John Scravendyke1

#18335, (circa 1807 - 2 February 1868)


Lucy Gertrude Whelan b. c 1815, d. 1888
Children 1.William Scravendyke2 (c 1833 - )
 2.Mary Scravendyke2 (c 1838 - )
 3.Frances Josephine Scravendyke8 (c 1840 - 1841)
 4.Catherine Gertrude Scravendyke2 (c 1842 - 1864)
 5.John Scravendyke Jr.2 (c 1846 - )
 6.James F Scravendyke2 (c 1846 - 1900)
Birth*circa 1807He was born circa 1807 at PennsylvaniaG.2 
Marriage*25 July 1831He married Lucy Gertrude Whelan, daughter of William Whelan and Catherine _____, on 25 July 1831 at St. Augustine Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.3 
2 August 1850He and Lucy Gertrude Whelan appeared on the census of 2 August 1850 at Spruce Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.4 
29 January 1858He left a will on 29 January 1858 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.5 
24 March 1863In William Whelan's will dated 24 March 1863, John Scravendyke was named as an executor.6 
Death*2 February 1868He died on 2 February 1868 at Pennsylvania.7 
Burial*5 February 1868He was buried on 5 February 1868 at St. Mary's Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.7 


  1. [S1663] Early Pennsylvania Catholic Church Records, compiled by Barbara Brady O'Keefe, online, William Whelan and Catharine Whelan, Catholics, marr. 29 Oct 1807; witnesses Mrs. Black and Michael Colebert. Citing Journal of the American Catholic Historical Society, Vol. 1 and Vol. 13 (1902), "Marriages at St. Augustine's Catholic Church."
  2. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S1663] Early Pennsylvania Catholic Church Records, Barbara Brady O'Keefe, online, John Scravendyke and Lucy Gertrude Whelan, marr. 25 Jul 1831; witnesses Joseph Donath, Rev. John Hughes, Susan Whelan and Peter Scravendyke. Citing Journal of the American Catholic Historical Society, Vol. 1 and Vol. 13 (1902), "Marriages at St. Augustine's Catholic Church."
  4. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. John Scravendyke (43), b. PA, grocer, real estate value $10000; Lucy (33), b. PA. Also (all b. Ireland) Mary Kane (21), Ann Kelly (18), Thomas Casey (28), William Dougherty (18), John Dougherty (12), Catherine Dougherty (8).
  5. [S1665] John Scravendyke (29 Jan 1858), Will and Probate of John Scravendyke, Philadelphia Court (1868) No. 91, online
  6. [S1664] William Whelan (March 1863), Will and Probate of William Whelan, Philadelphia Court (1863) No. 536, online 1. Names daughters Susan C. Whelan and Amelia A. Brady as Executors and Administrators, and assigns his house at 623 Spruce Street to the family residing there, viz. Susan, Frances and Amelia; the children of Amelia; and niece Nancy. 2. Annuity of $300 to niece Nancy Whelan. 3. Income from the estate for one year to daughters Susan and Amelia. 4. Residual of estate, one-eighth to each of four children, viz. son William Whelan and daughters Elizabeth R. Edwards, Susan C. Whelan and Amelia A. Brady; one-eighth part in trust for dau. Lucy G. Scravendyke; one-eighth part in trust for daughter Frances J. Whelan; one-eighth part to Catherine Feran, daughter of deceased wife; one-eighth part, in equal parts, in trust for Catharine Smith and Ellen A. Sheaff, grand daughters of deceased wife. 5. Appoints as Executors son William, son-in-law John Scravendyke, daughters Susan and Amelia, and friend Thomas Feran. Witnesses John C. Mitchell and George W. Shepherd.
  7. [S1582] Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915, online, Death registers, 1860-1903, Registration of Deaths 1868, sh. 36, line 25, img. 40/376, Digital Folder 4047758, Vol. 1, p. 36. John Scravendyke, marr., merchant, res. 9th and South St.; d. 2 Feb 1868, age 57, laryngitis; bur. St. Mary's, 5 Feb 1868.
  8. [S1628], online, no image, cites Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Vol. 3. France [sic] Josephine Scravendyke, child of John and Lucie G Scravendyke, d. 1 Sep 1841, age 17 mos., bur. St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Philadelphia PA, sec. D, vault 15. Memorial 161176806, created by Allison.