NameMary Simpson MAGARGLE 117,118
Birth8 Aug 1816, Philadelphia, PA115,117,383
Death5 Aug 1905, Andora, MD:Cecil118,249
Burial8 Aug 1905, Cherry Hill, MD:Cecil150,249
Burial MemoCherry Hill UMC (N39:39.803, W075:51.068)
RemarksDeath Certificate, Will
FatherPerry MAGARGLE (1785-1849)
MotherElizabeth SIMPSON (1785-1881)
Misc. Notes
At her death, the 218 acre farm known as “Whitehall” was split and sold to her sons Samuel and Daniel in a sale that her will dictated.302
(Main house at White Hall is located at N39° 40.383’, W75° 51.465’, elev 344 ft)

Mrs Mary S Arbuckle
Mrs Mary S Arbuckle, an aged and esteemed lady of the Fourth district, widow of the late Daniel Arbuckle, died at the home of her son, Daniel Arbuckle, near Andora, on Saturday last, from paralysis, with which she was stricken several weeks previous. Mrs Arbuckle was 89 years of age, and for many years had been a consistent and active member of the Cherry Hill M E Church. Four sons survive her -- Paul Arbuckle, of the railway mail service between New York and Washington; Philip R Arbuckle, of Cherry Hill; Daniel T, and Samuel Arbuckle, of Andora.
Her funeral was Tuesday afternoon from the residence of her son, Daniel T Arbuckle, with services at Cherry Hill M E Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetary.249
(Cherry Hill UMC is located at N39° 39.803’, W75° 51.068’, elev 272 ft)

Tombstone indicates date of death as 4-Aug, while death certificate and Obituary indicates 5-Aug. I am listing latter date for now [[PDA 6-Apr-2001]]

Paul Taylor Arbuckle showed this surname as “Megargel”, but all official records that I have and her mother’s tombstone show it as “Magargle” [[PDA 15-Jan-2000]]

Birth year listed as 1815 in 1900 Census. Based on other data, believe this is probably incorrect. 1900 Census shows her as living with her son Philip137, though her obituary says she died at her son Daniel’s house.
Birth22 Sep 1813, Frankford, PA:Philadelphia328
Death4 Aug 1891, Andora, MD:Cecil
BurialCherry Hill, MD:Cecil
Burial MemoCherry Hill UMC cemetery
FatherDaniel ARBUCKLE (~1769-1859)
MotherEster/Esther MILLER (1776-1844)
Misc. Notes
Name listed as “Daniel C” on his son Philip’s death certificate.383

1830 Census, PA, Philadelphia Co, Bristol Twnshp, p 131
Daniel ARBUCKLE, 1 male 15-19, 1 male 50-59, 1 female 15-19, 1 female 50-59
NOTE: Philip A RICKARDS lived next door to Daniel, 2 males 20-29, 1 female <5, 1 female 20-29

1840 Census, PA, Philadelphia Co, Bristol Twnshp, p 188
Daniel ARBUCKLE, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 60-69

Based on Montgomery Co Tax records, between Mar 1843 and Nov 1843, Daniel Arbuckle “moved” into Lower Merion Township. He consistently appears in Montgomery Co Tax records through April, 1845, but he does not appear on the Oct, 1846 records. “John Metecroft” appears in the same tax records for the same period, in the same Twp as Daniel.

In 1845, Daniel and John Meadowcroft purchased a lot (as tenants in common) situated between the Schuylkill River and the Manayunk Canal.432 When John Meadowcroft died in early May 1850, Daniel bought out John’s share of this property from John’s estate.430 Two months later in 1850, Daniel and Philip Ricards purchased an adjacent lot (as tenants in common) situated between the Schuylkill River and the Manayunk Canal, a “piece” of the “Manayunk Bridge” was apparently located on one edge of this property.433

1850 Census, PA, Philadelphia Co, Upper Manayunk Ward, p 116, dwelling 541, family 579
Daniel ARBUCKLE, age 37, male, Manufacturer, born in PA
Mary Arbuckle, age 34, female, born in PA
Saml Arbuckle, age 5, male, born in PA
Esther Arbuckle, age 3, female, born in PA
Danl J Arbuckle, age 9/12, male, born in PA
Daniel Arbuckle, age 76, male, born in Ireland
Biddy Bristling(?), age 29, female, born in Ireland

In 1850, the largest spinning plant in Manayunk was Daniel Arbuckle’s plant, which produced 350,000 pounds of spun cotton.578

A McElroy’s Philadelphia Directory, 1853
Arbuckle, Daniel, gentleman, Main above Green Lane (Manayunk)

A McElroy’s Philadelphia Directory, 1854
ARBUCKLE & RICARDS, cotton and woollen manuf, above Toll Bridge (Manayunk)
Arbuckle, Daniel, gentleman, Main above Green Lane (Manayunk)

Daniel purchased a 217 acre farm in Cecil County, MD, in 1854.290 This property became the subject of multiple future transactions, as documented in Cecil County land records.291,294,295 In one curious transaction, Daniel sells the farm to Hiram McCullough, who just sells it back to Daniel’s wife Mary on the same day for the same price.294,295 Apparently the farm passed directly to Mary without probate upon Daniel’s death -- upon Mary’s death, the terms of her will forced the farm to be split and sold. Her sons Samuel and Daniel became the buyers.302 Today, the main house of this farm is a Bed & Breakfast (see pictures).301
(Main house at White Hall is located at N39° 40.383’, W75° 51.465’, elev 344 ft)

1858 Philadelpha Directory
Arbuckle, Daniel, manuf Canal, house Main (Manayunk)

1860 Census, PA, Philadelphia Co, 21st Ward, Leverington PO, p 867, dwelling 546, family 579, 18-Jun-1860
Daniel ARBUCKLE, age 45, male, Manufacturer, real estate value $14000, personal estate value $133000, born in PA
Mary S, age 43, female, real estate value $12000, born in PA
Samuel, age 14, male, real estate value $9000, born in PA
Daniel, age 7, male, born in PA
Paul T, age 5, male, born in PA
Philip R, age 3, male, born in PA
Mary H, age 8/12, female, born in PA
Mary McCarren, age 39, female, servant, born in PA
Mary E Lewis, age 19, female, servant, born in PA

Cohen’s Philadelphia City Directory, 1860
Daniel is shown as owner of one the “Factories of the Largest Class”, said factory being the Eagle Mill.435 In same directory, listing reads, “Arbuckle Danl. & Co., Eagle Factory on Canal above Manayunk.”436

In 1860, Daniel Arbuckle had added looms to his spinning mill and was able to weave a million yards of cassimeres in his expanded facilities. For these blended fabrics he purchased $90,000 of woolen yarn in the census year, more than a third of the Manayunk total output.578

Unknown 1860 Philadelphia directory lists a Daniel as follows, “manuf (Canal), Myk, home (Washington), Myk” where the parenthetical words are street names and “Myk” is Manayunk. [copy viewed by Paul T Arbuckle, 2-Oct-99].

A McElroy’s Philadelphia Directory, 1864
Arbuckle, Daniel, manuf Canal bk, Manayunk, house Washington, Manayunk

Daniel manufactured woolen blankets and cloth at Manayunk, PA and did an extensive business during the Civil War making army blankets and cloth for officer uniforms.6

“Daniel...was born in Montgomery Co, PA, where in mature years he was engaged in the manufacture of woolen and cotten cloth, having a trade that extended to different parts of the country. Until 1869 his home continued to be in Philadelphia, but he then removed to Maryland and settled on the place now occupied by his son and namesake [Daniel Thomas]. He took no active part in politics aside from voting the Republican ticket at elections. In the years of his residence here [in Cecil County, MD] his honorable and straightforward course won for him the confidence of the people, and it was felt that a good man had passed away when, in 1891, his eyes were closed in death. He was then seventy-eight years of age. By his marriage to Mary S Magargle, of Philadelphia, he had five children, four of whom are living, namely: Samuel J; Daniel T; Paul T, of District No 4, Cecil County; and Philip, who resides at Cherry Hill.”415
“...for thirty-three years engaged in the manufacture of cotton and woolen goods. On retiring from active life he came to District No 3, Cecil County, where the last twenty-four years of his life were passed.”415 [[this means that Daniel was in the cloth manufacturing business from 1834 to 1867, moving to Cecil Co in 1867]]

1867 Cecil Co Assessments, 4th Dist
Arbuckle, Dan’l Jr; 217 acres; House ($7744),addition to Barn ($200), Personal property ($215)

1869 Cecil Co Assessments, 4th Dist
Arbuckle, Dan’l Jr; 218 acres; Brick dwelling ($13080),Personal property ($1205)

1870 Census, MD, Cecil Co, 4th Election District, Fair Hill PO, page 33, dwelling 267, family 257 (9-Jun-1870)
ARBUCKLE, Danl R; age 56, male, farmer, real estate $14000, personal estate $1800, born in PA
Mary S; age 53, female, keeps house, born in PA
P Thurlow; age 15, male, born in PA, attended school in last yr
Philip, age 13, male, born in PA, attended school in last yr
Ella, age 9, female, born in PA, attended school in last yr

In 1874, Daniel and his wife Mary sell property in Manayunk (near the northwestern corner of Main and Gay St) -- apparently this property was security for money that Mary loaned to “Samuel J Arbuckle” (her son?).431

An 1875 map of Manayunk shows “Eagle Mills” located on the Schuylkill River (lower center of map). See Media page at <>.

Listed as a patron in the Illustrated Atlas of Cecil County, 1877, (improperly as “David”) “with 220 acres, from PA, settled in 1869.” Also, a sketch of his house appears in this publication.

1880 Census for Cecil Co, MD:
Daniel Arbuckle, 66, Head of household, Farmer
Mary S Arbuckle, 64, Wife
Daniel Arbuckle, 27, son, married, work on farm
Paul T Arbuckle, 24, son, single, clerk in dry goods store
Kate M Arbuckle, 23, daughter-in-law, married (wife of Daniel, 27)
Ella M Arbuckle, 19, daughter, single
Samuel J Arbuckle, 5, Grandson, single
Flora Murrey, 9, adopted, single
Eliza McGargle, 95, Mother-in-Law, widow, boarder115

Cecil Whig, Saturday, February 7, 1891: A Second Golden Wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Arbuckle, another venerable and highly esteemed couple of this county celebrated their golden wedding at their home near Andora on Monday last. They were the recipient of the congratulations of a large number of relatives and friends. Mr. Arbuckle who is a native of Pennsylvania came to this county in 1869, having been married to Mary S. McGargle in February 1841 in Frankford, near Philadelphia. Soon after their marriage they removed to Manayunk where Mr. Arbuckle entered into a partnership with J. Meadowcroft for the manufacture of cotton and woolen fabrics. Afterward he engaged in the same business under the firm name of Arbuckle & Richards, until removing to this county and purchasing the valuable property on which he resides. Mr. and Mrs. Arbuckle are the parents of nine children four of whom are living and were present at their anniversary; Samuel J. Arbuckle, Daniel L., Paul Thurlow, and Philip R. Arbuckle, with seven grandchildren, Ella, William R., Esther, Annie, Samuel J., Philip M., and Pauline Arbuckle. Mr. Arbuckle has attained his seventy seventh year, while Mrs. Arbuckle is two years his junior.371

OBITUARY (Cecil Democrat)248
Daniel Arbuckle
On Tuesday night Daniel Arbuckle, an elderly and prosperous farmer, died at his residence near Cherry Hill, in his 79th year.
Mr Arbuckle came to Cecil County from Manayunk, PA about twenty-five years ago, and purchased the farm where he has since resided and where he died. He had amassed a competency in manufacturing cloth, and by judicious management of his farming interests added to it, at the same time making for himself an enviable reputation for integrity in all business affairs.
He leaves a widow and four grown sons, Samuel and Daniel, who are farmers, Philip, who is engaged in the harness business at Cherry Hill, and Thurlow, who is a postal clerk.248

OBITUARY (Cecil Whig)328
Daniel Arbuckle.
This venerable gentleman and valued citizen died Wednesday last, at White Hall, in the Fourth district, the beautiful farm which has been his home for many years, in his seventy-eighth year. Mr. Arbuckle leaves a widow who has been the partner of his joys and cares for more than fifty years, their fiftieth anniversary of wedded life having been observed only a few months ago. Four sons, Samuel J., Daniel T., Paul T., and Philip R. also survive him. Mr. Arbuckle was a native of Pennsylvania, having been born at Frankfort, September 22, 1813. Early in life he became interested in the manufacture of woolen goods. His first association was with John Meadowcroft, but he afterward formed a business alliance with Philip R. Rickard, which continued till the death of Mr. Rickard. The latter gentleman, after amassing a competency, quit active work and came to this county about fifty years ago. He built the handsome residence now occupied by Mr. George Simcoe near Bay View, and resided there till his death. Mr. Arbuckle, who was also Mr. Rickard’s brother-in-law, remained in Manayunk till about twenty-two years ago, when he also came to Cecil county, and bought the farm where he lived. Mr. Arbuckle ranked among the best farmers, the kindest of neighbors and the most valued of our citizens. His unbounded hospitality, kindly nature, and sterling integrity, endeared him to all with whom he came in contact. By his death the poor and needy have been deprived of a true friend, for his charity was never appealed to in vain, and in it the community has suffered a calamity in the loss of a public spirited citizen. To his family it is irreparable, but in their affliction they have the sincere sympathy of all, and the inestimable comfort of believing that a loving Heavenly Father, who knows and judges the motives of his heart, has given him that rest and peace “which passeth all understanding.” His remains were interred in Cherry Hill Cemetery yesterday.328
(Cherry Hill UMC is located at N39° 39.803’, W75° 51.068’, elev 272 ft)
Marriage2 Feb 1841, Frankford, PA:Philadelphia371
ChildrenCelia Ann (Died as Child) (1841-1843)
 Samuel John (1845-1916)
 Esther Miller (Died as Child) (1846-1850)
 Daniel Perry (Died as Child) (1849-1850)
 Daniel Thomas (1852-1927)
 Paul Thurlow (1854-1919)
 Philip Ricards (1856-1933)
 Mary Hughes (Died as Child) (1859-1860)
 Ella May (Died before age 25) (1861-1882)
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