An American Family History

The Yerkes, Watts, Lupton and Conklin Families

Ancestors of Eliza Yerkes Fox

Eliza Yerkes Fox's ancestors came to America before 1683 from Germany or the Netherlands and settled in the Manor of Moreland in Pennsylvania. They relocated to Jefferson County, Virginia (now West Virginia) and then moved to Hamilton Township, Butler County, Ohio where Eliza died. Her family went on to Washington Township, Carroll County, Indiana.

Eliza's great great grandfather, the Reverend John Watts, was the well-known pastor of the The Pennepek Baptist Church.

The Luptons and the Conklins were Quakers in Pennsylvania and what is now West Virginia.

Anthony and Margaret Yerkes 1685

Anthony Yerkes
Germantown, Pennsylvania
Manor of Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Anthony Yerkes Home

John Watts and Sarah Eaton 1687

The Reverend John Watts
Sarah Eaton Watts Yerkes
The Pennepek Baptist Church

Lower Dublin Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Pennepek Church

Herman Yerkes and Elizabeth Watts 1711
Manor of Moreland (now Upper Moreland Township),
Philadelphia County (now Montgomery) County, Pennsylvania

Elias Yerkes' Tombstone

Josiah Yerkes and Mary Walton 1747

Moreland Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Click here for the Ancestors of Mary Walton


Joshua Yerkes 1771

Berkeley County, Virginia, which is now Jefferson County, West Virginia

Joseph Lupton and Mercy Twining 1713

Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Frederick County, Virginia which is now Jefferson County, West Virginia

Joseph Lupton and Mary Scarborough Pickering.  

Jacob Conklin Family about 1756

Frederick County, Virginia which is now Jefferson County, West Virginia

Benjamin Lupton and Mary Conklin  

Josiah Yerkes and Sarah Lupton 1805

Jefferson County, Virginia which is now West Virginia
Hamilton Township, Butler County, Ohio
Washington Township, Carroll County, Indiana


DNA match with other descendant in this line.
William Walton
Thomas Walton
Caleb Walton
Mary Walton Yerkes
Josiah Yerkes
Joshua Yerkes
Josiah Yerkes
Eliza Yerkes Fox

John Newton Fox
Eliza Fox Smith
John Elmer Smith
Virginia Smith Miller

Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

©Roberta Tuller 2023
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