Robert Ewing1

#19365, (circa 1796 - 11 June 1868)
Father*James Ewing2 (c 1770 - )
Mother*Elizabeth Griffith3 (1770 - 1841)

Family 1

Sarah Davis b. c 1800, d. c 1824
Children 1.John Davis Ewing1 (c 1821 - )
 2.Elizabeth Griffith Ewing1 (c 1823 - )

Family 2

Maria Smith b. s 1799, d. 1838
Children 1.Marie Ewing1 (c 1829 - )
 2.Julia Ewing1 (1831 - 1906)
 3.Thomas Ewing1 (c 1833 - )

Family 3

Caroline Maslin b. c 1808, d. 1848
Children 1.Virginia Ewing+1 (c 1842 - 1922)
 2.Caroline Ewing+1 (c 1844 - 1929)
 3.Athalia Ewing+1 (c 1846 - 1879)
 4.Josephine Mary Ewing5 (c 1847 - 1848)
"Robert Ewing, aged 72. He was a prominent merchant, an importer of Irish linens and had his dry-goods establishment on Chestnut Street, between Second and Third Streets. In 1861, Mr. Ewing was elected Sheriff of Philadelphia on the Democratic ticket, winning his suit against Charles Knight for the contested election. In Catholic affairs the name of Robert Ewing looms large; he was a most active member of St. John's Church."4 
Birth*circa 1796He was born circa 1796 at MarylandG.1 
Marriage*circa 1819He married Sarah Davis circa 1819.5 
Marriage*circa 1827He married Maria Smith circa 1827.5,6 
Marriage*circa 1840He married Caroline Maslin circa 1840.5 
13 August 1850He appeared on the census of 13 August 1850 at Locust Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.7 
2 August 1860He appeared on the census of 2 August 1860 at 23rd Ward, 10th Predinct, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.8 
Death*11 June 1868He died on 11 June 1868 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.5 
1 June 1905He and Caroline Ewing appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 at 48 E. 26th Street, New York, New York.9 


  1. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S228] Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System, online, John Griffith, ancestor A048364, b. MD 1752, d. MD 1799; service as Ensign, Militia under Capt. Keene, and Flying Camp, 7th Regiment, under Col. John Gunby; child Elizabeth marr. James Ewing. Hereinafter cited as D.A.R. GRS.
  3. [S1781] Lineage Book of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Washington, D.C., Vol. 111 (1929), p. 187. John Griffith (1752-1799), father of Elizabeth Griffith (1770-1841). Elizabeth marr. 1792 James Ewing, their son Robert Ewing (1795-1868) marr. 1842 Caroline Maslin (1822-1848) and had dau. Virginia Frances Ewing (1843- ) who marr. Alfred Craven Gibson (1822-1900), online
  4. [S1764] Rev. William J Lallou, "The Vaults in St. John's Churchyard", Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia XXIII:212-248 (1912): P. 229, records of Vault No. 20 of Robert Ewing.
  5. [S1764] Rev. William J Lallou, "Vaults in St. John's Churchyard", P. 229, records of Vault No. 20 of Robert Ewing.
    29 Mar 1838, Mrs. Rebecca Ewing (née Smith), second wife of Robert Ewing.
    29 Jan 1848, Mrs. Caroline M. Ewing (née Maslin), third wife of Robert Ewing.
    26 Jul 1848, Josephine M. Ewing, infant child of Robert Ewing and Caroline Maslin.
    11 Jun 1868, Robert Ewing, aged 72. [see note on his burial]
    11 Feb 1872, Elizabeth Griffith Ewing, aged 49, daughter of Robert Ewing and Sarah Davis, his first wife.
    -- Mar 1875, Mary Miller Gowen, aged 15, daughter of Alfred Gowen and Maria Ewing.
    13 Dec 1892, Thomas S. Ewing, aged 58, son of Robert Ewing and Rebecca Smith.
    01 Aug 1904, John Davis Ewing, aged 34, son of Thomas S. Ewing, a convert Episcopalian minister.
    28 Dec 1907, Julia Grant Ewing, aged 76, daughter of Robert Ewing and Rebecca Smith.
    In this vault also repose the remains of Mrs. Maslin, the mother of the third Mrs. Ewing, and two or three children of Robert Ewing's son, Thomas S., and Sarah Adams.
  6. [S1765] Margaret Ewing Fife, Ewings in Early America, edited by James R. McMichael (Bountiful, Utah: Family History Publishers, 2003), p. 272, naming the wives of Robert Ewing as (1) Elizabeth Davis, mother of the first two children; (2) Maria Smith, mother of the following three children; (3) Caroline Maslin, mother of the last four children, online
  7. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Robert (54), b. MD, merchant, real estate value $12500.
  8. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Robert (60), b. MD, merchant, real estate $18000, personal estate $5000. Also eight servants.
  9. [S31] 1905 New York State Census. John V (60), b. US, stock broker; Caroline (60), b. US.