West Jersey, with Daniel Wills in the ship
“Kent,” arriving at Burlington in October 1677.
In 1682 he married Mary Hancock, from Brayles, Warwickshire,
England, aged about sixteen years at the time of her marriage.
They were the parents of nine children:
John, George, Mary, William, Jr., Richard, Joseph, Timothy, Jane
and Sarah. Of these Timothy,
who married Mary Haines in
1720, was the father of Timothy Matlack,
at one time secretary of the continental congress and for many years
secretary of the supreme executive council of
William Matlack, Jr., third son of William and Mary (Hancock) Matlack, married in 1713 Ann Antrim, daughter of John and Frances Antrim, of Northampton township, Burlington county, who were among the earliest settlers in Burlington county, New Jersey, where John died in 1719. William Matlack, Jr., died in Chester township, Burlington county, New Jersey, in 1730, leaving children, Jeremiah, William, Rebeckah, Rachel, Leah, Mary, James and Ann.
William Matlack (3) born 6 mo. 31, 1725, married Mary Turner in 10 mo. 1, 1748, and their son Reuben Matlack, born 11 mo. 17, 1757, married Elizabeth Coles, in 1 mo. 23, 1783, a descendant of Samuel Coles and of William and Thomas Budd, all early members of the colonial assembly of New Jersey, and their son Asa Matlack, born 10 mo. 21, 1783, who married Tamar Roberts 5 mo. 12, 1807, was the father of Anna Roberts Matlack, who married Robert Stackhouse.
ASA MATLACK STACKHOUSE was educated in the public schools of
Dr. Stackhouse was married at Allentown, Pennsylvania, 12 mo. 8, 1868, to Ella Jane Romig, daughter of William J. and Mary Ann Catharine (Royer) Romig, and they are the parents of two children: William Romig Stackhouse, of Moorestown, New Jersey, who was born in Chester township, Burlington county, New Jersey, January 10, 1870, and married Rebecca Gibson; and Ernest Robert Stackhouse, born at Allentown, Pennsylvania, December 3, 1884. Another child, Ernest Raymond, born January 17, 1874, died young.
William R. Stackhouse above mentioned has been for several years past engaged in connection with his cousin, the late Powell Stackhouse, in extensive genealogical researches, and his history of the Stackhouse Family is now in press.
Text taken from pages 489-490 of:
Davis, William W.H., A.M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III
Transcribed February 2004 by Thera Schwenk-Hammond; email@example.com; http:// www..rootsweb.com/~schwenk as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html
Published April 2004 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/