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George Hagen

Barbara 73

  • Born: Abt 1803, Pennsylvania
  • Marriage: George Hagen about 1822 in Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA.
  • Died: After 1850, Phoenixville, Chester Co., PA.

bullet  General Notes:

The 1850 Federal Census for Phoenixville Borough, Chester, PA, page 82B, dated August 14, 1850 records Barbar Haggan (sic) [Barbara Hagen] (47 - PA) and children Levi (23 - PA), Joshua (18 - PA), and James (12 - PA). Next door is son John (26 - PA) Haggan and his wife Sarah (23 - PA). Levi, Joshua, and John are puddlers. Barbara indicates that she can neither read nor write.

The 1860 Federal Census for Phoenixville, Chester County, PA (page 668) records a James Hagan (22), employed as a water tender, living with a Thomas Hagan (55 - puddler) and Barbara (58) Hagan, William Hagan (31 - puddler) and Mary Hagan (30 - domestic) [The Mary Hagen listed here could be the same person listed in the 1850 census living with her uncle Enoch Hagen in Martic Township ... see general notes on Enoch Hagen]. This may be the family of George and Barbara Hagen in that Barbara and James are the right age and William and Mary could be the other children of George and Barbara as listed in the 1840 census. Thomas ... is a puzzle. Perhaps Barbara remarried and the census taker recorded Hagan for her husband's name. The addition of William and Mary to the family here would explain the 5 sons and 1 daughter as listed in the 1840 census in Martic Township. No record of this Thomas and Barbara Hagen family has been found in 1870 or elsewhere although a Thoma Hagan is listed in Poor House records in 1870 in Chester County.

Barbara's husband, George, died in Martic Township in 1841. His will indicated that his wife, Barbara (and/or the co-executor), find financing for what was owed on the farm. Either financing was not found or she decided to sell because in 1850 she is living with her children in Phoenixville, Chester Co., PA a few miles north east of Martic Township. George's mother, Martha, as well as his brothers and sisters continued to live in Martic Township (Martha lives with her son Joshua). They are referenced in a 1884 History of Lancaster Co. as "a prominent family" with John the maker of the "famous Hagen Axe".

bullet  Research Notes:

Possible Family of Barbara Hagen using the 1820 Census for Lancaster County
George and Barbara have children: John, Levi, Joshua, James, ... possible naming conventions - 1st son for George's father (John), 2nd son for Barbara's father (Levi), 3rd son for George's brother (Joshua), 4th son for Barbara's brother (???), etc ...
Levi Pierse Bart, Lancaster, PA
Levi Rodgers Lancaster, Lancaster, PA
Levi Eckart Leacock, Lancaster, PA
Levi John Leacock,Lancaster, PA
Levi Brabson Little Britain, Lancaster, PA
Levi Campbell Salisbury, Lancaster, PA

Levi Rodgers and his wife can be found in:
Marriages and Deaths in the Newspapers of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania ...
By F. Edward Wright
Page 72: Nov. 11, 1831, Died Wed evening last, in her 49th year, Mrs. Mary Rodgers, wife of Col. Levi Rodgers, of this city; funeral from her late dwelling East King Street, this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Page 74: Feb 10, 1832, Died yesterday morning, 9th inst, in this city, after a short illness, Col. Levi Rodgers, in his 60th yr. The same date, 3 months since, we announced that his wife had died.

From Historic-genealogy of the Kirk family By Charles H Stubbs, Rachel Price published in 1872
Page 32: Children of Levi Rodgers (Rogers) and Mary Kirk
Timothy, born 1798, 2, 26 [Feb 26, 1798]. Married 1821, 12, 21 to Ann Mary, daughter of Joseph and __ Gibbs. Second marriage, to Jane Brown, daughter of David and Dianah, of Drumore, Lancaster county. Timothy Rodgers kept a hotel on East King St, Lancaster, for many years. His second wife now resides on a farm in Drumore township.
Page 64: Child of Timothy Rodgers and Ann M. Gibbs
Levi, born 1839, 8, 21. Married Mary Jane, daughter of William and Jane Miller. Levi resided for several years in Lancaster city; then removed to Drumore township, Lancaster county, where he now resides. He has be engaged in cropping the large farm of his step mother - Jane Rodgers.
Note: The 1870 Federal Census for Drumore Township, Lancaster County, PA, page 234A/B, dated Jul;y 11, 1870 records Levi Rodgers (31) with his wife Mary J. (32) and children Timothy (2) and Sarah J. (1). Also in the household are Jane Rogers (72) [Levi's step mother], Sarah Brown (80), George Brown (70). Jane has real estate valued at $12,000 and a personal estate valued at $2,000. Levi has real estate valued at 0 and a personal estate valued at $8,000.


Barbara married George Hagen, son of John Hagen and Martha, about 1822 in Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA. (George Hagen was born on 23 Nov 1799 in Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA.,130 died on 4 Jul 1841 in Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA and was buried in Clark's Family Burying Ground next to Mount Nebo Preysyterian Church.)

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