Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Who? Scotch Irish Pioneers In Maryland


Owls At The Salisbury Zoo In Wicomico County, Maryland


Scotch Irish Pioneers in Ulster and America By Charles Knowles Bolton

"Before 1690 there were three and perhaps four congregations in Somerset County which then included Worcester County, Maryland with their meetinghouses at Snow Hill (1684 ), Manokin, Wicomico and Rehoboth. These places lie south of the present southern boundary of Delaware."




Monday, December 11, 2017

Old Kentucky



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"All of Kentucky history is not confined within the geographical limits of the State In a large measure, Missouri character in the early days was but an outgrowth of Kentucky character, for Missouri is a part of Kentucky as Kentucky is a part of Virginia. The three States stand in the relation of mother daughter and granddaughter."





Monday, December 4, 2017

Washington Nearly Worsted


Near Historic National Road (Western Pennsylvania)

From The Plains of Abraham by Brian Connell:


 ...just after sunset on a lowering December day, the weary young giant rode into the clearing before Fort Le Boeuf. Legardeur de St. Pierre received them civilly, but George was very nearly worsted in the encounter. He had no French, was a novice in Indian affairs, and almost had the Indians with him suborned by his adversary.

....As to the summons you send me to retire, I do not think myself obliged to obey it. On the return journey Washington and Gist barely escaped with their lives. ...making for the post of an English trader named Frazier on the Monongahela. Near an Indian village with the ominous name of Murthering Town, they were shot at.G.W. back to Williamsburg in January 1754.



Monday, November 27, 2017

Early Records In Niagara


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Is my Mary (maiden name unknown) Howard who was born in Canada circa 1791, hiding in plain sight in these records?