Author: Robert Walter Smith

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781362641124

Category: History

Page: 786

View: 6018

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

A Genealogical and Biographical History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Author: Thomas Cushing

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 0806306866

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 584

View: 797

"Allegheny County in southwestern Pennsylvania was for many years a staging area of westward migration. Thousands of early pioneers passed through it and thousands more stayed. Representatives of many of these early settlers, perhaps the majority, are immortalized in this work in genealogical and biographical sketches. The sketches, numbering approximately 2,250 and naming a total of 50,000 related persons, generally treat subjects who were born in the early nineteenth century, with reference to immediate forebears of the late eighteenth century. The sketches typically mention the date and place of birth and marriage of the principal subject, the place of birth of his parents and often grandparents, sometimes the name of the first ancestor in America, and details of religion, education, military service, occupation, home, and residence" -- publisher website (December 2008).

History of Jefferson county, Pennsylvania

Author: K.M. Scott

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5882464404

Category: History

Page: 828

View: 1364

With illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers.

A Biographical History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Author: Samuel P. Bates,Samuel Penniman Bates

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 0806306769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 7

View: 9823

This useful offprint contains biographical sketches of approximately 800 southwestern Pennsylvania residents. The sketches are of Greene County families predominantly, though unavoidably some sketches concern families of Washington or Fayette County provenance. The biographies are conveniently arranged in alphabetical order within township and borough and generally treat subjects who were born in the early nineteenth century, with reference to immediate forebears of the late eighteenth century. Typical sketches mention the date and place of birth and marriage of the biographee; the name of his wife and the names of his children; names with dates and places of birth of his parents and often grandparents; sometimes the name of the first ancestor in America; and details of religion, education, military service, occupation, home, and residence.

History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

Author: John Newton Boucher

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 9781230381510


Page: 322

View: 7279

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...Young was a master of seven languages, and one or two of these at least were acquired when he was quite advanced in years. He wrote and translated Latin with perfect fluency, and was equally proficient in the French language. At one time while he was on the bench a Frenchman named Victor Noel was arrested and confined in jail in Somerset county for the murder of a man named Pollock, from Ligonier valley. Pollock was a merchant and had been going east with a large amount of money to buy goods, when he was wavlaid by the Frenchman and murdered for his money. Judge Young ex plained the indictment and the whole process of trial to the prisoner in French, . and, after his conviction, sentenced him to be hanged in "the polite and pohsned language of his native land." The residence of Judge Young in Greensburg was on Main street, opposite the present location of the.Methodist church building. From this place he dispensed charity with a lavish hand and there received his friends and indeed all travelers who came, with the most kindly and amiable disposition. An excellent portrait of Judge Young was painted by the renowned artist Gilbert Stuart, who also painted the famous portrait of Washington known as the "Stuart Picture." After the resignation of Judge Young, Thomas White, Esq., an Indiana county lawyer, was commissioned judge of this district, it then being composed of the counties of Westmoreland, Indiana, Armstrong and Cambria. His commission was dated December 13, 1836. Early in 1837 it was read in the Westmoreland county courts and he began his work on the bench. He presided at practically all the courts held in Westmoreland county until 1847, when Jeremiah M. Burrell was appointed and commissioned his successor. Judge...

History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

Including Its Aboriginal History, the Colonial and Revolutionary Periods, Early Settlement and Subsequent Growth, Organization and Civil Administration, the Legal and Medical Professions, Internal Improvements, Past and Present History of Williamsport, Manufacturing and Lumber Interests, Religious, Educational and Social Development, Geology and Agriculture, Military Record, Sketches of Boroughs, Townships and Villages, Portraits and Biographies of Pioneers and Representative Citizens, Etc., Etc

Author: John Franklin Meginness

Publisher: Heritage Books

ISBN: 0788404288

Category: Lycoming County (Pa.)

Page: 1268

View: 5497

Beginning with the region's "Aboriginal Occupation" (dating back into the early 17th century), the text chronicles the settlement and development of the county through the book's first publication in 1892. The last ten chapters--more than 500 pages--contain biographical sketches of prominent residents; surnames include Allen, Artley, Bailey, Baker, Bastian, Bennett, Crawford, Fague, Gamble, Hall, Harris, Hay(e)s, Hill, King, Lundy, Marshall, Metzger, Miller, Reed, Smith, Thomas, Weaver, Wilson and many others. M0428HB - $166.00