History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania; Including Its Early Settlement, Its Erection Into a Separate County, Its Subsequent Growth and Development, Sketches of Its Boroughs, Villages and Townships ... Biographies of Many of Its

History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania; Including Its Early Settlement, Its Erection Into a Separate County, Its Subsequent Growth and Development, Sketches of Its Boroughs, Villages and Townships ... Biographies of Many of Its

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...a descendant of this pioneer family, and the second son born to his parents, left his native state with his family in 1838, and took up a quarter-section of land in South Beaver township, this county, where he followed blacksmithing and hotel keeping. Moving to Youngstown, Ohio, he remained there a short timeand then returned to the farm known then as " Black Hawk Postotfice." He married Mary Weascott, whose ancestors came from Massachusetts, and six children were given them. W. H., the eldest son was born in 1823, near the old "Stamping Ground " occupied by his early ancestors. The father died at the age of eighty-TOUT years, his widow at the age of eightynine. Our subject learned the trade of his forefathers, which he has followed, together with other pursuits, to the present time, and for the past thirty years he has been engaged in steamboat engineering. During the war he curried supplies for northern soldiers, operating in the south. For the past twenty-two years his present place has been his home, and in his absence the "River View Hotel" is conducted by Mrs. Briggs. He was married in 1846 to Deborah, daughter of Joseph, and sister of Captain Stockdale, of Allegheny county. Their children are Joseph S., Elizabeth A. (now Mrs. Johnson), Flora B. (in Des Moines, Iowa), and George E. The family are members of the Christian church. Mr. Briggs is a Republican. R. J. BRITTAIN, physician, New Galilee, was born in Beaver (now Lawrence) county, in 1838. James, his father, a farmer by occupation, was born in this county in 1803 and died in 15-L8; he married Jane.cChesnev, by whom he had four children, our subject being the second son. The grandfather: Jeremiah, who was Scotch-Irish. located in this...show more

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  • Paperback | 428 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 757g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933486
  • 9781236933485