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Brightbell, John, Pettecrew. James,
Balsenstross, John, Peiffer, Henry,
Brightbell, Peter, Peashore, Frederick,
Baltelmay, Wendei, Robertson, Wm.



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Bower. James,
Bell, Robert,
Camp ell, Wm.,
Campbell, Widow,
Clark, Benjamin,
Copenheffer, Thomas,
Carvery, Andrew,
Carver}, John,
Care, Christian,
Denin&er, John,
Ferling, George,
Faver, Adam,
France, Michael,
Fox, Anthony,
Graham, Henry,
Gattner, Bernard,
Gartner, John,
Gossert, John,
Hess, Henry,
Hariison, Isaac,
Harper, John,
Henning, Mathias,
Hess, Mathias,
Helem, Conrad,
Hendrick, John,
Hendrick, Ph lip,
Hendrick, Wm.,
Houtz, Jacob,
King, Daniel,
Klick, Ludwig,
Kingerry, Yost,
Ketets, Nicholas,
Kingery. Peter,
Low, Widow,
Lee, Andrew,
Leighday, Michael,
Losse, Jacob,
Loo mi Her, John,
Lots, Henry,
Mark, Adam,
Mosser, Daniel,
Mtnich, Michael,
McClintick, John,
McFarlin, Wm.,
Mover, Jacob,
Miller, Henry,
Mower, Michael,
Mark, George,
Miller, Peter,
Miller, Jacob,
Miller, John,

Went Haaover
Allen. Wm., Col.,
Allen, Wm., Jan.,
Albright, John,
Allen, James,
Allen, Robert,



Reeker, John,
Reeker, John, Jr.,
Bamberger, George,
Roads, John.
Roads, 'Conrad,
Rambo, Ezekiel,
Ronk, Geoige,
Royer, Samuel,
Sim merman, John,
Siller, Henry,
Swartz, John,
Swartz, George,
Swattz, Henry,
Serring, Lad wick,
Shade, Charles,
Smith, Valentine,
Shaafler, Valentine,
Stein, Philip,
Shney, Henry,
Stein, Adam,
Stein, Baltzer,
Seltzer, Michael,
Shaver, George,
Simons, John,
Steward, Wm.,
Steward, John,
Shirk, Abrain,
Seidestricker, Philip,
Sloan, John,
Sering, Henry,
Serine, Christian,
Thomas, Henry,
Title, George,
Tibbens, John,
Tibbens, Jacob,
Taps, John,
Taps, Jacol,
Wentling, Jacob,
Walmer, John,
Walmer, Peter,
Wolf, Jacob,
Wmgert, Christian,
Wingert, Abrim,
Winter, Christopher,
Winter, Henry,
Taling, George,
Yoang, Wm.,
Yoang, James, Sr.,
Yoang, James, Jr.,
Yoang, Aodrew,

Township— 1794.

Mover, Conrad,
McClure, James,
McCormick, Wm.,
McHormi.'k, Henry,
McEllhaney, Thomas,



Allen, Joseph,
Baker, Henry,
Brown, Charles,
Brown, Samuel,
Barnet, John,
By era, Jonathan,
Brown, Wm,
Barnet, Thomas,
Barnet, Moses,
Bell, Ssmnel,
Beard, Wm,
Bear, Radv,
Bran, Philip,
Barnet, James,
Cloky, James,
Creamer, Jacob,
Cast, Nicholas,
Cathcart, Wm*,
Crain, George,
Crain, Andrew,
Crain, Wm.,
Crain, Joseph.
Crawford, Wm.,
Cooper, John,
Crawford, Richard,
Cline, Joseph,
Carmony, John,
Dearmand, Richard,
Duey, Eraaouel,
Dixon, James,
Ever sole, Peter, Sr.,
Early, Christy,
Emer, Phillip,
Etter, John,
Elder, John,
Ferguson, David,
Finney, Samuel
Freckelton, Robert,
Foltz, John,
Ftnlaw, Michael,
Flemming. Robert,
Finly, Richard.
Finny, John,
Green,Timothy, Esq.,
Graham, Hugh,
Hulnagle, Daniel,
Hafnagle, Valentine,
Hufnagle, Jacob,
Hoaser, Daniel,
Houser, Abram,
Howk, Philip,
Horner, Andrew,
Homes, John,
Hoaser, Conrad,
Hoover, Martin,
Haggerty, Wm ,
Innes, Brice,



Moyer, Michael,
McCord, John,
McNare, Thomas,
McCord, Thomas,
Moody, Robert,
Morehead, Robert,
Park, Joseph,
Porter *«eld, Robert,
Pratts, Nicholas,
Reigart, John,
Robeitson, Samuel,
Rodgers, John, CoL,
Rodgera, James,
Rodders, William,
Rider, John,
Reigart, Jacob,
Robinson, Robert,
Robinson, John,
Rough, John,
Risher, Daniel,
Sturgeon. Samuel,
Steward, Robert,
Springer, Mathias,
Sarker, Jacob,
Snider, John,
Simouton, Wm., Doc*

tor,
Steward, Samnel,
Snoddy, Wm ,
Stoneman, Jacob,
S toner, John,
Sloan, Alexander,
Sloan, Archibald,
Sharlser, John,
Saint, Jacob,
Spricher, George,
Snider, John,
Snider, Christly,
Sn o<l grass, John,
Sbirirh, Jacob,
Star ret, John,
Snodgrass, Wm.,
Spelsbach, Valentine,
Sturgeon, Robert,
Shuey, John,
Strain, Robert,
Smith, Jacob,
Troasdeal, Thomas,
ToJd, David,
Todd, John,
Thomson, John,
Thome, Wm ,
Todd, James,
Umberger, Leonard,
Ward, Wm.,
Ward, George,
WillsoD, Janus,



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Johnston, J*mes,
Kennedy, Thomas,
Keever, Andrew,
K- nnedv, Robert,
Karr, Andrew,
Knox, Win,,
Lingel, Simon,
Lad wick, l'h«istly,
MeOe^ht, J times,

K*q.,
McCoun, John,
McNutt, Bernard,



WiPaon, Hngh,
Wallace, Benjamin,

Esq.,
Willsou, James, Esq.,
Worst, Henry,
Wilnon, Samuel,
Wallace, James,
Wilson, Andrew,
Wilson, Wm,
Ward, Thomas,
Wm liner George,
Young, Andrew,



Port Royal— In Derry.

Brill inger, Pe»er, Shantz. James,

Barkholder, Ulrich, Weaver, Henry,



Over the

John Pattecrew,
James Pettecrew,
John Ca»berick,
Geo. Nook,
Peter Fit tin,
Gotlieb Spoon,
John Soup,
George *<yder,
Ahm. France,
John Fittm,



Mountain People.

Peter Miller,
Thomas Montgomery,
Archb. Mc^nllongh,
Henry Shriver,
Conrad Smirh,
Robert McCullough,
Geo. Unrtman,
Peter Nightly,
Michael (Jmberger.



NOTES ANU QUERIES.

Historical, Biographical and Genealogical.

CCXLIV.



"The Scotch-Irish Settlers in the
Cumberland Valley, with Incilents in
the Lives of the Pioneers/' will be the title
of a future publication by the editor of
Notes and Queries Of this only a limited
edition wi I be printed, and wiil probably
make about two duodecimo volumes, the
same stylo ah the rep int of "Loudon's
Indian Narrative*, '* recently issued by the
Harrihburu Publishing Company. The fore-
going inforn ation is ftiven for the benefit of
recent inquirers. A plan of the work will
be given further on.



'GIBSON'* L.AMB*."



Aa Expedition from Fort Pltr (Plttabarsa)
to New Orl«mn» in 1776.



IX.



The following statement of another expe-
dition down the river is by Basil Brown,



whose brother Thomas was the founder of
Brownsville, on the Monongahela:

State of Pennsylvania, )

Fayette County, sa )
Be it remembered that on the day of the
date hereof, Basil Brown, of the said county
of Lafayette, personally appeared before the
subscriber, a justice of the peace in and for
the county atoresaid, and being duly sworn,
deposed and saith, that from the best infor-
mation he has been able to obtain, and on
that subject, he, the said affiant, is now be-
tween seventy-one and seventy-twc years of
age. That during the Revolutionary war he
resided, for the most part, at or near what
was then called Redstone Old Fort, on the
Monongahela River, in what wa* then
claimed as a part ot Yohiogbeny county,
Virginia. That whilst living at his father's
near that place in the year 1778, David
Rodger*, who was an officer in the Virginia
State Line, was ordered by the executive ot
that State, to bring up the Mississippi and
Ohio rivers, to Fort Pitt, from New Orleans,
certain military stores, munitions of war,
etc., which had been previously purchased
by the SUte from the Spanish Government
or people at that place. Said Rodgers, as
well as Affiant recollects had been a captain
in a Virginia State Line, previously to un-
dertaking the said expedition, but was pro-
moted, at the time, as Affiant always under-
stood and now believes, to the office of Colo-
nel, in consequence of the great haxard that
was Bnpposed would, and did attend the said
expedition. The said David Rodgers was
always after the undertaking of said expedi-
tion, called and recognized as a Colooel of
the Virginia State Line. Affiant further
states, that the said Colonel Kodgera built
or procured to be built, two boats for said
expedition, at what was then Fort Pitt, now
the city of Pittsburg, Penn, ; that after their
completion, he brought one of said boats to
Redstone Old Fort, on the Monongahela
for the purpose of receiving at that point the
stores, eta, uecessa-y for the expedition, and
the men who were to compose and who did
compose the party under his command, after
which he returned with it to Fort Pitt, was
there joined by the other boat. The whole
party « onsistt-d, as well as affiant now recol-
lects, of about forty men, aud accompanied
by one, or perhaps, more family boats, em-
bat ked from Fort Pitt sometime in June,
1778. The party descended the Ohio and
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material obstacles, and at length landed at
the month of what was then called the Ozark
now the Arkansas river, and ascended it a
abort distance ti a small Fort, or Military
Post, bnilt an » then accupied by the Span-
iards. Here Colonel Rodgers was informed
that the stores, munitions, etc., for which he
had been dispatched, bad been forwarded by
the Spanish authorities at New Orleans, to a
Povt, then held by them at the point now oc-
cupied by the City of St. Louis, on the Mis-
sissippi, several hundred miles above the
Ozark, or Arkansas. It here became
necessary, however, to go on to New
Orleans, in order to obtain from the
authorities there, some orders or direc-
tions to the peiaons having said stores,
munitions eta, in charge, to deliver to
Colonel Rodgers and his party. For this
purpose, Colonel Rodgers having left his
boats at the Post on Ozark, procured a large
perogue, and with six or seven of his men,
among whom was affiant, himself, he de-
scended the Ozark and Misnissippi rivers to
New Orleans. At this period the British
occupied the Post of Natchez on the Missis-
sippi between Ozark, or Arkansas, and New
Orleans, which rendered a voyage from one
of these places to the other very dangerous.
Having reached their place of destination, and
procured the necessary order to the proper
officers, or authorities, for »aid stores, muni-
tions of war, etc., Colonel Kodgers, and his
party, owing to the danger of navigating the
Mississippi, in consequence of the Britibh.
Post at Natchez, were compelled to return to
the Post on Ozark, by an inland trip, which
was accomplished with great hazard and fa-
tigue, the entire country being a wilderness,
and the journey several bundled miles in
length. Having reached Ozark, they re-
entered their boats and ascended the Mis-
sissippi, and procured said stores, etc
Colonel Rodgers and his party returned to
the mouth of the Ohio, and ascended that
river a considerable distance above the
falls, where Louisville now stands, nearly to
the mouth of the Licking river, when a small
party of Indians were seen crossing the river
a short distance above them. By the order
of Colonel Rodgers, the boats were landed
in the mouth of Licking river, and most of
his party — a few being left in charge of the
boats — ascended the bank of the river, when
an engagement immediately ensued. Instead
of the small party before mentioned, it was
now discovered there was a very large party



of Indians. Colonel Rodgers and his party
were surrounded almost immediately and
overpowered by numbers. Of the whole
party, but thirteen, as well as affiant now
recollects, escaped, and two of these were
severely wounded. Colonel Rodgers himself,
was mortally wounded soon after the com-
mencement of the engagement, but escaped
at that time, as affiant was afterwards fre-
qnently inlormed by one John Knotts, who
belonged to the party and who escaped at the
same time. John Knotts also informed
affiant that Colonel Rodger s and himself re-
mained together in the woods during the
night after the battle, and described his
wound as being in the abdomen and mortal.
That during the night and the succeeding
morning, when he lei t him, he was in ex-
treme pain and utterly past recovery as he
thought, particularly in a wilderness where no
aid could be rendered. Left in this situation
Colonel Rodgers was never afterwsrds
seen or heard of by the survivors of the
party. Affiant himself was severely wounded
in the right arm and in the I ft shoulder in
said engagement, by means whereo he has
alwavs been disabled, and from the nature
of the wounds must so continue through life*
Affiant and mother of the party whose name
was Robert Ben ham, and who acted as com-
missary of the party, and who was also
wounded, remained for some time after the
close of the battle and until the Indians had
withdrawn. Thay afterwards subsisted for
nineteen days on the game which chanced to
pans them, when with great difficulty they
Buccreded in getting on board of & boat
winch had descended the Great Kanawa
and Ohio, and were carried to the Fort at
the Fulls.

Affiant further states that he then and al-
ways since that time considered Col. Rodgers
was acting throughout said expedition in a mil-
itary capacity. That Affiant and the other
men under his command, were soldiers, ex-
cept, so far as he now recollects, two officers
in the p rty, to wit, Isaac Collier and Pat-
rick McElroy, the former a Lieutenant and
the latter an Ensign to the company. Colo-
nel Rodgers and the last mentioned officers
were always respected and obeyed by the
party, according to their said ranks respec-
tively.

Affiant further states that the wife and
family of Colonel Rodgers at the time he
came to Redstone Old Fort, resided on the
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Affiant always esteemed Colonel Rodger*,
as well as all others who knew him, and that
he has heard speak on the subject, declared
that they esteemed him a worthy man and a
brave officer.

Affiant farther states that the battle in
which Colonel Rodgers was killed, occurred
as well as he now recollects, in the month < f
October, 1779.

•And fnriher, Affiant saith not

Habit, Brown.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this
12th day of September, 1834.

Nat'l Talkr. J. P.



TUB EVANS FAMILY.

Of Delaware County, Pennayhranla.

[The following corrections of Rev. Mr.
Haydan's article on the Genealogy of the
Evans Family, comes "Aston Place," Ard-
more, Penna. We give place to it from the
fact that Notes and Queries, without enter-
ing into any controversary, whatever, is de-
sirous of presenting the truth in our Penn-
sylvania History.]

I desire to correct a few errors in the
Evans genealogy as it appeared in recent
Issues of Notes and Queries. The mistakes
noted were in the chapter containing an ac-
count of the Owen family, descendants of
Owen ap-Evan, son of Evan Robert Lewis.
The manuscript in the possession of your
correspondent is a copy, or, perhaps, 1 should
say, one of several copies of the original
genealogy compiled about 1800 to 1820, as
stated. These old papers, while they give
correct descent from Evan Robert Lewis,
and on this account have a certain value,
are all more or less in error as regards other
information. During the past few years I
have spent much time investigating the
Owen family, of Menon, and *uch informa-
tion as I have been able to collect, will be
found in the July number (1889) of the
"Pennsylvania Magazine of History," to-
gether *ith authorities. The corrections I
desire to make are as follows:

Robert Owen's wife was Rebecca, not
Jane, as stated. She was the daughter of
Owen Humphrey, Etquiie, ol Llwyn-du, in
Merit net bsh ire, a justice of the peace under
Oliver Cromwell.

Robert Owen and "Jane, his wife, and
Lewis, their sop, "came to Philadelphia in



1684, settled on Duck Creek, New Castle
County, and the old couple died in 1685.
This fact has led to a confusion of persons.
Robert and Rebecca Owen removed so Penn-
sylvania in 1690 and settled in Menon, on
about 500 acres of land purchased from
Thomas Lloyd. They had issue:

i. Enrn, b. in Wales; m. Mary Hoakins.

it Jane, b. 1685 in Wales.

Hi. Elizabeth, b. 1687 in Wales; m. David
Evans.

iv. Owen, b. 1690 in Merion; m. Anne
Wood.

v. John, b. 1692 in Merion; m. Hannah
Maris.

vi. Robert, b. 1695 in Merion; m. Su-
sanna Hudson.

vii. Rebecca, b. 1697 in Merion; d. in f ant

Evan Owen was a Provincial C uncillor
of Pennsylvania, colouial judge, and alto-
gether a man of mark ; be died 1 727.

Owen Owen became high sheriff of Phila-
delphia, ann John, bis brother, served for
many year a in the same office in Chester
county ; being also member of the Provincial
Assembly.

Robert Owen married Susanna, daughter
of Wilham Hudson, Mayor of Philadelphia*
and had three daughters:

i. Mary, d. young.

ii. Hannah, m. 1st John Ogden; 2ndly
Joseph Wharton.

Hi. Rachael, m. Samuel Kemble, of Bur-
lington, N. J.,

By her first husband, John Ogden, Han-
nah, had. one son, William Ogden, who had
among other children, Hannah who married
Captain William Dner (lost at sea 18<H)) r
and had Harriet, d. unm. William, d. in-
fant, Marv Ann.m. Lewis Washington Glenn,
son of James, of Maryland, and had William
Duer Glenn d. s. p. in Cairo, Egypt, 1875,
Edward Glenn, of Ardmore, and Hannah
Oath be «% who m. A. W. North whod. s. p.
By her second husband, Joseph Wharton,
Hannah Owen had besides other children,
Robert Wharton, Mayor of Philadelphia,
Captain of the City Troop, etc

Turning again to the children of Owen ap
Evan, of Fron Goch. I find that Ellen, or
Elin, married Cadwalader Thomas ap Hugh
of Kiltalganh, inLlanvaur, Merionethshire.
They had two sons and a daughter. One of
these sona, John Cadwalader, came to Mer-
ion, in PennHylvania, 1698, and married a
daughter of Dr. Thomas Wynne. This was the
ancestor of the Cadwalader family of Pnila-



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•delphia, and is not to be confused with John
Cadwallader who died in the West Indies.

I shsil be pleased to furnish any other in*
•formation on this subject.

Thomas Allen Glenn.



AN OL.D-T1MK RKU1STBR.



VI.



[We conclude in this number of Notes and
'Queries the very interesting list of Dauphin
•county inhabitants of 1794 ]

Heidleberg comprised the eastern portion
•of Dauphin county. Since 1813, when Leba-
non county was created, it has been divided
into several townships. It was originally
formed in 1757, whilst a part of Lancaster
and Berks counties. Its exact boundaries
were not e*»tablished until the erection of
Danphin county in 1785.

HeMeleerg Tawaafclp.
Achy, Henry, Miller, Valentine, Jr.,

Achy, Samuel, Moyer, John,

Berry, Peter, Miller, Micheal, Jr.,

Bruhaker, Daniel, Moyer, Henry,
(Beckly, Ulrich, Meiaser, George,

Becker, Geo, Jr., Miller, Samuel,
Becker, Geo, Sr., Miller, Jacob,
Becker, John, Miller, Michael,

Bracht, AW am, Newman, Ge< rge,

Baasler, Simon, Newman, Walter,

Bridenbach, Phillip, Noll, John,
(Bollman, John, Noll, Nicholas,

Brown, Philip, Noll, Leonard,

Beyler, Christian, Oberkirsh, Philip,
Batrof, Peter, Sr., Phillips, Jacob,
Batrof, Peter, Jr., Risser, Christian,
fleyler, John, Reetn, Peter,

Brown Michael, Boyer, John,

Beshor, Adam, Royer, George,

Becker, Michael, Rudy, Heronimus,

Denies, Jacob, Reed, John,

Diffenbach, Benjamin Ramler, Michael,
Dirwecbter, Ehrhard, liamler, Leonard,
IK winger, George, Stump,
Eckert, Jonas, Shenk, John,

Jogt George, Stoner, Fred'k, Sr.,

Fogt, Mathias, Sholl, A.am,

•Feeman, Adam, Strickler, And'w, Jr.,

Foltz, Fredrick, Strieker, And'w, Sr.,

9fehler, John, Shalt*, Christian,

German, Henry, Saltzgeber, John,

-Geret, George, Swaoger, Nicholas,

Geret, Jacob, Shits. Peier,

German, George, Sheffer, Henry,

Hibshman, Henry, Steogler, Peter, Jr.,



Hoffman, George, Strack, Henry,

Hoffman, Jacob, Shell, Peter,

Hack, Michael, Sr., Smith, George,

Hack, Michael, Jr., Strickler, Seonare,

Hack, Nicholas, Sholl, John,

Holstone, George, Sioert, Christian,

Ilig, Leonard, Stein, Piter,

Jolter, Jacob, Stein, Fred'k,

Immel, Leonard, Sholl, Simon,

KralL Henry, Sharf, John,
Kochenderfer, George, Hwalro, John,

Kapp, Anthony, Shitz, Jacob,

Krum, John, Smith, Michael,

Kline, Jacob, Simon, George,

Krilfc John, Shlesman, Peter,

Kutto", John, Spanhut, Henry,

Kreitzer, Michael, Swarm, Adam

Kinir, Christian, Spengler, George,

Kring, Henry, Trion, Michael,

Kroff, Andrew, Unbehend, Jacob,

Kurtz, htephen, Urich, Valentine,
Koppenheffer, Henry, Urich, John,

Kinsel, Jacob, Urich, Francis,

Lantz, Henry, Weiss, Christian,

Lantz, John, Weiss, Henry,

Line, John, Wolfersberger, Peter,

Leiss, Adam, Wolfersberger, Geo.,

Litner, Peter, Witmeyer,

Lintz, George, Weich, Christian,

Long, Henry, Walburn, Christian,

Ley, Christian, Walburn, Martin,

Lemau, Christian, Walburn, John,

Moore, John, Walburn, Herman,

Masser, Nicholas, Wagner, George,

Mess, George, Wolfart, Michael,

Mess, Jacob, Wolff, Michael,

Mess, Nicholas, Zimmerman, Henry,

Miller, Michael, Zeller, Peter, Sr.,

Miller, George, Zimmerman, Geo., Sr.,

Mock, Adam, Zimmerman, Geo., Jr.,
Moyer, John (Isaac's Zeller, Peter, Jr.,

Sol), Zerben, Michael
Miller, Valentine, Sr.,

Shaefevstowa, HeMelber* Tawmafcla.

John Wanderly, John Kline,

John Neiss, John Ditman,

Adam Moore, Henry Sorben,

Christopher Seyler, Peter Kolb,

John Rietel, Fred'k Doebler,

Adam Mosser, Leonard Krnmbine,

Phillip Boyer, Jacob Miller,

Geo Weyman, Peter Housser,

A nd'w Kapp, Geoge Dissinger,

Henry Krum, John Lausser,

Peter Krum, Mich's Becher,

Henry Moyer, Henry Borkey,
Michael Moyer, Jacob Krnmbine,



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Samuel Rex,
Martin Albright,
Peter Moore,
Jacob Moore,
Mathias Herman-

shong,
Jacob Sanders,
James H us ten,
Phillip Erpff



And'w Foreman,
Adam Frid,
Matbias Stock,
Daniel Reed,
John Smith,
Christian Dantser,
George Neft,
Fred'k Heverling,
George Strickler.



NewaaMtowB, Heidelberg T^wnahlp.



Sibert, Francis,
Kapp, Fredrick,
Strickler, George,
Shhchter, Nicholas,
Shultz, John,
Dengler, John,
Noll, Philip,
Leiss, Peter,



Mnsse**, John,
Newman, Leonard,
Ot ten wait, George,
Steinier, Angust,
Holzeuer, Peter,
Musser, Be sj am an,
Newman, Henry.



Meveratawa, Heidelberg TowaeMp.



Line, Peter,
Bees, Cbristopb,
Steiner, Jacob,
Krutzer, Fredrick,
Etcholts, Jacob,
Gast, Mathias,
Miller, John,



Bull man, Fredrick,
Reem, George,
Fox, Michael,
Kreiss, Dietrich,
Kiosel, Rudolph,
Miller, Thomas,
Keener, Godfried.



NOTCH AND QUKRIBS.
Historical, Biographical aa« Geaealegleal.



CCXLV.



Dixon. — John Dixon, who died in 1748,
left children :

i. Jama,

ii. Orizel

iti. John.

The Rev. Richard Sankey was witness to
the will. What Dixon was this ?



Montgomery's School History op
Berks County is the first effort made to
popularize local history. Some fifteen years
ago we proposed a similar work pei taining
to the county of Danphin, but so little in-
terest was taken in it that the matter was
abandoned. Mr. Montgomery has given oa
a very valuable compendium of Berks
county history, and it certainly deserves a
large circulation. Not only the children of
the public schools should study the work,
but thousands of grown up people ought to
make themselves atquHiuted with its con-
tents. It is of great value.



Brenner. — John Peter Brenner, b. 1788;
d. 1789; resided for a number of years south
of Oberlin, on the road leading to High-
spire, and is buried in the cemetery at Ober-
lin. His wife was Juliann , and of

their children we have this one :

i. Peter; b. March 6 1776; d. May 9,

1858; m. Catharine Biever, b. September

11, 1770; d. Augusts. 1847; and they had:

1. Jacob; b. June 30, 1798; d. August

30, 1822.
S. Magdalena; b. December 5, 1799; d.

December 7, 1829.
3. Catharine; b. January 21, 1801; d.
May 6, 1852.



Corps Badges op the Army.— A cor-
respondent who writes ns making inquiry
concerning the origin of corps badges in the
army, will find the information he desires in
General Orders No. 5*, 1863, Army of the
Potomac, and General Orders No. 62, 1864,
Army of the Cumberland, excepting that no
mention is made of their introduction, which
was by Kearney, about the time of the battle
of Pair Oaks, Virginia, who designated his
division— the Third, afterward the First of
the Third Corps— with a 'red patch,' or
lozenge, as a distinguishing mark, giving his
own red blankets to be cut up in the absence
of other red goods. Its after development
as a corps badge is due to General Batter-
field and Gen. Hooker, who perfected Butter-
field s plan, and introduced it into the Army
of the Potomac, May 12th, 1863. After
Rosecrans' defeat at Chickamauga, the
Eleventh and Twelfth Corps of the Army of
the Potomac were transferred to Chatta-
nooga, taking with them the crescent for the
former and tne star for the latter. It at-
tracted great attention from the Western
troops, and General Sherman, in his 'Me-
moirs' — vol. L, page 363— speaks of the ef-
fect it had on the soldiers from Vicksburg as
they passed the Eastern men to take their
position on the left, preparatory to the fights



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