Category : Locations

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Some Berwick, Adams County, Pennsylvania postcards. These are all in the public domain so you may use them in any way you like.
The First Residents of Jamestown
In 2015 I visited Jamestown, Virginia, and was particularly interested in the first inhabitants of the town. I found this list while I was there. At the time I was looking into Samuel Jordan, who is not on this list and turns out to be a later resident of the town, and who also turns …
0051 - Main Boating Landing, Pymatuning
My husband’s great-grandfather, Frank L. Fay, was a Pennsylvania state senator from 1926 to 1934. In 1929 he was instrumental in pushing through legislation to fund the creation of the Pymatuning dam. The Pymatuning Dam is located on the Shenango River in near the Crawford-Mercer County line in western Pennsylvania, about 17 miles from the …
Couches Creek Topographic Map
My ancestor, Edward Jordan, secured a grant for 654 acres of land along Couches Creek in the newly formed Lunenburg County, Virginia, in 1748. In 1720, Thomas Couch, Sr., received a land grant in Brunswick County (now Lunenburg County, formed in 1746) along what is known today as Couches Creek. Couches Creek Zip code: 23952 …
Archer Jordan (1770-1835) Grave Marker
The Old Jordan Cemetery is located at Triune, Williamson County, Tennessee. Triune is an unincorporated community in eastern Williamson County, Tennessee, approximately halfway between Franklin and Murfreesboro. The community is located along the Wilson Branch of the Harpeth River. The intersection of former local roads State Route 96 (Murfreesboro Road) and the concurrency of U.S. …
A Treasury of Kith and Kin was researched and compiled by genealogy researcher Wilma Vaughan Chunn from 1971 to 1979. In it she covers part of my Jordan line of Virginia and Tennessee. This book appears to be out of print but a copy exists at the Rutherford County Library in Tennessee. A kind relative …
Gibson County Courthouse, Trenton, TN
Gibson County in West Tennessee, one of the state’s three “grand divisions,” was created in 1832 from the Chickasaw Indian Cession, and is named in honor of John H. Gibson. My third great-grandfather, William Jordan, lived there from around 1820 until his death in 1863. Located approximately halfway between Nashville and Memphis, Gibson’s county seat …
1832 Map of Tennessee, Columbia, TN, Matthew Rhea
Many of the ancestors on my father’s side (Smith, Hurt, Lannom, Jordan) were from Tennessee so it’s helpful to be able to consult vintage maps to determine which counties and towns were in existence at a particular time. Here are some of the ones I’ve found for Tennessee.
Turner's Mill, 2018
Joseph Turner built his 30 foot by 40 foot limestone grist mill with 18 inch thick walls on property once owned by colonist Benjamin Ring along “Ye Great Road to Nottingham” in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Using stone from earlier mills along Harvey’s Run, a nearby creek that runs parallel to today’s U.S. Route 1 and …
Americans Holding their Ground at the Battle of Brandywine
On September 11, 1777, the hamlet of Chadds Ford played host to one of the largest and deadliest battles of the American Revolutionary War, today called the Battle of Brandywine. An estimated 29,000 British and American troops gathered at the fledgling town populated mostly by peaceful Quakers. Britain’s campaign for 1777 was to split off …
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