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Birth Name Pawling, Henry
Gender male
Age at Death 50 years, 7 months, 29 days


Henry PAWLING (II), the son of Henry PAWLING (I) and wife Noeltje ROOSA, was born in 1689, in New York. He married Jacomyntie KUNST June 26, 1713, at Ulster, Kingston County, New York. He died August 30, 1739, in Lower Providence Township, Philadelphia (now Montgomery) County, Pennsylvania. Jacomyntie was the daughter of Cornelius Barrenstein KUNST and Jacomyntie SLECHT, who are described in The Dutch Ancestors. Her date of birth and date of death are not known.

Henry PAWLING (II) moved to Pennslyvania by September, 1719. In 1715 he was in Ulster County, New York, serving in the militia. He settled on a plantation of five hundred acres at the confluence of the Schuylkill and Perkiomen, opposite what later became the almost sacred hills of Valley Forge. To the early settlers this region was known as the fat land of the Egypt District, and the analogy is close between these fair lands, so regularly inundated by the spring freshets and encrusted with the rich alluvial soil brought down by the upper river, and those in the East enriched by the annual life-bearing overflow of the Nile. (Can you tell I plagarized that?) Henry devoted himself to agriculture and reaped a competence. The inventory of his real and personal estate includes: eight slaves, eight horses, twenty-five cattle, thirty-one sheep and fourteen pigs.

From an early date the PAWLINGS were prominently identified with the Episcopal church of St. James at Perkiomen. At the first recorded meeting of its vestry, October 2, 1737, Henry is present as a vestryman. In June, 1738, he is a church warden. In its grounds he was buried and there a granite stone still plainly records: "In Memory of Henry PAWLING who Died August the 30th 1739. Aged 50 years."


Children of the marriage include the following:
Henry Augustus PAWLING, Sr., born June 20, 1714; died September 24, 1792; married Eleanor THOMAS; his son

- Henry Augustus PAWLING, Jr., married Rebecca BULL, daughter of William BULL, brother of Richard BULL who married Elizabeth PAWLING (The BULL Family).

Sarah PAWLING, baptized July 8, 1716; survived her father.

Elizabeth PAWLING BULL married Richard BULL (I) and is described in Chapter III, The BULL Family.

Barnabus/Barney PAWLING, living in 1791; married before December 12, 1754 Elizabeth JAMES. In 1766 he was a warrantee of lands in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was probably the father of

- Josiah,
- Isaac,
- and John, enrolled in Philadelphia County for service during the Revolution;
- of Rebecca, who married David SCHRYVER of New York, and
- Elizabeth, who married Owen GLANCY. A genealogist researching this line through son Issac is Bob Price.

Levi PAWLING, born about 1788; His life was identified with Ulster County, New York, where he achieved distinction in politics and military service. A Colonel in the Revolution, he married Helena BURHANS October 12, 1749. Their children were

- Albert PAWLING [Was a lieutenant-colonel commanding an Ulster County regiment in Revolution and is said to have been a colonel on WASHINGTON's staff. First High Sheriff of Rensselaer County, founder, first president, and first mayor of Troy];
- Henry PAWLING [prisoner of war during the revolution, Captain of Light Infantry, in New York State Legislature];
- William PAWLING [died unmarried];
- Levi PAWLING [m Jane WILSON];
- Margaret PAWLING DEYO [married Levi DEYO]; and
- Levi PAWLING died about 1782)

Eleanor PAWLING MORGAN, married before April 22, 1746, James MORGAN

Major John PAWLING, 1732 - 1819; served in French and Indian War and American Revolution; built Pawling Manor north of Rhinebeck, New York, in 1761, where he later entertained General George WASHINGTON. Married (1) Neeltje VAN KEUREN (his cousin) (2) Marietje VAN DEUSEN, 1770. His children were

- Catharine PAWLING,
- Jesse PAWLING,
- Jacomyntie PAWLING JAQUES,
- Rebecca PAWLING UHL,
- Jacob PAWLING, and

he died in Rhinebaeck, New York, December 30, 1819




Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Pawling, Henryabout 16491692
Mother Roosa, Noeltjeabout 1652
         Pawling, Henry 1689 30 August 1739


Family of Pawling, Henry and Kunst, Jacomyntje

Married Wife Kunst, Jacomyntje ( * + ... )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 26 June 1713      
Name Birth Date Death Date
Pawling, Henryabout 27 June 171424 September 1792
Pawling, Sarahabout 8 July 1716
Pawling, Elizabethabout 22 March 1719
Pawling, Levi172119 March 1782
Pawling, John27 December 173230 December 1819
Pawling, Eleanor (Possibly Rebecca?)about 1740
Pawling, Barnabusabout 1742after 1791

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