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Early Settlers, Petition for a New State: PA
Posted by: Sheryl Williams (ID *****7003) Date: April 20, 2009 at 09:15:40
In Reply to: Early Settlers of Fayette, Washington & Greene Cos, PA by Sheryl Williams of 11444


History: Local: Early Settlers, Petition for a New State: Fayette, Washington & Greene Cos, PA
http://files.usgwarchives.org/pa/fayette/history/local/earlysett01.txt

PETITION FOR A NEW STATE

(List alphabetized from "The Ten Mile Country and Its Pioneer Families").
Fayette, Washington & Greene Co PA and Ohio & Monongalia Co VA

(From an original petition for a new state located in the
Library of Congress. No date on document. Papers of the Continental
Congress No 48, Folios 251-6, pages 89-96). The names in this petition,
which is not dated, seem at times to be taken from the militia rolls,
and if circulated after 1780 contains names of persons deceased or
moved from the district. There is no attempt to conceal the fact that
the signatures were written by the prime agitators of the movement as
many of those names which appear here could only make their mark.


Patrick Burnes

Andrew Burns

Andrew Burns

James Burns

James Burns

John Burns

Pierce Burns



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