CARLILE, William, came from Ireland about 1763 or 1764, when his son William was eight years old, and settled on 310 acres, now at Lincoln University Station, the residence being that of Henry Cope. he married a second wife, the daughter of John Meas, and had a son, John Meas Carlile, who lived on Elk Creek, on land inherited by his mother. William, Sr., died Jan. 16, 1801, aged 85, and was buried at New London Church. William, Jr., entered the army at seventeen, and served in the campaign in New Jersey, at the battle of Trenton, etc. He married Mary, daughter of Col. Taylor, and settled on his father's farm, where he died, April 11, 1840, in his 85th year, and his widow, Sept. 2, 1846, at the same age. Their children were Elizabeth, who married David Carlile; Alice, married Gibson Creswell, who bought the homestead; Jane, married Charles Wilson; John, born Jan. 10, 1787, died Nov. 24, 1861, married Hannah Steele; William, unmarried.
John Carlile served in the war of 1812. His wife, Hannah, daughter
John and Ann Steele, of New London, died Jan. 23, 1832, and he married
twice afterwards. His son, John S. Carlile, of Avondale, with his
partners, James Watson and William Miller, are manufacturers of
agricultural and other machinery.