Bedford County , Pennsylvania
Before Bedford

Before Bedford Family Information


Atlee, Barracks, Dunn, Francis, Harlan, McCall's, Phillips, Piper, Viccary/Vickroy, Woods

Sally Huntley has supplied the following Vickroy Family information.

Thomas Vickroy was a settler in Bedford Co., PA circa 1781 or earlier.
His father was from Devon, England but was said to have been of Scottish ancestry.
Thomas served in the Revolutionary War.
His brothers Nathan, George & William are also known to have lived in
Bedford Co., PA after moving from MD.

Thomas Vickroy, born Oct. 19, 1754 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland; the
eldest son of Hugh & Margaret
Phillips / Viccary.* Thomas' first wife was
Francis whom he married in 1777, supposedly in Bedford County, PA.
Thomas & Elizabeth had 5 children:
Joseph (6/22/1780--1822)
Mary (b. 10/14/1783 m. Conrad Piper)
Elizabeth (b. 11/4/1788 m. Rev. John Slick)
Sarah "Sally" (4/19/1791--2/10/1835 m. Michael
Thomas (12/18/1792--1817)
Thomas Jr. has a memorial in the Spring Meadow Quaker Cemetery in Bedford Co., PA.
However, Sarah Ann (Atlee) Vickroy was not his mother as named on the memorial.
Sarah would have been only 12 years old when Thomas, Jr. was born.
Thomas Vickroy Sr. married secondly Sarah Ann Atlee
(daughter of William & Esther Atlee of Lancaster, PA).
Sarah Ann Atlee / Vickroy was born 6/5/1780 & died 9/3/1868.
She & Thomas, Sr. were married 10/27/1796 in Lancaster, PA.
Thomas Vickroy Sr. & Sarah had 13 children together. Their children were:
Dr. William Atlee (1/28/1798--2/13/1864)
Esther Augusta "Hettie" (9/22/1799--11/14/1861)
Edwin Augustus 3/8/1801--5/1/1885)
Charlotte Amelia (1/26/1803--3/26/1873)
Juliana (b. 3/16/1804--died young)
Louisa Elizabeth (b. 3/15/1806--died young)
Harriet (12/18/1807--12/21/1843)
Caroline (3/10/1809--5/10/1879)
Charles (1/20/1814--1834)
Mary Jane (3/22/1816--9/4/1862)
Matilda (1/28/1818--7/26/1871)
Louise (b. 5/20/1820 m. Samuel Barracks 11/4/1854)
George Washington (2/24/1822--11/21/1912)
Thomas Vickroy, Sr. died 6/9/1845 and is buried with Sarah,
his 2nd wife in Spring Meadow Quaker Cemetery in Bedford Co., PA.
Thomas Vickroy seems to have arrived in Bedford Co., PA circa 1777. He was a
Postmaster & Census Enumerator for Bedford Co., PA. He owned land in Alum
Bank & Quemahoning Twp. as well as land in what later became Somerset Co., PA.
The 1800 Census for Bedford Co., PA shows Thomas along with 2 of his
brothers, namely Nathan & William.
Thomas served in the Revolutionary War. He is listed as having served in 7th
Co.; 3rd Battalion; Bedford County Militia---Capt. Wm.
McCall's Co.
Thomas Vickroy , along with George Woods surveyed & laid out the planning for
the City of Pittsburgh, PA. Streets named
Atlee, Harlan, Vickroy, etc. in
Pittsburgh are in memory of this family.

The above information has come via a number of researchers, including:
Brian Ensley, Arnold "Tim" Suter, Ralph Mostoller, Gladys Feicke & Maxine Crabtree
to name but a few. My gratitude to all who have provided data.

* "I have copies of the St Luke's Parish, Queen Ann Co., MD Records which lists Thomas' DOB as Oct. 19, 1754 & his parents as Hugh & Margaret
Viccary. Thomas' surname is also listed as Viccary but he & his siblings seemed to have changed that at some point." - Sally

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