History of Buck's County

History of Buck's County

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...18,488 acres. The whole of this township and Solebury, in early time, was called Buckingham, being a favorite name with our first worthy proprietor, Wlnnisn PENN. The name was first given to the township and borough now called Bristol, but transferred here perhaps about the year-----, before CuTLEn's re-survey; by which it appears that the two townships were divided by a northwest line from the lower corner of TnouAl and Joan Bva's tract, and extending to the upper corner of RAsnAu.BLAcssnm1: 'a tract. " It appears by an enumeration of the inhabitants taken in 1784, that Buckingham contained 173 dwelling hcuses,188 out-houses, 1,173 white inhabitants, and 13 blacks. " The first settlers generally came from England, and were of the middle rank, and chiefly Friends. Many of them had at first settled at the Falls, but soon after removed back, as it was then called, into the woods. As they came away in the reigns of Charles, James, and William and Anne, they brought with them, not only the industry, frugality, and strict doIlesllo discipline of their education, but also a portion of those high-toned political impressions that then prevailed in England. Many of the early settlers had been educated in what may, with some propriety, be termed good style; though not great scholars, yet were great men. " At that early period, when our forefathers were building log houses, barns, and sheds for stables, and clearing new land, and fencing it chiefly with poles or brush, it has been laid that a hearty, sincere good will for each other generally prevailed among them. They all stood occasionally in need of the help of their neighbors, who were often situated at some distance through the woods. "As money was...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980344
  • 9781236980342