Family:Abraham Shallenberger and Elizabeth Wallock (1)

b. 1787
d. Aft 1824
b. Abt 1790
d. Aft 1824
m. abt 1812
Facts and Events
Marriage[1] Abt 1812
30 Jan 1824
12 Jul 1895
  1. .

    U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
    National SAR Membership: 76062 for Dr. Orland Freed Laighty
    Pennsylvania SAR member # 5590 Dr. Orland Freed Laighty
    Role: Son of Patriot, Christian Shallenberger
    Application Date: 13 Dec 1952
    Source Information U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.

  2.   Shepherd, Henry Elliott. Nelson's biographical dictionary and historical reference book of Fayette County, Pennsylvania: containing a condensed history of Pennsylvania, of Fayette County, and of the boroughs and townships of the county, also, portraits and biographies of the governors since 1790, and genealogies, family histories and biographies of representative men of the county.. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1975).

    John Parkhill Shallenberger, sales-
    man for the firm of James Cochran Sons &
    Co., of Vanderbilt, Fayette county, Pa., was
    born October 8, 1856, in the town of East
    Liberty. He is a son of Abraham and An-
    gelina (McBurney) Shallenberger. Abraham
    Shallenberger was born near Broad Ford in
    Fayette county, January 30, 1824. He boated
    sand and stone for many years down the
    river; was also a farmer and dealer in horses
    and cattle and was an active and successful
    trader. The paternal grandfather was Abra-
    ham Shallenberger, who owned a large farm
    and was by trade a blacksmith. He was a
    native of Fayette county. He owned and ran
    a shop near Broad Ford, Fayette county.
    The Shallenbergers are of German descent,
    and are pioneers of the county. Angelina
    (McBurney) Shallenberger, the mother of the
    subject of this sketch, was a daughter of Rob-
    ert and Malissa (Wilgus) McBurney, of East
    Liberty, Fayette county. The great-grand-
    father was Robert McBurney, a native of
    Ireland, who came to this country about the
    period of the Revolutionary war and landed
    in Baltimore, Md. He married, April 5,
    1797, !Miss Annie Burford, a native of Eng-
    land, and a lady of royal descent. They located
    in East Liberty, Fayette county, about 1798.
    Eleven children were born to Abraham and
    Angelina Shallenberger : John P., the subject
    of this sketch (the oldest) ; Sarah, Mahssa,
    died when one year old; Amanda Jane, wife
    of Samuel J. Moore, of Lexington, Ky. ; Eliz-
    abeth, wife of Charles Martin, of Connells-
    ville, Fayette county. Pa. ; Mary Katherine,
    wife of Ulysses Grant Blair, residing near
    Perryopolis, Fayette county, Pa. ; Carrie,
    died when a mere child ; Frances, wife of
    Grant Leighty, of Dunbar township ; Robert
    McBurne}', married Miss Lou Means, of
    Fayette county, and resides at East Liberty;
    Abraham A., is single and resides with his
    mother at Vanderbilt ; Harry, single, resides
    with his mother. The father of the subject
    of this sketch died July 12, 1895, at the age
    of seventy-two years. The mother of Mr.
    Shallenberger resides at Vanderbilt, and is
    sixty-one years old. The parents and nearly
    all the family were, and are members of the
    Disciple church at Vanderbilt. Mr. Shallenberger
    was educated in the public schools of
    Vanderbilt. When twenty-one years of age
    he left school to engage in farming. He
    worked two years in the store of John
    D. Frisbee. He spent three years traveling
    and in that time was over twenty-three
    States. He then entered the employ of W.
    J. Rainey, where he was engaged in the mercantile
    business for eight or nine years. He
    has been in the employ of James Cochran
    Sons & Co. for eight years, except one
    year of the time when he was appointed
    by the commissioners of Fayette county
    as mercantile appraiser for the county.
    Mr. Shallenberger is a member of and
    deacon in the Christian church at Van-
    derbilt, and is a member of the Junior Order
    of American Mechanics, the Royal Arcanum,
    the Knights of the Mystic Chain and Order
    of Americus. Mr. Shallenberger, as were his
    ancestors on both sides, is a Democrat. He
    married Miss Carrie Winter Bogardus,
    daughter of Philip and Phoebe (Lincoln) Bo-
    gardus, of Uniontown. Four children, two
    sons and two daughters, have been born to
    Mr. and Mrs. Shallenberger: Edith, Phoebe,
    William Franklin and Herbert Moore. Mr.
    Shallenberger is a member of one of Fayette
    county's oldest, best and most respected families,
    and he is a man of pleasant address and
    strong business judgment.