Eggleton - Darling families in Wayne County
The Eggleton genealogy in Wayne
County only began around 1871 when the family emigrated from Norfolk, England. The earliest record of the
Eggleton family in Wayne County was when the 1880 census was taken and they were found living in the Damascus
township. At that time the family of James and Phebe Darling were also found living in close proximity
and appearing only a few pages away on the census return.
Some years later Minnie Darling, daughter
of James and Phebe, would marry James Eggleton, son of Robert and Lydia Eggleton.
James and Minnie would have around seven
children including Charles, Mable, Leroy, Emily, James, Martha and Mahala. James and Minnie appeared in Damascus
right up to 1910 but then appeared in Dyberry on the 1920 census return followed by Benton, Lackawanna on the
Eggleton - Ewain families in Wayne County
John Ewain was born around 1857 in
Pennsylvania and later came to marry Hagia Eggleton, daughter of Robert and Lydia Eggleton. John and Hagai had at
least three children that I know of, Frank, William and Lydia.
Hagai died around 1910 and John remarried to
Oma Lord. John died himself around 1923 and is buried in the area.
To the best of my knowledge William died
relatively young around the age of 17 and I do not know of the fate of Lydia at this point. Lydia was most likely
named after Lydia Prudence Armiger.
Frank, however, married Lucy Branning and had
at least one child, Icle Ewain. Icle in turn married Edwin Houghtaling and remained in the area until her own death
Eggleton - Gager families in Wayne County
At this point I am unsure of the complete
connection between the Eggleton and Gager families in Wayne County. I am in possesion of a photograph of Leslie
Eggleton with Iva and Ginsie? Gager and I suspect there was later a marriage in the family.
The Gagers appear to be one of the first
settlers in Wayne county coming from Connecticut into Wayne around 1815 shortly after the formation of the county.
That settler was David Gager who was the brother in law of Joseph Bass. David settled in the area that was later to
become the Lebanon township and it is safe to presume the later generations of Gager descended from
Eggleton - Lake families in Wayne County.
William Lake was born around 1841 in South
Creake, Norfolk, England. William married Honor Elizabeth Eggleton around 1870 in England and they had the
following children :-
- Honor Lake Eggleton - born 1870 in Norfolk, England and
died 1873 in England.
- Sarah E Lake - born Pennsylvania around 1874 and later
married Joseph H Mawdsley (Maudsley)
- Honor Lake - born Pennsylvania around
- Robert Lake - born Pennsylvania around
- Welcome Lake - born Pennsylvania around 1881 and died
- William Lake - born Pennsylvania around 1883 and later
- Harold Noah Lake - born Pennsylvania around 1886 and
later married Mary H before 1920.
- Herbert Lake - born Pennsylvania around 1888 and married
Ada E, before 1919.
Sarah E Lake (daughter of William and Honor)
was born around 1874 Pennsylvania. Sarah E Lake and Joseph H Mawdsley
were married around 1899. Joseph H Mawdsley would have been born around 1859 and he died in 1915 at the age of 56
years. Sarah died in 1943 and they are both buried locally.
Sarah E Lake and Joseph H Mawdsley had the
following children: -
- Thomas Mawdsley - born around
- Emma Mawdsley - born around
- Lela Mawdsley - born around 1907 at a farm at
Lela moved away from Wayne County to
Poughkeepsie, New York and only died in 2005 at the grand old age of 97 years. Lela embarked on researching the
family history many years before computers and I am endebted to her for her work and research. I would have loved
to have met Lela but that was not to be as in 2005 I did not know anything of the Eggleton connection in Wayne
County. I did not discover that connection until Christmas 2006 so did not get to visit the area until
William Lake - (1883 to 1947) married Sarah
who would have been born around 1892 and they had at least one child :-
Harold Noah Lake (son of William) was born
around 1886 in Pennsylvania. Harold married Mary H sometime before 1920 and they appear to have moved away from
Wayne County to Carbondale, Lackawanna.
Harold Noah Lake and Mary H had the following
Herbert Lake (son of William) was born around
1888 in Pennsylvania. Herbert married Ada E sometime before 1919 and they later moved away from Wayne County to
Hamilton, Madison, New York.
Herbert Lake and Ada E had the following
Eggleton - Shuman families of Wayne County
Albert J Shuman was born around 1849 in
Pennsylvania. Albert married Mary Jane Eggleton (daughter of Robert and Lydia) sometime before 1874. Albert J
Shuman and Mary Jane had the following children :-
Elizabeth Shuman - born around 1874 in
Egbert Shuman - born around 1876 in
Robert Shuman - born around 1878 in
Fred Shuman - born around 1893 in
Egbert Shuman later married Mary ????? and had
the following children :-
Leo Shuman - born around 1901.
Mildred Shuman - born around
Wilbur Shuman - born around 1908.
Mary Shuman - born around 1911.
Garfield Shuman - born around
Recently received information has thrown
up a marriage between Edgar Shuman and Mamie Swensen around 1900. The year fits and the names are close so it may
be this same couple.
Burial location map
I have produced a burial location map for the majority of Wayne County
to assist my search if I am lucky enough to get back there. It's in A3 pdf format and covers the townships Berlin,
Bethany, Buckingham, Cherry Ridge, Damascus, Dyberry, Honesdale, Lebanon, Manchester, Oregon, Prompton and Texas.
The file size is about 1.5meg and it includes 34 burial site locations. If any other researcher wants a copy they
can download it here.
RIGHT click the link and select "save target as" to save it to your own computer, LEFT click the link if you simply
want to view the map.
PLEASE drop me a line or photo if you do
happen to come across any of my lot in your search. Name details are on the map - THANKS