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William Neilson, Perry/Cumberland Co., PA in 1700's
Posted by: K. Hugo (ID *****2500) Date: January 27, 2004 at 18:26:55
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Searching for descendents of William Neilson who bought two tracts of land 12/24/1788 from James Dixon in Perry County, PA, which prior to 1820 was Cumberland Co.

William's children were John and Polly. John married Ellen Kerr and had 6 children: William, Mary, Sarah, John (died young), John and Robert.

William the son married Rebecca Bull. Mary married Samuel Black. Sarah was single. John married Catharine Bender and Robert married Sarah Ann Gallatin. Ellen, the only child of William Neilson married Rev. Samuel Seibert.

Would like info on Polly Neilson married to William Power in 1793, who "at one time was the largest landowner in Perry County."

William Power had a sister named Jane who married John Elliot in 1791.

Information is from "The History of the Susquehanna & Juniata Valleys" - pages 1085, 1086 and the PA Archives.


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