A Genealogical Record of One Branch of the Donaldson Family in America: Descendants of Moses Donaldson, who Lived in Huntingdon County, Penn., in 1770

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Press of the F. J. Heer Printing Company, 1916 - 332 pages
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Page 13 - The Scotch-Irish in America, by Henry Jones Ford, we learn: "In 1609, six years after the accession of James VI. of Scotland to the English throne as James I. in...
Page 18 - ... was filed in the State Department, but unfortunately they are not now complete, the returns for the states of Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Virginia having been destroyed when the British burned the Capitol at Washington during the War of 1812.
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Page 39 - I hereby appoint sole executrix of this my last will and testament ; hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
Page 18 - The First Census of the United States (1790) comprised an enumeration of the inhabitants of the present states of Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. A complete set of the schedules for each state, with a summary for the counties, and in many...
Page 39 - Signed, sealed published and declared by the above named James Miller to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator.
Page 10 - The right of primogeniture, moreover, together with the weakness of the laws to reach inaccessible countries, and more inaccessible men, had, in the revolution of centuries, converted these natural principles of connexion between the chieftain and his people into the most sacred ties of human life.
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Page 10 - was adjusted with great nicety, and made to surround the waist in great plaits or folds, and was firmly bound round the loins with a leathern belt in such a manner that the lower side fell down to the middle of the knee joint, and then, while there were the foldings behind, the cloth was double before.

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