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and nad Margaret- Collins and Alfred-
Collins.

3. Josephine-Richards; m. Joseph P.
Page, and had Charles- Collins, Edith
and Elizabeth-Richards.

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•Willi «m Hause was for many years a builder
and a merchant In Philadelphia. Mr. Evans was
his partner. He had six children.

i. John, b. lb07 ; d. July 4. 1865 ; m. March 12,
1831, Anne Victor le Ravesles. daughter of Fred-
erick Ravesies, Mobile, Ala., and lelt Issue.

ii. Mary; m. William R. Evans.

itt. Edwin, b. 1814 ; d. 1856, in Ala., unm.

iv Elizabeth, b. August 28, 1810 ; d. July 5,
1887 ; m. sept 15, 1839, Hon. Edwin Parsons Hay-
den, of Baltimore, Md„ and left issue.

v. Caroline, b. 1815; d 1817,

vi. Charles, b. Jan. 1818 ; d. August, 1890.



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IX. William S. Evans (Cadwalader,
PenneH, Cadwalader, Robert, Thomas,
Evan ap-Evan) ; m. Ann Parshal Beach,
daughter of Nathan Beach, of Salem, Lu-
serne county, Pa, Nathan B. was an
early settler of the Wyoming Valley, a
Revolutionary soldier, and a member
of the Legislature of Pennsylvania. Mr.
Miner in his "History of Wyoming,"
says he was "for many years one of the most
distinguished citizens of Luzerne county. " An
inventory of his landed property ma le fifty
years ago lies before me — aggregating $80,-
0(H). Their children were:

i. Nathan-Beach.

ii. Charles Oad'calader.

Hi. Stuan-Beach; d. young.

iv. Mary-Beach.

v. Sarah-Norton.



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"Biographical Annals of Deceased
Residents of the West Branch Valley of the
Susquehanna" is the title of a very interest-
ing volume of lift) sketches by our triend
John F. Meginness, Esq. , of Williamsport.
We took occasion some weeks ago to call the
attention oi our readers to a revised edition
of Mr. Meginaess' "History of the West
Branch Valley." which the book before us
admiraMy supplements. There is moreover
so much in it concerning men whom
most of us have read or known in our Penn-
sylvania history, that the venerable author
(not in years, but in historic research) has
placed not only the people of the West
Branch Valley, but those throughout the
Commonwealth, under great obligations for
preserving these records of the men who
made the valley what it is They were not-
able men, who in their day and generation
* ere prominent and influential in whatever
tended to the prosperity, success and develop-
ment of the country. The author has done
his work well and "looking the gift- horse
in the month," we can only ask "for more."
He has trodden a field which he has done
justice to, and the descendant of the early
settlers of this Valley, wherever scattered,
will no doubt delight to revel In the capital
life sketches of the men of whom they re-
ceived traditionary accounts at their mother's



knee. As the edition has been limited to 20Q
copies at the price of three dollars each, the
readers of Notes and Queries should secure
at once a volume which will increase in value
as the years go by.



EVANS FAMILY,
Of Delaware County, Pen nay Iran la.



III.



Owen's Genealogy*

I. Owen ap- Evans, fourth son of Evan-
Robert Lewis, noted on page 144 of Mr.
Jenkins' "Gwynedd," had three sons and
two daughters, by name of Owen, viz:

2. i. Robert
ii. Owen.
Hi. Evan.

3. if> Jane; m. Hugh Roberts.

4. v. Ellen,

IL Robert Owen, who came from Wales
in 1690, with Jane, his wife, and settled at
Morion, 6 or 7 miles N. W. from Philadel-
phia. He d. 5th mo g, 1697. See a
Memorial of him in the Book of Friends
Memorials, printed at Philadelphia in 1787.
He had

i. Robert, whose daughter Hannah m.
Joseph Wharton, by whom he had several
children, one of whom is the present Robert
Wharton, now (1820) Mayor of Philadel-
phia.'

ii. Owen,\ the great grandfather of Clem-
ent Biddle, Sngar Baker of Phildelphia.

Hi. John; of whom nothing is known.

iv. Evan; m. Susanna, daughter of Wm.
Hudson, of Philadelphia, 1717, (Rec: Phil.
Month. Meet). J

v. Qainor; m. Jonathan Jones, of Merion,
and bad issue (surname Jones) :

Mary; m. 1737 Becjamin Hayes, of
naverford. § She left an only child,
who m. George Smith, and had Ben-
jamin, died 1820, and Mary, who m.
Samuel Davis, and resides in Merion.

2. Jonathan jr.; m. Sarah Jones, son
of Thomas, of Merion.

3. Jacob; m. in 1752, Mary Lawrence,
daughter of Henry Lawience, of Ha-
verford. He d. s. p. 1812, aged about
95.

4. Rebecca; m. John Roberts, and had
(surname Roberta), several childien,
who are all dead, or in a very ad-
vanced age at this time (1820), vizi



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John, Benjamin, Franklin, Jonathan
Robert, Algernon, who left two son*,
living io 1820. and Edward.

5. Hannah; ra. 1758, Joseph Williams,
(surname Williams), and had

a Rebecca; m. Amos George, of
Blakely; one of her eons, Joseph
George, resides on the old maternal
farm in Blakely; is married and
has children ; Amos George, unm. at
Blakely; William, nnm. at B. ;
Richard, of Philadelphia, m. Ann
Smith, daughter of George Smith,
of Philadelphia. Of the other
fonr nothing is known.

b. Eleanor, m. Joseph Bond and left
issue: Samuel, m. and went to
Indiana; Hannah, ra. and went to
Virginia; Rooert, and others.

6. Owen, m io 1740, Susinoa Evans,
daughter of Hngh and Lowry Evans,
and had ten children, given in
•'Gwynned" p. 152.

7. Edward; d. nnm.

8. Ezekiel; d. nnm.

9. Elisabeth; m. 1758, Jesse George.
mi Elizabeth; m. David Evans and had

Evan, who was the father of Pavid Evans,
joiner and cabinet maker, late of Philadel-
phia, deceased. They had also a daughter
Sidney who ra. 4th rao , 26th, 1759, Joseph
Howell, and left Sidney, wife of James ,
Hntchinsou, and Rebecca, wife of Joseph
Ashbridge, deceased. [Gwynned, p. 185.]

III. Jane Owen ; came from Wales and
ra. Hugh Roberts, a public friend who died
in Merioo in 1702 "He was an eminent
preacher, a man of note and good character
in Pennsylvania, whence he removed from
Wales in 1683, where he had lived, ntar 18
years, to an advanced age. He, too, suffered
much for his religion in his native conntiy
prior to his removal to America. He is said
to have been of a tender and affectionate
•disposition of mind and a very valuable and
^worthy person." (Pro ad's History Pennsyl-
vania. ) They had (surname Roberts) :

i. Kobert; settled in Maryland and was
the accentor of the present Isaac Parish,
Doctor Parish, Patience Marshall and others.

ii, Edward; who was Mayor of Philadel-
phia in 1770.

IV. Ellen Owen; d. in Wales; m.

Cadwalader, bad (surname Cad walader):

i. John; who came to Philadelphia. He
traveled ovc r various parts of America and
Europe as a public friend ; and while on a



voyage to Tortola, one of the West India
Islands, he was taken sick on the passage
and died here in 1742 aged 66. He was
highly esteemed among friends." He had:
1. Dr. Thomas; who m. Hanna Lam-
bert, b. 1705; d. 1778. They had
General John Cadwalader, who was
father of the present General Thomas
Cadwalader.**
The following connections of the * 'Evans
Family'* in Mr Jenkins' History of Gwynned
are taken from the manuscript referred to
above :

P 15* to II (9) Evan Evans, ason "Owen"
m. 1736, Mary, dau. of Samuel Nicholas.

165 to III (56) Mnsgrave Emma moved to
Haverford 1763, and had Samuel, Martha,
Ann and Thomas.

152 (44) Ann Evans, m. Samuel Howell,
and had Arthur, a public friend, d. in
Chestnut street before 1820; Ann m. Aaron
Ash bridge, of Chester, and had Aaron of
Abingdon ; Deborah m. Daniel Mifflin.

163 to III (38) No. 102, Susanna m. Alex-
ander Anderson and had: Samuel, who
lived in Front street, Philadelphia, m. Sarah
Wickersham and had Mary Ann, William,
Harriet, Louisa, and Emma. No. 105,
Hannah, m. (as on p. 1 63) Jared Spencer,
died in 1820, and had: Thomas Ltdcens;
and in 1820 lived in Georgetown, D. C. ;
Samuel m. Rebecca Stoey, and lived in
Horsham ; Mary t Hannah m. Arnold Boon
and lived in Georgetown, and Ann. No. 106.
Hugh m. Sarah Mathes, both dead in 1820,
leaving two sons.

N«tea to Owen's GeaeNlo*y.

•Wharton Family In Pennsylvania, Mag. of His-
tory, I p. 840.

tOwen Owen's eldest daughter Sarah m. Men.
3, 1786, John Blddle and had Owen, tne father at
Clement. (Brogher's Repository, 101), Autobiog-
raphy of Charles Blddle, p. 972.

tseo Watson's annals of Philadelphia, III, p.
500,501.

ISon of Richard, jr., grandson of Richard and
Isatt Hay 68, sr , of Delaware county. [Smith's
His. Del. Co., p. 467.]

ITSon of David and Eleanor Lawrence. [Smith's
His. Del. Co., p. 476.]

••.See Keith's Provincial councillors, ••Thomas
Cadwalader." p. 871-397, where no mention is
made ol Ellen Owens by Mr. R. M. Cadwalader,
who states that this John, who d. 1742, was not
the father of Dr. Thomas. The above statement
is in the MS. of 1820. (H. B. D.)



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MORAVIAN CHURCH AT LANCASTER.

[The following is a list of the pastors of
the Moravian Churcb, in Lancaster, Pa.,
1748-1870, famished by John W. Jordan,
of Philadelphia.]

1748 Leonard Schnell, Richard Utiey.

1749. Abraham Retake.

1751. George NeiBser.

1753. Christian H. Ranch, Anton Wag-
ner.

1754. O tto Krogstrnpp.

1755. Christian Bader, C. Rusmeyer, C.
F. Oerter.

1756. Christian Rusmeyer.

1757. Carl Godfrey Rand t

1758. Carl Godfrey Rundt, C. Rasmeyer
C Bader.

1759. C. Bader.
1762. C. Rusmeyer.
1766. Andrew Langgard.
1773. Otto Krogstrupp.

1782. Lad wig Frederick Boehler.
1781. John Herbst
1791. Abraham Reinke.
1795. Lad wig Haebner.
1800. John Martin Beck.
1803. Abraham Reinke.
1806. John Martin Be-k.
1810. Constantino Mailer.
1819. Samuel Reinke.
1823. Peter Wolle.
1826. John G. Herman.
1829. Charles F. ReicheL

1834. Charles A. Van Vleck.

1835. Samuel Reinke.
1839. George F. Bahnson.
1849. Robert de Schweinitz.
1853. Henry A. Shultz.
1855. Lewis F. Kampman.
1858. Joseph Horsfield Kammer.
1862. Edwin T. Senseman.
1864. David Bigler.

Of the above bat two survive: Revs.
Robert de Schweinitz, and Joseph H. Kam-
mer.



AN OLD-TIME REGISTER.



IV.



Derry Township.

[Derry in 1794 was boinded on the west
by the Snsquehanna; divided from London-
derry by the "Hall road*' from the Cone-
wago to the Swatara creek on the north.
A boat 1840 "Port Royal," or Portsmouth,



by alteration of boundaries fell to London-
derry, and at present forms a part of tU* lat-
ter township.]

Angst, George, Lepkichler, Michael,

Brand, David, Lighty, Nicholas,

Brand, Abram, Landis, Peter,

Baum, Daniel, Landis, Jacob,

Blessly, A nth., Sr., Metz, John,

Billard, Frcd'k, McCleaster, James,

Bower, Geo., McCleiry, Alex.,

Brenser, John, Mamma. John,

Buck, Wm., McKee, Robert, Sr.,

Booser, Henry, Sr., McKee, John,

Binehoner, Peter, McKee, James,

Bayler, Martin, McKee, Robert. Jr.,

Banm, Michael, Metzler, Henry,

Brioker, Jacob, Sr., Minnich, Wendel,

Buck, Fnd'k, Metzgar, Jacob,

Books, Jacob, Matzsal, Christopher,

Cander, Josiah, Martin, John,

Cander, Robert, Neesly, Jacob,

Cobach, Abram, Neesly, Jacob (Miller),

Cope, Abram, Over, Christian,

Cass, Jacob, Ogle, Thomas,

Campbell, Moses, Perat, John, Jr.,

Ceppert, George, Perst, Peter, Sr.

Caufman, Christley, Rnssel, Alex.,

Ceppert, Abram, Roderock, Peter,

Dobenberger, Jacob, Rife, Joseph,

Dntweiler, David, Rife, Jacob,

Everly, Peter, Raan, Martin,

Eshilman, Peter, Reeser, John, Sr.,

Ernest, Christopher, Rule, Jacob,

Ette-", Hemy, Sr., Ricker, Fred'k,

Etter, Henry, Jr., Spidel, Maximilian,

Fishbnrn, Phillip, Shate, Phillip,

Felix, Stephen, Singer, Daniel,

Funk, John, Sieger, Conrad,

Frank, Jacob, Singer, Jacob,

Grape, Wm., Supe, George,
Hummel, Valentine, Supe, John,

Esq., Shearer, John,
Hamacher, Adam, Esq, Scott, James,

Hotts, John, Smith, Jacob,

Hoover, Christian, Supe, Daniel,

Hoffert, Mathias, Speck, Michael,

Hearshey, Jacob, Seller, Fred'k, Sr.,

Holinger, Christian, Shroedly, And'w,

Hikes, Andrew, Strickler, Abram,

Hamacher, Phillip, Shelly, Daniel,

Heslip, Robert, Shelly, Jacob,

Hiestant, Abram, Shelly, Daniel, Jr.,

Johnson, Samuel, Shaffner, Henry,

Kippel, Christoper, Steal, Dennis,

Kish, David, Spelsbach, George,

KingT, David, Stonfer, Christian,

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Kingry, Jacob,
Lair, Casper,
Long, John,
Laird, James, Jr.,
Laird, James, Sr.,
Leman, Jacob,



Tarr, Abram,
Tarr, Conard,
Thomas, Abram,
Wilson, James,
Welker, John,
Youngman, Peter,



l*adoB«erry Towasalp.



AllemaD, Henry,
Bickel, Fred'k,
Boyd, Benjamin,
Back, Christian,
Brand, Michael,
Bigham, James,
Balm, John, jr..
Balm, John, sr.,
Balm, Jacob,
Balm, Wm.,
Bowman, Jacob,
Bowman, Henry,
Beam, Christian,
Bradly, Samnel,
Barnhart, Henty,
Bale, Wm.,



Kelly, James,
Logan, Thomas,
Longnecker, Jacob,
Longnecker, Daniel,
Longnecker, Abram,
Longnecker, Christian,
Langan, Wm.,
Land is, John, sr.,
Landis, John, jr.,
Landis, Christian,
Landis, Henry,
Leehman, Peter,
Lei n ewe be r, Peter,
Lynch, J< hn,
Lehman, Jacob B. S.»
Little, John,



Bnrkholder, Christian, Long, Martin,
Branstater, And'w., Lance, Michael,
Bole, John, Lance, Jacob,

Boyers, John, Litter, Joseph,

Brown, Michael, McOary, Robt,

Bomberger, Christian, McClay, John,



Cooper, John,
Cash net, Peter,
Clark, Walter,
Carmony, Anthony,
Cratzer, John,
Carmony, Joseph,
Craig, John,
Carper, Jacob,
Derringer, Michael,
Dovenberger,
jr.



McCleary, Samnel,
Morrison, James,
Myer, Jacob,
McAllen, Robt,
Miller, Daniel,
McElrath, Thomas,
McAllen, Thomas,
Mitchell, Thomas,
Myer, Geo.,
Jacob, Miller, Augustus,
Miller, Michael,



Dovenberger, Jacob, Miosker, James,
sr., Null, Christian,

Dochterman, Michael, Naffsker, Joseph,



Dnncan, James,
Deninger, Adam,
Dasher, Alex.,
Dull, Leonard,
Eberly, Peier,
Early, John, jr.,
Esbelman, Henry,
Early, Thomas,
Fortney, Wendel,
Fortney, John,
Foster, James,
Foster, David,



Neigh, Wm.
Naffsker, Christian,
Naffsker, Jacob,
Over, Peter,
Petlion, Abram,
Pile, Jacob,
Remer, Abram,
Reeser, John,
Reeser, Peter,
Ricker, Jacob, jr.,
Ricker, Fred'k.,
Rish, Jacob.



Foster, And'w.,
Foster, Josiab,
Flenger, Ludwig,
Fishburn, Philip,
Fishbnrn, Ludwig,
Fraiier, Wm.,
Grove, Abram,
Grab. John,
Gregbey, Geo.,
Hays, David,
Hunch berger, Isaac,
Hays, Wm., Col.,
Henry, Wendel,
Hays, Patrick,
Hoover, Michael,
Harsba, Benjamin,
Herchelrode, Henry,
Hemperly, Geo.,
Hersh berger, Dan'L,
Hays, Robert,
Hays, Wm., sr.,
Hostater, Jacob,
Ilarpster, Christian,
Johnson, David,
Johntz, Peter,
Kenedy, John,
Ketring, Valentine,
Killinger, Jacob,
Kelly, Patrick,
Kaiper, John,



StaofFer, Henry,
Sbefer, George,
Stevich, John,
Shank, Michael,
Snyder, Christian,
Shearer, Jacob,
Sim merman, Christian
8awyer, Wm., Esq.,
Sawyer, John,
Sawyer, Joseph,
Stoner, Christian,
Stickley, Abram,
Shill. Michael,
Shank, Adam,
Snyder, John,
Snyder, Christian, B>

8.,
Troxel, Jacob,
Telebach, Christian,
Vandyke, Lambert,
Wilhelm, Abram,
White, Thomas,
Wolfersberger, Phillip,
Wondersan, Harry,
Walker, Archibald,
Walkmer, Ulrich,
Walkmer, Abram,
Weldmeyer, David,
Wiay, David.



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CCXXLHL



"The Gibtys," are to be historically con-
sidered by Mr. C. W. Butterfield, in a vol-
ume to be published by Robert Clarke & Co.,
of Cincinnati. A life- record of these three
renegades of the Revolution will be of thrill-
ing interest to Pennsylvanians, for much of
its Western history is interwoven with that
of these blood-thirsty white savages.

"French Mabgarrt," who in 1753 was
living in a village of her own at the month
of Lycoming creek, was the oldest child of
Madame Montour, a ad not her niece. When
and where did she die? I have been making
search for all information concerning the
Montour family, but have not succeeded in
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RBftftNISENCBS

Relating to Some of the Citizens of the
Long A so.

Got. Snyder, upon the removal of the seat
of State Government to Harrisburg, occu-
' pied the boose now the residence of Mrs.
Criswell, on Front street. Gov. Findlay re-
sided in the same dwelling when he came to
the capital as Governor. Gov. Hiester
never kept bouse during his term, bnt
boarded at Shoch's Tavern, corner of Mar-
ket and Front streets. Gov. Wolf lived on
Second street below Chestnut, in a
honse bnilt by Frederick Boas, first above
the old Presbyterian church, destroyed by
fire.

James Philip Pnglia, lived on Market
street next door to River alley, now occupied
as a carpet store, as late as 1805-7. George
Seidle built the honse on Second street, be-
low the residence of the late John A. Wier.
His widow lived there and subsequently mar-
ried Andrew Dorsheimer, who had a black-
smith's shop on the plot of ground where
Mr. Weir's house stands — house built by
Abraham Oves.

Henry Wilson, the member of Congress
from the Northampton district, was a cabi-
net-maker. His sister Elsie lived in the house
now occupied by W. P. Denehey, on South
Second street.

Edward Crouch was one of the three
commissioners appointed by Governor Sny-
der to build the Land and Treasury State
buildings, (John Dorsey, of Philadelphia,
and Jacob Bucher, of Harrisburg, being the
other two).

William Dock was a collector of tolls at
the easier .1 end of the Harrisburg bridge —
he may h ave been at the western end at one
period. George Pearson was also a collector
at the time. In 1823 the former tock a very
active part in the election of John Andrew
Shultz tor Governor against Andrew Gregg.
This displeased Thomas Elder, who was
president of the bridge company, and he
brought about the removal of Judge Dock.

I recollect when the funeral of the Rev.
Dr. Loch man took place, in 1826. It was
then that we first heard of the death of John
Adams and Thomas Jefferson, which oc-
curred on the 4th of July previous.

Col. George Ziegler first kept hotel in the
building occupied by the Zollinger family,
on Market Square. He built the brick house



yet standing on the corner of the alley.
After the seat of Government was removed
to Harrisburg, he added the back building
to it in which the theatrical performances
were exhibited. During the summer Do-
rang* 8 family occupied it, and in 1814,
Charles and Ferdinand, two of the sons,
went to Baltimore with the Harrisburg Vol-
unteers. When they returned, say in De-
cember, 1814, or January, 1815, they sang
the "Star Spangled Banner" the first time
heard in Harrisburg. Octogenarian.



"U1BSON S LAMBS."



An Expedition from Fort Pitt (Pit tab are) to
New Orleans in 1776.



I.



[The following interes'ing sketch of an
event little known by our historians even, is
from the pen of Isaac Craig, Esq., of Alle-
gheny City, to whom Notes and Queries has
b^en nnder frequent obligations]:

Colonel George Gibson, who was mortally
wounded at St Clair's defeat, and died at
Fort Jefferson, December 14th, 1791, was
born at Lancaster, Pa., in October, 1747.
At the outbreak of the Revolutionary war he
and his brother, John, drifttd into the ser-
vice of Virginia; both of them raised troops
in the backwoods round Fort Pitt, then
claimed by Virginia. George Gibson waa
made the captain of the company raised by
him, and William Linn, who at a very early
period had settled on the Monongahela where
Cooktown now stand?, was made the Lieu-
tenant. This company figure 1 in the battle
of the Great Bridge, near Norfolk, and in
the affair at Hampton, with such prowess,
that it was nicknamed "Gibson's Lambs."

In the summer of 1776, Captain Gibson
and Lieut Linn were instructed to proceed,
with a portion of the company, from Fort
Pitt to New Orleans, to procure from the
Spanish authorities a supply of gunpowder.
The mission was secret, and was conducted
with such caution as to attract no public at-
tention. Gibson and Linn, wearing the
guise of traders, and their men clad as com-
mon boatmen, embarked at Fort Pitt and
descended the Ohio and Mississippi through
a hostile wilderness. The party arrived
safely at New Orleans, and found the Span-
ish authorities friendly ; but the British resi-
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Americans, and to deceive them, Gibson
wua thrown into prison and afterwards
secretly released, when on the eve of depar-
ture, while Linn quietly negotiated for the
powder and prepared for its removal. The
portion intended for the service on the sea-
board was shipped for a northern port, in
packages bearing an exterior semblance
which concealed the real contents, through
the agency of Oliver Pollock, an American
resident high in the favor of Don Galvez,
the Spanish Governor. Gibacn took the
personal charge of the adventure by sea;
while Linn ftith the barges fought his way
back to Wheeling in the Spring of 1777,
bringing one hundred and fifty kegs of pow-
der, as a supply for the Western Posts.

One of tt e episodes of the singular story
is mentioned in Butler's History of Ken-
tucky; John Smith, lately of Woodford
county, Ky., was employed, in 1776, with
James Harrod, a distinguished pioneer, in
exploring the country, probably not far from
the Kentucky river. Having completed
their survey, the companies separated, each
taking a direct course home — like honest
backwoods men, to whom a lonely valk of
a few hundred miles through an uninhabited
wilderness was but an ordinary excursion.
Col. Harrod returned over the mountains to
North Carolina, while Mr. Smith, turning
his face in nearly the opposite direction, Bet
out for Peter's creek, on the Monongahelt*.
As the latter roamed on his solitary way
along the brink of the Ohio, he was dis-
■covered by Captain Linn's party, who easily
persuaded him that besides affording an
ugreeable variety to his monotonous match,
it would be less fatiguing to float down the
river with them than laboriously to ascend
its shores on foot alone. And so Mr. Smith
joined the party, returned with it, assisted
in cairying the kegs of gunpowder round the
portage at the falls of the Ohio, and lived
many years afterwards, a respectable witness
of the facts connected wiih this perilous ad-
venture.

The truth of this narrative is sufficiently
established by contemporaneous evidence.
The following extract is from the instruc-
tion of Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia,
to Gen. George Rodgers Clark when about
to depart on his expedition against K a- kk as-
kin: "You are to apply to General Hand
lat Fort Pitt) for the powder aud lead neces-
sary for this expedition. If he cannot sup-
ply it, the person who has charge of that •



which Captain Linn brought from New Or-
leans can : lead was sent to Hampshire by
my orders, and that may be delivered to
yon.

The following shows that the powder was
delivered to Colonel William Crawford who
was burned to death by the Indiana, June
11th, 1782.

"I do certify that nine thousand weight of
powder, bronght from New Orleans by
Lieutenant Linn, was delivered to Colonel
William Crawford, for the use of the conti-
nent 3 1st January, 1791.

David Shephbbd,
County Lieut of Ohio county.
Test Phila,, Jan. 31, 1791.

Wm. Davies.''

The following is an extract from a letter
of Major John Neville, commandant of Fort
Pitt, and Col. George Morgan, Indian Agent,
to Gov. Henry of Virginia, dated Fort Pitt,
April 1st 1777:

4 The County Lieutenant who is ordered to
send 100 men to meet Capt Linn with the
powder, is at a loss to know how far to
proceed, or where St Louis, on the Missis-
sippi, is — there being one place ot that name
160 mileB above the mouth of the Ohio, and
no settlement or fort less than 400 miles be-
low the Ohio — the nearest is at the River
Arkansa."



AN OLD TIME REGISTER.



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Hanover township, Lancaster county, was
formed in 1757. At the erection of Dauphin
county, in 1785, East and West Hanover
were established. In 1842, old Hanover was
divided into East, West and Sonlh Hanover,
and are so continued.
Andrew, Hugh, Null, George,

Al herd ale, Francis, Pruss, George,
Alberdale, Nicholas, Pickel, John,
Ainsworth, John, Pixler, Christian,
Albright, John, Peashore, George,

Boyer, Stephen, P«ashore, Peter,

Bradly, Daniel, Esq., Pruss, Peter,
Bole, Robert, Poor, Nicholas,

Bumgarner, Philip, Prunner, Henry,



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