Plymouth County Biographies

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Stephen Twining

Stephen, son of William (2) Twining, was born at Eastham, February 6, 1659, and died at Newtown, Pennsylvania, February 18, 1720. He moved to Pennsylvania with his father in 1695 and owned eight hundred acres of land in Bucks county, besides considerable property in his native town. He was appointed overseer and elder in the Society of Friends, May 7, 1713, and April 12, 1715 . He was a leading member of the society, and their meetings were held at his house.

He married, at Eastham, Abigail, daughter of John and Abigail Young, of Eastham. Children: Stephen, born December 30, 1684, married Margaret Mitchell; Eleazer, born November 26, 1686, died December 17, 1716; Nathaniel, born March 27, 1689, married Joan Penquite; Mercy, born September 8, 1690, married July 10, 1713, Joseph Lupton; John; Rachel, married John Penquite, Jr.; Joseph, born March 8, 1696, died September 12, 1719; David, died July 23, 1711; William, died December 9, 1716.

Source: Cutter, William Richard. Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation. New York, NY: Lewis Publishing Company, 1911.