woman‎Anne "Margaret Shearer" Shearer‏‎ 1) 2) 3) 4) 5), daughter of Unknown and Unknown‏.
Born ‎± May 1796 at PA‎ 1) 6) 7) 5), died ‎ Aug 17, 1842‎, approximately 46 years 1) 6) 7), buried ‎ at Cowansville Union Cemetery, Cowansville, Armstrong Co. PA 6)
According to Jane Ambrose's "History of the Ambrose Family," Ann Shearer was a sister of Hugh Shearer, who married Benjamin's sister Elizabeth. Jane Ambrose says Hugh Shearer came from Mt. Pleasant (Westmoreland Co. PA).

Anne's birthplace as PA taken from son Franklin's report in 1880 census for East Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co., PA under "mother's birthplace," and from Joseph Ritner Ambrose's death certificate (1910), under "mother's birthplace."

The 1820 and 1830 censuses for Sugar Creek Township, and the 1840 census for Franklin Township, both Armstrong Co. PA, suggest that Anne was living with her husband and children in those locations.
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Married to:

manBenjamin Ambrose‏ 13) 7)
Born ‎ Sep 30, 1795 at PA‎ 14) 6) 5), baptized ‎ at Berlin Lutheran Church, Somerset Co. PA 7), died ‎ Aug 8, 1847‎, 51 years, cause of death: Falling; he fell from a load of hay. 14) 6) 7), buried ‎ at Cowansville Union Cemetery, Cowansville, Armstrong Co. PA 6)
From Jane Ambrose's "History of the Ambrose Family": "(Benjamin Ambrose) and Ann lived in a log house on the road where Grandfather John's house still stands, near where the railroad crosses that road."

Benjamin's birthplace as PA taken from son Franklin's report in 1880 census for East Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co., PA under "father's birthplace," and from Joseph Ritner Ambrose's death certificate (1910), under "father's birthplace."

Census (‎ 1820 at Sugarcreek Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Farmer. 15)
Census (‎ 1830 at Sugarcreek Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Occupation not listed on census. 16)
Census (‎ 1840 at Franklin Twp, Armstrong Co. PA) Farmer. Occupation not listed, but the two persons engaged in agriculture are probably Benjamin and one of his sons. 17)

Children:

1.
manFrank "B. F. Ambrose, B. Franklin Ambrose, Franklin Ambro" Ambrose‏ 18) 19) 20) 21) 22) 23) 24) 25) 21) 20) 22) 26)
Born ‎ 1830 at Westmoreland Co. PA‎ 18) 6) 27) 9), died ‎ Feb 2, 1906 at Spaces Corners, Rayburn Twp., Armstrong Co. PA‎, 75 or 76 years 18) 6) 27) 26) 3), buried ‎ at Cowansville Union Cemetery, Cowansville, Armstrong Co. PA 6) 28)
The 1830 census for Sugar Creek Township, and the 1840 census for Franklin Township, both in Armstrong Co. PA, suggest that Frank was living in those locations with his parents and siblings.

In her history of the Ambrose family, Jane Ambrose states that John and his family "lived in a large brick house standing and in good condition, although passed from family ownership. Located on route 268 about 5 miles from Kittanning (PA)."
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Alt Birth: (‎ May 10, 1831 at Armstrong Co. PA) 3)
Alt. Birth: (‎ May 1832) 7) 29)
Census (‎ 1860 at Franklin Twp, Armstrong Co. PA) Farmer. 30)
Census (‎ 1870 at East Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Farmer. 24)
Census (‎ 1880 at East Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Farmer. 9)
Census (‎ 1900 at East Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) No occupation. Living with son James, who is listed as head of household. 29)
Alt. Death: (‎ 1908) 28)

2.
manJoseph Ritner Ambrose‏ 31) 25) 32) 33) 34) 35) 36) 37) 38)
Born ‎ Dec 18, 1839 at East Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co. PA‎ 39) 40) 41) 42) 5) 43), died ‎ Jan 16, 1910 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA‎, 70 years 31) 39) 41) 5), buried ‎ at Rural Valley Cemetery, Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA 41) 5)
The 1840 census for Franklin Township, Armstrong Co. PA, suggests that Rit was living in those locations with his parents and siblings.

A brief obituary that appeared in Simpsons Leader Times, Kittanning PA, says that "the deceased was well known throughout this county, having been for many years a prominent Republican leader."
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Guardianship Awarded (‎ Dec 21, 1848 at Kittanning, Armstrong Co. PA) To Thomas Milligan 25)
Guardianship Awarded (‎ Dec 6, 1854 at Kittanning, Armstrong Co. PA) To Andrew Arnold 25)
Land Purchase: (‎ Dec 10, 1858 at Franklin Twp, Armstrong Co. PA) 45)
Census (‎ 1860 at Franklin Twp, Armstrong Co. PA) Farmer. 46)
Located: (‎between 1860 and 1874 at East Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Farmer. 47)
Census (‎ 1870 at East Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Farmer. 48)
Located: (‎between 1874 and 1900 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA) Farmer. Location given as "the Neil farm, which is now the location on which the Yatesboro Company store and town is built" in Thomas Harper Ambrose's obituary. 47) 49)
Land Purchase: (‎ Jun 1, 1874 at Cowanshannock Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) 50)
Census (‎ 1880 at Cowanshannock Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Farmer. 42)
Census (‎ 1900 at Cowanshannock Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Day laborer. Living with sons Samuel, Grant and James; daughter Laura; daughter-in-law Lena; and grandson Sidney. 51)
Moved: (‎ 1900 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA) 47)
Election: (‎after 1900 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA) Assessor. 40)
Alt. Death: (‎ Jan 17, 1910) 39)


Sources

1) source: "A History of the Ambrose Family", extra text: The will of John Ambrose was dated November 3, 1835, recorded January 9, 1839 -- Will Book I, page 418. The children were given as Killian, Benjamin, Jacob, Mary Marker, Katherine King, Elizabeth Shaner or Sharer, Louisa Mathews, Rachel Miller and Julia Hays., page: XII
2) source: Death Certificate for Mary Foster (Mary B. Ambrose)
3) source: Death Certificate of James Ambrose
4) source: Death Certificate of John Ambrose
5) source: Death Certificate for Joseph Ritner Ambrose
6) source: Gravestone, Cowansville Union Cemetary, Cowansville, Armstrong Co., PA
7) source: Ancestors and Descendants of Amos Ambrose and Mary Brough
8) source: "A History of the Ambrose Family"
9) source: 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, East Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co. PA, page: ED 6, Sheet 143-D, Dwelling 166, Family 172, Frank Ambrose Family
10) source: 1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Sugarcreek Twp., Armstrong Co. PA, page: Entry for Benjamin Ambrose
11) source: 1830 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Sugarcreek Twp., Armstrong Co. PA, page: Entry for Benjamin Ambrose
12) source: 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co. PA, page: Entry for Benjamin Ambrose
13) source: "A History of the Ambrose Family", extra text: The will of John Ambrose was dated November 3, 1835, recorded January 9, 1839 -- Will Book I, page 418. The children were given as Killian, Benjamin, Jacob, Mary Marker, Katherine King, Elizabeth Shaner or Sharer, Louisa Mathews, Rachel Miller and Julia Hays., page: X
14) source: "A History of the Ambrose Family", page: XII
15) source: 1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Sugarcreek Twp., Armstrong Co. PA, extra text: Census data indicates:
- 1 free white male under 10 (John)
- 1 free white male 26-45 (Benjamin)
- 1 free white female under 10 (Mary)
- 1 free white female 16-26 (Anne)
- 1 person engaged in agriculture (Benjamin), page: Entry for Benjamin Ambrose
16) source: 1830 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Sugarcreek Twp., Armstrong Co. PA, extra text: Census data indicates:
- 2 males under 5 (David and Frank)
- 1 male 5-10 (John)
- 1 male 30-40 (Benjamin)
- 1 female under 5 (Susannah)
- 2 females under 10 (Eliza, and Mary if Benjamin couldn't remember that she was around 13)
- 1 female 30-40 (Anne), page: Entry for Benjamin Ambrose
17) source: 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co. PA, extra text: Census data indicates:
- 1 male under 5 (J. Ritner)
- 1 male 10-15 (Frank)
- 1 male 15-20 (David)
- 1 male 20-30 (John)
- 1 male 40-50 (Benjamin)
- 1 female 10-15 (Susannah)
- 1 female 15-20 (Eliza)
- 1 female 20-30 (Mary)
- 1 female 40-50 (Anne), page: Entry for Benjamin Ambrose
18) source: "A History of the Ambrose Family", page: XVII
19) source: Marriage License and Certificate of Harry W. Ambrose and Ella Tarr, page: Book 10, Page 4724, Record 1897-04724
20) source: Marriage License and Certificate of James H. Ambrose and Ida Miller, page: Book 12, Page 6390, Record 1901-06390
21) source: Marriage License and Certificate of Frank S. Ambrose and Sallie Tarr, page: Book 9, Page 4359, Record 1896-04359
22) source: Marriage License and Certificate of Robert Ambrose and Lucinda McFarland, page: Book 9, Page 4041, Record 1895-04014
23) source: File #3336, Register's Docket #2, Page 281. Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans' Court, Common Pleas Court, Armstrong County, PA. Will and Estate Records of Robert Dougherty.
24) source: 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, East Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co. PA, page: Page 139-A (Stamped), Dwelling 120, Family 120, B. Franklin Ambrose Family
25) source: File #762, Register's Docket Volume #1, Page #344. Will and Estate Records of Benjamin Ambrose.
26) source: Obituary of James Ambrose
27) source: Armstrong County Pennsylvania, Her People Past and Present, Embracing a History of the County and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families, page: 716-717
28) source: Find-a-Grave, page: Memorial for Frank Ambrose (Memorial # 90185257)
29) source: 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule, East Franklin Twp. Armstrong Co. PA, page: ED 10, Sheet 6-B, Dwelling 113, Family 117, James Ambrose Family
30) source: 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Franklin Township, Armstrong Co. PA, page: Page 211 (Stamped), Dwelling 381, Family 374, Frank Ambrose Family
31) source: "A History of the Ambrose Family", page: XVIII
32) source: Marriage License and Certificate of Benjamin Franklin Ambrose and Della Pettigrew, page: Book 1, Page 284, Record 1886-00285
33) source: Marriage License and Certificate of Laura Ambrose and George Stewart, page: Book 13, Page 37, Record 1901-06580
34) source: Marriage License and Certificate of James Ambrose and Ethel Jessie Huber, page: Book 14, Page 228, Record 1903-07411
35) source: Marriage License and Certificate for Margaret Ambrose and John Delancey, page: Book 9, Page 4341, Record 1896-04341
36) source: Marriage License and Certificate for Samuel Ambrose and Charlotte Pettigrew, page: Book 14, Page 176, Record 1903-07359
37) source: Obituary of Dr. Samuel Ellsworth Ambrose
38) source: Obituary of Laura Kerr (Ambrose) Stewart
39) source: Record of birth and death dates of immediate family.
40) source: Obituary of Joseph Ritner Ambrose
41) source: Gravestone, Rural Valley Cemetery, Rural Valley, PA
42) source: 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Cowanshannock Twp., Armstrong Co. PA, page: ED 4, Sheet 83-A, Dwelling 3, Family 3, J.R. Ambrose Family
43) source: Death Certificate of Margaret Jones DeLancey
44) source: Death Unites Two Brothers
45) source: Deed - Robert O. Quigly to Joseph Ritner Ambrose
46) source: 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Franklin Township, Armstrong Co. PA, page: Page 213 (Stamped), Dwelling 395, Family 388, Ritner Ambrose Family
47) source: Armstrong County Pennsylvania, Her People Past and Present, Embracing a History of the County and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families, page: 607-608
48) source: 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, East Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co. PA, page: Page 137-A (Stamped), Dwelling 100, Family 100, Jos. R. Ambrose Family
49) source: Obituary of Thomas Harper Ambrose
50) source: Deed - John Neal's Estate to Joseph Ritner Ambrose
51) source: 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Cowanshannock Twp. (South Division), Armstrong Co. PA, page: ED 2, Sheet 14-B, Dwelling 278, Family 289, Joseph R. Ambrose Famiy

Citation for: Family Page
"Family Page: Anne Shearer & Benjamin Ambrose." HuMo-genealogy - A Rural Valley and Cowanshannock Family Tree (http://ruralvalleyhistory.com/family.php?tree_id=25&id=F65&main_person=I163 : accessed 18 September 2021) Anne Shearer #I162, born ‎ Sep 30, 1795 at PA


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