John Hannum

John Hannum, son of Col John Hannum, was born 6-8-1768 and married Sarah Jackson, b  7-2-1779, dau of James and Mary Cloud Jackson, of West Marlborough, descended on the paternal side from Isaac Jackson, the immigrant.  To John and Sarah Jackson Hannum were born 8 children; Mary, Married Abiah Cope; John; James; Elizabeth; Sarah married to Daniel Meredith; Alice, married to Joseph Parke; Martha Ann; and Jonathan C; of whom Sarah and James are the only survivors.  Their father, John, d.8-21-1822 and their mother Sarah 2-8-1853.  Of these 8 children, John the second son b 7 -28-1802 and was married 1-13-1859 to Ann P, daughter of Abner Hannah Pierce Hoopes, b 5-25-1818.  John died 8-12-1871 and was the first person interred in the Friends' new burial-ground south of West Chester.  He attended the Friends Meeting of which his wife was a member.  He was a Republican in politics.  Filled the office of county commissioner one term, often served as a school director, acted many years as a magistrate and was repeatedly called to other local positions.  His wife, with one child John survives him and resides on a beautiful farm of 80 acres situated on the Strasburg road, one mile from West Chester.  Their place is called :Highland Home" and is named from its high location.

John Hannum was a good farmer, and during his life owned several different farms, each of which was much improved under his management.  He had resided but 4 months upon that whereon he died, which he purchased from the executor of Joseph Cope.  Under an assumed abruptness of manner he possessed a kind heart and was often called upon by his neighbors for advice and assistance.  (there is included a line drawing of Highland Home)