Jediah Lyons, Jacob Lee, Dazey & Leonard (shop-keepers), John Moulder, Jonathan Morris (blacksmith), Joseph Marlow, Thomas Malin, Erasmus Morton, Margaret Mumford, Rebecca McCarty, Margaret Moulder, Richard Newlin (cooper), Joseph Neide, Mary Norris, James O'Hara (miller), John Odenheimer, John Powell, Thomas Pedrick, Philip Painter (joiner), John Price (lawyer), Elizabeth Pedrick, Jonathan Pennell (blacksmith), Samuel Price, Peter Price, Black Pompey, Elizabeth Price, Ephraim Pierson, George Roberts, Jacob Richard, John Shaffer, Jonas Sharpless (joiner), Tristam Smith (cordwainer), Robert Squibble, George Sneath (weaver), John Stilley, Peter Stemmel, James Shaw (victualler), William Sharpless, William Siddons, William Spear (blacksmith), John Wood, Mary Williams, John Wood (potter), Samuel West, James Withey, Hannah West, Joseph Thatcher, Thomas Bowman, John Middleton (carpenter), Daniel Harmony (sub-sheriff), Moses Minshall (hatter), John Beggs (blacksmith), Martin Carter (cooper), George Syng (carpenter), Richard Latchford (carpenter), William Hill (miller), William McCafferty (cordwainer), John Etress (potter), George Hinkson (millwright), John Smith (tanner), Abraham Carter (hatter), Joseph Sharp (cordwainer), Thomas Cobourn (millwright), Benjamin Neide (hostler), Luke Cunin (hatter), Samuel Broomall (tanner), Israel Cobourn (cordwainer), Abraham Kerlin, James West, Michael McNamee, and William Parsons (carpenter).
The following is a list of the justices of the peace of Chester township:
Schools. - There is some evidence to support the assertion that as early as 1787 a frame school-house was erected at Cartertown, but documentary evidence, the deed of partition in the Carter estate, positively asserts, in 1793, that this building was then standing. It was known as the Mud Wasp, and stood on the site of the present ice-house on the estate of Samuel M. Felton. It was built by Collins McLaughlin, a Scotchman, who taught therein until he was compelled to abandon the occupation because of his deafness. Henry L. Powell was a pupil there in 1821, and Paul B. Carter later. In this school-house the early Methodists in that section of the county held occasional meetings. In 1828 a church and school-house was built in the Carter burial-ground, which was known as the "Ebenezer" Methodist Church. The funds necessary to erect this unpretentious meeting-house were contributed by John Lloyd, Gilead Carter, and others. Here a school was taught for many years, but finally it was taken down by Abraham Carter, and its site inclosed in the graveyard lot. The present school-house, known as "Franklin Public School," near the residence of Samuel M. Felton, was built in 1871.
Prior to 1800, Caleb Cobourn donated a lot of ground at Sneath's Corner, and a log school-house, thirty feet square and one story in height, was thereon erected. Between the years 1819 and 1823 the following pedagogues taught there: Silas Hoff, John Caldwell, George Powell, and Isaac Powell. The log house was used until 1824, when it was replaced by the present stone building, which originally was thirty feet square; it has been remodeled as occasion demanded.
The following is the list of directors of Chester township, which at first included Chester borough, all of Chester township, and Upland. In 1859 Chester borough was set off as a school district from the rest of the township, and the several boroughs as they were erected were also made separate districts:
1840, John H. Denning, Samuel Weaver; 1842, John Hinkson, Alexander McKeen; 1843, J. W. Hickman, Alexander McKeen; 1844, Joseph H. Hinkson, Isaac S. Williams; 1845, Joseph Taylor, Frederick J. Hickson; 1846, Edward Darlington, Spencer McIlvain; 1847, William Weaver, Abram Cobourn; 1848, Peter W. Green, Isaac S. Williams; 1849, John Larkin, Charles D. Manley; 1850, Samuel Crozer, Jesse Young; 1851, Peter W. Green, F. J. Hinkson; 1852, Edmund K. Edwards, David S. Bunting; 1853, no report; 1854, David Irving, Samuel A. Crozer; 1855, D. S. Bunting, E. B. Loveland; 1856, Jeremiah Flickner, E. M. Edwards; 1857, Samuel A. Crozer, William L. Gregg; 1858, Peter W. Green, E. B. Loveland; 1859, E. R. Edwards, James Irving; 1860, S. A. Crozer, A. Castle; 1861, William L. Gregg, John Beatty; 1862, John Harvey, E. B. Loveland; 1863, James Kirkman, S. A. Crozer; 1864, David Rose, William L. Gregg; 1865, Israel Mattock, J. William Lewis; 1866, J. W. Lewis; 1867, David Rose, William Roebuck; 1868, Joseph A. Kite, Thomas J. Leiper; 1869, W. L. Gregg, George Grubb; 1870, David Rose, Reece Esrey; 1871, E. R. Edwards, John Eves; 1872, Joseph L. Carter, C. L. Pierce; 1873, Joseph Engle, John Beatty; 1874, Thomas B. Mace, W. Graham Flower; 1875, Jacob Ebright, C. L. Pierce; 1876, John Beatty, Joseph Engle; 1877, G. W. Flowers, Thomas Mace; 1878, Caleb L. Pierce, Jacob Ebright; 1879, David F. Rose, Joseph Engle; 1880, Thomas Mace, William G. Flower; 1881, Jacob Ebright, Caleb L. Pierce; 1882, Joseph Engle, David F. Rose; 1883, Thomas B. Mace, William G. Flower; 1884, Caleb L. Pierce, Jacob Ebright.
The Borough Of Upland.
Although the site of the first mills erected in the province of Pennsylvania after the territory passed into the ownership of Penn were located within this municipal district, it nevertheless remained a part of the township of Chester until May 24, 1869, when the borough of Upland was incorporated by the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County. The boundaries of the municipality were described in the order as follows:
"Beginning at a point on the north side of the Upland road where it crosses a stream of water called 'Ship Creek;' thence down the said Ship Creek, the several courses thereof, about eighty perches, to the east side of Chester Creek, at low-water mark; thence up the said creek at low-water mark, and on a line of the city of Chester, five hundred and eighty perches, to a stone on the east bank of the said Chester Creek, a corner of William West's land; thence by said West's land north nineteen and one-half degrees, east seventy-four perches and seventy-three one-hundredth of a perch to a stone; thence north eighteen and a half degrees, east ninety-six perches and three-tenths of a perch to a stone by William Maris' land; thence south seventy-three and a half perches, east ninety-seven perches, to a stone a corner of Abraham Lukens' land; thence by the said Lukens' land north twenty and three-fourth degrees, east forty-eight perches and seven-tenths of a perch to a stone a corner of Richard Wetherill's land; thence by the same south seventy-two degrees, east thirty perches and twenty-eight one-hundredths of a perch to another corner of said Wetherill's land; thence by the same north twenty-three degrees, east thirty-six perches and fifty-two one-hundredths of a perch to a stone another corner of the said Wetherill's land; thence by and through the same and through lands of J. Lewis Crozer south sixty-four degrees, east ninety-two perches to a stake in the west line of Chester Rural Cemetery; thence by the said cemetery south twenty-six and a half degrees, west forty