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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...the Revolution and arose to the rank of major. He. afterwards founded the town of Parkersburg, West Virginia. His sister, Agnes, married Wlilliami Denny, and their son, Ebenezer, was the first Mayor of Pittsburg. William Armstrong was a brother of General John-Armstrong, a lieutenant in Colonel John Armstrong's battalion in 1755, and a captain in the Kittaning Expedition in 1764. John Armstrong was one of the founders of Carlisle, and the most distinguished of the Cumberland Valley leaders in the Indian R/ars. His son, Jolm, author of the famous Newburg letter in 1783, was Secretary of War in President Madison's cabinet at the beginning of the Var of 1812. Through him. the..stdr family secured a Revolutionary ancestry. Thomas Vilson's son, James Armstrong Wilson, was a captain in the Revolution and an eminent lawver. Rowland Chambers was a prominent Presbyterian in Donegal as early as 1722;. he afterward kept a ferry below Harris' at Steelton, and was the first settler at the village of Middlesex. His son, John, inherited the mill property and founded the village. One of Patrick Davidson's sons, George, removed to North Carolina, and was the father of General Villiam Davidson. William B. McClure, the eminent lawyer and jurist, of Pittsburg, was descended from John McClure, of Carlisle, and Charles McClure, another descendant, wasva member of the Legislature in 1835, and Secreary of the Commonwealth, 1843-5. Probably no officer of the Revolution was more intensely American in his environment than General Thompson. Not only was his wife a sister of George Ross, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, but one of her sisters married George Read, another Signer, while one of his sisters became the...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984293
  • 9781236984296