Mary Ann Ghost: Birth: 15 APR 1780. Death: 2 MAY 1857
John Ghost: Birth: 1787.
Catherine E. Ghost: Birth: 1787. Death: 7 APR 1874
Elizabeth Ghost: Birth: 5 APR 1787. Death: 31 JAN 1867
Philip Jr. Ghost: Birth: 16 SEP 1793.
Note: Came to the area of Clinton Twp. in 1796 He was a native of Germany. Served in the Revolutionary War. Resided for a time in Westmoreland Co., Pa
In pre 1812 census he is listed as living in Canal Township Major Philip Ghost * Lancaster County [Westmoreland Co.] * 1796 He has a Revolutionary war DAR marker at Calvert Riddle Cemetery., Clinton Twp. The following information came from Sylvia Coast: "The area Philip came to about 796 was called Scrubgrass Township and later became Clinton township. Early applications to enter DAR may have been wrong, and Philip may not have ever been in the Revolutionary War. There is nothing to say he was a Major. I do have a record of him serving as Captain of 7th company. "Return of militia officers elected in and for the county of Westmoreland. Wednesday, December 12th, 1792" (page 174). This from the Pennsylvania Archives, 6th Series, Vol. lV: Military Abstracts from Executive Minutes Vol. 1-9 inclusive. 1790-1817 Also from PA Archives: Vol V: Muster and Pay Rolls PA Militia 1790-1800 (p. 634) 1792: "We the subscribers do acknowledge to have received from Charles Campbell Lieutenant of Westmoreland County the sums annexed to our names respectively in full of pay allowed by the State of PA for a tour of militia duty under the command of Capt'n Phillip Coasts,. Time of entry-September 22, 1792 The first name on the list is Phil'p Coasts-time of discharge November 27, 1792 88 Dolls and no cents. Also on this list: Mich'l Huffman - 6 Dolls and 60 cents (Time of discharge-Nov.27) Dan'l Huffman-6 Dolls and 50 cents (Time of discharge-Nov.26)
Another time Phillip's name is spelled COOST: Discharges Westmoreland County Militia -1792 The following is just one of several discharges, but his one pertains to us: "I do Hereby Certify that Henry MyKrantz first Sergent has served his Tower(sic) of Duty as Militia Man two months and seven days under my command at Green's Station and now discharged by me." Phillip Coost, Capt, November the Twenty Sixth Day, 1792"
Major Philip GHOST -b. 1750, d. 1 Apr 1815, came to area of Clinton Twp. in 1796; native of Germany; served in Rev. War; resided for a time in Westmoreland Co., PA; m. Barbara KELTZ, d/o George & Mary Keltz; children: Craft, m. Elizabeth FRITZ; Mary Ann, 15 Apr 1780 - 2 May 1857, m. James HUFFMAN/HOFFMAN; Christina, 2 Apr 1783 - 9 Oct 1872, m. Philip HUFFMAN; Catherine E., b. ca 1787, d. 7 Apr 1874, m. John Walter HUFFMAN, s/o Daniel J. & Christina E. WALTER Huffman; John, b. ca 1787; Elizabeth, 5 Apr 1787 - 31 Jan 1867, m. Richard MONJAR; Philip Jr, m. 1. Elizabeth? GRAHAM & 2. Christina Jane WALTER. (From Venango website - Clinton township)
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