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William Neilson, Pa 1700's
Posted by: K. Hugo (ID *****2500) Date: February 05, 2004 at 19:00:57
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Neilson Family

excerpted from the 1886 book "The History of the Susquehanna & Juniata Valleys" - pages 1085 & 1086 (Centre township section)

"These two tracts of land Dixson sold, December 24, 1788, to William Neilson. He came from Chester County several years previous and kept a tavern at Sterrett's Gap and lived there for several years.......the children of William Neilson were John and Polly. John married Ellen Kerr, a daughter of one of the early settlers, and lived upon the mansion tract and Januray 28, 1800, purchased the half-interest in the estate of his father from his sister Polly who was the wife of William Power, thereby coming into possession of all the William Neilson lands. John and Ellen (Kerr) Neilson had 6 children - William, Mary, Sarah, John(died young), John and Robert.

William married Rebecca Bull and settled on the home farm, Mary became the wife of Samuel Black, Sarah lived unmarried, John married Catharine Bender and settled on the west part of the lands, and Robert married Sarah Ann Gallatin.........Ellen, the only child of William Neilson,... became the wife of the Rev. Samuel Seibert.

Polly Neilson, daughter of William Neilson and sister of John, married William Power, who was a saddler. They lived for a time in the stone house, where he kept a saddler's shop in the northeast corner room of the second storey."

William Power and Polly Neilson are my g-g-g-g-grandparents. Looking for info on the families of Darlington, Bull and Power? Especially the Power family of Landisburg, Perry Co., PA.

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