Rees Hugh
Elizabeth Rees


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1. Samuel Humphrey

Elizabeth Rees

  • Marriage (1): Samuel Humphrey on 20 Feb 1658

  Research Notes:

From the book Reifsnyder-Gillam Ancestry, Edited by Thomas Allen Glenn at the request of Howard Reifsnyder, privately printed, Philadelphia, 1902, provided by

Footnote 4, p. 48:
"Samuel Humphrey, a celebrated Quaker, died in Merionethshire, but his widow, Elizabeth, daughter of Rees Hugh, with their children, removed to Pennsylvania, 1683. The children of Samuel Humphrey took the surname of 'Humphreys,' which they have since retained. From Samuel Humphrey descended Joshua Humphreys, Naval Constructor, called the Father of the American Navy, and the late General Humphreys, of Pennsylvania, distinguished in the War of the Rebellion, and whose son is now an officer in the United States Army."

Elizabeth married Samuel Humphrey, son of Humphrey ap Hugh of Llwyn du and Elizabeth verch John Powell of Gadfa, Rhiwargor, on 20 Feb 1658. (Samuel Humphrey was born about 1635, christened on 22 Jan 1635 in Llangelynin, Talybont, Merionethshire, Wales and died before 1683 in Merionethshire, Wales.)

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