Henry E. (Henry Elliot) Shepherd.

Nelson's biographical dictionary and historical reference book of Fayette County, Pennsylvania : containing a condensed history of Pennsylvania, of Fayette County, and the boroughs and townships of the county :also, portraits and biographies of the governors since 1790, and genealogies,family histor online

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NELSON'S

BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY

AND ■

HISTORICAL REFERENCE BOOK

OF

FAYETTE COUNTY

PENNSYLVANIA



CONTAINING A CONDENSED HISTORY OF PENNSYLVANIA,

OF FAYETTE COUNTY, AND OF THE BOROUGHS

AND TOWNSHIPS OF THE COUNTY



Portraits and Biographies of the Governors Since 1790,

AND Genealogies, Family Histories and Biographies

OF Representative Men of the County.



ILLUSTRATED



1900

S. B. NELSON, PUBLISHER
Uniontown, Pa.



PUBLTSiriNG COWPAJi



PREFACE.



IN submitting the present work to the people of Fayette count}^, the publisher
takes satisfaction in the belief that he has fully compliecrwith ever}^ promise
that has been made to those who have honored him with their patronage. lu
the character of its reading matter, the fidelity to its purpose, the neatness of its
typography and the general st3de in which it appears, it may reasonably be
claimed to be at least the equal of an}- publication of similar nature that has ever
been issued in Pennsylvania.

As announced in the prospectus, the work is designed as a historical refer-
ence book and biographical dictionar}-, rather than as a detailed county history.
The limit placed upon it from the beginning did not admit of the numerous inci-
dents and illustrations that form an extended county history, and the aim, both
of the writers and publisher, has been to present the leading events as briefly as
the facts seemed to warrant, and to so arrange them that they could be conveni-
ently found by the average reader. With this in view, some of the chapters
have been made short and supjDlied with frequent sub-headings, reference has
been noted in various parts of the book to other pages treating of the same sub-
ject, a copious table of contents has been given, and the whole has been supple-
mented with a full alphabetical index.

Attention is especially called to the engravings, which must be conceded to
be far in advance of the majority of art work in publications of the kind.

The portraits of the governors, the biographies of the same, and the political
and other information relating to Pennsylvania, are features that will be appre-
ciated by every citizen who has a patriotic interest in the State of his residence.
Henry Elliott Shepherd, LL. D., the friend and correspondent of Tenn3^son
and whose literary productions are commended in the chief centers of European
and American culture and scholarship, was secured as editor-in-chief of this work
on account of his ripe scholarship and especial fatness. S. T. Wiley, of Union-
town, spent considerable time during the last eighteen months in securing im-
portant historical matter for this volume, and rendered ef&cient and skillful as-
sistance in the preparation of some of the most important phases of the work.



Benjamin Whitman, of Erie, wrote the general history of Pennsylvania, con-
tained in Part I., and the late Paoli S. Morrow gave many timely and practical
suggestions in regard to the literary development of the county. Special ac-
knowledgment is also due to M. M. Cochran, A. J. Coll and others, and to the
editors and many of the ministers of the county for information. Indebtedness
is likewise acknowledged to the valuable works of Veech, Ellis, Searight and
others.

The highest ambition of the writers and publisher of this book is to render
it a useful preparatory effort to future complete works of local annals.

Neither time, labor nor expense has been spared in the preparation of this
volume, and the publisher returns thanks to the progressive citizens of the
county for the hearty support they have given to the enterprise, and begs leave
to express the hope that they will receive the book with as much satisfaction as
he remembers their kindness and liberality.

^ S. B. NELSON,

PublisJicr.



CONTENTS.



PART I.

Pexxsyl\^\nia — Historical, Descriptive and Statistical-
State Constitution of 1873.

PART II.
Biographies of the Governors.

PART III.
General History and Description of Fayette County,

PART IV.

Township and Borough History.

PART y.

Leading Boroughs of Uniontown, Connellsville
AND Brownsville.

PART VI.

Family Histories and Biographical Sketches.

PART \TL
Alphabetical Index.



GENERAL INDEX.



PART I.

Pennsylvania — Historical, Descripti\'e and Statistical.



PAGE.

Aborigines, 19

Anthracite Coal 19

Area of the State, 19

Anti-Slaverj- Riot, 49

Battles Fought in Pennsylvania 19

Bituminous Coal, . 20

Braddock's Defeat, 20

Buckshot War 20

Burning of the Capitol 20

Boroughs, principal 21

Battle Flags of Pennsylvania, 60

Capitals of the State, 20

Colleges, 20

Churches, 20

Continental Congress, sessions of 20

Cities and Towns, principal 20

Criminals, number of, , . . 21

Centennial Exhibition 1S76 21

Climate, 21

Coat of Arms, 37

Congressmen, leading, 22

Congressional Districts, 22

Constitutions, several State, 22

Constitution, present State, in full, 61

Chambersburg, burning of 59

Courts, 22

Debt— State, Municipal and School District, ... 22

Debt — Mortgage, .22

Declaration of Independence, 23

Early Settlements, 23

Eminent Men, 23

Elections, when held, 24

Executive Oflicers, principal, 24

Founder of the State, 24

First Things (Railroads, Canals, etc.), 27

Flag of the United States, 27

French War 27

Fruits Grown in the State, 28

Filipino Insurrection, 28



P.\GH.

Floods, Great 28

Fish and Fisheries, 28

Franklin, Benjamin 29

Farms, number, value, production, etc 29

Fries Rebellion, 49

Game Laws, 29

Governors, list of, .30

General Progress, . 31

Gettysburg, Battle of 31

Holidays, legal, 32

Homestead Riots 49

Indians, The, 19

Indian Titles, 32

Indian Wars and Disturbances, 32

Iron and Iron Ore 32

Johnstown Flood, 33

Judiciary System, 33

Keystone State, Origin of Name, 33

Lincoln's Address at Gettysburg 31

Lieutenant Governors, list of, 31

Leading Products 33

Legislature, Number of Members, etc., 34

Legislation, restrictions upon 34

Language, 34

Lakes 34

Liberty Bell, 34

Libraries, Art Galleries and Museums, 34

Live Stock, statistics of, etc., 34

Militarj' S3'stem, 37

Manufactures, 37

Motto of the State, 37

Mineral Products, .37

Mason and Dixon's Line 37

Name of State, origin of, 38

Natural Gas, 38

Newspapers, number of, 38

Native American Riots, 49

Oil (Natural) 38

"Pennsylvania Dutch," "Origin of Language," . 34



GENERAL IXDEX.



PAGE.

Proprietary Goverument, 38

Population of the State, 1790 to 1890, 38

Population of tlie State b)- Counties 39

Population of the United States, 1790 to 1S90, . . 38

Penn, William, 39

Presidents of the United States from Pennsyl-
vania, 39

Presidential Candidates from Pennsylvania, . . . 39

Presidential Electors, number of 40

Political Histor}-, . 40

Public Receipts and Expenditures, 40

Prisoners, number of, 40

Paupers, number of, 40

Physical Features of the State 40

Perry's Victory, 41

Petroleum, Discover}- and Development of, . . 41

Public Improvements, 41

Public Buildings, 41

Public Schools, 42

Philadelphia, description of 42

Pittsburg, description of, 43

Presidential Vote of the State 43

Representatives in Congress, leading, 54

Religious Denominations 44

Royal Government, 47

Railroads in the State 47

Railroad Riots in 1877 49

Revenues and Expenses, 47

Revolution, American, 47

Rivers, principal, . 48

Rebellions in the State. 48

Rebellion, Southern 58

Riots, most noted, 47

Richest Counties in the United States, 50

Seal of the State, 50



PAGE.

State Buildings, .50

Slavery, when abolished in the State, 50

Summer Resorts, principal, 50

State Officers, principal, . , ■ • • . . 50

Salaries and Fees of State Officers, 50

Spanish-American War, 50

Stone, leading kinds, 51

Senators from Pennsylvania in the United States

Congress, 51

School System, 51

Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans, 59

Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, Erie, 60

Triangle, The, 51

Timber, varieties of, 51

Universities and Colleges 52

United States Constitution, Pennsylvania's part in

establishing, . ■ • 52

United States Officers, principal from Pennsyl-
vania 52

United States Senators from Pennsylvania, list of 53
United States Representatives in Congress, leading

from the State, 54

Vice-President from Pennsylvania, 54

Vice-Presidential Candidates from Pennsylvania, . 54

Vote of the State for Governor, 54

Vote of the State far President, 43

Vegetable Productions, 57

Valuations, real and personal property 57

Whisky Rebellion 43

Wayne, Anthony, 58

Wealth of the State, 58

Warof 1S12, 5S

War with Mexico, 58

War for the Union. Penns\'lvania's part in, ... 58
World's Fair, part taken by Pennsylvania, . . . . 6q



SUPPLEMENTARY.



PAGE

Constitution of Pennsylvania, present, 61

Date of Adoption, etc., 61

Preamble, 61

Declaration of Rights, Article I., 61

The Legislature, Article II., 63

Legislation, Article III., 65

The Executive, Article IV., 71

The Judiciary, Article v., 74

Impeachment and Removal from Office, Article

VI.. So

Oath of Office, Article VII., 80

Suffrage and Elections, Article VIII., Si



PAGE.

Taxation and Finance, Article IX., S3

Education, Article X., 87

Militia, Article XL, Sj

Public Officers, Article XII 87

New Counties, Article XIII., 87

Count}' Officers, Article XIV., 87

Cities and City Charters, Arfcle XV., 88

Private Corporations, Article XVI., ....... 88

Railroads and Canals, Article XVII., 90

Future Amendments, Article XVIII., 91

Schedule 92



GENERAL INDEX.



PART II.

Biographies of the Goverxors and Fayette Supreme Judge.



First Governor, Thomas Mifflin, .

Second Governor, Thomas McKean,

Third Governor, Simon Snyder, .

Fourth Governor William Findla)-,

Fifth Governor, ... . Joseph Hiester, .

Sixth Governor, John A. Shulze, .

Seventh Governor George Wolf, . .

Eighth Governor, Joseph Ritner, . .

Ninth Governor David R. Porter, .

Tenth Governor, Francis R. Shunk,

Eleventh Governor, . . . , Wm. F. Johnston,
Twelfth Governor William B'gler, .



Thirteenth Governor, .
Fourteenth Governor,
Fifteenth Governor, .
Sixteenth Governor, .
Seventeenth Governor,
Eighteenth Governor,
Nineteenth Governor,
Twentieth Governor. .
Twenty-first Governor,
Twentj'-second Governor
Tv, enty-third Governor,
Fayette Supreme Judge,



p.\GE.
James Pollock. . . 103
William F. Packer, 103
Andrew G. Curtin, . 103
John W. Geary, . . 103
John F. Hartranft, . 103
Henry M. Hoyt, . . 104
Robert E. Pattison, 104
James A. Beaver, . 104
. Robert E. Pattison, 104
Daniel H. Hastings, 104
. Williatii A. Stone, . 107
. S. Leslie Mestrezat, 107



PART III.
General History and Description of Fayette County



CHAPTER I.

Introductory. — Page 115 to Page 117.



PAGK.

Rare Natural Advantages, 115

Fascinations of Scenery, 115

Seat of Great Historical Events, 115



p.\GE.

First National Road, .116

Geographical Position, 116

Natural Curiosities, 117



CHAPTER II.
The Aborigines in Fayette County. — Page 117 to Page 119.

P.\GE. I P.\GE.

An Extinct Race, 117 Archaeologists and Anthropologists Baffled, . . 118

Mysterious Prehistoric Works iiS I First Traces of the Red Man 118

CHAPTER III.
Fricxch AND English Territorial Controversy.— Page 119 to Page 121.

P.\GE. I P.\GE.

West Allegheny Region, 119 The Ohio Company 120

Development of Controversy 1 19 j Washington Appears on the Scene, 120



CHAPTER IV.
French and English Struggle for Territorial Supremacy. — Page 121 to Page 125.

PAGE. PAGE.

Dawn of Critical Crisis 121 Episode of Fort Necessity 122

Romance and Anglo-Saxon Civilization 121 French Occupation, . 125

Death of JumonviHe 122 Limit of English Dominion, 125



GEXERAL IXDEX.



CHAPTER V.

Braddock's Campaign in the Monongahela Valley.



-Page 125 to'^Page 136.



PAGE.

Braddock Arrives in Virginia. 125

Plan of Campaign, 126

Braddock's Grave .126

Wolfe's Capture of Quebec, 126

Importance of Braddock's Campaign 127



Battle of the Monongabek, . 130

Fossitt's Claim of Killing Braddock, ...... 130

The Naming of Pittsburg, 135

Father Lambing's Address 135

Pontiac's Wonderful Career, .135



CHAPTER VI.
Early Settlement of Fayette County.



-Page 136 to Page 142.



French and Eng'.ish Fur Traders,
Coming of the Browns, ....



Gist's Monongahela Settlement,



Early Settlers for Twenty Years,
Pioneer Military OfEcers



P.A.GE.

• • 137
13S



[37 I The Story of the Log Cabin, 13S



CHAPTER Vn.



The American Revclution.



je 142 to Page 151



PAGE.

Dunmore's War, 142

Revolutionary Measures in Fayette, 145

Capt. Michael Cresap's Frontiersmen, 145

Seventh Virginia Regiment, 145

Thirteenth Virginia Regiment, 145

The Rattlesnake Flag, 146



PAGE.
Captain Erwin's Westmoreland Company, .... 146

Roll of Eighth Pennsylvania Regiment, 147

Captain Stokeh-'s Company j^y

Non-commissioned Officers, 14S

Capt. John Clark's Compan}-, 130

Capt. Samuel Brady's Company, 151



CHAPTER VIII.
Pennsylvania and Virginia BoUxNtdary Line Controversy. — Page



I to Page 155.



PAGE.

Pennsylvania and Virginia Line Run, 151

Permanent Marking of the Line 152

Report of Commissioners, 152



PAGE.

Slavery in Pennsylvania, 152

Gradual Abolition of Slavery. 155

Slave-holders Emigrate to Kentuckj-, 155



CHAPTER IX.
Erection of Fayette County.— Page 155 to Page 161.



Fayette Originally in Chester County, 155

Fayette Formed from Westmoreland 155

Additional Territory, 155

Establishment of Judicial System, 156

The Four Successive Court Houses, 156

The Different Jails, 156

The Old and the New County Home, 157

Prothonotaries, 157

County Commissioners, 157

Registers and Recorders 15S

Coroners 159

County Treasurers 159

Surveyors, 159



PAGE.

District Attorneys 159

Sheriffs, . . 160

Secretary of the U. S. Treasury, . 160

United States Senators, 160

Directorof the U. S. Mint, 160

Minister to Denmark, 160

Governor of Utah Territory, 160

Members of Congress, 160

Attorney-General of Pennsylvania, . i6d

State Treasurers j6o

Auditor-Generals of Pennsylvania 160

State Senators, 160

INIembers of the House of Representatives, . . .161



10



GENERAL INDEX.



CHAPTER X.
The Whisky Insurrection. — Pa



?e i6i to



[62.



PAGE.

Its Significance, 161

Excise Duties 162



PAGE.

Rough Treatment of Excise Officers, 162

The Army Restores Order, 162



The War of 1812,



PAGE.

Companies Raised 1812-1815, 162

Company Raised in 1846, 165

Capt. Thomas Collins' Company .165

Capt. John Phillips' Company, 166

Capt. James Whaley's Company, 166

Capt. Andrew Moore's Company 167

Capt. Jos. Wadsworth's Company, 167

Capt. Peter Herztog's Company, 167

Capt. Jas. A. McClellan's Company, 16S

Capt. John McClean's Company, 16S

Capt. Wm. Craig's Company 169



CHAPTER XI.

Lafayette's Visit and Mexican War. — Page 162 to Page 175.

PAGE.

Capt. Isaac Linn's Company 169

Capt. James Piper's Company 170

Company H, 2d Pa. Vols., 170

Lafayette at Brownsville, 171

Reception to Lafayette at Uniontowu, 172

Lafayette Passes through Sraithfield, 172

Lafayette at New Geneva, 172

Visit of Lafayette to Gallatin, . 172

Return of Lafayette to Uniontowu 172

Lafayette in Three Revolutions, 172



CHAPTER XII.
The Civil War— 1861-65.— Page 175 to Page 210.

PAGE. PAGE.

D and G (8th), 188

F (nth), 190

C, E, G, I and K (85th) 190

Battery K (2d Artillery), 195

K (ii6th), 198

H (i42d), 199

B, E and F (14th Cav.), 199

Baud G (i6th Cav.), 205

E (i68th Militia), 208

Soldiers in Other Companies, 209

Dr. Boyle's Army and Navy Address, 209



Fayette County Militia Companies, 175

Two Companies in W. Va. Regt's, 176

Eighth Reserve Regiment, 177

Eleventh Reserve Regiment, 17S

Eighty-fifth or Fayette Regiment, 179

Second Heavy Artillery, 181

One Hundred Sixteenth Regiment, 182

One Hundred Forty Second Regiment, 1S2

Fourteenth Cavalry, 1S5

Sixteenth Cavalry, 186

Company Rosters, ... 18S



CHAPTER XIII.
Battle Fields of Fayette County Union Soldiers.— Page 210 to Page 225.

PAGE.

The Siege of Charleston 1863-65, 217

The Charleston Earthquake (1886), 222

Appomattox, 222

Reunion, Expansion, Unity 225



PAGE.

Seven Days' Fight, 210

Fredericksburg 211

Chancellorsville, 212

Gettysburg 215



CHAPTER XIV.

Spanish-American War and Filipino Insurrection. — Page 225 to Page 232.

PAGE.

Roster of Company C, 228

Roster of Company D, • 230

Co. H, 41st U. S. V. I., 231

Men in Other Companies 231

New Role of our Country, 236



PAGE.

Companies C and D, loth Pa. Vols., raised, . . . 225

History, loth Pa. Vols., 226

Receptions of Companies C and D, 226

History of Company C, 227

History of Company D, 22S



GENERAL INDEX.



CHAPTER XV.
Imprkssions of Fayette County.— Page 232 to Page 235.

PAGE.

Night Trip in the Coke Region, 232

A Courthouse Visit, 235

The National Road, 235



A Modern City Church, 235

A Visit to Historic Spots, 235

A Field for the Future Idealist, 235



CHAPTER XVI.
Natural Resources of Fayette County. -



-Page 235 to Page 238.



PAGE.

Most Important Coal Fields, 236

The Leading Iron Ores, 236

Alliance Iron Works, 236



Furnace History, 236

The First Rolling Mill, 237

Era of Skill and Invention, 238



CHAPTER XVII.
Physical History. — Page 23S to Page 250.



PAGE.

Elements of Local Physical History, 23S

Physical and Political Boundaries, 23S

Soil and Timber, 239

Animal Life, 239

Drainage of the County, 239

Mountain Ridges, 239

Indian Names of Streams, 239

Railroad and Pike Altitudes, 240

Delaney's Cave 240

The Ohiopyle Falls, 240

The White Rocks, 240

Fayette Springs, 241

Jumonville and Braddock's Graves, 241



PAGE.

Ft. Necessity and Dunbar's Camp, 241

The Bullock Pens, .241

Friendship Hill 241

The Disciple Church Rock, 241

Geological vStructure of County, 242

Geological Group Nomenclature, 245

Economic Geology, 246

Oil and Gas Fields, 247

Fayette County Coal Fields, 24S

The Klondike Region 248

TheRainey, Continental, Eureka Fuel and Ameri-
can Coke Companies, 248

The Coke Industry, 249



CHAPTER XVIII.
The Connellsville Coke Region. — Page 250 to Page 265.



PAGE.

History of Coke Manufacture 250

Production and Extent, 251

Description of the Region, 252

Slope, Drift and Shaft Mines, 255

Mining Operations, 255

The Bee-hive and By-product Ovens, 256

General Method of Coking, 257

Water Supply, 25S

Characteristics of Connellsville Coke, 259

Uses of Coke, 260

Immensity of the Coke Industry, 260

H. C. Frick Coke Company, 261

Cambria Iron Company, 261

W. J. Rainey Heirs , 261

McCIure Coke Company, 261

Acme Coke Company 261



PAGE.

Wharton Coke Company, 262

Calumet Coke Company, 262

E. A. Humphries & Co., 262

James Cochran Sons & Co., 262

Atlas Coke Company, 262

J. R. Stouffer & Co. 262

J. W. Overholt & Co., 262

W. T. Rainey, 262

Bessemer Coke Company, 262

Hecla Coke Company, ... 262

Dunbar Furnace Company, 262

Stauffer & Wiley 262

Hostetter-Connellsville Coke Company, .... 262

Jackson Mines Company, 262

Juniata Coke Company, 262

Taylor & Co., 262



]2



GENERAL INDEX.



Chapter XVIII. — Contimicd

Standard Connellsville Coke Compau3-, 262

Brown & Cochran, 262

Oliver & Snyder Steel Company, 262



I'ennsville Coke Company,



Percy Mining Company 262

Southwest Connellsville Coke Company, .... 265
Stewart Iron Company, 265



62 Laughlin & Co.



265



CHAPTER XIX.
The Old Fulling Mills. — Page 265 to Page 267

PAGE.

Early Woolen Manufactures 265

Domestic and Factor}' Systems 265

Early Fullers 266



PAGE.

Old Fulling Mills, 266

William Searight, the Great Mill Owner, .... 266
Domestic Mills Ruined by Factory System, . . .266



CHAPTER XX.
The Old Pike. — Page 267 to Page 272

PAGE.

Searight's History of It 267

Gallatin and Clay 268

Stewart and Beeson, 268

B. & O. Railroad, a Rival. 268

Pike Nomenclature 269



PAGE.

Pike Currency, 270

The Pike not a Turnpike 270

The "Pike Boys," 271

Romance and Legend 272

John Quincy Adams' Visit, 272



CHAPTER XXI.
Navigation and RAiLWAvs.^Page 272 to Page 27(:



Washington's Projected Canal, 275

Youghiogheny Navigation Company, 275

Mouongahela Navigation Companies 275

B. & O. R. R. Co., 27b

P. &C. R. R. Co., 276

Fayette County R. R. Co., 276

M. & F. R. R.'co., 277

S. W. P. R. R. Co 277

P. V. & C. R. R. Co., 277

P. & L. E. R. R. Co 277



P. McK. Y. R. R. Co., 277

Trunk Lines, 277

Smithfield & Masontowu R. R., 278

Coal Lick Run R. R., 27S

Masontown and New Salem R. R 278

Proposed Reservoirs, , 278

Electric Car Lines, 279

Uniontown Electric Street Railway, 279

C, N. H. & L. Electric Railway, 279

Suburban Electric Street Railway, 279



CHAPTER XXII.

The Bench and Bar of Fayette County.

PAGE.

The American Bar, 279

Carlisle, Bedford, Hannastown Courts, ..... 280

Judicial Districts, 280

Lists of Judges, 281

Description of President Judges, 281

Description of Additional Law Judges, 285



_e 279 to Page 291.

PAGE.

Description of Supreme Court Judges, .... 285

Bar of Fayette County 286

Dean's Description of the Bar, 2S8

Roll of the Bar 289

List of Practicing Attorneys, 291



CHAPTER XXIII.
Religious and Educational History. — Page 291 to Page 316

P.AGE



Religious Development 291

Society of Friends 292

Regular Baptist Church 296

Seventh-Day Baptist Church 297

Free-will Baptist Church 297



PAGE.

Presbyterian Church, 297

Evangelical Lutheran Church. 29S

Church of God 299

Brethren in Christ 299

Mennouite Church, 299



GEXERAL lyOEX.



Chapter XXIII. — Continued.



PAGE.

Roman Catholic Church, 299

Methodist Episcopal Church, 300

Evangelical Association 301

Protestant Episcopal Church 301

Methodist Protestant Church. 301

The Christian Church 302

Cumberland Presbyterian Church 306

Southern Methodist Church, 306

New Light or Christian Church, 306

Mormons or Latter Dav Saints, 306

Pentecost or Free Methodist Church, 307

A. M. E. Zion Church, 307



PAGE.

Religious Influences, 307

Church Statistics, ^08



The Old Church, 509

The Old Christian Home 309

Educational Progress, 31U

Early Schools, 310

Academies 311

Madison College, 311

Care of School Buildings, 312

List of County Superintendents 315

County Institutes 315

Veteran Teachers ;i6



African Methodist Episcopal Church, 307 Educational Forces,



316



CHAPTER XXIV.
The Medical Profession. — Page



ii6 to



Pioneer Physicians, . . .
Value of Medical Statistics,



Connellsville Cottage State Hospital 326

Fayette County Medical Society, 326



List of Registered Physicians, 317 . Dentistry,



Medical History,

Dr. Hugh Campbell's Address.



A Century of Medicine, 327



32S
32S
32S
329



CHAPTER XXV.
The Press of Fayette Couxty. — Pa

PAGE. I

The History of Printing

Liberty of the English Press

Three Newspaper Centers,

The Political Press

The Religious Press

Earh- and Later Printing Presses

Fayette County Journalism,

Uniontown Newspapers, List of

The Genius of Liberty,

The News Standard,

The Peoples Tribune

The Uniontown News,

The Uniontown Democrat,

Connellsville Newspapers, List of,

The Courier,

The News,



^6327 to Page 341.

PAGB.

Fayette County Republican 335

Brownsville Newspapers, List of, 335

The Clipper, 335

The Bridgeport Monitor, 335

The Fayette City Journal 335

Belle Vernon Newspapers, List of, 335

The Enterprise, 335

The Springfield Mountaineer, 335

The Mill Run Guest, .336

Present Press of Fayette County, . - 336

The Daily Paper 336

The Newspaper Reporter 336

Local Newspapers, Historical Value of, ..... 336

The Press, Relations of to the Public. .337

The Press, Position and Power of, 340



CHAPTER XXVI.
Political History. — Page 341 to Page 346.

PAGE.



Particular Political Phases 341

Fayette County, Presidential Vote of. from 1S24 to

1896, 341

Presidential Election of 1S52, 342

Vote on State Constitutions 345



Vote on Constitutional Conventions,
Vote on Constitutional Amendments.

Vote on License,

Negro Suffrage,



PAGE.

• ■ 345

• ■ 345



14



GENERAL INDEX.



Chapter XXVI. — Contimicd.



PAGE.



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