First Families of Pennsylvania – Approved Ancestors

Listed in this table are the qualifying ancestors—those whose residency in Pennsylvania falls within one of the required time periods—from First Families applications approved to date. Inclusion of an ancestral name is acceptable proof of residency for future applications.

Please note that this list is not exclusive. This is merely a list of ancestors who have been approved at the time that this list was posted. If your ancestor is not on the list and you are approved, your ancestor will be added to the list. If your ancestor is on the list, you need only prove your direct descent from this ancestor to join First Families.

Updated April 2021

First Families Approved Ancestors

AncestorLocationDate
Addleman, John MichaelChester1760
Albright/Albrect, JohnLancaster1740
Alexander, AlexanderBedford1776
Ashmead, JohnPhiladelphia1682
Babb, Peter Jr.Allegheny1728
Babb, Peter Sr.Allegheny1790
Barnhill, William SrBucks1754
Barton, ThomasBucks1750
Bender, JacobPhiladelphia1747
Bender, JohnPhiladelphia1755
Benedict, Eunice ATioga1877
Benner, Charles.Philadelphia1790
Bergin/Berrigan, JamesLycoming1865
Black, RobertYork1749
Boker, MagdelenaPhiladelphia1685
Boston, SarahTioga 1860
Bothell, AlexanderBucks
1812
Bower, Andrew
Lancaster
1741
Bower, BenjaminUnknown1860
Bower, JacobUnknown1768
Buchanan, David A.Philadelphia 1849
Buckman, WilliamBucks 1790
Bustill, CyrusPhiladelphia1682
Byerly/Bierly, DietrichPhiladelphia 1785
Carrier, Lewis ClarkPotter1850
Carter, JamesBucks 1714
Carter, MaryPhiladelphia1682
Chapman, JohnBucks 1684
Cloud, WilliamChester1682
Cock, Lawrence PettersonNew Castle1746
Cock, Peter LarssonNew Sweden Colony
1641
Cooke, Col. WilliamLancaster 1760
Cornell, AdrianBucks 1739
Cowhey, Patrick Schuylkill 1840
Cowhey, AnnSchuylkill 1840
Cremer/Creamer, CasperPhiladelphia 1772
Cunningham, JohnAdams 1748
Darby, Edwin TylerPhiladelphia1864
Davidson, AlexanderVenango 1808
Davis, ElishaPhiladelphia1756
DeHaven, EvartPhiladelphia 1698
Dierforff, AnthonyYork 1767
Dissinger, Eberhard
Lancaster
1761
Douty, John
Bucks
1778
Eckley, PeterPennsylvania1790
Evan, PhillipBerks1720
Evans, Ensign DanielChester 1752
Evans, JoshuaBerks1777
Evans, Thomas ReesChester 1752
Farquhar, GeorgePhiladelphia 1801
Faust, Jacob Sr.Philadelphia1733
Ferree, Marie de la WarrenburChester 1712
Ferree, PhilipChester1716
Finley, MichaelChester1743
Fischl, MariaLehigh1899
Flohr, LeonardYork1773
Flohr, Valentine
York 1748
Frey, Elizabeth Montgomery 1719
Frey, HeinrichPhiladelphia 1680
Frey, HeinrichPhiladelphia1685
Frey, Jacob Berks 1755
Frey, JacobBerks1755
Fuller, BalthazarPhiladelphia 1763
Gable/Gebel, ValentineNorthampton 1771
Gilbride, JamesWayne1850
Gilliland, JamesChester1739
Glassbrenner, Johan GeorgPhiladelphia1732
Glover, Charles LeRoyErie 1885
Gominger, Agnes NillPhiladelphia1753
Graff, GeorgePhiladelphia1844
Gutknecht, Christian IPhiladelphia1749
Hamer, RebeccaLancaster1766
Hamilton, WilliamLancaster1762
Harding, Samuel Jr.
Tioga
1817
Harker, MaryBucks 1718
Harlacher, CharlesLancaster 1746
Harlan, GeorgeNew Castle1687
Harmer, WilliamPhiladelphia1682
Harris, PeterWyoming Valley1769
Hart, Mary CatherineWayne1850
Hart, William BertramBucks 1747
Hartsfelder, JulianPhiladelphia1675/1676
Hatcher, William Sr.
Bucks
1703
Hayhurst, Cuthbert IIBucks1682
Hayhurst, DavidBucks1761-1765
Hayhurst, JamesBucks1732
Hazzard, PerryFayette1823
Heijt, Hans YostPhiladelphia1718
Heiney, PhilipNorthampton1784
Henninger, George Berks 1771
Henninger, Jacob FreiderichBerks1771
Henninger, GeorgeBerks1771
Hertzel, Anna ChristinaBucks 1732
Higgins, John DanielPhiladelphia1884
Higgins, Sarah McIntyrePhiladelphia 1884
Hodge, HenryPhiladelphiaabout 1715
Hoge, JohnCumberland1760
Hollands, HenryTioga 1860
Hollands, StephenTioga 1877
Hollingsworth, ValentineNew Castle1682
Hood, JohnChester 1864
Hoke, Jacob JohannLancaster 1730
Hoopes, JoshuaBucks 1683
Hughes, JohnPhiladelphia 1683
Humphries, David CarlisleBucks1734-35
Hennessey, MaryAllegheny1886
Hunsicker, ValentinePhiladelphia1717
Hussey, Elizabeth “Betty”Philadelphia1759
Hunsperger,PeterPhiladelphia1772
Hutchenson, ThomasChester1810
Hutcheson, ThomasChester1810
Jenkins, EleazerWashington1786
Jenks, ThomasBucks 1738
Joyce, GeorgeYork 1789
Kaczmarek, MariannaAllegheny1892
Kauck, ChristianPhiladelphia1781
Keim, Johannes (John)Philadelphia 1697/1698
Kern, NicolasPhiladelphia1727
Kinner, MaryTioga1854
Kirk, JohnChester 1687
Kirkpatrick, AlexanderLancaster1746
Kitchen, John C.Philadelphia1796
Klein/Kline, JacobMontgomery 1746
Kleiss, Anna ElizabethPhiladelphia 1723
Klotz, JacobPhiladelphia1738
Knecht, CharlesNorthampton 1805
Knecht, Georg PeterBucks 1732
Knecht, Hans LeonardBucks1760
Knecht, LeonardNorthampton 1796
Kniep/Knipe, JohannesPhiladelphia1763
Knight, FrancesPhiladelphiaabout 1715
Krewson, JohnBucks1786
Krimm, FrederickLycoming1886
Kunzulmann, BartolomaiPhiladelphia1741
Lane, CorbinBedford 1773
Lane, SamuelBedford1775
Latshaw, AbrahamBerks 1769
Laughlin, RobertWashington1786
Laverty, JamesPhiladelphia1855
Leighty, JacobFayette1790
Leinbach, Elizabeth FreyMontgomery 1719
Leinbach, Johann Frederick Sr.Philadelphia 1723
Leinbach,, Sr. JohannesPhiladelphia1723
Levering, Anna CatherinePhiladelphia 1685
Levering, WigardPhiladelphia 1685
Levering, WigardPhiladelphia1685
Lewis, MaryAllegheny1728
Liming, HenryWestmoreland 1778
Liming, JosephWestmoreland 1778
Linderman, ConradPhiladelphia1779
Linebaugh, DanielMontgomery1760
Litzenberg, SimonDelaware 1763
Litzinger, LeonardBerks 1765
Lloyd, HenryHuntingdon 1794
MargarenoPhiladelphia 1840
Marker, HenryBedford 1774
May, John York 1789
May,JacobYork 1777
Mayer, Mary MagdalenePhiladelphia1772
McCulley, Joseph HegartyPhiladelphia1816
McDonald, JohnCumberland1827
McGoogan, RobertWestmoreland 1783
Mellott, George WashingtonFulton1840
Mellott, George WashingtonBedford 1840
Merryman, JoshuaHuntingdon 1815
Miller, George KTioga1854
Milligan, SamuelCumberland1775
Monaghan, BridgetSchuylkill1860
Monington, EmalindaWayne 1828
Moore, Henry LPennsylvania1824
Morgan, IsaiahBucks1764
Morrey, HumphreyPhiladelphia1683
Mulroy, Michael Schuylkill 1860
Nagle, RichardCambria 1787
Norbeck, HenryPhiladelphia1766
Norbeck, Mary AnnPhiladelphia1766
O’Brien, JamesPhiladelphia 1864
O’Brien, James Joseph Allegheny 1886
O’Brien, Mary HennessyAllegheny 1886
Ogle, ThomasNew Castle 1739
Parkinson, Joseph
Monongahela City
1770
Pennington, RobertCentre 1805/1806
Peters, Aloysious JohnCambria1892
Powell, WilliamPhiladelphia 1684
Phillips, TheophilusWestmoreland1780
Pyle, RobertChester 1683
Rainey, IsaacClearfield 1840
Rainey, Robert H.Clearfield1814
Rambo, Peter GunnarsonNew Sweden1639-1640
Ruthbun, Jackson D.Erie1854
Rathbun, Mira GrayErie1854
Rathbun, ValentineErie1854
Reed/Read, Colonel SethErie1795
Reeves, Newton H.Westmoreland1853
Regli, JosephPhiladelphia1818
Reichard, MathiasLancaster1760
Reiter, GeorgPhiladelphia1727
Remeter, Peter Philadelphia1772
Rex, GeorgePhiladelphia1720
Rickey, JohnNorthumberland 1782
Rightmyer, HenryBerks1743
Riter, Dr. George W.Philadelphia1795
Robinett, Mary TaylorChester1694
Roddy, JamesChester 1722
Rogers, ThomasBucks 1690
Rogers, ThomasBucks 1690
Rorabaugh, HannahCentre 1808-1810
Rosenberger, Benjamin Jr.Montgomery 1781
Rosenberger, Benjamin Sr.Montgomery 1774
Rosenberger, Elias (Yellis)Montgomery 1778
Rosenberger, HeinrichMontgomery 1729
Rowen/Rohn, Christopher/Johann ChristophPhiladelphia 1776
Ruckstuhl, Solomon Sr.Philadelphia 1737
Rudd, MaryBucks 1682
Ruger, Hans Jurg/ Rex, GeorgePhiladelphia 1720
Rummel, GeorgeYork1758
Rummel May, SophiaYork1779
Rummel, SophiaYork 1790
Rutty, EzraNorthumberland1779
Saddler, Simon SchirmannPhiladelphia1733
Schlauch, Maria MargaretBucks1760
Schneider, MartinYork1781
Schneider, MartinYork 1781
Schoch, CatherineBerks1755
Schott, ChristinaNorthampton1796
Schurmann/Sherman, SimonLancaster 1733
Scott, JohnPhiladelphia1865
Serfass, Johan PhilipPhiladelphia1739
Seybert/Seibert, SebastianNorthampton1766
Shallcross, Leonard Jr.Philadelphia 1757
Shanks/Shanks, AlexanderPhiladelphia1816
Shanks, WilliamPhiladelphia1816
Sharp, AndrewWestmoreland 1786
Sharp, Catherine TCambria1897
Sheaff, PhilipMontgomery1788
Sheaff, WilliamMontgomery1788
Shillingsford, JamesPhiladelphia1732
Shoemaker, JacobColumbia1820
Shoemaker, SarahMontgomery 1686
Sigmann, JohannesBucks1738
Silbert, John GeorgePhiladelphia1800
Singley, MartinPhiladelphia 1738
Skene, JamesPhiladelphia 1754-1761
Smothers, Oliver Fayette1823
Spencer, AnnPhiladelphia1737
Stahr, LydiaNorthampton1810
Stoebener, Johan JacobLuzerne1855
Strawn, BenjaminGreene1780
Tawney, CatharineYork1758
Taylor, Mary Robnett
Chester
1694
Teamer, AndrewPhiladelphia1817
Thomas, Seth C.Philadelphia1748
Thorschutz, JohannLehigh1899
Treiber, Barbara Beaver1834
Treude, JustusPhiladelphia1845
VanGorder, Jacob SrBeaverin or before 1783
Vogel, JohnLycoming1854
vonLohr, Dr. Johann GeorgChester 1698
Warfield, NicholasFranklin1830
Warner, SarahBucks1766
Weber, JacobLancaster1723
Weber, Johan JostPhiladelphia1789
Weise, AdamPhiladelphia1766
Wells, RichardPhiladelphia1760
Wertman, George Philip
Bucks
1749
Wharton, StanislausCambria 1810
Whitehill, JamesCumberland1762
Widmaier, Heinrich Beaver1834
Widmaier, Heinfrich Jr.Beaver1834
Williams, DunkBucks 1676
Williams, JosephPhiladelphia1790
Williams, SamuelYork 1810
Williams, JosephPhiladelphia1790
Williams, MargarenoPhiladelphia1840
Wing, AdellaTioga1877
Wing, LutherTioga1877
Wolf, JacobCumberland1779
Woodson, LewisAlleghen1831
Ziegler, PhilipBerks1746
Zimmerman Flohr, ElizabethYork1748
Zollinger, JakobLebanon 1749
Zyks, Jan “John”Allegheny1890
Zyks, Katarzyna “Catherine”Allegheny 1898

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