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master cleared land and kept and pastured pack-
horses before there were wagons used on the road.

The fourth wagon stand was Job Clark's, or '' The
Twelve Springs," nearly two miles west of Bower-
master's, a large log house and log barn, a stone
spring-house, and stone game- and meat-house, and
within a circle of three hundred yards twelve
strong-flowing springs, and on the hillside Clark
planted a large orchard.

The National road was built through this town-
ship chiefly in 1816-17. In September, 181.'5, about
six and a half miles of the road west of Smithfield
was let by contract. It reached the present Wharton
line. The contractoi-s were Hagan, Doherty, Mc-
Glaughlin, and Nicholas Bradley, Aull, and Evans
& Ramsey, and they sublet many parts. Kincaid,
Beck & Evans built the Smithfield, or Somerfleld,
bridge in 1817-18 for §40,000.

The bridge is 1465 feet above the level of the ocean,
and 513 feet above Uniontown. Barren Hill, or the
crest of Laurel Hill, west of O'Hegarty's, is 2450 feet
above the ocean and 1498 feet above Uniontown.
Woodcock Hill, or Briery Mountain, a spur or hill
just west of Laurel Hill on the road, is 2500 feet
above the ocean and 1548 feet above Uniontown.

TAVERN- STANDS.

The first stand west of the bridge in the township
was the Lenhart tavern stand. A man of the name of
Ebert ran a tannery and had a small log house here,
and John Lenhart bought it about 1830, and built to
it and kept it. He rented to Jacob Tabb in 1839, and
William Bruce in 1840, who kept it. His son, Peter
Lenhart, kept it from 1841 to 1872, repairing and
building to the house. It is a long two-story (frame)
building, and was always a wagon stand. It is now
occupied by Peter Lenhart's widow.

The second stand was the Flanigan, or Jockey



Valley stand, built by Andrew Flanigan as a tavern
on the Braddock road, and when the National road
was made through Jockey Valley he repaired his log
house, and opened it in 1817 as a wagon stand. He
was followed by Maj. PauU and Clement, who was
succeeded by Jacob Probasco ; then John Baker,
Peter Baker, Jacob Richards (1841), Charles Kemp,
and James Gooden were landlords. Morris Mauler,
from Frostburg, kept and left, and followed the road
into Wharton, renting and keeping from Frostburg,
Md., to Monroe, Fayette Co.

Aaron Wyatt came next (in 1848) as landlord. He
afterwards removed to Uniontown, and was succeeded
in 1857 by John Olivine, who was followed by Lewis
Hamill, now at Chalk Hill, and in 1871 by Alexander
Spear, and since that it has been a private residence.
It is a long two-story building of log, frame, and stone,
and owned by Marshall Spurgeon.

The third stand was a two-story frame building, a few
yards west of the Flanigan stand, and was leased by
Ephraim Vansickle and his son-in-law, Daniel Brad-
ley, in 1851, and was known as the Vansickle stand.
It burned down in February, 1852, and Vansickle &
Bradley built a log bouse and weather-boarded it, and
were keeping in it in forty days after the fire. They
kept till 1857. It was a wagon stand.

The fourth was the Conaway wagon stand. John
Conaway left the Braddock road and built a log house
on the National road, near a mile west of Jockey Val-
ley. It was kept by him and afterwards by his sons.
The house is now gone. It stood close to Tliurman
Conaway's residence.
I The fifth stand was the Brown (wagon) stand, a log
, house kept by Thomas Brown. In 1826 a man by the
I name of Fuller furnished the material and built a large
stone two-story house, forty-five feet front and seventy
feet deep. He kept it, and after him his son Jacob,
who went West and died. Jacob Humberston bought
the property in 1857, and kept it in 1864 and 1865, and
still owns and resides in the house.

The sixth stand was the Mount Augusta stand, over
a mile west of the Brown stand. John Collier first
kept here, about one hundred and fifty yards east of
Mount Augusta. Daniel Collier, a son of John, then
built a log house and kept it, and in 1824 built a large
brick, the Mount Augusta proper. McMillen suc-
ceeded Collier, and then Thomas Brownfield bought
and changed it from a wagon to a stage stand. He
was elected county commissioner and sheriff, and went
to Missouri. John O'Hegarty bought the property a
few years ago, and the house burned down in 1872.
It stood a few yards from O'Hegarty's present resi-
dence.

The seventh stand was the Griflin stand, and about
one and a half miles west from Mount Augusta a
large two-story stone building was built by John Grif-
fin in 1824, who occupied it as a stage stand. After
j his death it was changed to a wagon stand, and kept
! by his widow and his son William in 1827, after whom



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HISTORY OF FAYETTE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.



came Benjamin Miller, Charles Kemp, Isaac Denny,
William Span, and William Griffin again. It is now
occupied by Mrs. Elizabeth Stone, a daughter of John
Griffin.

The eighth and last tavern stand in the township
was the Marlowe wagon stand, nearly a mile west of
the Griffin stand. It was a large two-story brick house.
Benjamin Miller, an old wagoner, built and kept it a
short time. It is supposed to have been built about
1830. James Marlowe came from Petersburg, and
kept till 1856 ; then his sons Jeff and Upton kept it a
short time. Andrew Moves, from Allegheny County,
bought the property in 1876, and resides upon it at
the present time.

The mails over the National road passed from
Farmington to Somerfleld, and to those points the
citizens of the township had to repair for their mail.
In 1862 the Somerfield, Pa., and Bruceton, W. Va.,
route was established, passing through Markleysburg,
where a post-office was established, and Dr. Benjamin
Feichtner appointed postmaster. Elias Hicks suc-
ceeded him in charge of the office till 1865, when
Joseph Reckner came in as postmaster; following him
were Marion Arnett in 1872, H. Griffith, 1874, and
the present incumbent, H. Umbel, who came in
possession in 1879.

Moses Silbaugh, of Bruceton, was the first con-
tractor for carrying the mail on this route. He was
succeeded by George Burke, the present carrier, whose
successor, J. C. Dehaven, of Jockey Valley, has been
appointed.

The first bridge built over the Youghiogheny
River in the limits of the township was a long
wooden bridge near Braddock's Crossing, about one-
half mile above the National road bridge. Squire
John Potter built it, and it was burned by a barrel of
tar being poured on it and set fire to in the night.
The second bridge was a long wooden structure, built
by Philip Smyth, the founder of Smythfield, or
Somerfield. It stood about one-half mile below the
present bridge. It was allowed to go to decay, and
after it became impassable the ford over the river was
used. Smyth's bridge was succeeded by the present
bridge, a good stone structure of three arches, built
by Kincaid, Beck & Evans in 1817-18. The longest
span of this bridge is ninety feet, the next in length
is seventy-five feet, and the other sixty-five feet. The
height is forty feet; width, thirty feet; length of
parapet walk, three hundred and fifty feet.

The first mill in the township was called the old
Blougher, or Phicker's mill, about a mile down the
river from the Widow Lenhart's, near to the mouth of
Tub-Mill Run. According to some it was built by a
man by the name of Oswalt. The old mill was
rented for many years after Plucker owned it. Sam-
uel Dean had it rented, and Levi Rush, father of Se-
bastian Rush, of Farmington, rented it about 1814.



Jacob Easter bought the property about 1850, and
built a new mill in place of the old one, and sold to
Jacob Beeghley, who sold to Harrison Hinebaugh,
who sold to Jackson Tissue, the present owner.

Years ago people came to mill here for many miles
around. The next mill was the old Shipley mill, said
to have been built by William Shipley, a small log mill,
on a run three-quarters of a mile from the river, about
fifty years ago. It was bought by John K. Tissue
(father of Jackson Tissue) in 1872, and torn down
and a frame mill built in its stead which is running
now. The next and last flouring-mill was built by
Jacob Probasco at Jockey Valley about 1826, and is
now owned by Marshall Spurgeon. It is a steam-
mill ; an engine was attached to it by Aden Clary.
The two Tissue mills are run by water-power.

Distilleries. — About 1794, John Potter had a small
distillery on the old Braddock road ; about 1800,
David Woodmansee had a distillery close to Sloan's
Ford, and John Rush had one on the river. About
1814, Barnabas Bond had one close to Plucker's mill,
and about 1820, John Kirkpatrick had a distillery on
the river, and Michael Thomas one close to Markleys-
burg ; but they are all gone, and there is not a distil-
lery to-day in the township.

TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION AND OFFICERS.
Henry Clay township was organized in 1824. It
was taken from Wharton, and included at that time
the territory now occupied by Henry Clay, a portion
of Stewart, and a small portion of Wharton. A por-
tion was set off Nov. 17, 1855, to help form Stewart,
and a small portion — a strip less than one-quarter of
a mile broad — was set off in 1872, along the Whar-
ton line, to Wharton. John O'Hegarty and Harvey
Morris were appointed commissioners to run the line
setting off this portion to Wharton, and they em-
ployed Martin Dixon as surveyor. The cause for it
was the complaint of Zar Hart and others asking to
be set off to Wharton, as Wharton schools were near,
and Henry Clay schools at too great a distance from
them. Before this new line was run, in 1853, a peti-
tion was presented for a view of Clay and Wharton
line. John I. Dorsey, John F. Foster, and Robert
McDowell were appointed viewers. The report was
made, renewed, and reissued, and report made and
approved March 27, 1854. The review was granted,
and J. N. H. Patrick, James Robinson, and Hugh
Graham appointed viewers. Their alteration and
changing of lines was approved June, 1854, and con-
firmed Oct. 30, 1854.

No township records can be found prior to 1842,
and those found afford only a partial record of town-
ship officers, as follows:
1824.— Constable, Levi Rush, appointed.

1825.— Constable, Levi Rush .- Overseer of the Poor. John Grif-
fin; Road Supervisors, John Conawny and John R. Burn-
worth.
1826.— Constable, Levi Rush ; Auditors, Jacob Fike, John Grif-
fin ; Road Supervisors, John Burnworth, Charles Kemp.



HENRY CLAY TOWNSHIP.



1827. — Constable, Jolin Connway; Auditors, Levi Rush, Daniel
Show, John Bolen, John Burnworth ; Road Supervisor,
A. Thomas.

1828.— Constable, John Connway; John Burnworth, deputy.

1829.— Constable, George Burnworth ; Auditors, S. Tissue,
James Gooden ; Clerk, Joseph Adanson.

1830.— Constable, William Tissue; Auditors. T. Brow, T. Stnn-
ton, Charles Rush, P. Rush; Ro.id Supervisors, Charles
Kemp, Sebastian Tissue; Clerk, Joseph Adanson.

18.31.- Constable, Willi.am Tissue; Auditors, J. Hinebnugh,
John Burnworth; Supervisor, Jacob Most; Clerk, Nicho-
las Bradley.

1832.— Constable, William Tissue ; Supervisor, II. Show ; Audi-
tors, J. Vansickle, J. Myers, W. Ebert, Daniel Conaway ;
Clerk, James Gooden.

1833.— Constable, William Tissue; Auditors, J. Vansickle, J.
Burnworth, John Kemp, Samuel Rush ; Supervisor, S.
Tissue; Clerk, Joseph Adnnson.

1834.— Constable, William Tissue; Auditors, W. Ebert, S. Rush,
James Watson, M. Thomas ; Supervisors, P. Rush, J.

McGlaughlin; Clerk, Adanson; School Inspectors,

Daniel Collier, Thomas J. Miller.

1835.— Constable, W. Tissue; Auditors, L. Rush, J. Vansickle,
John Myers; School Inspectors, J. R. Burnworth, John

1836.— Constable, W. Tissue; Supervisor, S. Shipley; Auditor,
N. Bradley; Clerk, H. Show.

1837.— Constable, W. Tissue; Supervisors, S. Rush, Stephen
Stuck, W. Griffin, Ephraira Vansickle; Auditors, J. Len-
hart, L. Rush, James McGlaughlin, Andrew Umbel; Clerk,
II. Show; School Inspectors, Charles Kemp, John Easter,
James Gooden.

1S3S. — Constable, AVilliam Tissue; Auditors, John Burnworth,
H. Show ; Supervisors, S. Stuck, S. Tissue, S. Rush ;
Clerk, H. Show; School Directors, John Baker, John Burn-
worth, Andrew Umbel, Peter Rush, James Gooden.

1839.— Constables, W. Tissue, John Vansickle; Auditors, John
Burnworth, II. Show ; Supervisors, Israel Parnell, A. Glover,
J. Conaway; School Directors, H. Show, J. R. Burnworth,
J. Umbel, D. Conaway ; Clerk, H. Show.

1840.— Constable, John Vansickle; Auditors, John Easter, Sam-
uel Rush, Julius Kemp, John R. Burnworth ; School Di-
rectors, W. Show, G. Morrison, J. R. Burnworth : Justices
of the Peace, Samuel Shipley, William Tissue.

1841.— Constable, John Vansickle; School Directors, John \V.
E.aster, S. Shipley, R. Brown; Clerk, John W. Easter;
Auditor, S. Shipley.

1842.— Auditors, John Easter, Jr., S. Rush, S. Shipley; Clerk,
John Easter; Supervisors, Israel Parnell, Henry Yother.

1843 to 1856.— No record.

1856.— Auditors, P. Lenhart, John H. Steele, L. Ilall.

1857. — No record.

1858.— Auditors, L. Hall, D. Bradley. W. Show; Clerk, J. W.
Lancaster; School Directors, John W. Lancaster, presi-
dent, J. Vansickle, secretary, J. J. Easter, Clark Flanigan,
J. Reiber.

1859.— Auditors, same as 1858; School Directors, J. Lancaster,
John Reiber, John Markley, John Easter, Thomas Brown-
field, C. Flanigan.

I860.— Auditors, L. Hall, J. W. Easter, J. Vf. Lancaster;
School Directors, A. Boyd, J. Reiber, T. Brownfleld, J.
Easter.

1861.— Auditors, same as 1860; school directors, same as 1860,
and no schools taught.

1862.— Auditors, J. Humbertson, J. Easter, R. Umbel; Clerk,
J. W. Lancaster; School Directors, Daniel Bradley, presi-



dent, J. Lancaster, secretary, J. Reiber, treasurer, C. Glover,
A. Boyd.

1863.— Auditors, same as 1862; School Directors, Ziba Bum-
worth, president, J. Lancaster, secretary, C. Glover.

1864.— Auditors, M. T. Umbel, P. Clistcr, D. Bradley; Clerk,
S. P. Lancaster; School Directors, Z. Burnworth, presi-
dent, J. Lancaster, secretary, Gabriel Secse, Charles Glover,

1865.— Auditors, same as 1864; School Directors, John BarncJ,
president, J. Lancaster, secretary, Z. Burnworth, treasurer,
G. Seese, Charles Glover.

1866.— Auditors, M. T. Umbel, A. Umbel, J. B.arnes; Clerk, S.
P. Lancaster; School Directors, G. Seese, J. Lancaster, M.
Sumey, W. S. Glover, Daniel Umbel, John Barnes.

1867.— Auditors, same as 1866; School Directors, W. S. Glover,
Daniel Umbel, J. Lancaster, A. J. Umbel, M. Sumey.

1868.^Auditors, no record; Justice of the Peace, J. W. Lan-
caster; School Directors, D. Umbel, president, L. L. Clary,
secretary, A. J. Umbel, treas., J. O'Hegarty, J. J. Eiister.

1869. — Auditors, Daniel Bradley, John Barnes, J. J. Easter;
Clerk, S. P. Lancaster; School Directors, J. J. Easter,
president. Dr. Switzer, secretary, A. J. Umbel, treasurer,
W. Hinehaugh.

1870.— Auditors, same as 1869 ; School Directors, M. C. Thom.as,
president. Dr. Switzer, secretary, .1. J. Easter, J. Shipley,
J. Easter, A. Glover.

1871. — Auditors, Andrew Umbel, Daniel Bradley, J. J. Easter,
J. Conaway, clerk ; School Directors, G. J. Thomas, presi-
dent. Dr. Switzer, secretary, J. J. Easter, W. Hincbaugh,
M. C. Thomas.

1872.— Auditors, same as 1869; School Directors, G.J. Thomas,
president. Dr. Switzer, secretary, J. J. Easter, John Cona-
way, M. C. Thomas, W. Hinehaugh.

1373. — Auditors, John Barnes, J. P. Barnes, S. P. Lancaster,
clerk; School Directors, John Conaway, president, J. J.
Easter, secretary, G. J. Thomas, treasurer, W. Hinehaugh,
A. J. Umbel.

1874.— Auditors, same as 1873; School Directors, W. Hine-
haugh, William Umbel, president, John Conaway, secre-
tary, Elisha Leighty, William Reckner.

1875.— Auditors, no record; School Directors, W. Umbel, presi-
dent, John Conaway, secretary, Joseph Reckner, A. J. Um-
bel, E. Leighty.

1876.— Auditors, M. R. Thomas, J. P. Barnes, J. J. Easter; S.
P. Lancaster, clerk; School Directors, John O'Hegarty,
president, John Conaway, secretary, W. Glover, treasurer,
H. Silbaugh, W. Umbel, E. Leighty.

1877.— Auditors, M. R. Thomas, J. P. Barnes, Lutellus Davis ;
Clerk, S. D. Collins ; School Directors, J. O'Hegarty, jiresi-
dent, J.. P. Barnes, secretary, A. Moser, treasurer, W. Glo-
ver, AV. Hinehaugh, John Conaway.

1878.— Auditors, same as 1877; School Directors, John O'Heg-
arty. president, J. P. Barnes, socret.ary, J. Conaway, M.
R. Thomas, W. Hinehaugh, A. Moser.

1879.— Auditors, A. J. Umbel, J. P. Barnes, L. Davis; School
Directors, John O'Hegarty, president, J. P. Barnes, secre-
tary, Charles Lytic, M. R. Thomas.

1880.- Auditors, A. J. Umbel, W. J. Barnes, S. W. Hall ; Clerk,
Clark N. Flanigan ; School Directors, John O'Hegarty,
president, H. Griffith, secretary, W. Hincbaugh, M. R.
Thomas, Israel Parnell, M. McClintock.

1881.— Judge of Election, John Thomas; Inspectors, J. M.
Seese, W^ Conaway; Assessor, I. Seese; Road Supervisors,
Samuel Wilson, Amos Tissue, constable; Auditors, H.
Hincbaugh, W. J. Barnes, S. W. Hall; Clerk, A. B. Brad-
ley; School Directors, Milton Glover, William Barnes.



HISTORY OF FAYETTE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.



The following persons have served as justices of the

pence:

John Potter, John Lenhnrt, William Tissue. Jacob Easter, \V.
W. Show, John H. Steele, John Vansickle, John Muikley,
John K. Tissue, George Graff, John W. Lancaster, Thomas
Erowufield, and John JVIarkley and John O'Uegarty,
)) resent justices.

JOCKEY VALLEY
is located on the National road, about a mile west of
the river (in Hall's Run Valley), and consists of nine
houses, one flouring-niill, one store, and one black-
smith-shop. A tavern stand on the old Braddock
road, kept by Flanigan, was the first house. After
the National road was made nearly on the Braddock
road other houses were built, and Jacob Probasco in
a few years erected a rtonrinu-mill. I'pon the decline
of the National road, .li.rkey Valley suffered from
the loss of travel, and has gained but slowly since.
When the National road was completed there was
always to be found at the Flanigan tavern stand one
or more horse-jockeys to trade or run races. A race-
track was also laid out by James Piper, a merchant
of Somerfield, and from these circumstances people
got to speaking of the place as " Jockey Valley," and
the name remaineil witli the village when it was
built. The residents of the place are Daniel Bradley,
lumberman; J. C. Dehaven.mail contractor; George
Smith, blacksmith; H. Hinebaugh, miller; John
Conaway, farmer; and John A. Patton, clerk. The
taverns were the Fhtnigan and Vansickle stands,
noticed under head of I'.raddock and National road
stands. The fiouriiig-mill was Imilt by Jacob Pro-
ba.sco, some time lietwien I'vi'o aiid IM'.".. Jolm Raker

succeeded him, tlim Cai)t. Tl las ICndsley, about

1838, who ran it (or seveial y^ar-. aii.l was succeeded
by Isaac Vaiisi.kl, , wlm -u|,i in 1^:.2 to John Rhoms-
berg, wli.i sold to Aden Clary, a-i iit <>i Lloyd Lownes.
Marshall Spiirgeon is the present owner.

Jacob Prob.asco kept the first stock of goods in one
room of the Flanigan tavern stand. John Baker next
kept in the same room, Aaron Wyatt succeeded him,
and next came Aden cl.iry, ,\IUr Clary, in 1S71,
Daniel Bradley occupied the n,„m while building a
store-room. After Bradley came O. M. Hatfield, who
kei>t till 1879.

When Aaron Wyatt was keeidng store Daniel
Bradley and Ephraim Vansickle put a stock of goods

in a house now torn down, X'an-ii-kle > i retired

from the firm, and Bradley kejil from ls.">7 to 1S71,
when he moved his goods and kejit in the Flanigan
room till he built a new store-room, into which he
moved and kept till 1878. In 1880, Mrs. J. C. Dehaven
opened a grocery in one room of her dwelling.

The Southern Methodists hold services regularly in
the school-house under the Rev. Simons.

MARKLEYSBURG.

About three miles southwest of Jockey Valley, in

the southern part of the township, within two miles of



Mason and Dixon's line, is situated the pleasant little
village of Markleysburg, laid out by Squire John
Markley and named after him. The first house was
built in 1860. The town has one principal street,
named Main Street, and three back streets. The
present residents are Hiram Griffith, merchant;
Hiram Umbel, merchant and postmaster ; S. K.
Thomas, boarding-house keeper; Joseph Reckner,
cabinet-maker; Dr. S. Switzer; Jonas W. Seese, car-
penter ; Rev. John Myers ; Adam S. Sell, lumberman ;
Mrs. Julia Markley ; Mrs. Little ; James Cassedy,
tinner; Mrs. Brown; F. Thomas, farmer; Watson
Guard, shoemaker; John Howell, blacksmith ; Squire
John Markley; I. D. Seese, laborer; J. W. Seese,
undertaker; C. Thomas, farmer; Moses Chrise, shoe-
maker; Silas Myers, farmer; John Matthews, teacher.

The only post-office ever established in the town-
ship is kept here. Situated on level lands, the village
has room to build up into a large town. The Shoe-
maker Church stands in the village, and just on its
edge is a very large Dunkard Church.

The first store was kept by Philip Myers and
Brown, who were succeeded by George Thomas, when
the building burnt. A new building was put up on
its site, and Hicks & Markley kept in it. They were
succeeded by Joseph Reckner. Daniel Umbel then
kept in it a while, and moved to the building now used
by Reckner as a cabinet-shop, and kept one year;
they dissolved partnership, and Reckner kept six
years and closed. Sylvanus Thomas, while Reckner
was keeping, moved into the room vacated by Reck-
ner & Umbel, and kept four years. Marion Arnett
opened a store in 1872 in the house now occujjied by
I. D. Seese, as Reckner & Thomas had quit, and kept
till 1874. Then, in 1874, H. Griffith built the present
store-house, and kept until 1879, when he w.as suc-
ceeded by Hiram Umbel, the present occupant. .

PJiysicians. — In 1862, Dr. Benjamin Feichtner came
from West Virginia and located here. He served in
the army, and returning at the end of his time formed
a partnership with Dr. S. Switzer, from Maryland,
who had just returned from the army. Dr. Feicht-
ner soon went to Confluence, where he now practices,
and Dr. Switzer remains, the only physician in the
township, and himself and Dr. Feichtner the only
physicians ever in the township.

About one mile and three-quarters from Markleys-
burg southwest, on the State line and Henry Clay
line, stands a small stone pillar, marking the spot
where Maryland and West Virginia join the Pennsyl-



RELIGIOUS DEXOMINATIOX.S.
OLD LIDERTV CHURCH

was built about 1812, as a Union church for all de-
nominations. It was a log building, and stood near
the site of Fairview Church. It was also used as a
school building. Peter T. Laishley and Henry



HENRY CLAY TOWNSHIP.



613



Clay Dean preached here. The Methodist Episcopal
Church formed a class here about 1825. John Burn-
worth, Catherine McNear, and Job Clark were mem-
bers. In 1830, John R. Burnworth and wife became
members, and John White preached. In 1852 the
church was burned.

FAIEVIEW METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

was built in 1853, near the site of Old Liberty Church.
Rev. Patterson Burnworth, Charles, William, and
John K. Tissue, Ziba, Lorenzo, and Christopher Burn-
worth, Mrs. Isabella Flanigan, Mrs. Sarah Butler, and
Mrs. Rhoda Kemp and many others constituted the
class. Ministers in charge : A. J Endsley, two years,
Joseph Ray, Joseph Horner, Sawhilf, J. Mansel, Ezra
Hingely, J. Mclntyre, M. M. Eaton, Meachem D.
Jordan, S. T. Mitchell, D. J. Davis, Napthali Luc-
cock, J. B. Taylor, and J. Murray, present minister.

LUTHERAN CHUKCH.

The Lutherans, about 1845, used Old Liberty Church,
and in 1850 built Mount Zion Church, about a mile
from Old Liberty Church. John Reiber and wife, J.
W. Lancaster and wife, William and Jonathan Close
and their wives, and Charles Troutman and others
were members organizing the church. It burned I
down in 1872. They immediately rebuilt, and have
a small frame house. It belongs to Addison charge.
Ministers in charge, Revs. Failer, who preached in Old
Liberty Church, and then in Mount Zion when fin-
i.shed ; M. Snyder, David Trcssler, Beaver, P. Geme, I
1870; William Triday, 1874; Singler, David Crozer,
A. 'SI. Smith, and Andrew Felton, present minister.

GERMAN BAPTIST,

The Thomases, Myerses, and Fikes constituted the
first organization of the church at Markleysburg some
thirty years ago. In 1880 they built a large church
at Markleysburg, seventy-six by forty feet, with a
seating capacity for a thousand people. Their min-



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