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Atlee Family

No discussion of the earliest families in New Windsor would be complete without talking about the Atlee Family, as it was Isaac Richardson Atlee that started the town when he decided that the crossroads of what are now High and Main looked like a likely place to set up a tavern for travelers.

Isaac was the son of Samuel John Atlee and Sarah Richardson, originallly from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and the grandson of William Atlee and Jane Alcock. Here's what the early line looks like:

  •   ATLEE, William  
  •   ALCOCK, Jane
    • 2  ATLEE, Samuel John  b. 1739 d. 1786 
    •   RICHARDSON, Sarah
      • 3  ATLEE, William Richardson  b. 1764 d. 1844 After his wife died, William came to New Windsor and is buried in the Presbyterian graveyard with his brother
      •   WAYNE, Margaretta  b. 1770 d. 13 Mar 1810  Margaretta was the daughter of well-known Revolutionary general Anthony Wayne. We'll talk more about that particular connection later - be forewarned though, it's a bit grisly!
        • 4  ATLEE, Mary Wayne  b. 26 Jul 1802 d. 01 Mar 1838 
        •   EVANS, Issachar
          • 5  WAYNE, William  b. 06 Dec 1828 d. 20 Nov 1901 In order to keep the Wayne name alive, William had his name legally changed to Wayne. This branch of the Wayne family remained in Chester County, PA, living at Waynesborough, the family seat. Most of them were buried at St. David's Episcopal in Wayne, PA. Waynesborough is said to be haunted, but that's a story for another day.
          •   ZOOK, Hannah J.  b. 1834 d. 27 Aug 1899
            • 6  WAYNE, Mary Atlee  b. 21 Jan 1854 
            • 6  WAYNE, William  b. 27 Aug 1855 
            •   FOX, Mary Valentine  b. 22 Dec 1859 d. 19 Mar 1894
              • 7  WAYNE, William  b. 20 Feb 1884 
              • 7  WAYNE, Edith  b. 12 Nov 1889 
      • 3  ATLEE, Isaac Richardson  b. 1767 d. 1849
      •   CLEMSON, Mary
        • 4  ATLEE, Samuel Johnson  b. 25 Jun 1792 d. 10 Aug 1861 
        • 4  ATLEE, Margaret Amelia  b. 11 Nov 1794 d. 31 May 1872 
        • +  GIST, Joshua Cockey  b. 15 Sep 1792 d. 27 Mar 1878 Gist and Cockey were both prominent names in the early history of Carroll County and their descendants are numerous in the area.
        • 4  ATLEE, James Clemson  b. 14 Aug 1798 d. 3 May 1855 
        •   JONES, Sarah S.  b. 8 May 1809 d. 1 Nov 1876
          • 5  ATLEE, Edwin Augustus  b. 18 Aug 1831 
          • +  SHUEY, Sarah Jane  b. 21 Dec 1834 The Shuey family stayed in the area for a long time
          • 5  ATLEE, Abram Jones  b. 30 Aug 1838 d. 28 Jul 1873 
          • +  HAINES, Augusta Ann  b. 22 Mar 1840 d. Abt 1862 Here's a connection to another one of the early families in town, the Haines family. There are two main branches of Haines in the area, one Quaker (this one) and the other coming from a German root. 
      • 3  ATLEE, Alice Amelia  b. 1768 d. 1824 
      • 3  ATLEE, Rachel Jane  b. 1770  
      • 3  ATLEE, Samuel John  b. 1772 d. 1839 
      • 3  ATLEE, Mary Ann  b. 02 Apr 1775 d. 25 Oct 1865 
      •   WHITEHILL, John Sanderson  b. 28 Dec 1768 d. 19 Jul 1811
        • 4  WHITEHILL, Sarah Elizabeth  b. 17 Sep 1800 d. 13 Jan 1858 
        •   BARBER, John  b. 22 Feb 1782 d. 23 Oct 1868
          • 5  BARBER, William Edwin  b. 21 Apr 1822 d. 13 Apr 1882 
      • 3  ATLEE, Sarah Elizabeth  b. 1779 d. after1860 
      • 3  ATLEE, Joseph Augustus  b. 1781 d. 1804 
      • 3  ATLEE, Esther Harriet  b. 1784 d. 1789 
    • 2  ATLEE, William Augustus  b. 01 Jul 1735 d. 09 Sep 1793  William A. Atlee was an early judge in the courts of Chester County, PA, sitting in on some very interesting early cases
    •   SAYRE, Esther Bowes  b. 02 Jun 1747 d. 06 Jul 1790  The Sayre family was prominent in northern New Jersey where their home was used as a headquarters for officers during the Revolutionary War. A Sayre descendant married the son of Woodrow Wilson
      • 3  ATLEE, William Pitt  b. 24 Sep 1772 d. 26 Feb 1815 
      • +  LIGHT, Sarah  b. 18 Feb 1782 d. 23 Mar 1850

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