History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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JOHN WYNKOOP, proprietor of the Buck Tavern, in Southampton township, Bucks county, was born in Moreland township, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, July 22, 1837. His paternal grandfather, Philip WYNKOOP, married a Miss NORCROSS and they had six children, namely: Henry, who wedded Mary HOGELAND, and had three children, William H., Kate and Lucy; John, who married Sarah YERKES, and had one son, Franklin; Mary, who became the wife of Enos BOUTCHER, and had two children, George and Albert; Garrett, who was born October 6, 1802, and wedded Mary CARR; Ann, who became the wife Amos YERKES, and had two children, Albert and Katherine; and Margaret, who became Mrs. BOUTCHER, and had six children; Charles, Wynkoop, Catherine, Lucy, William and John. Garrett and Mary (CARR) WYNKOOP had three children; John; Charles, who married Amy YERKES, and has a daughter, Rebecca; and Theodore, who married Miss MORRISON.

John WYKOOP, eldest son of Garrett and Mary (CARR) WYNKOOP, was reared in his native township and acquired a public school education, after which he learned the miller’s trade and for forty years conducted Ridge’s Mills, in Southampton, to which place he removed two years previous to his marriage. Following his long and successful connection with the milling business, Mr. WYNKOOP rented the famous Buck Tavern, which he has managed since 1897. Prominent and active in community affairs, Mr. WYNKOOP has filled several township and county offices. He was elected auditor in 1867, and held that office for three years. From 1870 until 1881 he was school director, and was then elected county commissioner, remaining in the office for three years, after which he was again elected school director. He built the county jail at Doylestown, and in all his relations to the public interests he has been progressive and enterprising, fostering many measures for the general good. Mr. WYNKOOP was married to Miss Mercy RILEY, a daughter of William RILEY, of Yardleyville, and their children are: Mamie, who married Frank EASTBURN; and Garrett, who married Emma FULMER, and has two children, Dorothy and Helen.

Test taken from page 354-355 of:

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

Transcribed May 2002 by Joan Lollis of IN. as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.htm

Published June 2002 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/


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