- According to Cope, "Richard Truman with Martha his wife, and some children, came from England about 1715 and settled in what is now Montgomery Co., PA. By deed of Nov. 17, 1716, Stephen Jenkins, of Springhead, in the township of Abington, yeoman, nad Abigail his wife . . . conveyed to Richard Truman of Cheltenham townshop, weaver for #105, all that said messuage or tenement and plantation knows by the name of Springhead, together with one hundred and forty acres of land thereunto belonging, in toe township of Abington. This was close to Abington meeting. March 9, 1716-7, Richard Truman, of Abington, weaver, and his wife Martha, mortgaged this property . . . Inn the 5th mo. 1722, Richard Truman took a certificate from Abington to Gwyneed Mo. Mtg. for himself, wife, and mother-in-law (who is not named), and probably settled at this time in what is now Berks County, where he purchards 212 acres of land on ‘Menokejee Creek,' in the township of Olney. Here he made his will, 11, 20, 1729-30, which was proven March 14, 1729-30. Soon after his death his widow, Martha Truman, moved to Philadelphia with some or all of her children, and there died about the 22nd of 6th mo., 1758, at the age of nearly 85 years. and was buried in Friends' ground" (203).