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Genealogical and Personal History of Centre and Clinton County, Pennsylvania, 1912

Colonel James Dunlap Biography

Colonel James Dunlap, was a resident of Hopewell township, Cumberland County, as early as 1751.

On the 10th of January, 1776, he was appointed major of the Sixth Battalion Pennsylvania, under Col. William Irvine, and served in the campaign of that year in Canada, and Oct. 25, 1776, was promoted lieutenant-colonel of the Tenth Pennsylvania of the Continental Line, but resigned Jan. 23, 1777, because his seniority of rank was not recognized in promotions; he was appointed Oct. 2, 1779, lieutenant of Cumberland County, and Oct. 28, 1784, commissioned justice of the Common Pleas.

In 1796 he came to Bald Eagle township then, and purchased a part of the Griffith Gibbon tract, on which he and his son-in-law laid out the town of Bellefonte, Col. Dunlop erecting the first house on the lot now occupied by Jacob Valentine, northeast corner of High and Spring Streets, Col. Dunlop being the first actual, resident in the new town. His wife's maiden name wan Jane Boggs (sister of John).

Col. Dunlop died in Bellefonte, Dec. 15, 1821, aged ninety-four;

His eldest son (1), Andrew, was admitted to the bar of Franklin County in 1785, settled in Chambersburg in the practice, and represented that county in the Legislature from 1798 to 1800. Andrew married Sarah B. Chambers. James, Andrew's youngest son, was a celebrated lawyer at Pittsburgh, author of "Dunlop's Digest."

Col. Dunlop's (2) son John was the iron-master of Bellefonte, noticed below.

(3) James Dunlop studied law, then went to Natchez; Miss., and engaged in cotton-raising. (4) Joseph died unmarried.

(5) Ann married James Harris, Esq., of Bellefonte.

(6) Jane married Rev. William Paxton, of Cumberland County. Their grandson, Rev. William Paxton, D.D., of New York City.

(7) Elizabeth married James Smith. Her second husband was Michael T. Simpson, father of Mrs. Martha Mack, all late of Washington City (deceased).

(8) Deborah married James Johnston of Franklin County, and they settled at themouth of Wallis Run.

(9) Rebecca married Robert McClanahan, of Franklin County, also settled on Wallis Run. Her second husband was Robert Steel.

(10) Mary married Robert T. Stewart, lawyer of Bellefonte, afterward in the iron business with John Lyon.

Source: History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania; John Blair Linn; Philadelphia; Louis H. Everts; 1883

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