HULINGS, Marcus (2)

Male 1739 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name HULINGS, Marcus (2) 
    Born 1739  Amity Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • From History of Northumberland Co. PA 1876: The business of inn-keeping was evidently quite prosperous there, or else the Hulings were especially inclined toward that calling - or perhaps both - for in the next year, on the fourth Tuesday in August, the Court of General Sessions granted Marcus Hulings, Jr. - the blacksmith - "a license to keep a public house, he giving bond, etc., agreeable to the laws of the Province," which latter condition shows that inn-keepers, even in those times, were compelled to conduct their establishments in a lawful and orderly manner.

      In another section is the following description: by the ruins of Hulings' blacksmith-shop, and where the engine-house now is.

      The engine-house in 1876 was at the north end of what is now Lincoln Park, facing down Broadway.
    Biography
    • MARCUS HULINGS, JR. secured the "Big Island" in the Susquehanna directly west of Milton in 1770 by purchase from the Proprietaries. He built a log house on its eastern side north of the river terminus of Center street, and north and west of this residence planted an orchard of apple trees, one of the best in the county. In that rich alluvial soil the orchard flourished; the trees became large and spreading, and produced abundant harvests of white and yellow summer and autumn fruit and large red winter apples. At the same time the pioneer husbandman also cleared his land and planted crops of grain and corn. Separated by many miles of unbroken forest or winding river from the older established communities in the southeastern part of the State, he next directed his attention to the construction of a canoe for the transportation of his products. This was accomplished by hollowing out a large pine log, and with this rude specimen of river craft he could take grain or peltries to the amount of about one ton down the river at each trip. The first regular river boat made here was constructed by John Clendenin, and after that Hulings also built boats, some of them large enough to carry from eight to ten tons. About this time he transferred his residence to the eastern bank of the river at the western extremity of Broadway; there he erected a rude log cabin, in which he was licensed to keep a house of public entertainment in 1772. At some time during the Revolutionary period he went down the Susquehanna by boat to Duncan's island, near the mouth of the Juniata. Subsequently he removed to Pittsburgh and thence to Franklin, Venango county, Pennsylvania, where he again found himself in the vanguard of civilization and pursued the occupation of boatman the remainder of his life. His descendants still reside in that county.
    Biography
    • Marcus Hulings, born c. 1739 in Amity Township, married his cousin Mary Boone, born 11 Nov. 1739, daughter of Benjamin Boone and Susannah Lykins (Laican) and widow of Samuel Patterson, and became stepfather of her two small sons, Benjamin Patterson (born 10 September 1759) and Robert Patterson (born 22 Feb. 1761). Marcus Hulings, a blacksmith, was shown on the tax record of Greenwood Township, Cumberland County, Pa., in 1769. On 25 Sept. 1781, he purchased an island in the west branch of the Susquehanna River in White Deer Township, Northumberland County, Pa. Later the family moved to Lycoming County, Pa. Marcus and Mary (Boone) Hulings are reported to have had five children: William (twin), born c. 1775, who married Mary Chatham; Charlotte (twin), born c. 1775, died in infancy; John; Andrew Jackson, who married Betsy Morris; and Nancy, who married Philip Sipps. Marcus Hulings' widow Mary died in 1822 in Painted Post, Steuben County NY.
    Tax List 1769  Greenwood, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchased 1770  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    "the big island" from the proprietaries 
    • It was inhabited after Hulings' departure by Isaac Himrod.
    Sold 1782  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    the "big island" to Bethuel Vincent 
    Census (desc) 1790  Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID AE6AC2C03212BE418CB3DA76B3F96937B8B4 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I3339  Milton Families
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2011 

    Family BOONE, Mary Anna,   b. 11 Nov 1739,   d. 1822, Steuben, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1765 
    Children 
     1. HULINGS, Nancy,   b. 1765,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. HULINGS, John,   b. 1767,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. HULINGS, Andrew Jackson,   b. 1769,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. HULINGS, William,   b. 1775, Booneville, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1858, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +5. HULINGS, Charlotte,   b. 1775
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F1850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1739 - Amity Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1769 - Greenwood, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPurchased - "the big island" from the proprietaries - 1770 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSold - the "big island" to Bethuel Vincent - 1782 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1790 - Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S69] History of Northumberland Co. PA 1876, Page 113.

    2. [S11] Bell's History of Northumberland County PA 1891, Page 545.

    3. [S97] The Swedish Hulings.

    4. [S11] Bell's History of Northumberland County PA 1891, Page 546.