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Franklin County

Source:
History of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
ILLUSTRATED
Publ.
Chicago:
Warner, Beers & Co.,
1887

TABLE OF CONTENTS.
 

PART I.
HISTORY OF PENNSYLVANIA.

    PAGES
CHAPTER I. - INTRODUCTORY 15 - 23
  - Cornelius Jacobson May, 1624-25.  William Van Hulst, 1625-26.  Peter Minuit, 1626-33.  David Petersen de Vries, 1632-33.  Wouter VAn Twiller, 1633-38
CHAPTER II. - Sir William Kreift, 1638-47.  Peter Minuit, 1638-41.  Peter Hollandaer, 1641-43.  John Printz, 1643-53.  Peter Stuyvesant, 1647-64.  John Pappagoya, 1653-54.  John Claude Rysingh, 1654-55 23 - 33
CHAPTER III. - John Paul Jacquet, 1655-57, Jacob Alrichs, 1657-59,  Goeran Van Dyck, 1657-58.  William Beekman, 1658-63.  Alex. D'Hinoyossa, 1659-64. 33 - 35
CHAPTER IV. - Richard Nichols, 1664-67.  Robert Needham, 1664-68.  Francis Lovelace, 1667-73.  John Carr, 1668-73.  Antony Colve, 1673-74.  Peter Alrichs, 1673-74 35 - 41
CHAPTER V. - Sir Edmund Androa, 1674-81.  Edmund Cantwell, 1674-76.  John Collier, 1676-77.  Christopher Billop, 1677-81 41 - 50
CHAPTER VI. - William Markham, 1681-82.  William Penn, 1682-84. 51 - 61
CHAPTER VII. - Thomas Lloyd, 1684-86.  Five Commissioners, 1686-88.  John Blackwell, 1688-90.  Thomas Lloyd, 1690-91.  William Markham, 1691-93.  Benjamin Fletcher, 1693-95.  William Markham, 1693-99 61 - 69
CHAPTER VIII. - William Penn, 1699-1701.  Andrew Hamilton, 1701-03.  Edward Shippen, 1703-04.  John Evans, 1704-09.  Charles Gooken, 1709-17. 69 - 75
CHAPTER IX. - Sir William Keith, 1717-26.  Patrick Gordon, 1726-36.  James Loan, 1736-38.  George Thomas, 1738-49.  Anthony Palmer, 1747-48.  James Hamilton 1748-54 75 - 89
CHAPTER X. - Robert H. Morris, 1754-56,  William Denny, 1756-59,  James Hamilton, 1759-63 89 - 97
CHAPTER XI. - John Penn, 1763-71.  James Hamilton, 1771.  Richard Penn, 1771-73.  John Penn, 1773-76 98 - 104
CHAPTER XII. - Thomas Wharton, Jr., 1777-78.  George Bryan, 1778.  Joseph Reed, 1778-81.  William Moore, 1781-82.  John Dickinson, 1782-85.  Benjamin Franklin, 17858-88 104 - 114
CHAPTER XIII. - Thomas Miffin, 1788-99.  Thomas McKean, 1799 - 1808.  Simon Snyder, 1808-17.  William Findlay, 1817-20.  Joseph Heister, 1820-23.  John A. Shulze, 1823-29.  George Wolfe, 1829-35.  Joseph Ritner, 1835-39 114 - 121
CHAPTER XIV. - David R. POrter, 1839-45.  Francis R. Shunk, 1845-48.  William F. Johnstone, 1848-52.  William Bigler, 1852-55.  James Pollock, 1855-58.  William F. Packer, 1858-61.  Andrew G. Curtain, 1861-67.  John W. Geary, 1867-73.  John F. Hartranft, 1873-78.  Henry F. Hoyt, 1878-82.  Robert E. Pattison, 1882-86.  James A. Beaver, 1886 122 - 131
  Gubernatorial Table 132
     
CHAPTER I. - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
- The Great Eastern Valley
- The Path of a Probable Gulf Stream
- The Mountain Ranges and their Appendages
- Systems of Drainage
- Geological and Mineralogical Aspects
- Character of Soil
- Vegetation
- Climate
137 - 141
CHAPTER II. - PIONEER SETTLERS
- Two Classes: Scotch Iris, their Origin, Arrivals, Character and Locations
- Germans, Sketch of Persecutiona, Arrival, Trials, etc.
- Trend of Settlements in Cumberland Valley Westward
- Shippensburg a Distributing Point
- Settlements at Falling Spring
- Sketch of Benjamin Chambers
- Other Settlements and Settlers in Various Parts of the county
- List of Taxables in 1851-52
- Mason and Dixon Line.
141 - 159
CHAPTER III. - INDIAN WAR
- Indian Nations Described
- War Between French and English
- Colonies Infolved Braddock's Defeat and its Effects
- Forts Located and Described
- Massacres from 1754 to 1765
- Conflict Between the Civil and Military at Fort Loudoun.
159 - 175
CHAPTER IV. - THE REVOLUTION
 
175 - 190
CHAPTER V. - WHISKY WAR
 
190 - 191
CHAPTER VI. - FRANKLIN COUNTY ORGANIZED.
 
192 - 214
CHAPTER VII. - INTERNAL AFFAIRS
 
214 - 235
CHAPTER VIII. - WAR OF 1812-15
 
235 - 245
CHAPTER IX. - MEXICAN WAR
 
245 - 249
CHAPTER X. - THE PRESS
 
249 - 260
CHAPTER XI. - AGRICULTURE
 
260 - 266
CHAPTER XII. - THE MEDICAL PROFESSION
 
269 - 294
CHAPTER XIII. - EDUCATIONAL AND RELIGIOUS
 
295 - 316
CHAPTER XIV. - POPULAR AGITATIONS AND PHILANTHROPIC REFORMS
 
319 - 331
CHAPTER XV. - THE GREAT REBELLION OF 1861-65
 
332 - 390
CHAPTER XVI. - LAW MAKERS AND LAW INTERPRETERS
 
390 - 422
CHAPTER XVII. - MASTER SPIRITS
- Uses and Abuses of Greatness
- Character of Genius
- Greatness
- Its Elements
- Power of Mothers
- Sketches of Master Spirit: (1) Military, (2) Political, (3) Railroad Managers, (4) Theologians, (5) County Officials, (6) Medical, (5) County Officials, (6) Medical, (7) Educational, (8) Press, (9) Legal
- Franklin County's Roll of Honor
422 - 433
CHAPTER XVIII. - THE COUNTY'S FIRST CENTENNIAL
 
433 - 451
CHAPTER XIX. - BOROUGH OF CHAMBERSBURG
 
451 - 504
CHAPTER XX. - BOROUGH OF MERCERSBURG
- Location
- Settlement
- James Black
- Early Traffic
- Original Plat
- Derivation of Name
- Sketch of Dr. Mercer
- Past and Present Business Interests
- Incorporation
- Prominent Residents
- Birthplace of President Buchanan
- Mercersberg College and Public Schools
- Church History
- Cemetery
- Banks
- Fire Company
- Secret Societies
505 - 530
CHAPTER XXI. - BOROUGH OF WAYNESBORO
- Origin of the Name
- Location
- The Plat
- Original Lot Owners
- Incorporation
- Banks
- Manufactories
- Water-works
- Societies
- Churches
- Temperence Union
- Schools
- Cemetery
- Famous Sewing Machine
530 - 541
CHAPTER XXII. - BOROUGH OF GREENCASTLE
- Site of the Borough
- Ancient Burying Grounds
- Plat of the Town, and First Residents
- Early Reminiscences and Anecdotes
- Old Churches
- Cemeteries and Epitaphs
- Incorporation of Borough
- Its Centennial
- The Turnpike
- Church History
- Cemetery
- The Schools
- Industries
- Burough Officers
- Bank
- Town Hall Company
- Societies
542 - 554
CHAPTER XXIII. - TOWNSHIPS 554 - 614
  ANTRIM - Finished 5/20/2015
- Formation
- Name
- First Settlers
- Early Land Titles
- Old Graveyard Transcriptions
- List of Taxables, 1786
- Early Settlements
- Borough and Villages
- The Mormons    
555
  LURGAN - Finished 5/20/2015
- Formation
- Topography
- Early Land Titles
- List of Taxables, 1786
- The Pomeroys
- Villages
564
  PETERS - Started 5/20/2015
- Name
- Formation
- First Settlers
- Early Land Titles
- List of Taxables, 1786
- Loudon
- Lemasters
- Upton
- Bridgeport
- Cove Gap
567
  GUILFORD - Started 5/20/2015
- Formation
- Name
- Early Land Entries
- List of Taxables
- Manors
- Churches
- Villages
573
  HAMILTON - Started 5/20/2015
- Name, etc.
- Earliest Land Entries
- List of Taxables, 1786
- Cashtown
557
  FANNETT - Started 5/20/2015
- Formation
- The Indians and First Immigrants
- Name
- Early Land Purchases
- Early Land Entries
- List of Taxables, 1786
- Villages
578
  LETTEEKENNY - Started 5/20/2015
- Formation
- Boundary
- Early Settlements
- Earliest Land Titles
- List of Taxables, 1786
- Early School Teachers
- Village
- Churches
583
  WASHINGTON - Started 5/20/2015
- Formation
- Naame
- Early Land Titles
- List of Taxables, 1786
- Villages
588
  MONTGOMERY - Started 5/20/2015
- Formation
- Name
- Early Land Titles
- List of Taxables, 1786
- Villages
591
  SOUTHAMPTON - Started 5/20/2015
- Formation, etc.
- Early Land Entries
- List of Taxables, 1786
- Borough of Orrstown
- Villages
593
  FRANKLIN - Finished 5/20/2015
- Absorption of Township by Chambersburg
- List of Taxables, 1786
596
  GREENE - Started 5/20/2015
- Formation
- Name
- Early Settlements
- Early Land Entries
- Early Reminiscences Greenvillage
- Scotland
- Fayetteville
- Black's Gap
- Smoketown
596
  METAL - Started 5/20/2015
- Boundary
- Formation
- Topography
- Early Settlers
- Early Land Entries
- Prominent First Settlers
- Taxables in 1786
- First Justices of hte Peace
- Villages
- Churches
604
  WARREN - Started 5/20/2015
- Location
- Its Early History
- Name
- Earliest Land Entries
- Early Settlers
- Old Documents
- Churches
607
  ST. THOMAS - Started 5/20/2015
- Formation
- Its Early HIstory
- Name
- Immigration
- Early Land Entries
- Taxables in 1786
- Villages
609
  QUINCY - Started 5/20/2015
- Formation
- Its settlements
- Its Wealth
- Name
- Early Settlers
- Early Land Entries
- Transcriptions from Early Tombstones
- Taxables in 1786
- Villages
611


PART III.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.

  Chambersburg, Borough of 617
  Antrim Township and Borough of Greencastle 700
  Fannett Township 737
  Greene Township 763
  Guilford Township 795
  Hamilton Township 803
  Letterkenny Township 809
  Lurgan Township 817
  Metal Township 834
  Montgomery Township and Borough of Mercersburg 845
  Peters Township 873
  Quincy Township 887
  St. Thomas Township 897
  Southampton Township and Borough of Orrstown 917
  Warren Township 926
  Washington Township and Borough of Waynesboro 927


PORTRAITS.

Alexander, S. C., Rev. 417 Hawbecker, S. Z. 527
Amberson, W. S. 267 Hoke, Jacob 327
Bard, Robert M. 207 Hoover, Daniel 447
Besore, George 167 Keefer, William S. 337
Bonbrake, E. J. 387 Kerlin, P. 437
Brotherton, D. H., Col. 407 Lamaster, J. R. 537
Buhrman, C. H. 497 McDowell, A. B. 357
Carson, James O. 157 McKinstry, William 45
Chambers, George 79 Orr, William 197
Chritzman, H. G., M.D. 477 Rowe, D. Watson 397
Clayton, James H. 367 Rowe, John 217
Crowell, J. B. 277 Sentman, S. L. 227
Davison, J. A. 507 Sharpe, J. McD. 377
Fleming, Archibald 177 Shockey, Daniel 547
Foltz, M. A. 487 Shoemaker, Jno. A. 557
Garver, Samuel 307 Skinner, S. M. 287
Good, Jacob S. 297 Snively, I. N., M.D. 517
Hammond, Lawrence 187 Snively, Joseph 147
Hammond, M. L. 427 Walker, John H., Capt. 457
Harbaugh, H 257 Winger, Joseph 237
Harnish, H. R. 347 Winger, B. F., Col. 467
Hassler, J., Rev. 317 Ziegler, George W. 247
     


MISCELLANEOUS

  Map of Franklin County 10, 11
  Map showing various purchases from Indians 113
  Diagram showing proportionate Annual Production of Anthracite Coal since 1820 118
  Table Showing amount of Anthracite Coal producedin each region since 820 119
  Relief Map of Cumberland Valley 134, 135
     

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