Isaac Few
1664-1734
by Ken Freeman

Isaac Few was born to Richard Few and Jane Whitfield in Wiltshire, England in 1664. He was their fifth child.

Isaac's mother died on the 24th of April 1674 when he was ten years old.

He immigrated to America with his father and Julian____________, his father's second wife in 1682. His two surviving brothers and one sister remained in England. He was eighteen when they arrived in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

The Few family were Quakers. They settled in a Quaker province. Whether they left England to escape religious persecution or not is unknown.

Isaac's father died in 1688. His father willed to him 220 acres in Chester County and a 10 acre lot in the Schuylkil section of Philadelphia.

Isaac was a weaver by trade but he was appointed constable of Chester Township on the 13th of March 1694 and remained in that position until the 8th of July 1696.

Isaac married Hannah Stanfield on the 27th of January 1699. He was thirty-five and Hannah was sixteen. Hannah was the sixth child of Francis Stanfield and Grace_______. She was a first generation American born in 1683 the year of her parent's arrival in Pennsylvania.

Isaac and Hannah's first child was Richard born on the 26th of February 1700. He married Mrs. Betty C. Booth.

Their second child was Isaac, born on the 20th of April 1701. HE married Jane Evans. He died in 1776.

According to the county surveys of 1703, Isaac owned 600 acres in Brandywine, Pennsylvania.

Their third child was James, born on the 28th of December 1703. He married first: Dorcas Mathews, and second: Frances ______. He died in 1787.

Their fourth child was Elizabeth, born on the 2nd of December 1705. She married William White.

Their fifth child was Daniel, born on the 25th of January 1706. He married Esther Howell. He died in 1761.

Isaac and Hannah moved their family from Chester Township to Kennet in Newark County, Pennsylvania on the 3rd of November 1708. They were one of the first families to settle the new town.

Their sixth child was Joseph, born on the 20th of June 1708. He married Mary Aston on the 18th of September 1733. He died on the 15th of November 1762.

Isaac sold 180 acres in Chester County to a Mr. John Faucett as recorded on the 16th of February 1709.

Their seventh child was William, born on the 16th of May 1714. He married Mary Wheeler in 1743. William represented Georgia in the Philadelphia Convention and was a signer of the Constitution of the United States of America. He died on the 27th of July 1794.

Isaac and Hannah's eighth child was Francis, born on the 13th of June 1719. He married Rebecca Baker in 1743. He died in 1754.

Their ninth child was Samuel, born on the 25th of January 1722. Nothing more is know of him.

Isaac Few died on the 22nd of October 1734. His son James obtained letters of administration on his estate upon posting a $1500 bond and securities: Daniel Webb and John Pasomom.

It is not known, at this time, when Hannah died.

Isaac and Hannah Stanfield Few were my sixth great-grandparents.



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Sources:
National Archives Genealogy labs: Atlanta, Georgia and Fort Worth, Texas
Buffington/Few Archives

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