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History of Cambria County, V.2

HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY. 497
Thomas McElvain; Sarah, married Andrew Wich; Jane, married Peter Hyskill; John, married Eliza Dickson; Daniel, married Elizabeth Timlin. 5. Ellen, born May 17, 1778, married John King, and settled in Bedford county, Pennsylvania. They had a son, Hon. George S., who was the founder of the iron industry in Johnstown, and who died in the ninety-fifth year of his age at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John L. Linten, in Johnstown. Ellen Shryock died March 1, 1860. 6. Jacob, born September 4, 1780. 7. George, of whom later. 8. William, born 1785, died in infancy. 9. Daniel, born September 13, 1786, settled in Meadville, Crawford county, Pennsylvania, was a pumpmaker and amassed a fortune. He married and had two sons and four daughters. Died June 21, 1872. 10. David, born June 6, 1791, located at Greensburg, married and had children: A son who was a printer in that city; a daughter who married Rev. Greer, of Greensburg; a daughter who married Mr. Simpson, of Saltsburg, Pennsylvania. 11. Samuel, born February 23, 1793, lived in Indiana, Indiana county, Pennsylvania, and died July, 1878.
    George Shryock, third son and seventh child of John and Mary (Teagarden) Shryock, was born February 22, 1783, died May 21, 1862. He married, January 12, 1808, Elizabeth Lewis, born August 5, 1784, died February 7, 1863, and had children: John K., married Susan Sharatts; Benjamin; Priscilla, married Matthew Barber; Ann, married Benjamin Hedrick; William L., of whom later; Lotta, unmarried; Mary, married John Fochler.
    William L. Shryock, third son and fifth child of George and Elizabeth (Lewis) Shryock, was born September 1, 1819, and died in 1903. He was in the employ of the Johnstown Water and Gas Company for thirty-three years, as bookkeeper and secretary, and was associated with George S. King in the iron business built the Old Cambria furnace. He was a life-long member of the Lutheran church. He married Nancy M. Royer, born August, 1819, died in 1901. She was one of a family of eleven children: John; Samuel, married Mary N. Lowry; Theodore, married Elizabeth Rodgers; Alfred, unmarried; Frank, married Carrie Livingston; Alexander, married Elizabeth McClaine; Nancy M., married William L. Shryock, as above stated; Catherine, deceased, wife of Governor General Edward Hamilton, of Oregon Territory; Elizabeth, married Dr. Pearson; Sarah, married Robert Bingham; Mary L., married Judge Perching.
    The children of William L. and Nancy M. (Royer) Shryock were: Frank R., of Berthoud, Colorado, married Mary Gillam; Emma, wife of Jordan P. Pringle, treasurer Oregon Short Line Railway, at Reno, Nevada; James W., of Missoula, Montana, married Leona Widderfield; Addie L., deceased; George K., subject: Robert B., deceased; Mary L., deceased; Samuel Royer, of Pallas, Colorado.
    George K. Shryock, third son and fifth child of William


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