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Subject: [Scotch-Irish] Early History of Union CO, PA (Lancaster CO)
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 11:13:09 -0700
Hi folks, I just found on line the Annals of Union County.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/pa/union/lynntoc.htm The title
is misleading as the history begins very early before there was
a Union CO, when it was Lancaster Co.
Here's a small bit to whet your interest:
"In the same year, there were already settled in Donegal
township, Lancaster county, the Andersons, Campbells, Clarks,
Cooks, Carothers, Ewings, Fosters, Howards, Kerrs, Kellys,
Lowreys, Littles, Moores, McClellans, Pattersons, Semples,
Scotts, Smiths, and Walkers.
" (1729, August.) Robert Barber, Esquire, ancestor of the Barber
family, was the first sheriff of Lancaster county. The Wrights
came from Lancastershire, England, in 1714. Settled at Columbia
in 1726, and John Wright named Lancaster county from his old
" As early as 1735, the following families had settled in
Lancaster county: the Allisons, Adams's, Alexanders, Bishops,
Buchanans, Barretts, Bears, Blythes, Blacks, Douglass's,
Daughertys, Greenes, Hustons, Hennings, Hendersons, Irwins,
Ketlers, Keysers, Kings, Lowdons, Lynks, McClenahans, Murrays,
Mitchells, Meixells, McPhersons, McClures, Phillips's, Royers,
Ramsays, Robinsons, Ranks, Ross's, Steeles, Saunders's,
Thomas's, Wolf's, Wise's, Webbs, Watsons, Walters, and Walls.
" (1749, September 27.) Wendell Baker, ancestor of the Baker
family, landed at Philadelphia. On the same vessel came John
George Schnable, John Henry Beck, John Simon Shreiner, and
" (1750.) Among the dwellers in West Derry, Lancaster county,
(now Dauphin,) were the Candors, Clarks, Chambers, Caldwells,
Lairds, Morrisons, Ramseys, Shaws, and Thompsons. In East Derry,
the Boyds, James Duncan, James Foster, John Foster, Hugh and
Patrick Hayes, William Huston, John Moore, Orrs, William Wilson.
In Paxton, West - Robert Correy, George Gabriel, George Gillespie,
James Harris, Samuel Hunter, Thomas McCormick, James McKnight,
James Reed. South end - John Gray, John Johnston, Richard
McClure, John Morrison, John Wilson. Of the Narrows - the
Armstrongs, Robert Clark, George Clark, William Foster, Thomas
McKee. In Hanover - John Brown, James Finney, William Irwin,
William Laird, Thomas McGuire, Robert Martin, George Miller,
Andrew Wallace, Samuel Young. In Hanover, East - John Crawford,
John Graham, Robert Haslett, Adam Harper, Jacob Musser, Edward
McMurray, and James Young.
" In Middleton township, Cumberland county, we find the names of
William Armstrong, William Blythe, James Chambers, James Dunlap,
William Fleming, Andrew Gregg, James Henderson, Jonathan
Holmes, William Jordan, John Kinkaid, Hugh Laird, John Robb,
John Reed, Robert Reed, George Templeton. In Hopewell, Cumberland
also, were John Beatty, Robert Chambers, John Nesbit,
Robert Simonton, William Thompson. In Logan township, now in
Franklin county, were Isaac Grier, William Greenlee, Samuel Jordan,
Samuel Laird, William Linn, senior, William Linn, junior.
In Peters township, same county, John Potter, (father of the
General) and Samuel Templeton. "
" "My father was a brother of Sam Brady, the Indian fighter. I saw
him once. He was then on a visit to my father's, at Sunbury. I went
with them over to Northumberland. On the way over, my father asked Sam
if he could jump as well as ever? He said he could not, but coming to a
high fence in a few minutes, he sprung clear over it, with but little
effort. 'I never could do that,' said my father. 'You could, if
obliged to,' said Sam.
Sam killed three Indians after peace was declared, and a reward of
$300 was offered for his apprehension. Shortly after, he was sitting
with a tavern-keeper, in West Virginia, when two strangers,
Virginians, rode up, alighted, and asked for horse feed and dinner.
They laid their pistols upon a table, near which sat Sam, rolling his
rifle upon his knees. In the course of conversation with the land-
lord, they found out that he knew Brady, and that he lived in that
region, and was very popular. They told the landlord that they had
come to arrest him, and if he gave them assistance, they would share
the reward with him. The landlord said they could never take him, nor
could any one take him alive. They declared they could. 'I am Sam
Brady,' said the man at the table. They were startled. They looked at
him for a minute, and, estimating his power, waived the attempt.
After dinner, they went to the table to get their pistols. Brady said
they could not have those pistols, nor could the landlord's entreaty
or their threats prevail. 'Go back to your homes, and tell them Sam
Brady took your pistols,' was all the answer he made. He afterwards
gave their pistols to his sons.
"After awhile he delivered himself up for trial at Pittsburgh. He
378 ANNALS OF BUFFALO VALLEY. [1809.
was defended by James Ross. Brady laid the scalps on the bar. 'There
they are; I killed them.' A great many women attended this trial, or
rather men in women's clothes, ready to rescue him, if convicted; but
there was no occasion for their intervention." "