Submitted by Nadine Holderman
 
DAVID HONEYMAN

David HONEYMAN went from West Virginia where he was born to Fayette County, Pennsylvania, where he married his second wife (Isabella Long) (see Long Bio) and removed about 1827 to Union County Indiana. He wore the conventional dress of Revolutionary times, standing collar, frock over-coat and leggins, all buckskin and a tall beaver hat. Whenever there was a town meeting David Honeyman as a patriotic Democrat took his share. After he removed to Mercer County he kept a very low profile, probably because Mercer was heavily Republican. In the winter of 1864 David and his third wife Jane Noble Honeyman (widow of John S. Noble of Mercer County) led a great wagon train from Union County Indiana to Mercer County, Illinois. The train included the following Honeyman children and their families: Louisa Honeyman, 19; Albert B. Noble, 13; Lewis A. Noble, 11; Charles Noble, 8; Isabelle Honeyman, 4; John Long Honeyman, 39, wife Sarah Jarvis Honeyman, and their children; William Jackson Honeyman, 34, and his children; George Washington Honeyman, age 23, and Caroline Coe Honeyman and Caroline's parents John & Mary Coe, brothers and sisters; William Andrew Jarvis, age 32, wife Rebecca Emma Honeyman Jarvis; Sarah Jane Honeyman Eikenberry, age 36, and her three children. Alexander and James Retherford and their families also accompanied the train. They were related to the Long family. David left a daughter Mary Kennedy in Union County, Indiana, and dropped off another daughter Elizabeth McCann in Joliet, Will County, Illinois on the way to Mercer. David Honeyman died on March 18, 1874 and from his probate we learn he raised apples, made cider, and raised bees for honey. David is buried in New Boston Cemetery beside his daughter Sarah Honeyman Eikenberry

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