Person:Susannah Wilkins (2)

Susannah Wilkins
d.02 Jul 1753/1754 Ireland
m. abt 1711
  1. Elizabeth Sempleabt 1718 - 1780
  2. Capt. Samuel Semple, III, ASST QTR MRabt 1725 - 1808
  3. Moses Samples, Sr.1730 - 1824
  4. James SempleBet 1730-1750 - abt 1799
  5. Hannah Sampleabt 1731 - 1814
  6. Sheriff Robert Semple1733 - 1808
  7. Susanna Samplesabt 1741 -
  8. William Sempleabt 1742 -
  9. Sarah Samplesabt 1743 -
Facts and Events
Name Susannah Wilkins
Gender Female
Birth? abt 1690 County Waterford, Republic of Ireland
Alt Birth? BET 1691 AND 1714
Marriage abt 1711 Irelandto Samuel Semple, Jr., Yeoman
Death? 02 Jul 1753/1754 Ireland
  1.   Hanna, Charles Augustus. The Wilderness Trail, or, The ventures and adventures of the Pennsylvania traders on the Allegheny Path: with some new annals of the Old West, and the records of some strong men and some bad ones. (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Wennawoods Publishing, c1995), Page 84.

    It has sometimes been stated that George Croghan and William Trent were brothers-in-law. How they became so is not clear. William Trent's only sister, Mary, married Nathaniel French, of Philadelphia. Trent himself married Sarah Wilkins, possibly a daughter of one of the Indian Traders of that name. Croghan 's nephew, it will be remembered, was Doctor John Connelly, the Loyalist. Connolly was the son of John Connelly, Sr., a native of Ireland, and of Susanna Howard, sister of Gordon Howard, one of the early Indian Traders of Lancaster County. She first married James Patterson, the Trader, and after his death. Dr. Thomas Ewing, of Lancaster. John Connolly, Sr., was her third husband. Doctor Connolly, their son, married Susanna Semple, daughter of Samuel Semple, the innkeeper of Fort Pitt, who furnished Washington such good entertainment in 1770. If Croghan's wife was a Wilkins, and sister to William Trent's wife, it is possible she also may have been a sister to Samuel Semple's wife, the mother of Susanna Connolly; and this would have made Connolly Croghan's nephew, by marriage. The name of Croghan's own daughter, as shown by his will, was Susanna; which was also the Christian name of Connolly's mother, as well as that of his wife. But it is difficult to see how Croghan could have been a brother-in-law to Trent, who married Sarah Wilkins, and also to John Connolly, Sr., who married Susanna Howard, the widow of Doctor Ewing, unless, indeed, Sarah Wilkins and Susanna Howard may have been half-sisters, and one of them Croghan's wife's sister.

  2.   Lynx2Ulster. The Scotch Irish in Donegal, Derry, and Neshaminy, Pennsylvania, after 1718. ( Lynx2Ulster).

    Semple, Wilkins, Howard, Scott, Galbraith

  3.   Patrick Hogue (Samples). The Samples / Semples Family.

    Patrick Lawrence Hogue/Samples 6th great grandparent.
    Hereditary Sempill Lords of Blackburn, Kirkhouse, and Long Dreghorn & Clan Sempill