Tag: Pennsylvania

George Allabaugh of Crawford Township, Coshocton County, Ohio

George Allabaugh and his son-in-law John Dial, arrived in Crawford Township, in time to be on the tax rolls in 1827 and are listed one after the other on the 1830 census. George's household held himself and his wife, both between age 60 and 70. John's included himself and his …

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Elizabeth Boyd of Edendoit, County Tyrone, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

On July 21, 1908, a postcard was sent to William Boyd of Edendoit, Pomeroy, County Tyrone, Ireland, from his daughter Elizabeth in Philadelphia. It read ...

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Arthur Hannigan of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In 1943, Mr Arthur Hannigan of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, received a letter from from Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland. Does the Hannigan family have roots in County Waterford?

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Evaline B Jeralds of Yalesville, Connecticut

In September 1882, Miss E B Jeralds of Yalesville, Connecticut, received a letter from someone in Wilmore, Pennsylvania. What can we find out about Miss Jeralds and her correspondent in Wilmore?

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James and Jennie Patterson of Washington County, Pennsylvania

On August 9, 1912, Miss J L Patterson, of Washington County, Pennsylvania, received a post card from her brother Jim postmarked South Euclid, Ohio. The message read ...

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William and Samuel Arlidge Family Trees

Brief family trees for William Arlidge of Deddington, Oxfordshire, and New Brighton, Pennsylvania, and his son Samuel Arlidge.

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Samuel Arlidge, of Deddington, Weedon Bec, and Nether Heyford, England

On July 18, 1870, a letter edged in black was mailed from Weedon, Northamptonshire, England. A handwritten note on the back says that it was received in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, on August 4, 1870. Who sent this letter, and what news did it probably contain?

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William Arlidge of Deddington, England, and New Brighton, Pennsylvania

On August 4, 1870, Mr William Arlidge of New Brighton, Pennsylvania, received a letter edged in black from Weedon, Northamptonshire, England. Who sent William this letter, and what sad news prompted its sending?

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A Third Side in the American Civil War

Jacob Snider of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, was born June 10, 1826, in Bavaria . . . His experience during the American Civil War shows that there was a third way of looking at things during this time in our country's history. I will let his grandson tell the story:

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Henry "Harry" Billups, Pittsburgh, 1890

Henry Billups was last known to be alive in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in January and February 1890.

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Harry and Agnes (Gratton) Billups, Letters

The documents section of this website has a transcription of thirty-five letters sent by Henry "Harry" Billups and his wife Agnes Gratton from Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, to Agnes' sister Emily Hall in Derbyshire, England.

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Joseph Kern of Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Joseph Kern of Greensburg, Pennsylvania—Methodist or Lutheran?

The Hamilton Family and the 1889 Johnstown Flood

In 1889 my great grandparents Joseph and Eckie Hamilton were living in and managing a boarding house at 136 Jackson Street, Johnstown, Pennsylvania. On May 31 of that year the Johnstown Flood hit the city taking 2209 lives, the greatest one day loss of life on U.S. soil until September 11, 2001.

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Mary Ann Snider, Reminiscences

An introduction to the reminiscences of Mary Ann (Kiel) Snider, from an unpublished typescript of Jacob S Royer.

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Patrick McQuaid, Jacob Kern, George W Kern, of Greensburgh, PA, Indenture Papers

Below is a transcription of the indenture papers of Patrick McQuaid, apprentice to Jacob S and George W Kern in Greensburgh, Pennsylvania, beginning April 30, 1827.

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The Wallace Sisters, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1872

On Friday August 30, 1872, the Wallace Sisters appeared in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, most likely at Johnstown's theater, the Union Hall, at the corner of Washington and Franklin streets. The photograph accompanying this article probably has been in my family ever since that date ...

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Branch River Journal
Most of the information here is about my family or my wife’s, or about families with ties to Cleveland, Ohio, or the area near Rostrevor and Kilkeel in County Down, Ireland. There are also some unrelated families included that I came across. Whatever the case, I hope the material is helpful in your own research.
-- Ed Hamilton