John Hannum, son of Col John Hannum, was born 6-8-1768 and married Sarah Jackson, b 7-2-1779, dau of James and Mary Cloud Jackson, of West Marlborough, descended on the paternal side from Isaac Jackson, the immigrant. To John and Sarah Jackson Hannum were born 8 children; Mary, Married Abiah Cope; John; James; Elizabeth; Sarah married to Daniel Meredith; Alice, married to Joseph Parke; Martha Ann; and Jonathan C; of whom Sarah and James are the only survivors. Their father, John, d.8-21-1822 and their mother Sarah 2-8-1853. Of these 8 children, John the second son b 7 -28-1802 and was married 1-13-1859 to Ann P, daughter of Abner Hannah Pierce Hoopes, b 5-25-1818. John died 8-12-1871 and was the first person interred in the Friends' new burial-ground south of West Chester. He attended the Friends Meeting of which his wife was a member. He was a Republican in politics. Filled the office of county commissioner one term, often served as a school director, acted many years as a magistrate and was repeatedly called to other local positions. His wife, with one child John survives him and resides on a beautiful farm of 80 acres situated on the Strasburg road, one mile from West Chester. Their place is called :Highland Home" and is named from its high location.
John Hannum was a good farmer, and during his life owned
several different farms, each of which was much improved under his
management. He had resided but 4 months upon that whereon he died,
which he purchased from the executor of Joseph Cope. Under an assumed
abruptness of manner he possessed a kind heart and was often called upon by
his neighbors for advice and assistance. (there is included a line
drawing of Highland Home)