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1860s Sauvie Island
“A people which takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by future descendants”
(a British Historian and Politician 1800-1859)
1756 - 1844
Ancestor of Early Settlers on Sauvie Island
Joshua was born on August 1,1756 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He passed away on September 25th, 1844 in Jersey County, Illinois.
On July 7, 1785 he married Sarah Morris. She was the daughter of Morris Morris. Sarah was born on July 7,1763 and passed away on January 6, 1850.
Joshua served in the Revolutionary War as a private, scout and officer. His veteran’s pension number is #23461. During the war he lived in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
Sarah and Joshua were the parents of seven known children; Robert, Margaret, Thomas, William, Andrew Jackson, Maurice and Nancy
Information on Joshua and his family was provided by Jean Erickson from her collection of family memorabilia.