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From: "Judy Florian" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] church logo question
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 03:13:56 -0400
Isn't Brothersvalley in Bedford Co? If so, it's mid-central Pa in the
Washington Co, Greene Co, and Fayette Co form SW Pa.
If you have time, does the book mention surnames ANTHONY, LANE or
LEHN, SEPTER? I also have BAKER (Beckar) and BAIL but no exact dates
except grown children by 1790.
On 6/30/08, <> wrote:
> I've been reading "Two Centuries of Brothersvalley Church of the Brethren 1762 1962" by H. Austin Cooper over the past week or so. Cooper specifically talks about the mustering of Brethren youth during the time of the Revolutionary War. He states that "Young Dunkers flocked to the Drill Grounds. . .", this despite "great wrath from the fathers of the Church and parents of many of the youth." According to Cooper, "The desire was so great amonth the young men of the settlement and the flame had been fanned so high by the Indian trepidations . . .that the Brothers Valley Militia leaped into existence."
> Cooper says, "At least nineteen sons of these staunch Brethren and Seventh Day Baptists in Stony Creek and Brotherton joined the Brothers Valley Militia in 1774." He states, "All of them followed General George Washington through his campaigns, and some of them stayed with him at Valley Forge. Several of them were promoted up through the ranks from privates to higher officers."
> BrothersValley was in southwestern PA, while your ancestor was in southeastern PA, but I suspect the situation was similar.
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