Generations Past

There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors and no slave who has not had a king among his.
 ----Helen Keller

The Bevington's

I know little about the origin of our Bevington line. It is believed that there were four brothers. The names of their father and mother are unknown. This is what we believe we know about the four men.

  1. John BAVINGTON was born February 2, 1750. He married Ruth McKINNON about 1785. He was listed in the 1800 Federal Census living in Smith Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. He died June 23, 1810. He drowned in the Ohio River while delivering a four horse load of flour. The horses stamping loosened the floor boards of the boat and Bavington and the ferryman both drowned. His body was recovered, and taken home, and buried in the Cross Roads cemetery. It is now known as the Florence cemetery. John and Ruth had at least 10minuteman children---five sons: Daniel, Charles, Henry, John, and Thomas and five daughters: Nancy, Elizabeth, Sarah , Catherine, and Mary. John Bavington was a Revolutionary War veteran and is listed in the Revolutionary War Burials in Washington County, PA.
  2. Henry BEVINGTON (1752-1843) was my third great-grandfather.
  3. Thomas BEVINGTON was born 19 November 1757, probably in Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth JOHNSTON (1763-1782) in 1782 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. He was a Revolutionary War veteran. He and Elizabeth had 13 children. He died 9 May 1839, in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
  4. Charles BEVINGTON was born about 1760, probably in Pennsylvania. He married Ann Rebecca DUNGAN about 1788 in Pennsylvania. He died before 1810 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He and Ann had 9 known children.

I am grateful to Dorothy Tuttle, Floralyn Walker and all the other people who have been so generous with their research information.


For more information on the Bevingtons please go to the Castor Directory.
You will find more information and many more names.


I am interested in sharing any family history information and in correcting any misinformation. Please send corrections or additions to my email box.