History of Lancaster County: To which is Prefixed a Brief Sketch of the Early History of Pennsylvania

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Heritage Books, 1990 - History - 568 pages
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This rare history documents the first settlement of the county and the struggles the pioneers encountered in founding a society there. In chapters ranging over the Indian occupation of Ohio, including Lord Dunmore's War; the Ohio Company; Ohio University; and all the individual townships within Athens County, the author blends historical facts, personal recollections, biographies, and statistics to create a detailed and comprehensive picture of the county's history and growth.
  

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Contents

from the earliest Settlements made in Penn
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CHAPTER II
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Pennsylvania 21 First purchasers embark for America 22 Markhams
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county 34 Penns effort to improve the condition of the natives 35 5
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37 Provincial executives from 1684 to 1699 31 Boundaries of Chester
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gration to America 212 Sieben Taeger Association formed at Ephrata
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with her 38 State of affairs in the province 39 Disquiet among the laii
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66 Penns embarrassment 56 Quitrents 56 Emigration impeded
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CHAPTER V
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THIRD PART
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Seat ot Justice 242 James Annesy 24 Boundaries of townships 244
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First court hold at Postlewhaites 250 Extracts of court records
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255 Conrad Weiser notice of 256 Notes
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Election excitement or violent contest 264 Border frays 265 Townships
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German settlers seized and carried to Baltimore 269 The council send
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286 Martin Meylins house built 286 Church council convoked 287
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SECOND PART
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Consequent emigration of Swiss Germans French and others into America
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number of families 81 Settlements augmented 82 Governor GookUa
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certificates of civil and religious standing 93 By way of Holland
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Settle in Lancaster county J01 Several documents of interest 103 Tra
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the Swiss or Palatines 117 Settlements in different parts of the county 120
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Names of persons naturalized 123 Notice of Slaymakers 127 Conestoga
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quehanna 136 Indians at Conestoga address a letter to Logan 136
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with Ghesaont 169 Ghesaonts reply c 170 Disturbances created
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CHAPTER IV
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memoir of 295 Bart
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Notes of variety
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tion of it c 313 List of the names of pastors 315 Schools and names
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CHAPTER VI
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CHAPTER VII
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touching the usurpation of Parliament in Great Britain 371 Letter from
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Meeting called at Lancaster 378 Subscriptions opened for the relief of
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