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Subject: Re: [S-I] CROGHAN surname
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:02:24 -0400 (EDT)

In the current issue of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society's issue (April/May Vol. 38 Number 5) there is a lengthy read on a George Croghan, Speculator and fur trader and his early activities in Allegheny Co, Pittsburgh PA.

A Dr. Miles Richard was a speaker at the September meeting of the WPGS, and the article is a summary of his lecture.

Two sources are mentioned: "George Croghan: Wilderness Diplomat", by Nicholas B. Wainwright, and "George Croghan and the Westward Movement, 1741-1782", by Albert T. Volwiler.

Dont' know if this is relevant to the post below, but thought to post anyhow.

Marybeth C.


Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 15:39:50 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: Re: [S-I] historic manuscript discovered

Hi Sharon, I have to agree. Putting it on display like it was a sacred relic
isn't very inspiring to me either. Even if it is a sacred relic. Relic, yes,
sacred ....well...... (I am laughing here at my own jokes which I dare not post
for fear of starting another Battle of the Boyne with me as target... or may a
fox hunt with me as the fox is a better analogy. Donno who I'd insult but I'm
sure I'd insult someone as I always do.)

BTW I am hunting for an article that reviews a talk given on George Coghan,
whose name was mentioned as an early Irishman in the Pittsburgh area. Actually
George was much more and I'll post it when I find it here this afternoon. George
was an Anglican from Dublin who left a daughter as sole heir. She fought long
and hard to get control of vast amounts of land he thought he'd owned. He threw
his lot in with the Virginians and Pennsylvania didn't honor his grants to
really do injustice to even an overview of his legal woes. So.... no one is his
male descendant, which is the long and short of it. I musta yanked the pages
with the review out of the newsletter, which I lugged upstairs to find no
review. Review still downstairs, I assume or lost on my desk....

Linda Merle

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