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Subject: Re: [BRE] MORRISON COVE/LAUREL MESSENGER...is this the post?
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 03:57:29 EDT
In a message dated 8/28/2005 10:36:20 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> where "Morrison's
> Cove" had been located, and the early settlers of that region, etc.
Is this it? Other posts about some families were made in 2004.
> Subject: MORRISON'S COVE/BEDFORD CO.,PA.
> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 07:18:59 EDT
> Coincidentally, while recently reviewing copies of the wonderful
> NEFF NEWS (Vol.IV,#2...May 1994, pp1 & 6..edited by Bill Neff & Dr. John
> Murray), in conjunction with an article regarding "Jacob Neff's Mill of
> Cove".....a description of the place is given as follows:
> "Roaring Springs, Pennsylvania is today a sleepy borough located in Taylor
> Township, Blair County. (Formed from Huntingdon, Bedford Cos.,PA in
> 1846...added by RLH)
> In 1755 it was known as Morrison's Cove and the site of one of the earliest
> Church of the Brethren (Dunkard) settlements in West Central Pennsylvania.
> greater portion of the area was almost unexplored until 1754 when the Penns
> purchased these lands from the Indians. Morrison's Cove ..or just the "Cove"
> as the Brethren settlement was known... was located on the Frankstown Branch
> the Juniata River. This is now about 30 miles west of where the Frankstown
> Branch joins the Little Juniata near Huntingdon and Alexandria. The
> of the two rivers was the site of the 1782 Mennonite settlement in the
> Alexandria/Petersburg area........"
> Sorry, Annette, I didn't come across this prior to your recent visit to that
> locale looking for your people in the Morrison's Cove area.:>)
> Rosalie Lucas Hartinger
> Gulfport, Florida